Gender and Football


Gender and Football: Much Work to be Done

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Who would you use as an example if you wanted to illustrate the worst kind of idiocy or incompetence on the football field, or indeed in sport generally?

Several names, possibly the directors of major football clubs or members of the ITV commentary team, spring immediately to mind, but the answer, of course, is Your Nan.

Gender and Football: a Personal View

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We kick off February with a series of posts on the interrelationship between football and gender. Tomorrow, TTU regular Susan Gardiner will analyse the progress of women's involvement in the sport while Glen Wilson will take the temperature of women's football itself. Weshall also hear from Southampton fan Nicky Borowiec while blog co-founder Rob Langham will assess concepts ofmasculinity in the game, hopefully without resort to a .

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Gender and Football: Belles, Balls and Bureaucracy

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It's 2012. I am standing on my old school field, in roughly the same spot where sixteen years earlier, during Year 8 PE, I face-planted the cinder-running track attempting the hurdles. I am one of a crowd of twenty or so watching a football match on the new 3G Astroturf. I am joking with one of the players warming up to go on.

Gender and Football: Getting Stuck In

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Even by the standards of Twitter's water cooler moments, the debate over the award of the Ballon D'Or earlier this month had to be one of the most curious.

Cristiano Ronaldo emerged victorious but in the wake of the Real Madrid man's accolade, most attention was directed towards England manager Roy Hodgson's preference for Javier Mascherano.