Monday, October 09, 2006

Naff Nation

Being Welsh I'm used to seeing my side lose at football (and many other sports come to that), although the scoreline of 1-5 at home to Slovakia was a bit dissapointing. Paul Jones was to blame for a few of the goals, but it really pissed me off when 'fans' gave him ironc cheers each ime he touched the ball towards the end of the match. There was no chanting during the match and to turn on your own team/country is unforgivable and certainly counter productive.

The atmosphere at the 2/3 empty stadium is appaling, but the 28,000+ crowd wouldn't have fitted into any other stadium in Wales, and on the plus side who would have imagined a crowd of 28,000 for a match against Slovakia 10 years ago.

As it happens, the second highest attendance for an international match this weekend after the England v Macedonia match was 56,000 that watched the friendly between Catalunya and Euskadi, despite judges in Spain banning a TV advert promoting the game because it contained the slogan 'One nation, one team'.

Let's hope that Cyprus don't put five goals past us on Wednesday as they did againt Eire on Saturday.


Anonymous bronchitikat said...

I gather Wales won that match. Congratulations.

I will not comment on the England teams' performance!

10/14/2006 9:06 am  
Blogger Rhys Wynne said...

Yes Wales won 3-1 and could have scored more. The bad result on Saturday (Wales lost 1-5) was soon forgotten.

10/16/2006 2:07 pm  

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