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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: London Bees Academy Shambles
« on: October 22, 2018, 08:12:02 PM »
£520? 

Things could be a LOT worse.

A lot of high end girls programs in North America are £5000-6000 all-in annually for parents.

Fortunately most places in the EU there are existing infrastructures to leverage so that kind of madness doesn't exist. It's good to question the financial element but count your lucky stars.

Reminds me of education... I remember standing in line at a restaurant in New Orleans and listening to a co-worker tell me she had hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt in student loans. And the guy in front overheard and said he paid $40,000 a year for one of his kids and $30,000 a year for the other too, while the guy behind said he paid $35,000 for his kid.

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England International Football / Re: PHIL NEVILLE - England Manager?
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:34:01 AM »
Never been a head coach, never coached a women's team, never worked with women.

Who in their right mind would call that the best choice?

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European Women's Football / Re: UEFA U19 ( 2015-16)
« on: April 14, 2016, 09:20:42 PM »
WU19 EURO lineup complete as elite round ends
Published: Monday 11 April 2016, 9.27CET

Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Switzerland and Norway will all join hosts Slovakia in the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship finals in July after qualifying drew to a close on Sunday.

Seven spots were up for grabs for the six qualifying group winners and the best runners-up, with Norway going through despite finishing second behind Switzerland in Group 6.

The best runners-up were determined by each second-placed side's record against the teams that finished first and third in their section – which meant that holders Sweden, runners-up in Group 2, missed out on a finals berth.

Finals lineup
Slovakia (hosts)
Germany (Group 1 winners)
Austria (Group 2 winners)
Netherlands (Group 3 winners)
Spain (Group 4 winners)
France (Group 5 winners)
Switzerland (Group 6 winners)
Norway (best runners-up)

Final standings - http://www.uefa.com/womensunder19/season=2016/standings/index.html

Competition records and statistics - http://www.uefa.com/womensunder19/season=2016/finals/factsfigures/index.html

Final tournament draw
The final tournament draw takes place at 10.00CET on Tuesday 24 May in Bratislava. The teams will be drawn into two groups of four, playing matches on 19, 22 and 25 July. The top two progress to the semi-finals on 28 July, with the final scheduled three days later.

Facts
• Germany have qualified for ther 13th time in 15 U19 final tournaments.
• Slovakia are competing in their first women's final tournament at any level. Austria have also qualified for their first Women's U19 finals.

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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: U17 National Cup
« on: April 14, 2016, 09:12:11 PM »
If that's the case someone should be fired.

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Announcements / Re: Forum software upgrade
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:25:20 PM »
Nice, thought I was on the wrong site until I realized you upgraded.  Looks snazzy and all the old content and messages are a-ok.  Kudos and thanks.

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Announcements / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:44:12 PM »
So much richer for everyone's opinions and views.  Happy New Year too :)

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Announcements / Re: Future of the Forum
« on: October 09, 2015, 02:19:00 AM »
That's unfortunate.  I feared that might be the case.  Good to know, thanks for the tip.

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Announcements / Re: Future of the Forum
« on: October 05, 2015, 07:00:27 PM »
Have wondered a few times if there was a way to merge with something like womenssoccerunited.  Kind of like a best of both worlds.  You could possibly merge the forums UI with their wrapper.  Possibly even offset cost.  It may not work out but might be worth a conversation.

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European Women's Football / Re: Norway national team 2015
« on: September 24, 2015, 07:57:59 AM »
Nice!  Sounds amazing.  Take some photos :)

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European Women's Football / Re: Norway national team 2015
« on: September 24, 2015, 03:28:34 AM »
Unfortunately the match is in Ålesund at Color Line.  Unless you have points that's a 300 euro return from Paris.

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European Women's Football / Re: Norway Under-19 2015
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:32:05 PM »
Official WU19 EURO squad of the tournament
Four teams lose one game: Sweden, Germany, Spain and Norway.  Germany place four on the list, Spain four, Sweden three and Norway zero.  England lose two games and place two.  Israel lose all three and place one.

