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Women's Football / Re: Harrassment & bullying in football / Allegations
« Last post by Cabbages on September 20, 2017, 07:51:47 PM »
good riddance to sampson- should never have got the job in the first place. The FA is an ass and always will be-
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My match photos from last nights game are now online:

http://neilsmithsportsphotography.com/galleries/ladies-football-2017-18-season/

Chester-le-Street had an oustanding first half performance which they scored twice, one being an own goal right on half time. They went 3 nil up early in the second half but some tired legs allowed Newcastle to pull 2 goals back.

Great to see the Cestrians finally get their first 3 points of the season.
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Women's Football / Re: Harrassment & bullying in football / Allegations
« Last post by croc on September 20, 2017, 05:11:53 PM »
So it seems he's been sacked for inappropriate relationships  with players during his time at Bristol, something the FA had previously investigated years ago and sent him on a safeguarding course over as a result.   Guardian reporter tweeting it's quite a major scandl - if so why did the FA clear him to continue coaching? 
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Women's Football / Re: Harrassment & bullying in football / Allegations
« Last post by croc on September 20, 2017, 03:47:09 PM »
BBC reports departure relates to fresh allegations made about his conduct in a previous role!  No doubt if they know that much these allegations will leak out - got to say so far even if true the ebola and arrested comments don't necessarily equate to racism but we will see what comes out in the wash.
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Women's Football / Re: Harrassment & bullying in football / Allegations
« Last post by buzzbee on September 20, 2017, 02:33:56 PM »
Well, she has got her way then! BREAKING NEWS: Mark Sampson set to leave as England women's manager

I wonder if Sampson’s preplacement will feel obliged to play Eni and if so, what atmosphere will that create in the team?
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Women's Football / Re: Harrassment & bullying in football / Allegations
« Last post by buzzbee on September 20, 2017, 08:35:23 AM »
but how on earth can the second enquiry take place by a barrister and find 'no case to answer' when the two footballers making the allocations were NOT ACTUALLY INTERVIEWED by the barrister ???
Did Aluko not say that she would not take part in the independent enquiry, because she didn’t believe it would be done fairly or something?

If I am reading correctly, that enquiry didn’t say Sampson was innocent. It just said that there was no case to answer. If those making the allegations won’t then take part in the enquiry, then there is no case to answer, is there?

I am no fan of Sampson and if he is genuinely guilty, I hope he gets what he deserves, but Aluko’s handling of this whole affair has been terrible and has opened herself wide to accusations of just trying to cause trouble for a coach he doesn’t like

Ebola comment – Bad thing to say. Very insensitive, but not racist. It was a joke in poor taste, regarding a disease. The fact that the disease was in Africa doesn’t make the comment racist!

Arrest comment – Again, not racist! White people get arrested too. Seemingly a video of the meeting do not seem to show him making that comment, which Aluko wasn’t there to hear

“Lazy” comment – Coaches criticize players for being lazy all the time. If you disagree, you ask the coach why he thinks that! Coaches are not there to pamper players!

“Pain in the arse” comment – appears to have been said jovially and the more this goes on, the more it seems to have some accuracy about it!

If a player feels like she has been singled out for bullying and racism, I would expect there to be more than just the things that have been made public, but in trying to win sympathy, you would expect Aluko to go public with some of the worse incidents. If these are among the worse, then I’m afraid I just don’t see a case!

Last night’s comments from her on Twitter just make her look more bitter IMHO, criticizing the players for showing her a lack of respect towards her and calling them selfish!

I wonder how the Chelsea players in that team will feel about playing with her at the weekend?
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Great competitive game at Leicester over the weekend resulting in 2-2 draw v Forest Ladies
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The FA Women's Super League / Re: Sunderland Ladies 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles
« Last post by Aphrodites Child on September 17, 2017, 10:35:08 PM »
the social media mad world of women's football, not least WSL, seems conspicuous by its absence when it comes to pre-season friendlies, so nice to see coverage
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The FA Women's Super League / Sunderland Ladies 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles
« Last post by ConnorLamb on September 17, 2017, 06:27:01 PM »
http://wp.me/p4i04N-3QT
Here's my take on today's pre-season friendly between Sunderland Ladies and Doncaster Rovers Belles where a Lucy Staniforth brace gave Sunderland a 2-0 win.
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European Women's Football / Denmark latest National Side to mount protest
« Last post by Dr Gonzo on September 13, 2017, 05:58:45 PM »
The Denmark national side are the latest to mount a protest at the conditions they have to work under.  Despite their showing in the UEFA championships this doesn't seem to have helped the cause...

https://www.fifpro.org/news/danish-women-s-team-wants-fair-compensation/en
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