Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 17, 2023 at 5:39 pmPost count: 20456
Wed #WWC2023 Semi FInal
Australia v England
Seven National 7.13m
most watched TV program since the OzTAM audience measurement system started in 2001. (OzTAM does not capture out-of-home viewing at live sites, pubs, clubs.)
— sportsindustry (@footyindustryAU) August 17, 2023Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 18, 2023 at 7:37 pmPost count: 20456al_exParticipantAugust 18, 2023 at 10:49 pmPost count: 1167
I think to some extent the Diamonds are a victim of their own success. The Australian public expect them to win every tournament. So when they do win, they don’t really get attention. Even if the public knew the Matildas were a lot stronger than the Socceroos, I doubt anyone really expected them to go deep. Add in the fact that Football has an enormous male fan base who have been ‘converted’ to women’s football that Netball doesn’t really have and it’s just impossible for Netball to compete. It’s the same reason why AFLW is now doing better than Netball even though the quality of skill and athlete is far far higher on the Netball court.mcleodParticipantAugust 19, 2023 at 8:10 pmPost count: 1687
Have to say Australia really fell apart in their last 2 games. Sweden could have put 5 more goals on The Matilda’s.
And hopefully in 4 years time, a lot more female coaches will be in the top job. Very much a male dominated scene at the moment sadly.Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 20, 2023 at 10:07 pmPost count: 20456Ian HarkinModeratorAugust 22, 2023 at 12:00 amPost count: 20456
Spain’s Women’s World Cup win lays bare the progress and the problems of women’s football
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