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Women's World Cup 2019

JudithB

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No it didn't. But we have a brilliant women's team that we were beaten by the Number One team in the world.

I see girls playing at under nines/tens every week and they are just as capable. Indeed some are more more capable.

I took my team to a tournament last week and as you can imagine they come up against a lot of the same teams. One of them had the most amazing female goalkeeper. She's on Chelseas under ten books.

My boys were like "oh man we won't win this because she's amazing".

I liked that because at that age they don't worry about gender, race or anything else.

But I still want want my boys to stick four past her!
That is amazing to hear. I help coach a boys team and my friend's husband coaches the girls. At the moment they are still equal and often play each othe. Personally I think this world cup made a big difference. When they hit puberty the boys begin to out run the girls etc., usually the girls become despondent. For this cohort of girls they have victory to now aim for and I am hopeful this will snowball for future generations of girls.
 

littlebabyjesus

one of Maxwell's demons
That is amazing to hear. I help coach a boys team and my friend's husband coaches the girls. At the moment they are still equal and play each other very often. Personally I think this world cup made a big difference. When they hit puberty and the boys out run the girls etc., usually the girls become dispondent. For this cohort of girls they have victory to now aim for and I am hopeful this will snowball for future generations of girls.
Women's football is growing very quickly. This will only help. More premiership teams funding women's pro teams would help. Man United didn't have a women's team until last year, for instance. Given how much money these clubs have, it's virtually nothing to them to chuck a few hundred grand at a women's team. They should all be doing it.
 

JudithB

Well-Known Member
Women's football is growing very quickly. This will only help. More premiership teams funding women's pro teams would help. Man United didn't have a women's team until last year, for instance. Given how much money these clubs have, it's virtually nothing to them to chuck a few hundred grand at a women's team. They should all be doing it.
We all know they should. I am crossing fingers and (quite amazingly despite crossed fingers) typing out emails to every contact I have to quietly suggest much what you have said. It is not the first time we have tried. But we didn't have these girls AND BBC coverage before this year.
 

littlebabyjesus

one of Maxwell's demons
We all know they should. I am crossing fingers and (quite amazingly despite crossed fingers) typing out emails to every contact I have to quietly suggest much what you have said. It is not the first time we have tried. But we didn't have these girls AND BBC coverage before this year.
There is still resistance. It's incredible to think that the FA banned women from playing at FA grounds until as recently as 1971! that after women's football was HUGE, and I mean HUGE, gates of 50,000+ in the years immediately after WW1.
 

brixtonblade

Well-Known Member
Women's football is growing very quickly. This will only help. More premiership teams funding women's pro teams would help. Man United didn't have a women's team until last year, for instance. Given how much money these clubs have, it's virtually nothing to them to chuck a few hundred grand at a women's team. They should all be doing it.
I think the fact that so many mens clubs now run wonens teams (and where they had them before have increased priority / focus) has definitely helped. It normalises the womens game for people that have always followed a club and it becomes part of the normal background... loads of clubs feature men and women players when they launch new kits for instance and it makes it less noteworthy that women play too
 

Wilf

Slouching towards Billingham
Better team won, USA fitter, more composed and all that. Same time Yanks were lucky (in a way). As well as the offside goal, near own goal and the penalty miss (which would have been a goal without the micro-trip) there were a good few situations where we failed to thread through a pass for a forward to run onto. Another way of saying that is that we just didn't have the quality (other clichés are available), but still...

Can't quite define why, but I find the England Women's version of positive thinking togetherness less annoying than the men's. Sorry Gareth.
 

Wilf

Slouching towards Billingham
Oh and was anybody else annoyed by that strange comb forward on the side of Neville's haircut?
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
We had to watch on catch up cos of my sisters bloody birthday meal. When some bloke she works with added the score (1-1 at that point) to the list of things to celebrate he almost got lynched.

Catching up....that was by far the most entertaining and quality match of this tournament and of almost any women's football match I've seen. Even as a Tranmere fan who wants Liverpool to win everything else,I'd much rather watch this match again than either our Wembley win or their Champions League victory. The improvement in skill levels over the last eight years is phenomenal. It's crazy, almost as if, if you give women the same training and support as men,they'll be just as good!!!!!

The thing I don't get is fitness levels. It's why the USA are way ahead. And it's why Liverpool became so goodin the late sixties - because they recognised being fit enough to play 95 minutes of a 90 minute game will give you a massive advantage. But the knackerdness of the England squad shone through at the end. Should be simple to sort, though I suppose it has to start much sooner in a woman's career than is possible anywhere but the States.

The really bad thing about this World Cup....I am starting to like Phil Neville.
 

Maltin

Well-Known Member
Oh, and Ellen White certainly should be, and could well be the first women's £1,000,000 player
What is this meant to mean? Transfer value? Wages? Sponsorship? Total transfer fees last year for around 700 players only amounted to £450,000. Not sure what the record fee is.
 
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Monkeygrinder's Organ

Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager
The thing I don't get is fitness levels. It's why the USA are way ahead. And it's why Liverpool became so goodin the late sixties - because they recognised being fit enough to play 95 minutes of a 90 minute game will give you a massive advantage. But the knackerdness of the England squad shone through at the end. Should be simple to sort, though I suppose it has to start much sooner in a woman's career than is possible anywhere but the States.
It's the college system isn't it. It's huge in the US and iirc it's a legal requirement that women's facilities match the men's. I expect most if not all of the US team have come through that system so they've had a lot of specialist fitness training that players from other countries won't have had access to. In the men's game here the clubs pick up players very young and fill in that gap but I don't think the resources are there in the women's game.

I'm not sure it's that simple to sort out tbh, as you say it needs to start quite early. They mentioned during the game yesterday how hard England's players had worked to catch up on that side but you need a system that works for every potential player who might possibly make the team in a few years, not just those at the top end.
 
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