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Tottenham Hotspur Women

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Yiddo, 16 Apr 2015.

  1. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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    Jon Nick Barmby

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    At the risk of sounding sexist and/or churlish, I see the quality of women’s keepers has remained static despite improvements everywhere else!

    Done on the near post, by a floated back pass of a free kick, from 40 yards out. fudging hell....
     
  3. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Milija Aleksic

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    The women have no power in their legs. She saw where that was going, but had no chance of ever getting to it.
     
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    billyiddo Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    they should use smaller goals/pitches in womens football to account for the differences in power/strength/height - would improve the game as a spectacle i suspect
     
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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    I think that it's pretty good as it is. You rarely see cricket scores in women's football, so I don't think that the size of the goals has that much of an impact.
     
  6. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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    A modern day professional women’s player is probably about the same height as the men when the FA rules for the size of goals were determined.

    Dunno if modern training methods make them as strong as a Victorian male though.
     
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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    They are in better shape than plenty of men who play on full size pitches
     
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    DubaiSpur Christian Ziege

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    A contemporary professional women's player could probably run circles around a Victorian bloke, to be honest - those lads used to get black lung in furnaces and pause play for smoke breaks every 15 minutes.

    Strength, yes, but football's never really prioritized strength as much as stamina. It's why comparing 'football' (American) with football is a false dichotomy - Americans like to laugh at how comparatively slight football players are to the giant behemoths in the NFL, but those behemoths would be flatlining on a football field after about ten minutes, because the average for distance covered is about 2 kilometres in a typical NFL game versus 10+ kilometres for most football games.

    So I think that's not particularly important. I think the one thing really missing from the women's game at the moment is pace - acceleration from a standing start, and then sustained over the length of the field. However, once training methods adapt to women's physiology and more girls are bought up on the game from an early age, I think that will resolve itself. It will also address @Gilzeantoscore's point re: leg power from a standing start.
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Nick Barmby

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    Well, that, and the fact they’d be about 120 years old as well....
     
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    Aldo Sebastien Bassong

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51523870
    :p
     
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    Little Luka Espen Baardsen

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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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    yiddo37 Peter Taylor

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    What sort of name is Crackle ffs! Is she a daughter of one of the Rice Krispies? :)
     
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    Aldo Sebastien Bassong

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    “...confidentially converts from the spot”.
    Do secret goals count double?
     
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    Dicko Andy Sinton

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    Was just checking the league table to see how they are getting on (Mid table) and had a thought.. a few years ago when you thought about Women's football most of the teams had unique names, yet now all the big Men's clubs seem to have invested a bit of money and blown them all out the water. Looking at the top 2 divisions and the only names you wouldn't attach to the Men's sides are Coventry United, London Bees, Durham and London City Lionesses. Not sure what my point is but seems a bit sad that they aren't all differentiated with their own clubs and history (although I suppose you could argue the women's sides at the big clubs are making their own history etc.)
     
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    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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    milo Ricky Villa Staff Member

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