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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    There have been some negative comments about the quality of European women's football, so I'm pretty proud to say that 7/8 remaining teams are European. Just goes to show how a bit of investment goes a long way, and the game is just getting bigger and bigger especially in the UK. In fact, the next England match will be shown on the big screen at Glastonbury, which will hopefully get a lot more people invested. It also makes the competition a bit more interesting. UEFA doesn't have a qualification tournament for the Olympics, they just send the top three European teams in the World Cup. That means that the team wont just be competing to win, they'll be competing to make sure that they get a spot at the Olympics which should make things much more interesting!
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    Can't believe what happened to Scotland last night. I was watching both matches at the same time, but in the end it was the SCOARG match that was the most interesting, and ridiculous. The new rule for penaltys is so stupid and really disadvantages the already disadvantaged goal keeper. Plus, when you spend that much time on VAR and waiting for a penalty to be taken and retaken, the additional time should reflect that but the ref just ended the game way too early. Not fair.
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    That game between England and Argentina was intense. There's no doubt that England were the better team, but Argentina's goal keeper Correa was absolutely fantastic!
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    So am I! I'm just waiting for the BBC stream to start... should be a good one.
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    The Norway vs France game was really good! Wendie Reynard's own goal was absolutely hilarious to me, and she seemed to get a kick out of it too. I'm not sure about the penalty though, I don't think it should have been awarded and it really changed the whole game for the worse in my opinion.
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    I've watched every match so far besides the second half of Norway vs Nigeria, the last bit of Canada vs Cameroon and most of US v Thailand. My favourites were Germany vs China, because that was filled with opportunities, England vs Scotland because despite losing Scotland came out the better team and Argentina vs Japan because that was some truly amazing defense coming from a team that has gone through so much shit just to be there. They were all matches during which my heart was beating pretty fast because you never really knew which way it would end up.
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    I don't think many people are happy with the new rules, myself included. The worst thing for me though is how slow it has taken the off-sides to be called. Even the really clear ones. It's really frustrating to watch especially as there have been so many goals scored and then (rightfully) decaled off-side. I can't imagine how frustrating it is for the players.
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    Haha, the US haven't even played yet, they're playing tomorrow so you haven't missed any of their games. They're playing Thailand, so they should have a nice easy game. I'm not sure who's got the rights to the games in the US. We're very lucky in the UK because the BBC have got rights to all of the games, which means that they're available live on iplayer if they're not on TV. The Beeb also have Alex Scott and Hope Solo as pundits, which is a decision that a lot of people are loving. Yesterdays England v Scotland was very good and nerve wracking. England started off well, but Scotland definitely ended up the better team. I'm an England supporter though so I'm very glad they managed to win. Argentina just held Japan off very well, and Group D is pretty open now unless England get much better in my opinion.
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    I realise that this may be a void during which I talk only to myself, but yesterday was quite fun. The games ended pretty predictably, but I was quite shocked at how many yellow cards were given out. I don't think that Spain deserved one of the penaltys they were given, but hey ho. Today it's Australia V Italy, Brazil v Jamaica and the one I can't wait for England v Scotland!
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    2019 Womens World Cup France

    Who else is paying attention? Who are your favourites to win? Which matches are you most looking forward to? That first match between France and South Korea was pretty... predictable. I think SK only made 2 or 3 attempts at the goal so there was no way the were going to win. I bet the French team were absolutely delighted to win their first match on home soil. I think they might be one of the favourites.
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    Romantic Comedies

    I just watched Always Be My Maybe and it was okay. I think that the storyline worked quite well except the Keanu Reeves bit (which was pretty fun, but also came out of nowhere), but some of the jokes didn't land for me so it got a bit awkward at times.
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    TV Tropes You Hate

    The thing is the way driving licences work in the UK is that if you have a license for a manual transmission, you can drive a manual and an automatic car. If you have a license for automatic, you can only drive an automatic car. That's why the majority of people learn to drive and pass their test in a manual car and many people's first cars are cheaper used cars which tend to be manual. It's not really a stretch at all for Bond to be able to drive a manual car. It would be weirder if he didn't know.
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    Aladdin (2019)

    I loved it! Aladdin is my favourite Disney movie, so I tried to go in with low expectations, and they were met and surpassed. It was really fun, I understood all of the changes they made and I think it made for a better film than if they were more faithful. It was close enough to the original but also different enough to make it worth watching (and I might go and watch it again haha). I'm very glad about the changes they made to Jasmines storyline. Whilst she was never weak or lacking in backbone in the original film, 'sexy!Jasmine' has never been something I was super comfortable with and I don't think it fits the Disney brand either.
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    Eurovision Song Contest

    I agree about Hungary, Origo is one of my most favourite Eurovision songs ever. They sent the same guy this year but his song just didn't have the same impact on me.
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    Eurovision Song Contest

    The problem is no big stars want to do Eurovision, because of the reputation we have for losing. But then this means that younger, less experienced, acts get chosen by the BBC. The problem with that is that because the BBC is a public broadcaster, and we have really really strict rules on public broadcasters, the BBC aren't allowed to advertise the act or the song. A lot of it is down to the act themselves, but when they're not really famous and just starting their careers, they don't really have the 'clout' to get themselves played on the Radio across Europe without either a) a crazy amazing song (which we haven't sent in recent years) and b) a bit of a grassroots movement (because people expect the UK to be shit so they don't pay as much attention understandably). Another issue with the BBC is that they micro manage the performance. Again, if there was a bigger act this wouldn't be as much of an issue because they could just tell the Beeb to fuck off and there's not really anything the BBC could do about it. But for smaller acts, again they don't have the clout to be able to say 'No, I'm going to do it my way'. The BBC tend to over produce whatever songs we do have, case in point our 2017 entry. I thought she was really lovely during our national selection, but for the contest for some ridiculous reason they decided to add some weird bass in the background. Basically, the BBC play it too safe. They've always had a bit of a reputation for that, they're in a bit of hot bother over it now to be honest, so we end up with not very famous acts, with boring generic songs. We need someone willing to take a risk. Just to put this out there, if anyone from the BBC is reading this, next year we should send a song in Welsh. That's a pretty big risk, but it could end up quite fun.
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