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8 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

Just a taste of things to come!

looking forward to the meltdowns if Smisa include a request to fund SMFC ladies from the £2 pot. Surely all the members who vote any spend on the club (no matter how ridiculous) through, will back the lassies..?

Trolling of the highest order, kudos to you, what an utterly ridiculous post.

 

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I see on the official site that it is now well erm..official.
 
Good news, our club is brilliant it really is, brilliant it really is indeed.
 
PS Will the first team and the burds team share a Christmas night out?  I see scandal ahead
 
 


I thought most wummin footballers looked like a mix of mark yardley and peter beardsley until i watched a norway game a while back.

Great news :)

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I have no problems with the club supporting Womens football, neither do i have an issue if Smisa offer it up as a funding option. 

Having watched a fair old bit of the last Womens world cup due to a former workmate being a Footy player herself and persuading me to watch , my opinion & it is no more than that , is that the standard is woeful. If that was the worlds best on show, what is the rest of it like ? 

I am not being sexist or misogynistic..... just proferring my opinion on the standard football on show.  Does it need to be promoted and funded correctly ? Yes.   Is it anywhere near even junior football level ? Not in my opinion.   Would i pay money to watch it ? No way.

From watching the world cup, my opinion was that there are a handful of very talented individuals but the massive majority were several levels below spfl league two. 

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1 hour ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

I have no problems with the club supporting Womens football, neither do i have an issue if Smisa offer it up as a funding option. 

Having watched a fair old bit of the last Womens world cup due to a former workmate being a Footy player herself and persuading me to watch , my opinion & it is no more than that , is that the standard is woeful. If that was the worlds best on show, what is the rest of it like ? 

I am not being sexist or misogynistic..... just proferring my opinion on the standard football on show.  Does it need to be promoted and funded correctly ? Yes.   Is it anywhere near even junior football level ? Not in my opinion.   Would i pay money to watch it ? No way.

From watching the world cup, my opinion was that there are a handful of very talented individuals but the massive majority were several levels below spfl league two. 

One of the problems I had around women's football is that I compared it to the men's game. However it was the same problem as trying to compare today's football with football from the 70s/80s, the level of skill aggression and tactics are vastly different. The women's game is not an inferior product, but rather is a different product, and when that is accepted then it becomes viewed differently.

For me the other problem I still have is around being invested and caring about the success or failure of a team. There was no team that I remotely cared about so I was dismissive of the product. The change on that was the women's national side playing in the Euro's as it ticked boxes around having a team to follow, when I cared about the result. As a St Mirren fan I follow us playing tiddlywinks, not saying I would watch, but would be interested in what is happening in a ladies side, particularly as I've got a 9yr old daughter who has expressed interest in playing football and it would be good to have our own local role models for her to follow.

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28 minutes ago, madball said:

One of the problems I had around women's football is that I compared it to the men's game. However it was the same problem as trying to compare today's football with football from the 70s/80s, the level of skill aggression and tactics are vastly different. The women's game is not an inferior product, but rather is a different product, and when that is accepted then it becomes viewed differently.

For me the other problem I still have is around being invested and caring about the success or failure of a team. There was no team that I remotely cared about so I was dismissive of the product. The change on that was the women's national side playing in the Euro's as it ticked boxes around having a team to follow, when I cared about the result. As a St Mirren fan I follow us playing tiddlywinks, not saying I would watch, but would be interested in what is happening in a ladies side, particularly as I've got a 9yr old daughter who has expressed interest in playing football and it would be good to have our own local role models for her to follow.

All fair points . Perhaps I would feel different if I had a team to support or relative who played. As I said at the start of my post , I only watched in the first place because of encouragement from a colleague. 

 

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10 hours ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

I have no problems with the club supporting Womens football, neither do i have an issue if Smisa offer it up as a funding option. 

Having watched a fair old bit of the last Womens world cup due to a former workmate being a Footy player herself and persuading me to watch , my opinion & it is no more than that , is that the standard is woeful. If that was the worlds best on show, what is the rest of it like ? 

I am not being sexist or misogynistic..... just proferring my opinion on the standard football on show.  Does it need to be promoted and funded correctly ? Yes.   Is it anywhere near even junior football level ? Not in my opinion.   Would i pay money to watch it ? No way.

From watching the world cup, my opinion was that there are a handful of very talented individuals but the massive majority were several levels below spfl league two. 

Bang on Callum.

Ah reasonably efficient Paisley pub team would gub the women’s world champions, provided they could kick the ball into the top half of the goal. 

And it’s not just the physical difference. Look at other sports where men and women don’t compete against each other.

Tennis, athletics, cycling, skiing, rowing etc etc. In all of these the ONLY thing that prevents women competing with mean is the physical strength difference, yet in none of these cases would the women’s game be regarded as shite. 

Womens football is shite because it’s shite. Not because it isn’t as good as men’s. 

 

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Tonight 

BBC2   Kick Off   7.05

Women's World Cup Qualifier 

England  v  Bosnia & Herzegovina 

Give it a try, buddies. 

Don't compare it to the Men's World Cup or even the SPFL. 

Maybe compare it to Ladies Club Football in Scotland at the moment. 

Anyway, the Women's game is growing rapidly and so will the standards. 

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Bang on Callum.
Ah reasonably efficient Paisley pub team would gub the women’s world champions, provided they could kick the ball into the top half of the goal. 
And it’s not just the physical difference. Look at other sports where men and women don’t compete against each other.
Tennis, athletics, cycling, skiing, rowing etc etc. In all of these the ONLY thing that prevents women competing with mean is the physical strength difference, yet in none of these cases would the women’s game be regarded as shite. 
Womens football is shite because it’s shite. Not because it isn’t as good as men’s. 
 

I wouldn't say it's shite just now, technique of outfield players at international level is superior to a lot of male club footballers.
Goalkeeping has always been the let down, however this also used to be the case when I watched the African nations tournament. I'm sure if I was old enough I would be able to say the same about the British game back in the 40s and 50s.

The women's game, particularly the goalkeeping position, will improve with additional exposure which will lead to investment including coaching.

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On ‎23‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 9:59 AM, Lord Pityme said:

Just a taste of things to come!

looking forward to the meltdowns if Smisa include a request to fund SMFC ladies from the £2 pot. Surely all the members who vote any spend on the club (no matter how ridiculous) through, will back the lassies..?

they shouldn't have to

21 hours ago, melmac said:

If smisa ask for funds for a wumans team, I'm outta their. If nothing else, a wumans team needs to wipe its own face.  

I previously mentioned woman's football being high on the Grow the Game Agenda, Football Associations are really pushing this on agenda's for which, there is more than adequate funding available from funding initiatives like the Football Foundation.

I expect there will be local businesses who'd support with sponsorship too. Will be a bit of hard graft but very achievable without needing to even take a glance at SMISA funds.

 

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1 hour ago, Lord Pityme said:

Smisa members got an email confirming there will be an option to fund the ladies team on a future £2 pot vote. I would (being as diplomatic as possible) be pleasantly surprised to see the request voted through.

Would get my vote, just as the majority of worthy causes have .

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Smisa members got an email confirming there will be an option to fund the ladies team on a future £2 pot vote. I would (being as diplomatic as possible) be pleasantly surprised to see the request voted through.


There is plenty funding streams available for this not to require financial support from SMISA.

Let them play & train at Ralston. They are a part of St Mirren after all.

Kit......whats yer man Provan up to with his sportswear company? A sponsorship opportunity right there.
Other local companies for sponsorship also.

Charging the ladies subs??

There's a lot of interest for womans football, go the whole hog & start with u7's right up to adult & offer progression in the club

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