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Who will win the 2019/20 PL??


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I saw the highlights of that 13-0 on the news this morning. The Thai goalkeeper:lol: I know when people say 'I could do better than that' it's usually a massive exaggeration, but in this case it really isn't. From what else I've seen of women's football I think they would benefit from playing on a smaller pitch to speed it up. It's like watching children, which is what these women are on par with - boys in the 12-13 age range, so they are just too small and slow.
 
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Celebrations were hilariously over the top.

Definitely would of sent out some ankle breakers if I was the Thai manager.

Did you see the US manager at the end? Usually at the end of the game the manager will shake hands, especially in that type of result, just as a sign of good manners. The US manager went straight down all her staff giving it the big un', no sign of sportswomanship at all.
 
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I saw the highlights of that 13-0 on the news this morning. The Thai goalkeeper:lol: I know when people say 'I could do better than that' it's usually a massive exaggeration, but in this case it really isn't. From what else I've seen of women's football I think they would benefit from playing on a smaller pitch to speed it up. It's like watching children, which is what these women are on par with - boys in the 12-13 age range, so they are just too small and slow.
I fully agree with the smaller pitches argument in fact 9 a side facilities might make it a better game. It might sound horrible to some but honestly womens football does resemble 12 years old playing on a full size pitch.

TBH if you can't score 13 goals past borderline midgets in full size goals on a regular basis then you know your games isn't very good at all.
 
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I'd actually agree with a slightly smaller pitch and goals, not by much, but enough to make up the difference in height and speed of the average female footballer vs male footballer.

Goals 6 inch lower and narrower
Pitch 2m narrower, 4m shorter
Box 1m shorter all round
 
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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.
Yeah that's the only thing for it. You'd fuckin think the novelty of banging them in like that would wear off when the game became a fuckin light kick about.
 

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I'd actually agree with a slightly smaller pitch and goals, not by much, but enough to make up the difference in height and speed of the average female footballer vs male footballer.

Goals 6 inch lower and narrower
Pitch 2m narrower, 4m shorter
Box 1m shorter all round

I've maintained they would be better with a U15/16 size pitch.

  • U-15 & U-16 – 100 yards (91.4m) x 60 yards (54.8m)
https://www.discountfootballkits.com/blog/football-pitch-size-guide/

You could even go the age group smaller and make the sport focus on been about skill and technique.
 
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Problem with smaller goals and pitches is cant share facilities with men, so cost increases and chance it happening goes down.
 
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Piers Morgan is saying the Female USA team should get paid the same as the men as they are better.

They should play each other and the winners get the higher pay.
 
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Piers Morgan is saying the Female USA team should get paid the same as the men as they are better.

They should play each other and the winners get the higher pay.
Better in their respective sport. But they still generate less money over a 4 year WC cycle in comparison and that's why despite them suing US soccer every couple years, not been found guilty of discrimination that I know of.
 

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Problem with smaller goals and pitches is cant share facilities with men, so cost increases and chance it happening goes down.

Yep, it won't ever happen. For the reason @Rakim said too. That doesn't mean that it wouldn't be for the best for the sport. In the long run it would help women's football gain more fans and more players achieving a good level. They could share pitch facilities with youth age groups, their are many many pitches to do that with, at the top end they can share with academy teams. A lot of money is being put towards girls football so it could be achieved.
 
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This England Argentina game is actually pretty good. The quality is much better then an earlier game id seen which was laughably bad. Good to see the Argy ladies being as cynical as their male counterparts too..
 
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Didn't get to watch the Scotland Japan game fully, got it recorded if I get bored later. It sounds like Scotland were bummed by VAR and penalties not been given to them.
 
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Didn't get to watch the Scotland Japan game fully, got it recorded if I get bored later. It sounds like Scotland were bummed by VAR and penalties not been given to them.
Shit manager I think done Scotland this WC
 

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I really hope City win the title at the weekend.

The liverpool fan who called up the radio yesterday to say they should still get a trophy even if they come second epitomises the deluded idiots!
The Liverpool support keeps on giving!!