A couple of people I know who write about women's football a lot can't believe she's not under threat. The word is that she's not an inspiring coach, to put it mildly.Hope Powell is a pioneer and legend of the women's game.
I do worry she may be a bit of a dinosaur as a manager though. Not Steve Bruce level of dinosaur. More of a Hughton. Thoroughly decent person, at least decent manager, just not top and going backwards as the game as a whole moves forwards.
Yes, Lewes have done a fantastic job with their womens team, and it's worked really well for them.Yep, go and support Lewes who are 100% committed?
If your worried about the finances of the club, the best solution would be to shut down the men's team.Complete and utter waste of time and money. Why did we bother with a women's team? Are enough people interested? Obviously not. Let's face it, at club level it's not going to catch on and financially it's a no go.
Probably that it is a piss in the ocean compared to the gigantic losses you get from having a men's team in the PL.Yes, Lewes have done a fantastic job with their womens team, and it's worked really well for them.
Bit what is in it for clubs like the Albion? When TB and PB sit down and look at the profit and loss accounts, what do they see? I know womens football internationals can pack out Wembley - but maybe the prices are a lot cheaper than for men's internationals. And maybe, just maybe, total anathema to PB, you can just phone up or go on line and just buy a ticket or two or three - no membership, no registration, no loyalty points - just, 'Thank you sir/madam - can I take details of your credit card and address to send you the tickets'? Do Brighton Women pack out ...... well, anywhere really?
I know Sky are plugging womens football like mad, giving it equal status to the men's game. But just how much do they contribute in terms of TV rights? Plus the American involvement in the game is growing. In the USA, women footballers are paid the same rate as men, I believe. If they bring that over here, and TB has to pay the players in the Brighton womens team £2 or £3 million a year each, how will that appeal? Investment for the future - or a drain on finances?
Strangely enough, for all Sky's championing of womens football, I've heard all about Chelsea ladies, Arsenal ladies, Manchester and Liverpool ladies, etc., etc. But not once have I heard any discussion - or even heard them mentioned - one of the top twenty teams in womens football in England. Lewes Women. I wonder why Sky just don't seem to want to know ......
In order to sack two BAME coaches you have to first employ two BAME coaches! Know of any other club that has appointed BAME managers for both their mens and womens teams? I'm pretty certain there isn't one.That's a pity. I had a feeling that may be the case, but as I watch very little women's football compared to the men's game I wouldn't wish to express it any more strongly than I did.
I can see that the optics of sacking two BAME coaches in succession could have been an issue once but the misguided if well intentioned outrage over CHs sacking seems a long time ago now.
Good questions. Can't really answer those.Just how much does an average pleb earn ?
and what type of job do they do ?
£675 a week !!Good questions. Can't really answer those.
I can make a qualified guess however that the average Brighton Women's player earn somewhere between £30-35k per year which is probably not a lot more than the average NSC bloke.
Not a season ticket holder, but go about 5 times a year with the family, Crawley is the killer, it lacks atmosphere and is long way to go for a home game, said the man that went to Gillingham...We must have some regular followers of our womens team. Would be interesting to have your views.