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Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Rather than bump the World Cup thread.

England currently playing Germany in the SheBelieves cup, 75 mins in and just conceded an own goal equaliser. Moments earlier conceded a goal which was disallowed for offside, very questionable in my opinion.

Oh dear, rocking a bit...
 

mx wcfc

Well-Known Member
That's one of those "likes" that isn't actually a "like" more a "ffs" :facepalm::mad::eek::mad:
and who do we think the next Lionesses Manager will be?
 

Wilf

Slouching towards Billingham
That's one of those "likes" that isn't actually a "like" more a "ffs" :facepalm::mad::eek::mad:
and who do we think the next Lionesses Manager will be?
Ditto. To be honest though, my guess is he will stick the job out at least enough to fail on football grounds. The FA have had their annual quota of stupid misogynist incidents and will want to avoid him leaving straight away. Mind, we could have said that about pretty much any of their recent scandals.

Fucking hell, a matter of days after they start, cynically, going on about positive action with regard to ethnicity, they appoint a bloke with no experience of women's football or indeed management. What coaching experience he has is under 2 failing club managers. And he didn't even apply. :facepalm: Maybe the FA are under some kind of inverse Ancient Mariner curse, where they are compelled to set an example of outright stupidity each day.
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Perhaps not for very long. There's a reason why he deleted his twitter account today.

Jeeeeeeeesus :facepalm:
a bloke with no experience of women's football or indeed management. What coaching experience he has is under 2 failing club managers. And he didn't even apply. :facepalm:
It really is a fucking bizarre appointment. I caught a glance at some commentary that was saying something along the lines of he's a relatively high profile figure, certainly compared to Powell and Sampson, and that may get more people paying attention to the women's game.

As if it's one or the other - qualified or with a profile. Off the top of my head I can't think of someone who fits both, but that's only because I haven't conducted investigations and interviews and it's not my full-time job to do it. Not entirely sure what the FA's excuse is...
 

Wilf

Slouching towards Billingham
Jeeeeeeeesus :facepalm:
It really is a fucking bizarre appointment. I caught a glance at some commentary that was saying something along the lines of he's a relatively high profile figure, certainly compared to Powell and Sampson, and that may get more people paying attention to the women's game.

As if it's one or the other - qualified or with a profile. Off the top of my head I can't think of someone who fits both, but that's only because I haven't conducted investigations and interviews and it's not my full-time job to do it. Not entirely sure what the FA's excuse is...
I'm waiting to see if he comes out with the 'bantz defence' when somebody finally manages to put a microphone in his face over the tweets. It will be a measure of the FA's expensive PR consultants to see if they've come up with another word. I'm guessing the B word is still in his lexicon. They may have a go at using 'light hearted', or, if he really wants to make it worse, 'my wife will tell you that...'.
 

DotCommunist

slowtime
Seems to me like there was a period where everyone, even the high profile people, thought twitter was just the internets (which it is) and what you say on the internet with a can in your hand doesn't eve come back. Hence mass deletions in these more modern times. You saw it with Toby Young. Hoist by hs own twitter.
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Any sane person in the public eye is surely now cleaning up their social media profiles for this sort of stuff?
I'm waiting to see if he comes out with the 'bantz defence' when somebody finally manages to put a microphone in his face over the tweets. It will be a measure of the FA's expensive PR consultants to see if they've come up with another word. I'm guessing the B word is still in his lexicon. They may have a go at using 'light hearted', or, if he really wants to make it worse, 'my wife will tell you that...'.
"Locker room tal... wait, no..."
 

Wilf

Slouching towards Billingham
'You know all that stuff about respect, that stuff about taking women seriously, that stuff about abuse? You do remember getting torn apart at the Parliamentary Committee don't you? You are aware that your next moves will be closely scrutini...'
- I KNOW, LET'S APPOINT PHIL NEVILLE!'
 

Wilf

Slouching towards Billingham
Get's better, the FA apparently knew about the tweets before appointing him:
FA knew of Phil Neville tweets before making him England women’s manager

I see he's gone with this defence, straight out of the apologetic misogynist playbook:

“Following comments made a number of years ago I would like to clarify that they were not and are not a true and genuine reflection of either my character or beliefs, and would like to apologise.”
... pretty much, 'As a 41 year old, I no longer believe in the shite I came out with as a 35 year old - can I keep my job?'.
 

cybershot

Well-Known Member
Any sane person in the public eye is surely now cleaning up their social media profiles for this sort of stuff?
"Locker room tal... wait, no..."
There’s a website specifically aimed at politicians that keeps a log of the tweets they have deleted.

If there isn’t one already that is doing the same thing for celebrities/sports people or even every single twitter account. There will be soon.
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Phil Neville: England women's boss denies he is sexist

Neville said:
"I had to apologise, I didn't like the words used"
If you'd used different words but offered the same sentiment, it would still be bullshit.
Neville said:
"I'm qualified for the job, I have a [coaching] Pro Licence.
Pretty sure that's the bare fucking minimum.
Neville said:
"I've worked at elite level. I've worked abroad. Some of the players are world class. I'm best qualified for this job."
Fuck off, are you. Just get to absolute fuck.
The former defender has only ever managed one game - at Salford City, a team he co-owns
"best qualified".
Asked if he had ever watched a women's football match, he said: "I've seen Man City women's games, Valencia women's games.
Not any... England games?

This doesn't get any better :facepalm: :(
 

big eejit

She looks like Alan Gilzean
I heard Neville digging himself deeper on Radio 5 interview earlier.

Repeatedly claiming he was 'the best man for the job'.

Er, that's the problem though Phil. Are you the best person for the job?

And explaining with Trump-like exaggeration that he'd been through a 7 or 8 hour interview for the role. What 7 or 8? And what did you talk about after the first 30 minutes?

He'd obviously been briefed by some PR firm on what to say and how to say it. But poor old Phil is PR proof.
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Neville's first game in charge, currently winning 4-0 against France.

(For the avoidance of doubt, I am not giving him very much credit for this scoreline :p )
 

skyscraper101

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As someone who's become pretty tired of the mens game with all the crooks, millionaires, bantz, bravado and cry baby feigning of injuries, the womens game seems more attractive to me by the day.
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
I haven't been to a live match yet, but certainly feels like the football and the community that follows it is more the focus of the women's game.
 
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