Matildas The Matilda's and the 2019 Women's World Cup Thread

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juss

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She’s young, she will learn.

The side is a problem. It’s Kerr or bust. All Norway did was triple teamed her- and what did we do didn’t look for options.
She is a fantastic player, but she is the textbook example of the best player/ not best captain trap.

Let her play and put a seasoned campaigner with the armband.
 

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Anyway that WC was a fail. Gross underachievement and FFA destroyed Australia's best chance of going Final well the country has and may ever have.
 

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Bad luck. Well done to Norway.

Some absolutely aweful refereeing decisions and she should be dropped for the next round of games.
 

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Will be some heat on FFA, once Alen Stajcic was sacked five months from the tournament, I was surprised they even made it out of the Group Stage. FFA could not run a sausage sizzle outside Bunnings!
 

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She is a fantastic player, but she is the textbook example of the best player/ not best captain trap.

Let her play and put a seasoned campaigner with the armband.
The answer is who else? I don’t mind it she will be a better captain in the next WC where she hits her prime.

Having a useless Left back killed us yet again but our dumb coach doesn’t change a thing. The Brazil win tapered over these cracks. We even conceded against Jamaica!
 

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The answer is who else? I don’t mind it she will be a better captain in the next WC where she hits her prime.

Having a useless Left back killed us yet again but our dumb coach doesn’t change a thing. The Brazil win tapered over these cracks. We even conceded against Jamaica!
It is our lack of a central defender which was the issue. Our left back had to move to the centre, which left a midfielder having to play left back .

So disappointing. I wish football wouldn't shoot itself in the foot so often

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It is our lack of a central defender which was the issue. Our left back had to move to the centre, which left a midfielder having to play left back .

So disappointing. I wish football wouldn't shoot itself in the foot so often
Part of the issue, but an issue nonetheless.

I still think that the upheaval caused by Stajic's sacking and the system Milicic wanted to use were the bigger problems, but the injuries to Alleway and Polkinghorne and the lack of a quality CB to back them up certainly didn't help
 

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Gil and the AFL seem like a fantastically run organisation compared to the FFA.
 

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It is our lack of a central defender which was the issue. Our left back had to move to the centre, which left a midfielder having to play left back .

So disappointing. I wish football wouldn't shoot itself in the foot so often

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Fair point but then if that’s the issue (central defender)...then that’s on the selectors- pick one in the squad. Carrying a girl regardless of how good she is injured till the quarters at best was lunacy.
 

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Three clear penalties denied us and an utter BS red card. Those German officials are cheats. Once again in international soccer we are a second class citizen and the referees attitudes and decisions reflect it.
 

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Worst penalty ever.

Time to change the name of the thread.
 

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Another VAR cock up in the Germany v Nigeria game. If you are standing right in front of the goalkeeper you are interfering with play.
 

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Well this sucks! Feel for the girls they deserve better but let’s be honest it’s been a really underwhelming tournament. Milicic’s game plan was far to loose defensively when in tournament football we should be tight and compact.

Don’t think he should be sacked through that would be harsh considering he’s only been in the job five months. He’ll coach till the Olympics next year.
 
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