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Ani

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    Jake Daniels

    I almost added to seems low
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    Jake Daniels

    Ahh including the Scotchers !
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    Jake Daniels

    The wrong answer as less than 2% of people are ginger. Hair colour is genetic, sexuality is not so the comparison is just wrong.
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    Jake Daniels

    Ok you and @royal white are making similar points. Basically saying certain job types are more likely to be taken by gay men. Can not disagree with say air stewards based on my personal experience 😗 which sounds wrong but you know what I mean. So if we accept that it is logical to say that a lower % will be in other jobs. So you get into cause and effect. Refer you back to my earlier post, young kid very good footballer but won't pursue a career in elite sport because there are so few role models. (Getting called a bummer and/or fudge packer wont help either). So he goes off , as Gonzo says, surpresses his feelings and lives a 'normal' life. Or he continues to become a player but won't tell anyone because he is worried won't be accepted. Neither are outcomes that are good for anyones mental health. Given nearly 30 years ago the Fashanu came out as gay and ended up killing himself and since then silence. A few players came out after their time so there is definite evidence that some players feel the need to hide it. As per yesterdays post that is why this is important news. Can I or anyone prove that there will elite sportsmen hiding their sexuality or not wanting to make public statements about it ? No. Can anyone prove the numbers involved ? No. Does that mean it is not happening ? No. Does anyone really think that there are no gay sportsmen ? Mark Foster ( I typed fister 😂😎) and Colin Jackson 2 examples of people who thought they had to hide it. Let's be honest the gays can not be cricketers as they won't be able to throw the ball so football would be a decent avenue.
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    Jake Daniels

    I read his point as the numbers will be lower for elite sportsmen. Which I am sure he will explain. As for the personal wishes 100% agree. If anyone is bothered a sample size of 666 gives 99% confidence that it accurately reflects the population as a whole, so 2500 is plenty.
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    Jake Daniels

    Was it not on here that someone pointed out that Firminho was the first lesbian to play in the Premier League ?
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    Jake Daniels

    Sorry missed your explanation . Ginger hair would be genetic so the comparison is not appropriate. If you reduce the sample size the chances of the % changing exists but is unlikely as 2500 is a very large sample, certainly bigger than used in polls to predict elections etc. if you want a bigger sample you could use all current pro players across the world and there are 2 openly gay men. Obviously if in a smaller sample you are saying the error rate statistically maybe lower it could equally be higher, so unless you have a reason why elite sportsmen will be lower your argument makes no sense. On another question you asked looking at my Facebook friends the 2.7% figure is about right for openly gay numbers in there.
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    Jake Daniels

    If we take the 2500 players in this country 2.7% would about 65.
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    Jake Daniels

    Says 2.7% identify as gay in here https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/culturalidentity/sexuality/bulletins/sexualidentityuk/2019 Not sure where your 7% figure was from.
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    Jake Daniels

    Why do they become reduced when applied to elite sportsmen ?
  11. Watching the play offs earlier they mentioned that the Luton manager took the table tennis table and smashed it up. Coyle made it his most important training tool.
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    Jake Daniels

    🤣🤣 let me know when she is part of the 2500.
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    Jake Daniels

    Why ? 7% is 7% just because some are older and some are women you still multiply the group you are considering by 7% 92 clubs with 28 pros gives you about 2500 people so it is 7% of the 2500.
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    Jake Daniels

    The % ? Of course all the numbers are estimates but however you cut it , it is a statistical certainty that there have been numerous gay players in last 20 years who not spoken publicly about it.
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    Jake Daniels

    👍 reading it back it may have come over differently.
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    Jake Daniels

    Do not think I do, you said it was a sad state of affairs, and I am agreeing with you . It is a sad state because clearly in recent years no other player has felt it right to discuss this.
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    Jake Daniels

    It matters because no other players have come out. Let's take @royal white 7% figure as accurate, so 1 in 14. If every club has 28 pros on their books, that is 2 per club. 92 clubs so 184 based on averages, for the last 20 plus years there have been 0. Young kid today struggling with their sexuality deep down knows he is gay but his heroes are all footballers and as 0 footballers are gay it makes him even more worried about his feelings, if Daniels at least gives him someone to look upto and realise his feelings are normal then it is a good thing and that is why it is news. Sad that it is news, but it is.
  18. TBF Evatt has said certain near the top will have to reinvent themselves as they progress whereas he wants us playing a style that be continued in a higher level.
  19. No idea on Matty Platty but centre half is where IMO an experienced head would be brilliant. Help develop the others as well as make a bit more solid.
  20. I did consider changing 'shit' but he was for most of the season our most effective player, at times as a '10' much less so. I am a massive Dapo fan but in the 10 role he takes too many touches and slows the game down. it was however his first full season and maybe he could grow into the role but with other options such as Lee and Sheehan (maybe on the latter) I would play our most effective player is his most effective position
  21. Dapo has been shit as the '10' Lee is miles ahead of him in that position. I thought he would be suited to it but it does not work. Dapo is much better slightly wider. IMO.
  22. Was just about to post similar , Weds singing this is a library.
  23. We need a midfield bastard.
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