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Offline sbahnhof

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The FA, kids & crowds
« on: July 17, 2017, 09:06:25 AM »

Why the FA's promotional strategy needs to change, and how:


Kids Go Free: Why Branding Women’s Football as ‘Family-Friendly’ may do more Harm than Good
Ceylon Hickman discusses how the FA Women’s Football Strategy targets the wrong audience in the attempt to grow the game.

- ateamofjohnosheas.com/2017/07/14/kids-go-free-why-branding-womens-football-as-family-friendly-may-do-more-harm-than-good/



This article seems to address something that's been bubbling under for years. But what do you think? What is the family/non-family split like at games you've seen? And what is your recommendation to improve the match atmosphere?
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Re: The FA, kids & crowds
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 01:27:51 PM »
if u have season ticket for the male counterpart of the club , then you get free access to womens games , does this happen up north over the equator..
do the clubs work hard with girls grass roots clubs/teams ? do they ever do community work up north ?

players seem to be invisible .
Still best to happen in the summer.

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Re: The FA, kids & crowds
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 10:00:01 AM »

Relevant to this subject:

I preferred watching the ladies game before it went WSL- it was a pleasure to watch but now its gradually getting like the men's game, cut throat commercialism. Play acting is creeping in and arguing with refs was evident in this tournament [the Euros] but on the whole the players give 100% and try to play honestly .You can still stand next to opposing fans at matches and enjoy friendly banter without any argy bargy or getting a bottle thrown at you- Dont go much for Man City fans having said that- they make a constant din through out the game- and it is just a loud racket that diminishes any enjoyment.

So, they're... noisy during a match?

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Re: The FA, kids & crowds
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 06:11:33 PM »
banging drums and yelling constantly during a match with 700 fans or so is not conducive to an enjoyable experience. I had the England band in my ear when USA played at Mk and had to move. Some people like it but it aint for me.
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Re: The FA, kids & crowds
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 06:14:43 PM »
the atmosphere during holland v England was very quiet at times- i heard when Samsom ripped his shirt....