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Womens Football Worldcup.

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

  1. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    After some readjustment I have enjoyed the tournament...But...

    I have noticed a lack of quality in the final third, plenty of accuracy in the midfield but the final ball needs urgent work.

    The games lack dynamic punch, most are played at the same pace all over the park & this is why I feel the final ball is quite poor in many circumstances & no where enough goal mouth action for my liking.

    Let's not kid ourselves, this sport has been going for decades, the women's game, as far as i'm concerned needs some urgent technical work if it is ever going to draw in audiences like the men's game. Some of the technical ability has been well below par for the modern game.

    There are no excuses, women's tennis, to name but one, is equally as technically gifted as the men's game as are many other women's sports relative to men's.

    I have found myself switching channels far too often during this tournament, mainly due to boredom.
  2. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Could that not also apply to some men's tournaments

  3. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    I have often switched off during world cups but none so many times as during this tournament.

    It needs a match.

    Most thus far have been much of a muchness.

    I still feel the Dutch are the most technically gifted & have the best awareness when on the ball, something that has been lacking, lot's of stray passes & hopeful long balls. It becomes tedious to watch.
  4. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    The second half last night was good though

  5. Welby

    Welby pfm Member

    Agreed it was really unlucky. A great game and I agree the Japan side gave a good account of themselves.
    Some quality saves from Dutch keeper.
    England will need to be on their game to beat a good defensive Norway tomorrow.
  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

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  7. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Need to tighten up this half .
  8. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    England v France/USA if thy win tonight.

    Much tougher but beatable.

    Playing well with the odd lapse in concentration, which seems par for the course at this tournament so not particularly an England thing.
  9. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Well played England gave Norway a few chances but we were the best team and deserved it ,
  10. suzywong

    suzywong Shifting 0s & 1s since 1968

    Get your “first team shirts” out for Tuesday, folks!
  11. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    Makes a nice change to have an England team in the top 3 in the world, which they have proven through this tournament. Only the USA & Holland have been up to England's standard.

    They were different class tonight.
  12. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Next Tuesdays game will be well worth watching/supporting!
  13. peterm

    peterm pfm Member

    Apologies to Nikita - must have been the back elbow to the jaw from the Cameroon player that put you off!

    Great game tonight and I'm surprisingly optimistic for the next game!

    Who is it again?

    Oh - France or USA.

    Let's hope it's France and we can stuff it to Emanuel whoever!
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  14. suzywong

    suzywong Shifting 0s & 1s since 1968

    The good news is that we won’t have to face both the current Cup Holders and the Home Nation..............
  15. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Once again, the England Laydees produced a team performance far beyond what most so called England Men'sTeams of recent decades could aspire to.
    Agreed, they were a bit sloppy and casual at times, but this surely becase they had great faith in their goalie and their defence?

    It has taken this ladies team to get me at least partly interested in football
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  16. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    It makes a nice change watching an England team knowing that we won’t getting the usual yobs on tour stories following them around the host nation.

    That strike from Lucy Bronze for the 3rd goal was superb but the last couple of penalties from Parris are a worry. She’s hitting them at just right height for a keeper who goes the right way. They’ve either got to go low or roof of the net if you’re brave! The next match could be decided by the odd goal and maybe by way of a penalty. So would you still let her be chief penalty taker in the next match? Big call for the manager that.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
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  17. Ragaman

    Ragaman Mentalist

    England will have their work cut out on Tuesday if tonight was anything to go by.
  18. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    Rapinoe is something special. Not sure we'll be able to cope with her.
  19. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    I don’t agree. I think England have a better attack than France, and USA will have had one less days rest.

    It’s isn't a given. I think we will shade it.
  20. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    I hope you're right, although if USA win, the spectacle of their captain and top goal scorer and possibly winner of the golden boot, giving Trump the bums rush over his invite to the White House and his subsequent meltdown is rather appealing.

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