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Thanks Stu. What I’m suggesting with my comment is only what you’ve said. You’ve made a point that you “just want to watch soccer, and men’s soccer”. Commenting on an article about commending an organisation’s decision about encouraging women with your opinion is fine, but I’m really not here to talk about the “men’s” game. I’m talking about soccer players, and where the game is headed.
There’s a lot of people that support women in sport and want to watch it too. To answer your question from earlier, across many sports I do prefer watching women, as do the other girls, women and men in my life, and some others have mentioned on this thread. And we are the ones that care about this decision, because it does impact us directly. Which I can understand for many it doesn’t have a higher stake, particularly those from another generation as you say.
“I hold women as equals to men“- your works. That’s what the A-League has put in writing and told the world too. Thanks.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Not at all Nuxam. This is a move so that women can just say they play A-League soccer, and be appreciated as that, an athlete, without needing to mention their gender.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Stu, you’re welcome to watch your “men’s” soccer. I don’t really care if you don’t want to watch the women, but can you see that others may want to though? Even though it may not interest you, or bother you, but this is a space that could do with some work. Just as the league has done.
The A-League have made a move to show they’re inclusive and see everyone as partners regardless of gender. Shouldn’t women be able to say they play A-League, and that be that?

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Nuxam that’s your opinion, and others might not share it? You don’t have to watch it, but this is about giving females equal space and opportunity to have an impact

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Exactly, plenty of clubs wouldn’t make it without the work women put in.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

I’m genuine in saying I hope you do too. 😊
Keep up your approach too, sorry to hear you think the purity of your game is disappearing, I’m excited to see it grow. Good chat.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Everyone is A-League! A-League M, A-League W, A-League Y. This is the change they’ve made, as I believe it should be.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

I do agree and won’t suggest that men and women should be playing together in the same side, it’s simply a label change. Because there are many. Negative connotations that can come with calling them the “girls” or “ladies”, as opposed to just saying they are footy players.

There is an “A-Leage M” and “A-League W” now. We can disagree, but seeing them as equals is far more appropriate then the women having their very own seperate platform.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

I’m just responding to a commenter, that’s all! Have to start somewhere right!

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

AA- just cause everyone else does it doesn’t mean it’s right. Why don’t you want women to be able to say they play a-league?

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Exactly Chris. Women historically don’t get the representation in media, they don’t get the deals with brands, the time on TV, and it’s only recently with the rise in social media and the growth on their own platforms that conversation starts to flow.
When will people start to see how profitable this market actually is? At a local sporting level and on the big stage.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

I’m not entering a debate about who should be paid what, because that’s actually not what I’ve written about here at all… We are talking about the branding and representation, an organisation publicly unifying their branches as one, not money.
Women will be represented under the same banner that’s now labelled as Football, and not have to be putting their gender in the title.
And I will say it again, if you have an issue with women saying they play Football for the A-League then you might need to ask yourself why. Because that’s what this decision achieved.

A-Leagues for all: Why everyone should follow suit

Absolutely. In a test match it’ll be great to see her settling into her spell and get a decent one at that. Young girls aren’t quite there, but it’s unreal to see them developing through. Can’t wait for the test to begin.

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