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Kelly Smith rules.
"Katie Chapman conceded a free-kick 23 yards out and the Japanese posted two players, on their knees in front of England's defensive wall."
this is not standard procedure, silly women.
still, bad luck ladies. i hope you do better against germany than argentina did.
The argentinian keeper punched the ball into her own net twice!
i saw some of the european championships last time around and realised that women's football is not very good at all.
but generally the defenders and keepers are shockingly bad
Argentina though right?
we should score at least 6 against them. Japan are a fairly decent team, and Germany should win the lot.
not being sexist or anything, its true. Its not like they televise sub conference standard mens football, and the womans game is that standard, except its shown on BBC1.
yes, the standard is lower but that is due to unequal training and facilities.
if women were properly pro, then they would improve hugely.
or anything like that. im just stating that the quality of the womens game at the moment is at that level.
Obviously, women are at a slight disadvantage in terms of physical strength/speed but this doesnt stop the womens game being better in some sports (tennis?) its more what you said about training and facilities, as well as the fact that far less women play it, and possible talent is not discovered/ utilised.
i suppose it's a shame but i am too hot to discuss it.
Is it a 4 or 5? Sometimes it looks really big on TV..
seem like the main weakness in women's football - the Germany - Arg game aside, did you see the keeping in the USA - N Korea game?
Kelly Smith was miles above anyone else on the pitch today...she actually looks a good player, with a really nice touch. The girl England had upfront for the majority of the game was asolutely clueless in terms of positioning, movement, technique and and general awareness though.
But the last kick?!
I was gutted.