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Women's World Cup 12:02 - Jun 12 with 3605 viewsD_Alien

Might be passing many people by but i've started watching, with the England v Scotland game. The skill levels have certainly improved and some of the passing & moving (trying hard to avoid euphemisms here) is on a par with the men's game. Certainly, more entertaining than watching the England performances in the Nations Cup

One talking point that's emerged is the US 13-0 trouncing of Thailand. Some commentators are calling it "disrespectful" that the US really went to town right up to the final whistle. I beg to differ. It's a competitive game in the World Cup - why should any sports team ease up (apart from saving their legs for the next game) if they don't have to? In my opinion, it'd be more disrespectful of an opponent to just start passing the ball around without trying to score. It's one of the bugbears I had about Hill's tenure - he stated on several occasions that he found going beyond 4-0 "disrespectful". How odd! Great to see the crowd applauding both teams off the pitch at the end

Thailand beat Cambodia 12-0 in a qualifying game, albeit not in front of a worldwide audience, so they can't complain about being hammered, and to their credit they seem to have taken it on the chin

Looking forward to the latter stages of the tournament when it gets serious. England seem competent but will have their work cut out at that stage against teams like the US
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Women's World Cup on 12:06 - Jun 12 with 2532 viewselectricblue

Beating thailand 13 - 0 and getting some poor media for it what would it have been like if the USA had laboured to a 1-0 victory!
Then the knives would be out in the media..

Just cannot win in the eyes of the media...

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Women's World Cup on 22:30 - Jun 13 with 2266 viewsYorkshire_Dale

Women's World Cup on 12:06 - Jun 12 by electricblue

Beating thailand 13 - 0 and getting some poor media for it what would it have been like if the USA had laboured to a 1-0 victory!
Then the knives would be out in the media..

Just cannot win in the eyes of the media...


There is always the Golden Boot to go for......Morgan of USA looks to have it in the bag already followed by a couple of team mates.

As an aside, there is very little dissent in the women's game and also nothing like as much diving......pretty refreshing?
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Women's World Cup on 06:33 - Jun 14 with 2175 viewsAlbert_Whitehurst

Thailand beat Cambodia 11-0. The crowd was given out as 100!

Two months later Cambodia beat East Timor 12-0

What goes around comes around....unless you're East Timor and have never won a game!!
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Women's World Cup on 07:54 - Jun 14 with 2118 viewspioneer

Women's World Cup on 06:33 - Jun 14 by Albert_Whitehurst

Thailand beat Cambodia 11-0. The crowd was given out as 100!

Two months later Cambodia beat East Timor 12-0

What goes around comes around....unless you're East Timor and have never won a game!!
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Perhaps they could arrange a game with them from tother side of Heywood
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Women's World Cup on 22:57 - Jun 14 with 1956 viewsmingthemerciless

I watched the latest game against Argentina. They should have won in a canter but they kept taking the wrong option in front of goal. The one time they got the ball in quickly from a wide position they scored.
When you miss a penalty against 5' 6" tall goalkeeper you're asking for trouble. The kicker telegraphed the direction and it was at a really saveable height. Having said that the ref kept the kicker waiting for ages.
If they're hoping to win the cup they'll have to discover a cutting edge from somewhere. Actually having a pop from distance instead of trying to pass their way into goal would be a start.
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Women's World Cup on 00:09 - Jun 15 with 1913 viewsYorkshire_Dale

Women's World Cup on 22:57 - Jun 14 by mingthemerciless

I watched the latest game against Argentina. They should have won in a canter but they kept taking the wrong option in front of goal. The one time they got the ball in quickly from a wide position they scored.
When you miss a penalty against 5' 6" tall goalkeeper you're asking for trouble. The kicker telegraphed the direction and it was at a really saveable height. Having said that the ref kept the kicker waiting for ages.
If they're hoping to win the cup they'll have to discover a cutting edge from somewhere. Actually having a pop from distance instead of trying to pass their way into goal would be a start.


There's a certain lack of urgency to the Women's game.....they don't seem to like the"give and go" preferring to beat the opposition player then do it again or run into a wall.

