Aug 05, 2022
Karren Brady: Once the delirium of England’s Euros win fades the women’s game has serious work to do to reap the rewards
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HAVING grown tired of men promising us “it’s coming home” for the last 56 years, women just went out and brought it home themselves.
And they did it only four years into existence as a fully-professional sport.2England's Lionesses thrilled the nation with their Euro 2022 winCredit: Getty 2Karren Brady says the WSL must reap the benefitsCredit: PR Handout - Free to use
They threw themselves into celebrations in ways I have never seen from men.
In total abandonment, they danced, jigged, sang, laughed and hugged in a feast of excitement at becoming European winners.
Oh, what a night!
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I’d join in with them 100 per cent. But many men are almost frightened of letting themselves go in the uninhibited way Sarina Wiegman’s players did.
Can you imagine England men’s squad interrupting their manager’s press conference with a chorus line skipping in behind him?
Now the delirium is over, the smiles or satisfaction remain — but there is serious work to be done.
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It was a masterstroke or even a mistress-stroke!
I don’t know of a single WSL club who does not agree it is time for a new direction.
The FA sold the TV rights to the WSL games for £7.3million but decided to only give a third of the money to WSL clubs.
Having sold the sponsorship rights to the WSL to Barclays for £30m, again they decided only £500,000 of the money raised should actually go to the WSL clubs.
So is it any wonder we lose more than £1m a season running our women’s side. Some clubs in the WSL lose £4m a season — and none break even.
I am convinced if the Premier League were in charge, we would be reasonably self-sufficient and sustainable much sooner, as well as better run and better promoted.
Women can do it. Some 30 years ago when I became a novice MD of Birmingham City, the appointment was laughed at.
I don’t know of a single WSL club who does not agree it is time for a new direction.Karren Brady
I was insulted and sworn at but at least there was no such thing as social media then. No doubt, I would have been trolled to death.
Yet women have survived demeaning treatment since time began and, here in football, there was a progressive cause to be fought.
The WSL established itself by working with the FA along the lines of the Premier League. Attendances have been generally small — but growing — and the clubs survived on annual sums dwarfed by the monthly earnings of a single male star.
Still, they learned televised games, publicity and sponsorship are key, and the contract to show every match of the European Championship was pivotal.
That the BBC were brilliant helped.
And what a royal reward they were handed — 17.4m viewers watched the final with Germany, the biggest audience of the year, overjoyed to witness a true football nut make the presentations.
It has been clear for years Prince William is that nut — and one who would never confuse West Ham with Aston Villa. Pity he fell for the wrong club!
Among the Wembley capacity crowd kids jumped and jiggled, women whooped, possibly women whose sole link once was to grumble at the money her husband spent on a season ticket.
Yes, football unearthed a new audience. It will take time for this to be fully translated into crowds at big stadiums and more girls playing our game at school. But it will, I believe, happen quite soon
Women have an advantage with the public.
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We have much more to give the game, too.
Beth Mead’s volley on the turn and Alessia Russo’s backheel provide a strange talking point over the groceries — but revolution, once rolling, takes some stopping.
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Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry goes off on fans who slam her for ‘yelling’ at son Lincoln, 8, & teammates during basketball game
TEEN Mom Kailyn Lowry has gone off on fans who slam her for yelling at her son Lincoln and his teammates during their basketball game.
Kailyn, 30, has been criticized by fans in the past for her approach to parenting.7Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry's second oldest son Lincoln MarroquinCredit: Instagram/@lincmarroquin 7Kailyn responded to fans who criticized her for yelling and cheering from the stands of Lincoln's basketball gameCredit: MTV
The Teen Mom 2 alum clapped back at fans with the use of her Instagram Stories.
Kailyn's response comes after fan backlash for her passionate approach to watching her son Lincoln, eight, and his teammates play basketball.
The post read, "For the people who see my [Instagram] Lives regularly: I go live for fun and for the parents of kids on my team who can't make it."
She continued, "I will scream and cheer for every kid on our team. If you don't like it, you can mute it or get off my Live."READ MORE ON KAILYN LOWRYON THE BALL Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry drops her biggest clue yet that she's pregnant COMING CLEAN? Teen Mom Kailyn addresses pregnancy rumors as fans suspect she's expecting
The Baby Mamas No Drama podcaster concluded, writing "stop coming on my IG telling me to stop doing what I'm doing. Nothing I do should bother you that much."
Kailyn's parenting skills were further criticized after the TV personality posted a TikTok video showing her son two-year-old son Creed near a stove.
In the TikTok video, Kailyn films her stove that has black marker scribble marks next to and on the silver nobs.
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They both point to his artwork on the appliance as he answers, "Mmmhmm."
The clip was posted to a social media fan forum, where fans were quick to criticize the former Teen Mom star.7Kailyn Lowry's message to her fansCredit: Pexels/cottonbro; Instagram/@kaillowry 7Lincoln playing basketballCredit: Instagram/@lincmarroquin IN HOT WATER
One wrote: "Most parents are more diligent about preventing their young children from unsupervised, easy, and lengthy access to potential hazards such as the stove."
Another fan responded: "Yeah with a 5 yr old and 2 yr old in the house, I'd at least have those childproof covers on the knobs."
"I’d be more embarrassed I let my 2-year-old be alone near the stove knobs long enough to color multiple," wrote another fan.
A fourth wrote: "All this proves is that he was playing near a stove unattended. If he had time to draw. He had time to turn a knob. And if it’s gas then he would have turned on just the gas without a flame and people wouldn’t notice right away. That’s on HER."PREGNANCY RUMORS
Fans have also been speculating on if Kailyn is pregnant again after some have picked up on a series of "clues."
The reality TV star posed with a bowling ball held right in front of her stomach in a recent photo with her Coffee Convos podcast co-host Lindsie Chrisley.
Kailyn wore a purple T-shirt and black jeans, while Lindsie stood behind her with her arms wrapped around the reality star.
The MTV alum hid her stomach behind a bowling ball held with both hands.
The snaps were shared on Kailyn and Lindsie's podcast Coffee Convos.
Earlier this week, she admitted she cut out coffee several months ago and appeared to be in pain while laughing.
Pregnant women are advised to limit their caffeine intake as even small amounts can harm a developing baby.
Fans also picked up on Kailyn's seemingly puffy face in her recent videos and that she appears to be hiding her stomach in baggy clothes.
Earlier month, she got fans talking when she showed off what looked like a baby bump outside her Delaware home.
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Kailyn wore a blue T-shirt and black pants, while her 24-year-old beau sported a neon yellow shirt.
Kailyn has four sons - Isaac, 12, Lincoln, eight, Lux, five, and Creed, two - with three different baby daddies.7Kailyn Lowry with her son LincolnCredit: Instagram/@kaillowry 7Kailyn is rumored to be pregnant with her fifth child with boyfriend Elijah ScottCredit: Instagram/@kaillowry 7Kailyn Lowry and her sons Isaac, Lincoln, Lux, and CreedCredit: Kailyn Lowry/Instagram