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The turf

Women simply don't understand sport's importance

Plus: The sporting woman of the moment who's turning out tuned-to-the-minute steeplechasers

8 February 2014

9:00 AM

8 February 2014

9:00 AM

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was once challenged with the story that for their wedding anniversary treat he had taken his wife to a Rochdale match. ‘Sheer nonsense,’ he replied. ‘It was her birthday. Would I have got married during the football season? And anyway it was Rochdale Reserves.’

Shankly may have taken it to extremes, but there is a man/woman thing over sport.

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