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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Blue & Maroon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 pm

Never a pen that, decent game this though.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by overseasTOON » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:24 pm

Chappy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm
overseasTOON wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
I'd agree that the level of celebration was over the top if it was a league match.

When you play for your country and score then you should celebrate.

If they hadn't of celebrated they'd likely be lambasted by Trump and then you'd have all his **** nugget supporters sending threats anyway.
Especially if it's for Scotland.... you never know when it will happen again :)
Very true.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by ALF » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm

I'm actually quite looking forward to the next England game <notbad>

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Don Sholeone » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 pm

TJR wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:20 pm

Definitely. They represent the most famous female (team) athletes in the US, going back to the days of Mia Hamm, with a great collegiate system and a lot of investment. Have had some really unlikable stars (if you're not American, or maybe even if you are) over the past few years though - looking at you Hope Solo.
Why is Hope Solo unlikable? She seems alright in her punditry work for the BBC.
There has always been something about her I don't like, she does come across a bit cocky and arrogant sometimes, but I just don't know if that's down to her "American-ness"

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Remember Colo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:03 pm

TJR wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:12 pm

I believe she could be a great pundit, but when playing you could always count on her for dumb comments, on-pitch antics, or being a sore loser, like when calling Sweden cowards when beaten by them at the past Olympics (a few examples here https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/hope-s ... statements), or more serious drama like being charged with domestic violence for drunkenly assaulting her sister and nephew.

Now I'm not saying she's a bad person, or that some of the stuff isn't overblown, in fact, I really appreciate her quotes criticising how the American soccer system favours "rich, white kids" and overall her candidness from an athlete is actually fun and considered. I really just meant that she's the kind of player on a rival team that was easy to cheer against.
Fair enough.

I've never really followed womens fotball so had really took much notice of her up until watching this world cup. She certainly sounds like a bit of a character.
Totally understandable. I think I only have as much awareness because of our exposure to American media in Canada, and our women's national team is ranked #4 in the world, while our men's team hasn't qualified for the World Cup in over 30 years - so it's worth keeping up with them.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Chappy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
I'd agree that the level of celebration was over the top if it was a league match.

When you play for your country and score then you should celebrate.

If they hadn't of celebrated they'd likely be lambasted by Trump and then you'd have all his f*** nugget supporters sending threats anyway.
Especially if it's for Scotland.... you never know when it will happen again :)

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by TJR » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:26 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:12 pm
TJR wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:45 pm


Why is Hope Solo unlikable? She seems alright in her punditry work for the BBC.
I believe she could be a great pundit, but when playing you could always count on her for dumb comments, on-pitch antics, or being a sore loser, like when calling Sweden cowards when beaten by them at the past Olympics (a few examples here https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/hope-s ... statements), or more serious drama like being charged with domestic violence for drunkenly assaulting her sister and nephew.

Now I'm not saying she's a bad person, or that some of the stuff isn't overblown, in fact, I really appreciate her quotes criticising how the American soccer system favours "rich, white kids" and overall her candidness from an athlete is actually fun and considered. I really just meant that she's the kind of player on a rival team that was easy to cheer against.
Fair enough.

I've never really followed womens fotball so had really took much notice of her up until watching this world cup. She certainly sounds like a bit of a character.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by overseasTOON » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:34 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:04 pm
overseasTOON wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
I'd agree that the level of celebration was over the top if it was a league match.

When you play for your country and score then you should celebrate.

If they hadn't of celebrated they'd likely be lambasted by Trump and then you'd have all his **** nugget supporters sending threats anyway.
His supporters probably think football is unAmerican. <roll>
Well, it is internationally known as soccer.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Remember Colo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:04 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
I'd agree that the level of celebration was over the top if it was a league match.

When you play for your country and score then you should celebrate.

If they hadn't of celebrated they'd likely be lambasted by Trump and then you'd have all his f*** nugget supporters sending threats anyway.
His supporters probably think football is unAmerican. <roll>

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by overseasTOON » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm

I'd agree that the level of celebration was over the top if it was a league match.

When you play for your country and score then you should celebrate.

If they hadn't of celebrated they'd likely be lambasted by Trump and then you'd have all his f*** nugget supporters sending threats anyway.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Remember Colo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:12 pm

TJR wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:20 pm

Definitely. They represent the most famous female (team) athletes in the US, going back to the days of Mia Hamm, with a great collegiate system and a lot of investment. Have had some really unlikable stars (if you're not American, or maybe even if you are) over the past few years though - looking at you Hope Solo.
Why is Hope Solo unlikable? She seems alright in her punditry work for the BBC.
I believe she could be a great pundit, but when playing you could always count on her for dumb comments, on-pitch antics, or being a sore loser, like when calling Sweden cowards when beaten by them at the past Olympics (a few examples here https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/hope-s ... statements), or more serious drama like being charged with domestic violence for drunkenly assaulting her sister and nephew.

Now I'm not saying she's a bad person, or that some of the stuff isn't overblown, in fact, I really appreciate her quotes criticising how the American soccer system favours "rich, white kids" and overall her candidness from an athlete is actually fun and considered. I really just meant that she's the kind of player on a rival team that was easy to cheer against.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by TJR » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:45 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm
The US from what I gather and leaps ahead of everyone else in terms of the women's game, with heavy investment/scholarships common for quite a number of years now whereas nations such as England it has been a relatively recent development.
Definitely. They represent the most famous female (team) athletes in the US, going back to the days of Mia Hamm, with a great collegiate system and a lot of investment. Have had some really unlikable stars (if you're not American, or maybe even if you are) over the past few years though - looking at you Hope Solo.
Why is Hope Solo unlikable? She seems alright in her punditry work for the BBC.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Chappy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:21 pm

Thai women's team aren't full time professionals either apparently... which wouldn't surprise me.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Blue & Maroon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:57 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:03 pm
There's no excuse for running up the score in a football match like that. Goal differential is not going to matter to them getting out of their group, and there are plenty of ways to play that can reduce the shots you're taking without it clearly taking the piss.
They should score as many as they can but no need for the celebrations, even primary school kids know not to take the piss after a certain point.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Remember Colo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:20 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm
The US from what I gather and leaps ahead of everyone else in terms of the women's game, with heavy investment/scholarships common for quite a number of years now whereas nations such as England it has been a relatively recent development.
Definitely. They represent the most famous female (team) athletes in the US, going back to the days of Mia Hamm, with a great collegiate system and a lot of investment. Have had some really unlikable stars (if you're not American, or maybe even if you are) over the past few years though - looking at you Hope Solo.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Remember Colo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm

I should clarify though, my bigger issue is still doing big celebrations as they hit double digits. They're the #1 ranked team, act like you've been there and scored before. Though I'll also cop to there being a big rivalry between Canadian and American womens national teams (in most sports, including football) - so I'm strongly biased.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm

The US from what I gather and leaps ahead of everyone else in terms of the women's game, with heavy investment/scholarships common for quite a number of years now whereas nations such as England it has been a relatively recent development.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Remember Colo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:03 pm

There's no excuse for running up the score in a football match like that. Goal differential is not going to matter to them getting out of their group, and there are plenty of ways to play that can reduce the shots you're taking without it clearly taking the piss.

Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

by Chappy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:44 am

Keeper <laugh>

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