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Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby stroud green » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:55 pm

We played our first match in the WPL Southern Division today away to Brighton Ladies. Unfortunately we were on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline. Report to follow.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby michael » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:29 am

Pity.

being the ladies first game at this level-i am a bit surprised/disappointed that there was no prior mention about the game on the official site.

I normally only buy the NLP ,but got the football paper this weekend.
that carries regular ladies football info-and at the level they are now, fgr fixtures are spelled out.

maybe there will be a feature on fgr ladies in near future in same paper-its quite a story ?

good luck for rest of season.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby stroud green » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:45 am

michael wrote:Pity.

being the ladies first game at this level-i am a bit surprised/disappointed that there was no prior mention about the game on the official site.

I normally only buy the NLP ,but got the football paper this weekend.
that carries regular ladies football info-and at the level they are now, fgr fixtures are spelled out.

maybe there will be a feature on fgr ladies in near future in same paper-its quite a story ?

good luck for rest of season.

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I am off on holiday for a couple of weeks, but when I get back the ladies section on the main site will get a complete overhaul. I just haven't had the time over the last few weeks. Watch this space.

They are at home(Slimbridge FC) next Sunday, 2pm KO.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby michael » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:43 am

Great-and i must not be hypocritical,as to be fair ,i probably will see maybe one ladies game this season only-but want them to do well.

just struck me that if the mens team were playing first game of season v brighton (even if not at their main stadium ) it would get a fair bit of publicity .!!

proper games v proper teams coming up this season.

(not a bad place to start though brighton in high summer-was it a 'weekender/bender -or straight there and back ?
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby sokey » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:37 am

michael

It was straight there n back was a very long day.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby michael » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:20 pm

so i pick up' the football paper' today-and read that the ladies team are/were at home (at slimbridge i assume )to plymouth in a league match.

i may have missed it-but don't recall thaT BEING ANNOUNCED AT YESTERDAY LINCOLN GAME.(sorry for caps )

so here we are-fgr ladies in a league higher than ever-getting a bit of national publicity in 'the football paper'and minimal mention/promotion from the club-doesn't seem right to me
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Joycie » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:15 pm

If you read the club website you can view previews and information about matches involving the Ladies:

http://www.forestgreenroversfc.com/news ... -encounter

If you then read our Twitter page then the 9,000 plus people who follow us, and those who aren't even registered Twitter users, can read tweets advertising the Ladies fixtures.

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Then if you buy a match magazine at our first team matches then you can read a whole page at every game dedicated to the Ladies side.

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And if you keep an eye on the club website this week you'll see full match highlights from their game today.

And if you have another look at the club website this week, and the club's Twitter, and the club's Facebook page, you'll be able to read even more about their game next Sunday against Maidenhead United.

And then you can lift yourself away from your computer and actually get down to Wisloe Road on a Sunday afternoon and cheer them on. That's the best bit.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Theoperator » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:34 pm

Yes read about the ladies team in The Magazine, but awfully sorry just don't honestly get why we have to have a ladies team at all, shouldn't we be concentrating on FGR getting into the next division? :oops: :oops:

Have to give some credit to Man Utd, as they at least haven't jumped on the band waggon. :oops:
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Foggy » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:06 pm

Theoperator wrote:Yes read about the ladies team in The Magazine, but awfully sorry just don't honestly get why we have to have a ladies team at all, shouldn't we be concentrating on FGR getting into the next division? :oops: :oops:

Have to give some credit to Man Utd, as they at least haven't jumped on the band waggon. :oops:


I would give no credit to Man Utd for their failure to embrace Women's football. I take completely the opposite view, being glad that my club isn't stuck in some misogynistic time-warp and wants to be involved in supporting sport played by women.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby michael » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:42 pm

Joycie is right-i did miss the bit on the official site.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Theoperator » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:29 pm

Foggy wrote:
Theoperator wrote:Yes read about the ladies team in The Magazine, but awfully sorry just don't honestly get why we have to have a ladies team at all, shouldn't we be concentrating on FGR getting into the next division? :oops: :oops:

Have to give some credit to Man Utd, as they at least haven't jumped on the band waggon. :oops:


I would give no credit to Man Utd for their failure to embrace Women's football. I take completely the opposite view, being glad that my club isn't stuck in some misogynistic time-warp and wants to be involved in supporting sport played by women.


Don't see what is misogynistic about it at all, its not as though ladies netball teams are setting up mens teams everywhere, in fact netball has been designated a ladies only game.... (the IFNA recognises only women's netball)

Its a very different game, and its one thing being trendy but quite another expecting watchers and lovers of FGR to naturally support womens teams. My worry is that its easy to take the eye off the main focus and languish in "aren't we great as we have a womans team" mode.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby michael » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:41 pm

i agree it is a slightly different game.

equally-i am no expert on womens football (or mens football come to that ) but it is perhaps a less different game today as to where it was 10 years ago-so where wil it be in another 10 years ?

if you own fgr-is th main focus the mens team or the womens team ?

your business is forest green-whether that is the mens side or the womens side is surely irrelevant-the business is fgr.

if your business is the motor trade-as an owner do you care if it is new cars,used cars or service or parts who provide the main element of profit-they all make up part of the business surely.

things /emphasis changes .

