The FA at it again....This time in Womens football

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The FA at it again....This time in Womens football

Post by TMan2000 » Fri May 17, 2013 7:10 pm

The FA have relegated Doncaster Belles womens team, for no particular reason.


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Post by MattClarkesLeftPeg » Mon May 20, 2013 7:24 am

from BBC website:
"The FA made its decision via an independent panel where clubs were assessed on their financial sustainability, where factors such as management, marketing and the quality of their coaching staff and facilities were considered."

Think thats the main reason right there. All about the dosh

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Re: The FA at it again....This time in Womens football

Post by lo36789 » Mon May 20, 2013 11:40 am

MattClarkesLeftPeg wrote:Think thats the main reason right there. All about the dosh
marketing does not mean it is directly "about the dosh". I don't agree with what has happened, but at the same time I can see why.

The FA are trying to improve the exposure and the footprint of the Women's game. That is their goal, don't think they have even denied that. By going with the teams they have chosen (based on their marketing capability etc.) they are hoping to really plug the women's game and generate wider interest.

Over time things will rectify themselves in terms of division and for the good of the women's game in the future, is it a worthwhile sacrifice?

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Re: The FA at it again....This time in Womens football

Post by Christophano » Mon May 20, 2013 3:33 pm

The thing is though, the Doncaster Belles do quite a lot in their communities, which probably isn't the same (not to the same degree) for others.

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Post by lo36789 » Mon May 20, 2013 5:46 pm

Probably not but who in, I don't know, Torquay is going to flick on and care what is going on in the local community in Doncaster.

They are more likely to switch on to see Man City v Arsenal...until the women's game gets it's own identity (and a strong one) the interest will be bourne from the men's game.

I have some sympathy with their choices, doesn't by any means make it right though.

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Post by grytters » Wed May 29, 2013 11:54 am

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Post by joejaques » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:28 am

The only surprise in this thread is that people appear to be surprised by the FA's actions. We, of all people, should realise by now that FA goes it's own way with total disregard for the fans who are the lifeblood of the game. It isn't the first time and won't be the last. :roll:
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Re: The FA at it again....This time in Womens football

Post by fozzovmurton » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:12 am

joejaques wrote:The only surprise in this thread is that people appear to be surprised by the FA's actions. We, of all people, should realise by now that FA goes it's own way with total disregard for the fans who are the lifeblood of the game. It isn't the first time and won't be the last. :roll:
I aint surprised in the slightest, they are a law to themselves in football

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