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Women's World Cup Q/F

I hadn't been watching it, but thought I'd DVR the game between the USA and Brazil today just in case a decent game broke out.

Well......

USA scored via an own goal on 74 seconds, had a player sent off early in the second half and the resulting penalty save was over-ruled, Brazil scored a sublime goal from an offside cross early in extra time, the USA scored a 122nd minute equaliser to take it to penalties, the Brazilian girl who scored the own goal missed hers and the winner was scored by some girl who'd almost died five years ago.

Crikey.

Quite entertaining, and there were a couple of the Brazilian girls in particular who would make monkeys out of most male defenders.

No tops were taken off.

I'll watch the semifinals just in case one is though.
sheeps

I watched our game v France which the French deserved to win before E.T. Despite being involved with lasses n' ladies football for some 13 years I have to say it leaves me cold at this level.

Here we are at a proffesional W.C. played on top grounds with National T.V. coverage yet our top team [Arsenal] play at Boreham Wood in front of a couple of hundred folk. Summat not rate.

Running before learning to walk.
Grind

The women's game here does get a fair bit of coverage (it does help that they aren't entirely pants) and is pretty well developed because of laws in place that formally require equity in terms of funding at college/university.

University sport is huge business here - gridiron particularly - I remember playing footy in front of one man and a disinterested dog if I was lucky when I was in the UK. Prolly just as well, I wasn't that good.

The women's (and, to a lesser extent, the men's) professional game here is still struggling though. The league folded a few years ago and has only recently restarted and attendances don't seem to be particularly great from what I've seen even with much lower ticket prices.

The play has definitely improved - the USA v Brazil game was in general of a high standard (if a little slower) - but I guess I'd still rather watch most men's games unless there was a girl playing I'd either coached or refereed.  

For most of the match yesterday I was hoping Brazil would win as they clearly had the better individual players (Marta is a bit special) but it's probably better for the game that the USA won or it would've disappeared off the radar.

I'm guessing only a small fraction of UK girls play football compared to the US. I can't imagine parents ever discouraging their girls from playing sport, but it seems like it's more normal for female "activities" here.
sheeps

The league our ladies play in has four divisions and the girls league that feeds it has fourty odd divisions. This is just for West Yorkshire.

The North and South Ridings have seperate leagues with comparative numbers, then above those you have North East and North West regional leagues with several divisions for either side of t' Penines.

This will be similar in most counties.
Grind

sheeps wrote:
The league our ladies play in has four divisions and the girls league that feeds it has fourty odd divisions. This is just for West Yorkshire.

The North and South Ridings have seperate leagues with comparative numbers, then above those you have North East and North West regional leagues with several divisions for either side of t' Penines.

This will be similar in most counties.


That's pretty impressive - I guess the UK game must've expanded since I left for here. Fine skills.

All I remember was the occasional FA Cup final shown at an obscure time on TV in games that ended something like 7-0 with the five foot keeper chipped standing on the goal line.    

I think the key to the success of any team sport is for there to be several teams with the potential to win so that games aren't too one-sided.

Premier league take note.
lebowski

Grind wrote:
The women's game here does get a fair bit of coverage (it does help that they aren't entirely pants) and is pretty well developed because of laws in place that formally require equity in terms of funding at college/university.

University sport is huge business here - gridiron particularly - I remember playing footy in front of one man and a disinterested dog if I was lucky when I was in the UK. Prolly just as well, I wasn't that good.

The women's (and, to a lesser extent, the men's) professional game here is still struggling though. The league folded a few years ago and has only recently restarted and attendances don't seem to be particularly great from what I've seen even with much lower ticket prices.

The play has definitely improved - the USA v Brazil game was in general of a high standard (if a little slower) - but I guess I'd still rather watch most men's games unless there was a girl playing I'd either coached or refereed.  

For most of the match yesterday I was hoping Brazil would win as they clearly had the better individual players (Marta is a bit special) but it's probably better for the game that the USA won or it would've disappeared off the radar.

I'm guessing only a small fraction of UK girls play football compared to the US. I can't imagine parents ever discouraging their girls from playing sport, but it seems like it's more normal for female "activities" here.
#

Thanks for that post G, very informative, and it contained the key words womans pants.
Grind

I obviously only watch them because they have nice thighs.

* When it cometh to women, thighs ith important. *
lebowski

Grind wrote:
I obviously only watch them because they have nice thighs.

* When it cometh to women, thighs ith important. *


* Thighs *

* Thwoons *
sheeps

Ladies 6 a side comp. this Saturday morning at Willow Park Leb. Come and witness the Beckett skills.
sheeps

As an aside my mate reckons girls can't be keepers cos of their tits.
Grind

sheeps wrote:
As an aside my mate reckons girls can't be keepers cos of their tits.


It would be foolish to keep them if they haven't got any.

* Ruins own thread. *
Mick McCann

Saw a bit of the women's WC. Thing that struck me was the lack of rolling about on the ground and that there were actual tackles. It was more physical.

The game didn't stop every 2 minutes whilst some tosser sits on the floor. Nani's the worst I've seen for a while.
Butts

sheeps wrote:
As an aside my mate reckons girls can't be keepers cos of their tits.


 
Seal

Butts wrote:
sheeps wrote:
As an aside my mate reckons girls can't be keepers cos of their tits.


 


Dunno about the tits thing but the goals in the US v Brazil game all featured shocking keeping.

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