Pandemolympics 20201

Discussion in 'Women's Rivalry Forum' started by jocasta, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Seems the prediction baced on cycels was wrong regarding scored goals, but winners and goal difference was correct.
     
  2. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    This is baloney, so down here it goes.

    vade retro satana

    r.e. Sinclair passing the torchball to that 12 year old:
    Probably literally thousands of times. ;)
     
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  3. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Someone somewhere around these boards was wondering about Lindahl and saying something like "didn't she say she was retiring some number of years ago?" and the answer was yes, she did. But now, now, she says she really means it this time... IF.

    Lindahl: ”Om vi vinner kan jag sluta”
     
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  4. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It was me asking.

    Now, I could go on with a quote from Catullus claiming that what a woman says needs to be written in wind and running water, blah, blah, but I'll admit that, since it remounts to a pair millennia ago, this text wasn't aware of the current standards of political correctness... :coffee:
     
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  5. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Why yes, thank you for noticing! My avatars rotate among the Science Scout badges I have rightfully earned (http://www.scq.ubc.ca/sciencescouts/) (when I remember to change them). In honor of the 2020/1 Olympics, it is "comfort around open flames."
     
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  6. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
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  7. hagabo_i_exil

    hagabo_i_exil Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    london
    Club:
    Umeå IK
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    The discus guys weren't handsome enough for this photo op, clearly
     
  8. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Holy shit the US was bad this tourney. I almost felt bad for them. But seeing them genuinely happy scoring against AUSTRALIA, trying for the BRONZE was just too ********ing tasty.
     
  9. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    They've changed the time for the final, reports UNT! phew

    The story also says that someone has been questioning the weird start time for a year and a half; "who" is unclear due to clever use of the passive voice.

     
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  10. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    #35 blissett, Aug 5, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2021
    Basically, I guess we could sum it up this way: the "weird start" had been scheduled with the assumption that USWNT would have played the final match and that 11:00 am in Japan made for an excellent prime time throughout the various time zones of the USA.

    When that assumption revealed false and USA were kicked from the gold medal match, the "who" uselessly questioning that start for a year and a half raised his/her head again to say: "Are you crazy? What reasonable reason do you have to keep the game at that time, now?"

    The IOC tried to keep a dignified silence for a few days, on the lines of: "What are you thinking? American TV-market had absolutely nothing to do with the time of the match that we originally chose. A far cry from that. Actually the reasons were... uhmmm... hrummpff... cough... *scrabbling for anything plausible to say* ... ho-hum!", but, despite a three days' frantic work, no-one managed to find the slightest feasible motivation to keep the game at that time in the Japanese morning.

    So today, with a paternalistic smile, the good old IOC said: "Oh, well, ok, why not? Is it really so important to you, guys? We thought the time we had originally chosen was actually really neat, but, if you insist, we'll let you play at a more "normal" time. This one time only, though, just because you asked pretty please with cherry on top, ok?"
     
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  11. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Until the finalist was known a request backed by all participiating teams had ben needed to get IOC attention (and with American Televison against that would probably not have been enough anyway), and that seemed unlikely since some of the teams think they handle sauna-weather better than others or would assume it was some hidden agaenda with the request.
    So Swedish FA waited until the finalists where known and since they where Sweden and a resonable country with no love for extreme-heat they kicked in to full gear, secured the backing for it of all directly involved and sent a request to IOC.
     
  12. hagabo_i_exil

    hagabo_i_exil Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    london
    Club:
    Umeå IK
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    A “moose derby” as a friend of mine said.
     
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  13. hagabo_i_exil

    hagabo_i_exil Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    london
    Club:
    Umeå IK
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Also, in @JanBalk ’s Aftonbladet link you can tell Seger was raging about this whilst Gerhardsson was a bit more chill, albeit not literally
     
  14. hagabo_i_exil

    hagabo_i_exil Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    london
    Club:
    Umeå IK
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
  15. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
  16. hagabo_i_exil

    hagabo_i_exil Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    london
    Club:
    Umeå IK
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
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  17. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Not really they write
    "It is believed the 11am kick-off was picked at the behest of broadcasters in the US who were keen to show the final on prime time TV. The USA, the world champions, lost to Canada in the semi-finals."
    What you, they or even I believe is not a fact,
     
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  18. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I give up (without even trying :p).

    The link suggests the beheader is Langström: who the beaheaded is? :geek:
     
  19. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
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    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I'm kind of glad they moved the match time. It was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. HST today (And I'd be at work, tempted to watch) and now it's 2 a.m. Friday. Which means I might be happily asleep in my bed when it's on, so maybe I won't jinx them.

    (I literally *just* turned on the USA-Aussie match yesterday when Lloyd scored before halftime. :/ )
     
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  20. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
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    Oct 20, 2000
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    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
  21. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Hopefully, you won't get any push notifications waking you up during the match...
     
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  22. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    My phone is silent between midnight and 7 a.m. :p I learned that the hard way after moving here from the East coast.
     
  23. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Yes indeedy! August 12, 2008, Beijing Olympics, group play: Sweden's Jessica Landström hauls down Canada's Rhian Wilkinson and later denies everything.

    It's been fun to re-read about some previous games pitting these two teams against each other and see some old names (Sinclair, of course, is eternal and therefore not an "old name").
     
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  24. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    Nice! My poor women's soccer memory* has been getting whipped into shape the past couple of weeks. (* = Google skills)
     
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  25. jocasta

    jocasta Member+

    Oct 11, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    #50 jocasta, Aug 6, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2021
    Another fun example is Sweden's win over Canada in the semifinals of the 2003 WWC... and the Swedish FA agrees with me. This was the game the featured The Assist Of The Century, and Öqvist being so excited and screaming/crying and running around in circles and looking so young and like a cocker spaniel* that I was genuinely concerned than she might wet herself (or even ....yes, yes even literally wet herself, if I dare to use a word over which the war is already lost). *(And yes, this worry was based on my real-life experience with a real-life overexcited cocker spaniel.)

    Härliga mästerskapsminnen mot Kanada
    Sverige och Kanada har ställts mot varandra fyra gånger tidigare i ett stort mästerskap. Två gånger i VM och två gånger i OS. Sverige har ett övertag med tre vinster och en oavgjord. Den kanske mest minnesvärda segern kom i VM-semifinalen 2003 i USA. Kanada tog ledningen i matchen efter en dryg timmes spel och såg länge ut att slå ut Sverige. Då kom vändningen. I 79:e minuten kvitterade Malin Moström och i den 86:e minuten avgjorde en ung Josefine Öqvist med ett skott stolpe in. För första gången någonsin hade damlandslaget nått en VM-final.
     

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