Tuesday, 26 June 2007


Here's some men's logic for you.

Charlton Athletic club have axed their women's team. Why? Because the men's team got relegated.

And they call us irrational!

They say it is a 'cost cutting measure'. But as one of the women points out, they are the only ones to have won any trophies for the club in recent years. And they were definitely up there amongst the better teams.

If you ask me the decision seems very short sighted. Whilst I recognise that relegation from the Premiership has major financial implications, short term decisions like this have long term consequences. My prediction is that the women's game is going to grow and will eventually be a big thing. Charlton are going to have to start all over again and try to catch up at some stage. Instead of being out there forging a pathway now.

My advice to them? Think again. Stop panicking and invest in the future.

You heard it here first.

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