Dear Rishi Sunak And Liz Truss An Open Letter From The England Womens Football Team

Blue Mist

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It is if your reason is, we can’t fund pitches, and that is their fault because of the disastrous economic management they are responsible for. And it’s only going to get worse as Brexit fuck us up every single day. And those one month Celebs did something the real celebs haven’t been able to do, win something.
The Brexit thread is that way >>
My mates lad is very good at Lacrosse and attends the local Lacrosse club. Because of that one club, Manchester are represented by a disproportionate number within the England set up.
If only the government would force all schools to have Lacrosse pitches we could be world beaters.
It isn't about scoring political points and it isnt about the women doing what the men can't. It is almost a different sport. The levels that professionals are at within europe in the women's game is akin to the Scottish Premier teams and the English First division.
 

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You won’t see me defending right wing labour govs either. However, the Tories have sold every single asset the country owned. The Labour mistakes pale into insignificance compared to those bastards.
Will you defend your First Minister?
In 2018 the Scottish Government had to drop plans to sell school playing fields after a backlash from the public.
That was 4 years ago, I havent time nor inclination to continue searching to see if they have or have not done what those so Tory bastards have done but it shows you are wrong. The SNP are like the rest it is merely your hatred clouding your judgement.
 

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The easiest solution to this is simply to take all the subsidies which are poured into the WSL and re-direct the funds into purchasing playing fields for schools.

I’m sure the England players would all be up for this idea, given their obvious principled stance on the matter.
 

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When I was at school (I’m ‘only’ 33) there was around 200 kids in the year and approx 50/50 split between boys & girls. We had 3 male PE teachers and 1 female as most of the girls wouldn’t bother with PE due to girl problems, which was a massive in-joke because none of them dared to get a bit sweaty running around.

If they want to play that much they can use anywhere for 5 a side, they don’t need a full size pitch just incase they like it because now they want to give it a try. We had a school pitch, which is still owned by the council rather than the school I think but me and my mates would play anywhere with a wall
 

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Will you defend your First Minister?
In 2018 the Scottish Government had to drop plans to sell school playing fields after a backlash from the public.
That was 4 years ago, I havent time nor inclination to continue searching to see if they have or have not done what those so Tory bastards have done but it shows you are wrong. The SNP are like the rest it is merely your hatred clouding your judgement.
I would attack anyone who did it. It’s not a blank cheque. My hatred is based upon judgement. If you are a gov who takes away the extra £20 a week to our poorest people because you don’t want to tax the rich, I judge that type to be scum. If you con the morons in our midst Brexit is a good idea then I judge you as either unbelievably thick or a racist little Englander. If you give you pals a contract worth billions in a pandemic I judge you to be a thief. If you lie at every turn to save your skin I judge you not fit to govern.

Sturgeon and the SNPhave been in power for 15 years, I judge that to be because they are mainly doing good, not always, mistakes happen, but they try to improve peoples lives, Tories are only interested in making their lives better. I judge that to be selfish and greedy.

We have sussed the Tories for 70 years, a pity more of England hasn’t done the same. I judge that to be not taking an interest and allowing yourself to become a Turkey and looking forward to Christmas.

It’s all about perception, but if you don’t take the time to look you are easy to con. Tories in Gov for over 10 years because they get support in England from people the Tories despise concerns me about their actual grasp on what is going on.

Your point about Lacrosse I am right behind though. Fucking live that game.
 

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The easiest solution to this is simply to take all the subsidies which are poured into the WSL and re-direct the funds into purchasing playing fields for schools.

I’m sure the England players would all be up for this idea, given their obvious principled stance on the matter.

Why does the women's game have to choose between investment in the professional sport and investment for kids and grassroots?

The men's game has both. And where facilities are available for boys it shouldn't take much money, just a bit of sense and good will, to make those facilities available for girls too.

The money that's "poured into the WSL" has the vast majority of professional footballers in that league earning the living wage or thereabouts. They earn less in a year than what a whole load of PL players earn in a week.

Taking money out of the WSL makes football even less of a viable career choice for those kids they're trying to inspire.
 

