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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #570 on: July 06, 2019, 04:40:12 PM »
Mings is 6'4" and nearly 14 stone.
He'd bounce off Millie Bright.  But as you say the comparison is invidious: it's effectively a different sport.  They're not trying to determine who the best football team is, they're trying to determine who the best women's football is.

Also, England have another goal ruled out for a minute infringement.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #571 on: July 06, 2019, 04:42:24 PM »
Yep as I posted in the VAR thread that decision was bollocks. A debatable handball in light of the new rules and another example of slow motion replays giving a false sense of intent. VAR in its current form is ruining football.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #572 on: July 06, 2019, 04:44:12 PM »
VAR in its current form is ruining football.
That's a bit melodramatic but yes VAR does need adjusting.  It may be that because VAR is showing up rules infringements (big or small) in so many goals that the rules themselves have to be adjusted.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #573 on: July 06, 2019, 04:48:06 PM »
Donít you think VAR is ruining games then? This one has had the life sucked out of it and Iím sticking the tennis on.

I can think of a single game in this tournament that hasnít been lessened by VAR related delays and decisions.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #574 on: July 06, 2019, 04:51:51 PM »
Donít you think VAR is ruining games then? This one has had the life sucked out of it and Iím sticking the tennis on.

I can think of a single game in this tournament that hasnít been lessened by VAR related delays and decisions.
Ruining them, no.  There's only been one instance in this game.  This is one of the biggest changes to football in years and everyone's going to have to be a bit patient.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #575 on: July 06, 2019, 04:54:13 PM »
OK, noted. I have to be less impatient and less melodramatic *eyeroll*

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #576 on: July 06, 2019, 04:59:21 PM »
That's a rule for life right there.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #577 on: July 06, 2019, 05:01:14 PM »
Are you available for life coaching? Youíd clean up with those jaw dropping original nuggets of wisdom.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #578 on: July 06, 2019, 05:04:22 PM »
I am but it'll only work when you're ready to believe.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #579 on: July 06, 2019, 05:39:36 PM »
England looking laboured in the second half.  It's a pity things have fizzled out for them this week.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #580 on: July 06, 2019, 06:00:13 PM »
England werenít good enough. Defensive errors, poor decision making with a lack of creativity too. Sweden had twice as many shots on target as England and deserved to win.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #581 on: July 06, 2019, 06:06:54 PM »
Yep, apart from the last 15 minutes of the first half we just weren't good enough today.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #582 on: July 07, 2019, 07:54:16 AM »
England werenít good enough. Defensive errors, poor decision making with a lack of creativity too. Sweden had twice as many shots on target as England and deserved to win.

I read a book recently about football statistics, the team with more shots on target wins less than half the time.

Sorry, carry on.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #583 on: July 07, 2019, 08:44:07 AM »
I don't think they'd compete with any professional team.

They wouldn't.  People should just stop comparing them to be honest.  They'd lose to most clubs' U15 YTS teams.  Not because they're not good players, but because the difference in speed, strength and power would just be too much.  Can you imagine Mings going in for a full bloodied challenge on one of them.  Alex Morgan is about 5'6" and 9 and a bit stone.  Mings is 6'4" and nearly 14 stone.
That's just about how it is. If  I watch the game and treat it as normal football than it's terrible. I enjoyed the games more when I stopped comparing it.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #584 on: July 07, 2019, 08:46:29 AM »
What was Houghton doing for their second goal? She almost stood still way deep in the area with  the penalty avoidance stance giving the Swedish attacker all the time and space to pick her place.