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The Womens team

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:29 pm
by michael
There is obviously a difference between ladies in football (hannah Dingley ) and ladies football,and important not to get the mixed up imo.

focusing on ladies football at fgr=plenty of discussion/input goung on about it on the first team forum-so thought i would bring it back to its current home on the forum.
(a small thing-but should the ladies team have their section and the academy another )

-anyway- did anyone read the NLP this weekend ?
An article in their re Lewes football club-who are hardly giants of the game-but run a very good ladies football section.
What really amazed me though was that Lewes pay their ladies the same as they pay their men -there's proper equality.
Ok -the men are at NLS so hardly earning fortunes-but even so-to pay them equally is surely 'revolutionary .

-i also noted that lewes ladies team attract similar attendances to their mens team--just over 600.
The ladies figure is supplemented by 2 big crowds v tottenham and Manchester united-but again-even so-if they are averaging 450 against the mens in NLS 600, thats quite impressive .

Then there is Yeovil just down the road-ok relegated but still very strong.

It does not happen overnight-but taken seriously success for FGR ladies football team ought to be forthcoming over the coming few seasons

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:52 am
by michael
refreshing/re-assuring to listen to DV in todays 'interview'.

I have to say that very welcome, and at the same time wonder 'whats changed' when the same question about the ladies team received minimally a lukewarm response at aprils fans forum.(accepting that not all can necessarily be revealed at the time )
You may say the world cup has changed things-but that was known about 4 years ago .
(euros held in UK in 2 years time )

Yep-i think FGR are starting way behind many on this-but it does seem at long last progress in ladies football will now be sought ,and as i have always maintained-the encouragement has to start at the top.
hopefully that will rub off on the ladies themselves and make them feel more 'wanted',and maybe slowly raise their standard
It seems its now there


When DV said- 'it helps create an all round good feeling ' i think he summed it up correctly

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:19 am
by michael
minimally i hope that in 12 months time, FGR can muster a team that is at least of a standard to enter the extra preliminary stage of the womens FA Cup.

-just amazed that a club of FGR stature is not at that level (where did it all go wrong ?)

still-there is hope (not hope as in powell ) and DV does finally advise us now it may be taken a bit more seriously .

i wish them well , a much better season and steady upward progress from now on

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 pm
by Timb
Is that Ladies football as opposed to Gentlemens football ?

Or The Womens' team ?

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:18 pm
by michael
good question-is there a difference between a ladies football and womens football ?

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:21 pm
by Foggy
Some teams call themselves ladies, whilst others use the term women, I assume that there must be a reason for this but haven't a clue why.

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:22 pm
by michael
can we settle upon Futbal Feminino ?

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:31 pm
by Foggy
I would rather go for femininas...feminino sounds a bit masculine to me.

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:41 pm
by michael
works for me-Feminina's it is then.

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:10 am
by michael ... 3264615424.

I know the ladies team were not that special and are recruiting for this season, but isn't the clubs obsession with having the youngest team in the league as per the mens game-getting a bit exaggerated ?

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:05 am
by michael
some may suggest that it is always good to get regular updates on the ladies team/recruitment/seasons aims/management/future ambitions to catch up with the likes of yeovil,cheltenham and Keynsham ladies football teams .

One always appreciates the regular updates- i think regularly once a year is the timeframe ?

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:53 am
by michael
Do FGR in fact have a ladies team at all this season ?

qualifying round of womens FA cup already been and gone .

Re: The Ladies team

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:53 pm
by michael
answering my own question,and trying to trace whats going on -it seems fgr do have a team(good ) and indeed are playing at frome on sunday (good luck and please do better than last season ). ... b=fixtures

I am not entirely sure the club are providing more info on the ladies team as was being suggested mid summer.

appreciating it is not her 'day job', i recall that hannah dinglyy was allegedly going to get a bit involved in the ladies side.

i hope she does and can provide a bit of a spark (aka - kick up the backside ) to both on and off pitch ladies team matters

Frome away

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:19 pm
by michael
So how did they do today ?- unfortunately nothing on the clubs twitter feed

Re: The Womens team

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:50 pm
by michael
Well answering my own question, it seems if nothing else, there is some consistency there as the ladies lose 2-1 it seems.

pity as ever-but at least thats better than most of last seasons defeats.

i so wish the club would at least appear to take a greater interest , and i so want these grlz to do well .

below is taken/courtesy from frome ladies facebook page .
is it a pity that fgr cannot at least put the result -if nothing else - on the official site in a 24 hour period ?
does the art of discrimination remain alive and kicking within FGR ?

