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Discussion in 'Women's International' started by nsa, Sep 25, 2003.
Steel Roses and Matildas making me stay up late again.
Joey Peters will score two goals.
I'm trying to overdose on women's football today. Let's get this game started.
I assume China is heavily favored???
I think I have them favored by 7. In fact China will, probably, get more goals than Australia will have shots.
How are the Aussies doing so far? Strange that there is no thread at the WUSA boards.
The Aussie's are able to string a couple of passes together, but they're turning the ball over too often. China is looking dangerous on the attack...
Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!
Goal !!!! Against the run of play. Nice pass on the counterattack sets up a nice goal...
A counter attack GOAL for Australia.
Who'ed a thunk it!
The Matilda's were having all kinds of problems building-up for an attack. So, use the counter-attack instead.
Oh my gosh, China should've scored on that cross...
Ouch !!! Salisbury sacrifices her body while clearing Sun Wen's half-chance off the line. It looks like Salisbury is seeing stars...
There is no way that the Aussie's will be able to sit on this lead and play bunker-and-counter. China is going to score at some point, they are just getting too many chances.
Somehow, some way, the Matildas must find a way to get their offense going. At times, the Chinese defense looked shaky. The Aussie's need to find a way to put some pressure on...
Just brilliant. I've been using a 2 hour tape for the highlights and the halftime show. So I had it in the vcr because I was talking to somebody and I thought "Well, at least when this commercial break is through, they will give me a minute or so to switch the tapes in case the game is actually back." No, the idiots mis-time so I'm rushing to get the game tape in and China scores just as I push record. Do they understand how each minute is important in soccer unlike other sports? It's just so stupid.
That stinks. Has ESPN ever missed a kickoff after halftime in the other football or the opening pitch in an inning? I don't think so.
Ummm, yes. Its pretty common to miss the first pitch of an inning. In football and MLS, they use an official to hold up the game until TV comes back from the commercials...
Its only a matter of time before China gets their second goal...
China 11 - 0 Australia
Okay. Yeah, I remember the 1st pitch of an inning. But never the second half kickoff for a football match and what was worse was that they didn't the sponsors stuff. I mean they could have gone directly from a commercial to the kickoff. I've seen that before but not on ESPN. Hockey, I understand. But never the tip-off in basketball. Or, at least, I've never seen it happen.
For those who can watch the match, is China having finishing problems? What gives? They have dominated the second half, at least statistically.
I thought China's keeper blew the play where Australia scored. The Chinese defender had pulled nearly level with the Australian forward, and I don't think Australia would have scored if the keeper hadn't come off her line.
They just had some bad problems. Not finishing the best. But there were some good deflections from the Australian defense though.
That's probably true. She should not have come out but what a sweet shot anyway.
I'm a little surprised that Australia held on for the draw. It sure is going to make that China -v- Russia match interesting...
I don't think China was having "finishing problems." They took a number of good chances well. I think Tony DiCicco put it well when he said that China was attacking down the flanks and making dangerous crosses. However, China was not able to attack up-the-middle.
Yeah, that's it. A lot of crosses. But few chances up the middle.
IM HERE!! lol
too late i know i had uni
but i was so nervous about the game!!
IM SO PROUD OF THEM!!!!!!!!
despite being dominated for most of the game, i really found myself rooting for the aussies. they weathered the storm w/ lots of heart, and have shown a huge technical improvement from '99. i'd love to see them move on, but it seems a long shot.
so what's w/ the news coverage down under? looking at the smh site and there's just a little piddling ap piece on the wwc!