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Thread: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

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    International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Our game against Belarus just got that bit harder...

    Original defenders picked for the squad: Gunter, Ben Davies, Ampadu, Mepham, Rodon, Neco Williams, Lockyer, Lawrence, Norrington-Davies

    Joe Rodon and Neco Williams injured and pull out, Ethan Ampadu and Brandon Cooper (replacement called up) unable to get visas for Russia. Tyler Roberts also out due to visa issues.

    Will have to knuckle down and win the game anyway but so far this re-arranged fixture has meant i) greater distance to travel, ii) greater admin cost and iii) players unable to go.

    - 1st up is Finland: Wednesday 1 September 2021 \ 19:00
    - 2nd is Belarus: Sunday 5 September 2021 \ 14:00
    - 3rd is Estonia: Wednesday 8 September 2021 \ 19:45 (tickets:https://www.faw.cymru/en/news/ticket...mru-v-estonia/)

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Mark Harris has been called up

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    Mark Harris has been called up
    I think his pace and finishing ability makes him an interesting player. Can see him having more games at City when we get our midfield sorted.

    Just to finish off my OP, switch to Kazan also means: i) Belarus have to travel and ii) are playing home game in neutral stadium. Might even be a nicer pitch too.

    As I said, we have to knuckle down and find a way to win anyway.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    I think his pace and finishing ability makes him an interesting player. Can see him having more games at City when we get our midfield sorted.

    Just to finish off my OP, switch to Kazan also means: i) Belarus have to travel and ii) are playing home game in neutral stadium. Might even be a nicer pitch too.

    As I said, we have to knuckle down and find a way to win anyway.
    This seems like deja vu to the bad old times, away qualifying games we should and have to win but hit by lots of withdrawals and we end up dropping points and not qualifying. Hopefully there is now enough experience and know how to as you say just find a way to come back with a 1-0 win from Belarus

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Belarus game becoming a farce. Are there no grounds in Kaliningrad to make it a little bit less travel intensive if it has to be in Russia?

    Also I presume they have to use a Russian venue rather than somewhere a bit more convenient given Belarus’ relative international relations in Europe or they’re worried about players not going back à la that Belarusian lass at the Tokyo olympics?

    Fairplay we’ve been given the runaround by Uefa with venues recently.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    More bad news...

    'Injured Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad'

    http://www.skysports.com/share/12395181

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    More bad news...

    'Injured Ramsey withdraws from Wales squad'

    http://www.skysports.com/share/12395181
    Least surprising headline of the week!

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone View Post
    Least surprising headline of the week!
    Sad but true.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Ramsey had just got a real run of games going but tried to near single-handedly take Arsenal back into Champions League under Emery which lead to injury and hasn't quite been the same since.

    Think him being available is a bit of a luxury for us now but what a player! Properly proud to be Welsh, one of our best ever talents and a real game changer at the highest level.

    Dan James looks like he's got his move away now which I think will be good for him: refining his game under Bielsa will be so much better than a club who can give game time to young players but don't improve them otherwise and fans who always wanted to spend more money on a higher profile. He might need some love in the way Bale did early days at Spurs.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Brooks is out injured

    There's nobody f*ckin left!

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Getting in there before anyone moans...

    Role of a third choice keeper specialised and most teams will keep it as an option for older head offering words of experience, young keeper gaining experience or person who is good to have around the camp.

    Arguably, Maxwell should be our number two or number one option based on how he's been playing as late but him not being a late selection to be third isn't notable.

    Number dropping out of this camp is more concerning.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Kieffer Moore out now as well.

    If you've not got your ticket for home game next Wednesday then it might be time to reconsider. We ideally need a big, supportive home crowd for these games now.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    According to centre-half James Lawrence, attaining a visa became a four-day affair fit with a three-and-a-half hour round trip car journey through Germany and a forking over of biometric data, fingerprints, documents in terms of salary, club contract, living situation and other personal information.

    https://welshfootballfans.com/eatsle...MfR28Gfe3Z6WEg
    Reminds me of some of the stories you hear about travelling with Wales away in the 90's except it's happening to the players.

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    This is becoming a joke. We have so many missing.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    Kieffer Moore out now as well.

    If you've not got your ticket for home game next Wednesday then it might be time to reconsider. We ideally need a big, supportive home crowd for these games now.
    Assume Moore hasn't been vaccinated then? He's only a close contact, not tested positive?

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    I don’t get why certain players have not got visas. Piss poor.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    I don’t get why certain players have not got visas. Piss poor.
    Whoever messed that up needs to be sacked quite honestly

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    I don’t get why certain players have not got visas. Piss poor.
    One of the suggestions was that players also need their passports to move clubs so if they were expecting a late transfer they might not have been able to hand over that document to Russian office.

    James Lawrence saying he needed a day to drive to Berlin and back to process his documents so might be that players couldn't get the time off.

    I don't think we can assume anything.

    P.S. correcting my earlier post, Finland game is on at 5pm tonight rather than 7pm.

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia

    Finland at 2.9 is a massive price

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    Re: International football: Wales/Cymru v Finland, Belarus and Estonia


    Danny Ward

    Jonny Williams
    Lockyer
    Ampadu
    Lawrence
    Norrington-Davies

    Smith
    Levitt

    Wilson
    Roberts
    Johnson

    https://twitter.com/Cymru/status/1433075101721931777
    I'm guessing at the formation but think it will look something like this. I'm also guessing Brandon Cooper, Colwill, Harris and Sheehan have a good chance to come off the bench and get a cap.

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