WelshSteeler

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  1. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

  2. Odd Names

    My beloved local EFL League Two club Newport County has Jazzi Barnum-Bobb in defence.
  3. Team Names That are Also Names of People

    Right about Stanley . Chile has O'Higgins (after Bernardo I think) and there is a Belgrano in Argentina
  4. Team Names That are Also Names of People

    Add to them Crewe Alexandra and Accrington Stanley
  5. International Football 16-17

    Imagine if Cockermouth had a League team!
  6. International Football 16-17

    Bob Bradley is the new coach of Swansea City
  7. International Football 16-17

    Swansea City are an option surely?
  8. 2017 UEFA Champions League final branding

    Welsh dragons are red,the only time we've seen a blue was on the former Cardiff City/Bridgend Blue Dragons RL team in the '80's.
  9. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    Population - slightly less than Uruguay. Economics - How does that affect a team? Nameless - My name is Mike Mcloughlin and I have been watching my country play for 40+ years.The current form says we are one of the best four teams in Europe and have one of the world's best players.We've had too many reality checks in the past so I must humbly beg your forgiveness for daring to actually enjoy a very rare success for our country! WC Qualifying - Which country do you follow? How easy is their route?Would they get out of any UEFA group? Allocation - Still not 50% though Best Teams etc- Last time they were there New Zealand went out undefeated.Why shouldn't they have the same chance as everyone else? Slots - Increasing the Asian and African allocations improved the game there no end.Would regular Inter-American competition not help to improve the current CONCACAF nations? Best teams? - Not always,sometimes absolute joke sides get in where better sides from other areas don't but that is the beauty of the game.To stifle the world game the way the CL stifles most club football would be a mistake.
  10. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    What is the problem? All success starts with one win so how do we know this isn't the start of something for however long it lasts?You seem to resent the fact that not only did Wales qualify after years of often heartbreaking near misses(look them up) but that they did way better than some supposed superior nations when they got there.The vast majority of football fans around the world seemed to enjoy our adventure and we managed to get two players in the Team Of The Tournament (should have been three-Bale had a better all round tournament than Ronaldo).As for South American football - not too clever recently..Brazil haven't excited really since '82 and Europe has won 4 out of the last 5 World Cups.If there's to be no merger then reduce CONMEBOL's representation and give one to an unmerged Oceania or increase CONCACAF,s.No confederation these days should have 50% of their teams qualify.
  11. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    CONMEBOL and CONCACAF should merge as should Asia and Oceania.You seem to have a rather inflated opinion of South American football and a puzzling problem with Wales.
  12. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    We would have been in the play off under the old system so may have got through.Fact remains we did and got ,deservedly, to the semi-final,beating the #2 ranked team(again!) on the way.So whose "deserved" place do you think we took?
  13. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    Until this year we had never made a Euro tournament - the same squad will start the next WC qualifiers.
  14. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    If it wasn't do you think they'd qualify? As for us why not?Our group is pretty even but we recently out performed all those nations.
  15. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    In terms of members why not? Conmebol has 10 members and sometimes gets 5 teams at the WC whereas Oceania regularly gets none.Those represent 50% of CONMEBOL's membership the equivalent of 27 UEFA teams.If it means a South American "giant" has to give way to e.g. New Zealand, so be it.BTW Russia "world class"?You did see what we did to them?
  16. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    For the actual amount of members it has CONMEBOL is massively over represented as it is.Maybe it's time for a Pan-American Confederation.As for this year's Euro, can anybody say with any certainty the Netherlands or any other so called "big" nation would have bettered Iceland let alone Wales?
  17. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    That 3rd place team who couldn't get past Iceland,Czech Republic and Turkey in qualifying?Forgive my lack of sympathy but rankings had nothing to do with it, just being crap did! If I had my way it would be a free draw ,so what if Germany,France,Spain and Italy got drawn together?Tough! The best cup competition in the world(FA Cup) has no seeding whilst the worst (Champions League) is weighted in favour of so-called better leagues and rich teams.
  18. KHL expanding to London

    The Russian Football League has Baltika Kaliningrad and Energiya Vladivostok in the same division,now that is some trip!Not to mention the upcoming Toronto Wolfpack joining the Rugby League. Hockey in London has never really lasted any amount of time in the modern era.Belfast ,Sheffield ,Cardiff and Nottingham are the main centres in Britain.
  19. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    Nah!Even Iceland managed that!
  20. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    As a Welshman every win was a highlight,the way we played in most games and showing that we belonged on this stage.Ramsey,Bale,Allen and Chester were outstanding and nobody will forget beating Belgium .
  21. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    The loss of Ramsey was the difference in the end.Please France or Germany beat this lot who make Greece 2004 look like the Dutch of the '70's.
  22. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    From the anthem, going behind and keeping the Belgians out at crucial times THIS is the greatest night in Welsh football or even sporting history.Still can't believe the way we did it!
  23. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    Not all of us did - neither has our team!
  24. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    OK, it wasn't pretty ,it was our worst performance and took an own goal ...BUT we are there and await Hungary or Belgium (who we took 4 points off in qualifying).
  25. UEFA Euro 2016 Thread

    Wales will finish above Slovakia if they match their result- Update WE WIN THE GROUP!!!!