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(CBC)   Overcoming adversity and being decisively outplayed by the French, the Canadian women's soccer team scores the Bronze winning goal on their only decent scoring chance at the 92nd mark   (cbc.ca) divider line 76
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2012-08-09 01:39:28 PM  
And the fan is going wild!...


/zzzzzz
 
2012-08-09 02:46:05 PM  
Yes, but how many heads were stomped in this game?
 
2012-08-09 02:47:33 PM  
Ah yes, that head-stomping, whining-about-the-rules-being-enforced, whaaaambulance adversity.
 
2012-08-09 02:53:13 PM  
As a Canucklehead, I have but one thing to say, eh?

p.twimg.com
 
2012-08-09 02:53:13 PM  
 
2012-08-09 02:59:41 PM  

SubBass49: Ah yes, that head-stomping, whining-about-the-rules-being-enforced, whaaaambulance adversity.


Yeah, after the crap they pulled against the US Women, and the crap they pulled in the media after the game, how anyone can root for Canada in futbol la femme is beyond me. Well, I guess they were playing farking France, but still...
 
2012-08-09 03:00:54 PM  
After watching the Canada v USA game, I was rooting for Canada in this match. But they really didn't play like they deserved it. Glad they won, but the French really deserved the win. Oh well, that's soccer for ya.
 
2012-08-09 03:07:11 PM  

Mr_H: After watching the Canada v USA game, I was rooting for Canada in this match. But they really didn't play like they deserved it. Glad they won, but the French really deserved the win. Oh well, that's soccer for ya.


not only the above but the kiss your sister round, 3 weeks from now no one outside of the people involved will remember who got bronze.
 
2012-08-09 03:19:28 PM  
Sweet victory with a heaping side order of sour grapes.
 
2012-08-09 03:21:40 PM  

farbekrieg: Mr_H: After watching the Canada v USA game, I was rooting for Canada in this match. But they really didn't play like they deserved it. Glad they won, but the French really deserved the win. Oh well, that's soccer for ya.

not only the above but the kiss your sister round, 3 weeks from now no one outside of the people involved will remember who got bronze.


...or the Gold.
 
2012-08-09 03:34:08 PM  

Decillion: farbekrieg: Mr_H: After watching the Canada v USA game, I was rooting for Canada in this match. But they really didn't play like they deserved it. Glad they won, but the French really deserved the win. Oh well, that's soccer for ya.

not only the above but the kiss your sister round, 3 weeks from now no one outside of the people involved will remember who got bronze.

...or the Gold.


Im not a huge soccer fan but im pretty sure i remember the mens and wimmenz gold winners for the last 3 or so olympics, and it seems highly likely someone will mention it the next time the olympics roll around, bronze winners... not so much

/yes i get sarcasm, it's just my sarcasm meter is busted
 
2012-08-09 03:44:51 PM  

farbekrieg: Im not a huge soccer fan but im pretty sure i remember the mens and wimmenz gold winners for the last 3 or so olympics, and it seems highly likely someone will mention it the next time the olympics roll around, bronze winners... not so much


You're in the minority. You're a pretty big soccer fan by American standards if you know that.

/I know Japan won the last WWC only because they mentioned it in the coverage about the final
 
2012-08-09 03:47:50 PM  

Scrotastic Method: SubBass49: Ah yes, that head-stomping, whining-about-the-rules-being-enforced, whaaaambulance adversity.

Yeah, after the crap they pulled against the US Women, and the crap they pulled in the media after the game, how anyone can root for Canada in futbol la femme is beyond me. Well, I guess they were playing farking France, but still...


Yes, I guess telling the truth about a completely bs call that led to the tying goal is wrong these days...

//Cheering for Canada
// And Japan
 
2012-08-09 03:49:47 PM  
No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...
 
2012-08-09 03:54:20 PM  

IAmRight: farbekrieg: Im not a huge soccer fan but im pretty sure i remember the mens and wimmenz gold winners for the last 3 or so olympics, and it seems highly likely someone will mention it the next time the olympics roll around, bronze winners... not so much

You're in the minority. You're a pretty big soccer fan by American standards if you know that.

/I know Japan won the last WWC only because they mentioned it in the coverage about the final


Damn its all that foriegn exposure from living overseas, but on the other hand I can now tell all you fungy glernsperners to go back to your armoured wankerball
 
2012-08-09 04:01:38 PM  

edgesrealm: Scrotastic Method: SubBass49: Ah yes, that head-stomping, whining-about-the-rules-being-enforced, whaaaambulance adversity.

Yeah, after the crap they pulled against the US Women, and the crap they pulled in the media after the game, how anyone can root for Canada in futbol la femme is beyond me. Well, I guess they were playing farking France, but still...

