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@27 juansheet. Well said, you put it better than I could. And yes, I've given up watching mens footie years ago owing to the thuggish and unsporting behaviour on pitch. They are basically cheating if and when they can. So far the women's game is purer and played with joy (mostly). They don't act up but play on. I fear this could all change if too much money comes into the game, a sad irony.
@29 serve and enjoy, yes of course. I agree with most of that. But there's enough interest in the women's game to justify some good coverage, even some in earlier time slots when a younger audience might watch Your second point is only partly true: one can encourage an interest in anything by publicising it. Or to reverse this, how would anyone know about something which was not covered?
@26 FOSOWhat do you think drives these scheduling decisions exactly? Do you think it’s just TV executives making arbritary decisions? They’re market and ratings driven. I guarantee if millions of women tuned in to watch women’s football things would change. But they don’t. You can’t engineer interest or force people to like something just because you show more of it.
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If it wasn't for the womens game,I wouldn't watch any football these days.I've no desire to watch zillionaire robots with unpronounceable names and bad haircuts subsidised by foreign criminals.The womens game,for the moment at least,is a return to the true spirit of the game.
@24 Insight. The answer is clear, as you know. Women in most sports could not compete on the same basis so it's a question only raised to cause false controversy. But that doesn't mean women only sports are not worth watching for their own merits. For those who want mens football, I note we have three hours tonight, steam rolling out other programs, and NO women's football show last night.
I'm intrigued that the anti women's game posters are bothering to write here. Why waste your time if you aren't interested? Just get on with your own game and leave us our tiny spot on TV. An irregular late night half hour: not too much to ask compared with the hundreds of hours on the mens game, plus ENDless newspaper coverage with gurning apes.
Is gender segregation at sports necessary? Why is there never any discussion on why there are separate gender competitions in sport? Men and women aren't segregated in the workplace, so why in sport? Is one gender supposed to be better than another at sport or are there other reasons for segregation? Should adults be treated as individuals with respect to ability rather than assumptions made?
I demand to know why the bbc hasn't given equal billing to a section devoted to gender neutral, flexitarian, unusual testosterone levels, vegetable and fungi footie.
The more women's football the better. It means those irritating women commentators on men's football can do their bit for sister solidarity and report on those games.Somehow I don't think the offer will be taken up. I wonder why?
Owing to the loss of live coverage to the likes of Sky etc of all the top sports the bbc seem intent on flogging this dead horse ad nauseum. By by all means cover a bit of the women's world cup in a highlights package but this domestic stuff is an utter shambolic pile of ordure not even worthy of Shropshire village league 3.
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