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Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:22:48 AM »

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Manchester City‏ @ManCity  May 22
It's with great sadness we hear of the terrible events at the Arena. Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city's emergency services.


The club has released a statement in the past hour too, with players also commenting on the tragedy.

There hasn't been any change in the status of Thursday's match, which is likely to decide the WSL Spring Series winners.

Man City v Chelsea is scheduled for 7pm at the Academy Stadium, to be broadcast by BT Sport and radio 5Live or Sports Extra.

The home team got a 5-1 win over Yeovil on Sunday, with Carli Lloyd sent off. Chelsea will come into this game off a 7-0 victory at Sunderland. In the clubs' previous meeting, Man City beat Chelsea 2-0 (video on Youtube/FATV).

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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 10:17:02 AM »
The Great Manchester Run will go ahead on Sunday. The Chelsea men's team victory parade is cancelled on the same day:

- http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40031876

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And in the Women's Super League, Manchester City Women's home game against Chelsea Ladies on Thursday night will go ahead after discussions with police. The game, which will kick off at 19:00, is the first professional sports fixture to take place in the city after the attack.


For the ones going to the game tonight, there's Match Information here – actually nothing out of the ordinary:

- https://www.mancity.com/news/tickets-and-travel/2017/05/24/man-city-women-v-chelsea-ladies-ticket-travel-infomation/1495657248350

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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 07:11:19 PM »
Kick-off is delayed by 15 minutes to 7.15pm.

Online radio commentary & text here:

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/39929342

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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 12:05:06 PM »
Bit of a shocker I thought - the womens game desperately needs more entertainers on the pitch and a few managers who are purists not pragmatists. When fitness exceeds ability we get games like this. 

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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 01:51:07 PM »
I watched a bit of the game, got bored, did other things, returned to watch the last 20 minutes and got bored again. I am a supporter of ladies football but it seems to me that the higher you go, the less entertaining the product. As croc says, fitness seems to be the primary selection criteria. Baroness Campbell's comments to BBC sport in March offer little hope of a change in direction. In fact, its depressing to think that the FA want to turn players into power athletes from a even younger age. I guess that could also mean supressing flair at a younger age too.

"One of the big challenges in the women's game is just developing athleticism. It is not technical and tactical - [in those aspects] they are probably as good as anybody in the world. But that athleticism that you see in the American players or the Germans is a very different type of athleticism, power and agility. We have got a long way to go. We need to build it in much earlier. We can't suddenly do that. We need to be working with players much earlier on.

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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 04:55:45 PM »
Congrats to Katie Chapman on her hat trick, sadly not of goals but completed passes.
A simple bit of skill to outdo bull in china shop bright saw the only goal of the game.
Game in constant transition .
What about the Chelsea imports, are they on holiday certainly not here to play football.
All the crap with 3 at the back when u haven't got the players to play wing backs.
Congrats to city for attempting to pull womens football out the dire state of technical ability.
Note to self , turn off sound on tele as the co-commenters are fixated with lumping it as that it was they were brought up on.
Interesting that the  player of the year in the epl was below the height that Rachel finnis brown  was have playing womens football for England, lol .

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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 09:09:21 PM »
Can't understand why Chelsea always start games vs Manchester City minus their best creative players, exactly the same happened at Staines in both League and F A Cup last season.. no Ji, Davison, Carney and zero goal threat.

Fall behind....to poor defending.... then bring them on to chase the game. Suddenly, Chelsea create chances.

Agree with croc re fitness vs ability and the need to entertain

Give me WSL 2 and the FAWPL as leagues to watch/write about all day long. Far more entertaining.
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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 02:28:06 AM »
A simple bit of skill to outdo bull in china shop bright saw the only goal of the game.
Game in constant transition .

True that, and Parris could've scored a goal or two on that side.

(Judging from the highlights only.)


Man City v Chelsea
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cZyNUnmKA8

(until YouTube deletes the channel)



Once again Megan Campbell's throw-ins prove to be undefendable...

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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 10:42:00 AM »

Once again Megan Campbell's throw-ins prove to be undefendable...
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It is a long looping throw into the 6 yard box and international standard keepers just stay on their line, easy to defend , get the keeper to be brave and get to the ball,
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Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017, 02:08:38 AM »

Once again Megan Campbell's throw-ins prove to be undefendable...
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It is a long looping throw into the 6 yard box and international standard keepers just stay on their line, easy to defend , get the keeper to be brave and get to the ball,

Unfortunately, this throw cannot be stopped ??? It's like a UFO landing in the six yard box.  #dotheyexist


Being serious, would teams be planning to defend it something like a corner? But coming from another angle? A few tactics were mooted in the days of Rory Delap's throw-ins.
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