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Womens Football Worldcup.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by drummerman, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. BJP

    BJP pfm Member

    That's American sports for you , statistics , Thirteen to Zero , Alex Morgan with five net shots , will be breaking news on CNN .
     
  2. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

    For me it lacks the intensity of the men's game which drives many to watch football in the first place. It feels a little underwhelming as a competitive sport. I could say good on them, all heroines but I feel I would be patronising the sport.

    This is the only sport played by women which feels this way to me. In every other sport I have zero preference.
     
  3. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Did you watch France v Norway last night. Highly competitive, loads of action - more intense that many a mens match I have seen.
     
  4. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    and what is the problem with a culturally different way of presenting the action, the results etc......
     
  5. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Raga, the women's game is relatively new, well at least as far as proper club structures and wages now. The professional approach had only been taken in
    recent time and their progress has been remarkable in such a short time and with far less dosh that the men's game. Good luck to them, I find the games
    interesting to watch, less play acting, although some of the men's worse points are begin to appear

    Bloss
     
  6. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

    I didn't. I have tried over the years to get involved & was hoping this tournament would finally win me over but alas not, as yet. I did watch some old footage of the men's tournament from the 70's & felt that even though the speed of play was similar to the modern women's game, the invention & chess playing was much more intense. I do enjoy how foreign teams think 3 or 4 moves ahead compared to the English game & is probably why i'm not connecting as this is severely missing from the women's game for me.

    I will probably watch from the quarters as I would imagine by then things may have gained some intensity, at least in terms of excitement if not the skill factor.
     
  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    they've been there forever. My 17 year old niece plays for a well known team, and I have been watching the womens and young girls game for about a decade - and it mirrors the worst aspects of the mens game. My nephew (aged 16) is doing referees training at the moment, and he regularly referees girls games and he tells me that the boys and girls are equally bad and cynical in their behaviour on the pitch
     
  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    you been watching different English games to me. Just watch City, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea and others play - to me they do just as you state. Any team that plays out from the back has to. I have watched alot of Spanish football in my time, been to Barca to see them play loads of times, and the difference that strikes me is the movement of players ahead of the one with the ball, is more imaginative and perhaps more fluid.
     
  9. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

    I should have been clearer, I was referring to the national teams over the years.
     
  10. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    ah yes, the only way they can win is boring the opposition to death
     
  11. BJP

    BJP pfm Member

    Nothing it is why they celebrated stamping their domination over the minnows because stats are a big deal in American sports .
     
  12. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    At half-time in the famous German annihilation of Brazil in the 2014 semi-final, Joachim Löw told his team that something very special was happening here, and that they should minimise any further celebration to stop rubbing salt in the Brazilian wounds before their home crowd.
     
  13. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    USA are a good side but I long to see them get a good stuffing by a better team if only to see as a counterpoint to the Thailand game, them all fall to their knees utterly distraught at their loss....
     
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  14. BJP

    BJP pfm Member

    ....to England :D
     
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  15. tones

    tones Tones deaf

     
  16. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I don't really watch football to any extent but have watched a bit of the world cup and I did watch spurs play liverpool the other week in a final of some kind. I don't think the 'mens' game has a lot to say against the 'womans' game if that particular game was anything to go by.
     
  17. BJP

    BJP pfm Member

    I think it was a charity game of some sort , the players didn't really seem too bothered .
     
  18. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Argentina defending well
     
  19. adamk

    adamk pfm Member

    Are they?
    England look frustratingly lightweight up front
     
  20. robs

    robs pfm Member

    I'm not a footie fan at all (mainly due to disliking all the theatricals and finding it rather dull as a result)...but watching the England Argentina game now and it is so much more engaging than most 'male' matches I have watched in recent months.
     

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