Last year the observers were Hope Powell and Jarmo Maitkainen.  Dying to hear who they were this year.

Unsurprising:

Technical observers
Hesterine de Reus
Hope Powell

Abandon the selection or use assessors without ties to the competing countries.

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European Women's Football / Re: Norway national team 2015
« on: September 14, 2015, 12:23:11 PM »
Hi Sylvain, no but they have the other two so keep an eye here:

http://www.fotball.no/fotballdata/Turnering/Terminliste/?tournamentId=39900

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European Women's Football / Re: UEFA U17 ( 2015-16)
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:11:17 AM »
Norway and the Netherlands in a women's group is almost a given these days.  Pretty random draw - some tough groups and some pretty lightweight ones.

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European Women's Football / Re: Honoring The Memory Of Alan
« on: August 24, 2015, 04:12:38 AM »
So sad and tragic.  He was above all a gentleman and a great contributor to the women's game, the players and the country.  I've mentioned before a couple of times he was a saint and a humble and truly enormous supporter that always left me in awe of his diligence.

I messaged him a few weeks back because I hadn't heard from him lately and was worried he wasn't well but was hoping he was just on holiday or break.  So deeply saddened to read the news, haven't felt this lost in quite a while.

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European Women's Football / Re: Toppserien 2015
« on: August 22, 2015, 06:09:36 PM »
The most obvious things today are Lene Mykjåland's four goals to take her to a tie at the top of the scorers list, and Sandviken moving above Arna-Bjørnar in the table.  Last year Sandviken were a league down and their neighbours were Toppserien Bronze medalists.

Avaldsnes mops up with Kolbotn but after their two drops need LSK to drop points in 2/7 games remaining... as well as taking full points themselves in all eight games they have remaining.

Røa handily over the Bears to pinch third from Klepp who were put down by Trondheims-Ørn.

Vålerenga ekes past Amazon Grimstad and grabs full points in a key match from a late Rikke Storrø goal.  The Southerners are now four points back of digging out of relegation.  Could it be yet another playoff to stay in the league?

Sandviken are on a roll and tied Stabæk at Nadderud today, quite an accomplishment as Stabæk were unbeaten in seven and their last loss at home was October against Wolfsburg, and their last league loss at home was 2012 against Røa.

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European Women's Football / Re: Toppserien 2015
« on: August 20, 2015, 07:18:19 PM »
With back to back wins the hottest teams in the league are Stabæk and Sandviken.

Lots of last-minute transfer activity after last weeks moves.  Arna-Bjørnar and Vålerenga each bring in a pair of Americans as relegation insurance while LSK bring in a well-versed Swedish striker and Medkila sign the Georgian captain from Turkey.

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European Women's Football / Re: Toppserien 2015
« on: August 20, 2015, 05:42:13 AM »
With a second back-to-back tie today the title fell in LSK's lap.  They are now 7 points clear of Avaldsnes.  Big point for Klepp, not in that it helps them much in the standings, but more so knowing they took it from a team loaded to the brim with talent.

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European Women's Football / Re: Toppserien 2015
« on: August 15, 2015, 07:56:35 AM »
Full slate of games today, in order of likely result with favourites in bold:

LSK - Amazon Grimstad @15:00
- LSK 20X favoured
- LSK drawn by Stabæk last week, previously four straight wins
- Amazon Grimstad upset Røa, previously five straight losses

Medkila - Stabæk @15:00
- Stabæk 18X favoured
- Stabæk two wins in past five but unbeaten in four
- Medkila seven straight losses

Avaldsnes - Trondheims-Ørn @15:00
- Avaldsnes 6X favoured
- Avaldsnes hottest team in the league with six straight wins
- Trondheim loss to Sandviken last weekend and only a win hosting Medkila since the break

