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Title: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 09:39:16
Enjoyed watching France v S. Korea. Rather like watching a PL team play a league 1 team very one sided and that Renard No.3 for France is clearly a danger in the air. Must have started life in a growbag being feed all sorts of stuff she’s a big unit height wise for sure.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 09:47:21
Ashamed to say I've no real interest in it. I know I should, but can't.

Until we get to the semi final, obviously


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 09:54:39
Ashamed to say I've no real interest in it. I know I should, but can't.

Until we get to the semi final, obviously

I'm glad its there and hope that all those who play and like LL watch enjoy it.  However there's only so many hours in a day and mine are taken up with other pursuits.  Would like to see England win, but they've Phil Neville as coach, so probably won't.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:09:09
I watched a bit of the game, which was quite enjoyable. I’ll tune in for the England games and will dip in and out when there isn’t anything else on I want to watch (which is quite often).

I hope it’s a success.

Also, for people who go onto twitter and moan how there is women’s football on the tv, why not either watch something else, or do something else? There is plenty on the tv I don’t like, but to just have a moan about it is pointless and makes you look like a twat!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:20:18
The Women’s game has come a long, long way in recent years. Of course there will always be a difference, after all however much legislation there is to make us equall ‘you cannot change the laws of physics’ as Scottie said on the Starship Enterprise, however in this instance it is the law of evolution. Making some minor adjustments based on that this tournament should be enjoyable to watch. Like my mate I also hope England win, unlike my mate I don’t give a rats arse who the England manager is. The documentary on TV the other day, a behind the scenes look if you like was interesting and backs up my comment about how far the game has come for the women.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:32:26
Enjoyed watching France v S. Korea. Rather like watching a PL team play a league 1 team very one sided and that Renard No.3 for France is clearly a danger in the air. Must have started life in a growbag being feed all sorts of stuff she’s a big unit height wise for sure.
Beautiful curler from outside the box by Henry for the fourth.

Wendy Renard, apart from being about 2' taller than the Koreans, actually heads a ball with more skill and timing than many top level, male central defenders.

Should France and the USA (champions) top their groups, they will face off in a Qtr. Final.  Not sure if that might help the Lionesses.  One game at a time.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: normy on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 13:49:11
Just about to watch Germany vs China. Enjoyed the games so far. What with the Cricket World Cup and the speedway World Championship also on TV, I'm hardly missing League football.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 14:04:58
Would like to see England win, but they've Phil Neville as coach, so probably won't.

Based on what? Hasn’t he done quite well with this team so far

I don’t confess to know much about this form of the game (don’t enjoy watching the slow non physical style of it personally), however I caught that documentary the other night and though he sounded pretty clued up.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 15:26:18
Nice strike from Gwinn, well taken. 1-0 Germany


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 18:27:05
Based on what? Hasn’t he done quite well with this team so far

I don’t confess to know much about this form of the game (don’t enjoy watching the slow non physical style of it personally), however I caught that documentary the other night and though he sounded pretty clued up.

Neville is part of the Salford "fairytale"  I don't thhink you'll find too many Div 4 fans liking them this season.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 19:04:36
Neville is part of the Salford "fairytale"  I don't thhink you'll find too many Div 4 fans liking them this season.

Childish, sorry but it is how I view your comment.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 19:20:31
Neville is part of the Salford "fairytale"  I don't thhink you'll find too many Div 4 fans liking them this season.

I know that, it’s got nothing to do with how he will get on as a manager though


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 19:26:04
I know that, it’s got nothing to do with how he will get on as a manager though

It just seems to me that he got the job because of playing for ManU for a bit, rather than any record of success in women's football.... or men's for that matter.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 19:32:57
It just seems to me that he got the job because of playing for ManU for a bit, rather than any record of success in women's football.... or men's for that matter.

And the previous manager?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 19:35:50
And the previous manager?

Samson had led Bristol to runners up in the league and two FA Cup finals....


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 19:42:02
It just seems to me that he got the job because of playing for ManU for a bit, rather than any record of success in women's football.... or men's for that matter.

