I was at the dentist this morning (all fine, thanks for asking
) The dentist and his assistant are husband and wife and there was also another younger female dentist there learning the ropes.
While I had my mouth wedged open and could only make that occasional ''ugggh'' sound, the subject of the women's word cup came up. Oh my Goodness ... !
The husband was at least man enough to say it still wasn't as good as men's football and that they wouldn't beat the men's sides ... but the wife and the younger girl were almost in unison as they stood with their hands on their hips saying ''Excuse me, excuse me ?!! '' ...
According to these sudden football experts, the simple ''law of averages'' means that the women would beat the men if they played enough times ... and the reason they don't play each other is because the men are scared they'll get beaten.
I was open mouthed (literally as is happens as I was at the dentist
) and it reminded me of that infinite monkey theorem where given enough time they could eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare
I know most women these days like to think they're defending the whole of womankind ... but is there really any need for this delusional nonsense ? It was said in a lighthearted way but there was still some meaning behind it. Especially from the younger girl.
The husband then backed down slightly to say the Barcelona men's team would probably beat their women's team every time! PROBABLY ???!!!
Thankfully the subject had changed by the time I could speak again so I didn't have to take on the sisterhood while they were armed with sharp instruments!
To be fair, I would be much more inclined to be far less critical of the women's game if we could drop the pretence surrounding it! They've obviously all trained hard to get to where they are and I have some respect for that, whoever they are and whatever their sport is. And they're also the best players in their countries so the standard is better than the awful club sides stuff I've seen .. but less of the nonsense please!