Casual sexism creeping in at The Racecourse; should we be surprised?

Originally posted on The Joe Clarke Project:
I have played and watched football my entire life, but it’s something of a lose-lose situation when you’re a women. You’re either having to defend your femininity to the archetypal “lads lad” (are they threatened when a girl plays better than them?); or you’re having to defend your love of the game to those very same lads (because… Continue reading Casual sexism creeping in at The Racecourse; should we be surprised?

Time For A Bit of Calm

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. We lose our heads rather too easily when it comes to football. The treatment Amy Fearn received from some quarters on Saturday was despicable. I accept that … Continue reading Time For A Bit of Calm

Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1

A remarkable match, no two ways about it. A ghost goal, two goals conceded straight from strong penalty shouts at the other end, a straight red card: it was plenty to distract you from the fact that this was a very good game of football between two of the better sides in the division. Admittedly, Wrexham’s record suggests I’m exaggerating their qualities, but to be … Continue reading Kidderminster Harriers 3 Wrexham 1