Are you enjoying the women's World Cup?

Enjoying it?

  • Enjoyable

    Votes: 119 26.8%
  • Mince

    Votes: 325 73.2%

  • Total voters
    444

Blackwood_Teddybear

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The k/o stages will be more interesting.

The USA look full of themselves and I think the French would like to bring them down a peg or two.

Engerlund are now making the same noises as their male counterparts have been doing for the past 50 odd years....."we're here to win it"...….."we have the world's best player"
I fancy France to win it. Squad hitting their peak at just the right time.

FWIW England do have some of the top players and a semi final at least squad on paper. They have earned the right to make some noise IMO.
 
Celebrated like crazy after scoring their 13th, one of their players openly counting the goals they scored at that point on her fingers,...

Allround disrespectful stuff imo.
I thought the Americans were fairly reserved in their celebrations in comparison to other teams I've seen dancing and bullshit on the park and right in front of the opposition benches. If I'm right in thinking the girl doing the counting on her fingers was Alex Morgan, counting her own goals, which was after she had just scored her 4th goal of 5, in a single match, at that point to make it 10-0. She didn't do it for her fifth goal but I can tell you I would have if I scored that many goals in a world cup finals match!

The American bench, not the girls on the park, did celebrate like crazy when they scored their 12th and 13th goals and to be fair expecting them not to celebrate when they've just beaten the scoring record twice in one match is akin to some of the joyless crap we've seen written and spoken about in our own game here.
 

noucamp72

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Who's that? I read the worlds best player isn't playing due to a dispute with their governing body - Norwegian I think?

If the best player in the world was playing on Sunday then the standard is even worse than I thought.
I think it was Lucy Bronze.
Probably just the managers opinion.
 
Who's that? I read the worlds best player isn't playing due to a dispute with their governing body - Norwegian I think?

If the best player in the world was playing on Sunday then the standard is even worse than I thought.
I think they are talking about Ada Hegerberg she's Norwegian and isn't at the tournament. You might remember there was a stooshy in the press because she was asked to twerk when she was picking up the Baloon D'or award not that long ago.
 

Thommo2006

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Saw the highlights of the usa Thailand game. State of them celebrating at 10/11/12 0 up would have leathered them if I were playing
 

Carson's Cat

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Posters are forgetting how poor men's football can be. The Premiership playoff between Dundee Asda and St Midden was worse than any game I've watched in the WWC so far and the match thread on here was basically a thesaurus entry for the word "shite".

I've watched at least part of a game every day and am really enjoying it. I saw most of the second half between S Korea and Nigeria when I came in and it was an interesting battle between a more skillful team and a stronger, more physical one. The Nigerians won 2-0 and had Alfie scored their second goal we'd have raised his valuation by another £5M.

Just take it for what it is, enjoy the good bits and shrug off the bad bits. That's what we do for the men's game, after all.
 

Jimmy the Gent

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Just can’t get into it at all, I’ve watched some woman’s games in the past, it’s improving but still poor, the men’s game is in a totally different stratosphere.

I hate the way the BBC are almost forcing it upon us, total over promotion on their website, I go into the football page and it’s just awash with stories on the woman’s game, if I want to see stories on woman’s football there should be a separate page.
 

the_baron

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Watched out of curiosity more than anything and just didn't enjoy the games.

The standard is just not good enough to be enjoyable. There are some clearly talented players but then there's others who look like they only started playing football a couple of years ago.

It's what they do when they're not on the ball that stands out most to me, every game I've watched there's been players just running about like headless chickens making some absolutely baffling runs.
 

Thommo2006

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There's another thread on here about erin cuthbert being one of us. Hope she doesn't come on here and read any of this.
Wether you like it or not,these girls have reached the top of their sport and don't deserve to be demeaned for it.
Sorry but not enjoying it isn't demeaning them fair play to the girls but as a spectacle it's not something I'd ever go out of my way to watch far less to pay and watch
 

Renfrew@UKGB&NI

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I did
Sorry but not enjoying it isn't demeaning them fair play to the girls but as a spectacle it's not something I'd ever go out of my way to watch far less to pay and watch
That's entirely your choice and that's fair enough. Some of the comments have been demeaning. There's been posters on here who have took and encouraged their daughters to play the game,but I doubt they would be too happy reading some of the posts. The women's game world wide is very much a new thing and will improve. As for scores,well the scottish cup was a new thing when Arbroath beat bon accord 36-0.
 

Renfrew@UKGB&NI

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Just can’t get into it at all, I’ve watched some woman’s games in the past, it’s improving but still poor, the men’s game is in a totally different stratosphere.

I hate the way the BBC are almost forcing it upon us, total over promotion on their website, I go into the football page and it’s just awash with stories on the woman’s game, if I want to see stories on woman’s football there should be a separate page.
That's why I said on another post. No point watching it if your going to compare it to men's football. As for the beeb well I've no doubt there will be some bloke wearing stilettos and a mini skirt making these decisions.
 

Jimmy the Gent

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That's why I said on another post. No point watching it if your going to compare it to men's football. As for the beeb well I've no doubt there will be some bloke wearing stilettos and a mini skirt making these decisions.
As difficult as it is, it’s almost impossible not to compare it to the men’s game.
 

