Episode #17: The [Men’s] World Cup Special

 Images (CW): Nettie Honeyball //  Dick, Kerr’s Ladies  // Eni Aluko // Die Mannschaft mid-Mexico game //  logo by @3Dperson  // Swedish celebrations

Images (CW): Nettie Honeyball // Dick, Kerr’s Ladies // Eni Aluko // Die Mannschaft mid-Mexico game // logo by @3Dperson // Swedish celebrations

It’s Germany v Sweden all over again as Charlotte and Emma discuss women’s place in football, the question of expertise and why Neymar could pay the salaries of 1,693 female players in the top leagues. Plus: What we owe Nettie Honeyball…

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FOOTNOTES

  • Here’s Ola Toivonen’s goal against Germany...
  • …And Toni Kroos’ goal against Sweden in the final minute of that game:
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and here is more on that story;

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Read all about it in 'England ‘can go back to being mothers, partners and daughters,’ says FA tweet' The Guardian, 6 July 2015

  • Here’s what you need to know about the gender pay gap in football: “Among a number of stark findings was that the combined pay of those playing in the top seven women’s football leagues equals that of a single male footballer, the Brazilian forward Neymar, who plays for the French club Paris St-Germain. Neymar will earn £32.9m from PSG for the 2017-18 season purely for his playing contract, without taking into account millions more he receives in commercial deals. His salary is almost exactly the same as 1,693 female players in France, Germany, England, the US, Sweden, Australia and Mexico combined, according to the Sporting Intelligence annual salary survey.” From ‘Football’s gender pay gap worse than in politics, medicine and space’ by Martha Kelner, The Guardian, 26 November 2017;

  • Women’s World Cup: from unofficial tournaments to record-breaking event’ by Anna Kessel of The Guardian contains everything you need to know about the roots of women’s international football, Brandy Chastain and 80-minute matches;

  • Here’s FC Rosengård from Malmö – Marta, Anja Mitthag, Lotta Schelin and Ali Riley have all played for the club;  

  • Susanna Hedenborg is a Professor in Sport Sciences and Associate Professor in Economic History at Malmö University who has researched the gender pay gap in Swedish sports. Read more about the pay gap here [in Swedish] and about Susanna here. You can also follow Susanna on Twitter @SHedenborg;

  • This BBC News article – ‘The story of women's football in 10 objects’ – contains photos of Nettie Honeyball, Lily Parr’s kit and Dick, Kerr's Ladies, as well as a poster for the unofficial World Cup in 1970;

  • ‘Why was women's football banned in 1921?’ Read all about it;

 The Cadbury ad starring Alex Scott, who played for Arsenal before retiring earlier this year. She has 140 caps for England and is now a pundit for the BBC;

The Cadbury ad starring Alex Scott, who played for Arsenal before retiring earlier this year. She has 140 caps for England and is now a pundit for the BBC;

  • Charlotte is reading lines from Carol Ann Duffy’s Sub, published in Feminine Gospels in 2002:
I came on in extra time in ‘66, my breasts
bandaged beneath my no. 13 shirt, and put it in
off the head, the back of the head, the left foot
from 30 yards out, hat-trick. If they’d thought
the game was all over, it was now. I felt secure
as I danced in my dazzling whites with the Cup –
tampon – but skipped the team bath with the lads,
sipped my champagne in the solitary shower
as the blood and soap suds mingled to pink.
They sang my name on the other side of the stream.

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