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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Kent in 2019 Women's World Cup   
    During the 2012 Olympic qualification the US beat someone (Dominican Republic?) like 14-0 and there was a bit of this backlash but it was only really the coach who kept going wild after the first few goals, the players were much more toned down. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from admin in 2019 Women's World Cup   
    There didn't seem to be any of that in Nice yesterday (I was at the match), I think so far the only match with ticketing issues was the first one - a bunch of people had had their tickets re-issued and didn't know, so the tickets they printed weren't valid anymore and they had to go get new ones, but all of the other games (which lower attendances) seem to have gone fine. All they did say in the stadium yesterday was to please sit in the seat assigned by your ticket, but I'm not sure if they were breaking groups up if some of them weren't - it's easy to say if you show up to your seat in an empty stadium and a group of ten is filling that row that you should just move but if you have a group of 10 that all bought tickets to sit in that row, it becomes a problem. There were large groups (like an entire lower bowl section) of Scotland fans all sitting together and given our experience buying tickets either the Scottish FA somehow got them a section or some of those people just moved to sit there, so there's that. 
    As for the actual attendance yesterday, it seemed like at least 80% of the people there were from the UK, and another percentage other travelling fans - the local attendance seemed really low, a few youth teams if anything. 
    Also to note, FIFA organized a bunch of shuttles to and from the stadium, which became really the only way for anyone not driving to get there (the train had organized a special match day price and everything but was on strike) and the shuttles were easily the best-organized thing FIFA has ever pulled off, I was astonished. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from BenFisk'sBiggestFan in Canada vs Nigeria - Monday April 8   
    she....she played the entire first half.....
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from rkomar in 2019 Algarve Cup   
    She is there, she played in both of the first two games (in the central midfield, however).
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Vic in Jordyn Huitema   
    Mal Pugh didn't go through the draft because she wasn't eligible to declare for it when she decided to go pro (they only opened it up to pre-college grads this year). Nichelle Prince, Janine Beckie, and Rebecca Quinn and Kailen Sheridan all went through the draft and then were allocated and had their salaries paid by Canada Soccer (ditto for a bunch of American players - Emily Sonnett and Rose Lavelle were both drafted and subsidized in their draft years), so presumably Huitema would also have to declare. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Vic in Jordyn Huitema   
    She theoretically would have had to declare for the NWSL draft if she wanted to play in NWSL this year. (I say theoretically because the NWSL has never been one to enforce their own rules, but they changed the draft so that anyone who would be 18 during the season could declare, and say that if you're eligible and don't declare you can't sign until the end of the season.)
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from NickH in Jordyn Huitema   
    She theoretically would have had to declare for the NWSL draft if she wanted to play in NWSL this year. (I say theoretically because the NWSL has never been one to enforce their own rules, but they changed the draft so that anyone who would be 18 during the season could declare, and say that if you're eligible and don't declare you can't sign until the end of the season.)
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    carolynduthie reacted to Sam in Voyageurs in France - 2019 Women's World Cup   
    Note all pregame events will have wine and fancy cheese platters. 
    #CheeseAndWineTwentyOneNine
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Vic in Women's World Cup France 2019   
    This was released by Canada Soccer this morning https://canadasoccer.com/canada-begins-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019-campaign-with-two-matches-in-europe-followed-by-the-algarve-cup--p161993 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Robert in Would a 4 Nations Tournament fly in Canada?   
    They've already said they are intending to play in the Algarve Cup, the Algarve Cup teams haven't been announced yet, where on earth did you get this idea that Canada isn't playing a tournament in March? 
    Edit: The Australia Tournament, unless I've missed something, is South Korea, not England https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/18/australia-to-host-cup-of-nations-as-matildas-prepare-for-world-cup - so that makes England, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, among others...all those teams also don't have a March tournament booked yet, hope some of them can sneak into the Algarve Cup last minute too!  Or are you saying all of those teams aren't preparing for the WWC either? 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Olympique_de_Marseille in Would a 4 Nations Tournament fly in Canada?   
    My friend, look at the document in the link you yourself posted: "June 7 - July 7 - FIFA Women's World Cup - Release to national team:  14 days before the opening match. Release back to Clubs: the day after the team’s last mach in the tournament." Obviously the international break for teams in the WWC isn't just from the 10th to the 18th of June. Like, I'm sorry if Heiner-Moller didn't use the exact phrasing you prefer but he has four opportunities between now and the WWC in which he can bring together all of his team and play international friendlies where the clubs cannot withhold their players. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from admin in Would a 4 Nations Tournament fly in Canada?   
