Women Pundits. Why is this subject Off Limit To Men

1 Jan, 2023
written by Nigel Kahn

Guest Article by Angela H

Angela questions why so many Women pundits occupy the seats on TV and is it a taboo subject for men to question.



A few Male Players, Pundits, and Commentators have spoken out.
It’s a Man’s Game played by Men. So why are the Male Supporters keeping silent? Is it their Partners wearing the trousers, pushing the It’s Sexist at home?
However, down the Boozer, it’s We don’t want them.
If Men don’t speak up, more and more Women will flood all football Radio and TV Channels.

The Women’s League, except for the top 4. The Attendances are around 1500 -2000, So Who is going to pay to have anyone Pundit those games?
So to get a Decent Salary, they have to be in the Men’s Game.
So Men & some Women have been playing and watching Football, Home & Away, In Europe, Going to the World Cup for 50 + years, whichever League their Team is in, having to listen to a Woman who has liked football for a few years, and played football for a few years trying to Pundit or commentate on Men’s Games.
It is not sexist; they are just underqualified in Men’s Football. They have played Women’s Football, a game with just the same rules but nothing else in common.

A Female Pundit cannot possibly understand a Sliding Tackle from Julian Dicks, A hospital ball with Tony Adams or putting Frank Worthington on his ars* ( I have ).
Most of the Women don’t regularly go to watch games. Their lives don’t revolve around Their Teams Fixtures, FA Cup Draws, The Dread of Relegation, The Jubilation of Promotion, and The Transfer Market.
Beating their Rivals,
A jolly up with the lads after the games with a few pints to celebrate.
It’s the only thing that Women have not managed to infiltrate, and boy they don’t like it. The Sports Channels covering football is pushing for Women to be involved in football.
People say its diversity Quotas, it will encourage Women into football.

The minute the TV goes on, if you can’t get to a game and it’s a Woman’s voice, it’s a groan that goes across the country by some Women but most Men. Or it’s a mute button for Me, and I gather most Others. It’s a feeling of dread.
Until a few weeks ago I wasn’t aware that Men were on top of the above notes, that as well as Lack of Knowledge of Football and History etc.

The other thing that annoys Proper Male Football Fans is the Whiney Voices of the Pundits. Having thought of it Yes, I get it. It’s always been seen as the time when Men Get ‘Peace and Quiet’.
No problem with Girls and Women Playing Football, Having Exercise. However, Women’s Football has not developed in 50+ years except for the few who play International Football who can help the rest of the society to listen.

BTW..I’m Female, and it needs to stop
before it goes above and beyond


6foot2 Editors Response 

While Women football may be over exposed for the standard of football on view, the sport is growing and as it grows the quality gets better, so eventually i can see a time when the women’s game will sit comfortably sharing some prime time slots with the mens game. As for female pundits, gender should not be an issue more the quality of the punditry. Alex Scott is by far and away the best female pundit around and has earned her place on Sky and the BBC with her insight, there are others though that for me just dont fit. It seems the TV companies are making sure there is a female always part of any panel which will increase the females getting work and some for me add nothing. I will add that there are many men pundits who frankly shouldn’t be in a studio, Michael Owen is one i struggle to listen to and our own Carlton Cole, as much as i loved him as a player, his punditry is the worst. That is just my opinion though, im sure many will be able to list their own likes and dislikes. 


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  1. I don’t watch TV so I have no idea whether Angela is right that most of the football pundits are now female. I agree with Nigel that sex/gender shouldn’t matter when someone is discussing or analysing a sport. Personally I’ll listen to anyone with good communications skills who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about football. I doubt having testicles is a necessary qualification for being a good pundit of men’s football. Switch the TV off if it’s featuring irritating pundits and try the radio or web hosted sports shows?

  2. Women pundits in mens football is akin to a Jack Russel with a tail an utter abomination.

  3. Football punditry should be a meritocracy, just like all competitive careers. Once someone is felt to be a ‘token presence’ it just doesn’t work. I could watch and listen to Alex Scott anytime, and Dion Dublin, Ian Wright. They are minority people who fit because they are good. Some white male pundits are poor. Lets just get the best people there who don’t grate n the nerve, no quotas!


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