Yes, I guess telling the truth about a completely bs call that led to the tying goal is wrong these days...

//Cheering for Canada
// And Japan


Which completely BS call? The blatant Handling call, or the obvious Delay call against their goalie (for which she'd already been warned several times)? Because we can balance them out with the refs-didn't-see-it violence the Canadians were doing (head-stomping, punching and the like) to try and "win." Hey, if you're outskilled and outclassed, try to rough them up, right? How'd that work for you.
 
2012-08-09 04:14:10 PM  

Scrotastic Method: edgesrealm: Scrotastic Method: SubBass49: Ah yes, that head-stomping, whining-about-the-rules-being-enforced, whaaaambulance adversity.

Yeah, after the crap they pulled against the US Women, and the crap they pulled in the media after the game, how anyone can root for Canada in futbol la femme is beyond me. Well, I guess they were playing farking France, but still...

Yes, I guess telling the truth about a completely bs call that led to the tying goal is wrong these days...

//Cheering for Canada
// And Japan

Which completely BS call? The blatant Handling call, or the obvious Delay call against their goalie (for which she'd already been warned several times)? Because we can balance them out with the refs-didn't-see-it violence the Canadians were doing (head-stomping, punching and the like) to try and "win." Hey, if you're outskilled and outclassed, try to rough them up, right? How'd that work for you.


Oh please. Let's not get to over the top shall we? First of all if that ref consistently calls holding the ball to long by the goaltender then I say good for her. It's a good call by someone with the integrity to follow and enforce the rules. However, if this was the first time she calls it then it is a B.S. call. I'm not that familiar with her track record.
Second, I only briefly saw the hand ball call. I can't find any video of it, but it appeared to me to be completely unintentional as it deflected from her arm. That is a bad call.
As for the head stomping accusation. It's just completely absurd. Tancredi does not appear to even take her eye from the ball - she trips up on the shoulder and her foot comes down on the head. Jesus, she barely even lifts her leg. I think she had better things to worry about than kicking someone in the head and understandably so.
 
2012-08-09 04:17:18 PM  

Scrotastic Method: edgesrealm: Scrotastic Method: SubBass49: Ah yes, that head-stomping, whining-about-the-rules-being-enforced, whaaaambulance adversity.

Yeah, after the crap they pulled against the US Women, and the crap they pulled in the media after the game, how anyone can root for Canada in futbol la femme is beyond me. Well, I guess they were playing farking France, but still...

Yes, I guess telling the truth about a completely bs call that led to the tying goal is wrong these days...

//Cheering for Canada
// And Japan

Which completely BS call? The blatant Handling call, or the obvious Delay call against their goalie (for which she'd already been warned several times)? Because we can balance them out with the refs-didn't-see-it violence the Canadians were doing (head-stomping, punching and the like) to try and "win." Hey, if you're outskilled and outclassed, try to rough them up, right? How'd that work for you.


Not too badly. They came close against a heavily favoured team. Get to play the martyr after being screwed by the refs. Squeezed out a medal after some previous disappointing tournaments. The team leader is now a national hero and will carry the flag at the closing. They raised the profile for the women's game in Canada. Worked out nicely, thank you.

/Knight in white.
 
2012-08-09 04:18:44 PM  

change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...


cry some moar or better yet tell the French they deserve the bronze b/c Canada scored their goal at the last minute
 
2012-08-09 04:20:51 PM  

Rwa2play: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

cry some moar or better yet tell the French they deserve the bronze b/c Canada scored their goal at the last minute


Nah, I'll just ignore you because you're an idiot.
 
2012-08-09 04:23:09 PM  

change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...


Hey man we're in a recession! We're just doing our part by increasing the availability of our chief export!
 
2012-08-09 04:24:26 PM  

damnproud1388: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

Hey man we're in a recession! We're just doing our part by increasing the availability of our chief export!


An ignore and a favourite, this is a great thread so far!
 
2012-08-09 04:26:47 PM  
I'm Canadian, I thought our womens team were classless whiners and they were lucky Sinclair and a few others weren't suspended for this match. The calls may have been 'cheap' but those are the rules. This was not the 2007 Gold Cup fiasco the media and players tried to make it out to be.

Think the ref's call cost you the game? Then you didn't do enough to win in the first place. Also, not allowing 4 goals might have been a good idea.
 
2012-08-09 04:28:42 PM  

change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...


It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)
 
2012-08-09 04:34:50 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)


It will be... Oh yes, one day it will be.
 
2012-08-09 04:37:01 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)


Exactly...should've gone with a "Welcome to Fark" myself
 
2012-08-09 04:38:06 PM  

Decillion: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)

It will be... Oh yes, one day it will be.


