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Womens World Cup

Discussion in 'General Football' started by BSABantam74, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. BSABantam74

    BSABantam74 Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to watching some of this. England v Scotland on Sunday should be good. Scotland might upset the odds ? Just had me thinking if City played in the Womens World Cup I aint convinced we would win it !? Are you ? Ok physically we might batter our way to it but just watch there will be more technically adept footballers in this competition than we will see week in week out at VP shortly !
     
  2. Frank Castle

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    I've tried it before and just cannot get into it. The standard is poor and the game is too slow. I find it comparable to going down to the park and just happening upon a Sunday League game of The Red Lion vs The Hitching Post. You start watching it but after 5 minutes you carry on your way to see if you can find any conkers.
     
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    Frank ! But isnt that pretty much what we've all had inflicted upon us every week next season ?.
     
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    You just can’t help yourself can you with having a dig at City.

    I’m with frank on this one. Standard is Sunday league.
     
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    Without sounding sexist, no sorry, just cannot get into it. Tried watching England previously, but find it too slow, and has the atmosphere of a schools football match. Tried watching today's game between Germany and China, but gave up after 5 mins, not for me.

    I will stick to the World Cup cricket this summer, far more entertaining
     
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    Think the naming of the teams is strange. Some are just called the country eg Germany, some are women eg Spain Women and some ladies eg Italy Ladies
     
  7. Frank Castle

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    I think the most obvious lack of quality in the women's game is the goalkeeping. I'm not sure why but they're nowhere near as agile as their Male counterparts, and when the goal is just as big it just looks wrong as they scramble around the goal line trying to stop a shot. There are no wonder saves either, just blocks and catches.
     
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    Its like to
    No its football tourettes I developed it watching City these past 40 odd years !
     
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    Something wrong with women's football. They are not covered head to foot with stupid tattoo's, they don't cheat, they don't roll over four or five times when fouled, they don't go down holding their face when caught on the shoulder, they don't start fights. Nah, they've no idea how the game should be played.
     
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    Well boys I have watched my first women’s match today England v Scotland and I was surprised at the quality tbh. I had seen glimpses of it in the past and thought it was a pale shadow. However, remarkable improvements have been made both technically and skill level. It is still slower than the men’s game, and they are not as fit, which is something that can be rectified. I just think there is still improvements to be made, but I enjoyed it.
     
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    It's what annoys me about this 'Women's football is equal to mens football' push. It's not and it should stop trying to prove it is so it can focus on how to actually make it its own enjoyable product. Some sports can have the male and female versions find their own way without any major changes but something like Football needs changes to account for the physical differences that hinder spectacle, things like making the goals smaller, maybe making the pitch smaller or even reducing the length of halves would help make it a much better watch as it would offset the physicality limitations that women have against men
     
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    Watched it myself Onside and like you was presently surprised
    However i got to thinking of the dross i watched last season and realised
    i had lowered my standards
     
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    I’ve watched a few women’s games on tv prior to this WC and I thought the England v Scotland game was a decent standard, technically there was some really good play and interchanges. Good simple passing done well at times. Ok it is slower pace but tbh i don’t try and compare it to the mens game, it is what it is and there is plenty to like about it, as alluded to above by BiG - no pathetic play acting etc. Hopefully they keep playing this way and if more money becomes involved in the game it doesn’t change it.

    I have a daughter who likes to play football and i think it is great how the women’s game is progressing. And as for goalkeeping standard, anyone actually watching the game yesterday would have seen a great display from the Scotland keeper, Alexander was her surname i think, she made some good saves.
     
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    Not a phrase heard that often
     
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    I think the standard has improved I enjoyed the game it was open and enjoyable
     
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    Yeah likewise with some of the other comments, the standard has definitely improved over the last few years since I saw my first women’s game. I thought the 2nd England goal was a great finish and showed that the players are technically very good. The physical side will never be the same as the men but I think the sooner we stop comparing men’s and women’s football and see them as desperate sports the better.

    I also like the professionalism and behaviour of the players and the crowd is another huge bonus. Compared with the embarrassing morons that follow the England men this has a great family feel to it.
     
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    I can't get into it at all. Its too slow and sterile. But that's probably because I'm comparing it to the men's game rather than looking at it in its own right - Its a sport of its own. Although there seems to be a media agenda to 'force' it on the general public in the sense of putting onto a similar platform as the men's game, which I don't think it will ever reach.
     
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    As I've said the problem is the dimensions of everything, you can get away in something like tennis being played on the same size court as its small enough that both the more physical mens game and the more tactical/technical women's game can work on it but with a football pitch the size pushes it way too much towards the physical side being a driving force of the enjoyment factor. If they made the pitches smaller, the goals smaller and maybe knocked 10 minutes off of a match it would push it more to the technical side of the game and allow the women's game to find its own place rather than being compared to the men's where its always going to feel inferior because as you say its just too slow to a point it seems more like one of those Legend matches full of overweight ex-footballers in their 50's
     
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    Apologies ladies.....o_O FB_IMG_1560270454435.jpg
     
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    Thought they looked like a good pressing side
     
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