Women's World Cup 2019

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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by Rex » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:18 pm

I haven't seen any of the celebrations yet, and my plan is to hang on and take the Arsene Wenger approach as long as I can.

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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by brian » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm

That was a pretty weird own goal by France there.

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Post by brian » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:33 pm

Thailand is +6/even and I have to think they can hold Sweden under 7 goals. That just seems like an overreaction to that US beat down.

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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by brian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:01 am

I'm sure I probably said this four years ago, but Brazil's uniforms having five stars over the crest for the men's world championships bothers me a little.

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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by Ryan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:10 am

That's mandated payback for every Brazilian guy who has said "we're pregnant!"

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:40 am

brian wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:01 am
I'm sure I probably said this four years ago, but Brazil's uniforms having five stars over the crest for the men's world championships bothers me a little.
Was just coming here to post the exact same thing.

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Post by degenerasian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:44 am

Wow, Australia were contenders.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:17 pm

Aussie Aussie Aussie!
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by brian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:25 pm

This has been a great match. A little bit of everything.

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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:26 pm

I missed the first half, but the second half has been great (I've got the Aussies in a parlay with China).
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:27 pm

This'll be an intersting call. Kerr is clearly offsides, but she never touches the ball. Is she in the play enough to warrant it being called back?

ETA - guess not
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:29 pm

I don't care for the chyron that they run regarding the goals. They only show one goal per team at a time, and it's a bit confusing.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by brian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:36 pm

While fully acknowledging there are obvious differences between the men's and women's game, I feel like if you can't watch a game like this and be entertained that you're really just not a soccer fan (or a misogynist).

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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:58 pm

That new Nike advert with the mascot going out on the pitch with Martens is in Nike's long tradition of excellent soccer (mainly WC) ads. I love it.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:36 pm

It's an imperfect comparison, because they're fast, but the Chinese team reminds me of the fat guys on Nintendo hockey. Very physical, but absolutely no ability to finish.
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Post by brian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:40 pm

As soon as you said that a nice finish from their #10.

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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:44 pm

Yep, and then a nice dribble by her into the box shortly thereafter as well.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 pm

South Africa, Australia, and Jamaica all having essentially the same colorways will always confuse me.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:04 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 pm
South Africa, Australia, and Jamaica all having essentially the same colorways will always confuse me.
Australia always wears green and gold, despite those colors not appearing on their flag. Makes no sense.

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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:58 pm

FALKLANDS REMATCH!

Argentina's #10 looked pretty emotional during the anthem.
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Post by brian » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:02 pm

England scoring two first-half goals in this game would be a nice thing.

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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Hell of a PK stop there. Perhaps a shout for another penalty on the rebound attempt?
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Post by brian » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:30 pm

Argentina is easily the most improved nation in this tournament. They were absolutely garbage in every other WWC.

ETA: They're not in danger of scoring many goals, but they can defend fairly well and they couldn't even do that before.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:13 pm

brian wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Argentina is easily the most improved nation in this tournament. They were absolutely garbage in every other WWC.

ETA: They're not in danger of scoring many goals, but they can defend fairly well and they couldn't even do that before.
Before the US-Thailand game, the previous largest defeat in the WWC was Germany over Argentina, 11-0, 4 years ago.

The Argentina keeper is having her "Tim Howard vs Belgium" moment...

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:20 pm

And just like that, England with the PERFECT counter attack.

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Post by degenerasian » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:34 am

For Africans, Cameroon are pretty organized defensively. They just lack the spark going forward.
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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:49 am

The Thais with a goal!! Good on them. I've only watched a little of this match, but they've looked up for it. Really nice shot too.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by govmentchedda » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:11 am

Seven changes for the Yanks today! Should be interesting.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by brian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:18 am

brian wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Thailand is +6/even and I have to think they can hold Sweden under 7 goals. That just seems like an overreaction to that US beat down.
Won this bet and also parlayed it with Chile +5 so hopefully the ladies keep the damage to a minimum today.

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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by govmentchedda » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:32 am

Thought about putting $$ on the Thais, and put $$ on the USWNT. Not crazy about how all the changes might affect their ability to outscore Chile by 5, but I'm thinking it's another US rout.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by degenerasian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am

Brian will feel aggrieved by that 2nd US goal that shouldn't have been a corner.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by brian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:33 am

degenerasian wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am
Brian will feel aggrieved by that 2nd US goal that shouldn't have been a corner.
Yeah that was a bad call though I figured this game might be one where a couple of early goals would see the US take the foot off the gas in the second half.

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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by BSF21 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:34 am

degenerasian wrote:
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Brian will feel aggrieved by that 2nd US goal that shouldn't have been a corner.
What a header though...
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Post by BSF21 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:37 am

And again!
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by degenerasian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 pm

US is not letting up at all but the Chilean keeper has been incredible.
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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:25 pm

degenerasian wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 pm
US is not letting up at all but the Chilean keeper has been incredible.
Just coming here to say that. She's really good, and quite confident with the ball at her feet, as well.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by degenerasian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:40 pm

Its definitely Brian's day.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by HaulCitgo » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:42 pm

Yeah but. Quality could have been better on a couple chances. The big midfielder/right back especially. Penalty. Second half generally.

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Post by HaulCitgo » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:42 pm

degenerasian wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Its definitely Brian's day.
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Re: Women's World Cup 2019

Post by brian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:47 pm

This is honestly how I thought this game might go. Figured if US could get early three goal lead might take it easy in second half but they really haven’t. Chile’s keeper has been the difference of another bloodbath.

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