    The coach literally said they are planning to go to the Algarve- "There are four FIFA international breaks before the tournament and Heiner-Moller plans to use all of them, including a return to the Algarve Cup in Portugal."  https://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/canada-to-learn-womens-world-cup-first-round-foes-at-saturdays-draw-in-paris

    I suppose that could still fall through but I'd be surprised, given that Canada participated the last few years. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from NickH in Would a 4 Nations Tournament fly in Canada?   
    The coach literally said they are planning to go to the Algarve- "There are four FIFA international breaks before the tournament and Heiner-Moller plans to use all of them, including a return to the Algarve Cup in Portugal."  https://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/canada-to-learn-womens-world-cup-first-round-foes-at-saturdays-draw-in-paris

    I suppose that could still fall through but I'd be surprised, given that Canada participated the last few years. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from NickH in Should Christine Sinclair retire from the CWNT?   
    Look I don't want to dispute that Sinclair is a draw but there's a pretty necessary correlation does not equal causation warning here. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Blackdude in Should Christine Sinclair retire from the CWNT?   
    Look I don't want to dispute that Sinclair is a draw but there's a pretty necessary correlation does not equal causation warning here. 
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    carolynduthie reacted to Sam in Women's World Cup France 2019   
    A group of us are buying lots of tickets for the first two Canada games. So if you are interested in sitting with us hold off on buying these yourself and shoot me a message. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Kent in Will Canada Win The World Cup in 2019?   
    As Neil Davidson reported, Canada is planning to use every international break until the WWC - https://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/canada-to-learn-womens-world-cup-first-round-foes-at-saturdays-draw-in-paris. 
    "There are four FIFA international breaks before the tournament and Heiner-Moller plans to use all of them, including a return to the Algarve Cup in Portugal."
    The Algarve Cup is four games, and if they use the other three breaks that'd be a minimum of seven games, a maximum of ten. It's hard to know if they'll manage to schedule two friendlies for all three of the breaks, especially the one in January, given that it is in less than a month, but they do tend to schedule to play the same team a second time in a closed door friendly if they can only manage the one. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Vic in Women's World Cup France 2019   
    This bracket is wrong - FIFA changed it around yesterday when it was pointed out to them that it's not balanced (4/6 group winners are on the bottom half). Winner of Group E gets runner up of Group D, runner up from Group E gets runner up from Group F, so we only play the US if we both finish 2nd in our respective groups - it's fixed on the Wikipedia article now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_FIFA_Women's_World_Cup
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from rkomar in Women's World Cup France 2019   
    This bracket is wrong - FIFA changed it around yesterday when it was pointed out to them that it's not balanced (4/6 group winners are on the bottom half). Winner of Group E gets runner up of Group D, runner up from Group E gets runner up from Group F, so we only play the US if we both finish 2nd in our respective groups - it's fixed on the Wikipedia article now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_FIFA_Women's_World_Cup
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    carolynduthie reacted to ChrisinOrleans in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I live in Orléans and hit up Ottawa games about 5 - 6 times a year. 
    I'd rather them be in USL than a pub league with kids who played kick-the-ball once or twice in college or university. CanPL is looking worse and worse, and my original enthusiasm for both joining this forum and supporting the league is wavering daily.
    Also, CanPL has yet to offer messaging in French and their translation is even worse than the government auto-message you get on your phone when a storm is coming.  
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Kent in Bev Priestman becomes England Women assistant coach.   
    Not that I think things are all great and rosy but you're describing Jessie Fleming here, this is Jessie Fleming. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from Jith12 in Canada vs Brazil Sunday Sept 2nd in Ottawa   
    I don't know where Sandra got the info but I first saw it here and she's proven reliable. https://twitter.com/sprusina/status/1034469412412112896
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from rkomar in 2018 NWSL Season   
    The popular opinion of people slightly more connected to the team seems to be that they decided to do this now (vs. wait until the end of the season) because they're playing sort of their 'marquee' game of the season at Audi Field this weekend (as opposed to their regular field in the suburbs in Maryland) and had barely sold any tickets and figured this would give the public the sense that they were at least trying to do something about the fact that the team is terrible. (Not that this necessarily will work, the team didn't like, suddenly get better, and the tickets are pretty expensive, but it's an idea.)
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from BreadBoy in Bev Priestman becomes England Women assistant coach.   
    Not that I think things are all great and rosy but you're describing Jessie Fleming here, this is Jessie Fleming. 
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    carolynduthie got a reaction from paul-collins in Bev Priestman becomes England Women assistant coach.   
    Not that I think things are all great and rosy but you're describing Jessie Fleming here, this is Jessie Fleming. 
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