Women's football

Discussion in 'football' started by Lord Camomile, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Rather than bump the World Cup thread.

    England currently playing Germany in the SheBelieves cup, 75 mins in and just conceded an own goal equaliser. Moments earlier conceded a goal which was disallowed for offside, very questionable in my opinion.

    Oh dear, rocking a bit...
  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Bah, just conceded a penalty! Little dubious itself...
  3. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Penalty decision was a shocker, she actually kicked the defender.
  4. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Up against the French in 10 mins. Haven't beaten them since '74; now's as good a time as any.
  5. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Lets hope they restore a bit of English pride after the earlier score from the CL.
  6. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Crikey, that would have been a pretty decent goal :eek:
  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    France doing a pretty good job of cutting through our defence.
  8. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    England currently tearing through Serbia on BBC2, 5-0 up.
  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Phil Neville apparently going to be named new boss of England Women.

    God help them.
  10. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Perhaps not for very long. There's a reason why he deleted his twitter account today.

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  11. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    That's one of those "likes" that isn't actually a "like" more a "ffs" :facepalm::mad::eek::mad:
    and who do we think the next Lionesses Manager will be?
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  12. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Ditto. To be honest though, my guess is he will stick the job out at least enough to fail on football grounds. The FA have had their annual quota of stupid misogynist incidents and will want to avoid him leaving straight away. Mind, we could have said that about pretty much any of their recent scandals.

    Fucking hell, a matter of days after they start, cynically, going on about positive action with regard to ethnicity, they appoint a bloke with no experience of women's football or indeed management. What coaching experience he has is under 2 failing club managers. And he didn't even apply. :facepalm: Maybe the FA are under some kind of inverse Ancient Mariner curse, where they are compelled to set an example of outright stupidity each day.
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  13. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Jeeeeeeeesus :facepalm:
    It really is a fucking bizarre appointment. I caught a glance at some commentary that was saying something along the lines of he's a relatively high profile figure, certainly compared to Powell and Sampson, and that may get more people paying attention to the women's game.

    As if it's one or the other - qualified or with a profile. Off the top of my head I can't think of someone who fits both, but that's only because I haven't conducted investigations and interviews and it's not my full-time job to do it. Not entirely sure what the FA's excuse is...
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  14. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    I'm waiting to see if he comes out with the 'bantz defence' when somebody finally manages to put a microphone in his face over the tweets. It will be a measure of the FA's expensive PR consultants to see if they've come up with another word. I'm guessing the B word is still in his lexicon. They may have a go at using 'light hearted', or, if he really wants to make it worse, 'my wife will tell you that...'.
  15. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    Seems to me like there was a period where everyone, even the high profile people, thought twitter was just the internets (which it is) and what you say on the internet with a can in your hand doesn't eve come back. Hence mass deletions in these more modern times. You saw it with Toby Young. Hoist by hs own twitter.
  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Any sane person in the public eye is surely now cleaning up their social media profiles for this sort of stuff?
    "Locker room tal... wait, no..."
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  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Esp if the big finger appears and gives them a job they didn't even apply for.

    Fuck the FA so fucking much.
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  18. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    'You know all that stuff about respect, that stuff about taking women seriously, that stuff about abuse? You do remember getting torn apart at the Parliamentary Committee don't you? You are aware that your next moves will be closely scrutini...'
  19. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Get's better, the FA apparently knew about the tweets before appointing him:
    FA knew of Phil Neville tweets before making him England women’s manager

    I see he's gone with this defence, straight out of the apologetic misogynist playbook:

    ... pretty much, 'As a 41 year old, I no longer believe in the shite I came out with as a 35 year old - can I keep my job?'.
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  20. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Pauline Cope and Danny Mills both talking about women as being "emotional" :facepalm:
  21. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    There’s a website specifically aimed at politicians that keeps a log of the tweets they have deleted.

    If there isn’t one already that is doing the same thing for celebrities/sports people or even every single twitter account. There will be soon.
  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Phil Neville: England women's boss denies he is sexist

    If you'd used different words but offered the same sentiment, it would still be bullshit.
    Pretty sure that's the bare fucking minimum.
    Fuck off, are you. Just get to absolute fuck.
    "best qualified".
    Not any... England games?

    This doesn't get any better :facepalm: :(
  23. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    I heard Neville digging himself deeper on Radio 5 interview earlier.

    Repeatedly claiming he was 'the best man for the job'.

    Er, that's the problem though Phil. Are you the best person for the job?

    And explaining with Trump-like exaggeration that he'd been through a 7 or 8 hour interview for the role. What 7 or 8? And what did you talk about after the first 30 minutes?

    He'd obviously been briefed by some PR firm on what to say and how to say it. But poor old Phil is PR proof.
  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Neville's first game in charge, currently winning 4-0 against France.

    (For the avoidance of doubt, I am not giving him very much credit for this scoreline :p )
  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    France have scored.

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  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

  27. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

  28. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    That'll be two Euro finals hosted in England in the space of a year :cool:

    Some friends and I are going to the semis and final of the World Cup in Lyon next year - tres excited!
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  29. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    As someone who's become pretty tired of the mens game with all the crooks, millionaires, bantz, bravado and cry baby feigning of injuries, the womens game seems more attractive to me by the day.
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  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I haven't been to a live match yet, but certainly feels like the football and the community that follows it is more the focus of the women's game.
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