Thursday, 2 April 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 217 - The lost opportunity for Women's football in Britain

With the recent controversy surrounding David Gill's appointment as British vice-President of FIFA, there is a lot of ill-feeling between the FA and the other Home Nation FAs. It's hardly surprising that within a few days of that vote, the FA-led plans of sending a combined Team GB to the 2016 Olympics in Rio were blocked by the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish FAs.

While for the men this may not seem like a big deal: Britain miss out on the chance to compete in an under-23 tournament. For the women though, this decision means they are denied the opportunity of participating in a full senior event arguably more prestigious then their own World Cup.

On this week's pod, Graham, Terry and Jan discuss whether it's time for the Women's game to go it alone and makes its own decisions without the petty politics of the Men's game to hold it back.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.


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