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Okay the title lies, it’s not all about the money at all.  It can’t be about the money otherwise the women footballers would be a far too easily placated bunch and from their determination and drive on the field I get the impression that is most definitely not the case.

I am of course talking about FAWSL pay gate that reared its head over the last week or so.  If you don’t know what i’m talking about, then here’s a short summary: the FA’s centrally contracted female players were contracted to earn £16,000 p/a, a figure set in place back in 2009.  After the glory of the Olympic Games for Team GB, the reasonable profile of the FA WSL and the fact that quite a few people now know women’s football actually exists, the FA decided they should listen to the players, check their piles of gold and kindly up the wage…

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