Women's World Cup 2019

Discussion in 'football' started by D'wards, May 11, 2019.

  1. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    USA better but definitely beatable if you don't give them the ball. :facepalm:
     
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  2. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Fuck you
    fuck you. I mean actually fuck you.
     
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  3. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Although... something that does grate is calling the players girls... dont really understand that one
     
  4. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I think that depends who says it and how it is said, no? Our boys did us proud would be a perfectly normal way to talk about a men's team. I think it's possible to transfer that.
     
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  5. JudithB

    JudithB Well-Known Member

    That is amazing to hear. I help coach a boys team and my friend's husband coaches the girls. At the moment they are still equal and often play each othe. Personally I think this world cup made a big difference. When they hit puberty the boys begin to out run the girls etc., usually the girls become despondent. For this cohort of girls they have victory to now aim for and I am hopeful this will snowball for future generations of girls.
     
  6. JudithB

    JudithB Well-Known Member

    I agree
     
  7. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    I mean how the Feck do you mean that? Fuck face. Do you not want to see England win? You fart face pile of shit.
     
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  8. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Women's football is growing very quickly. This will only help. More premiership teams funding women's pro teams would help. Man United didn't have a women's team until last year, for instance. Given how much money these clubs have, it's virtually nothing to them to chuck a few hundred grand at a women's team. They should all be doing it.
     
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  9. Proper Tidy

    Proper Tidy Arsed

    Crikey. Sorry for not being english.
     
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  10. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Commiserations.
     
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  11. JudithB

    JudithB Well-Known Member

    We all know they should. I am crossing fingers and (quite amazingly despite crossed fingers) typing out emails to every contact I have to quietly suggest much what you have said. It is not the first time we have tried. But we didn't have these girls AND BBC coverage before this year.
     
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  12. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    There is still resistance. It's incredible to think that the FA banned women from playing at FA grounds until as recently as 1971! that after women's football was HUGE, and I mean HUGE, gates of 50,000+ in the years immediately after WW1.
     
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  13. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Yeah - of course, ex players saying it seems very natural. Women <> girls though and it often jars when I hear it
     
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  14. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Have been thoroughly enjoying these games, and so have my daughters. We've got tickets to go see England Germany at Wembley in November. Can't wait :)
     
  15. JudithB

    JudithB Well-Known Member

    In this context it is okay :D Think of yourself as a proud parent and these are your kids. We are they are.
     
  16. JudithB

    JudithB Well-Known Member

    Maybe see you there!
     
  17. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I think the fact that so many mens clubs now run wonens teams (and where they had them before have increased priority / focus) has definitely helped. It normalises the womens game for people that have always followed a club and it becomes part of the normal background... loads of clubs feature men and women players when they launch new kits for instance and it makes it less noteworthy that women play too
     
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  18. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    :(
     
  19. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Better team won, USA fitter, more composed and all that. Same time Yanks were lucky (in a way). As well as the offside goal, near own goal and the penalty miss (which would have been a goal without the micro-trip) there were a good few situations where we failed to thread through a pass for a forward to run onto. Another way of saying that is that we just didn't have the quality (other clichés are available), but still...

    Can't quite define why, but I find the England Women's version of positive thinking togetherness less annoying than the men's. Sorry Gareth.
     
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  20. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Oh and was anybody else annoyed by that strange comb forward on the side of Neville's haircut?
     
  21. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    OK,sorry if I pissed you off somehow.

    I am a bit OTT when it comes to football.
     
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  22. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Really sad we lost that, Hopeflly Rapinoe will will win, and fuck trump with it.
     
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  23. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Anyhow, now we've got a good women's and men's team it means we can have a heroic failure just about every Summer. :thumbs:
     
  24. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    We had to watch on catch up cos of my sisters bloody birthday meal. When some bloke she works with added the score (1-1 at that point) to the list of things to celebrate he almost got lynched.

    Catching up....that was by far the most entertaining and quality match of this tournament and of almost any women's football match I've seen. Even as a Tranmere fan who wants Liverpool to win everything else,I'd much rather watch this match again than either our Wembley win or their Champions League victory. The improvement in skill levels over the last eight years is phenomenal. It's crazy, almost as if, if you give women the same training and support as men,they'll be just as good!!!!!

    The thing I don't get is fitness levels. It's why the USA are way ahead. And it's why Liverpool became so goodin the late sixties - because they recognised being fit enough to play 95 minutes of a 90 minute game will give you a massive advantage. But the knackerdness of the England squad shone through at the end. Should be simple to sort, though I suppose it has to start much sooner in a woman's career than is possible anywhere but the States.

    The really bad thing about this World Cup....I am starting to like Phil Neville.
     
  25. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Oh, and Ellen White certainly should be, and could well be the first women's £1,000,000 player
     
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  26. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Am gunning for Holland now.
     
  27. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Lucy Bronze was interviewed on the news at 6 about Neville going on about her being the best player in the world. She said she just ignores him. :thumbs:
     
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  28. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    What is this meant to mean? Transfer value? Wages? Sponsorship? Total transfer fees last year for around 700 players only amounted to £450,000. Not sure what the record fee is.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
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  29. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    It's the college system isn't it. It's huge in the US and iirc it's a legal requirement that women's facilities match the men's. I expect most if not all of the US team have come through that system so they've had a lot of specialist fitness training that players from other countries won't have had access to. In the men's game here the clubs pick up players very young and fill in that gap but I don't think the resources are there in the women's game.

    I'm not sure it's that simple to sort out tbh, as you say it needs to start quite early. They mentioned during the game yesterday how hard England's players had worked to catch up on that side but you need a system that works for every potential player who might possibly make the team in a few years, not just those at the top end.
     
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  30. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I am fairly certain they were Neville's exact words on BBC news last night :facepalm:
     

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