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European Women's Football / Re: Toppserien 2015
« on: July 18, 2015, 08:25:33 PM »
And received a yellow card in the first 60 seconds of play.

Camilla Huse came in for Ose around the hour.

European Women's Football / Re: Norway Under-19 2015
« on: July 18, 2015, 08:07:15 PM »
Good Lord.

European Women's Football / Re: Avaldsnes 2015
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:24:26 PM »
Avaldsnes underperformed for their budget and talent in the first half of the season.  With more time together and some key signings that likely won't be the case in the second.  If they run the table, then LSK must as well.  If someone like Røa even tie LSK then it will come down to goal differential, and as the Icelandic have noted, that's a pretty formidable attack.

September 5th is the Avaldsnes/LSK return leg in Oslo and the referee is Magnus Nygren Nuri from Strømmen.  Drama?

It doesn't matter if a girl is playing COE, boys or senior women's.  It's the quality of the program and coaching that matters.  The rest is just labels.  We have similar here and I've seen the full spectrum from great to horrific in each.  Unfortunately it's buyer beware and up to the parent/player to do their homework.

European Women's Football / Re: Norway Under-19 2015
« on: July 15, 2015, 09:39:03 PM »
I was really impressed with both Garcia and Redondo last year.  They are both extremely good with the ball at their feet.

Shots at net were 10-10, on net 7-7, and corners were 4-3.

European Women's Football / Re: Norway Under-19 2015
« on: July 14, 2015, 08:50:32 PM »
Israel have had unique preparations for the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, with most of the squad living together at their Israeli Football Association's academy and honing their skills by entering the Women's Premier League and finishing fifth. Captain Sahi Pearl discusses those assiduous preparations, the collective spirit they have fostered and here hopes and dreams for the country's WU19 EURO debut.

We're all very excited. There will be a lot of family and friends and a lot of people will come and see our games, which will make it even better. We live in a boarding school. We're there five days a week, from Sunday to Thursday. We have one or two training sessions every day. We also study at the academy.

Everyone has given up a lot to make our dream come true. We've been together for two years. We depend on each other and that makes us much closer. We believe in ourselves. We want to go as far as possible.

We didn't expect to play in the Israeli Premier League, but we proved to everyone how well we can play. It was very exciting. They're older players and they've been playing for a long time – more than us – so they know all the small things in football. We learned how to go through the season as a team. Now we can show what we learned.

We all put our heart into the game. We may not have been playing as long as the other teams, but we all bring something special of our own that makes us one special team. We strengthen each other and support each other and we're going to give our soul.

My dad was a football player. Since I was young I have always been on the ball. I started playing on boys' teams, until I found a girls' team in Petah Tikva and that's where it all started. We're very optimistic for the future. We hope to make it through [the group stage] so women's football will be even more popular, and even more people will know [about it] and be proud of us.

European Women's Football / Re: Kolbotn 2015
« on: July 13, 2015, 04:37:59 PM »
"If she has gone to study in Oslo we will release her", said Avaldsnes sponsor Arne Utvik.  "If she has not gone to study, the club must eventually pay compensation", he told Haugesunds Avis.

Makes you wonder if education relocation is a rider in her contract.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Women's football and the media
« on: July 12, 2015, 03:20:16 PM »
Interesting insight.  Sport is half entertainment.  Michelle Akers made the USA champions but Mia Hamm lit the fire and got every little girl playing (outside the inner cities).

European Women's Football / Re: Toppserien 2015
« on: July 12, 2015, 04:34:18 AM »
Stabæk get their opener postponed but not Kobotn.

European Women's Football / Re: Norway Under-19 2015
« on: July 12, 2015, 04:32:19 AM »
Looks like it would have been had they had Jensen, Bøe Risa and perhaps someone else.

I'm not sure how good England is, but it will be tough to run with Germany and Spain.  Sweden and Denmark caught the break in being placed in the other group with Israel.

European Women's Football / Re: Norway Under-19 2015
« on: July 11, 2015, 02:26:22 PM »
That's not you, it's just my failed powers of observation.  I saw the game was Wednesday and was reading her bike ride was Tuesday, I just failed to notice which Tuesday :)

Good article here.  Although it say's three of Norway's four dangerous players are Jensen and Bøe Risa (who are not on the team) and Fiskerstrand who has not played much lately.  It also strangely say's updated today.  But it makes an interesting observation, it's the first of 15 years without Jarl Torske.

