Yes Roy Keane’s had a pop at certain players , stating that footballers who apparently allow their wives and girlfriends to dictate which clubs they play for, based purely on which city has the best range of shops, are “soft” and “weak”. The only womans movement Roy seems concerned about is trying to get them and their husbands to move to Sunderland
There may be a grain of truth in what he says , its common place these days to see pics of Colleen, Cheryl and Posh maxing out their credit cards on naff designer gear. Indeed Steven Gerrard’s air-headed wife has one of the most pointless news paper columns known to man, “Shopping With Alex” . Yes tips on “how to shop”, (not, it may suprise you tips on how to “allegedly” glass somebody in a Liverpool restaurant.). I await Cheryl Cole’s up coming newspaper column “Sitting With Cheryl “ giving useful tips on things such as “Sitting” with much excitement
However surely making any major lifestyle decision to uproot your family from one city to another is something most reasonable people would discuss with their partners ? Not in the world of football it would seem, still stuck in the 1970s I’m afraid , “pull yer knickers up , make me a cuppa, oh and pack your bags lass, we’re off to Sunderland.”
Look at Mike Newell’s rantings a while back “She shouldn’t be here. I know that sounds sexist but I am sexist. This is not park football, so what are women doing here? We have a problem in this country with political correctness – bringing women into the game is not the way to improve refereeing and officialdom. If you start bringing in women you have big problems. It is tokenism for the politically correct idiots”
Dearie me !