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A chicken comes home to roost

Today I return to the subject of the Women’s football World Cup. There is always the possibility that, if you try to run before you can walk you’ll occasionally trip yourself up and reveal to the world the true state of your product.

As happened yesterday – see here for a report upon the game between the USA and Thailand by Associated Press and Alex Raskin as appears today upon the website of the – DAILY MAIL

Amidst all the euphoria surrounding the tournament – and the reported 6 million UK viewers who watch England’s opening game against Scotland – the fact is that as far as football goes, however good or exciting a individual piece of skill or segment of play is during a female game, it necessarily has to have added to it the qualification “for a woman”.

As has been mentioned previously, generally-speaking the very best of female football is rarely better than a schoolboy or Under-18 male equivalent.

That’s all there is to say. And until the women’s game comes to accept that fact, it’s going to have occasions like yesterday’s.

About Tom Hollingworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a former deputy sports editor of the Daily Express. For many years he worked in a sports agency, representing mainly football players and motor racing drivers. Tom holds a private pilot’s licence and flying is his principal recreation. More Posts