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Discussion in 'Women's Rivalry Forum' started by jocasta, Feb 28, 2012.
This is unexpected. Germany already up 2-0.
2:1 at half time.
And it is not THAT unexpected.
Goals were scored by Marozsan (yay!), da Mbabi and Kawasumi.
Who *didn't* see that second goal coming?
That Okoyino da Mbabi is just useless, isn't she?
LOL, she's killing me right now, she won't stop scoring . I don't know what to think. She's still ruff around the edges, but she's finally putting the ball in the net. Lets see how long this lasts
6 goals, not bad at all.
Personally I was sure only a player of the calibre of an Anja Mittag would be able to do such a feat.
But now for me Celia is the player of the tournament. Please Neid never field her again as a #10!
I couldn't really concentrate on the game while Marozsan was on the field, so I can't honestly critique if she did any major link up play in the #10 role. She seemed a bit quiet every time I looked over at the screen, but yeah Mbabi is doing considerably better with another forward playing behind, and not next to her.
Mittag did really well in the #10 role versus Sweden, but she was out wide today . I can only assume this means Neid has a clear view to seeing Marozsan playing there regularly in the near future? Which should put Popp way back in the pecking order if she's competing with Grings and Müller? It seems for all their problems Germany do have some quality forwards post Prinz after all
Henning & Huth eye-catching too. And for Japan, Kumagai & Kiryu.
Fantastic open attacking game though.
Japan v Germany game
USA v Sweden game
Looks like in both games the losing coach will be looking closely at the GK.
Also, not Schelin's best day, by a mile. Horrible "double" by Sweden.
Sorry to point it out once more, but it was since Sweden's loss vs Japan at WWC that I say that Lindahl doesn't really seem like a reliable international-level GK to me (and that's a shame, because the girl's quite pretty ).
Seriously, I can't believe that a good league like Sweden's one can't produce anything better than that in the GK department...
On a different note: I guess there are a lot of Sweden people, or at least Sweden fans, here (maybe Jocasta, Smulan? Sorry, but I am not sure). Since I only follow Sweden matches from time to time, can any of them explain to me why it seems like Sweden always begins tournaments as a brilliant team, prompting marveled "oooh" and "aaah" everywhere, and then (sorry if that sounds rude: it isn't meant to be, just meant to be frank) always seems to miserably choke when push comes to shove?
I mean, it always gives the impression that it can be a winner team, and then never manages to go beyond 3rd/4th places...
Well... if the stories coming out of Algarve are true, some players may have been ... tired of the tournament by the end. (Apparently, at one point, both Abby and Segs said something to the effect of "I JUST WANT TO GO HOME!")
I just can't get it...
You're playing football at high level in a beautiful place like Algarve (having been there until tuesday, I had the chance to check how lovely the place is) with the stongest players of your country as team-mates and the elite of women football as opponents, and YOU WANT TO GO HOME???
Ok, I can understand the tension of playing big matches every 2-3 days. I can also see that probably battling for 3th/4th place at Algarve could be not exactly exciting for USA and Sweden, but... !!! Come on!
I guess that if I was a woman player I would be excited and happy with a tournament like Algarve. There is not even the weight of having to get a good result at all costs, like in important tournaments like WWC or Olympics... Katreus, do you know anything more about why exactly they were feeling so annoyed?
No. I wasn't there and this is just relaying what I read. That being said, it's probably a lot different to go your first year and going there every year in the midst of traveling to various tournaments every month.