Wales ranked at 10th best team in the world!

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

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    That may well be, but this post:
    is written in the present tense, about the here and now, and as such is a bit wide of the mark.
     
  2. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    The worst thing about it is they've been shit for fifty years, at least a sneering German or French fan has something to be puffed up about :D
     
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  3. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Alignment fail :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    It would be close IMO.

    Hodgsons tactics might be foiund wanting, but if Rooney bothers to turn up...
     
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  5. mod

    mod A modernist

    Funniest thing I've read on here for years!
     
  6. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    Here's my England fan reaction to Wales scoring against Belgium (and I quote):
    I dunno where you meet all these arrogant England fans (but then we've had that discussion before)
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Hahahah. Hahaha. Hahaha. Great stuff.
     
  8. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    :confused:
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Enjoy your arrogant gloating. :facepalm::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

     
  10. souljacker

    souljacker Those tapas loving FUCKS

    All England fans are exactly the same of course.

    I'd love to see the Welsh, Scots and Irish (both flavours) at a major tournament and a lot of England fans are the same.
     
  11. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    From a thread about an England v Wales match (in 2011) in which all and sundry had been laying into England for several pages. I'm a football supporter not a UN envoy ffs.
     
  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    FIFY :)
     
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  13. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    (and, in fact, I said England would win, and they did win. So it wasn't arrogance, was it? It was an accurate assessment of the two teams.)
     
  14. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    us England fans get louds of stick on here, i like Wales well
    all uk sides doing well, would be great to have the euros with
    all of us in France
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    "Gloat" :rolleyes::facepalm:
     
  16. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    So what you want from England fans is to not be pleased when we win?
    Would you prefer to be patronised? "Well, no point celebrating, it's only Wales".
     
  17. souljacker

    souljacker Those tapas loving FUCKS

    Looks like we've reached the famous point of 'Editors Equinox'. The point where any further argument will be responded to with emoticons, gibberish and patronising guff. Not a lot of point in anyone trying to engage in this thread now.
     
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  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    At least until the inevitable point the hipsters give up on Wales for their next "authentic" fetish, and the team tumble back down the rankings.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, there's a nice set of comments that rather illustrate my point.
     
  20. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    [​IMG]

    /oblique reference
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Back on the topic of Wales, there's an interesting interview with Coleman in the Guardian:

    He's got a bit of a cob on too:

    Chris Coleman on verge of history in rebuilding Wales and reputation
     
  22. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Not unreasonably in the case of Gould, but Toshack did at least work with Flynn to build a lot of the groundwork for this. That said I think everyone is deluding themselves though if they think this resurgence is down to anything other than the emergence of Bale as one of the greatest Welsh players of all time.
     
  23. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    A bit. I mean Bale makes the difference, but I think the rest of their starting 11 is certainly as good as they've had for a while. I mean, I think any Bale-less Wales team from 2015 would beat any Giggs-less Wales team 1992-2007

    (also Giggs always struck me as a bit half-hearted in a Wales shirt, whereas Bale if anything turns it on more than in his club games)
     
  24. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Not sure about that - the Yorath side that ended up being Bodin'd had far better players in it, and a better balance to the team, than this side; but you are probably right for most of the rest of 1992-2007.
     
  25. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    I was trying to remember who was in that 1993 Wales team:

    Southall - Dave Phillips, Bodin, Andrew Melville, Eric Young, Kit Symons, Barry Horne, Saunders, Rush, Speed, Giggs.

    I mean, talking of balance, I certainly think Ashley Williams, James Chester, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor and James Collins would be aggrieved to not get in that defence... I think Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Ledley and Andy King could also find their way into that midfield.

    That said, if Wales had Ian Rush and Dean Saunders up front now, you might fancy them as an outside chance for winning the tournament! (Gary Speed v Aaron Ramsey is an interesting debate...)
     
  26. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    good game can`t see why the goal did not count ?
    nice to see a good away support to.
     
  27. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    Englishman posting.

    Fuck gloating, this is just a good Welsh team. Good goalkeeper, better than his club career suggests, solid and well organised, making proper use of the better players like Williams and Allen, with Ramsey excellent and with one genuine star player. Said it before and still true, unless Wales are playing Argentina or Portugal, Bale is the best player out there by a mile.
     
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  28. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    Great result for the Welsh :)
     
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  29. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    I hate to say this as a scotchman, but if bales is fit for the finals( assuming they get through), Wales would give anyone a run for their money to the final itself
     
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  30. LiamO

    LiamO Share the love

    You forgot the ban threats that follow. :rolleyes:

    But enough about that... Great result. Easy enough to slip up against the likes of Cyprus, so the win was all that mattered. Brilliant achievement to be on the brink!:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     

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