Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bronze for England Ladies

So, 1-0 was the tight score line against South Africa. I think it is interesting to note that the top ranked teams are closing in on each other, especially in the women's game.

A year ago we perhaps wouldn't have included New Zealand and England in the faster developers, now we do.

Next year will be very interesting for the England women's team, with a Champions Trophy in the Netherlands and a European Championships in Germany - both very exciting prospects for the ladies.

Possibly there was a few tired England players out there, 3 top international tournaments in as many months is a big ask of players.

I'm glad that some of the players don't feel satisfied with a bronze this time round. I remember back to Melbourne when we'd scrapped through a penalty shoot out with New Zealand and the feeling was bronze was the best we could have hoped for.

Now it is much, much more.
Above: Me and guy from Melbourne radio who was going to different events at the Commonwealth Games to support Australia.
Above: My first tiger in India! This is the mascot of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he did one lap at half time and decided he couldn't take the 40'C heat!

Above: Chloe Rogers gets her second Commonwealth bronze medal from Dame Kelly Holmes.

Above: Australia celebrate winning gold again
Above: Australia and New Zealand players walk around the pitch at the end of the final

Above: Marion Seymour and flag!

We have England Men in action tomorrow and I have a ticket for the India v Australia final!

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