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The money that's "poured into the WSL" has the vast majority of professional footballers in that league earning the living wage or thereabouts. They earn less in a year than what a whole load of PL players earn in a week.

Taking money out of the WSL makes football even less of a viable career choice for those kids they're trying to inspire.
Aye, investing in something and taking a short term hit in order to make it successful and profitable long term. Strange that even some City fans need this explaining to them after the shit our club has had for 14 years.
 

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Aye, investing in something and taking a short term hit in order to make it successful and profitable long term. Strange that even some City fans need this explaining to them after the shit our club has had for 14 years.

If you take investment out of the WSL then the professional league dies. To keep the league going you need the facilities to keep the players professional and you need to pay them enough that they can afford to be professional.

If they were on £30k a week I'd say yeah, put them down to £20k a week and you've got half a million per professional player per year that you can pour into infrastructure and coaching for young girls.

But most of them are on more like £30k a year. There's not much you can take off them before their career becomes unsustainable, and you don't make enough for your investment to make real changes.

And the league dies, because the players flock abroad - as they already do to a certain extent given the salary cap.

And those little girls who you've managed to scrape a bit of money for so they can play football in PE and maybe if they're lucky play in a team out of school too, they can't go and watch top-level women's football live, they can't meet their heroes, and they also can't get places in academies because guess what, with no competitive professional league the academy system shrinks too.

So they get a bit of facilities and coaching but they get no relevant role models and no path to a professional career.

And then when all your talented youth players start wanting to be professional - and there won't be as many as you want, because of the whole no role models, no career path, never being able to watch a professional women's game thing - you say okay, we'll get the league back up and running again.

And guess what? That needs investment. Those girls who are ready for professional contracts, do they get them, or only if they accept that it's taking money away from the coaching of younger girls?

Short term pain for long term gain is a real and valid approach. If you cut your hair it grows back stronger.
But you don't cut your head off in the hope of regrowth.
 

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Why does the women's game have to choose between investment in the professional sport and investment for kids and grassroots?

The men's game has both. And where facilities are available for boys it shouldn't take much money, just a bit of sense and good will, to make those facilities available for girls too.

The money that's "poured into the WSL" has the vast majority of professional footballers in that league earning the living wage or thereabouts. They earn less in a year than what a whole load of PL players earn in a week.

Taking money out of the WSL makes football even less of a viable career choice for those kids they're trying to inspire.
Why shouldn’t there be a choice though? There’s a finite amount of money available, and my post was highlighting the fact that the WSL is already receiving millions of pounds worth of subsidies, money which could alternatively be spent on playing fields. If the FA chooses to subsidise a professional women’s league - which current levels of demand would not sustain - then choices have to be made in terms of funding.

With their statement, the England players are essentially asking for their preference to be prioritised over all other areas of public expenditure, including providing assistance for heating bills this winter and helping to maintain a decent living wage for key public sector workers, given the rise of inflation. I think the statement shows a lack of self-awareness given the pressures facing the country.
 

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I would attack anyone who did it. It’s not a blank cheque. My hatred is based upon judgement. If you are a gov who takes away the extra £20 a week to our poorest people because you don’t want to tax the rich, I judge that type to be scum. If you con the morons in our midst Brexit is a good idea then I judge you as either unbelievably thick or a racist little Englander. If you give you pals a contract worth billions in a pandemic I judge you to be a thief. If you lie at every turn to save your skin I judge you not fit to govern.

Sturgeon and the SNPhave been in power for 15 years, I judge that to be because they are mainly doing good, not always, mistakes happen, but they try to improve peoples lives, Tories are only interested in making their lives better. I judge that to be selfish and greedy.

We have sussed the Tories for 70 years, a pity more of England hasn’t done the same. I judge that to be not taking an interest and allowing yourself to become a Turkey and looking forward to Christmas.

It’s all about perception, but if you don’t take the time to look you are easy to con. Tories in Gov for over 10 years because they get support in England from people the Tories despise concerns me about their actual grasp on what is going on.

Your point about Lacrosse I am right behind though. Fucking live that game.
I believe there is a forum for politics on Blue Moon. That could be the place to spew forth your National Socialist views? JSL!
 

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