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BuckinghamshireBoy Jun 27th 2019 7:45 pm

Lionesses...
 
Looking good so far in the quarter finals (v Norway) that second goal was excellent.

Almost half time, two up. :thumbup:

BuckinghamshireBoy Jun 27th 2019 8:17 pm

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Wallop!!!! 3-0.

Phil Neville starting to show some emotion ;)

BuckinghamshireBoy Jun 27th 2019 8:53 pm

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Job done, yay!

GeniB Jun 29th 2019 11:56 am

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Onwards and upwards girls.. Well done! you are smashing it.

BuckinghamshireBoy Jun 29th 2019 2:50 pm

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Now comes the tricky bit vs USA on Tuesday.

USA are the world's best ranking team, I haven't (yet) watched the whole of their match against France, in the few minutes that I did catch live there was a blatant USA dive in the box, prompting the commentators to remark that that was the second dive in a short space of time...

But whatever the outcome on Tuesday, this is also good news

(Cut'n'pasted from the BBC)

The result also means there will be a Great Britain women's team at Tokyo 2020 because England are guaranteed to be one of the top three European teams at the World Cup.

BuckinghamshireBoy Jun 29th 2019 4:44 pm

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Slightly off the thread title (so bite me :p)

Netherlands took Italy out with two headers (Stefanie van der Gragt's was arguably the better) and they await... Sweden. Excellent result against the 2nd world ranking team.

kimilseung Jun 29th 2019 5:15 pm

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England should get a thumping in the semi, USA should be able to pounce on those poor passes that England have done throughout the tournament with little punishment .
Here is hoping that I am wrong.

BuckinghamshireBoy Jun 29th 2019 5:44 pm

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Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 12704495)
England should get a thumping in the semi, USA should be able to pounce on those poor passes that England have done throughout the tournament with little punishment .
Here is hoping that I am wrong.

Hoping you're wrong too ;) the Lionesses all watched last night's match together, they should have picked some hints up. Yes, agreed, the passing "could be better".

I don't want to shift blame, certainly before Tuesday evening, but the quality of refereeing has been questionable throughout so far.

As I'm about to hit submit, Sweden pop their second against Germany... SE 2, FD 1.

Thank goodness I remembered to record Glastonbury. :lol:

Sugarmooma Jun 29th 2019 10:22 pm

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It has been great to watch so many of the games.
So much less drama than watching the men! I hope the English ladies get through their semi final, but if not they should be proud of their performances. Well done Mr Neville ( who'd have thought it!)

pommybird Jun 30th 2019 9:41 am

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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma (Post 12704578)
It has been great to watch so many of the games.
So much less drama than watching the men! I hope the English ladies get through their semi final, but if not they should be proud of their performances. Well done Mr Neville ( who'd have thought it!)

It's been great watching the girls, even the old man who previously poo poohed women's football has got into it.

Like you say no prima donna tantrums, just football.

BristolUK Jul 2nd 2019 1:27 am

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I missed this thread.

Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 12704495)
England should get a thumping in the semi, USA should be able to pounce on those poor passes that England have done throughout the tournament with little punishment ..

Having seen all but one England game, yes, many mistakes have been made with some really poor passing, but also many good moves.

From what I saw of the France-USA game both teams looked well ahead of England.

On a point of optimism, the England performances have got better and better, even if the mistakes have been constant.

One other thing I noticed about the US team, they were definitely more like the men - cynical or professional, whichever description preferred. Appealing for throw-ins that very obviously weren't theirs, holding an opponent's arm and making their pull look like being pushed, stuff like that.
But mainly, they weren't averse to thumping into opponents, fairly recklessly I thought.

Anyone think a bit of mind games going on with the Spygate business? :lol:



kimilseung Jul 2nd 2019 4:06 am

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We are camping, I hope to watch the game tomorrow, but it will be touch and go. Usually reception where we are but the BBC through a DNS on the phone can't be relied on.
All good points you make Bristol.

BristolUK Jul 2nd 2019 11:36 am

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From the excellent David Squires in today's Guardian



https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...07a7a175a4.png

BristolUK Jul 2nd 2019 11:40 am

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And Spygate


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...a8736b68e0.png

BuckinghamshireBoy Jul 2nd 2019 5:59 pm

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Megan Rapinoe will start this match on the bench...

