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mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 17:55:24

to think this seems to be following exactly the same pattern as the mens team and the U21s in the euros. Absolutely outclassed and completely bereft of any technical abilities when compared to continental teams.

OddBoots Sat 09-Jul-11 17:56:42

France are playing better than them but they aren't doing a bad job and if thye can keep the energy going they might get something next half. #livesinhope

meditrina Sat 09-Jul-11 17:59:06

I haven't been watching (not a footie fan), but was aware it's on.

I had come across some commentary that suggested the women's team were rather better than the men's - is that not really the case?

LineRunner Sat 09-Jul-11 18:02:25

Top of their group - in the last eight - a hell of a lot better than the England men's team.

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:05:51

Not that I've seen. But it's a very subjective thing to try and judge, they are quite simply two completely different games. The mens team are derided because of their failure yet the majority of the players perform well for top clubs. Also the expectation levels are different.
Then for the womens team it's obviously a smaller pool of players and the talent across the board is massively below the male game (to be expected really, smaller pool of players, the vast majority are not professional etc.)
So relatively there may be an argument to say they are out performing the male team although judging by this they face the same problems.

LineRunner Sat 09-Jul-11 18:10:36

A lot of the women have to hold down day jobs.

They don't have the money in the English women's game that the men do (wages, gates, sponsorship). The 'inequality' in this fiscalm regard is more pronounced than the game in some other countries eg USA.

What's the score?

LineRunner Sat 09-Jul-11 18:10:54

sorry, 'fiscal'

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:12:00

"Top of their group - in the last eight - a hell of a lot better than the England men's team."
Not really though. If they go out now they'll have gotten exactly as far as the mens team, i.e. eliminated in the first game after the group stage.
I think it just shows that coaching in England on a national level is ridiculously poor across the board.
England haven't strung 3 passes together today, Hope Powells tactics appear to be hoof it long and chase it, the commentators and pundits are ignoring the obvious short-comings much like they do for the mens team and a continental team is making them look very poor by simply maintaining possession.
If they manage to nick a goal it will be completely against the run of play and undeserved. France are playing them off the park.

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:12:22

Still 0-0

TheFalcon Sat 09-Jul-11 18:14:01

What channel is this on?

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:15:09

It's on bbc 2

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:15:39

And they're ahead now. 1-0

TheFalcon Sat 09-Jul-11 18:17:18

Ta. Flog It should be on according to the onscreen guide, which is why i didn't see it.

What round is this? Quarter finals?

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:18:09

Yup quarter finals. Could be interesting now as France will have to try and force the play.

AwesomePan Sat 09-Jul-11 18:19:33

Goalie for France is a bit clueless, n'est-elle pas?

But yes, countless times England have hoofed it away when there were 2-3 outlets to keep possession.

TheFalcon Sat 09-Jul-11 18:20:59

Does women's football have shorter halves? 40 minutes? Or is it the same nowadays?

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:21:14

The goalie for France has been appalling all game. It looks like they've let some competition winner play in goals in the world cup as their prize.

TheFalcon Sat 09-Jul-11 18:22:06

The England goalie not doing anything to dispell the stereotype of all female goalkeepers being rubbish.

fivegomadindorset Sat 09-Jul-11 18:22:12

The men are paid too much to show any interest in playing for England, esp if managers make it difficult for players to fulfill England commitments, mens foottball is Club then Country, womens football is Work then Country.

AwesomePan Sat 09-Jul-11 18:22:43

45 mins.

but rolling around on the floor is outlawed. IN practice.

LineRunner Sat 09-Jul-11 18:23:42

Who is that bloody awful woman commentator?

Two tough woman squaring up to each other after a foul and dive. Commentator: 'Ooooh, handbags.'

If a bloke said that I'd want to twat him.

AwesomePan Sat 09-Jul-11 18:24:18

England goalie has been good so far, esp. one really good !st Half save. One ortwo wobblies but ok so far.

TheFalcon Sat 09-Jul-11 18:24:48

Two tough woman squaring up to each other after a foul and dive. Commentator: 'Ooooh, handbags.'

If a bloke said that I'd want to twat him."

Male commentators do say that, in the men's game.

LineRunner Sat 09-Jul-11 18:25:31

Btw thanks MayorQ for alerting us to this being on BBC2.

AwesomePan Sat 09-Jul-11 18:25:59

handbags is a piss take in mens football. R5 live text even have an icon for it. ( maybe MN could adopt one).

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