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2015 WWC: It’s Award Time!

3 Jul

2660467_full-lndFIFA recently announced the shortlists for the three (3) major Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 award categories. These lists were created the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG). Why am I telling you this? It was the TSG which determined Messi was the best player and Neurer the best goalkeeper at last year’s World Cup. Uh huh. Still rolling my eyes hard about those selections. Continue reading

2015 WWC: Turning Point With Nadine Angerer

3 Jul

Nadine-Angerer-FIFA-POTY-award-600x337Fan girl alert! Fan girl alert! When I think of top female footballers, Angerer is one of the first names to pop into my head. Sure, she’s had her issues with consistency at the club level. But like with Buffon, she is the stalwart player when it comes to the German WNT. She’s been the calm, cool rock at the centre of a…calm, cool rock-bed of a team. You get what I mean. Continue reading

The Daily Drool 2015 WWC: Germany’s Nadine Angerer

3 Jul

Nadine AngererShe may not be in contention any longer for the World Cup, but can we please take one minute to acknowledge this amazing player and woman? And how when she retires from playing at the end of the year what a loss it will be to the game? 36 year old Nadine has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. Here’s just a few – Domestic: 1 UEFA Women’s Cup, 2 Bundesliga titles and 4 German Cups.  International: 2 Women’s World Cups, 5 UEFA European Football Championships and 3 Olympic bronze medals. Individually, she has won the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Germany’s highest sports award), UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award, FIFA World Player of the Year and been named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team. She was the first goalkeeper – male or female – to have ever won the Ballon D’Or. She basically fucking totally rocks. Nadine currently plays for the Portland Thorns (until the end of the season) and has represented Germany at the senior level since 1996. We will miss you Nadine and thank you for everything.

2015 WWC: Germany Overpowers Sweden In A 4-1 Win In The Round Of 16

22 Jun

It’s the Round of 16 and we started off with a good one – if you are a fan of the Germans. The sell out crowd at the Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa were treated to a strong German performance starting from the first whistle. Literally seconds into the match, Alexandra Popp had a shot on goal! And their first corner was taken in minute three. Yes, three. I actually caught myself saying “Finally” when the Swedes took their first shot in minute 9. Finally?? Yeah, Sweden was in for a long night. Continue reading

The Reign of VfL Wolfsburg

17 Aug

2132319_w2VfL Wolfsburg surprised many last year when they beat powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais to win the UEFA Women’s Championship League title. They repeated that triumph this year after a fantastic battle vs Tyresö FF, and becoming the first German football team to successfully defend a Champions League title. To cap the season, Wolfsburg also secured their second consecutive Bundesliga title.

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