Could an Old Firm women's match fill Ibrox or Celtic Park?

Ally Shuffle

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Didnt the English ladies team sell out Wembley. If the game was built right over the next few years then yeah of course it could
 

Old Greg

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Record highest attendances down in England in the WSL are around 30k and they were Manchester and North London derbies with very cheap tickets. In time we could see that but not now.
 

Subway Bear

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If the tickets are free, perhaps. As a novelty factor, and it's Rangers v Celtic, people might be interested. Not on a consistent basis nor for paid tickets, I would have thought.
This, mixture of low cost tickets and free ones to girls football teams and/or other affiliates clubs could see maybe 20000 at a push. Scotland v Jamiaca was like this.
 

The Blue Viper

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Getting pissed off with the amount of Females taking over. The women’s game is still laughable, with their make up on to play a game of Football? Until women get decent Goalkeepers it will be poor and over hyped, in short No.
Boils my piss when you turn on tv to watch a game and they've got a women pundit on. Genuinely feel like launching the tv through the window lol.
 

West Enclosure Bear

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If it's something the Club are interested in looking at, we should start with having reserve games at Ibrox again first, in order for fans to go and see up-and-coming players/players coming back from injury/fringe players etc.
Then slowly introduce the womens game.

It's not something l have any interest in but many would, particularly against that lot.

The main thing i'd be concerned about, however, is the impact it would have on the pitch after seeing the nick of it at the weekend.
I don't think the current pitch could stand up to more frequent matches.
 

BlueSeaOfIbrox

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Getting pissed off with the amount of Females taking over. The women’s game is still laughable, with their make up on to play a game of Football? Until women get decent Goalkeepers it will be poor and over hyped, in short No.
Isn't the poor goalkeepers down to the fact they're smaller than men but playing in men goals?

There's a big difference to having a 6 feet giant in goals and a 5'4 woman. Those extra 8 inches make a huge difference between saving and the ball being impossible reach.
 

Kinbo

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We sold out the first “auld” old firm at ibrox but maybe the novelty factor was there too.
Tickets would need to be cheap or family orientated
 

rangers1962

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I see people saying if the tickets were free they might go, do you have to pay just now to see them? And I take it the woman’s team f fed eye paid if they are full time now?
 

HereLiesDavidStHubbins

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It's a growing market, and one I have a bit more interest in with the move to professionalism, but I can't see it getting as big as that.

They'd be my third interest, after the first team and the Colts (who will always have the advantage that you're looking at potential first team players).

Don't want to talk them down though. Good luck to them. It would be brilliant to see them challenge Glasgow City.
 

LizzyDrippin

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The fact that you had to put a warning at the start of the thread about top swapping and tit jokes, tells you all you need to know about the women's game and how it is viewed.
I watched some of the women's world cup, highlight was VAR and the meltdowns it produced, couldn't tell you any of the players or the majority of the countries involved.
It's not fun to watch, mind you neither is our first team at the moment
 

RoyalBurghGer72

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Only way you could get full house is to put it on before the real old firm. Not sure what crowds they get now but they have no chance of getting 50 or 60k to watch it.
 

davmcc

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I wouldn't even watch it on TV if I had nothing on nevermind go to it.
 

Bulletproof

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Woman's football is just flogging a dead horse, hardly anyone is interested. Also sick of them ramming equality down our throats. I do wonder who's cooking the dinner when these birds are appearing on match of the day.
 

Slim

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I don't think they could even come close to selling it out. I attended a ladies match against Glasgow City last year and there were maybe a couple of hundred there a lot of which seemed to be friends and families. The appetite to see them is just not there at the moment, perhaps that will change in the future as the ladies game grows.
 

eyalluvitt

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The keepers are horrendous , a traffic cone would be better but in the interest of equality I suppose I’m not good at washing up and darning socks.
 

Monty Brewster

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I doubt they would get more than 10000 to watch women's old firm game, although with the investment that we are putting into our women's team now I would expect interest in them to increase.
 

ElMo

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It would get a really decent crowd as far as womens football goes but it would be nowhere near a sell out.

I'm not counting free/heavily discounted tickets.
 

Duranman

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Only reason I'd ever attend a women's game would be if my daughter was playing. Womens football is awful and don't get me started on the goalkeepers.
 

BluenoseDoug

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Even women dont watch womens football. You need the men to be intrested which we are not. If it's marketed right though, because its an 'auld firm', you might get a few thousand there. Nothing more than a colts game really.
 

Mustang mad

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Isn't the poor goalkeepers down to the fact they're smaller than men but playing in men goals?

There's a big difference to having a 6 feet giant in goals and a 5'4 woman. Those extra 8 inches make a huge difference between saving and the ball being impossible reach.
Haud the bus.
For years now feminists have been telling us that women are just as good as men at everything and are comparable physically. You pointing out obvious facts about the way men and women are built will do no good at all.
they will soon be requesting women sized goals
 

Mjolnir

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If it was a couple of quid max, then it could potentially draw a decent crowd, a sell out would be optimistic.

Closest barometer I can think of is the old reserve leagues 80s/90s and the OF games still used to draw huge crowds when they were played at the stadiums,
 

chucknorris

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If people want to support it thats up to them, hope they enjoy it.

Personally have no interest in it whatsoever and find the way it is being forced down our throats a bit tiresome.
 
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