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Title: England v Argentina
Post by: Pancho Regan on June 14, 2019, 09:42:43 PM
Iím enjoying England versus Argentina in the Womenís World Cup.

Once youíve got your head around the fact that itís almost a different sport to the menís game Iím finding you can appreciate it.

England totally deserving their lead and we should be able to see this through easily.

And no Ďhand of Godí !
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: Pancho Regan on June 14, 2019, 09:55:07 PM
1-0 England final score and weíre through to the last 16
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: drfchound on June 14, 2019, 09:57:12 PM
Agreed Pancho.
The standard has improved loads since I last saw a womanís international match, about two or three years ago.
I thought that the commentator was a bit OTT with his praising of Fran Kirby though.
She was nowhere near as good as he was making out.
I was very impressed though with the two left sided England players, Mead and Greenwood.
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: Padge_DRFC on June 14, 2019, 10:53:25 PM
Any reports of groups of women getting drunk and throwing chairs at the local police tonight in France?
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: jonnydog on June 14, 2019, 11:29:58 PM
Any reports of groups of women getting drunk and throwing chairs at the local police tonight in France?

Standard in Donny on a Friday night
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: Dagenham Rover on June 14, 2019, 11:34:50 PM
Plus the Argies surrendered on this day in 1982
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: graingrover on June 15, 2019, 08:05:56 AM
Hopefully the tournament with attract even more youngsters and fans to the game to the benefit of the Belles too.
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: IDM on June 15, 2019, 09:28:07 AM
The thing with womenís football is not to try and compare it with the menís game, just watch it for what it is..
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: Michael Shaw on June 15, 2019, 10:07:30 AM
The ladies football does not have the strong passes and long range shots that the men's football has, but as a football fan I find it equally enjoyable.
It's good to see both English men's an women's football doing so well right now.
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: idler on June 15, 2019, 02:38:44 PM
Nice to see the Argie ladies adopting the theatrics and moaning of the South American men's teams.🙁
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: graingrover on June 15, 2019, 03:35:52 PM
There was some tough tackling but no rolling  in agony and no stoppages for needless on field treatment ,no begging the  ref to show a yellow card ..are we seeing the justification for a new word in football ..sportswomanship .
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: roversdude on June 15, 2019, 05:13:02 PM
There were a few proper tackles lol

Can anyone remember Jimmy Greaves talking about womenís football years ago
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: graingrover on June 15, 2019, 05:28:50 PM
No I donít remember his attitude on womenís football but I do remember Inter fans threatening to string him up for his remarks on Italian players .
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: Campsall rover on June 15, 2019, 06:27:01 PM
Did he say they were a set if Dirty B........S by any chance.
I think the answer is in the affirmative.  :)
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: roversdude on June 15, 2019, 06:38:50 PM
Something along the lines of the goalkeepers being bad coming as a surprise as he thought theyíd be used to handling balls
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: BillyStubbsTears on June 15, 2019, 08:53:36 PM
The thing with womenís football is not to try and compare it with the menís game, just watch it for what it is..

I said at the time of the last Women's WC, watch the best female teams from today, then immediately afterwards, watch the video of the 1962 Men's WC final. If they were parachuted back to 1962, the women would win comfortably. Far, faster, fitter and technically better. Not as strong, but their pace, ability and stamina would have overwhelmed the 1962 men's sides.

From what I've seen of this tournament, the women's game has come on a lot further since then.
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: idler on June 15, 2019, 09:09:27 PM
I don't think they would have beaten Chile or Italy Billy.😉
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: BillyStubbsTears on June 15, 2019, 09:10:33 PM
They wouldn't have got close enough to them to lay a boot or a fist on them Idler. Point taken, mind.
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: idler on June 15, 2019, 09:21:14 PM
I still can't believe what I witnessed that day Billy, even after all these years.
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: BillyStubbsTears on June 15, 2019, 09:29:27 PM
This?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DT5jVMSlpZhg&ved=0ahUKEwj484HrqeziAhVhtnEKHTYhAoAQo7QBCCgwAA&usg=AOvVaw1U0J6ye7vlJmF4GxXnffbL
Title: Re: England v Argentina
Post by: idler on June 15, 2019, 11:34:19 PM
Exactly that Billy. I think Eric Cantona saw that tackle before the infamous Crystal Palace game.