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Women's football poll! What are your thoughts on the future and growth of women's football?

Women's football is on the right track and as people take a greater interest in the sport and attendance rises, so do sponsorships and women's pay.
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I think it has a lot of potential, but we must not get ahead of ourselves and think that it's going to explode in popularity in just one or two years.
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I don't envision women's football climbing much higher, and if it does, it's only baby steps as women's football struggle to gain traction and attention.
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:33 am

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An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:It's amazing how quickly women footballers have started aping male footballers in the way they speak. The monotone and the cliches.

Are you referring to Rapinoe and the other American women soccer players?


No, I saw some British ones on the BBC this morning. Maybe they do the same in America.
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Postby Wopruthien » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 am

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I think it's ridiculous the enormous cash that floats around the PL doesn't make it down the leagues and smaller clubs struggle to make it every season.


On this, it absolutely is.

Danny Ward was sold by Liverpool to Leicester for a reported 12.5 million. Wrexham had a 10% sell on fee so are due 1.25 million from Liverpool. Huge amount of cash for Wrexham and probably our entire budget. We still haven't been paid by Liverpool who are paying in instalments. However we've had to report those earnings for the full 1.25 mill in the 2018 tax year and have thus had to pay tax on it despite not receiving the full amount. I've no idea why it is done like this but it is no wonder that cash just remains at the top.

In other news Wrexham advance in probably the strangest cup competition I've ever heard of... the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Cup. Hoping we get an Irish opponent next.
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Postby Minoa » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:22 pm

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Minoa wrote:Qatar 2022 got a new logo yesterday: https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa ... m-revealed

The t in Qatar is a bit too long, but the typography is not bad after correcting the extended t.

Other than that, it sort of reminds me of porcelain. I know Harrods is one place to find porcelain art, but mass produced porcelain items for home and garden is something that I am not an expert in.


Surprisingly few dead slave workers in the logo. They should look at that.

I have not forgotten Qatar’s shameful safety record: if I recall correctly, it is called the Kafala system, and it’s something the Middle East countries need to actually ban rather than make empty promises.
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Postby Wopruthien » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:05 am

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:08 am

Spurs have started disappointing me a lot earlier than usual this season, very efficient
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Postby Bombadil » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:10 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Spurs have started disappointing me a lot earlier than usual this season, very efficient


Nutty goal by Sir Harry of Kane though, I was kind of half watching the game and chatting with friends and left the bar under the impression Spurs won 2-1, only to read they'd lost later.

Cambridge are dangerously close to 10th so I think a good run of losses is due just to make sure they avoid breaking that barrier.
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Postby Minoa » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:45 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Spurs have started disappointing me a lot earlier than usual this season, very efficient

I had thought that the new stadium would provide a morale boost for Spurs, but so far the outcome is mixed. However, things will be clearer after about 19 matches.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:58 pm

Messi footballer of the year? :eyebrow:

Sure, the Spanish competitions, but beyond that Messi was a snoozefest.

I would have understood Ronaldo, at least he won the Nations League with Portugal.
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Postby Minoa » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:54 am

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50112447

There is a simpler explanation in my opinion: the risk of human error increases when many spectators are counting on whoever operates the Hawk Eye to get the decision out as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, the long-standing problems with racism in the sport continues: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50114848 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50048932

I think more people are stepping up and saying that such behaviour is not acceptable, but there are some countries where racism in football is so bad. I have to report that a few days ago, on 14 October, the Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Bulgaria was halted twice due to racist behaviour from the fans. Shortly after, the boss of the Bulgarian Football Union quit under the pressure of Bulgaria Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
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Postby Baggieland » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:04 am

West Brom looking good to clinch the Championship this season.

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Postby Thermodolia » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:05 am

Atlanta United has advanced to the conference semifinals in the MLS cup. I’m hoping they win against the winner of the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bull’s game. Though we should win against them we're the better team plus we have the home field advantage and we’re the defending champions
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Postby Minoa » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:35 pm

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50130136

Following Bury FC’s expulsion, non-league Chichester City got a free pass to the second round to the FA Cup (and £36,000). Meanwhile, the tie between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town will be replaced on 29 October, and many involved in football hope that there will be no repeat of the incidents that brought down the first attempt.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:29 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:https://www.football-italia.net/146194/brescia-fans-back-verona-not-balotelli

Shame.

Racism and Italian football go hand-in-hand. I'm disgusted at the fact no concrete action is taken to crack down on racism (playing matches without fans, fines, suspensions, or even withholding points due to racist abuse that the club refuses to curb).
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Postby Nazis in Space » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:09 am

How shit does a league need to be to end up with us on top (and four points to second place) after eleven matchdays o.O

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Postby Ayytaly » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:22 am

Outer Sparta wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:https://www.football-italia.net/146194/brescia-fans-back-verona-not-balotelli

Shame.

Racism and Italian football go hand-in-hand. I'm disgusted at the fact no concrete action is taken to crack down on racism (playing matches without fans, fines, suspensions, or even withholding points due to racist abuse that the club refuses to curb).

