June 14, 2005

England women receiving manly kudos: "Women's football is as red-blooded and passionate as the men's game. It's physical, it's aggressive. The players are very skilful at the top levels and their commitment to the cause is 100% just as it is in the men's game. They don't worry about getting muddy, chipping nail varnish or sweating buckets for the cause." It's beyond comprehension to me that there are still men in this world who can't enjoy women playing a "man" game. John Nic is the best; I'm hoping the editor on this article was just stoned, explaining the typos.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY to soccer at 09:25 AM - 5 comments

No joke.The girls are the same{despite physical differences}Man since 95 its been evident.The US women really helped pave the way for the girl game to be this competetive.Well they did dominate for a few years there.

posted by HOE.O.K. at 10:03 AM on June 14, 2005

The English women played very well in Euro05, but there were either stamina or concentration problems in the last few minutes - hence allowing Finland back into the game and the collapse against Denmark that ultimately made it difficult to qualify. Watching the games was very interesting and enjoyable for me and, although I'm sad to see the English go out, I will be watching the rest of the tournament, where the BBC deigns to show it. I'm backing the Swedes now, "old" though they may be getting.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:50 AM on June 14, 2005

I'll take a pass. Thanks

posted by volfire at 05:13 PM on June 14, 2005

I've watched everything the BBC has shown i.e. the England games live and highlights of the other games. I've been impressed by the skill and the commitment. Like Mr Bismarck I'll be hoping to catch whatever's available on tv here in the UK. I must admit I thought I was watching the game on a fairly detached level. But then I found myself cursing England for letting in the equaliser v Finland and then jumping out of my seat when Carney scored the last minute winner. I guess England is England when it comes to footie, whoever's wearing the shirt.

posted by squealy at 05:49 PM on June 14, 2005

I'll take a pass. Thanks I think we all know by now what you feel about women presuming to participate in sports, volfire.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:09 AM on June 15, 2005

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