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  1. As I said, let’s see how these millions of new fans translate into regular crowds at run of the mill routine games shall we? Time will tell if you’re right or I am.
  2. Nah you’re right. If only we could get crowds of 500, play a game at a third of the pace, where interest will peak for the ‘finals’ and internationals whilst the rest will be a few diehards. It will resemble lower levels of non league. So yep, jealous, envious, and totally insecure. I blame my Mum for breast feeding me till I was 14!! What’s your excuse.
  3. I’m terrified of people whose brain capacity seems unable to process a certain argument by constantly harping back to some drivel about ‘insecurity’. You may think it’s all economically viable without the men’s clubs subsidising it, I personally don’t. For my ‘insecurity’ I’ll throw in the ring your ‘naivety’. When Man City ladies become self sufficient, change their name, move to their own ground, and become totally self sufficient, then you’ll be proved right. But you’ll have got bored of it by then won’t you, because everyone else will have as well, and the threads will be few & far between which is no good to you is it?
  4. I think it’s more than clear by now, that my gripe is with the hype and the increasing comparison & denigration of the mens game by inane unfounded media & ‘activists’ know nothing about football, male or female. If someone talks down Wednesday or slags them off I respond. If some halfwit who thinks he knows about football because he / she watched it on Sunday slags the men’s game in comparison then I’m entitled to respond and balance the argument. I notice most of the players have been quite respectful and silent re the comparisons with the mens game, because they know the truth. Its these one game hangers on that seem to have an axe to grind, who will be doing something else in 3 weeks when the novelty has worn off.
  5. There’s some illiterate economics going on in this thread. I’m sure advertisers will be queuing up for the big marquee events where their profile will be seen by the hordes. Will the same advertisers be queuing up to pay for advertising when the normal crowds return. 1000 according to the figures for the biggest clubs & 250 - 500 for the average. I’m all for them being self sufficient, but can’t see it happening. The mens game spans centuries to develop and it seems to me, the women’s game and all its hangers on, want everything instantly. Football league teams that had been in existence years, go bust because of lack of crowds, funding etc and non of the big clubs who subsidise womens football are anywhere to be seen. They should be patient, one step at a time, build the product through schools etc, take a measured realistic view and rein in the media & hysterical commentators who by making outlandish comparisons against the mens game do more harm than good and alienate people who were previously supportive of the women’s game.
  6. How about them getting together in a park or playing field, throwing a couple of jumpers down for goal posts, buying a ball for a few quid and playing. Or is that me being ‘insecure’ or whatever cr*p you were mumping on about because you disagree with anyone questioning your latest cause celebre. I’ve said a hundred times I don’t give a flying fu*k if girls want to play footy. I love football and to be honest when some pundits, commentators start to denigrate the mens game in an attempt to bull up the women;s version it starts to grate to be honest and comments saying so & so is better than Shearer and the ‘Lionesses’ would have beaten the 1966 Mens side it starts to p*ss me off.
  7. Might be a ‘Snidey post” as our leader puts it, but very true & quite funny.
  8. “Underfunded”?? Are you suggesting that the ladies game relies on funding from the men’s game?? Bigot. Misogynist. Are you not aware the ladies game has moved on? Their strikers are better than Shearer ‘quote’ , the Lionesses would have beaten the England World Cup winners of 66 ‘quote’. and every game is packed with 60,000 obsessed fans ‘unquote’. The days when the absolute top WSL matches attracted 900 and the slightly lesser lights got 300 are from a distant age. (About 4 months ago actually) Not be long before he likes of City, Liverpool, Arsenal etc are being subsidised bought and paid for by the throngs that will undoubtedly follow their chosen team with a Lioness in up and down the country, home & away. Mark my words, you heard it here first.
  9. Apparently they’ve got some winger guy who ripped the opposition a new one on Saturday. There were about 150 tweets extolling his virtues and saying he is the explosive, energetic winger they’ve been crying out for who was ghosting past defenders like they didn’t exist, and could be the player they’ve been looking for that could make their season. I heard a rumour, not sure of its validity, but apparently his previous club played him in any position other than his favoured one and subsequently their fans reckon he was garbage. i find it a bit far fetched. As if any manager in this day and age would play a player like this so badly out of position. As if. ???
  10. Can’t remember what I was ‘counter arguing’ now.
  11. There has been a constant trend though, of below average performances even when we were ‘doing well’. Games we should have romped, were last minute nail biters. Also, a season is a full season, not half a season. It is pointless being a ‘top three’ side in the second half of the season when the season is already over by Christmas ( certainly with regard to autos). My opinion is my opinion. I may be right or I may be ridiculously wrong, but I see flaws in his management being repeated time and again, from the relegation year ( not his squad, but still the manager), through last season, into the pre season and then the disjointed sh*t show, disorganised performance on Saturday. Just too many common denominators for my liking that set the alarm bells ringing, even allowing for being only one game in. I’m not being hysterical, what will be will be and all will be revealed as the season unfolds. As I put in another thread, this is not a vendetta against DM. No one will be more happy if I’m proved wrong but the same old lack of proactivity and decision making leaves me somewhat doubtful.
  12. Appreciate the measured response. I suppose among all the divergent opinions, nothing will happen either way regardless, certainly until a reasonable number of games have come and gone. If we are riding high and my opinion on DM is subsequently seen as the ramblings of an idiot, no one will be more delighted than me. My love of Wednesday far transcends any thought of individual pride or ego.
  13. I’m not so sure people who disagree or are “frothing at the mouth” as you patronisingly put it “haven’t got much else going on” or are even venting their spleens over one game. I get the impression it is more the fact they see the same old weaknesses from all through the DM reign being repeated time and again. Different players, same formation, same result. No one is preaching Armageddon because we nearly threw away the first game, the concern surrounds the apparent lack of the same old problems not having been addressed, albeit early days, but the worrying signs are still there.
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