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    I finally watched a bit of a game yesterday , crowd sounded like a schoolboy international crowd and the commentary was awful. I was mainly doing other things so wasn’t really watching ,just listening so it would be unfair to comment on the actual football but did notice a few occasions where men would have tackled harder to prevent break aways. The commentary was awful especially when commenting on refs, even suggesting the ref was partisan towards the Spanish which was unprofessional to say the least and I eventually shut it down when I heard “She’s been the best version of herself ”
    Were any games commented on by men ?

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    Jonatahn Pearce was on and was bloody dreadful.

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    He must have photos of a BBC director, he’s so bad and always has been. I just hate his voice

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    My Wife who is not a footie fan only rates Kelly Somers. The rest she cannot stand – Eilidh Barbour and Robyn Cowen her pet hates. They shout constantly and just don’t shut up delivering so much rubbish ! Then we have pronunciation or should we say lack of it ! Who are Totnum ? Then we have the classic – Sit EEE. But the one who beats all is Ms Fara Williams – at times impossible to understand a word !

    The best team won because they didn’t believe their press.

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    Yes the best team did win but the Lioness’s have had a remarkable 15 months or so, becoming European Champions and reaching a first ever World Cup Final has to be applauded and the knock on effect for girls and women’s football in this country is going to be immense. I find many commentators on both men’s and women’s football intensely annoying from stating the bleeding obvious to bringing up just absolute drivel so I will leave it at that. What puts football into perspective was perfectly illustrated with the Spanish captain scoring a wonderful winning goal, then being told after becoming a world champion that her seriously ill father had past away a couple of days earlier back in Spain. Love and peace to her and the family.

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    The best team win because on the day, they were the better team. Probably throughout the tournament tbh. Nothing to do with not believing their press, just a class side

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    They have made 3 semis in a row, won the Euros. They have demonstrated their ability and done the nation proud. In the men’s game we have always had a tenuous claim to be a juggernaut, having little success to justify it. However, in the women’s game we have justification to look at ourselves as a favourite, along with USA, Germany, Spain and Sweden.

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    Well played! – Adieu now to you, Spanish Ladies.

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    Just goes to show football is more important than life or death.Echo the sentiments for her and her family.

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    Never watch tv games with the sound on anyway, so don’t have a view on the commentators, but as an aside on this something that did strike me was that if it had been a men’s tournament the pubs, clubs and shopping centres would have been awash with England flags.

    Not one did I see (around here at least). Probably because most of the flag-shaggers are blokes!

    #269981
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    Just goes to show the lack of interest in the competition, even Nike unashamedly didn’t make a goalie shirt available due to previous sales of women’s shirts.

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    12 million viewing figures say otherwise.

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    250% more watched the Men’s Euro final,and in 2022 the same amount 12.6m watched LFC Vs Real on BT in the champions league final it has a long way to go bearing in mind it was on 2 free to air channels

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    I never claimed it was on the same level of popularity as the men’s game. Interest is clearly growing though, and it is getting higher figures than Wimbledon finals (men and women). This shows interest.

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    that interest is in part driven by the BBCs licence fee being under constant pressure and women’s football being far more accessible pricewise for them. It’s still a big influence in the UK despite Tories trying to kill it. They give it equal billing which annoys in a way.
    When I see “premier league scores” I am still surprised to see women’s football when I click on the link, especially as the women’s league is called the The FA Women’s Super

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    I don’t know why you’re trying to deride women having football of their own. No-one’s forcing people to watch it, so BBC drives or not, it shows that people are interested when it gets some decent figures for the big event.

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    The truth is people need to be presented with something to watch, I’d like to hope MPs don’t like Murdoch when snivelling around him ,it’s because they need coverage and this is the same
    I have to say, I didn’t think much to the football I have seen from the women’s game so far. They are trying to play the right way though but it just misses a certain spark.

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    Bearing in mind that fifty years ago the women weren’t even allowed by the FA to play on professional grounds in this country, their rise has been quite dramatic particularly in recent years. The crowd of 75000 to witness the Australia v England semi final shows the women’s game is on the march and quite right too. Why some guys feel the need to compare the men’s and women’s game is beyond me, there will always be a difference physicality wise but so what , the women deserve their place at the football table and their game will continue to grow and prosper. No need to fear it guys or feel threatened, there is plenty of room for a successful women’s game in domestic and world football.

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    there’s nothing to fear,I am sure there’s people wanting to watch it I just don’t. I am preferring non league grounds at the moment and I find a crowd of 60-100 more fun

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    I’m sure crowds at non league grounds of 60-100 have their own special place sometimes but for me the atmosphere created with over 3400 fans at GP against Darlington last Tuesday evening was more to my taste. There was a real buzz back in the old place again and long may it continue.

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    Definitely not worth it with all the baggage they bring with them, didn’t watch a single game but inundated on news channels and still are, players not getting paid the same as men, bonuses, “periods” which ment the England team couldn’t play in the white shirts, and now the kissing incident opening a can of worms demands for more women on boards of men’s teams, why not just totally split from the different FAs and go it alone. They have brought absolutely zilch to the table.

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    I think the ” kissing incident” as you describe it just sums up what some men still don’t get about modern day sport and how it is moving forward, whilst the Spanish dinosaur who will be shortly removed from his post by Spanish Government pressure will find out exactly how it is moving forward.

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    I think AWG is one of them, IA. God forbid women want to be treated as worthy equals,not inferiors for men to demean or harass as they please.

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    I was talked into watching 2 games at the recent WWC and to be honest both were crap.. enjoyed the banter beer n burger and it helped being in Hooters so there were plenty of vest wearing distractions of the shapely and top wobbly variety (can i say that) but as far as womens football goes IMO is total gash

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    It’s football IA, how many times have I mentioned jumping up and down and give NI an hug at a game ya never know a kiss as well (and it won’t mean I’m gay) being there done it it’s football no fuss.

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    It’s a good job we are watching the pinnacle of football in the NLN.

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    IMO … the current Scunny side would beat the England womens team comfortably.

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    Yes, because male athletes are capable of greater physicality because of biology. I don’t think this detracts from enjoyment or appreciating sporting prowess among women.

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    Yes, because male athletes are capable of greater physicality because of biology. I don’t think this detracts from enjoyment or appreciating sporting prowess among women.

    Agree .. but i dont wanna get into a trans gender argument like Piers Morgan , lets just say due to biology men can perform some tasks better than women whilst women are way better at some other things like ironing, cleaning and even have some attributes that can and quite often do turn men crazy to the point they loose all control ……….of their credit card.

    I really like women they are smashing creatures , i have one myself and shes quite lovely and makes a cracking apple crumble.

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    I am not going into the trans debate here either. I wouldn’t say cleaning or ironing are skills inherent for women, but biology clearly differs for things like sport.

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