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Alex Scott tops list of trailblazers in women's football, study finds
Alex Scott has topped a list of leading trailblazers in women's football – which also includes legendary presenter Gabby Logan, and England stars like Steph Houghton.The 37-year-old pundit, and former Arsenal right-back player, beat other big names such as Baroness Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham FC, to the top of the list.And Lucy Bronze, Ellen White, Alex Greenwood, Georgia Stanway, and Fran Kirby all made the list for their achievements on the pitch, in the study of 1,500 female football fans.It also emerged 60% of girls are increasingly interested in playing football – citing teamwork, exercise, and a good sense of values as the main benefits of the game.A spokesman for vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen, which is giving 29 girls the chance to be a referee mascot at the Women’s Euros matches, said: “The benefits – and barriers – to girls in football are well documented.“We wanted to celebrate some of the women who have blazed a trail for aspiring young players, to mark an amazing Women’s Euros season.“Alex Scott is a brilliant and deserving topper of this poll, and she sets a wonderful example to girls around the world making their way in the game.”The study also found three in ten of those polled believe women’s football will eventually be viewed equally to the men’s game – but this isn’t expected to happen for almost eight years.And 69% believe professional women’s football should receive more attention than it currently does.However, almost two-thirds (64%) think the future is bright, as there are more female role models in the game now than ever before.And the same number wish there had been more high-profile female footballers and pundits when they were children.It also emerged those polled, via OnePoll,
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The horrifying true story behind disturbing Netflix series The Girl in the Picture
READ MORE: What really happened to Sharon Marshall? Mystery death of Netflix's Girl in the PictureSharon never knew who she really was - and her identity remained a mystery until years after her death in 1990.Now a new Netflix documentary examines the case.Floyd had already spent time in prison for kidnapping and child molestation and was on the run from police when he met Sharon’s mother Sandra Brandenburg in 1974.They married after dating for a month but when Sandra was jailed for 30 days for writing bad cheques, pervert Floyd saw his opportunity, snatched five-year-old Sharon and fled.They then travelled around the US, posing as father and daughter - a photo from the time shows the young girl looking sad as she perches on his knee.By the time she was a teenager, the pair were living in Forest Park, Georgia, and against the odds Sharon was thriving.She blossomed in school, dreamed of becoming an aerospace engineer and even won a scholarship to college to study the subject.But her dark secret always lay just below the surface.In the Netflix true crime special, friend Jenny Fisher recalls going to her house for a sleepover and breaks down as she tells how Floyd raped Sharon at gunpoint while she was in the room.By 1988, Sharon and Floyd had ended up in Tampa, Florida, where Floyd forced her to work at a strip club.Heather Lane who danced with her at the Mons Venus club, recalls being horrified when she caught Sharon offering sex services for £41.Sharon said her dad had told her to do it and even provided her with condoms.In 1988 she gave birth to son Michael.At the same time, Sharon became friends with another dancer - Cheryl Ann Commesso, who would hang out with Sharon and Floyd.Cheryl told Heather how Floyd had tried
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