Before we start I'm not a misogynist, I simply can see that women's football isn't and can't be the same as men's football simply because of men are built physically differently from women.
Men are bigger, stronger, more powerful and faster - that's how nature designed us - women are not built the same way - so there is no comparison between the two, so it is obvious that watching a man's game will be different to watching a woman's game in terms of strength, power and aggression.
It seems obvious to me the woman's game needs to be tailored to their physicality, the pitch should be shortened, certainly the goals need to. I've seen shots directly at the keeper go in above their heads, and I don't mean lobs, I've seen goals from the penalty spot go in a clear several feet inside the post - with the keeper diving in the right direction! That simply wouldn't happen in the same tier of football in the men's game.
This current world cup is like watching a well organised and drilled non league team down the park - doing their best but knowing that in all likelihood any half decent Championship side will beat them easily and comprehensively.
The only reason the BBC are showing match coverage is because no one wants to spend money watching such a standard of football on Sky, otherwise don't you think it would be being shown there instead?
I'm not saying that there aren't a few good goals or one or two flowing moves but there's hardly any crunching tackles raining in or the game is being played at a hundred miles a hour either.
The women's game should stand alone and be distinctly different from the men's game as comparison between the two is laughable.
There's nothing wrong in then having a game or wanting to play but it needs to be developed to their physicality's and not those of the man's game.
Women tennis is based over three sets rather than five, similarly the boundaries are much shorter in women's cricket than men's because of this basic reason and that's why apart from bowls or a few other novelty sports men and women do not compete on the same teams as equals.
Who cares if England win the Women's World Cup when you know that Bolton's six players plus whatever youth's we still have could probably still beat them?
For women's football to take off for me they need to develop their own game and identity away from the male game.