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51 minutes ago, Geedub-MFC said:

Is it sexist to suggest this idea of renaming ‘Motherwell Ladies’ to ‘Motherwell FC’ confusing and stupid? 

Yes.

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53 minutes ago, Geedub-MFC said:

Is it sexist to suggest this idea of renaming ‘Motherwell Ladies’ to ‘Motherwell FC’ confusing and stupid? 

Wouldn't say it's sexist, no.  Are you of the opinion it's confusing and stupid?  If so, do you mind me asking why? 

I'll be honest - I have absolutely no interest in women's football.  I don't watch it, rarely take any notice of it online etc.  I can't imagine, however, there will be a time when I'm confused between the two teams.

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45 minutes ago, AndyRoss said:

Wouldn't say it's sexist at all, I just don't understand how it is confusing.

 

16 minutes ago, Desp said:

Wouldn't say it's sexist, no.  Are you of the opinion it's confusing and stupid?  If so, do you mind me asking why? 

I'll be honest - I have absolutely no interest in women's football.  I don't watch it, rarely take any notice of it online etc.  I can't imagine, however, there will be a time when I'm confused between the two teams.

Pretty much. It really depends on how the confusion is articulated or the reason it's considered 'stupid' that defines whether it's sexist or not. Being confused by it is really just a comprehension issue.

I'm genuinely struggling to see how anyone can work themselves into a shoot about it tbqh.

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1 hour ago, Geedub-MFC said:

Is it sexist to suggest this idea of renaming ‘Motherwell Ladies’ to ‘Motherwell FC’ confusing and stupid? 

Hi Tam.

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1 hour ago, AndyRoss said:

Wouldn't say it's sexist at all, I just don't understand how it is confusing.

When the reserves are playing later, it'll be clear that it isn't the first-team, don't think it'll be any different with the women's team.

The aim isn't too appease any PC brigade, it's just to help highlight a squad that put in a great deal for MFC. The coverage won't change, those who don't have any interest won't be seeing a deluge of updates on the women's team,  it'll stay as it has been for the last season. 

I thought the reaction to the announcement was pretty crazy, most of it from fans of other clubs too. 

I didn't realise there had been a negative reaction to this TBH and can't really believe it's something anyone would get worked up about (unless it's twitter-based in which case, I can totally believe it). I saw the announcement, thought "fair enough", enjoyed the fact that Alan Campbell was the 2nd smallest person in the photo and moved on. 

Surely the sum total of the impact of this is that in woman's football fixtures, results and league tables it will just say "Motherwell FC" instead of "Motherwell Ladies FC", or am I missing something? :huh:

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It's unlikely to lead to confusion unless the men's and ladies' teams end up playing against each other competitively in some dystopian future of the SPFL.

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33 minutes ago, Swello said:

Surely the sum total of the impact of this is that in woman's football fixtures, results and league tables it will just say "Motherwell FC" instead of "Motherwell Ladies FC", or am I missing something? :huh:

That's exactly it. The club actively promoting their women's team will only assist going forward in their recruitment etc going forward too.

Sadly the Twitter response provoked attacks on appearance, gender and sexuality - it got very grim, very quickly. 

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Ferguson, Donnelly and Livingstone are the only over 20s in the Reserves today I think.
Interesting (not really) to see Semple's captaining the side.
Looks like a 433.
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Cole Starrs is a great name.

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46 minutes ago, WeeAlf said:
Gordon Banks, is he the only world cup winner to play at Fir Park?

Karl-Heinz Riedle is another one.

Did Stéphane Guivarc'h ever play at FP?

Edit: It seems Bobby Moore turned out for Fulham in an Anglo-Scottish Cup game as well.

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Just now, mwellhighland said:

Gattuso?

as a youngster he did. became a great player in italy.

Is the criteria to be at FP a previous winner? or do future winners count?

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Christian Vieri and Panucci played for Italy under 21s in 1992 but after some google work both missed the 2006 World Cup through injury/falling out with Lippi.

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In other news we’ve put a video out showing Cadden is back training again. I can’t see him getting in the team just now but good news regardless.

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