Why Wales football fans turned on each other at the Principality Stadium
Who are these people behind the “Wales” goal to say who can and who can’t go watch Wales play no matter where they are playing?! Just because you’ve watched Wales in the hard times doesn’t give you the right to moan at the people who pay money to watch Wales when they feel like going, they don’t HAVE to be there at every game! That’s a very small minded view of your sport that is. Surely everyone is welcome to support their home country?
Pathetic... just pathetic. The problem with hardcore supporters is that they have a false sense of entitlement. It was £5 for kids to get in and many Welsh youngsters were seeing their first Welsh game last night and the hardcore choose to attack them with vulgarity, the hardcore are short sighted and prone to mob mentality. Anyone taking part in that chant last night, you are creating division amongst supporters. YOU are the problem.
I would say if there were 8,000 empty seats at the Cardiff City Stadium for the Irish game and 50,000 sold for the Spain game last night, 30,000 came to watch Spain play not Wales or just to say they were there. Principality has turned into an event-goer’s paradise (rugby or football), hard core supporters are always going to be outnumbered in a stadium so big in a country so small. E.g. two women and a bloke sat behind me and my boy had a chat for the whole first half on whose dog was the cutest.
Wales had a flash in the pan two years ago, done extremely well in the Euros in France, blew World Cup qualifying big time against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff. It really doesn’t matter where we play because the bubble has burst and there will be five or six thousand at games again and 90% of them will be from North Wales who have stood by Wales through thick and thin for decades. I am from South Wales by the way.
Face facts, British footballers don’t have the talent seen in other parts of the world. Give our footballers credit for having a go against the odds and remember that you aren’t good enough to get into the Wales team but if you think you
can do better feel free to put your hand up. I used to support a team that consistently found new ways to lose, but when they did win it was the greatest. They got deleted from the competition otherwise I’d be still supporting them. At least we won the anthem.
It was not a bad performance. Cannot imagine England doing any better – the World Cup was misleading in that England managed to avoid the top teams. That will never happen again. The Premier League is an international tournament – all British managers are “feeding on scraps”.
The choice of venue is surely what product is on offer. Last night Spain had a lot to offer and pretty good players – result 50,000 so the venue was right. Play against a team that is not so good, average players, go back to Cardiff City Stadium. I would not include the Liberty as the capacity is only around 20,000 and really we should be aiming for crowds between 30,000 and 50,000. But one very important point and that is the performance of the Welsh team. Too many are dwelling on the Euros. That is gone, but there are pretty good youngsters coming up so be a bit patient. Some of course probably now at the end of their international careers. But that is what it is like. Nothing stays still. There are many plastic fans who go to Welsh rugby internationals by the way and probably do not see much club rugby. A place to be seen, as they say. At least with football you do not get fans who constantly drink and go up and down to the toilet. And, yes, football is number one now. Recently the Scarlets played at home to around 8,000 spectators – you get more than that in Division 2 football games at times. It’s only the BBC and this newspaper who build up rugby.
I agree with your points about football, but why do you feel the need to bash rugby?
It’s not the national stadium of football and never will be. Rather play at the Liberty than here.
How many of the 50k were there to watch Wales or went for a cheap night at the Principality Stadium? Where were they for the Ireland game? Fans didn’t turn on each other, they just didn’t appreciate a football game being turned into an Ed Sheeran concert.
It’s a rugby ground, end of. I certainly won’t donate to the egg chasing coffers rather them play at Barry Town than that cabbage patch, soulless.