The Yanks and France are far better than our girls so we could do with both of them getting knocked out early....hopefully we will improve as the tournament gets interesting .....at least we are through with a game to spare but need a point to finish top.
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Women's World Cup on 01:26 - Jun 15 with 1872 viewsDale92

Jack OConnells and Stephen Darbys other half’s are playing for England, Alex Greenwood and Steph Houghton

This is the One, I've waited for

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Women's World Cup on 09:49 - Jun 15 with 1737 viewsrochedale

Women's World Cup on 01:26 - Jun 15 by Dale92

Jack OConnells and Stephen Darbys other half’s are playing for England, Alex Greenwood and Steph Houghton


Rochdale girl (Syke) Keira Walsh, also plays. Didn’t start yesterday but has been heavily involved recently.
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Women's World Cup on 13:30 - Jun 15 with 1642 viewsChaffRAFC

Watched England women for the first time, possibly ever, last night and thought they were easily the better side technically but Argentina were a lot more physical.

Steph Houghton was a rock at the back for England and effectively played midfield as well as centre half. Thought Parris on the wing was poor and made too many poor decisions in possession while her penalty was awful as well.

Best player on the pitch by a distance for England was Bethany Mead on the opposite wing. Caused no end of trouble, set up Greenwood who was fouled for the penalty and put in a sensational cross for Taylor to score a tap in.

Fran Kirby also had a very good game but the Argentine keeper stopped it from being about 6-0, she was immense.

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Women's World Cup on 14:28 - Jun 15 with 1589 viewsDaleiLama

Women's World Cup on 13:30 - Jun 15 by ChaffRAFC

Watched England women for the first time, possibly ever, last night and thought they were easily the better side technically but Argentina were a lot more physical.

Steph Houghton was a rock at the back for England and effectively played midfield as well as centre half. Thought Parris on the wing was poor and made too many poor decisions in possession while her penalty was awful as well.

Best player on the pitch by a distance for England was Bethany Mead on the opposite wing. Caused no end of trouble, set up Greenwood who was fouled for the penalty and put in a sensational cross for Taylor to score a tap in.

Fran Kirby also had a very good game but the Argentine keeper stopped it from being about 6-0, she was immense.


I think Mead could have started in our first XI down the left last year, based on what I've seen of her so far. Great to watch and drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd. Shades of NML.
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Women's World Cup on 17:37 - Jun 15 with 1509 viewsnordenblue

Women's World Cup on 14:28 - Jun 15 by DaleiLama

I think Mead could have started in our first XI down the left last year, based on what I've seen of her so far. Great to watch and drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd. Shades of NML.
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I don't think she looks anything like him....
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Women's World Cup on 20:34 - Jun 15 with 1415 viewsmingthemerciless

Women's World Cup on 14:28 - Jun 15 by DaleiLama

I think Mead could have started in our first XI down the left last year, based on what I've seen of her so far. Great to watch and drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd. Shades of NML.
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Like lots of wingers though she looks a world beater one minute and a novice the next.
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Women's World Cup on 20:41 - Jun 15 with 1397 viewssoulboy

From what ive seen of it, which is admittedly just a few minutes, im afraid i just cant take it seriously, despite the BBCs efforts to force it down our throats.
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Women's World Cup on 15:17 - Jun 16 with 1208 viewsThacks_Rabbits

Women's World Cup on 20:41 - Jun 15 by soulboy

From what ive seen of it, which is admittedly just a few minutes, im afraid i just cant take it seriously, despite the BBCs efforts to force it down our throats.


At times the technical side of it is good, passing and movement etc. Problem I personally have (admittedly probably my own fault) is I compare it to men’s football, and a half decent Sunday league team from when I played in the 90’s would have beaten England 7 or 8 nil.

It is an unfair comparison I know, but I just can’t get into watching it at all.

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Women's World Cup on 16:06 - Jun 18 with 1008 viewsDickydaler

Women's World Cup on 15:17 - Jun 16 by Thacks_Rabbits

At times the technical side of it is good, passing and movement etc. Problem I personally have (admittedly probably my own fault) is I compare it to men’s football, and a half decent Sunday league team from when I played in the 90’s would have beaten England 7 or 8 nil.

It is an unfair comparison I know, but I just can’t get into watching it at all.


