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Greg Dyke


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Oct 11, 2014, 12:07 PM

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Greg Dyke Can't Post or Reply Privately

says grassroots football 'is in crisis'

What's the general opinion? Is he right/ misguided/ another Metropol do-gooder/ just filling in time until he's sacked?

My opinion is two of these four

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Oct 11, 2014, 12:41 PM

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Re: [sjosta] Greg Dyke [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

He also mentioned the lower football leagues, the man is an out and out pillock and the sooner he's away from the game with his crackpot ideas the better.

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Oct 11, 2014, 8:58 PM

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Re: [kirby knitters] Greg Dyke [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

He wouldn't have the slightest idea what state grassroots football is in and I doubt he's that bothered.

The repeat substitution pilot is being touted as increasing participation. This is based on an increase in the number of registered players. However, that tells us nothing at all. A player who registers with a club and plays 20 minutes, never to be seen again, counts as 1 player - exactly the same as someone who plays 30-40 games a season for 20 years. The real measurement is how many teams complete their league season. To do this requires a minimum amount of participation.

Of course, the numbers are trotted out in both directions. In the AFA we are told on the one hand that the figures show a decline in adult male 11-a-side football in England when the FA want us to embrace a new initiative. But when it comes to proving that such initiatives work they reword the analysis to show that participation is increasing.


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