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Rug Munchers World Cup

What do we all really think? I mean REALLY think.

IMHO any international Under 15 boys team would have won that but PC means we all have to say how wonderful it all is.

posted on 8/7/19

comment by IvanGolacIsMagic (U5291)
posted 1 minute ago
Again though, I'm not comparing men and women's football. I think it's wrong to do so. I think the Chilean keeper had a very good tournament and stood out, particularly against the American's where she helped keep the score down. It was a very good performance against very good female players. It doesn't mean she is the equivalent of a man, and nor would I make that claim.
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That’s my point
They are talking about it as if it’s s good level which is patronising in the extreme

posted on 8/7/19

comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 1 minute ago
I think that’s a good point actually. They should probably tweak the name a little to make that distinction.
Girlball. Or “football”.
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Mingeball would sell tickets

posted on 8/7/19

I wonder if their curtains slap together when they run.
And if so does it sound like when you run with flip flops on?

posted on 8/7/19

comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 3 minutes ago
I wonder if their curtains slap together when they run.
And if so does it sound like when you run with flip flops on?
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Mingecam could capture the glorious meeting of flesh

posted on 8/7/19

Was a largely abysmal standard. Some of the goalkeeping would look out of place in a park kickabout. The inability of players to pass 10 yards to a team-mate was laughable and overall clumsiness and slowness of the play made it a very hard watch. And not just because Alex Morgan was on the screen.

Did genuinely enjoy the Norway Australia game though - the only one I saw all tournament that was a good contest with both teams really going for it and some good play mixed in.
Norway had to completely blow it in the next game against England by reverting to the "can't make a 3 yard pass" gimmick.

I'm all for encouraging young women to exercise and try out sports but couldn't stand the patronising way the commentators refused to criticise terrible, terrible performances. Got bored of hearing "terrific strike" for a trundler that the goalkeeper launched into her own net.
Funnily enough the female commentators seemed far more comfortable criticising the player than the male ones.

posted on 8/7/19

I think it was Alan Parry (might be wrong) who used to say that when he first started at Sky as the Premier League started up, he wasn't allowed to be critical of the games at all. All boring games were "intriguing tactical battles" etc etc.

I think Jonathan Pearce etc have bought into that with the women's game.

posted on 8/7/19

Never watched 1 minute of it.

Somebody said this was the 4th WWC but that's news to me. Don't remember hearing anything about the other 3. Suddenly this one gets red carpet treatment. Fvck sake.

Have to accept BBC are going to try to big it up for all it's worth because that's in the commentators job description. Most people are aware that the standard is akin to a Sunday morning kick about.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 8/7/19

With all the talk of parity with the men's game nobody seems to have reminded Neville that the Scottish FA, as they have always done, opposed the idea of a team GB including any Scottish players. Right now he is scouting our girls for Tokyo next year.

posted on 8/7/19

comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 6 seconds ago
With all the talk of parity with the men's game nobody seems to have reminded Neville that the Scottish FA, as they have always done, opposed the idea of a team GB including any Scottish players. Right now he is scouting our girls for Tokyo next year.
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This trade needs to stop now

Oh.

posted on 8/7/19

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