Re: Carlton AFLW Review - Half Gone
Reply #86 –
Well said DJC.I watched it at the start, I didn't mind it, I thought the players went very hard, skills were rusty but would get better.
I’ve watched a handful of womens cricket games and that’s not a bad contest.
Certainly better than what our AFLW team dished up in 2022.
Hopefully we can get some development going on in 2023.
But it begs the question why watch and comment on a sport that you’re plainly not interested in ?
I don’t like tennis, I don’t watch it and I (rarely 😎) bother telling people how much I dislike it 🤣
I get the feeling that some who don’t like womens sport also don’t like them in politics and often in any other pursuit other than a “traditional” role at home… I am not saying that I think that’s the case in this thread, but it’s crossed my mind whilst listening to real world people discussing it.
I think the issues I have with it (ie I find it unwatchable) is purely due to the way the game is administrated. The players are remunerated nowhere near well enough, they are not professional (ie they have to hold normal jobs to live) and IMO it shows on the field (to me at least). When Livingstone and her cronies get fair dinkum with it, it will be reflected on field.
Interesting to here comments from Cook at our AGM, he stated that they are going to do exactly what they have done with AFL program, best people possible, he talked about world class facilities and people. So as a club, we are getting fair dinkum and investing money in our AFLW program which is great. That needs to be matched (at the very least) by the AFL (to give the comp and a boost or shot in the arm no pun intended). To be 110% crystal clear, my gripe with it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that there is a W at the end of AFL.