Fair point and probably some truth in that, he does seem to be doing quite well so far though


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 20:09:31
It just seems to me that he got the job because of playing for ManU for a bit, rather than any record of success in women's football.... or men's for that matter.
Doesn't invalidate what he's done since being in charge or the achievements of the team as a whole who have done really well. For once, I'm with Legends, childish and petty attitude


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 20:16:22
Doesn't invalidate what he's done since being in charge or the achievements of the team as a whole who have done really well. For once, I'm with Legends, childish and petty attitude

Fair enough, I don't post comments expecting agreement... so I'll leave it with what I said previously, hope the players and you fans all enjoy the tournament, hope England win, but don't think they will with Neville in charge.   I know that's all controversial...


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 20:18:42
Fair enough, I don't post comments expecting agreement... so I'll leave it with what I said previously, hope the players and you fans all enjoy the tournament, hope England win, but don't think they will with Neville in charge.   I know that's all controversial...
Ah my apologies, I'd misread your original post as hoping they wouldn't because Neville was in charge. My bad. As you were.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 11:05:12
Don't know why they bother having goalkeepers in the women's game. They all seem to be abysmal. Virtually anything on target seems to go in. They all seem way to keen to try to come for the ball when it's fired into the box and fluff it up all the time too.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 11:38:19
If anyone is interested the England pre tournament documentary is on BBC1 @ 3pm. You can then asses Mr. Regimortis’ comments about Mr. Neville’s suitability to be manager of the Women’s national team.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 16:55:52
Fair play to both Eng & Sco Ladies. Showed the men how to sing an anthem. Good start.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 17:11:14
Harsh penalty decision but the new rules are the new rules. 1-0 England.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 18:37:13
Whatever the result. 8 for Scotland is the best player on the park by a mile. Great touch, awareness etc. Miles ahead of the rest of em


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 19:11:41
Not a classic I think but to win your first game is vitally important and the lionesses did just that.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Bathtime on Monday, June 10, 2019, 15:38:12
Slow motion version of the game....perhaps if they made the pitches a tad smaller or played with a couple more players it might generate some interest...that penalty was even more ridiculous than the Liverpool one in the C.L final...FFS.. :doh:


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 18:39:27
Just heard the official song for the England women's World Cup team.

Steam Irons on a shirt.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 21:37:07
A note to Jonathan Pearce of the bbc who is currently having a wankfest; it is irrelevant if you win a lucky 1-0 or demolish a crap team 10-0 in the first match of the group stages.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: REDBUCK on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 23:53:12
Yes he and the whole group of ladies commenting did rather get uneccesssrily over excited as did some of the USA team with each goal celebrations after the 7/8.

All slightly embarrassing when the opponents were obviously so much weaker.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 09:32:56
Yes he and the whole group of ladies commenting did rather get uneccesssrily over excited as did some of the USA team with each goal celebrations after the 7/8.

All slightly embarrassing when the opponents were obviously so much weaker.
Thought this as well. Dancing in the dugout when you're 11-0 up isn't a good look.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 09:46:49
Thought this as well. Dancing in the dugout when you're 11-0 up isn't a good look.
Probably a better look than being on the other end of that scoreline though. Shocker for the Flashheart-ettes! Clearly a more experienced right back was required.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: thedarkprince on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 09:57:28
I know there's an argument that teams like Thailand won't improve if they don't play against the best but that was just embarrassing.

Shocking goalkeeping too...


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10:05:54
Just watched the highlights, why are the goalies so shit?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10:07:56
Shocker for the Flashheart-ettes! Clearly a more experienced right back was required.

Not sure what to make of the US, on one hand they played a RB with 100+ caps so maybe their name is on the cup.

The flip side is they have a 30 year old keeper experienced keeper and we know you can only win with a young kid in goal


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10:58:52
Not sure what to make of the US, on one hand they played a RB with 100+ caps so maybe their name is on the cup.

The flip side is they have a 30 year old keeper experienced keeper and we know you can only win with a young kid in goal
Enough speculation, let's deal in FACTS* - what does a detailed statistical analysis of the correlation between USA results at the Women's World Cup and 30 yr old keepers since the 1960s tell us? Only then, and by ignoring any possibility that the game may have changed at all in that time or any nuance of context, can we truly appreciate the Zen of FACTS*, Padowan.




*NB FACTS may not actually be factual


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Mother Brown on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 21:12:59
Just watched the highlights, why are the goalies so shit?
Difficult playing in slingbacks.
Don't want to break a fingernail.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 16, 2019, 18:22:41
Endler playing a blinder in goal for Chile.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 17, 2019, 15:54:02
Endler playing a blinder in goal for Chile.