20 years ago we wrote letters.today we email.some today only communicate via facebook.

12 years ago 20 /20 cricket was never going to last.
things change-maybe in ten years womens football will be bigger than mens football ?

i have no idea-but i would not say it is impossible.

minimally-i do think it is a bit more thsan a trend and thus does need to be taken very seriously
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby michael » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:50 pm

more importantly-how did fgr get on v plymouth this afternoon ?
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby stanman » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:04 pm

3-3 Draw.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby michael » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:54 am

cheers.

as Joycie advises-it was probably twitted or bookfaced; and i'm just old fashioned and miserable by not participating in those social media outlets.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Foggy » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:00 pm

Theoperator wrote:
Don't see what is misogynistic about it at all, its not as though ladies netball teams are setting up mens teams everywhere, in fact netball has been designated a ladies only game.... (the IFNA recognises only women's netball)

Its a very different game, and its one thing being trendy but quite another expecting watchers and lovers of FGR to naturally support womens teams. My worry is that its easy to take the eye off the main focus and languish in "aren't we great as we have a womans team" mode.


Sorry, but I still disagree.

While there are clearly some sports that are gender specific, such as netball, there are plenty played by both men and women that have exactly the same rules. Off the top of my head, they include the likes of football, cricket, hockey, rugby and golf...which just about covers the major participation sports in the UK. In many cases they have the same governing bodies and associations, so there is a clear and well defined link, which in many cases goes all the way from grass-roots to international levels.

Most football clubs promote themselves as community organisations and, whilst there is still some way to go, will be involved in male and female teams across the age ranges and not just one first team. They all play in the same colours, which works on so many levels, not just advertising the club, fostering links with the local area or encouraging more people to play the game...all good!

Football has changed massively since I started following the game in the 70's and, without delving into specifics, it is now a far more inclusive and tolerant game both on and off the pitch. Surely we should be trying to up our game even further, anyone looking at the club from afar would say that we are extremely focussed at the moment, I don't see us having a Ladies team as diluting this but making it stronger.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Greeners Jnr » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:10 pm

What I don't understand from certain people on here is if your not interested in how the women are doing why are you moaning about there being a team. They don't detract from the first XI any more than the development XI, the U18's, and all the other younger teams that come under the FGR banner.


From my point of view I'd like to say Good Luck for the rest of the season Ladies, and if you manage to get to the national rounds of the WFA Cup and your drawn away up north Greeners & myself will be there to cheer you on as we were a few years back @ Skelmersdale when you played against Liverpool Ladies.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Theoperator » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:11 pm

Greeners Jr the difference is that the junior teams are nurturing talent hopefully for the future of FGR FC. I dont agree that the womens team don't detract from the first XI, they divert some of your energy (Which I admire btw) for example away from FGR first team.

Additionally there is a direct link through with Scott Bartlett and his colleagues in the acadamy.

IF womens football for FGR draw in greater crowds to support the first team thats about the only reason I can see for the ladies team being sponsored by the club.

The reason why I posted (Not all questioning of the reason is a moan BTW ;) ) is to raise concern that the womens team diverts focus from FGR in and getting promoted from The National League. It must do unless there is a whole new tier of work unfunded by the club that goes on only for the womens team.

So far Ive been called misoganistic, and other posters didnt see the ladies football part in the programme, the abuse |(gentle I accept)/ moans seem to be towards me than the other way round. . Agree it MAY promote FGR more in the community but if it diverts energy away its likely to do more or as much harm than good. Comparisons with the motor trade are good- if you are a main BMW dealer the last thing you want to do is to dabble a bit in VWs, you risk your BMW specialist label- leave that to the VW dealers. You can of course be a jack of all trades, but then you are no longer a master of one.

Womens sport is different at top level and always will be due largely to physicality differences bestowed by mother nature.


All is going well for FGR presently but if things do start to falter we have an extra facet to our club which will be hard to sever and could well cost us dear.

Chelsea and Arsenal have ladies teams, I can honestly say that they make no difference at all for CFC and AFC other than an extra mention at the end of a BBC report, ladies football has not exactly helped Notts Countys prowess has it :oops:

Foggy- I do see your points, but cant fully go along with them. I may come round to spending energy on it one day, but I cant see it ATM.
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Re: Brighton & Hove Ladies v FGR Ladies

Postby Foggy » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:11 pm

Theoperator wrote:
So far Ive been called misoganistic,

Foggy- I do see your points, but cant fully go along with them. I may come round to spending energy on it one day, but I cant see it ATM.


If you re-read my post, it was directed at Man Utd being stuck in a misogynistic time warp for its failings, not an attack on your views.

I enjoyed the coverage of the Women's World Cup, as did many others, and have watched some of the BT coverage of WSL games since that finished. Many have expressed pride at the representation in the England C Team from Rovers players, who knows, some day we may see players from our Ladies Team turn out for their country.
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