Football in the UK and Ireland season 2019/20

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by shlj, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
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  2. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    I am most likely not enough involved in following FA WSL to care, but I had fun with sheplays.com's league during the WWC, so thank for pointing that out.
     
  3. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    I was never going to pick her given her current health status, but van Es' cost is steep, especially for someone who barely featured at the World Cup. All three WC Dutch midfielders also cost a lot while Miedema is unsurprisingly tied for most expensive player.
     
  4. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    #29 shlj, Sep 4, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
    The FA WSL starts on Saturday.

    All the games are live on the FA Player app except in the countries where there is a tv deal: "Starting from the 2019-20 season, a new three-year media rights deal with Sky Mexico and Scandinavian broadcaster NENT will see the Barclays FA WSL screened to viewers across Mexico, Central America, Dominican Republic, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark."

    The games also shown live on BT Sport will be geoblocked in England on the FA player app.

    Saturday 07 Sep

    Man City v Man Utd ( Etihad Stadium)
    Bristol City v Brighton ( Ashton Gate)

    Sunday 08 Sep

    Chelsea v Tottenham ( Stamford Bridge)
    Liverpool v Reading
    Birmingham City v Everton
    Arsenal v West Ham

    Games in bold are played at the men's team Stadium rather the usual grounds.
     
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  5. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    More information the FA player app regarding the games shown live on BT Sport

     
  6. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    I thought I read somewhere that audio only solely applies to UK viewers. I’m really looking forward to the Manchester Derby, so hopefully I can find a way to watch it if it is audio only for international viewers.
     
  7. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Yeah audio is only for UK viewers for the BT Sport games.
     
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  8. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    Okay, thanks. This will be my first time being able to watch weekly matches of a team I support in a non-US league. So, I hope the streaming will be pretty good.
     
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  9. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    I've got the FA Player, and... oh my god. It's full of shareable content :D :geek: :inlove: I would share some, but it's all unavailable unless you sign up, which shouldn't be necessary. In any case, it's well-designed and I hope the live games will be just as good. Hopefully their fixture review videos will be a springboard for the Kmita twins to become TV hosts.

    - www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjBywwm1WPo
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    [​IMG] Maren Meinert and Ireland couldn't agree terms, so it fell through. Vera Pauw has got the job as the new coach:

    - https://www.the42.ie/vera-pauw-feature-4796326-Sep2019/ (Archived)

    In her long managerial career, of course she's had ups and downs, as seen in this Pauw comments mix, or Pauw Pourri

    That technical advice in full: "please forfeit"
     
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  10. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Thank you for quoting a KK thread from 2009, and my good old friend @Micol in particular. :) I miss her (as I miss many people who were here in the past). :(
     
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  11. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    Some thoughts on the Manchester Derby

    1) I thought Zelem was superb in the first half with two high quality throughballs; so, it was unfortunate to see her be mostly at fault for Weir’s goal.
    2) Groenen’s dribbling and touch on the ball were good/really good today, and her pressing and interceptions (the best being on Scott in the first) were mostly good as well. However, she was overly ambitious in the second with her passing, and the one cross on the short corner was poor. Fantastic slalom past a City defender and into the City box. I thought she got a bit of tunnel vision and should have played it early to the runner in the box, and the ball got stuck under her feet on the final dribble. Classic fight though after losing the ball, and City ended up getting lucky that the ball hit the inside of the post and went straight to Roebuck.
    3) I was impressed with Galton who had two really good crosses and a shot on target after a Groenen pass and Toone dummy. Ladd and McManus had solid competitive debuts.
    4) Earps wasn’t at fault for anything during the match, but I thought she was just too slow and casual at times with her gameplay.
    5) Weir was indeed the standout of the match. Great goal and a really good dribble through three in the second half.
    6) United were the much better team in the first, and City were much better in the second. A number of sloppy moments in the second half, but I thought United still gave a pretty good account of themselves with a stellar save and a matter of inches keeping them away from a draw.
     
