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Dave Bloke

Horribly white

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The reason why women's football is now 'popular' is because we're good at it -- but not for the right reasons.  The reasons 'we're good' is similar to the reasons why we have in the last couple of decades 'been good' at cycling and rowing (and a few other disciplines) -- they're disciplines where there is a bit of a barrier to entry for poorer countries, hence less competition for the richer western countries.

In the case of football, we're 'good' because relatively fewer countries and cultures have sufficient enlightenment that young girls are encouraged to take part in football, and keep pushing their skill level into their 20's. 

So, if there is an effect, it is that different cultures don't encourage girls sufficiently to take part (relatively), not that there are actual barriers to entry (as is suggested).

[I'm a bit surprised by the Latino side given their love of football (including participation, both genders at younger age), but I think there might also be the competing aspect of 'being girly' that likely reduces participation as girls enter their later teens.]

I'd imagine that this effect will wear off rapidly as money enters the game.

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1 minute ago, ccc said:

Who called them horribly white ?

Somebody that would make great friends with us, and be a right barrel of laffs down the pub. Oh and probably the person with a 0 in front of their name, in your phone book so you have them on speed dial too.

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1 hour ago, Dave Bloke said:

The American football (soccer) team has been slammed for being "horribly white" and not representing the 18% latino and 12% black population of the United States of America.

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The NFL or NBA doesn't reflect the American population either both of those organizations are "horribly black".

Usually in sport you are picked on merit.

Edited by M S E Refugee

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3 hours ago, Dave Bloke said:

The American football (soccer) team has been slammed for being "horribly white" and not representing the 18% latino and 12% black population of the United States of America.

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their dna will show they are as latino and black as the rest of the planet

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3 hours ago, Dave Bloke said:

The American football (soccer) team has been slammed for being "horribly white" and not representing the 18% latino and 12% black population of the United States of America.

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Six of them are clearly blokes. (Well 5, I am not 100% sure about the one with the man-bag)

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I've never understood the Latino label. Surely they are Spanish. That is white European. It is just some construct invented by race obsessed  lefties.

Women's football isn't that black. In France most african women aren't allowed out of their council flat. Let alone play footie. Which explains the relative whiteness of their team.

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