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    There will be complaints from Hove and fatwas from Bradford no doubt.

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    Skysports aren't shy in showing her excitement.





    Can you imagine if 56 years of hurt finally ends… at Wembley…. against Germany. And it’s the women - who weren’t even allowed to play when England last won anything - who finally bring football Home. What a story.

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    I'm already sick of the news and people falling over themselves to outdo each other to lavish praise at every available opportunity, lets hope its another 56 years of hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Skysports aren't shy in showing her excitement.
    Some producer at the beeb clearly had a semi, judging by the super-slomo of those mammaries bouncing around the pitch.

    It was like two little puppies fighting under a blanket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    I'm already sick of the news, lets hope its another 56 years of hurt
    Is there any sunshine left at all in your life.

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    they certainly dont like it up'em.


    As the German football team licks its wounds following its defeat at Wembley, at least some of the disappointment is being channelled into speculation as to whether the team was fairly treated, even maybe defrauded of victory. In particular there is discussion over whether the referees overlooked what is being referred to as a “clear case of handball” in the 25th minute of the match. Fury spills out of the tabloid Bild. Under the headline: ‘Anger over the Scandal Referees’ the paper writes, it was “clear to see that the England player, Leah Williamson played the ball at shoulder height, with her hand”.

    It accuses the referee Kateryna Monzul, of failing to view it as a handball, whilst the video referees Paolo Valeri and Pol van Bockel, came to the joint conclusion that it was not a punishable move, “So they did not even check the scene!” Bild declares.

    The tabloid confronted Monzul about her decision after the match, with the question: “What happened in the 25th minute with England’s handball?” Monzul, it said, “shrugged her shoulders and stretched her arms out wide in an apologetic way and left. No explanation.”

    The tabloid then proceeded to confront Valeri after the end of the match in the Mixed Zone. His response, it said: “Non posso dire niente, mi dispiace” - or “I can’t say anything, I’m sorry”. Bild interprets this more bluntly in German as: “Sorry, I’ve been muzzled”.

    It accuses British press of refusing to even discuss the issue.

    Later in a widely broadcast media interview, Germany’s trainer Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, was also critical of the decision: “At this level in a final of the European Championships something like this should not happen,” she said. “I would like for there to be a discussion about this. But what I don’t want is that it is overlooked.”

    In a separate commentary, Bild goes so far as to compare what it calls the “fraudulent” outcome, with the Wembley defeat of Germany’s men to England at the 1966 World Cup.

    Germany is crying with our football women, and is annoyed about this new Wembley fraud! With this 1:2 defeat after an extension, we have been defrauded again almost 56 years after the scandal around the Wembley goal,” it writes.

    Spiegel referred to the “commotion which reigned in connection with a hand ball” which it said might have turned the game in Germany’s favour. It quoted Voss-Tecklenburg as graciously saying that whilst Germany should have been granted a penalty kick, in her opinion, England was a worthy victor after the 120 minute match. “They played themselves into the hearts of many people,” she said.

    Die Zeit said it was clear that the match “could have ended differently, had the referee, Kateryna Monsul, recognised Leah Williamson’s handball in the 25th minute. According to the rulebook it should have led to a penalty kick, maybe even a red card. But neither the referee who is anyway normally rather overwhelmed, nor her video assistants wanted to admit they had seen anything. Which led to quite a discussion afterwards.”

    Meanwhile, Germany is unsurprisingly already looking to next year’s World Cup to get its revenge.

    the guardian.
    what's the german for schadenfreude?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Is there any sunshine left at all in your life.
    lots, there will be more and mirth in Nov and Dec when we'll get treated to your fake oirish blarney all the way through the footie WC cheering Eng on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    all the way through the footie WC cheering Eng
    All the way to the bottom of their group?

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    The louts.


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    The Germans need to get a grip and learn how to lose a game
    You can tell a lot about a country by the way it loses an important football match. From Germany we see contemptible arrogance




    1 August 2022 • 1:08pm
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    Ukrainian referee Kateryna Monzul (2nd R) separates England's midfielder Jill Scott (L) and Germany's midfielder Sydney Lohmann (2nd L) during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final football match between England and Germany

    ‘No question, women won,” declared Der Tagesspiegel this morning. “You can have excitement and class without millionaires on the pitch, without berating fans and players’ wives with make-up tips.” Too true. Who didn’t enjoy the final Women’s Euros more than the men’s because the players weren’t diving and squealing for penalties all the time, and the fans weren’t rampaging through the turnstiles and sticking flares up their backsides?

    But I’m not quite sure that the message has quite got through to German manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, who showed that female coaches can bleat just as much as their male counterparts. “There was a situation at 0-0 when there was a clear handball in the box and VAR looked at it and didn’t award the penalty,” she moaned at Sunday night’s press conference. “In such a big game, it’s difficult to cope with that. I’m asking, why didn’t the referee look at it? That would have given us more safety if we'd scored…. If it had happened to England I wouldn’t have been happy either.”

    Oh, do give it up before you turn into Jose Mourinho. True, German footballers, their coaches and fans don’t have as much practice as English ones when it comes to being magnanimous in defeat, but arguing with the Video Assistant Referee isn’t a great advertisement for women’s football. What would Voss-Tecklenburg prefer? That decisions be taken out of the hands of technology and put in the hands of jury of German fans?

    She wasn’t the only one. Bild reporter Henning Feindt tweeted: “And again Wembley cheats – in spite of VAR! The DFB didn’t deserve that!” It seems he still hasn’t got over Geoff Hurst’s second goal in 1966, which a Russian linesman ruled had crossed the line. Someone is still suffering 56 years of hurt.

    Let’s face it, Germany’s players and fans have become so used to success that they have a sense of entitlement to victory. When it doesn’t happen – such as when the man’s side were knocked out at the group stage of the 2018 World Cup after their goalkeeper decided he wasn’t needed against South Korea’s attack and he’d rather go up and try to get his name on the scoresheet instead – it isn’t just a lost match; it’s a national calamity. That time, too, VAR was damned, for spotting that a South Korean player was not offside when he scored the country’s first goal.

    How different from England fans, who were still able, grudgingly, to admit Diego Maradonna’s genius even when he had put them out of the World Cup by thumping the ball in the net with his fist. There was the infamous refereeing error in England’s knock-out game against Germany in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup when England were denied a goal even though the ball had clearly crossed the line. But did we bleat endlessly about it? On the contrary, we chose instead to bleat about our own feeble effort – we lost 4-1.

    You can tell a lot about a country by the way it loses an important football match. In England, it sparks a fit of self-loathing, drunkenness and violence. When Colombia were knocked out of the 1994 World Cup it led to the swift assassination of the unfortunate defender, Andreas Escobar, who scored an own goal. In Germany it seems to give rise to shock and incomprehension that the country’s team is not uber alles after all – accompanied by a belief that it could only have happened via some underhand conspiracy.

    The rise of the women’s game gives football a chance to get away from all this and create a more civilised attitude towards what is, after all, only a game. On this showing I fear it is only a matter of time before, like the men’s game, it descends into one long brawl over a pig’s bladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    The Germans need to get a grip and learn how to lose a game
    You can tell a lot about a country by the way it loses an important football match. From Germany we see contemptible arrogance
    Oh, do stop being such a sexpest prick - she was talking about an instance when it was 0-0 . . .

    Ah yes, 'learn how to lose a game' like England is famous for



    Beating up Italian fans after losing . . .


    Anyway, well done the ladies, ignore the dickheads trying to change the tune. Well played.


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