SIM Ep 735 Chops 251: Unsuitable for Robins

Football’s domestic leagues have wound up for this season, but we are here for you with some excellent chat from excellent women, as Dr Carrie Dunn joins Jen to chat about their respective new books. 

In 1921, women were banned from playing football in the grounds of affiliated Football Association clubs for 50 years. Of course women didn’t just stop playing football, and Carrie’s new book, Unsuitable for Femalesis a deep dive into the history of women’s football during the ban, and the people who kept the women’s game alive. 

Our Jen’s new book, The Year Of The Robin, charts the ill-fated 2019/20 season of her beloved Charlton Athletic. She recounts her personal experiences living through it with her brother, Michael, and looks at what a lower-league football club can tell us about society. 

Carrie and Jen also chat about being female football writers, tribalism, and where the women’s game is at ahead of the Euros this summer.

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