Sandviken - Kolbotn @14:00
- Kolbotn 3X favoured
- Sandviken upset Trondeim last weekend and beat Klepp in Cup days before but were three games without a win before that including 0-5 to Arna-Bjørnar
- Kolbotn lost 0-1 to Stabæk but scored almost 20 the week before (10 on Medkila and 9 on Fortuna Ålesund in Cup)

Klepp - Arna-Bjørnar @15:00
- Klepp 2X favoured
- Klepp have lost three of their past five but rebounded from their 1-4 Røa loss and beat Vålerenga 3-1
- Arna-Bjørnar who had been two back to back wins (and finally on a roll) were 2-3 against Alvadsnes early in the year and unlucky to lose but were taken apart 0-5 by them at home last weekend

Røa - Vålerenga @15:00
- Røa 2X favoured
- Vålerenga are winless in four with only a win against Medkila since the break, including the heartbreaking 10-player loss to Stabæk in Cup
- Røa who were upset by Amazon Grimstad last weekend are a pair of wins and losses since the break and have five players out and five in, including Sofie Skjelstad Jensen who has moved to Tromsø and transferred to Fløya

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European Women's Football / Re: Toppserien 2015
« on: August 09, 2015, 03:40:55 PM »
Some unusual results yesterday, but first the expected.  Avaldsnes puts five past Arna Bjørnar's new Texan goalkeeper to welcome her in style, including the first three minutes into the match and the last from Karina Sævik in the 19 year-old's quasi-testimonial match.

Avaldsnes are now the hottest team in the Toppserien with six straight wins and a goal differential of 23-2.  They last match they lost was over three months ago.

That's about the end of it for predictability.

Klepp had fallen off form and like Vålerenga had lost three of their past four (both including Cup) but got a pair from Hege Hansen as well as a late one from Maria Thórisdóttir to make their the trip to the Valhall a success.  Only Tina Wulf in the 81st minute found the net for Vålerenga.

LSK drops points in a goalless draw at Nadderud.  Going into the match Stabæk had dropped points in seven matches to LSK's one.  The first close match of the season LSK has been in which they didn't win.  Stabæk's added-time Cup win must have buoyed their spirits and given them some self-belief, which Avaldsnes will appreciate.

Sandviken and Amazon Grimstad both serve notice they're not going let Vålerenga, Arna Bjørnar and Stabæk relax just yet.  Sandviken go into Trondheim and silence Lisa-Marie Utland and the home crowd.  The Eagles have now only taken points from Medlkila in their past four league outings.

Amazon Grimstad scores twice in the first nine minutes and defend visiting Røa afterwards for the result.  It's critical for the relegation zone teams to pull these upsets and in the bronze race a difficult slip for Røa with Klepp and Kolbotn on track.

The strangest result of the day was Kolbotn feasting on Medkila at Sofiemyr with a double-digit barrage of goals.  It took them 15 minutes to find the inside of the net but then they found it at a rate of once every seven minutes after that.  For Medkila it's seven straight league losses and on deck are
Stabæk and LSK in league and Stabæk in Cup.  After that frightful stretch they run their critical matches against Amazon Grimstad and Sandviken.

The Stabæk/Kolbotn make-up match is Tuesday at Nadderud.

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European Women's Football / Re: Cup competition 2015
« on: August 06, 2015, 02:22:10 PM »
Quarter-finals:

Avaldsnes - Røa
Kolbotn - Trondheims-Ørn
LSK Women - Sandviken
Medkila - Stabæk

To anyone watching the match broadcast there a couple weeks ago, Avaldsnes home on grass will be very difficult for Røa.  They will need to put in an A outing with some extra tricks up their sleeve and get some magic as well.

Kolbotn and Trondheims-Ørn are neighbours in the table and this will be a nervy match.  The Eagles can play when the chips are down as we saw last year, but Kolbotn has Tomter and Ose back who are both battlers and gamers.

Tough for Sandviken having to come east and play the runaway league leaders.  I think both Sandviken and Røa wish they could swap opponents.

Stabæk beat Medkila 6-0 in the second week of the season but the northerners are much better than their record.  It's actually not a bad draw for Medkila.

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