1. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    Van der Gragt has become a real threat with her headers. Had an excellent goal in the World Cup against Italy, scored the first Dutch goal last night off a corner with her head, and then had a beauty in the 2nd half off a corner that was kept out by a very good save by the Turkey keeper.
     
  2. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    I’m actually not sure about that. I’m pretty sure there was contact from the defender’s leg that brought down Beerensteyn as she was cutting, and even though Beerensteyn’s feet may have been outside the box as she started to fall, that contact looked inside the area to me. It wasn’t much contact, but I don’t think I would overturn the call based on the replays I saw.
     
  3. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    According to a Dutch news report, Miedema will not play in this Sunday's Champions League match against Fiorentina. I haven't read anything about the severity of her hamstring injury, but we do know that you have to very careful with them and not return to play too soon--before complete recovery. You don't want to risk re-injuring the hammy as you would then be out of action for a long time.
     
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  4. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    Seeing as the match against Man Utd is on Monday, I was taken aback. Champions League match is on Thursday according to Google.
     
  5. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    Arsenal's chief blogger, who is usually dialed in pretty closely to club developments, just wrote that Miedema "should return" to action against Fiorentina. I thought I read on AD News that she was not going to play, but maybe I misread the story--the computer translates the Dutch into English, but not very well and so wording is often garbled--or maybe AD News got it wrong. Not sure. We shall see soon enough if she plays.....Just wanted to clarify this based on a more recent report.
     
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  6. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    Anybody heard anything about Marten's recovery from her toe injury? I don't think she was even on the bench today for Barcelona.
     
  7. The AD report only mentioned Miedema might not be playing depending on how her hamstring injury goes.
     
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  8. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    looks like the Dutch outnumber the English in Arsenal's starting lineup today. Now if someone could provide a live stream, we could all watch this gig
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  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    So, in the end Miedema started and it's making a heck of a difference! :eek:

    Currently 0-4 at 68', with a Miedema's brace.

    I would have sworn that the most steep wall to climb for Italian teams was Barcelona, but Juventus managed to resist quite well instead. Fiorentina... not so much! :x3:
     
  10. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    here's the highlights; shabby defense led to Miedema's 2nd goal


    if nobody shows up for the games(check out the bleachers), why is the CL the most important yearly event in Europe?(as I feel its ruined the continents, WC chances)
    &
    is that Lisa Devanna for Fiorentina?
    that's like puttin spaghetti on the barbie, mate!
     
  11. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    What is important for the clubs might not be important for the fans... they showed the main stand it looked full during the game.
     
  12. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Yes she is. I respect her, but at 34, and probably towards the end of her career, I am not sure she's the kind of player Fiorentina are actually needing to raise their game.
     
  13. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    #513 Ethan Frank, Sep 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019 at 3:10 PM
    Eh, I don't know about that. It's considered the most important yearly event in Europe by a number of people likely because of the men's side (where it definitely is the most important yearly event) and because it's where the top/best sides from different nations do play against each other in the later rounds.

    Note: I just read somewhere that UEFA is thinking of introducing a group stage and advancing three teams from each country into the Champions League for the 2021/2022 season.

    Edit: Like SiberianThunderT, I'm not entirely thrilled by a 16 team group stage.
     

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