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Old 31st Jul 2022, 22:17
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Euro 2022

Well, as no one else has mentioned it - cracking game, hard fought, but the best team won.
But a Dutch manager was vital to the final result.
Nigel Farrage - eat your heart out.
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 06:06
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Blimey, you remoaners manage to bring Brexit into absolutely everything and anything.
The mens Premier league has plenty of overseas managers, despite Brexit.
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 08:07
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Very impressed with the whole thing. Very well done all.
Shame the opponents had to look so dour last evening. And in front of so many watching around the world. Young.... I know but they should have been rehearsed on how to behave if things did not go their way. The Americans do not......do loosing well in public. They do not accommodate second place..
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Well done ladies, fantastic effort
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 08:30
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Originally Posted by Right20deg View Post
Very impressed with the whole thing. Very well done all.
Shame the opponents had to look so dour last evening. And in front of so many watching around the world. Young.... I know but they should have been rehearsed on how to behave if things did not go their way. The Americans do not......do loosing well in public. They do not accommodate second place..
Ah, the parallel universe ...clearly even more divorced from reality than has long been demonstrated..

Alas, the Americans were not actually playing in last nights final....sorry about this factual revelation....the opponents were, in fact, your favourite (when it comes to being disparaging) EU nation...Germany !

The match is a great result for the advancement of women in sport and football in particular given the men's game has long been infested with prima donnas..

Plus, no need for the BBC to run the annual " SPOTY " competition this year...the winners already been decided after last night.

However, meedja headlines...."56 years of pain " ?.....get real, what "pain " ?....a football match is a sporting event...nothing more nothing less
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 09:00
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
The match is a great result for the advancement of women in sport and football in particular given the men's game has long been infested with prima donnas..

Plus, no need for the BBC to run the annual " SPOTY " competition this year...the winners already been decided after last night.

However, meedja headlines...."56 years of pain " ?.....get real, what "pain " ?....a football match is a sporting event...nothing more nothing less
Agree wholeheartedly, though I am not a footie fan, and didn't watch any of the tournament, not even the final - is that a capital offence??

The nonsense about the "56 years of pain" etc etc is just another example of how the British media at least loves nothing better that refighting WW1 and more especially WW2 against the "fork tailed "enemy; I hope the majority of the UK population has moved on somewhat.
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Good Grief on this site at least can't we just celebrate this win and be happy without the thread being highjacked with yet more Remain comments sullying the joy of the fans and the efforts of the team? As to what "56 years of pain" has to do with WWI and WWII I don't understand as it refers to the last time an England team won a major football competition.
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Congratulations to both teams and managers. Germany played really well, even without Popp, but Lady Luck waved her wand towards England last night, despite some lapses in their concentration.
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 09:32
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Good Grief on this site at least can't we just celebrate this win and be happy without the thread being highjacked with yet more Remain comments sullying the joy of the fans and the efforts of the team? As to what "56 years of pain" has to do with WWI and WWII I don't understand as it refers to the last time an England team won a major football competition.
No, it has nothing whatsoever to do with Brexit, and my posting was not intended as such. More an observation of the psyche of the UK, mainly popular print media.
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 09:47
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
The nonsense about the "56 years of pain" etc etc is just another example of how the British media at least loves nothing better that refighting WW1 and more especially WW2 against the "fork tailed "enemy; I hope the majority of the UK population has moved on somewhat.
The '56 years' isn't even correct, unless you assume the pain began on the day the cup was won.
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post

The nonsense about the "56 years of pain" etc etc is just another example of how the British media at least loves nothing better that refighting WW1 and more especially WW2 against the "fork tailed "enemy; I hope the majority of the UK population has moved on somewhat.
I don't think the German Women's team has experienced as much pain as the Brits, they've won 8 out of the 13 women's Euro tournaments as well as 2 World Cups. It may be more accurately described for them as "56 weeks of pain". Add that to the men's team achievements and Germany has won 16 major football tournaments between England's two victories (1966 and yesterday).

It's also quite hilarious how the British media concentrate on their main rivals being the Germans. Most Germans consider the Dutch or Italians their biggest rivals, they couldn't care less about England.
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 10:44
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Most Germans consider the Dutch or Italians their biggest rivals, they couldn't care less about England.
Until yesterday.............
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Not in any way 'proper' football. No rolling about and crying when breathed upon from 5 metres; or harassing the referee at every decision. Very amateurish and almost sporting.

But waaay more entertaining and fun to watch!

Congrats the cats...

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Old 1st Aug 2022, 11:04
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A very enjoyable match, with plenty of squeaky bum time. I thought they were evenly matched and of course absolute delight that England came out on top. So they can stop the 'it's coming home' rubbish now, it's here and, let's face it, it's a lot more than our (current) men's team will ever do.

Also interesting reading the comparisons in the press with the men's Euro Final last year and the shameful scenes then. No arrests, no drunkenness, no threats, no violence, no anti-social behaviour, no racist or homophobic abuse yesterday, just plenty of people out to watch a football match and cheer their team on -whichever side it was. No wonder there are plenty of comments about 'it's not proper football'. Well, give me a choice between the two and I think I'd go with the ladies; at least you'd feel safe taking the kiddies.
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 11:38
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Was there any comment from the BBC on the lack of diversity amongst the German team ?
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 11:56
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Was there any comment from the BBC on the lack of diversity amongst the German team ?
Wouldn't surprise me if they managed to find a "talking head" from somewhere who would tick that box for them.
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Not in any way 'proper' football. No rolling about and crying when breathed upon from 5 metres; or harassing the referee at every decision. Very amateurish and almost sporting.

But waaay more entertaining and fun to watch!

Congrats the cats...

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No toxic crowd, no homophobia. Just a wonderful sporting event. Edge of the seat final. Loved it. Whole tournament in fact.
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And the pictures showed clearly there was diversity in the England squad despite what people were moaning about last week. It's not just the 11 on the pitch and those on the subs bench.

It took the ref a while to realise the physicality was generally being dished out by the German players, perhaps a little too influenced by the men's game.
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Old 1st Aug 2022, 15:33
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Was there any comment from the BBC on the lack of diversity amongst the German team ?
A player with a father from Togo and a mother from Ghana isn't diverse enough for you ?
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Very impressed with the whole thing. Very well done all.
Shame the opponents had to look so dour last evening. And in front of so many watching around the world. Young.... I know but they should have been rehearsed on how to behave if things did not go their way. The Americans do not......do loosing well in public. They do not accommodate second place..
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Bearing in mind how often English male footballers have lost in large tournaments, and have cried I did not think they did that bad, especially when they had been unlucky enough to lose their captain just before the match who was the joint top scorer in the competition, so a bit of a lose there. As you admit they were a young team, and they will undoubtedly be back.
I watched the game here in Munich with a mixed group of Europeans including some Brits, one of whom apparently is a referee in the Premiership, and the general consensus was that England were lucky to win, but rode their luck. Anyway wrong shaped ball for me (and I support Scotland for my sins) but it was interesting to observe the difference between the final last year and the one last night with regards to the amount of trouble and arrests. I know which one I would rather attend, as others have said.

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