Wales ranked at 10th best team in the world!

Discussion in 'football' started by editor, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. LiamO

    LiamO Well-Known Member

  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Way to go to miss the point!
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Wales are in the first pot for the imminent WC 2018 qualifiers draw.

    Along with England, obviously ;)
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Knowing Wales traditionally poor luck, we'll get a hideously tough group. But maybe this time we've got a team that can get a result! Cymru am Byth!


  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I find it slightly odd that the dream and nightmare scenarios aren't more similar? I know England have to have one more team in their group because of TV rights*, but why the Iceland/B*&H and Italy/France disparity? Have they actually bothered to look at how teams match up against each other? :hmm: :confused:

    *seriously :facepalm:

  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  7. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    You still won't qualify

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  8. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Previously established farcical rankings proven to be farcical
    It's hipster fashion, that's all it is.
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Oh what's that whining noise below us? Oh, it's England.


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  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I honestly can't believe both Wales and England are above France, USA, Spain, and Italy
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's all bollocks of course but right now I'd put money on Wales beating England.
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  12. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    6. Portugal?
    7. Romania?

  13. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Meanwhile back in the real world, would you put money on them beating Cyprus?
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  14. Tony_LeaS

    Tony_LeaS Well-Known Member

    World Rankings are obviously a bit confusing in a sense, but Wales right now are a phenomenal team. I would be terrified to play them as a Scotsman.
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  15. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I think you're hearing things :hmm:
  16. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    JOhn Hartson on the radio today said he'd be happy with a draw. Against Cyprus. That's not how a top 10 team talks.
  17. Tony_LeaS

    Tony_LeaS Well-Known Member

    A win for Wales here just means another 3 points all but guarantees qualification. Drawing against Cyprus though wouldn't be good enough.
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ah,do you think they should more they talk more like England then? Because that seems to have really worked thus far. :D

    I'd prefer grounded pragmatism to the deluded nonsense that some England pundits come out with. Wales are a fucking tiny team with their limited resources spread very thinly. Take away a couple of key players and we crumble. A win is what we want at Cyprus, but a draw keeps us nicely in it.

    That'll do for me, thanks.
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  19. Tony_LeaS

    Tony_LeaS Well-Known Member

    If all else fails and Wales are surprisingly losing, Cyprus has a weak wall probably in the ground. Could do a Leatherhead!
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  20. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    I don't think its particularly deluded to think either team should be beating Cyprus.
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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I heard a very little bit of that, and it was interesting to hear him talk about all the players he felt had 'failed' in the past. Can listen to it here
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sad to see all these sneery England types coming in to piss all over Wales' recent achievements.
  23. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Wow, inventing posts much? :D

    "sneery England types"

    You mean the vast majority pointing out that Wales should be looking to beat Cyprus and that the rankings mean very little whether it's England or Wales (or anyone)?

    Yeah, we're real debbie downers on Wales.
  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    "All"? :hmm: Who, exactly? souljacker questioned John Hartson for saying he'd be happy with a draw, that's about it...
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Right here;
  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    That's from back in July! :D It's also one poster, which hardly merits an "all".

    It's not even that bloody sneery. Maybe a bit, but that's just in our blood, you can't blame us for that.
  27. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Kom op Belgiƫ
  28. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Nice to see Morgan "You can't stop the" Fox getting a call up. Not a great player for us but good enough to make the 9th best team in the world's squad. :hmm:
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've had a fucking lifetime of being sneered at by arrogant, puffed up England fans....
  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    It's just occurred to me that probably a large reason Wales are doing so well is their performances against Belgium, i.e. a higher-ranked side than them. This is the problem for England, so consistently successful are we that we're always the top seed in our qualifying group, so don't get the chance to amass a decent haul of points by getting a lucky result against a better team. Wales' current success is founded on their previous failures.

    ;) :p
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