The Argentina keeper had a blinder against us.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Mother Brown on Monday, June 17, 2019, 20:59:59
Why no male half time pundits ?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, June 17, 2019, 21:06:29
Why no male half time pundits ?

In this modern world of equality sexism only works one way and sadly mate you’re on the wrong side.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Monday, June 17, 2019, 21:14:25
Why no male half time pundits ?

Pipe down, Rebekah.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 21:31:34
Norway v Australia is a blood and guts affair. More violence on the pitch than at a Tory dinner.....😁


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 22:15:01
And an annoying shouting commentator who - like and alcoholic - gets louder with each shot


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 22:16:57
And an annoying shouting commentator who - like and alcoholic - gets louder with each shot

Got the sound turned off so I will be guided by your audio advantage.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 17:45:02
Ridiculous scenes from Cameroon after VAR decisions went against them.   


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 17:54:33
Ridiculous scenes from Cameroon after VAR decisions went against them.   

Reminds me of Ziare back in the 1974 WC.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 18:02:06
Reminds me of Ziare back in the 1974 WC.
I had forgotten that, it was like Ziare had never seen a rule book!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Mother Brown on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 18:53:28
Distinct lack of non white players in the England team.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 18:55:28
I had forgotten that, it was like Ziare had never seen a rule book!

Frazackerly. I thought the Cameroon ladies were going to fuck off back to the changing room. I’m sure at the very least their ladies FA will have a communique or two from FIFA. regarding their conduct and understanding of the rules.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 20:38:47
Distinct lack of non white players in the England team.

Distinct lack of non black players in the Cameroon team.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, June 23, 2019, 22:26:29
The French fans doing that fcuking Viking clap, how embarrassing


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Exiled Bob on Monday, June 24, 2019, 06:45:15
The French fans doing that fcuking Viking clap, how embarrassing
Are they still doing the Mexican wave as well?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:45:38
I have always liked watching women's football as it seemed immune from the play acting and constant pathetic whinging at officials that seems to have affected the men's game, however this tournament suggests they are catching up fast!!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, June 24, 2019, 17:28:11
Not that I really care but...

The pundits completely contradict each other in this clip. When England score, it's "Well she wasn't interfering with play so it's clearly a goal"...but when Cameroon scored it changed to "It doesn't matter if she's interfering or not, offside is offside"...WTF?? Both goals should have been given or neither. I can see why Cameroon were a bit pissed off...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48739245



Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, June 24, 2019, 17:40:08
Not that I really care but...

The pundits completely contradict each other in this clip. When England score, it's "Well she wasn't interfering with play so it's clearly a goal"...but when Cameroon scored it changed to "It doesn't matter if she's interfering or not, offside is offside"...WTF?? Both goals should have been given or neither. I can see why Cameroon were a bit pissed off...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48739245



Because of the pundits comments or the officials interpretation of the rules and the VAR system?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, June 24, 2019, 17:48:28
Had the League of Nations handed over control of most of Cameroon to the British as opposed to the French after WW1, then it stands to reason that the behaviour of the team last night would have been much more well mannered and polite than it was.

 :french: - bad influence.  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Monday, June 24, 2019, 17:49:06
Not that I really care but...

The pundits completely contradict each other in this clip. When England score, it's "Well she wasn't interfering with play so it's clearly a goal"...but when Cameroon scored it changed to "It doesn't matter if she's interfering or not, offside is offside"...WTF?? Both goals should have been given or neither. I can see why Cameroon were a bit pissed off...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48739245



They didn't say, "it doesn't matter if she's interfering or not", they were saying while it could be argued she's not interfering because she's running back onside, the law states otherwise.

They went mental after the first decision anyway, so they can hardly say they were angry about double standards. The worst bit was the Cameroon captain(?) screaming at the England player on the floor after she'd just been given a leg-breaker.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: REDBUCK on Monday, June 24, 2019, 18:53:34
I have always liked watching women's football as it seemed immune from the play acting and constant pathetic whinging at officials that seems to have affected the men's game, however this tournament suggests they are catching up fast!!

