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He wouldn't even let her attend the trial, that�s not rating a player that�s just not giving them an opportunity, and that is BS (in my opinion).

It is not just this team that frustrates me, its other girls that have never been given an opportunity, and those that have been asked to move north and when they haven't its the end of their national selection. Most of this obviously parochialism but I also think we have such a small population/player base that the last thing we need to do is not look at players just because of where the live. And while I'm drifting off topic wtf is with canning the National League for an U19 league with 3 overage players?

Right I'm stopping myself here before I blow a valve and go completely off topic.

 

I still hope the girls do well

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http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=1284745.html#kiwis+seek+maintain+momentum

Sky have been advertising that they have coverage.

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playing warm up games in Miami:
 
August 28
U-17 International Friendly
New Zealand v Korea Republic
Miami, USA
7.30pm local time (11.30am, August 29 NZT
 
 
and
 

August 31
U-17 International Friendly
New Zealand v Republic of Ireland
Miami, USA
4pm local time (8am, September 1 NZT)

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Thanks for the update. Every player in the squad got game time
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Young Football Ferns 1 Republic of Ireland 2

August 31
U-17 International Women's Friendly

New Zealand 1 (Evie Millynn 25) Republic of Ireland 2 Siobhan Killen 37, Rebecca Kearney 86)
Halftime: 1-1

 
Good to see a local girl getting a goal
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Tuesday (tomorrow) 10:45am on SS1 coverage of NZ U-17's first game against Venezuela.
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Venezuela has the world's longest anthem...

Come on New Zealand!
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Well thats a good start so far, the young ones showing our older teams that passing football is within our abilities and the long ball sh*te is a waste of time. NZ looking the better side so far.
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New Zealand goal! 1-0. Kate Loye pops in a rebound from a cross. We're totally dominant. Footpaul2010-09-07 11:16:26
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That Pattison girl is quality. The whole side is showing a lot more composure than most New Zealand sides do on the ball.
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The team trying to play quality football is leading 1-0 and its a NZ side. Love it. Venezuela are rattled and fouling us all the time.
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I love this, we look great. Fingers crossed for the rest of the game
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Sounds like we're playing well. Good stuff.
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We honestly deserve to be 2 or more goals up
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1-1 what an amazing goal for Venezuela against the run of play
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sh*t. There's the equaliser. Nice goal, but totally against the run of play. Fantastic strike actually, but bugger.

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Olivia Chance is causing Venezuela a fair few problems
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Some of these long shots are a tad too optimistic!
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35' A player from New Zealand sees his effort hit the target.
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All the flair, clever turns, tricks and clever passing coming from NZ, Venezuela living on the counter attack and long ball. If our coaches believe in our players we can actually play quality football. Love what Im watching. Scoreline totally unfair.
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I think women's football has come a long way in a short time. I remember watching the U17 WC four years back, and while the girls played really well for the most part, their shots on goal lacked venom. Whether it is technique or strength, judging from the last 45 minutes, the girls have much more power in their shots and clearances.

They're also playing with a lot more composure and the passing and ball control is much higher. Now just to get back in front in this game!
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Stack wrote:
All the flair, clever turns, tricks and clever passing coming from NZ, Venezuela living on the counter attack and long ball. If our coaches believe in our players we can actually play quality football. Love what Im watching. Scoreline totally unfair.


It must be backwards day!

60% possession to us at half time.
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Footpaul wrote:

Stack wrote:
All the flair, clever turns, tricks and clever passing coming from NZ, Venezuela living on the counter attack and long ball. If our coaches believe in our players we can actually play quality football. Love what Im watching. Scoreline totally unfair.
It must be backwards day!60% possession to us at half time.


Love it, hope our other international coaches are taking notes.
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With the way Venezuela are fouling and diving in it might be an idea to get the ball to players feet in the box.
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Seriously the quality of our passing and movement is 1st class. Hope the girls get what they deserve out of this game. they deserve a win here.
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Stack wrote:
Seriously the quality of our passing and movement is 1st class. Hope the girls get what they deserve out of this game. they deserve a win here.
fully agree, im so glad im skipping uni for this
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some tired passes showing up now. Still some great movement though
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Venezuela still relying on long through balls
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Thats just totally against the run of play, 2-1 down.
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That sucks. We've been by far the better team. Football is not always fair, this is certainly one of those occasions.

Let's get back in there girls!
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Dudley-Smith will score, she will run Venezuela ragged
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