Today’s match report from
Kev Restorick. Pictures courtesy of Lisa Christmas
Frome Town Women opened their South West Regional Eastern League campaign with a visit from Forest Green Rovers Ladies hoping to kick on from last seasons unbeaten league title. Right from the start Frome knew they had stepped up a league as Forest Green passed the ball confidently for the first 10mins but Frome soon got to grips with the task in hand as Christer and Petteford both got into goal scoring positions but both failed to find the target. Christer rectified that on 18mins opening her account with a slide rule finish past the out rushing keeper to put Frome 1 up. Soon after Restorick in goal for Frome produced a fine close range instinctive reaction save as Forest pressed for an equaliser. McGregor on 25mins turned neatly on the edge of the area and shot goalwards but too close to the keeper. Both teams competed in the middle both trying to dominate and right on 35mins Forest Green took advantage of some hesitant defending in the six yard area to equalise with a somewhat scruffy goal after no real goal threat for 15mins. The away keeper the busier of the two kept her team in it again from an Isaacson shot following great pressure on the back four from McGregor and Petteford forcing the mistake.
The 2nd half started with both teams keen to go forward playing neat football to feet and Frome carved the 1st opportunity as Christmas raced passed the Forest full back and looped in a cross which nearly crept into the far post but narrowly missed. Frome’s best chance soon came as a pinpoint corner from McGregor found Perkins run into the box with her header grazing the bar. 5mins later thou Christmas latched onto a hooked McGregor through ball and won the race with the oncoming keeper to slot home into the bottom corner to restore Frome’s lead. Frome kept pressing for a 3rd goal to seal the game but the closest effort was an early goal of the season contender from a full 40 yards out, a free kick by McGregor which beat the keeper all ends up but was foiled by the crossbar. In the final 10mins Frome stuck to their individual tasks and saw out the game as Forest threw all they had at them.
The supporters player of the match was awarded to Ella McGregor for her energy and great composure on the ball throughout.
A solid start to the season with a great work ethic and a good passing game from the whole squad, a pleasure to watch well done all!
No game next week but away to Laverstock & Ford women the following Sunday.

Re: The Womens team

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:03 pm
by Eco-Exile
I do feel there is a real missed opportunity for Dale to really succeed with the women’s team.

The level of investment needed to be successful is smaller than the men’s game I think. For a fraction of the millions spent each season to get promotion from the National League the women’s team could get to the second or third tier.

It would be a really nice part of the wonderful story we have about being a progressive club with the environmental policies and family culture.

And with the women’s game being such a big market in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia as well as Northern Europe it would be a commercial opportunity too I am sure.

I genuinely don’t know why we don’t run and promote the women’s team much more.

Re: The Womens team

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:42 pm
by michael
michael presses the like button to above post.

weren't we advised over the summer that there was going to be more info/promotion of the ladies team ?

- thats working well so far then.

Re: The Womens team

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:29 pm
by paulK
michael wrote:michael presses the like button to above post.

weren't we advised over the summer that there was going to be more info/promotion of the ladies team ?

- thats working well so far then.

yes, but that was after the euphoriaof the world cup,

unfortunately, memories seem short - as in memory of a goldfish?

Re: The Womens team

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:37 pm
by michael
last year i was able to 'defend' the club when criticised by others for not publishing the fixtures, by confirming that the club published the next fixture in the last match report .

this season- i appreciate its only one game old -we don't get the score-let alone a match report.

i think its all part of the master plan though-get everyone increasingly frustrated -and then shortly there will be a massive re-launch and the euphoria will be so intense that we will lose consciousness.

Re: The Womens team

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:43 pm
by michael
not that anybody seems to care -least of all the football club itself-but it seems that fgr do still have a ladies team (good ) and they played on sunday and achieved a 2-2 draw at Penhill (getting better ? )

( from little acorns maybe ? )

i wonder whether the club will promote the fact that the ladies seem to have a home match v sherbourne ladies this sunday ?