Watching the USA tells you they've have obviously been practicing the dark arts.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 15:10:37
Not that I really care but...

The pundits completely contradict each other in this clip. When England score, it's "Well she wasn't interfering with play so it's clearly a goal"...but when Cameroon scored it changed to "It doesn't matter if she's interfering or not, offside is offside"...WTF?? Both goals should have been given or neither. I can see why Cameroon were a bit pissed off...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48739245



What? With the England goal, the player receiving the ball is onside. With the Cameroon goal, the player receiving the ball is offside. Thay're not talking about the 'inactive' player.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 20:48:40
Why do the BBC continue to insist on standing the very petit Jordan Nobbs next to the very tall Dion Dublin....

Sent from my SM-J330FN


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 20:53:00
Or indeed let that annoying prick Jonathan Pearce commentate


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:10:14
Why do the BBC continue to insist on standing the very petit Jordan Nobbs next to the very tall Dion Dublin....

Sent from my SM-J330FN

In all fairness anyone would look tall against her.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:12:31
Wow what a ggggoooooaaaaallllllllll 0-3


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:14:11
Wow what a ggggoooooaaaaallllllllll 0-3

Was it though? Terrible keeping

The chances of success really do rely on the ability of your keeper, generally they seem pretty poor


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:14:59
Was it though? Terrible keeping

The chances of success really do rely on the ability of your keeper, generally they seem pretty poor

Yeah you’re right shit goal, keeper should have done better.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:23:05
More shit goalkeeping by England.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:37:03
That was a shit penalty save.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:40:38
I sense a nerve may have been touched


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 21:45:14
I sense a nerve may have been touched

Or you just did a great job of changing his mind.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 22:01:01
Shit result, shit goals, shit opposition with an even Shittier goalkeeper. I like watching shit ladies football. Good job we have a shit england manager who only got the job because of his Man Utd connections. Roll on the shit French and shit Americans.

Blimey just seen the shit goal they scored against Norway’s shitty goalkeeper four years ago, a replica of the third goal. The only nerves that are raw ought to be the French or Americans after this demolition of Norway. Mine are rather calm are you Jordans brother?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 22:32:45
I just can’t get into it. I find the comparison with men’s football is impossible not to make and the standard is probably local league or u15 academy level (judging by friendly results against men’s teams) and I’d have no interest in watching that either. I get some people probably enjoy it on a competitive level but it’s not for me and looking at the poor attendances many seem agree. The PC brigade saying they should be paid the same as men are starting to grate now as well, it’s all about supply and demand and at the moment there isn’t the demand to watch it.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 22:38:01
Enjoying the whole tournament.

Lucy Bronze is a class full back.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Crozzer on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 23:30:03
You can't knock the Women's World Cup for entertainment value.  Men's world cups can be pretty boring, especially when most players have played too many games during the season.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, June 28, 2019, 04:12:07
Shit result, shit goals, shit opposition with an even Shittier goalkeeper. I like watching shit ladies football. Good job we have a shit england manager who only got the job because of his Man Utd connections. Roll on the shit French and shit Americans.

Blimey just seen the shit goal they scored against Norway’s shitty goalkeeper four years ago, a replica of the third goal. The only nerves that are raw ought to be the French or Americans after this demolition of Norway. Mine are rather calm are you Jordans brother?
Who do you bother watching?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Friday, June 28, 2019, 09:06:54
Was it though? Terrible keeping

The chances of success really do rely on the ability of your keeper, generally they seem pretty poor
Average height of male pro footballers = 6'3". Average height of female pro footballers = 5'8". According to the commentators last night Jlll Scott was the tallest player on the pitch at 5'11, well shorter than pretty much any male keeper. Yet they're playing in full size goals. Makes a difference. I'm with Legends Lounge (and it's not often you'll hear me say that), I've enjoyed the games I've watched by and large, been good entertainment and a vast improvement in standard even over the last WWC four years ago


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, June 28, 2019, 09:13:40
Who do you bother watching?

He's a cheerleader for the WWC and I think he got sand in his vagina over Abrahammer disagreeing.

