“If people think women’s football is boring, it’s because it’s played by amateur athletes who do not have the benefit of the training offered men. It’s because when people watch the rare match broadcast on television, there is hardly anyone in the stands - why go, if you’ve already decided you’ll be bored? In the U.S. most local papers do not publish match times or match results for women’s games (even those played at the highest level). Traditional sports media is so hostile to the women’s game that the US pro league and its fans rely ENTIRELY on new media forms of micro-broadcasting (e.g. Twitter) for information about the season. These are our most reliable sources of information about our teams.”—From A Left Wing: Do You Get Rape-y Comments Too?: On Sexism & Sports Media
Is there going to be any coverage of the 2011 Women's World Cup? Like BBC, Sky Sports, ITV etc
I would assume so, but I’ve been unable to find any information except that the in the US, it will be on one (or more) of the ESPN networks. We’ll probably know more, closer to June. If any of our followers can answer this, please let us know!
Anytime :D It's great seeing stuff like this, there should be more support not only over the internet but in small communities. And that's great to here :D You guys are a real inspiration keep doing what you're doing :D :D
Thank you, considering its 2am for me i won't be able to check them all out at the moment, but ill give them all a look (:
you're welcome :D & most definitely I'm glad there are blogs like this out there, i reckon it's amazing,so thank you :D
We appreciate your, and everyone’s, support! The reason we started this tumblr was because there seemed to be a lack of blogs about women’s football. Since we’ve started it, lots of other tumblrs about women and football have been created and we love it!
If any of you have recommendations for other women’s football tumblrs/blogs out there, let us know! And here are all the links we have so far.
“Seven years after being re-formed (it was disbanded in 1999), the Northern Ireland women’s side has made steady progress. Wylie was appointed as its first full-time manager in September 2005. He has guided his amateur squad up 21 places to 64th in the world rankings. But progress is being hampered, he says, by a lack of matches outside qualifiers for major tournaments.”—Alfie Wylie seeks home nations tournament for women’s football | Football | The Guardian