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Who will win The Women's World Cup?


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Scotland wait 20 yrs for a left back then get 2 at the same time .Whos better Kieran Tiernay or Andy Robertson .
 

mandela

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Tierney for me.

He's a better defender. There's no debate there for me.

Robertson going forward is a strange one. He's clearly incredibly effective at Liverpool but his game is pretty one dimensional. Bomb forward and get the ball in the box. This works brilliantly for Liverpool as they're a very attacking team. His runs and threat also demand opposition attention which creates space for Liverpool to attack into. When Robbo plays for Scotland he's exactly the same and is constantly putting balls into an empty box and no makes use of the space he creates :lol: doesn't gie a fuck and doesn't really seem able to adapt his game that much.

They're both great though.
 

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Tierney for me.

He's a better defender. There's no debate there for me.

Robertson going forward is a strange one. He's clearly incredibly effective at Liverpool but his game is pretty one dimensional. Bomb forward and get the ball in the box. This works brilliantly for Liverpool as they're a very attacking team. His runs and threat also demand opposition attention which creates space for Liverpool to attack into. When Robbo plays for Scotland he's exactly the same and is constantly putting balls into an empty box and no makes use of the space he creates :lol: doesn't gie a fuck and doesn't really seem able to adapt his game that much.

They're both great though.

Tierney plays in a pub league.

Who's a better driver? The guy who pushes the trolley outside Asda or Sebastian Vettel?
 
Jun 4, 2012
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Women's World Cup update

Chile vs Sweden halted on 70 mins due to heavy rain.
I put that on to catch a bit of it...that rain was fucking ridiculous and making it unplayable. Even more so given that women seem to play a lot more short passing than long balls or long cross field passes etc.

I saw the last 20 minutes of Holland vs New Zealand too. As so often, it was the keeping that was really poor. Some good touches and movement from the Dutch women, but the Kiwi keeper was fucking awful for the goal.
 

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I put that on to catch a bit of it...that rain was fucking ridiculous and making it unplayable. Even more so given that women seem to play a lot more short passing than long balls or long cross field passes etc.

I saw the last 20 minutes of Holland vs New Zealand too. As so often, it was the keeping that was really poor. Some good touches and movement from the Dutch women, but the Kiwi keeper was fucking awful for the goal.

The levels of the teams is very mixed. The tournament has a few too many teams meaning a few of them are very poor. Those sides have shocking keepers. I'm guessing it was whoever turned up last to training and couldn't get an hang of kicking a ball got thrown in goal, like we used to down the park as kids. The top sides have decent keepers, small compared to male keepers but not too bad. The Chile keeper is worth keeping an eye out for if it is the same one from the last tournament. She's shocking and tiny.

A lot of the teams are trying to play decent football. I think the professionalism of the game is improving drastically so improvements are being made. That does mean the minnow nations are more prepared to try digging in and defend for a result. More time and better preparation. They look better set up than previous years when they'd always look really open. That means the better sides are having to try breaking them down rather than run through them.

You do still see a lot of space on the pitch, due to the general size of the players. Which still results in a fair few long balls. I'm not sure if it is a cultural thing as I don't watch any foreign women's football, but in the English leagues it is very much kick and rush footy. The foreign nations at the world cup appear to b playing stylistically like their male counterparts.
 
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mandela

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This is fuckin' embarrassing, man.

Scotland naw even there to play fitba, ffs. Just to try and hold out for as long as possible...which won't be very long, ffs.


You look at those teams and you'd struggle to pick a Belgian who'd start for Scotland so no idea why Clarke is being so negative here.
 
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USA acting like complete cunts against Thailand in the world cup.
I flicked on the last few minutes and was saying the same. They'd just scored the 13th and were going around celebrating like it was the first. I like a good fuckin hammering but only do that shit if a team is near your level. Not when it's a team of complete and utter no hopes.
 
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USA acting like complete cunts against Thailand in the world cup.
Just shows that they need to reduce the number of teams. It's fucking cringeworthy seeing a team so out of its depth that it loses 13-0. Obviously freak results happen, we saw Brazil concede 7 against Germany, but this is why expanding the men's world cup is a shit idea too. It could also totally fuck with goal scoring records. There was some tiny team who Australia beat 27-0 or something a few years ago. Now imagine a team like that ends up in a group Belgium and Lukaku scores 16 against them. Suddenly he's tied for the all time World Cup scorer. :lol:
 
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I flicked on the last few minutes and was saying the same. They'd just scored the 13th and were going around celebrating like it was the first. I like a good fuckin hammering but only do that shit if a team is near your level. Not when it's a team of complete and utter no hopes.

You get it a lot in kids football. We've all been there. It's always good grace when you start getting to 6 and 7 goals to start taking it a bit easy and asking the players to tone down the celebrations and not act like complete cunts. Being a good winner goes a long way. If I were Thailand I'd have sent the message on to break a couple of legs. Be a cunt and get a cunts response.