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Is it really all about sex? Women’s sport and media coverage

I had a surprise last weekend. Right there in the middle of the BBC sports update was a story about the England Cricket Team — the women’s England Cricket Team.  Not only were women playing cricket right there on my … Continue reading

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Making history and the Tartan Army’s newest recruit

“Yes,” she had a firm, almost defiant tone. “I’d really like to go.” This was not the usual “date” I went on with my mother-in-law.  We’d been to games before—occasionally, as the family has Falkirk season tickets—but always flanked by the … Continue reading

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Women’s game dates back to 1629, says “First Ladies of Football” exhibition

Many would be forgiven for thinking that women’s football/soccer is a relatively new phenomenon.  However, according to groundbreaking research conducted for the “First Ladies of Football” exhibition at the Scottish Football Museum in Glasgow, Europe’s first recorded women’s football game was … Continue reading

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Let them play: FIFA’s Olympic headscarf ban denies Iran

You’d think Iranian women players had enough going against them without FIFA adding to their troubles.  Playing soccer/football has been impossible for many women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 which brought in strict rules about the segregation … Continue reading

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Why Scotland should support Olympic football

The Olympic draw was today and Hampden, Scotland’s national stadium, will host its first women’s game ever, USA v. France, on July 25. Olympic football is a controversal topic for Scottishfootball fans. The Scottish Review has kindly published some of my thoughts … Continue reading

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