FiNeRaInSanguine You'll be relieved that as far as I know it's only these 'footballers' who are allowed out of the kitchen.
There is always someone that create's an extreme of an argument that isn't there. Best wishes to the females, I wish them all the success in the world and don't share that view. That said, you know the standard of it is far, far worse than many non-league teams, possibly even worse than that. There is a reason people like you and other's here are supporting Reading FC and not Reading Town, you want to watch a high standard. What if Get Reading started bating you in by headlining Reading Town news above Reading FC? I don't believe you would not find it irritating. I care about the standard and where the actual interest is, not the gender.
They deliberately don't mark the headline, they do have the occasional picture, but may time's its deliberately worded to trick you into clicking because it is not obvious. " England Striker ruled out with broken Ankle", no picture of anyone, just an England shirt so you can't tell, then it's some random female striker when you think it's Harry Kane. It's purposely deceptive and they know full well that people clicking on this are doing so because they think it's the male England team.
Do they seriously think these tactics will generate more interest in the women's game?
I know that they do it, I just really don't care. And often, to be honest, I'd read any subsequent article I was directed to - I've taken a much keener interest in the women's game over the last couple of years, and certainly enough to know that the standard has improved infinitely. I recalled during the World Cup that I recently attended a mixed charity game where it was the members of the Fulham Ladies team that stood head and shoulders above everyone else on the pitch, which included a number of Fulham academy players, some of whom are near the first team squad.
Of course women's teams aren't going to be comparable to men's. But if you're trying to claim that skill levels remain light years behind the men's game, then you'll still be claiming it in ten years when it is even more demonstrably untrue.