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Who will win The Women's World Cup?


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I think we will probably win the last 4 now, as Salah looks up for it, Henderson pushed further forward has made a big difference and Keita is playing well too. We have more options now, and we still have Gomez to come back and Oxlade Chamberlain is due back in 2 weeks I think.

But, I don't think City will drop a point. I think they'll beat Spurs and put a few past Utd. So I expect us to finish second and miss out by a point.
I said to you that if we beat Chelsea we'll win it with 97, but I'm now not so sure City will drop anything either.

I think they'll do a job on them at OT.
 
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I said to you that if we beat Chelsea we'll win it with 97, but I'm now not so sure City will drop anything either.

I think they'll do a job on them at OT.
Yeah that's the issue, I don't see City dropping points. The West Ham and Leicester games will come back to haunt us, but then again the Utd game should be an embarrassment to us too. Utd had to play with virtually 10 men due to Rashford's knock and all their subs used in the first half, totally makeshift defence, and we played with Milner at right back for the entire match, and a defensive midfield of Henderson deep and Fabinho and Wijnaldum...

Abject and negative when they were there for the taking. City have played the best football this season and at their best have looked leagues ahead of us, so it will be the right team who wins it, but it will be very disappointing to have got into this position through a good deal of luck, only to lose it with a handful of poor draws over a 3 week period.
 
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Yeah that's the issue, I don't see City dropping points. The West Ham and Leicester games will come back to haunt us, but then again the Utd game should be an embarrassment to us too. Utd had to play with virtually 10 men due to Rashford's knock and all their subs used in the first half, totally makeshift defence, and we played with Milner at right back for the entire match, and a defensive midfield of Henderson deep and Fabinho and Wijnaldum...

Abject and negative when they were there for the taking. City have played the best football this season and at their best have looked leagues ahead of us, so it will be the right team who wins it, but it will be very disappointing to have got into this position through a good deal of luck, only to lose it with a handful of poor draws over a 3 week period.
Wait, we've lucked out to 97pts and are still 6 short of par?
 
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Wait, we've lucked out to 97pts and are still 6 short of par?
Nah, we just should have gone for it against Utd and the performances against West Ham and Leicester were poor. Obviously we're lucky to be where we are, we simply haven't played great football for a lot of the season, but we've found ways to win (not lucky) and won through luck in some others. But we looked good against Bayern and Porto and we looked good in the second half against Southampton. Bar a mad 15 minutes yesterday, we looked good then too.

So hopefully we push on and win all our remaining games and City come undone in just one of their remaining matches.
 

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It's rarely the games you expect to drop points in that you do, history tells us.

We could see Man City beat Spurs and Man U only to lose to some diddy team. Same with Liverpool after beating Chelsea.

I think it's unlikely there's no more twists in this one.
 
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It's rarely the games you expect to drop points in that you do, history tells us.

We could see Man City beat Spurs and Man U only to lose to some diddy team. Same with Liverpool after beating Chelsea.

I think it's unlikely there's no more twists in this one.
True, and obviously I'd love to be wrong, I just look at the depth of City and think they will find a way to win those games. It's ridiculous when you look at their spending and wages, even the huge outlay that we have spent looks like nothing in comparison. Over the past 5 years, our net spend has been £193 million. City's has been £563 million. That's £563 million spent on improving a team that had just won the title. :lol: