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If there is one pundit I can not stand it is Michael Brown. Squeaky voice and knows eff all, and the worst manager we ever had. Good luck to the bloke, but please get off the airwaves Michael.  Closely followed by Jenas, who has nothing interesting to say at all.

On formula 1 Jenny Gow is hopeless. But so is Palmer. But Suzie Perry was excellent. Seems to me it has less to do with gender than whether you are any good or not.

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It is a strange one, all down to personal taste. I could not abide Andy Townsend when he covered a match on TV. He told you what you could already see happening in front of your eyes. Nothing interesting or informative ever came out of his mouth. However now he keeps popping up on the radio and he is infinitely better and sometimes worth listening to. So the same pundit can divide my opinion based on the medium through which he is broadcasting.

So whilst I totally agree gender is irrelevant I am not sure it is down to whether anyone is good or not. That seems to be in the eye of the beholder. I hated John Motson and much preferred Barry Davies but which of them was considered the top commentator by the BBC?

 

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Masters degree, accountant, risk manager, fraud management, lean management, project management, ISO lead, lost count. But lots of hard work. And that is why I have total respect for all women in all the professions I have met. But none for you.

Your specialist subject being misogyny.

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10 minutes ago, Warren said:

Masters degree, accountant, risk manager, fraud management, lean management, project management, ISO lead, lost count. But lots of hard work. And that is why I have total respect for all women in all the professions I have met. But none for you.

So you respect a lot of women you’ve met but seem to belittle quite a few you haven’t met?  And please don’t start all this qualifications palaver. Matt Hancock has a first class honours degree and an MPhil from Oxford but he’s still a knob!

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19 minutes ago, Warren said:

Masters degree, accountant, risk manager, fraud management, lean management, project management, ISO lead, lost count. But lots of hard work. And that is why I have total respect for all women in all the professions I have met. But none for you.

 

How upsetting. SO sad that the tedious old chauvinist doesn't respect me. (You forgot to mention going to see Tranmere, by the way.)

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1 hour ago, Warren said:

True at tennis. But it would take her 12 years to get the qualifications I have and nearly 40 years to match my subject matter expertise.

Anyway, I do respect your valient defence of women's sport and I will try to be more tolerant whilst avoiding it.

With all those qualifications and being a Vale fan, you really should know how to spell valiant, Warren!!

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Just come across this article (granted from a few years ago) where Stefan Edberg shares his views on this subject. As an ex Wimbledon singles champion, I think it’s fair to say he knows the game.

Hot on the heels of another ex Wimbledon champ Pat Cash saying “women’s tennis is trash” here’s what the Swede had to say.

http://stefanstennis.free.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1641:qwomens-tennis-of-poor-qualityq&catid=8:mix&Itemid=36

 

 

 

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So you respect a lot of women you’ve met but seem to belittle quite a few you haven’t met?  And please don’t start all this qualifications palaver. Matt Hancock has a first class honours degree and an MPhil from Oxford but he’s still a knob!
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1 hour ago, Warren said:

Masters degree, accountant, risk manager, fraud management, lean management, project management, ISO lead, lost count. 

I've got a Ph.D in a proper subject. Not pen pushing. So what is your point?

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Wow , really gone off at a tangent hasn't it .

As others have said it isn't a women issue at all it's a personal preference whether male or female. 

Likes

Motty, Eilidh Barbour, Clem, Mowbray, Yorath, Dublin, Shearer 

Dislikes

Scott, Savage, Claridge, Crookes, Sutton, Lineker, Balding 

 

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10 hours ago, RailwayRowdy said:

Just come across this article (granted from a few years ago) where Stefan Edberg shares his views on this subject. As an ex Wimbledon singles champion, I think it’s fair to say he knows the game.

Hot on the heels of another ex Wimbledon champ Pat Cash saying “women’s tennis is trash” here’s what the Swede had to say.

http://stefanstennis.free.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1641:qwomens-tennis-of-poor-qualityq&catid=8:mix&Itemid=36

 

 

 

That Edberg article is from 31 years ago!!!

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What an absolute howler of a thread.

Get it shut down and deleted forever. Imagine if a fan from another club stumbled across this. Lads celebrating misogyny like its an attribute to be proud of.

Embarrassing.

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10 hours ago, RailwayRowdy said:

Just come across this article (granted from a few years ago) where Stefan Edberg shares his views on this subject. As an ex Wimbledon singles champion, I think it’s fair to say he knows the game.

Hot on the heels of another ex Wimbledon champ Pat Cash saying “women’s tennis is trash” here’s what the Swede had to say.

http://stefanstennis.free.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1641:qwomens-tennis-of-poor-qualityq&catid=8:mix&Itemid=36

 

 

 

This is literally written at the bottom of the article...

 

Reached by Reuters press agency a few days after Stefan's interview came out, Steffi Graf said she had met Stefan Edberg who completely denied the content of the article published by the magazine Woman's own. We became aware of this detail thanks to the clipping below, that was kindly contributed by fan Cynthia Peterson.

[...] Asked what she thought of a British magazine article, attributed to Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg, which said that women's tennis was a waste of time, Steffi said: "I saw Stefan today and he said he had written no such article. He told me the magazine made it up. Not one thing is true about it."

"Stefan could not believe that anyone would think he had said it."

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2 hours ago, RailwayRowdy said:

In the words of Mandy Rice Davies “he would wouldn’t he ?”

Who knows...

Either Graf was telling lies or the press were.

I guess depending on your views on this thread will influence who you are willing to believe 🤷🏻‍♂️

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