Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by golden_blunder, Jan 30, 2018.
Can you ever foresee a future where female footballers are allowed to play in the men’s leagues?
No woman has the physical attributes to compete at any meaningful gender free level.
Look at when Venus Williams thought she could compete with male tennis players.
What’s stopping them now? Other than the fact they’re not good enough. Could a female play in the Premier League or Football League or is there rules about it being male only?
Do most women even want to play with men?
Men are pumped with a natural performance enhancing drug called testosterone. Women don’t have the physical power to compete.
If they are good enough (IF), then there is no reason why men and women can't play together.
I hope not...
Not that I'm against women's football but how far are we going to go in diluting the game? It's hardly a contact sport these days and adding women in with the men will kill the game completely. Let them exist side by side and leave it at that.
There are plenty of stories like that from football, too. The US women's national team got completely destroyed by the U17 men's team in some training game; the female players were shocked by the difference in speed and strength. Against teenagers.
Don't think so. I have yet to meet a woman faster, stronger and technically as good as me in football, let alone good enough to play with other professioals..
I quit serious football at the age of 19 due to knee injury and video games but even now at 30 I would be the indisputed #2 in female world football, second to Raheem Sterling only.
No I can't. Also I wouldn't want to see it happen and I'm a woman.
Won't happen until we start genetically modifying humans. A decent U15 of males can defeat a best of world female team.
No woman is physically better than Matt le tissier or David silva?
I hope so - for the showers. I’ll dust off my boots if it ever happens.
Blimey. That beard & top hat had me fooled for ages.
No of course not.
Sure, allow women to compete for places but without forced equality measures and allow them to compete on merit. Won't change a thing tbh.
No, it should not be so.
Never going to happen at a professional level. Maybe in the future when there's going to be a gender free league of men, women, robots, synths etc.
Love you Stevie
More seriously, great players like Marta could make the grade, surely?
Me and and a few friends were kicking a ball about in the park when a few girls came up to us asking for a match. They were dressed in kit and said they play at regional level.
We didn't want to get embarrassed so declined, saying we were waiting for our friends.
An hour posses by and they were still at the park and challenged us again... Said they'll go easy on is, no need to be scared. So we reluctantly agreed.
Smashed them 12-0.
I reckon the 10 could do a job for us in the "Rooney-role" iranian-womens-foo_3459298b.jpg
Bend it like Beckham.
Definitely. But it'd be a third sport.
Men's football and women's football would remain separate, and a third "genderless" game would be set up next to them.
Professional grade? No.
I heard the story through USSF that it was a U16 team with 14 and 15 year old boys, and they dominated the US Women's national team!
Our local HS girls team is the current state champs and they win their games fairly easily (most games get called at 8-0), but during a scrimmage verses 7th and 8th grade boys, they lost 7-0 and didn't get a shot on goal.
I'm all for equal rights but what's the problem with having men play with men, and women play with women?
Gender and sex are 2 different concepts OP. One is biological, the other social.
The Aussie woman's national team got beaten 7-0 by an U-15 boys team from a club.
Can you imagine all the sexual assault charges for accidental boob contacts?
They could try, but they'd get whooped at most levels.
Gender roles are a social construct.
Gender and Sex are basically one and the same.
Chris Smalling with all his touchy feely in the box...
At University, we had a Co-Ed league, but they had a rule that a female player had to touch the ball inside the attacking half before the team could score. The result was that the defending team would surround the female player(s) and not let them touch the ball. The games turned into something that wasn't even close to football. One team had the strategy to smash it forward, hoping for a deflection off of a female, then gain possesion off of error, then go forward. Madness.
Is there a genuine universal standard of footballing excellence? I mean, in other spheres, excellence is generally subjective...no-one expects Virginia Woolf to face-off against Nabokov.
It'd be very hard. Like I said, top women's teams pretty much always lose heavily to teenage boys.
I don't think even Marta would be anywhere near top flight football.
In common parlance, gender is gender role. I'm not disputing the influence of biological sex btw. Just saying that, technically, Fernando Torres or Javier Hernandez could announce that they identify as women yesterday and it'd fulfill the requirements of OP's title.
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