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To hate football and the amount of TV coverage it gets...

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Gingefringe Sat 25-May-13 19:01:59

Just switched on to ITV and guess what - some European cup final with two German teams!! I really dislike football and wonder whether anyone really gives a shit cares about a game like this in the UK?
Why does football coverage get preference over everything else?
I'll be on MN tonight.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 26-May-13 15:20:27


There's not that much football on tv other than sky, and you will be glad to hear there will be no more til August after tonight grin

That is the thing that irks me. It is a WINTER sport but we only have 2 and a half months respite from it. (less if there is a sodding world cup or something)

Wereonourway Sun 26-May-13 16:01:25

As others have said, people are entitled to their opinions.

I love football, hate hate hate soaps. I cannot understand why people watch them at all but I know they do, and they enjoy them, so I don't knock them, or spend anytime getting worked up by them being on. I just switch over.

Surely it's about freedom of choice, and as far as I can see, there's 999 channels offering a fairly wide choice

Ilikethebreeze Sun 26-May-13 16:05:51

I think TV programmes on the whole, appeal to women more than men, especially the evening programmes.

CherylTrole Sun 26-May-13 16:13:54

I cant stand football and the Beckhams. Nuff said.

ComposHat Sun 26-May-13 16:23:33

And footballers and football fans are misogynistic

I really do take exception to that, I am an ardent football fan and a feminist. I don't see how a preference for a particular sport makes you a misogynist.

Care to explain?

(Unless you count lapdancing as a sport)

Thisvehicleisreversing Sun 26-May-13 17:33:24

ComposHat I don't know if that was aimed at me or not as those were the words I used at the end of my post.

I was in fact replying to an earlier post that suggested that female presenters were only used to draw in female viewers. I too took rxcepti

Thisvehicleisreversing Sun 26-May-13 17:38:02

Sorry pressed send too soon

I took exception to that suggestion.
Someone else earlier had said that they believed football was a 'misogynistic' game and footballers were 'misogynistic' so I used that quote sarcastically, hence the hmm at the end.

If however that wasn't meant for me then please ignore me smile

MardyBra Sun 26-May-13 17:38:58

"Mardybra- People don't care about the arts to the extent that people care about football."

I'm not just talking about "highbrow" arts, I'm talking about books, music, telly, cinema, as well as theatre.

And anyway, you've missed the point of my post that just because Bowler's DS is working hard at a particular career doesn't mean that the rest of us should be inflicted with disproportionate coverage of it in the media.

MardyBra Sun 26-May-13 17:40:45

Thinking about it, football is predominantly enjoyed by men (I know there are exceptions). Men still predominantly control the agenda in TV programming (again I am sure there are exceptions). No wonder there is so much footie on telly.

BackforGood Sun 26-May-13 17:47:49

Thin is MardyBra, there's actually FAR less football on the TV each week than there is soaps, for example. I suspect less than those gormless reality / "celebrity" / screaming and voting programmes. (Possibly unless you pay extra for Sky Sports, which is then something you've opted into).
I would also suggest that the advertisers control the vast majority of TV programming, whatever their gender, not some random men who think they will put football on because they happen to like it.

Bowlersarm Sun 26-May-13 18:18:19

mardybra very sexist. Many women enjoy football, plus other sports on tv.

Redbindy Sun 26-May-13 18:23:15

Those misogynistic Arsenal girls won a cup today. That was on TV.

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