Backline

anonymous asked:

Or that time she said Hope's achievements are just numbers and that those numbers are just there because her backline was always amazing. Delusional.

HAHHAHAHA omg see this is the ugly side of new fans when the team took a hike in popularity last year, they have opinions based on what they saw in one year or one tournament. You have to be very delusional to think Hope’s backline had always been as good as it was last year.

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1-888-493-0092 - Backline - For reviewing your pregnancy options and getting unbiased information and support for parenting, adoption, or abortion.

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I’m 24 weeks pregnant and a proud, pro-choice midwifery student. I’ve also been a peer options counselor with Backline, and I’ve worked as an abortion nurse. As a future midwife, abortion and family planning care will be a central focal point of my practice.

I know there are a lot of midwives who think that midwifery should be about catching babies and supporting “life” (by which they mean the life of the fetus). I think that’s our job if that’s what the pregnant person desires. But above all, it’s our job to support each individual to make decisions about their health that work for them…sometimes that means parenting, sometimes that involves making a plan for adoption, and sometimes that means having an abortion.

Lena Wood, RN and nurse-midwifery student

anonymous asked:

I'm having an abortion tomorrow and it's almost scary that this came up on tumblr at such a time. Is there a place a person can get support for this?

Before an abortion, you will undergo extensive counseling to obtain your medical history, determine gestational age, and review your options, including continuing a pregnancy to birth and parent, or adopt, and the pregnancy termination options. These will be reviewed without judgement to help YOU decide the right course for you. Abortion clinics have trained staff who inform you, answer your questions, and support you during the procedure, if you choose. Some facilities have dedicated ‘doulas’ trained specifically to offer support during abortion procedures.

I’m glad we can be here to offer some information! A lot of people feel alone at the time of their abortion, and if information and support can help you, I’m so glad we’re able to offer it. There are definitely resources for support during and after your abortion. Check out Backline. They offer completely a nonjudgmental talkline where you can call and discuss any questions or feelings you’re having. You can also check out this article on what to expect when having an abortion. They’re a really great group that can help you talk through any confusing stuff you’re feeling, any emotions you need to get out, and really help you feel less alone. They also have great resources to point you towards, like a community of people of faith who support your decision to have an abortion. You can also share your story at We Testify. A lot of people report feeling better once they’ve told someone else about their abortion, even anonymously. Often, it’s not the abortion that makes us feel bad, but feeling like you don’t have anyone to talk to about it. You’ll find there’s a whole bunch of great people who’ve had abortions, who love you and trust your reasons, and want to welcome you to this community.

In My Opinion

This post is my own opinion.

I mean no disrespect to anyone reading or any individual player. If anyone wants to discuss, feel free to message me.

This starting XI had no chemistry, for key partnerships. 

1. The Backline

The backline should never have been messed with. PERIOD. You may have favorite players. But in such a short space of time, such a relatively short turnaround, it should not have changed, especially as it was so successful. KO began starting matches (and maintaining the RB position) in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying SF vs. Trinidad & Tobago.

KO & JJ had no chemistry. Something vital on the backline.

Ali Krieger, the player missing from the WWC “DoD,” is the vocal leader/director of the backline (other than Hope)

Becky, for me, is the only player on today’s back 4, who is a calm/brains (defense first) player. The other 3, in my opinion, are “maverick” players. That isn’t a criticism of them individually. But collectively as a backline, it doesn’t work. Placing JJ in between Broon & Kriegs (2 defense first players,) calmed her, and allowed her to play more freely. It was the same when Buehler/Van Hollebeke was playing, Bue another “maverick” player.

There was a balance to the backline in 2015. There isn’t anymore.

2. The Central Midfield 

Allie Long hadn’t been playing well in the tournament before today.

Most of Allie Long’s minutes had been since Morgan & Carli’s respective injuries.

Morgan Brian & Allie Long had no chemistry. They have barely played any minutes together.

Carli Lloyd & Allie Long had no chemistry. They have barely played any minutes together.

Do you know a CM pairing that has chemistry? That has played a lot of minutes together?

Morgan Brian & Lindsey Horan. Best friends and team-mates since youth team.


Allie Long should not have started today.

3. Tobin Heath

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Why would you put your most creative player on defense??

The added responsibilities of defending, and keeping track Lotta Schelin, completely stifled her creativity.

5. Not playing Ali Krieger

A player who played in Europe. Played in Sweden. One of the fastest players on the USWNT, THE fastest of the defenders, and is perfectly suited to play against the counter-attack game plan.

Teams LITERALLY avoid attacking at her/on her side of the field if possible.

6. Playing (and rostering) Megan Rapinoe

Today we wasted two subs on her. To play 30 minutes. She subbed because she was injured in the game. It was because she physically couldn’t play anymore. Because her match fitness was that low.

She shouldn’t have even been picked for the 18. She hadn’t participated in full training until they got to Brazil.

Not just her ACL. She was struggling with multiple strains.

Not to mentioned she hadn’t played in a match in over 10 months. No chemistry with the new players.

7. Christen Press

Jill mismanaged Christen’s playing time, even in this game alone, and it destroyed her confidence. She was then asked to be the 5th PK taker, one of hardest slots.

8. Not rostering Heather O'Reilly

Jill picked an unfit Rapinoe instead of a 100% fit Heather O'Reilly, citing Rapinoe’s potential to have potentially game-changing set piece delivery.

This was definitely a mistake.

O'Reilly has never been hit-and-miss. Her delivery is consistent.

Her chemistry with Krieger & KO.

9. Back to chemistry

We had 3 players on the bench (Krieger, Press, Dunn) who have proven, DYNAMITE chemistry between them as a trio. Close friendships between them. A knowledge of where each other will be. All three very fast, and could have caused major issues for a  slow Sweden defense.

6

UH SO. Saw this post by @backliners wanting that one iconic True Detective scene but between Kevin and Andrew and uh. My hand slipped.

I had to flip the reference screenshots because Kevin rides shotgun.

It’s 1:49 am and it’s past my bedtim. And this sort of took over the other AFTG thing I was PLANNING on doing- and so maybe I’ll get to that tomorrow.





The only image in this series where I’m actually happy with Kevin’s face is the first one HAHA HAhafuck me.


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