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=57769.msg1502111#msg1502111


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, June 28, 2019, 10:13:50
Average height of male pro footballers = 6'3". Average height of female pro footballers = 5'8". According to the commentators last night Jlll Scott was the tallest player on the pitch at 5'11, well shorter than pretty much any male keeper. Yet they're playing in full size goals. Makes a difference. I'm with Legends Lounge (and it's not often you'll hear me say that), I've enjoyed the games I've watched by and large, been good entertainment and a vast improvement in standard even over the last WWC four years ago

Shows what can be achieved with better infrastructure. 

More money seems to be being spent on womens football all over the world.  If players can train everyday without having to have another full time job then they will improve. 


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Friday, June 28, 2019, 10:18:41
Shows what can be achieved with better infrastructure.  

More money seems to be being spent on womens football all over the world.  If players can train everyday without having to have another full time job then they will improve.  
Quite. It's why until (comparatively) recently the women's game in the US was so far ahead of everyone else


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, June 28, 2019, 10:31:05
In all fairness anyone would look tall against her.

She is actually 5'3 not sure why she looks so little.

I used to watch her old man play for the mighty Heed when I lived up there!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Arriba on Friday, June 28, 2019, 10:34:14
I enjoyed last night match. Nice to see such a unified team. They are bang up for it. They and Neville deserve credit. Hope they go all the way.

It is incomparable to the men's game though. An u15s academy side would beat all the top women's teams(has happened too) with ease but that doesn't matter. See it for what it is really. Women Vs women and judge our girls on that. Going pretty well I'd say


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Friday, June 28, 2019, 10:42:55
It is incomparable to the men's game though. An u15s academy side would beat all the top women's teams(has happened too) with ease but that doesn't matter. See it for what it is really. Women Vs women and judge our girls on that. Going pretty well I'd say
Yes, precisely.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: RedRag on Friday, June 28, 2019, 19:30:10
Massive 1/4 final coming up.  Huge atmosphere.

England's next opponents will be the hosts or the champions

From a narrow self interest point of view bookings for Le Sommer and Rennard or O'Hara and Rapinoe would see them out of tonight's winners semi final lineup.

This is a worthy final and so will be our SF.  Germany lurk.

 :pint:


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, June 28, 2019, 21:02:16
Quite. It's why until (comparatively) recently the women's game in the US was so far ahead of everyone else

They look a class above in this tournament, technically more than anything.

Probably blow the lead now I’ve said that


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: RobertT on Friday, June 28, 2019, 21:14:09
They probably have a better school to U21 structure than the UK does for Mens over here - it goes right through College.  The Mens game is picking up in popularity now as well, thanks in part to the Hispanic immigration over the years - Trump will fix that with his wall no doubt.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Batch on Friday, June 28, 2019, 21:42:04
good game this. France giving it a good go, look like coming up just short


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, June 28, 2019, 21:53:18
good game this. France giving it a good go, look like coming up just short

😱 don’t tell ball pein.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Super Hans on Friday, June 28, 2019, 22:19:27
I have a deep schoolboy crush on Alex Morgan.

It's pathetic.

England can beat them by the way. They're well drilled and athletic, but rather basic on the ball.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 29, 2019, 13:36:13
 I see GB will take a women's football team to the Tokyo Olympics... that's good. Less important for the men as club football provides so many tournaments bigger than Olympic football... but a big thing for the women.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, June 29, 2019, 13:55:03
I see GB will take a women's football team to the Tokyo Olympics... that's good. Less important for the men as club football provides so many tournaments bigger than Olympic football... but a big thing for the women.

Notwithstanding the reluctance of the Scottish, Welsh and N.Irish FA’s who have continuously blocked a mans team GB from entering the olympics.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, July 1, 2019, 16:19:54
Notwithstanding the reluctance of the Scottish, Welsh and N.Irish FA’s who have continuously blocked a mans team GB from entering the olympics.

2012?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, July 1, 2019, 16:29:06
2012?

Made up of English and Welsh players only.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 20:17:15
I can confirm England’s equaliser was sick...


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 20:19:28
Thought I would turn the football on, but found that fucking annoying England band playing. Think I’ll turn it off.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 20:19:41
I can confirm England’s equaliser was sick...

Or peng...


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 20:20:54
Or peng...

Good looking?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 20:35:04
Good looking?

Yeah,  you can have a good looking goal surely.  Jan Aage's vs Millwall for example.  :-)


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 20:41:57
Yeah,  you can have a good looking goal surely.  Jan Aage's vs Millwall for example.  :-)

Tenuous...


