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Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #45
If the keeper is good, don't give them a chance... And don't turn the ball over so much trying to break lines, don't do stupid things like try to chip the ball over a defender and collect on the other side. Don't keep overrunning on the ball and getting your forward offside. Just play the simple ball and go, and let your superior movement (which was miles better) open the game up.

Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #46
As a picture perfect example. There was that move where the player (Kirby?) ran the ball down the inside left channel. Player outside left, two forwards making runs from the right.

Simple thing first. Play the ball out to the left whip the ball in behind the line on to the forward movement.

Didn't do that, cut inside to put the ball on her right. Could have a twenty yards shot with forwards backing up.

Didn't do that. The forward movement was past and in front of her. Simple channel pass into the forward run for them to have a touch and shot.

Didn't do that. Missed the pass. Took an extra touch started to run into defenders, panic passed it behind the run of the second forward who couldn't get to the ball behind her. All other three of the players not on the ball now offside.

A fantastic three chance move reduced to absolute rubble of nothing without even looking threatening.

By this time I'm having a very loud shouty heartattack.

Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #47
I think Kirby can be decent but she isn't having the best of tournaments so far.

 

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Reply #48
Is this like saying Chris Grayling has the confidence of the prime minister, but some of his policy decisions can be a bit suspect?

Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #49
England's final group game today. A draw or win means we win the group, a defeat means we finish second. Defeat to Japan seems unlikely but it needs to be avoided at all costs, as finishing second means a G16 tie with either Netherlands or Canada who are both very good teams.

Assuming we finish top of the group we see an interesting wrinkle in the format, which is that the team finishing top of group D (our group) plays the best 3rd placed team from groups D, E and F. Given the third placed team in our group (Argentina) has one point and the third placed teams from E and F each have zero, if Argentina beat Scotland this afternoon and we don't lose to Japan our G16 game will be against Argentina, who we have already played and beaten in our group.
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Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #50
Top finish there for England.

Meanwhile Scotland doing their best to blow a 3-0 lead.

Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #51
Top finish there for England.

Meanwhile Scotland doing their best to blow a 3-0 lead.

Which they have now successfully done.
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Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #52
What an ending.

Bizarre that the referee blew up. Four minutes of injury time. Three and a half of which was spent on a penalty. Should have played more.

Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #53
What an ending.

Bizarre that the referee blew up. Four minutes of injury time. Three and a half of which was spent on a penalty. Should have played more.

They blew a 3-0 lead. You don't deserve much sympathy for that.

Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #54
They blew a 3-0 lead. You don't deserve much sympathy for that.

Argentina would have liked the extra 4 minutes though, another goal would have guaranteed them progressing and now they're depending on other results.
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Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #55
Makes sense. They can f*ck off too though.

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Reply #56
England have a not terrible R16 tie against Cameroon on Sunday; if they win that they'll face the winner of Norway v Australia.

Canada have a tough game against Sweden and if they win that they'll almost certainly get to meet Germany. Finishing second in the group wasn't a great thing, if they'd beaten the Netherlands yesterday they'd have had a much easier path involving Japan and either Italy or China.

Tie of R16 though is France v Brazil.
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Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #57
France v Brazil was indeed a terrific game between two genuinely good teams. Spain v USA has started at a heck of a pace as well.
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Re: World Cup 2019

Reply #58
Yes. Can run, can kick. A bit of spacial awareness on show, and far fewer awful missed Dolly passes. A much better standard.

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Reply #59
I understand people not being interested in the women's game. I don't understand anyone's need to slag it off though.