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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

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

Remember Colo wrote:
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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.

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by TJR » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:26 pm

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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.

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by Chappy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm

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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 :)
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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

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

TJR wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:26 pm
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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.

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

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

TJR wrote:
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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"

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by ALF » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm

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

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post 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.

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

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:40 pm

In terms of matches, I've literally seen 10 mins (can't even recall who was playing). There were actually some players with decent technical ability it looked like, but the lack of pace and power is what stood out (not just in running speed, but also having players who could fizz a hard, direct pass or powerful shot). It's good that it's getting well covered, Alex Scott is an excellent pundit.
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Post by UlversToon » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:53 pm

Looks like Scotlands' women are outdoing their male counterparts!

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 pm

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Looks like Scotlands' women are outdoing their male counterparts!
That’s a damn low bar <laugh>
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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

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Post by Remember Colo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:05 am

These retaken penalties are becoming ridiculous. Rules or not, enforcement of them this way can't be good for the game.

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Post by Don Sholeone » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:47 am

I only saw 1 replay of the penalty and I'm sure the goalie still had 1 foot on the line and I'm sure the new rules state it only has to be 1 foot.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:00 am

It did look like a very harsh call, I thought when the ball was struck she had a foot on the line which I'd have thought was perfectly acceptable.
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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by Colly » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:21 am

I just don't get it, I thought VAR was to be used in deciding if it's a penalty or not, checking all goals and red cards, and mistaken identity. When did they expand that to things like this? It's going to absolutely kill penalties for goalkeepers.

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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:35 am

I don't object to it being used for this as some GKs really take the piss, but for such a minor infringement it seems OTT.
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Re: Women's World Cup France 2019

Post by ScottW1886 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:23 am

f*** VAR!!!

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