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 20:44:51
Need an inspirational half time hairdryer.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:35:49
Nice dive, penalty given


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:38:05
was never a pen.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:38:25
Nice dive, penalty given

Then it wasn’t a dive.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:42:28
VAR is pathetic


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:45:00
VAR is pathetic
Goal line tech and at a push offside was all that was needed. The penalty and goal reviews can fuck off, just not needed and basically means you can't fully celebrate a goal properly. Another reason to enjoy lower league football.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:46:26
I've tried, I honestly have, but I just can't like Women's football.  I know you should treat it as a separate sport, but you can't get away from the fact it's the same as Men's but with Women, nothing much else is different.  As such, the ability, pace etc. just seems so poor, and I say that without a hint of irony as a Swindon supporter.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:47:27
Any reason why they can't stop the clock when VAR kicks in?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:47:31
Goaline tech, VAR, Diving, gamesmanship, money, all here to stay.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:50:22
I've tried, I honestly have, but I just can't like Women's football.  I know you should treat it as a separate sport, but you can't get away from the fact it's the same as Men's but with Women, nothing much else is different.  As such, the ability, pace etc. just seems so poor, and I say that without a hint of irony as a Swindon supporter.
Said exactly the same the other day. Wouldn't go watch this standard if it was men's and feel the same even if it is 'elite' females.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:51:14
Any reason why they can't stop the clock when VAR kicks in?

Because the Ref owns the time keeping, so anything on screen is for viewing pleasure only.  You'd have to have the timekeeping out of the refs hands, or have it linked.  Rugby get the ref to ask for the clock to stop and start, that would suffice if they want the ref to have control, but then you get basic time wasting to add in, which isn't really catered for in Rugby.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:55:06
Got to practice those penalties


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:55:29
Wait for it.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 21:57:41
If that Ellen White has bottled taking that penalty then it’s shocking


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 22:30:09
Why wasn't the Yank sent off.....she was the last 'man' and the ref through VAR saw it from 9 different angles?!

Decision was right and then didn't act on it.

Yank just nodded took one for the team and after that dogshit penalty, got away with it.

Is there some new rule?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 22:36:08
there you go. equality.

FFS England


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 22:46:25
Why wasn't the Yank sent off.....she was the last 'man' and the ref through VAR saw it from 9 different angles?!

Decision was right and then didn't act on it.

Yank just nodded took one for the team and after that dogshit penalty, got away with it.

Is there some new rule?
Double Jeopardy rule apparently.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 08:28:31
My thoughts on last nights match....VAR is a load of bollocks. USA had more players who were better than England's.
Why the centre forward isn't fighting to take the pens I don't know. Has to be an attacking player. Centre backs shouldn't be on them.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 09:30:30
It was OK, we were poor and they were much better and deserved it although they seem a few years further forward in executing the dark arts of the game and made us look a bit naive at times. Whilst I can see certain merits in VAR its becoming a pain in the arse, if nothing else we might as well do away with Linesmen completely, I thought offside was rightly to do away with goal hanging but this off by 1/4" is just delaying things and getting silly.

More general comments, Hope Solo has a very peculiar accent, thankfully they did away with the Dublin Nobbs combo which at least made life easier for the cameraman and finally nice to see good old Phil referring to going down to 10 men!, Christ he was a bit hyper in that interview at the end.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 09:56:03
Said exactly the same the other day. Wouldn't go watch this standard if it was men's and feel the same even if it is 'elite' females.
I assume you've not been to watch Town for the last 3 or 4 years then?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 09:58:04
Whilst I can see certain merits in VAR its becoming a pain in the arse
Completely ruins celebrating a goal. Given that's one of the major points of football, they either need to find a way to fix this or just get rid and go back to good old unreliable humans making a judgement call. Yes, they'll get it wrong some of the time, but if VAR continues like it is, it's killing one of the major high points of any match


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 10:12:11
the whole VAR needs looking at and quickly.

I get the concept of it but its being used all wrong. Get rid of the muppets in a van somewhere and give the responsibility to the ref and only the ref to check something if they need to, not some muppet talking in her ear.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 10:29:57
the whole VAR needs looking at and quickly.

