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Equality at Lewes FC

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On 18 Jul 2017 at 10:42am Terry wrote:
So, allegedly, the girls are being paid the same as the boys. Why then is it cheaper to watch the girls play? Equality should work both ways, shouldn't it?
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 11:34am Oh no so wrote:
So, let's start a sentence with so
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 11:37am I used to support Lewea wrote:
More dfl nonsense.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 11:39am endoftheouse wrote:
The ground has been also been given a new name. The Dripping Pandemonium.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 11:41am Cynic wrote:
Wrong. The girls are being paid more as they play far fewer games than the boys. So their payment per game is much more.
All very PC and trendy but ultimately doomed to failure as no one cares about ladies football.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 12:16pm Seagull wrote:
Yet another embarrassment. No wonder rookie keeps quiet these days. Too embarrassed I expect
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 12:24pm Terry wrote:
So, is the club run by lesbians, transgender or the more traditional men?
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 1:09pm Fan wrote:
I'm not sure that people appreciate the fact that the Lewes Women's team play at a much higher level in the women's football pyramid than the men's team play in their pyramid.
The women play in the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division, which is in the third tier of English women's football. Lewes FC play in the Isthmian League Division One South, which is in the eighth tier of men's football.
There is a case for saying that, with "equal pay", the women's team should expect the same earnings as male players in the League Two (for example, Coventry City or Swindon Town). They don't come anywhere near that.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 1:20pm bobobob wrote:
Hey, Terry, equality is working both ways here. It costs the same for men and women to watch the games right? That's equality.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 2:10pm Local wrote:
Fan - who cares? Like no-one cares about women's golf, or darts, etc
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 2:25pm Terry wrote:
Are the current squad going to get a massive pay rise or are they going to be dumped in favour of even better players? I wonder if this has been carefully thought through. Normally someone gets paid what they are worth.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 2:55pm endoftheouse wrote:
Don't forget Fan that there are only around 10 other teams in each of the levels of women's football. Have a look at eurosport this week on the TV and see what a load of garbage these chicks play.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 3:38pm bobobob wrote:
Hey Local, you may not care but plenty of people do. Terry, they will pay people what they are worth, it's that they will have a larger budget to work with. Maybe they will get some better players in and let the less good go, that's the aim in general with a sports team.

It seems like it's your posts have not been thought through and are a bit ignorant given that middle one.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 3:40pm Fan wrote:
@endoftheouse - No. The Euro2017 tournament on Eurosport and Channel 4 will show some high-quality games that should convince anyone that women's football has made enormous strides in recent years. France, Germany or England to win.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 4:02pm @seagull wrote:
How about an open top bus parade after throwing away the league? That made BHAFC the laughing stock of the league. Even radio presenters called them Bottle & Hove Albion...
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 4:04pm Terry wrote:
bobabob, you seem clued up. Where is the money for this coming from - its certainly not gate receipts.
Seems a bit harsh on the current players though.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 4:15pm Franc wrote:
When I signed up to be an owner of Lewes FC it was because I was a supporter of the men's team. I'm not happy that as an owner, I wasn't allowed to vote on this initiative especially as I understand that it will in part be financed by owner income. I now intend to let my ownership lapse and instead, make at least an equivalent contribution to the men's 12th man fund.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 4:34pm Hot Lips wrote:
What a bunch of sexist t@ssers. Typical football fans then..
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 6:56pm Steve wrote:
When I signed up to be an owner of Lewes FC it was because I was a supporter of the club and it's ethos which runs so contrary to the soulless commercial approach of higher league football. I'm very happy that as an owner, I wasn't allowed to vote on this initiative, it shows the board are making good on their commitments, and I'm glad Lewes FC are taking a stand, especially as I understand that it will in part be financed by owner income. I now intend to renew my ownership and my wife will now take ownership for the first time.
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 7:50pm Terry wrote:
Steve, but where is the additional money coming from to pay for this initiative?
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 10:09pm Steve wrote:
Not sure I understand the question Terry. What are you saying equality has less importance than? The implication of your statement is that everything is more important than equality and worth devoting resources to. I would imagine additional sponsorship can be found for it if needed? The ladies team is one of the most successful in the country...
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 10:42pm Oldrook wrote:
Miss the good old days under steve king ! That was a proper football team ! Shame the club has been turned into a guardian reading circus !
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On 18 Jul 2017 at 11:41pm @Oldrook wrote:
Yes that was a proper football team. It was also a very expensive team which cost 8k per week and very nearly wound up the club when Martin Elliot couldn't fund it anymore.
It might not be as good a team now but at 2k per week it is sustainable.
 
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 7:03am Terry wrote:
Steve, not a difficult question surely. If the women are suddenly going to be paid a whole lot more where is the money going to come from? Or is there surplus cash at the moment? Magic money tree?
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 7:29am Geff wrote:
Typical bunch of sexist comments from a group of keyboard warriors who have never met a woman in real life. Probably only seen one on the internet
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 8:33am Bob wrote:
Terry, do you not read the replies you get?
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 8:51am Rookie wrote:
I believe that two of the directors who have been pushing this have committed to funding it for 3 years. They hope to have it self sufficient by that time. If it isn't then I guess it goes back to as it is now.
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 10:32am Terry wrote:
Rookie, thanks for your response. It sounds as if it is a speculative venture - pay the ladies more and hope it attracts investment. Normally its the other way round isn't it?
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 1:23pm Rookie wrote:
I can see the point of it and applaud the guys pushing the principle. If it works then great. But I think the guys pushing it were banking on potential sponsors falling over each other to get on board and that hasn't happened. So it might not be such a great idea after all, especially if the men's team gets neglected.
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 4:36pm Snowflake wrote:
Awww......look at all the poor traumatised broflakes. The new Doctor Who must have been the final straw this week
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 10:02pm David wrote:
No equality in the season tickets. If you're a female 'Senior Citizen' you can get a reduced price if you're 60 - men it's 65 - why?
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On 19 Jul 2017 at 11:44pm big jobs wrote:
so wrong a woman job is at home doing the house work
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On 20 Jul 2017 at 12:26am Sexist Pig wrote:
A woman should be a mother in the nursery, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. That's all.
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On 20 Jul 2017 at 5:33am David wrote:
Its all spin. The initiative is making a lot of noise on social media but has failed to generate any new income. Who's going to pay for it?
 
 
On 21 Jul 2017 at 12:45pm bobobob wrote:
Hey David. Really? On the website I'm looking at it doesn't even distinguish between adults and retirees, its adult or concessions.

It was announced 6 days ago, what sort of income are you expecting in 6 days?

Terry, the increased budget for players IS an investment. aside from the culture aspect the aim is to raise the profile and attract more income from gate receipts etc. Invest to improve income is normal. They're not giving everyone a pay rise, they're increasing the player budget.
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On 21 Jul 2017 at 1:15pm Cynic wrote:
DFL FC
 
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On 21 Jul 2017 at 2:46pm bobobob wrote:
So sharp I almost cut myself Cynic


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