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  12. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    Liked a good deal of what I saw from Groenen (i.e. off the ball work and turns/dribbling), but she definitely messed up her good work in beating Bonner on that breakaway. May have thought Toone was offside on the second opening, but she still should have passed there or on the first opening.
     
  13. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    I missed this game but want to see a replay to check out Groenen. What is this breakaway mistake to which you are referring?
     
  14. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    I think you can go to the 82nd minute on the FA Player replay, and you’ll see the play soon enough. Groenen after some phenomenal work should have found Toone but got the ball stuck under her feet instead. It was only classic grit from her that had the ball hitting the post.

    I don’t remember the minute, but if you catch it, I’m a little curious how much of a penalty shout you think United had on the City defender taking out Groenen while getting nothing on the ball. It’s not clear cut at all because the ball goes through Groenen. However, the player still goes to ground getting Groenen and none of the ball, and the play wasn’t dead with Groenen possibly still having the chance to play the ball if she hadn’t been taken out. A bit conflicted myself.
     
  15. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    It was the 30th minute (29:00 to 30:00). Anyone can feel free to call me biased, but I think a penalty there wouldn’t have been that unwarranted. That challenge was largely why Groenen didn’t go straight in with the side of her left foot in my opinion; so, for a no call, it should have either gotten the ball or none of the player. It also took Groenen out of play on a live ball even if she probably wouldn’t have gotten there. I can understand the other side of the argument, but this is still another example of how fortunate City got in this match. Weir was fantastic in the second, and that was the biggest difference on their side. (There was admittedly also a Weir PK shout in the second; I haven’t seen that again yet.)
     
  16. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    30,000 at the Ethiad for the derby. That's a good sign!!
     
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  17. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
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    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Man City 1 Man utd 0
    Bristol 0 Brighton 0
    Chelsea 1 Spurs 0
     
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  18. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
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    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Birmingham 0 Everton 1
    Liverpool 0 Reading 1
    Arsenal 2 West Ham 1
     
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  19. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    All very close results, despite involving teams that in the recent years advanced quite far in the UEFA Women's Champions' League: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal...
    No scores like the recent routs in Spanish League (Barcelona-Tacón 9-1) or in French League (Reims-OL 3-8).

    This should be the sign of a quite healthy league, compared to other major European ones.
     
  20. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    Not an Arsenal fan, but there’s a reason why Mead’s the captain in my lineup for ShePlays.
     
  21. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    Lyon conceded 3? And it was 5-3 at one point. Wow. A blowout, but not a good game defensively.
     
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  22. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    For comparison, Lyon have conceded 6 or fewer goals in 7 of their past 8 seasons. 8-3 is a defensive disaster for them.

    I'm really glad to see the FAWSL looking so even the first weekend out, just because I like competitiveness. That said, it's important to look at who played who: the matches this weekend were, from last year's season, 6v9, 5v8, 1v7, 2vP (derby), 3vP (derby), and 4v10. If you assume derby matches are always gonna be close, then every match except Arsenal v West Ham was somewhat expected to be even. (Which I also like to hear since I don't want NWSL to lose its reputation for parity!) X-D
     
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  23. Ethan Frank

    Ethan Frank Member

    Chelsea
    United States
    Jun 11, 2019
    I suspect a lot of people may have predicted Chelsea to win by more given the beating Spurs took recently from Arsenal. However, breaking games down based on who played who also crossed my mind, and Chelsea did start slow offensively last season. Quite excited about Man Utd’s prospects for the season, but a very tough next match.
     
  24. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    All the highlights are on the FA player website and app. Really expected Chelsea to destroy Spurs and City to beat United by at least 2 or 3...

    Arsenal lost Veje and Miedema during the international break and had 15 senior players on the teamsheet yesterday. With Fiorentina away next week before United away and Fiorentina at home, rotation will be needed.
     
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  25. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    As it's been noticed on the French thread, it was ten years (!!!) since the last time Olympique Lyonnais had taken 3 goals in a single league match.
     

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