I get the concept of it but its being used all wrong. Get rid of the muppets in a van somewhere and give the responsibility to the ref and only the ref to check something if they need to, not some muppet talking in her ear.


I dunno, the Ref took a bloody age over the penalty.

Later on I generally thought she was going to have a Poll when she booked Bright and then took an age to red card her!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:52:40
Nothing wrong with VAR. It's the laws that need changing.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 14:55:13
I actually think this is quite funny:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48851152

It's close to July 4th, so expected, and please don;t tell me we are thin skinned enough to be annoyed, coming from a country that has fans singing about WW2 bombers when we play Germany!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 15:08:12
How can you be offended at that?!

Best (tasteful-ish) twitter comment I saw in response was - "she can use the same celebration for scoring againstHolland in the final"


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 15:09:51
coming from a country that has fans singing about WW2 bombers when we play Germany!

Fair enough.

But can you imagine if England players pretended to be bombers (or whatever)?

Not that I'm at all fussed about what this American bird did, but it's not a good comparison.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 15:29:34
But can you imagine if England players pretended to be bombers (or whatever)?

A bit like that time JAF scored against Man U and their fans thought it was a Munich reference?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 15:29:58
More like smoking a cigar.  :)

That's a poor attempt to be honest, she's not even holding the saucer in her other hand  ;D

I'm always amused at the "Eurotrash" reference I've heard used by Yanks, generally the yanks with European ancestry.  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 15:36:47
A bit like that time JAF scored against Man U and their fans thought it was a Munich reference?

Something like that I suppose. A very disrespectful thing for a player (or anybody) to do. If that were the intention, anyway.



Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 17:13:07
How can you be offended at that?!
Has anyone actually been offended or is this just the usual media attempt to brand something "controversial" before it "provokes a furious reaction online" in the hope that it will then do so?


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 17:14:26
I actually think this is quite funny:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48851152

It's close to July 4th, so expected, and please don;t tell me we are thin skinned enough to be annoyed, coming from a country that has fans singing about WW2 bombers when we play Germany!

Amusingly based on social media it only seems to have offended those who like to go on and on and on about liberal snowflakes being offended at everything!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 17:15:40
Has anyone actually been offended or is this just the usual media attempt to brand something "controversial" before it "provokes a furious reaction online" in the hope that it will then do so?

Its pissed Piers Morgan off which is undoubtedly a good thing, almost as much as its going to piss his buddy Trump off if he has to meet Megan Rapinoe at the White House....


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 17:28:18
To be fair, I'd be amazed if many people actually knew what the tea thing was all about anyway, other than thinking it had to do with stereotyping the English as Tea Drinkers.

Flashheart - I think Bombers is a little more direct of an insult given it references the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians.  The tea drinking refers to an idea that lead to "freedom", if she'd been doing a Musket shooting, maybe a bit more closely aligned I guess.  I know the two are not the same, hence using it to frame this - we are hardly a people who should get offended in comparison.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:27:44
Well last nights game was a bit dull. I am no fan of Jonathan Pearces at the best of his times but him commentating to an audience who, I assume, he has decided need the basics of football explained to them is painful!


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:50:02
I've watched a fair amount of the Women's World cup. It has (on the whole) been quicker and more technical than I thought it would be.

Yes, some of the play/mistakes are pretty basic, but no worse than we see week in week out at the County Ground.

USA seem to be head and shoulders above the rest so I firmly expect them to beat the Dutch in the final.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 11:21:40
Well last nights game was a bit dull. I am no fan of Jonathan Pearces at the best of his times but him commentating to an audience who, I assume, he has decided need the basics of football explained to them is painful!

His constant, the atmosphere/quality/passion etc was so much better in the England game and how them being in the final would make it so much better was tiresome


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: 4D on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 11:24:50
 :)


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: Exiled Bob on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:52:45
Well last nights game was a bit dull. I am no fan of Jonathan Pearce at the best of his times but him commentating to an audience who, I assume, he has decided need the basics of football explained to them is painful!
I can't even listen to the bloke any more. If he's commentating on a live game I use the red button, if available, and choose either Radio 5 or no commentary at all.


Title: Re: Women’s World Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 13:32:59
I can't even listen to the bloke any more. If he's commentating on a live game I use the red button, if available, and choose either Radio 5 or no commentary at all.

Last night he just reminded me of this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNW7IQgOIg