Ladies’ Football: The Oh-So-Beautiful Game

August 1, 2012 in Features, International, Olympics

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For 50 years up until 1971, women’s football had been banned by the FA. Deemed a rival to the men’s game, it was decided that ladies should not be allowed to compete on the grounds of FA member clubs. The game, which had been flourishing up until the ban came in, faced its first major setback in terms of progress, and as we now see, in the way the general public still perceive the sport.

My first taste of a live women’s football match came in 2010. Arsenal Ladies were playing in Watford; I arrived with an open mind and the £1 entrance fee in my wallet. An incredible value for the level of football on display, but yet, there were less then 100 people in the stadium. Read the rest of this entry →