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Post  sunderpitt on 2015-07-05, 7:27 am

When the Women's world cup started I hope I approached it with an open mind. However the first few games were of poor quality and I stopped watching it...also being on after midnight was too late for me.

Last night I changed my mind, I did think the game was good and England deserved the victory over Germany (by a penalty).

There are I believe 5 Sunderland ladies in the squad/team and they have done us proud.

Just also to mention the artificial pitches they are playing on...to my eye the ball does not seem to zip around as well?
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Re: Women's Football and England

Post  Silvers on 2015-07-05, 8:47 am

The commentators made a few references to the artificial turf making for awkward (in comparison to grass) bounces.

Grass pitches are watered of course prior to a game to facilitate a zippy ball .... Very Happy
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Re: Women's Football and England

Post  oldblackcat on 2015-07-05, 10:47 am

Believe it or not they also water the artificial turf before the game  Smile
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Post  Silvers on 2015-07-05, 11:24 am

..helps it to grow...  LOL..

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Re: Women's Football and England

Post  Hieronymus on 2015-07-05, 11:36 am

I watched a few of the games and enjoyed them. We really should have won the game against Japan too. That was heartbreaking. 

The women literally gave everything they had to win in every game and they should be congratulated and applauded.

I admit they play a different game, but they are talented and good footballers, just obviously not as physical, although some could give a few of our team a run for their money! Many are not even fulltime professionals and even those playing professionally are paid a fraction of the men, and receive a fraction of the FA funding avalable to even junior mens teams. 

If the England men showed even half the level of enthusiasm, commitment, sheer guts and pride in wearing the shirt that these ladies did we would be winning Euros and World Cups. It is a simple as that.
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Post  sunderpitt on 2015-07-05, 3:10 pm

Hieronymus wrote:I watched a few of the games and enjoyed them. We really should have won the game against Japan too. That was heartbreaking. 

The women literally gave everything they had to win in every game and they should be congratulated and applauded.

I admit they play a different game, but they are talented and good footballers, just obviously not as physical, although some could give a few of our team a run for their money! Many are not even fulltime professionals and even those playing professionally are paid a fraction of the men, and receive a fraction of the FA funding avalable to even junior mens teams. 

If the England men showed even half the level of enthusiasm, commitment, sheer guts and pride in wearing the shirt that these ladies did we would be winning Euros and World Cups. It is a simple as that.

I definitely agree that the women show the overpaid and underperforming prima donnas that the so professional men are supposed to be up mightily
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