Northern Italy are inhabited by the descendants of Nordic invaders known as the Lombards. They've always had a negative view toward Southern Italians due to the latter being tanned Mediterranean ethnics, so naturally a darker-skinned man like Mario would get mercilessly shat upon. Maradona himself pointed this out when he was in Napoli.
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Postby Omerica » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:57 am

UEFA Euro 2020 draw results are officially in

Group A (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, GEO/MKD/KOS/BEL*
Group D (London/Glasgow): England, Croatia, SCO/NOR/SRB/ISR, Czech Republic
Group E (Bilbao/Dublin): Spain, Sweden, Poland, BIH/SVK/IRL/NIR
Group F (Munich/Budapest): ISL/BUL/HUN/ROU*, Portugal, France, Germany

*If Romania win playoff Path A, they will be switched with the playoff Path D winners to ensure they play two matches at home.
So how did I guess the World Cup and Euro titleholders would be drawn together in the same group? :p

Budapest will be graced with a rematch of the Euro 2016 final, while England open their Euro with a rematch of that World Cup semifinal. But the biggest losers of the draw have to be Switzerland, getting that dreaded Baku-Rome-Baku tour.
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Postby Lillorainen » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:36 am

Omerica wrote:UEFA Euro 2020 draw results are officially in

Group A (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, GEO/MKD/KOS/BEL*
Group D (London/Glasgow): England, Croatia, SCO/NOR/SRB/ISR, Czech Republic
Group E (Bilbao/Dublin): Spain, Sweden, Poland, BIH/SVK/IRL/NIR
Group F (Munich/Budapest): ISL/BUL/HUN/ROU*, Portugal, France, Germany

*If Romania win playoff Path A, they will be switched with the playoff Path D winners to ensure they play two matches at home.
So how did I guess the World Cup and Euro titleholders would be drawn together in the same group? :p

Budapest will be graced with a rematch of the Euro 2016 final, while England open their Euro with a rematch of that World Cup semifinal. But the biggest losers of the draw have to be Switzerland, getting that dreaded Baku-Rome-Baku tour.

From German TV, paraphrased: "We could end up in the same group with the current World Cup titleholder, France - or with the current Euro titleholder, Portugal. Who knows?"
... and we end up in the same group with both. :D
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Postby Outer Sparta » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:51 pm

Lillorainen wrote:
Omerica wrote:UEFA Euro 2020 draw results are officially in

Group A (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, GEO/MKD/KOS/BEL*
Group D (London/Glasgow): England, Croatia, SCO/NOR/SRB/ISR, Czech Republic
Group E (Bilbao/Dublin): Spain, Sweden, Poland, BIH/SVK/IRL/NIR
Group F (Munich/Budapest): ISL/BUL/HUN/ROU*, Portugal, France, Germany

*If Romania win playoff Path A, they will be switched with the playoff Path D winners to ensure they play two matches at home.
So how did I guess the World Cup and Euro titleholders would be drawn together in the same group? :p

Budapest will be graced with a rematch of the Euro 2016 final, while England open their Euro with a rematch of that World Cup semifinal. But the biggest losers of the draw have to be Switzerland, getting that dreaded Baku-Rome-Baku tour.

From German TV, paraphrased: "We could end up in the same group with the current World Cup titleholder, France - or with the current Euro titleholder, Portugal. Who knows?"
... and we end up in the same group with both. :D

We'll see how Germany bounces back after they ended their World Cup with a loss to South Korea.
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Postby Bombadil » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:11 am

Worryingly, given game 14 in the Premier League.. Leicester are 2nd, where were they in Game 14, 2015, before they went on to win in 2016 and we suffered Bowie's death, Brexit and Donald Trump.

Same.

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Postby Risottia » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:57 am

Lillorainen wrote:
Omerica wrote:UEFA Euro 2020 draw results are officially in

Group A (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, GEO/MKD/KOS/BEL*
Group D (London/Glasgow): England, Croatia, SCO/NOR/SRB/ISR, Czech Republic
Group E (Bilbao/Dublin): Spain, Sweden, Poland, BIH/SVK/IRL/NIR
Group F (Munich/Budapest): ISL/BUL/HUN/ROU*, Portugal, France, Germany

*If Romania win playoff Path A, they will be switched with the playoff Path D winners to ensure they play two matches at home.
So how did I guess the World Cup and Euro titleholders would be drawn together in the same group? :p

Budapest will be graced with a rematch of the Euro 2016 final, while England open their Euro with a rematch of that World Cup semifinal. But the biggest losers of the draw have to be Switzerland, getting that dreaded Baku-Rome-Baku tour.

From German TV, paraphrased: "We could end up in the same group with the current World Cup titleholder, France - or with the current Euro titleholder, Portugal. Who knows?"
... and we end up in the same group with both. :D


Portugal isn't going to go past the group stage. Ronaldo isn't the same player he was in 2016, and the rest of Portugal isn't exactly top level.
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Outer Sparta wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:https://www.football-italia.net/146194/brescia-fans-back-verona-not-balotelli
Shame.

Racism and Italian football go hand-in-hand. I'm disgusted at the fact no concrete action is taken to crack down on racism (playing matches without fans, fines, suspensions, or even withholding points due to racist abuse that the club refuses to curb).

Actually, those measures are taken. One may say they're not taken strongly enough, but they're being taken.

Ayytaly wrote:Northern Italy are inhabited by the descendants of Nordic invaders known as the Lombards.

Considering how a) the Lombards were way less than the Latins and b) how the Lombardic kingdom included also vast swathes of the South, I claim BULLSHIT.

They've always had a negative view toward Southern Italians due to the latter being tanned Mediterranean ethnics,

:rofl: Suuuure.

so naturally a darker-skinned man like Mario would get mercilessly shat upon. Maradona himself pointed this out when he was in Napoli.

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:09 am

Mourinho getting wins over the line at the moment, but there's something fundamentally wrong with this Spurs side in terms of either mentality or physical conditioning because they seem really fragile at the end of games.

Season of mediocrity ahead.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:11 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Season of mediocrity ahead.


Isn't that the motto of Spurs? :p
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