I went to see the England Women’s Football team play at the weekend.They are currently ranked 12th in the world, so I wondered if they were worth that position…The game was held at a local lower division ground just 20 minutes away from my home, so I thought I’d go and watch. There were just under 4,000 people there, which is not bad for the England Women. It’s a good indication of where the game stands development-wise, but more of that later..The match was against Northern Ireland, a qualifier for a future tournament.So, were England any good? Well, they were ok.Defensively they didn’t get put under much pressure, but when they did, the organisation seemed a bit lacking, and they made mistakes which will get punished when they play better teams.Attacking wise they did create chances, but again I would be worried by the lack of clinical finishing. That might sound a bit strange since the team won 4-0, but the first half was goalless, and Northern Ireland are ranked a good 60 places below England. One of the England goals was an Irish own goal, and the others came when the Irish were clearly tiring towards the end.I imagine… Read full this story
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