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Currently only got BBC1 and have been waiting to watch football focus. Bad enough they have middle class presenters who know sweet FA about football as they clearly never went to games every week from a young age .... But now they have women doing emotive interviews with young footballers.

Nothing against women i think every man should one, but women having anything to do  with mens football is just a step too far.

I want people who have played at the top level not some posh bird from Surrey or some woman footballer who genuinely would not be good enough to play for a pub team. 

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I dislike the general idea that broadcasters, and specifically the So-Called BBC, has that non-specialist presenters having presenting "skills" can present anything and everything even though they know nothing about it.  Men and women, just look at Countryfile with its rotating presenters of whom 75% only know anything about the countryside through watching Countryfile.

We're going back a bit but Kate Humble single handedly wrecked old Top Gear (though gets a by credit for the ending of that paving the way for the best Top Gear era) through patently knowing absolutely nothing about cars and just being there as eye candy.  Every time she presented a piece solo her lack of knowledge of what she was describing was painful to watch.

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25 minutes ago, Banned said:

Currently only got BBC1 and have been waiting to watch football focus. Bad enough they have middle class presenters who know sweet FA about football as they clearly never went to games every week from a young age .... But now they have women doing emotive interviews with young footballers.

Nothing against women i think every man should one, but women having anything to do  with mens football is just a step too far.

I want people who have played at the top level not some posh bird from Surrey or some woman footballer who genuinely would not be good enough to play for a pub team. 

I'm fascinated to find out which verb is missing there.

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4 minutes ago, dgul said:

I'm fascinated to find out which verb is missing there.

Is is nurdle?

19 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I dislike the general idea that broadcasters, and specifically the So-Called BBC, has that non-specialist presenters having presenting "skills" can present anything and everything even though they know nothing about it.  Men and women, just look at Countryfile with its rotating presenters of whom 75% only know anything about the countryside through watching Countryfile.

We're going back a bit but Kate Humble single handedly wrecked old Top Gear (though gets a by credit for the ending of that paving the way for the best Top Gear era) through patently knowing absolutely nothing about cars and just being there as eye candy.  Every time she presented a piece solo her lack of knowledge of what she was describing was painful to watch.

If a woman doesn't know about cars you can charge them double.

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Worse is when they have a female commentator on five live. When something exciting is happening they tend to go very shrill so only dogs can understand them.

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2 minutes ago, NewryH said:

Worse is when they have a female commentator on five live. When something exciting is happening they tend to go very shrill so only dogs can understand them.

It really is just dumbing down the analysis. 

I used to go to games since early 80s and youd never see a woman in the ground.

21st century feminism is women aspiring to be more like men.

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9 minutes ago, NewryH said:

Worse is when they have a female commentator on five live. When something exciting is happening they tend to go very shrill so only dogs can understand them.

I agree that that in particular is incredibly grating; though it shouldn't debar women from commentating if they know the sport.

I doubt John Motson was ever paid money for kicking a ball.

(I haven't duckduckgoed to check and will probably be informed that he had a twenty year professional football career)

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3 hours ago, ashestoashes said:

at least they've got rid of most of the jock, mick and taffy commentators, that must make it more bearable for you

Oh crikey we've a sensitive soul.

But theyve still got a fake tetty picker in Mark Lawrenson and that Mackem who played on the wing for Eire. Cant even find an authentic one.

Love the way jocks micks and taffies constantly give it to the English and many truly do have a genuine hatred of us civilised souls. But as soon as you get a little back ......

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5 hours ago, NewryH said:

Worse is when they have a female commentator on five live. When something exciting is happening they tend to go very shrill so only dogs can understand them.

To be fair Ben Edwards does that on C4 F1.

 

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9 hours ago, Banned said:

Currently only got BBC1 and have been waiting to watch football focus. Bad enough they have middle class presenters who know sweet FA about football as they clearly never went to games every week from a young age .... But now they have women doing emotive interviews with young footballers.

Nothing against women i think every man should one, but women having anything to do  with mens football is just a step too far.

I want people who have played at the top level not some posh bird from Surrey or some woman footballer who genuinely would not be good enough to play for a pub team. 

I've never quite understood why the gap between men and women's football is so big. It's more about skill than just physical presence. George Best was about 8 stone when he was running rings around first division opposition when he started at 17. Football was my game as a youth and I parcipated at town level and I aint big. A top female tennis player or athlete would destroy the best men at local club level, yet when it comes to football the women's international team would struggle against Accrington Stanley boys. I remember a few years back the women's international side lost sgainst a make shift side of DJs captained by Chris Evans, possibly improved a bit in the decade or so since but probably not a lot.

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8 minutes ago, crashmonitor said:

I've never quite understood why the gap between men and women's football is so big. It's more about skill than just physical presence. George Best was about 8 stone when he was running rings around first division opposition when he started at 17. Football was my game as a youth and I parcipated at town level and I aint big. A top female tennis player or athlete would destroy the best men at local club level, yet when it comes to football the women's international team would struggle against Accrington Stanley boys. I remember a few years back the women's international side lost sgainst a make shift side of DJs captained by Chris Evans, possibly improved a bit in the decade or so since but probably not a lot.

Good point its certainly not size, they just lack the finesse, balance and timing. 

Back to the point about women on FF MoTD. The footballers they are sat with just look uncomfortable.

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