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« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2021, 21:04:00 pm »

Sounds about right BOTN.
I once briefly worked for a sportswear manufacturer and did the trade shows for them (not sure I know the difference between an expo and a trade show tbh so we might not be talking of the same type of event here) but the main highlight of the week back then was the after show 'show' normally involving ladies who would take their clothes off to music. Grin
I don't suppose they do that sort of thing now, do they?!

That sounds like my kind of Expo CJ.
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« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2021, 21:07:37 pm »

What a shame that a thread that should be celebrating a highly successful, hard working and talented womens side should be spoilt by pages of pointless debate and argument most of which by old men who have barely if ever seen the side play.

The womens setup is full of some of the most hard working individuals I've ever met in amateur football.  The success on the pitch and the profile off the pitch has been massively elevated in recent years through pure hard work and commitment and is a real success story that is nowhere near finished yet.

The results while impressive are on occasions pretty one sided but that's because the side through no fault of their own are playing at a level below that in which they should be.

I know for a fact they would love to play every home match at Sixfields and that is their ambition however they also know they have to earn that right both on the pitch through performances and off the pitch through support/profile.  I hope they achieve everything they are aiming for and all of us as supporters of the club should be immensely proud of what they have and will achieve in the future.
Serious question then Hammer.
Do you think there is any misogyny attaching in having women participate in a sport on the condition it's separately and apart from men? That's one step up from preventing women from participating in a sport at all as was the persuasion in the Victorian times but don't you think single sex sport is a little repressive and illiberal towards ladies in these modern times?
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« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2021, 21:19:13 pm »

What you fail to grasp is the obvious. It is an opinion, not a statement of fact. Therefore does not require re-inforcement with stats or some of Melly's business accumen.
If I could be bothered to do some more acurate figures it would be because I would be passing them on to someone who could make a decision.

This Forum is full of opinions and/or statements or even so called facts. So as you included or mentioned reduced admission and refreshment charges; I thought it was fair to consider how you would achieve your aims and objectives in pursuing these admirable proposals. Presumably money would have to come from somewhere?
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« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2021, 22:49:43 pm »

I like womenís football for several reasons. They tend not to feign injury. They are fast (especially at the top level), very skilful and competitive. For the youngsters the players are a lot more accessible. My daughter knows many of the England players, has several photos with most of them, been mascot at internationals, gets birthday messages etc. Itís also a lot cheaper to attend at any level. There are a couple of obvious differencesÖ.the keepers are no where near as proficient, often due to height and players generally canít strike the ball as hard.

Suggestions of mixing are daft though, the same as Emma Raducanu facing Andy Murray at Wimbledon. The integration of transgender athletes is controversial enough.

I doubt womenís football will ever get close to the mens game in money or popularity but it definitely has its place, helped massively by the England Ladies in the last decade.
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« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2021, 08:04:23 am »

Iím not sure about the restrictions within any league. But this is my opinion.

If you want to compete, or show that you can compete on a level footing, then enter the current league/non league structure and work youíre way up. It is just as discriminatory and patronising, to offer something to a womenís team, that you would not afford anyone at their level. Plus by putting yourself in the current male league structure, you offer yourself up for integrated teams.

It is absolutely imperative that all people, regardless of any characteristic is offered the same chance. I would do away with womanís gold, womenís tennis, in fact any sport where women say they want to compete on a level playing field. But I will say one thing. Donít be so sure that would be met with the acceptance that some think it would be.
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« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2021, 11:55:25 am »

I like women’s football for several reasons. They tend not to feign injury. They are fast (especially at the top level), very skilful and competitive. For the youngsters the players are a lot more accessible. My daughter knows many of the England players, has several photos with most of them, been mascot at internationals, gets birthday messages etc. It’s also a lot cheaper to attend at any level. There are a couple of obvious differences….the keepers are no where near as proficient, often due to height and players generally can’t strike the ball as hard.

Suggestions of mixing are daft though, the same as Emma Raducanu facing Andy Murray at Wimbledon. The integration of transgender athletes is controversial enough.

I doubt women’s football will ever get close to the mens game in money or popularity but it definitely has its place, helped massively by the England Ladies in the last decade.

You are obviously not old enough to remember Billie Jean King vs Bobby Riggs.
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« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2021, 12:01:35 pm »

This Forum is full of opinions and/or statements or even so called facts. So as you included or mentioned reduced admission and refreshment charges; I thought it was fair to consider how you would achieve your aims and objectives in pursuing these admirable proposals. Presumably money would have to come from somewhere?

To be honest at the moment I don't have the time to look into it in depth.
Though I will keep it in mind as something to while away the dark evenings.
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« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2021, 12:19:38 pm »

You are obviously not old enough to remember Billie Jean King vs Bobby Riggs.

She won relatively easily against a hyped up guy who was not very good. What impressed me was BJK kind and warm remarks when he passed away. They actually became friends and recalled fond memories of their match. Decent woman able to forgive and move on.
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« Reply #68 on: November 18, 2021, 18:32:22 pm »

She won relatively easily against a hyped up guy who was not very good. What impressed me was BJK kind and warm remarks when he passed away. They actually became friends and recalled fond memories of their match. Decent woman able to forgive and move on.



World number one 3 times, won Wimbledon, US Open and French Open. I'd say he was a bit more than a "hyped up guy who was not very good".
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« Reply #69 on: November 18, 2021, 18:57:52 pm »


World number one 3 times, won Wimbledon, US Open and French Open. I'd say he was a bit more than a "hyped up guy who was not very good".

True, but Riggs was 55 and BJK was 30, which has to be taken into account as well.
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« Reply #70 on: November 18, 2021, 19:04:30 pm »

True, but Riggs was 55 and BJK was 30, which has to be taken into account as well.

He probably didnít serve at 130 MPH
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« Reply #71 on: November 18, 2021, 19:16:09 pm »


World number one 3 times, won Wimbledon, US Open and French Open. I'd say he was a bit more than a "hyped up guy who was not very good".

Riggs v BJK 1973  Bobby Riggs was 55 and BJK was 29  not surprisingly BJK won convincingly in 6-3 in 3 sets. Riggs had a reputation as a showman, often promoting himself. He was also a prominent play between '39 - '47. Earlier he had walloped Margaret Court (35yr)

Nevertheless after her victory she warmly commended Riggs for his efforts and they both remained on good terms until Riggs death in 1995. Both had a sense of humour!

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