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World Women's Football / Re: 2017 world women's football
« Last post by sbahnhof on Today at 09:35:12 AM »

The Brasileiro women's league is over for 2017. Here's the rundown of the final - warning, it may make you want to go to Brazil. :)

It brought together the two great clubs of Sao Paulo state, Santos and Corinthians. Santos were at home for the first leg at the Estádio Urbano Caldeira.

Both clubs make interesting behind-the-scenes films about each game. Here's the one by Santos about that game:

- www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpBTFDPuIPI



Highlights - first leg
Santos 2 Corinthians 0
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpU2A_5ILbk


Second leg
Corinthians 0 Santos 1
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngWZ_8eTv5E



Details for the first leg, and second leg at Arena Barueri, which gave Santos the title. Now some of the players look forward to international action...




Tournament of Nations in the U.S. will bring together the USA, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

It's a round-robin held on three dates in Seattle and California, similar to the SheBelieves Cup.

- http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/tournament-of-nations/

Thursday 27 July 2017
Brazil v Japan
USA v Australia (Seattle, Wash.)

Sunday 30 July 2017
Japan v Australia
USA v Brazil (San Diego, Calif.)

Thursday 3 August 2017
Australia v Brazil
USA v Japan (Carson, Calif.)


Squads have been announced:

Brazil - http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/brazil-squad-tournament-of-nations/
Japan - https://eaff.com/news/3645.html
USA - http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/07/20/15/04/20170720-news-wnt-ellis-names-23-players-for-tournament-of-nations-roster
Australia - http://www.espnfc.com/australia/story/3159005/princess-ibini-named-in-australia-squad-for-tournament-of-nations


USA and Japan will renew their rivalry on August 3
(Nicki Dugan Pogue, cc-by-sa)
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The FA Women's Super League / Re: Sunderland part-time or full-time?
« Last post by sbahnhof on Today at 08:03:56 AM »

As we saw, Sunderland went part-time....

But did they?
They announced they were going part time and promptly lost some of their better players. They then made some pretty reasonable signings and then when they played a live game on TV in the Spring Series, the manager said in an interview before the game that they had the same number of full time players as lasty season (I think she said they had 9 full time players, but I might have that wrong!)

Apologies for going a little off-topic



That's a reasonable question to ask - I haven't found any firm info, but you'd think they would seek to clarify it publicly if the team wasn't part-time. It might be better publicity for them. ???

There's one reference to it in the report on the FA Cup draw from February, after Beth Mead left and after Preuss and Bruinenberg arrived:


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The Lady Black Cats are currently a club in transition having announced their intention to go to a part-time model, having been mix of full-time professionals and part-times for the last two seasons.

Is it possible the transition is still ongoing?

That was written a month before Carlton Fairweather was replaced as manager by Melanie Reay - apparently he didn't want to go part-time.
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Women's Football / Re: * EURO 2017 *
« Last post by sbahnhof on Today at 07:50:08 AM »

Day 6, the second round of matches in Group B:


Sweden v Russia, 21 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0Ow15KRu8



Germany v Italy, 21 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrSyIKRWIx4




Continues tonight (Saturday) with Iceland v Switzerland, 5pm, and France v Austria, 7.45pm BST.



More bad news for Scotland, an injury to Jane Ross will probably see her miss the Portugal game on Sunday.

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40671650

Toni Duggan will be playing in Spain next season and has talked about it here, prior to the England-Spain match on Sunday.

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Women's Football / Re: TV coverage - BBC, BT, C4 etc
« Last post by sbahnhof on July 21, 2017, 09:00:05 PM »

Channel 4 updates: Several Euros games have been promoted to TV, so it's not all bad, but coverage is still fairly random and mostly online.

Today's two games (Friday) Sweden-Russia and Germany-Italy, have been on More4. Apparently commentary was out of sync, but it's something.

Scotland-Portugal has been bumped to More4 (Sunday 5pm), to make way for C4's last night of the World Para Athletics. Shame the 6-0 defeat was seen widely, but not the game Scotland are capable of winning.

France v Switzerland will be live on More4 (Wednesday 7.45pm), and England and Scotland on different channels on Thursday.

