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amexer

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Aug 8, 2011
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Delighted they won but have just watched highlights and am sorry that was just joke football. Goodness knows what it was like between the 9 goals
 


Greg Bobkin

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Megan Walsh is hopeless. Utterly hopeless. She can make a good save if it's directly at her, but she's a very poor goalkeeper. The reality is that the goalkeeping standard is shocking in the women's game currently, with only a handful of reasonably competent goalkeepers.
I seem to remember this topic being addressed during the Euros and how, because women are, on average, shorter than men, there are more goals scored because the goalkeepers cannot cover as much of the goal. I think they were comparing Mendy and, possibly, Allison – who are above 6ft – with female goalies who are 5ft 7/8?

That obviously doesn't excuse all of the goals scored, but I thought it was an interesting point nonetheless.
 

hans kraay fan club

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I seem to remember this topic being addressed during the Euros and how, because women are, on average, shorter than men, there are more goals scored because the goalkeepers cannot cover as much of the goal. I think they were comparing Mendy and, possibly, Allison – who are above 6ft – with female goalies who are 5ft 7/8?

That obviously doesn't excuse all of the goals scored, but I thought it was an interesting point nonetheless.
Of course, there is a very valid argument that the women goalkeepers are the ones who are the 'correct height' for the goals, and the male ones are 'too big / tall'.

The dimensions of the goal have remained unchanged since the FA first decreed it to be 8 yards wide, in 1863, and 8 feet high in 1866.

Given that the average height of the male keepers at the time, would have been at most, in line with current female keepers, it follows that this is the 'correct' sized goal for them (and too small for the blokes).
 

jackanada

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Jul 19, 2011
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Women may be smaller, but they also can't kick the ball as hard so the goalie has more time to reach the ball.
Further while there may be a lack of Sanchez sized females Ryan sized isn't that unusual.
 

Swansman

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The "oh no, there's too many goals in the games" problem is a strange one.

With the odd exception, I find games that end 5-4 more entertaining than those that end 1-1.
 

jackalbion

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Aug 30, 2011
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That was probably the most stressful game I've watched live this season. I did have a feeling they could implode at any moment, Victoria Williams was at fault for a few goals. I don't want to dig her out after a win but she was poor. The rest of the team look pretty decent, going forward we were a delight yesterday, but at the back complete chaos. At least it got my goal tally up for the season, and it was important to bounce back from the 8-0 as we are usually much better than that.
 

Badger Boy

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Jan 28, 2016
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The goals are obviously too big for the women and should be proportioned appropriately. But I'm not saying Walsh is too small, or that the others are too small. I'm saying their technically very, very poor. Most of them seem to be very chaotic, unable to move their feet and generally the standard of goalkeeping is a long way off the quality in the rest of the pitch.

It reminds me a little bit of the Chinese Super League - when they had the crazy infusion of money into that league there were players all over the world wanting the money. But because China wanted to improve the national team, they banned foreign goalkeepers so that they could develop a higher standard of goalkeeper by ensuring every team had a Chinese keeper. It was an interesting idea - but not sure it really worked. I imagine that the women goalies will get better as the training becomes more and more professional, it will take a number of years but there should be a crop of quality keepers coming through over the next decade.
 

amexer

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The "oh no, there's too many goals in the games" problem is a strange one.

With the odd exception, I find games that end 5-4 more entertaining than those that end 1-1.
Didnt say anything about number of goals. Although so many of the goals were a farce the goals added to what was a very poor standard game. Maybe a look at a full recording would give me a better impression
 


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