Our thanks to John for this. An extract:
But despite being one of the great role models for the game, Houghton still admits that she prefers watching the “pace” and “intensity” of the best men’s teams.
“To be honest, even though I’m in the women’s game I don’t really watch a lot of women’s football. If it’s on the telly, I won’t break my neck to go and watch it.
“Whereas if there’s a good game on in men’s football, our whole nights revolve around watching that game.
“I love watching any form of football but if it comes to Premier League, Champions League, I actually love watching the pace of the game, the intensity, watching the formations, watching the best teams play.”
Speaking to Jamie Carragher, the former Liverpool and England defender and Telegraph columnist, in his podcast ‘The Greatest Game’ Houghton was asked to name her dream five-a-side team, and replied: “does it have to include female players?” before naming an all-male line up.
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