BristolUK Jul 2nd 2019 6:26 pm

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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy (Post 12705702)
Megan Rapinoe will start this match on the bench...

They're probably saving her for that 20 minutes mind drift.

BristolUK Jul 2nd 2019 7:54 pm

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Too many careless passes again.
Lucky to still be in the game at half time.

BuckinghamshireBoy Jul 2nd 2019 9:01 pm

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Indeed, USA had the precision whereas England didn't.

Bravo USA.

BristolUK Jul 2nd 2019 11:07 pm

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With one or two exceptions it seems the US team has little difficulty overwhelming opponents but without making it count in the score.

Sugarmooma Jul 2nd 2019 11:18 pm

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Lionesses could still be the 2nd runner up team.....or as normally known as the 3rd place bronze medal winners. Fingers crossed for that!

I'm hoping the Netherlands win tomorrow.

Boomhauer Jul 3rd 2019 4:07 pm

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What does everyone make of the controversy surrounding Alex Morgan's simulated tea-cup sip?
All just seems a bit of fun , but the critics are up in arms.

BristolUK Jul 3rd 2019 4:22 pm

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer (Post 12706145)
What does everyone make of the controversy surrounding Alex Morgan's simulated tea-cup sip?
All just seems a bit of fun , but the critics are up in arms.

Storm in a tea cup. :lol:

I read some stuff about other meanings to the tea.
I'm happy enough that it was a humorous thing. Note even the little finger was sticking out.
Goal celebrations are almost always fun. Nothing wrong with a bit of mickey taking. It's not like she ran around with an "in your face" sort of thing.

It's like ear cupping if you've been the target of abuse from the crowd.

Remember Gazza's flute playing?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...66af299db9.jpg :lol:

https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/f...ing-was-about/

BuckinghamshireBoy Jul 3rd 2019 4:40 pm

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer (Post 12706145)
What does everyone make of the controversy surrounding Alex Morgan's simulated tea-cup sip?
All just seems a bit of fun , but the critics are up in arms.


Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12706156)
Storm in a tea cup. :lol:

"Critics are up in arms" ?? Wot, I thought that was how they got noticed/paid/bumped. :confused:

As is obvious, I don't do social muddier or whatever it's called. I wish loads more didn't either, then bandwidth usage might drop and there'd be a price war. :p

Yup, a bit of fun. We like fun. :thumbup:

kimilseung Jul 4th 2019 1:45 am

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I didn't have internet, but I still got Google notifications. So when I saw the picture of Morgan (with no way to click to the actual article), I thought the issue was her doing the white supremacists OK sign

Boomhauer Jul 4th 2019 3:59 am

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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy (Post 12706161)
"Critics are up in arms" ?? Wot, I thought that was how they got noticed/paid/bumped. :confused:

As is obvious, I don't do social muddier or whatever it's called. I wish loads more didn't either, then bandwidth usage might drop and there'd be a price war. :p

Yup, a bit of fun. We like fun. :thumbup:

Didn't read it on Social Media ; saw it mentioned by news and the Daily Mail.

Here is a local Houston TV station talking about how the tea-sipping gesture isn't going over well in England.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/alex-morg...133824295.html

Sugarmooma Jul 4th 2019 1:32 pm

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer (Post 12706434)
Didn't read it on Social Media ; saw it mentioned by news and the Daily Mail.

Here is a local Houston TV station talking about how the tea-sipping gesture isn't going over well in England.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/alex-morg...133824295.html

Mistake #1.You read the Daily Mail
Mistake #2. You read local Houston News.

Boomhauer Jul 4th 2019 6:50 pm

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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma (Post 12706616)
Mistake #1.You read the Daily Mail
Mistake #2. You read local Houston News.

The Mail is certainly trash, but among all that trash is the occasional news story not on celebs and nonsense.

I saw the Houston news story on Yahoo's homepage, which used to be a decent place to find news, but has gone down hill starting a few years ago.

kimilseung Jul 6th 2019 5:22 pm

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4th place, men and women.

BristolUK Jul 6th 2019 7:27 pm

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Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 12707451)
4th place, men and women.

Got the mistakes in early today. Damn shame but gave themselves too much to do.

England Player of the Finals - Lucy Bronze, no question. Played on one leg for the cause near the end.


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