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There was a separate women's FA for a long time.  I think that was because the FA wouldn't sanction women's matches.  Whether they had any moral objection or just couldn't be bothered I'm not sure.

 

Excellent results for the British women's teams in the Champions League yesterday, including Glasgow City taking a 2-2 draw in Belgium.

 

Big fan of Glasgow City.  Good to see some British clubs at least not be dependent on a men's set-up.

 

The lame excuse was men considered women's football a health hazard for the ladies. Furthermore, the women's game was gaining in popularity, much to the annoyance of those charged with running the sport. 

 

Women's football first took off in the late 19th century, only to be ridiculed. With women shedding the apron strings to help in the war effort, as well as many men on active service, it briefly took off again. Dick Kerr's Ladies actually toured France and North America. The FA at the time were not amused and sent out a strong message to the football authorities in Canada and the US not to play matches against them. Canada didn't offer as much as a cordial welcome, although the US did play three matches against Dick Kerr's Ladies. There was a shock in store though as all the US players were men. The ladies did put up a good show, winning one match, drawing another while losing one. That was that though and women's football then declined somewhat. 

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Is that girl who was on John Cravens Newsround still playing? 

 

Gregory's Girl?

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Gregory's Girl?

No, some girl in the 70's who joined a lads team. Bless her, she was trying to play football. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My lad's girlfriend's daughter is the only girl playing in an under-elevens for boys, and quite good. One guy on Saturday shouted out to his son "Yer playing like a girl". On pointing out that Courtney was playing well, he looked rather sheepish.  ;)

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There was a separate women's FA for a long time.  I think that was because the FA wouldn't sanction women's matches.  Whether they had any moral objection or just couldn't be bothered I'm not sure.

 

Excellent results for the British women's teams in the Champions League yesterday, including Glasgow City taking a 2-2 draw in Belgium.

 

Big fan of Glasgow City.  Good to see some British clubs at least not be dependent on a men's set-up.

Yes, City have been successful. I thought they might have been in trouble when you-know-who set up women's sides but they seem to have survived reasonably well.

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Yes, City have been successful. I thought they might have been in trouble when you-know-who set up women's sides but they seem to have survived reasonably well.

 

Aye.  Their biggest rivals - and it's relative - seems to be Hibs.

 

There must be some audience for soccer in Glasgow that doesn't want to be connected to the gruesome twosome.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lord_Cornwallis/England_v_Poland_(1973)

40 years ago nearly, England needed to beat Poland to ensure qualification, just 3 days short of that historic date, we have the same opportunity to screw up, without Brian Clough calling the goalkeeper a clown.

Can we make it to RIO de JANEIRO?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lord_Cornwallis/England_v_Poland_(1973)

40 years ago nearly, England needed to beat Poland to ensure qualification, just 3 days short of that historic date, we have the same opportunity to screw up, without Brian Clough calling the goalkeeper a clown.

Can we make it to RIO de JANEIRO?

I remember that game. Keeper Jan Tomaceski (sp?) played the proverbial blinder.

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Gillingham doing what football does best, wins them League two title, struggle this term then they sack Martin Allen. I pray Bradford have some sense and keep Parkinson for a long time.

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Gillingham doing what football does best, wins them League two title, struggle this term then they sack Martin Allen. I pray Bradford have some sense and keep Parkinson for a long time.

I reckon it would will more likely that he left them.

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I reckon it would will more likely that he left them.

 

Surprised he hasn't already gone.  This season in League 1 must be helping his credentials a bit but time is surely running out before a Championship club comes knocking,

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Surprised he hasn't already gone. This season in League 1 must be helping his credentials a bit but time is surely running out before a Championship club comes knocking,

Yes exactly. Would will? :wacko:

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Gillingham doing what football does best, wins them League two title, struggle this term then they sack Martin Allen. I pray Bradford have some sense and keep Parkinson for a long time.

Nice to see Michael Parkinson doing something with his free time now that he's not interviewing celebrities

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Town Green under elevens of Ashton-in-Makerfield won a league match recently 16-1, only to suffer a 13-0 defeat the following week in a cup-tie. Football's ups and downs. Interestingly, only nine goals count in league games. I wonder what would be the result in the unlikely score of 10-9?

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This England-Poland match is bloody good. England really going for it.

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Ukraine only won 8-0 because San Marino had 2 players sent off - discuss.

Bloody Andorra let me down again at the bookies, I thought they might have scored at least one goal in qualification matches, 0-30, not as bad as San Marino though. 1-54

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I wish they'd all learn to say football correctly. 2 distinct syllables - foot and ball. NOT fubell, NOT fubellers. The quality of their diction is starting to match the quality of the game!

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I wish they'd all learn to say football correctly. 2 distinct syllables - foot and ball. NOT fubell, NOT fubellers. The quality of their diction is starting to match the quality of the game!

 

Such snobbery from an egalitarian!

 

Anyway, it's pronounced 'sock-err'.

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Such snobbery from an egalitarian!

 

Anyway, it's pronounced 'sock-err'.

 

Sock it to 'em! Back in time, Soccus was a slipper type football boot.

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Such snobbery from an egalitarian!

 

Anyway, it's pronounced 'sock-err'.

 

It's fitba (p. fit-baw).

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