Norway's six returnees from last summers are a goalkeeper, a striker and four midfielders (Fiskerstrand, Marit Clausen, Tuva Hansen, Karina Sævik, Johanne Fridlund and Marie Markussen).

Spain has nine back from their team in the final last year with a goalkeeper, four defenders, a midfielder and three strikers, including Nahikari García and Alba Redondo.

England has the most consistency though with 13 from Norway last summer - a goalkeeper, three defenders, six midfielders and three strikers.

The interesting game will be the replay against England who won the group and got into the tournament on the replayed penalty three days later.

European Women's Football / Re: Norway Under-19 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:59:44 PM »
A good question is how does Tina Wulf end her 13 hour bike ride at 10pm Tuesday night and play all three sessions Wednesday?

European Women's Football / Re: Avaldsnes 2015
« on: July 09, 2015, 01:01:31 AM »
She was playing in Finland but is in Medellín playing for CD Formas Intimas.

"I hit her, what else I can say?" Andrade says with a laugh, not attempting to disguise the event from nearly three years ago. "If you look back at the video you'll see she hit me too, but we're Colombia so they don't want to review the whole episode."

European Women's Football / Re: Avaldsnes 2015
« on: July 08, 2015, 06:42:16 PM »
Did they watch her run when she came into the quarter/semi/final as a late-game sub?  Not sure what's wrong with her but she was really lumbering.

Should have gone for a transfer for Rincon's teammate Lady Andrade who punched her in the head in the last Olympics.  She's electric.

European Women's Football / Re: TV coverage 2015
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:43:08 PM »
Would have been nice if they celebrated the start of the league again with one instead of waiting a month and a half.  Hopefully some of the clubs do their own again.

European Women's Football / Re: The World Cup 2015
« on: July 05, 2015, 11:41:37 PM »
Where is the money best spent? in attracting top players from overseas or in improving the grass roots?

That is a very good question.  Who were the best players in Canada?  Some names would be Hegerberg, Mykjåland, Mjelde, Gulbrandsen.  Hansen had she been there.  All players that have played abroad at some point.

Perhaps if the French had a better league they would be winning major tournaments and not missing out on the medals.  Norway cannot avoid an ounce of inefficiency, the question is what is the magic number?  Ten?  Eight?  Six? 

The results this year are also pretty even though so it makes the question more blurred.  Stabæk have a 30% win rate and are one of the two main feeders of the national team, LSK are the other and have been 1-0, 1-0 and 2-0 with the bottom three teams.

I like that she's thinking about going to the next level and I'm sure a lot of other people are too.

Not sure about England or Norway but we call grassroots the 4-12 ages here.  You can never go wrong improving programs at young ages but I think they would get some good results from great programs for the elite players in the 13-16 age group before Toppserien clubs pick them up.

You can't have great programs without great program managers, great trainers, etc.  Like money, that's another tough solve.

European Women's Football / Re: The World Cup 2015
« on: July 05, 2015, 03:38:13 PM »
Interesting comments from Solveig Gulbrandsen.  France are arguably playing the best football in the world, they can't drive the nail home but they certainly outplay everyone.  Their league is 12 teams and it's always the same top third with the bottom third commonly getting beat senseless.  Scores of 8-0 to 14-0 are not uncommon.

The main difference in the tale of two countries would be the professionalism money in the top couple clubs.  PSG, Lyon and Montpellier have very deep pockets.  Not an easy problem to solve.  Norway will have to be more creative.

European Women's Football / Re: The World Cup 2015
« on: July 05, 2015, 02:52:35 PM »
Because of it's timing being weeks ago, losing to England was seen as a major disappointment.  But that was because of the opponent and the date.  Now that the reveal has happened that result comes with a different story.  Other than France in group, Norway gave England more of a game than Germany, Japan or Canada.

European Women's Football / Re: Under-16 team 2015
« on: July 04, 2015, 02:07:45 PM »
That's how it ended.  Sounds like it wasn't their day but a great tournament.  Results at U15-U17 are pretty random, I was just reading about Switzerland knocking out Germany in the U17.  The real winners are the one's who run great programs and participate... and keep things in perspective.  Hopefully there's lots of that going on.

European Women's Football / Re: The World Cup 2015
« on: July 03, 2015, 04:38:51 PM »

Canadian centre-back Kadeisha Buchanan, Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg and Chinese playmaker Jiali Tang have been named the three finalists for the Hyundai Young Player Award.

The TSG (FIFA Technical Study Group) will announce which of these three outstanding candidates will take home the prize on 5 July, after the Final.

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