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Well that escalated quickly.

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51 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

Second game against Chile on now.

On SBS

Matilda's taking their chances...Kerr & Ford goals.....up 2-0 after 55min 

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15 minutes ago, Davo said:

Well that escalated quickly.

It happened again.

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12 minutes ago, Potkorok said:

Great to see such a turnaround from the team. And credit to the coach after what must have been a very frustrating experience in Penrith

I think he underestimated Chile tbh

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What shouldn't be ignored is the great attendances at matches this team is getting.

AFLW can **** off with their free tickets and boasting about their huge crowds. 

The Australian national football and netball teams are the pinnacle of female sports in this country and they deserve to be so. Not the falsified eggball sport from the southern states and all the media propaganda that supports it.

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3 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

What shouldn't be ignored is the great attendances at matches this team is getting.

AFLW can **** off with their free tickets and boasting about their huge crowds. 

The Australian national football and netball teams are the pinnacle of female sports in this country and they deserve to be so. Not the falsified eggball sport from the southern states and all the media propaganda that supports it.

15000 and 12000 pretty decent for paying fans with tickets correctly priced.

So unlike the FFA to make prices affordable.

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They need good crowds for their WC bid, so there is incentive to keep the price reasonable (and, more importantly, the team fully deserves to play in front of big crowds).

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I checked the rankings and they were last updated on 28th September.

6th - Australia - 2012 pts

7th - Japan - 1981 pts

8th - Brazil - 1973 pts

9th - Sweden - 1964 pts

The worry looks like Japan. Since the recalculation we've had a win and a loss against Chile, Brazil have lost to England and France, Sweden lost to Italy and beat England so they should all stay behind us.

Japan have only played once since September, beating 13th ranked Norway so they should gain points. We'll see whether their gain plus our loss to the 39th ranked team causes a 31 point swing.

 

Edit: Actually I see what you mean about the Dutch.

 

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41 minutes ago, Sithslayer1991 said:

Ellie Carpenter has a bit of an engine on her. Looked like she could go another 90 mins

Whilst true she needs to develop a 'football brain' as she still has a touch of the Sotirio's about her. Still she has plenty of time to improve in that area.

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13 hours ago, Wanderboy said:

What shouldn't be ignored is the great attendances at matches this team is getting.

AFLW can **** off with their free tickets and boasting about their huge crowds. 

The Australian national football and netball teams are the pinnacle of female sports in this country and they deserve to be so. Not the falsified eggball sport from the southern states and all the media propaganda that supports it.

I had to laugh the other day when a girl was described as a 'professional AFLW player'. So a 2 month stint qualifies as a 'professional'?

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1 hour ago, MartinTyler said:

Whilst true she needs to develop a 'football brain' as she still has a touch of the Sotirio's about her. Still she has plenty of time to improve in that area.

A touch harsh IMO. Yes, she's still young and raw, but she has just about concreted her place in the national team with her performances. Jaush struggling to make his club side's first 11.

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7 minutes ago, TehSmileyBandit said:

A touch harsh IMO. Yes, she's still young and raw, but she has just about concreted her place in the national team with her performances. Jaush struggling to make his club side's first 11.

Yep, I would agree harsh but if the Matildas are to seriously challenge for top honours she needs to improve if she retains her spot. The majority of the team are what I would call 'proper footballers' but she still runs around with her arms in the air and her decision making not always the best.

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Carpenter and Sotirio wrong comparison considering one is an attacker the other is a defender. Probably Clisby is the best one to compare with looking at current and former Wanderers.

Carpenter plays like classic defender gets the tackle in with ball and player, and really in the face of the opposition. Skills for attack very direct and straight through the Wings, with a defenders touch.

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1 hour ago, Sithslayer1991 said:

Carpenter and Sotirio wrong comparison considering one is an attacker the other is a defender. Probably Clisby is the best one to compare with looking at current and former Wanderers.

Carpenter plays like classic defender gets the tackle in with ball and player, and really in the face of the opposition. Skills for attack very direct and straight through the Wings, with a defenders touch.

I knew the Sotirio reference would prick a few ears !!

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Also Carpenter is like 17 - what 17 year old has a mature football brain? Go to any U18s match in your local association and you’ll see all kinds of stupid decisions made by the players

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High-flying Matildas set to be among super six at World Cup

FFA are confident that we'll be in the top six when the rankings come out.

This quote was interesting though:

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“Our understanding was that going into the series with Chile (Australia lost the opener 3-2 in Penrith) the points gained or lost wouldn’t have affected the World Cup draw because the rankings were due to be released at a later date in December.

“But the release has been brought forward and so they did end up being significant in that respect.”

Did FIFA change the recalculation date from after the World Cup draw to before it, or did the FFA get confused?

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Does that quote confuse others or just me?  The rankings were brought forward so the games do count?? Say what?

It will be great to get a seed, but it's not as important in a 24 team competition as it is in a 32 or 16, where group winners always play group runners up.  Reason being that, due to the vagaries of the 24 team draw, you might end up in a group where coming first gets you a harder game than a team that comes second in another group (some group winners play second placed teams, some second placed teams play second placed teams). 

Of course it'd be nice to get seeded and in one of the groups where topping the group means you play a third placed team. Very nice. But that relies on being seeded AND getting a good draw, and winning the group.

Also also, the teams ranked 7-12 are gonna be pretty damn good too.

Better to be 6th than 7th, but still need a good draw, and need everyone fresh and at the top of their game.

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1 hour ago, btron3000 said:

Does that quote confuse others or just me?  The rankings were brought forward so the games do count?? Say what?

The rankings will be recalculated two days before the draw for the World Cup, meaning those rankings will determine the seeds. I think they're saying that they thought the recalculation was happening after the World Cup draw, meaning the rankings as of the last recalculation (28th September) would determine the seeds and any matches between then and the draw wouldn't affect the seeding.

That's way I was curious who screwed up. Did FIFA move the date to before the draw after teams had booked matches or did the FFA get the dates wrong. Both are entirely believable.

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1 hour ago, btron3000 said:

Does that quote confuse others or just me?  The rankings were brought forward so the games do count?? Say what?

It will be great to get a seed, but it's not as important in a 24 team competition as it is in a 32 or 16, where group winners always play group runners up.  Reason being that, due to the vagaries of the 24 team draw, you might end up in a group where coming first gets you a harder game than a team that comes second in another group (some group winners play second placed teams, some second placed teams play second placed teams). 

Of course it'd be nice to get seeded and in one of the groups where topping the group means you play a third placed team. Very nice. But that relies on being seeded AND getting a good draw, and winning the group.

Also also, the teams ranked 7-12 are gonna be pretty damn good too.

Better to be 6th than 7th, but still need a good draw, and need everyone fresh and at the top of their game.

...and playing in their natural position.

 

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On 13/11/2018 at 10:28 PM, Paul01 said:

I think he underestimated Chile tbh

That and his frustrating need to play players out of position. Funnily enough, played players in position Tuesday night & took the players a long time to get into a solid rythym.

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https://www.9news.com.au/2018/11/17/19/02/sam-kerr-matildas-chicago-soccer-football-fifa-womens-world-cup

Nice news segment on Sam Kerr.

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