Shh, don't reveal the plan too early, just let them keep on drinking their 'beer'
 
2012-08-09 04:40:10 PM  

change1211: damnproud1388: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

Hey man we're in a recession! We're just doing our part by increasing the availability of our chief export!

An ignore and a favourite, this is a great thread so far!


It'll be a short thread. Americans don't care about any game that doesn't involve them so I don't think there'll be a lot of comments.

Serious question though for those in the soccer know. I caught the last 10 minutes of the US-Japan match today and the american goalkeeper had the ball on the ground. (US up by one) I started counting as she got to her feet...now they cut away to a replay of a near goal and when they came back she had the ball on the ground and was just kicking it forward, after I got to 13.

My question is, given the 6 second rule that Canada got penalized for, when does the 6 seconds stop? Is it when she releases the ball from her hands (either pitching it ahead, or placing it on the turf in front of her) or is it when she moves the ball forward?

I don't really know enough about soccer to say whether that should have been a free kick, or a warning or whatever, I just thought it would have been ironic if the Americans got the same call against that they got for them when they played Canada.
 
2012-08-09 04:40:56 PM  

change1211: Decillion: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)

It will be... Oh yes, one day it will be.

Shh, don't reveal the plan too early, just let them keep on drinking their 'beer'


I sincerely hope that you're not implying that all Americans are satisfied with "beer" like Budweiser instead of a Molson Canadian or Labatt Blue.
 
2012-08-09 04:41:03 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)


It's also not Fark.us, a .com url is an international TLD.
 
2012-08-09 04:44:24 PM  

devioustrevor: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)

It's also not Fark.us, a .com url is an international TLD.


Fark.US redirects to Fark.COM
 
2012-08-09 04:50:40 PM  

Scrotastic Method: SubBass49: Ah yes, that head-stomping, whining-about-the-rules-being-enforced, whaaaambulance adversity.

Yeah, after the crap they pulled against the US Women, and the crap they pulled in the media after the game, how anyone can root for Canada in futbol la femme is beyond me. Well, I guess they were playing farking France, but still...


The French owe that game to the Canadians.

And Americans.

And British.

They owe a lot of things to a lot of people.

Anyways, good job, hosers who wear hosiery. Gave us here in the States a hell of a match, and beat the team that the Anglosphere has contempt for.
 
2012-08-09 04:51:28 PM  
Not surprising, I thought the French outplayed the Japanese for very long stretches of their semi game. Just could not finish any of their chances at all.

// there was an awful PK attempt too
 
2012-08-09 05:04:06 PM  
Also I would like to say that the Cdn ladies did pretty awesome considering they finished dead last in the World Cup last year. New coach is definately earning his salary.

Might even be tempted to go see a game when the World Cup comes here in 2015.
 
2012-08-09 05:06:04 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: devioustrevor: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)

It's also not Fark.us, a .com url is an international TLD.

Fark.US redirects to Fark.COM


You know how I know you've never entered Fark.ru into your browser bar?
 
2012-08-09 05:08:55 PM  

ReluctantPaladin: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: devioustrevor: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

It's Fark.COM not Fark.CA ;)

It's also not Fark.us, a .com url is an international TLD.

Fark.US redirects to Fark.COM

You know how I know you've never entered Fark.ru into your browser bar?


No mention was made of Fark.ru, just Fark.us. Now that you mention it, I haven't but I just did and....wow....some great single ladies over on GreatLove.ru! I think I'll sign up!
 
2012-08-09 05:14:48 PM  

NutznGum: I'm Canadian, I thought our womens team were classless whiners and they were lucky Sinclair and a few others weren't suspended for this match. The calls may have been 'cheap' but those are the rules. This was not the 2007 Gold Cup fiasco the media and players tried to make it out to be.

Think the ref's call cost you the game? Then you didn't do enough to win in the first place. Also, not allowing 4 goals might have been a good idea.


Hell, if they call the head stomp it's not even as close as it was. That should have been a red card.
 
2012-08-09 05:16:57 PM  
Oh get over it, Canada. Referees don't decide games. Perhaps if you had more than just one player on your team (Sinclair), you could have won. The US was down and came back, each time, and they scored with 30 seconds in extra time...by fighting and not giving up, though they were all VERY tired.

And I agree with the unprofessional physical by Canada, especially Tancredi. She should have been carded early on.
 
2012-08-09 05:32:35 PM  
Mia Hamm couldn't hold a finger to Christine Sinclair, sorry Americheats. You may have the gold, but we have the GOAT
 
2012-08-09 05:33:42 PM  

ReluctantPaladin: change1211: damnproud1388: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

Serious question though for those in the soccer know. I caught the last 10 minutes of the US-Japan match today and the american goalkeeper had the ball on the ground. (US up by one) I started counting as she got to her feet...now they cut away to a replay of a near goal and when they came back she had the ball on the ground and was just kicking it forward, after I got to 13.

