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Offline Lastfootstamper

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #150 on: June 19, 2019, 08:18:05 PM »
McGinnesque from Georgia Stanway to get the through ball away.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #151 on: June 19, 2019, 08:23:37 PM »
England looking pretty sharp against Japan, enjoyable game so far. And the Jockesses have taken the lead against Argentina too. Could be a good evening for British women's football...

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #152 on: June 19, 2019, 08:52:08 PM »
I have to admit 10 years ago I thought the women's football I saw was laughable but I have watched about 5 of the games so far and not only enjoyed them but cannot believe how much the game and individuals have improved.

Cannot though also think about how fit some of the players are as again previously they all looked so butch.

Fair play to all of them. Really enjoying it.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #153 on: June 19, 2019, 09:21:55 PM »
England v Japan is no classic.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #154 on: June 19, 2019, 09:29:50 PM »
The ref just did the strangest thing (as far as my knowledge of the game goes) - got in the way of a Japanese pass, which bounced off the ref's legs to an English player. Ref blows up, awards a drop ball, then appears to shoo the English players away from contesting it. Is that the rule when the ball hits a ref ? I swear I can't ever seeing it managed like that before.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #155 on: June 19, 2019, 09:32:42 PM »
It's one of the new rules, drop balls are officially uncontested now.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #156 on: June 19, 2019, 09:35:57 PM »
Christ, FIFA really are determined to turn the game to shite.

Back to the England game, safe to say the French commentators aren't particularly impressed. Upon reporting the Argentinian goal, they had an on-air conversation as to whether to wait for a stoppage in play in the England game to cut to the goal and basically said (I'm paraphrasing) "Sod it, there's bugger all happening here, might as well show a goal".

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #157 on: June 19, 2019, 09:52:17 PM »
It doesn't matter what the gender. Scotland always find a way to fuck it up. 😕

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #158 on: June 19, 2019, 09:53:23 PM »
What an utter farce this VAR is. I fear the worst.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #159 on: June 19, 2019, 09:58:19 PM »
Yep, it seems to be sacrificing some of its essence on the altar of "getting the right decision is paramount".

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #160 on: June 19, 2019, 10:02:55 PM »
The players are going to have to adapt.  It's going to be ugly for a while though.  The Scottish keeper didn't look as if she knew what to do on the retake.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #161 on: June 19, 2019, 10:43:01 PM »
Lack of injury time was the biggest scandal from that. Ref will be sent home for her watch seemingly just running on from 86th minute.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #162 on: June 19, 2019, 10:43:39 PM »
VAR Is garbage

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #163 on: June 19, 2019, 10:48:56 PM »
VAR Is garbage


It was a penalty. Retake was harsh but surely it's the linespeople's job to decide that given they're standing on goalline.

I think the main issue viewing VAR is the standard of replays provided aren't good enough to provide swift decisions. Means you have refs staring at the screen for 2-3 minutes waiting to view a decent angle of the incident.

I thought that from the Liverpool game in the FA cup last season when I assumed the ref would be viewing some great close up and the camera just showed him viewing one from Row F of the upper tier of Liverpool's main stand (which is basically the moon).

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #164 on: June 20, 2019, 06:44:42 AM »
It's fucking the game up, but decisions are now correct. That's what people wanted and that's what they are getting.