Macdonsj

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Those pundits complaining about the USA celebrations obviously didn't watch the England Scotland game

Parris celebrating scoring a ropey penalty as if its won the world Cup

White celebrating a disallowed goal that Ray Charles wouldve known was offside

Then Bronze holding the ball after Scotland goal and when our lassies breathed in her she threw herself down as if she's Scott brown
 

Gogso

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Watching the HT analysis.
Dominant.. Pressing..Decisive..Wobbles..
Virtually all the stuff I like..;)
 

Carson's Cat

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As difficult as it is, it’s almost impossible not to compare it to the men’s game.
It's not though. Our development squad and our reserves have had an absolutely terrific year and we've had match threads relating to both - eg The Alkass Tournament, The HK Soccer 7s and the Glasgow Cup final. I am sure there have been others.

In all of those there's been decent banter, some insightful comments and a general sense of enjoying what teams are doing at the level they are playing at. At no point have I ever heard, 'Aye but they're shite compared to Rangers' big team' and this is right.

Yet when it comes to women's football? The same group of posters are giving it the old 'three irons on their shirt' tripe. I can only concluded they are either VLs or actually henpecked and say stuff they'd never repeat at home.

If we can enjoy development football we can equally enjoy women's football.
 

applebear1976

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It's not though. Our development squad and our reserves have had an absolutely terrific year and we've had match threads relating to both - eg The Alkass Tournament, The HK Soccer 7s and the Glasgow Cup final. I am sure there have been others.

In all of those there's been decent banter, some insightful comments and a general sense of enjoying what teams are doing at the level they are playing at. At no point have I ever heard, 'Aye but they're shite compared to Rangers' big team' and this is right.

Yet when it comes to women's football? The same group of posters are giving it the old 'three irons on their shirt' tripe. I can only concluded they are either VLs or actually henpecked and say stuff they'd never repeat at home.

If we can enjoy development football we can equally enjoy women's football.
I think the problem many have is the way that the BBC are now promoting woman's football as if it was the equal of top level mens football, when in reality the only reason they got interested in it was because of them losing the mens game to Sky..

10 years ago the BBC would have not given two hoots about it, but now we are getting it drummed into us on the entire BBC network, something that we are forced to pay for, but very few people actually care about, and I include women in that as well..

my wife wants too know why 'real woman's sport' (her words) like hockey and netball, barely get a mention apart from at the Olympics, she has never had any interest in football and has no intention watching any of the games.

personally I dont really care, other than the fact that it is on and if nothing else is on, I might watch if, even just for the occasional laughs, like that French own goal... :D
 

Sasa

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VAR is becoming a fucking joke.

Norwegian girl kicks the ball clear and her follow through - because that’s what happens when you kick, your leg follows through - hits the French girl who comes in late.

Penalty.

Defenders may as well stay in the house.

I can’t wait for next season when the whole thing gets abandoned after the Premier League fans shit all over it.
 

applebear1976

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VAR is becoming a fucking joke.

Norwegian girl kicks the ball clear and her follow through - because that’s what happens when you kick, your leg follows through - hits the French girl who comes in late.

Penalty.

Defenders may as well stay in the house.

I can’t wait for next season when the whole thing gets abandoned after the Premier League fans shit all over it.
even the commentator said it wasn't intentional... how can it be a penalty if it wasn't intentional? at worst an indirect free kick maybe...

basically the way football is now, you dont actually have to do anything to give away a penalty and get a yellow card, its absurd
 

Renfrew@UKGB&NI

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It's not though. Our development squad and our reserves have had an absolutely terrific year and we've had match threads relating to both - eg The Alkass Tournament, The HK Soccer 7s and the Glasgow Cup final. I am sure there have been others.

In all of those there's been decent banter, some insightful comments and a general sense of enjoying what teams are doing at the level they are playing at. At no point have I ever heard, 'Aye but they're shite compared to Rangers' big team' and this is right.

Yet when it comes to women's football? The same group of posters are giving it the old 'three irons on their shirt' tripe. I can only concluded they are either VLs or actually henpecked and say stuff they'd never repeat at home.

If we can enjoy development football we can equally enjoy women's football.
Well I can say that I'm enjoying tonight's game. Full stadium and a cracking atmosphere
 

ClockworkOrange

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It's not VAR that makes that a ridiculous decision, it's the person who decides it is.

It's like blaming a car for a drunk driver.
 

arnietac1

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Feel for Norway like i did Scotland on Sunday. No way were any of the two incidents penalties and although i like VAR someone needs to get a grip with how football has always been played.
 

Sasa

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It's not VAR that makes that a ridiculous decision, it's the person who decides it is.

It's like blaming a car for a drunk driver.
VAR - Video Assistant Referee

A team of 3 people who make the decision, not a machine, that it needs to be looked at -
ie they think it’s a penalty.

VAR is a person.
 

Carson's Cat

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my wife wants too know why 'real woman's sport' (her words) like hockey and netball, barely get a mention apart from at the Olympics, she has never had any interest in football and has no intention watching any of the games.
I take the point about The BBC and equating the WWC to 'the' WC is clearly daft. Your Mrs is half right about women's sports. Men's hockey is even more superior to women's hockey than football is and we only had a wee bit of coverage since the women's hockey team won Olympic gold in Rio. The gulf between the male and female games, though, is absolutely massive.

I am pretty sure that netball is the only women's sport with no male equivalent and I;d certainly like to see more coverage seeing as my 17 yo plays county netball and I have been to dozens of netball matches and tournaments (both with her and her big sister) over the years and enjoyed every one.

I think the point I was making was just enjoy what you're watching and let's encourage our lassies to play sport and try and back-throttle on comments such is 'it's not like the man's game' or any variant of 'don't they have some man's tea to make'.
 

applebear1976

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basically defenders now need to think before they kick the ball anywhere in the box, just in case an opponent lunges in on you as you kick it... you are now liable if the opponent gets hurt, even if it was the opponent that causes it!
 
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