My question is, given the 6 second rule that Canada got penalized for, when does the 6 seconds stop? Is it when she releases the ball from her hands (either pitching it ahead, or placing it on the turf in front of her) or is it when she moves the ball forward?

I don't really know enough about soccer to say whether that should have been a free kick, or a warning or whatever, I just thought it would have been ironic if the Americans got the same call against that they got for them when they played Canada.


Noticed the same thing. Have the same question.
 
2012-08-09 05:33:56 PM  

reverend maynard: Second, I only briefly saw the hand ball call. I can't find any video of it, but it appeared to me to be completely unintentional as it deflected from her arm. That is a bad call.


Here's a video. She clearly raises her arm up to meet the ball. That's going to result in a deliberate call 99% of the time.
 
2012-08-09 05:34:46 PM  

fastfxr: Oh get over it, Canada. Referees don't decide games. Perhaps if you had more than just one player on your team (Sinclair), you could have won. The US was down and came back, each time, and they scored with 30 seconds in extra time...by fighting and not giving up, though they were all VERY tired.

And I agree with the unprofessional physical by Canada, especially Tancredi. She should have been carded early on.



The entire American team should have been yellow carded for all the diving they did that match. Pathetic sorry excuse for womens soccer that game was. Sinclair stood on her head and scored a hat trick trying to keep Canada ahead and the Americans hated it so much they wouldn't stop screaming in the refs ear the entire match.
 
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2012-08-09 05:36:30 PM  
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2012-08-09 05:40:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: reverend maynard: Second, I only briefly saw the hand ball call. I can't find any video of it, but it appeared to me to be completely unintentional as it deflected from her arm. That is a bad call.

Here's a video. She clearly raises her arm up to meet the ball. That's going to result in a deliberate call 99% of the time.


Ooh, yeah, that elbow is up. Not gonna get away with that.
 
2012-08-09 05:43:33 PM  

BudTheSpud: Mia Hamm couldn't hold a finger to Christine Sinclair, sorry Americheats. You may have the gold, but we have the GOAT


Good for you.
 
2012-08-09 05:46:47 PM  

Anonimoose On the Loose: ReluctantPaladin: change1211: damnproud1388: change1211: No shortage of Americans being assholes in here I see. Not really a surprise...

Serious question though for those in the soccer know. I caught the last 10 minutes of the US-Japan match today and the american goalkeeper had the ball on the ground. (US up by one) I started counting as she got to her feet...now they cut away to a replay of a near goal and when they came back she had the ball on the ground and was just kicking it forward, after I got to 13.

My question is, given the 6 second rule that Canada got penalized for, when does the 6 seconds stop? Is it when she releases the ball from her hands (either pitching it ahead, or placing it on the turf in front of her) or is it when she moves the ball forward?

I don't really know enough about soccer to say whether that should have been a free kick, or a warning or whatever, I just thought it would have been ironic if the Americans got the same call against that they got for them when they played Canada.

Noticed the same thing. Have the same question.


It's kind of subjective, but the counting stops when she starts the motion to release the ball 99% of the time (punt or throw). When I was a ref, I started counting when they got control of the ball, either on the ground or in the air. You're not allowed to just lay on the ball for awhile and get up when you feel like it. The parts of the game I saw today the US keeper had the ball for longer than 6 seconds, which is not uncommon, but it wasn't uncontested for that long. Basically the 6 second rule is gonna be violated a large percentage of the time, but it's not grossly over run. 8 seconds is common, but 10 is really, really pushing it. The canadian keeper was at 16+ 3 different times when she wasn't crowded around by US players. If you're not making an effort to release the ball, the ref is going to notice. The center should have warned her earlier, and frankly, should have warned/cautioned/penalized her after the 2nd occurrence.
 
2012-08-09 05:50:34 PM  

First off Congrats to Canada for its silver medal in Ladys soccer.

second off, Each call is subjective and can be seen many ways by many different people. That is why we have refs. Its there job to choose what is right and what is wrong. If they miss a call

they miss a call. If they think it was a hand ball, it was a hand ball. Its part of the game. The end goal is to end up with more points than the other team.
 
2012-08-09 05:50:54 PM  
Huge effort for our Sisters to the north. Well done. While I will agree that Sinclair is a phenomenal class act, Tancredi is a brute, and apparently an asshole to boot.
 
2012-08-09 05:52:43 PM  
Suck it, Canadian women's soccer team. Please? I'll buy dinner.
 
2012-08-09 06:02:05 PM  

BudTheSpud: Mia Hamm couldn't hold a finger to Christine Sinclair, sorry Americheats. You may have the gold, but we have the GOAT


You're not serious, are you? I think her 158 international goals is pretty hard to beat.
 
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