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Former Wales coach gets slammed for criticising the Women’s World Cup.

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  1. Glos Blue

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    Does he have a valid point?

    Gary Speed's former Wales number two Raymond Verheijen has caused a storm after claiming the Women's World Cup would have been better 'played behind closed curtains.'

    The outspoken Dutchman, who helped regalvanise Welsh football with Speed, made his critical remarks on social media.

    He has previously been at the centre of other Twitter controversy, slamming the FA of Wales' decision to appoint Chris Coleman as manager and claiming the Welsh legacy built under Speed would be ruined.

    When he was manager, Speed himself had to ask Verheijen to tone down comments after he had been critical of Premier League clubs.

    The most recent outburst has led to a spat with England manager Phil Neville, who hit out at Verheijen's remarks.

    Verheijen said: "So far, it would have been better if the World Cup had been played behind closed curtains. The level of play is shocking. Like watching grass grow. One of the reasons is that most teams are coached by clueless left overs from the men’s game rather than by the best female coaches."

    More here:
    Former Wales coach's brutal attack on Women's World Cup - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/former-wales-coach-raymond-verheijen-16428650
     
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    No.
     
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    It is shit though Birdball. It's only shit if you compare it to the Mens game I suppose. Which is why they have got a cheek when they do and demand equal pay.
     
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    Anyone bothered what he thinks anyway? He's a rentagob about anything
     
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    He's right.
     
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    howard johnson is right
     
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    It's yet another example of how you can get in trouble these days for simply pointing out facts.
     
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    I watched Brazil v Australia yesterday. Most of it was pretty woeful. Absolutely loads of unforced errors, especially passes going nowhere near their intended target, meaning large parts of the game seemed to be swapping possession every 30 seconds or so in the middle third of the pitch.

    There were one or two moments of “brilliance” but then I see one or two moments of brilliance from my under 10’s every Saturday and they’re not badgering FIFA for millions of quid.
     
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    I reckon they should be paid as much as they want but not to expect the men's game to pay for it. Let them set up their own associations and earn their own money.
     
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    It’s a very good point about the men coaching them being the dregs of the male game
     
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    Women's football in the media is chucked down our throat and you must like it. I wont watch it simply because its shit, the same way I dont watch snooker.
     
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    snooker can be exciting
     
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    Have any of them said they should be paid as much as the men? I know one player has specifically said they shouldn't be.

    The more coverage of the womens game there is the more young girls will want to take up the game. Give it a generation or so and they may well be better to watch than the men - or at the very least a different spectacle much like in tennis.
     
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    Cracking goal by Scotland against the Cwmbran Gardeners. They went down 2-1 though.
     
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    The minges are slowly taking over our beautiful game, be warned.
     
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    TV coverage wise they are. MOTD will have a permanent bird on it soon. Talking shit. Eventually the Beeb will say let's show the bird PL goals at the end of MOTD 2.. Eventually it will be one highlights programme, birds PL and the real PL on one show.
     
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    Dead right, you've only to watch final score when they go around the grounds it's a quim doing the blurb. Every live broadcast now has a pair of flaps as a studio pundit , and even down the city some parts of the ground are almost wall to wall gash.
     
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    @Colonel Cardiffi will be doing Bird PL pickem soon...
     
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    I've got a question or two:

    Firstly, Phil Neville - when the birds are getting changed, does he have to wait outside the changing room?

    Secondly, is there a sport where woman are superior to men?

    Also, what would happen if a load of half decent semi pro blokes said they now identify as women, get together and represent their country in order to smash the natural birds and win the world cup, then afterwards say they've changed their minds and go back to being blokes? Would they be allowed to enter? If do, would they have the world cup taken off them when they changed back to blokes. Personally I think if Aguero did it, he could probably play with 10 birds and win the world cup for Argentina no problem.
     
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