Absolute Record for women's football attendance in Spain

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Absolute Record for women's football attendance in Spain

Post by daib0 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 pm

Absolute Record for women's football attendance in Spain

Wednesday's clash between Athletic Club and Atlético de Madrid, corresponding to the semifinals of the Copa de la Reina, has gathered 48,121 spectators at the San Mamés stadium, thus breaking the record of attending a women's football game in Spain.

https://www.eldiario.es/norte/Record-Es ... 64744.html (use Google translator if Spanish don't mean much to you!)

Unthought of 20 years ago ... is women's football really "arriving" now?!

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:34 pm

There are a couple of decent female pundits now, although still a case that some aren’t particularly good and are thrown in as a token gesture. That said, they’re no worse than Merson et al.
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Post by Toondes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:42 pm

Have zero interest in birds football
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Post by Remember Colo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:51 pm

In Canada our women's national team often has outdrawn our men's national team, same for tv viewership. But that's largely because our women's team has long been more successful than the men's, and their stars being more prominent national celebrities.

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Post by Chappy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:04 pm

daib0 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 pm

Unthought of 20 years ago ... is women's football really "arriving" now?!
Nah. It's s****. All for women getting involved in sports, it's a good thing - but it's just not as good to watch.

The only sport I don't mind seeing women compete in is MMA/UFC. But even then... I wouldn't go out my way to watch it.
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Post by Toon Ireland » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:11 pm

Chappy wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:04 pm
daib0 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 pm

Unthought of 20 years ago ... is women's football really "arriving" now?!
Nah. It's s****. All for women getting involved in sports, it's a good thing - but it's just not as good to watch.

The only sport I don't mind seeing women compete in is MMA/UFC. But even then... I wouldn't go out my way to watch it.
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Post by PTAO? » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:14 pm

Chappy wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:04 pm
daib0 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 pm

Unthought of 20 years ago ... is women's football really "arriving" now?!
Nah. It's s****. All for women getting involved in sports, it's a good thing - but it's just not as good to watch.

The only sport I don't mind seeing women compete in is MMA/UFC. But even then... I wouldn't go out my way to watch it.

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Post by Toondes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:18 pm

I dunno, the woman’s beach volleyball is pretty good too
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 pm

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Post by Colly » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 pm

It's one of those things, the game will never be quite as quick and physical for obvious reasons, but that hasn't hurt women's tennis which is arguably technically more interesting to watch. Add to that the 'nurture' cultural side whereby basically every man in the country plays from school age meaning the standard is high due to competition, whereas girls football has only been gradually increasing participation in recent decades. That side of things will improve as more get involved and the money starts to trickle in.

On a personal level, my seven year old daughter has just started playing and I was amazed just to see the number of girls signed up now, where she goes they have a team at each year group. She's just gone to her first Toon games in the two recent home cup ties and seems hooked, so I'm vaguely planning to take her to the Euros when they're here in 2021. Even if the venues are less than glamorous...

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Post by Speedo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:39 pm

Some of the comments in this thread <erk>

This is terrific and long may it continue to progress. The more this becomes popular and mainstream, the higher quality the next generation will be.
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Post by ColbacksFlamingBarnet » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:59 pm

Colly wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 pm
It's one of those things, the game will never be quite as quick and physical for obvious reasons, but that hasn't hurt women's tennis which is arguably technically more interesting to watch.
Same with volleyball (indoor and beach) less emphasis on physicality so more technical play. Women's sport as a whole is becoming more popular, but has a long long way to go.

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Re: Absolute Record for women's football attendance in Spain

Post by Aldridge Perez » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:38 am

Toondes wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:18 pm
I dunno, the woman’s beach volleyball is pretty good too
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On a serious note, it'll get better soon, and I love that they seem to be proving a point about play acting and diving. They're better "sportsmen" than most of their male counterparts.

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Re: Absolute Record for women's football attendance in Spain

Post by Chappy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:01 pm

Speedo wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Some of the comments in this thread <erk>

This is terrific and long may it continue to progress. The more this becomes popular and mainstream, the higher quality the next generation will be.
Debatable.
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Post by Colly » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:03 pm

Chappy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:01 pm
Speedo wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Some of the comments in this thread <erk>

This is terrific and long may it continue to progress. The more this becomes popular and mainstream, the higher quality the next generation will be.
Debatable.
Which bit? The last bit is obvious, participation will clearly improve quality.

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Re: Absolute Record for women's football attendance in Spain

Post by Chappy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:17 pm

Colly wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:03 pm
Chappy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:01 pm


Debatable.
Which bit? The last bit is obvious, participation will clearly improve quality.
I dunno about quality...
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Post by daib0 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:52 pm

I think Reading ladies are playing better than the first team! <wah>
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Post by daib0 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:03 pm

going back to OP this one was a special one-off because it was a cup semi-final.

But attendances in general for women's football is coming on in leaps and bouunds in Spain. This season so far for example:

League - At- Madrid v Barcelona - almost 14,000

League - Valencia v Levante - 17,000 +

Cup - Barca have had over 10,000

League - quite a few other games have rolled in at around the 8-9,000 mark...
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Re: Absolute Record for women's football attendance in Spain

Post by Colly » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:13 pm

Chappy wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:17 pm
Colly wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:03 pm


Which bit? The last bit is obvious, participation will clearly improve quality.
I dunno about quality...
You've completely lost me here.

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