Quarter-finals are all scheduled to be shown on UK TV, split between Channel 4 and More4. That's on Sat 29 July and Sun 30 July, although UEFA haven't yet announced which games get which timeslots (5pm/7.45pm). From UEFA's current order, if the seeds win the groups, on the Sunday we'd have England at 5pm, before France at 7.45pm.

Just wonder why on earth C4 didn't do this earlier? Netherlands v Norway was a great opening match starring UK-based players, but the British free-to-view coverage was a dodgy webstream.



In the ratings, England v Scotland got similar viewership to England's matches at the 2015 World Cup.

- https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/comment/87096033#Comment_87096033


I thought the ABC down under gave the worst coverage of football ever (mens AFC cup held in Aus) , but this takes the biscuit .

ABC aren't rich, they just take what they're given - I think they did a deal with Fox Sports for certain games. New Zealand sports coverage is definitely worse. :'( No Aussie list of free events, no UK crown jewels which will surely include women's football in future...?
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The FA Women's Super League / Re: Everton join WSL 1 – season 2017/2018
« Last post by buzzbee on July 21, 2017, 09:48:01 AM »
As we saw, Sunderland went part-time....
But did they?
They announced they were going part time and promptly lost some of their better players. They then made some pretty reasonable signings and then when they played a live game on TV in the Spring Series, the manager said in an interview before the game that they had the same number of full time players as lasty season (I think she said they had 9 full time players, but I might have that wrong!)

Apologies for going a little off-topic
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Women's Football / Re: * EURO 2017 *
« Last post by sbahnhof on July 21, 2017, 08:55:05 AM »

Day 5, the second round of matches in Group A:


Norway v Belgium, 20 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7xeC7RcROI



Netherlands v Denmark, 20 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPkbjRNydg4

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Fab thanks, if they are as stated I've a few I can probably reach this evening .... I will double check twitter first, though clubs are being a little obscure about the friendlies .......  but thanks for the link :D
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Fantasy Football / Re: Euro 2017 PREDIXIT, the prediction challenge
« Last post by Aphrodites Child on July 20, 2017, 01:58:06 PM »
Group A
20 Jul - NOR - BEL  1-1
20 Jul - NED - DEN  1-1
Group B
21 Jul - SWE - RUS  2-0
21 Jul - GER - ITA  2-0
Group C
22 Jul - ICE - SWI  1-1
22 Jul - FRA - AUT  3-1

as not for points will probably be more accurate lol
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Fantasy Football / Re: Euro 2017 PREDIXIT, the prediction challenge
« Last post by sbahnhof on July 20, 2017, 08:13:05 AM »

Extra matches in the coming days (not for points!), guess 'em if you want:

Group A
20 Jul - NOR - BEL 
20 Jul - NED - DEN 
Group B
21 Jul - SWE - RUS 
21 Jul - GER - ITA 
Group C
22 Jul - ICE - SWI 
22 Jul - FRA - AUT 

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Women's Football / Re: * EURO 2017 *
« Last post by sbahnhof on July 20, 2017, 08:00:57 AM »

It was a good night for someone :o


England v Scotland, 19 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VMHYX5rVus



Spain v Portugal, 19 Jul
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIJVbOqzunQ



England v Scotland was well-publicized, from the landmarks of Glasgow to an MP wearing the jersey in Parliament.

In the end, there could be only one winner.

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But England were convincing. They controlled the game well, on the whole, and certainly took their chances. ... Nobbs, for my money, is as good a midfielder as any when she plays like this. Sampson will be very pleased with what he saw there – but also well aware that there are much tougher tasks ahead.
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The loss of three influential players for Scotland to injury before the tournament - Jen Beattie, Kim Little and Lizzi Arnot - was too much for Anna Signeul’s squad to bear. With Rachel Corsie also struggling in midfield after a knee injury, the gap in quality was evident.

In other views from the match, Jodie Taylor talked about her hat-trick, while the Yorkshire Post struggled not to talk about it without validating it through men's football in the headline. :-\ Football365 were highly impressed with the win, adding that the hat-trick is "the first at a Women’s European Championship since France’s Angelique Roujas netted three against Russia at the 1997 finals", thank you, that's how you do it, Yorkshire Post.


Thursday's matches are Norway v Belgium (5pm) and Netherlands v Denmark (7.45pm)
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