Yes, I think that is the problem, comparing it to the men's game. It's just like men's and woman's tennis, if you compare the two, men's tennis is always going to come out on top, when really they are different games. I've really enjoyed watching this tournament so far. The fact that more mistakes are made makes it even more interesting for me.There have been some poor games and some very good games just like in the men's world cup. I've got to say having watched the USA games they are my favourites. But don't get me started with VAR, I detest it.
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Women's World Cup on 21:55 - Jun 20 with 893 viewsJumeirahDale

Women's World Cup on 16:06 - Jun 18 by Dickydaler

Yes, I think that is the problem, comparing it to the men's game. It's just like men's and woman's tennis, if you compare the two, men's tennis is always going to come out on top, when really they are different games. I've really enjoyed watching this tournament so far. The fact that more mistakes are made makes it even more interesting for me.There have been some poor games and some very good games just like in the men's world cup. I've got to say having watched the USA games they are my favourites. But don't get me started with VAR, I detest it.


Speaking of VAR...

Anyone watching this USA match - I honestly have no idea what "offside" means any more!
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Women's World Cup on 22:15 - Jun 20 with 862 viewsDaleiLama

Nice touch


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Women's World Cup on 22:33 - Jun 20 with 822 viewsDickydaler

Women's World Cup on 21:55 - Jun 20 by JumeirahDale

Speaking of VAR...

Anyone watching this USA match - I honestly have no idea what "offside" means any more!


You're not alone in that! And even when it is obviously offside, the referee's assistant doesn't put the flag up for an age afterwards!
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Women's World Cup on 22:45 - Jun 20 with 812 viewsJumeirahDale

Wrong post edit
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Women's World Cup on 22:49 - Jun 20 with 806 viewsJumeirahDale

Women's World Cup on 22:15 - Jun 20 by DaleiLama

Nice touch



She's fantastic - Morgan and Rapinoe also. Hard to see England getting past the semi-finals (assuming they deal with their first two knockouts) with the way the bracket has now fallen.
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Women's World Cup on 09:39 - Jun 21 with 664 viewsmingthemerciless

Women's World Cup on 22:49 - Jun 20 by JumeirahDale

She's fantastic - Morgan and Rapinoe also. Hard to see England getting past the semi-finals (assuming they deal with their first two knockouts) with the way the bracket has now fallen.


I watched the first half of USA v Sweden last night. The American women are going to be the team to beat. Pace and power, the ball is always kept moving and they use the whole of the pitch in possession. When they lose the ball they work their socks off to win the ball back. They're very good to watch. Weak side of the game as far as I can see is finishing, in spite of the Thailland game. Not enough power in their shots from distance.
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Women's World Cup on 17:45 - Jun 23 with 475 viewsdeeplishblue

VAR . Spawn of the devil.

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Women's World Cup on 18:58 - Jun 23 with 402 viewsKenBoon

Women's World Cup on 17:45 - Jun 23 by deeplishblue

VAR . Spawn of the devil.


Why? It got the officials out of two goal mistakes today and gave them two other chances to fix mistakes. Today’s delays were caused by the disgraceful Cameroon players. The on-pitch officials were so bad maybe robo-ref should have replaced them (not literally). The ‘challenge’ at the end was disgraceful.
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Women's World Cup on 19:02 - Jun 23 with 392 viewsMoonyDale

Women's World Cup on 18:58 - Jun 23 by KenBoon

Why? It got the officials out of two goal mistakes today and gave them two other chances to fix mistakes. Today’s delays were caused by the disgraceful Cameroon players. The on-pitch officials were so bad maybe robo-ref should have replaced them (not literally). The ‘challenge’ at the end was disgraceful.


Have to agree with every word of this, Var got the decisions right today bar one, that was a red card all day long for that challenge...The Cameroon players were a complete disgrace and I guess it won't be the last they will hear about it, especially the spitting on the arm of the England player in the fist half, England did well to keep their composure and not retaliate today...

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Women's World Cup on 19:09 - Jun 23 with 378 viewsmingthemerciless

Well that was shambolic. England got brought down to Cameroons level in the second half and they lost their way. The referee was totally ineffectual and turned a blind eye to a reasonable shout for a penalty and what appeared to be a certain red card in the end.

England need to up their game substantially otherwise they'll be on their way home after the Norway game.
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