Following Women's World Cup Page 9

  • General_Martok 12 Jun 2019 09:58:25 630 posts
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    Are we all forgetting what Germany did Brazil in 2014? Granted it was half the score but it was still world cup and 7 flipping goals AND against Brazil in BRAZIL?!

    Anomalies happen.

    Edited by General_Martok at 09:58:57 12-06-2019
  • ChiefGB 12 Jun 2019 09:59:44 10,704 posts
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    Bad goalkeeping can make for exciting games (especially if it’s on both sides)
  • askew 12 Jun 2019 21:28:13 19,116 posts
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    Was that /really/ a pen? Just a natural following through of her clearance…
  • deez 12 Jun 2019 21:29:54 274 posts
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    Terrible decision. Tackles catch players after clearing the ball all game long, that can't be a penalty.

    Edited by deez at 21:35:06 12-06-2019
  • FWB 12 Jun 2019 21:49:23 55,917 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    TechnoHippy wrote:
    I'm amazed by the number of people I've spoken to (including women) who think that women shouldn't be playing football. Admittedly they tend to be from an older generation, but it still seems off to me.
    Had a conversation the other day who claimed they didn't watch because "yeah, the football is decent but the goalkeeping is appalling"

    No fan has ever watched football for the goalkeeping.
    Yes and no. I expect a basic level of competence. If every time someone shoots it goes in, it's a bit crap. It's why I wouldn't watch lower level stuff in the man's game either. But each to their own.

    I enjoy the WWC, always have, but some of quality is piss poor - though I could say the same for a few men's WC, including the last one.

    I really didn't like what the US team did yesterday. It's not a good advert for the tournament. Disrespectful all around - maybe that's an American thing - with the scoreline and the Yanks celebrating every goal like they did. Should have stopped really pushing like Germany did against Brazil in the second half. Really felt for the Thai players after.
  • fontgeeksogood 12 Jun 2019 22:17:24 6,084 posts
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    If nobody got on all fours to nod the ball over the line for one of the goals then it wasn't disrespectful
  • askew 13 Jun 2019 18:35:44 19,116 posts
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    Heh. Brazil's coach looks like the offspring of Scolari and Paulie from The Sopranos
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Jun 2019 19:32:41 10,270 posts
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    Aussie Aussie Aussie
  • frightlever 14 Jun 2019 10:23:32 1,445 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    TechnoHippy wrote:
    I'm amazed by the number of people I've spoken to (including women) who think that women shouldn't be playing football. Admittedly they tend to be from an older generation, but it still seems off to me.
    Had a conversation the other day who claimed they didn't watch because "yeah, the football is decent but the goalkeeping is appalling"

    No fan has ever watched football for the goalkeeping.
    Generally shorter women, same goal dimensions means more goals. It's impractical to change the goal sizes, so the women should play with bigger balls and the goalies should wear over-sized gloves. Possibly giant heads. I miss It's a Knockout, okay?

    Also, I'm no football fan but I thought I'd check out the matches today, so I Googled "What channel is the England match on tonight?" but... Google is sexist and wouldn't tell me until I specified "women's football".
  • FWB 14 Jun 2019 19:23:18 55,917 posts
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    Anyone got a stream for the game tonight that isn't BBC? Don't have a license. Boycotting the fuckers.
  • senso-ji 14 Jun 2019 19:33:19 9,474 posts
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    Some bullshit VAR decisions so far. Scotland are denied two stonewall penalties; VAR isn't even consulted. Whereas Italy not only get a penalty decision given via VAR, they are allowed to retake it after it's initially saved because of the video ref!
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Jun 2019 19:35:22 10,270 posts
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    Should be a more straight forward game for England than playing Scotland was but for a side with so many amateur Argentina put on a good show against Japan
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Jun 2019 20:10:53 10,270 posts
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    Enjoying the constant shithousing of the Argies here. England can let confident turn into arrogance sometimes so seeing them brought into the trenches is fun
  • SnackPlissken 14 Jun 2019 20:13:19 985 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Anyone got a stream for the game tonight that isn't BBC? Don't have a license. Boycotting the fuckers.
    That’ll show em
  • Baihu1983 14 Jun 2019 20:28:42 11,352 posts
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    Poor penalty
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Jun 2019 20:45:07 10,270 posts
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    Good hand from the keeper though
  • JoelStinty 14 Jun 2019 20:50:52 7,865 posts
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    This is the first physical game of women football I have seen. Argentina with some proper shit housery.

    We’ve played some good stuff though. If we can get one I think it will lead to 3 or four.
  • eleven63 14 Jun 2019 21:25:36 2,494 posts
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    1-0 Tough game though!
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Jun 2019 21:29:30 10,270 posts
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    I think England have another in them to settle this but the Argentinian keeper has put on one of the best solo performances of any position this tournament
  • Lotos8ter 17 Jun 2019 18:44:52 2,776 posts
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    These delayed offside flags are really annoying. Why can’t the Assistant refs just flag straight away like they used to, instead of waiting for the whole move to complete.

    South Africa v Germany is one sided but not a bad game. SA have had some chances.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Jun 2019 21:34:26 10,270 posts
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    This penalty is bullshit

    The French player was already on her way down before the challenge. Who can control a ball or run while sending both feet forward at the same time?
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Jun 2019 21:34:52 10,270 posts
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    JUSTICE!
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Jun 2019 21:36:20 10,270 posts
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    Retake?

    Absolute fucking bullshit

    Nigeria are being totally shafted here
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Jun 2019 21:46:18 10,270 posts
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    That's got to be one of the most blatant big/home team decisions of any major tournament
  • deez 17 Jun 2019 21:48:47 274 posts
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    Will have to really consider jacking in my season ticket if this nonsense is the future of football. Surely not even armchair fans want this?
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Jun 2019 21:54:29 10,270 posts
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    I was broadly pro-VAR before this tournament but combined with the current bad handball and offside rules, and this shite tonight, I'm turning very anti-
  • Dougs 17 Jun 2019 21:58:54 89,219 posts
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    But.. But.. It's so exciting! /bin
  • TheSaint 17 Jun 2019 22:07:56 18,577 posts
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    VAR doesn’t make bad officials good all of a sudden. We saw last summer that it can work.

    The handball rule is ridiculous though.
  • senso-ji 17 Jun 2019 23:18:44 9,474 posts
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    That penalty retake was complete horseshit. So you have to have at least one foot on the line right before the penalty is taken? And how do you time that exactly? Everyone knows keepers need to guess to save a penalty, and given the shorter female goalkeepers in the full sized nets, that makes it almost impossible to save one.

    Penalty shoot outs are going to be a cluster fuck if that rule is rigorously enforced.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Jun 2019 23:21:09 10,270 posts
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    And let's not forget that the French player didn't even get her shot on target with the first pen. The keeper had no imagined advantage because the ball wasn't goalbound
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