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Liamdowski >will sniff glue for Anouk Hoogendijk 2,157 pts

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Seano 568 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Seano

Also, Leah Williamson is boss.

I made a point about this when it was the women's world cup. Watching grown men roll around on the floor is one of the worst things about the 'modern game'.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Ix Techau

Well if the ladies had the same resources and possibilities as the men...

Steps to get women's football up to standard:

  1. Girls and boys should play mixed all the way up to puberty (and perhaps beyond), as boys have no physical advantage over girls until they start growing hair on their tiny little balls. This would mean girls have the same resources and opportunities to learn technique at the same pace and level as the boys.

  2. Have the women participate in the normal league structure with men. Arsenal Ladies would have no problem competing in men's fourth or fifth division. It would be impossible for them to ever reach the Premier League, but so what...it's impossible for Boreham Wood too, and they're not complaining about things being unfair.

Seano 568 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Seano

I have nothing against women's football.

We played men vs women Saturday night after a BBQ and a couple of bevs....

Women are strong/dangerous/reckless in the tackles...won the ball back more times off me than I care to admit.

But really what Women's football needs is more media attention, if young girls don't see women playing football then they wont want to in school.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Ix Techau

But really what Women's football needs is more media attention, if young girls don't see women playing football then they wont want to in school.

I think the first thing it needs is for the women to get better technique, which comes with starting at a younger age and getting the same opportunities as the boys in the same age group. The reason women's football is so frustrating to watch, even at its highest level, is the sloppiness of play.

Seano 568 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Seano

I think the first thing it needs is for the women to get better technique, which comes with starting at a younger age and getting the same opportunities as the boys in the same age group. The reason women's football is so frustrating to watch, even at its highest level, is the sloppiness of play.

I agree, but unless it is forced in schools then, and I am only speaking from my experience of doing up to A Level in PE, girls tend to avoid football. There are some that play but there was never enough for a full team.

Liamdowski Staff 2,157 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Liamdowski

Well if the ladies had the same resources and possibilities as the men...

I agree. It's interesting to note the balance between men and women's football in the US just down to the fact that the market share is bigger for women's football and men's football is cut into by Football/Baseball/Basketball/BASEketball.

Girls and boys should play mixed all the way up to puberty (and perhaps beyond), as boys have no physical advantage over girls until they start growing hair on their tiny little balls. This would mean girls have the same resources and opportunities to learn technique at the same pace and level as the boys.

Agreed. Also, what hairs?

Have the women participate in the normal league structure with men. Arsenal Ladies would have no problem competing in men's fourth or fifth division. It would be impossible for them to ever reach the Premier League, but so what...it's impossible for Boreham Wood too, and they're not complaining about things being unfair.

You can't say boys have no physical advantage over girls until puberty and then advocate for mixed gender leagues. It won't happen. I think mixed gender football can work, but it needs to be teams of both genders, not individual male/female outfits.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,276 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Ix Techau

You can't say boys have no physical advantage over girls until puberty and then advocate for mixed gender leagues. It won't happen. I think mixed gender football can work, but it needs to be teams of both genders, not individual male/female outfits.

Well let me clarify. Pre-puberty boys have no advantage over girls. When boys hit puberty they become stronger and more aggressive due to testosterone shooting through the roof. This is when the genders should be separated, because if a team has mixed genders at that stage the girls will always be at a disadvantage and the boys will be picked over them due to simple biology.

But in most of the world we have a multi-tiered league system that is built upon skill and resources. If you don't have much of either, you play in the lower leagues. If you have one or both, you climb the tables. There is no reason why women couldn't participate in that structure.

As I said, if that means the best women's team in the world (Arsenal, obviously) plays in Conference South, so what. It's not some patriarchy doing that, it's just how the league system works. They have just as much chance of going into the top divisions as Boreham Wood, it has nothing to do with gender.

I would love to see mixed gender teams, but it's unrealistic to think that women would stand a chance being picked over men when so much is at stake. This could only happen if the rules were enforced so you had to play at least three women in the starting XI or something like that, but who wants that. No one.

Seano 568 pts
Posted over 5 years ago by Seano

Also, Leah Williamson is boss.

I made a point about this when it was the women's world cup. Watching grown men roll around on the floor is one of the worst things about the 'modern game'.

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