I love women’s football and follow it closely but Hope Powell should retire quickly as this is embarrassing for England.

She can argue all she wants about technical ability but when she thinks her squad could beat the men she really has lost all credibility as a voice for women’s football. 


Hope Powell: England Ladies could beat Roy Hodgson’s men

England Ladies manager Hope Powell has given her side the ultimate boost ahead of their opening Euro 2013 match, by stating her side could beat Roy Hodgson’s men.

Powell’s ladies open their European Championship campaign against Spain tonight as England bid for their first major international title.

And the likes of Rachel Yankey, Kelly Smith and Casey Stoney are likely to be brimming with confidence after Powell said they could give Steven Gerrard and co. a run for their money.

Asked whether the women’s team could beat the men, she answered: “Absolutely, why not?

‘I think physically the guys are obviously a lot stronger than the women, but with technical ability I think we’re as good as the men and we’d give it a really good go.’

Tonight’s game in Linkoping, Sweden kicks off at 7:30pm and will be shown live on BBC3, with England’s group matches against Russia and France taking place on Monday and Thursday respectively

  1. Izzy 6 years ago

    Hi @Gromit, I put legend in all pics (you can see the name of the girls under the photo, on left) . I think all brazilian fans always wanted see Erika play as a foward, because she plays as a midfielder/forward in her previous teams. So, I think she will play as a truly forward, because Thaisinha wasnt called and Debinha and Marta will play as midfielder/forward. In the last squads, Debinha was called as a forward, together Giovania and Thaisinha… now Marcio Oliveira called only Erika and Giovania in this position! I am very anxious to see this team play. But I am sad that Andressa is missing it. She really impressed me in the last matches. The other bad news is Marta that has a discal hernia. So, she can lose the camp and the championship.

  2. Jean-Paul Abidogoun 6 years ago

    @Gromit Well thanks Gromit anyway, I think I am going to leave you for a minute to cry a bit….

  3. gromit 6 years ago

    @JP – Apparently, it’s no longer topical… :o(

    I agree with you, that would have been great….

  4. Jean-Paul Abidogoun 6 years ago

    @Gromit @WSU “That’s very interesting about J.Scott, I really think that will be a great move for her (to PSG).”

    Hell yeahh!! ME WANT!!

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