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We watching the same game ? HFX got dominated that half imo. Did they even register a shot ? I agree on Langwa tho. He’s a disaster.
People rave about Langwa but most of his tackles are a result of him losing the ball and having to sprint back ! The defence need to feed John and Simmons instead of hanging on to it. Some of the first touches by HfX defenders and forwards have been brutal
Balanced game after a half but cavalry still gets 2..williams with one of the saves of the season..langwa..get him out of there
Langwa over and over making bad decisions with the ball..
1. Female players are MUCH better now than they have ever been. And so are female refs. 2. VAR has already been used in England for men's matches (amid much controversy)! It isn't for backing up weak refs! 3. Officials work hard too. You could make the same argument with female players: let them compete with the men and they will make it if they are good enough. The reality is that if female officials have to always compete with the men, opportunities will be extremely limited. I'd support your POV if there were very few good female officials but that is clearly not the case.
Wouldnt be surprised if hfx gives cavalry their first loss
I don't think the officiating has been that great, but my opinion is informed as much by past officiating, say a certain game at the 2012 Olympics, as these particular matches. But we can disagree. On your second point, yes, I am totally taking the player's point of view. They work hard to get to this level and they deserve the best available officiating, not the best available female refereeing. I think perhaps the intrusiveness of the VAR is an attempt to back up some the less qualified officials. As to how female referees get top flight experience? By refereeing in top flight leagues. There are female assistant referees in the English Premier League. There is nothing stopping female referees from working anywhere, even a men's World Cup. I don't think the WWC should be a training ground for anyone. I know some of the English players agree, at least based on their comments regarding Super League officiating. Believe me, I want more women referees, I want my own daughter to referee, but the players deserve the best officiating possible and this rule prevents that.
Or the Titanics. Too bad we don't have pro/rel or I'd add a "going down..." song.
I think that overall the refs have been very good. Certainly not obviously worse that the refs at the men's World Cup, although those matches are harder to officiate. Pretty much all of the problems have been with VAR but I think more with policy rather than actual decisions. You are only looking at it from the players' point of view. They don't have to compete with the men. How do female officials gain top flight experience if not at the Women's World Cup? This is the pinnacle of the game for female players and I fully support it being the pinnacle of the game for female officials too.