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    Posted: 17 June 2023 at 10:15am
I rid not see the game, only extended highlights,  maybe a few others on here, will fill in the gaps for me.
All credt to Armenia but Wales have to be better than that.
Forget about Bale, etc,a miserable  performance,  irrespective of anything else. Should be beating sides l8ke this ,particularly  at home, comfortably. 
Questions  still remain about Rob Page's tactics etc, particularly  after WC showing. He 's got limited  numbers to choose from, but there are still some very good players in there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Legendinmybathroom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2023 at 10:55am
Watched the game live on s4c.
Wales were poor, defensively they are way too soft, the 2 central defenders were really off the pace and didn’t appear to be working together - roddon is playing in France (where the standard of play is nowhere near that of the premier league) and Mepham isn’t a regular starter at Bournemouth, a team that is generally considered weak defensively.
The midfield, whilst comfortable on the ball and playing intricate passes, were often bullied off the ball by a much fitter Armenian side then counterattacked with tremendous pace and success (all 4 goals from counterattacks).
Robert Page has to take a lot of the blame for his team selection as well.  He started with Ward in goal, he also started most of the games in the World Cup, Ward missed the last 2 months of Leicester’s season due to a broken/dislocated finger, he looked completely off the pace, he didn’t lay a hand on the ball for any of the goals.  He was just about to change the midfield to bring on a midfielder who could break up the play, then ordered the player to sit back down, only for wales to concede another goal following a counterattack from midfield.  He eventually made the change and the Armenia counterattack became less effective as a result.
Ramsey and Ampedu played well but Wales lack the experienced players like Bale, Joe Allen and Gunter who can put their feet on the ball (slow play down) and help see the young players through.
Hats off to Armenia though, they thoroughly deserved their win - only their second win in competitive football in the past 12 matches, their finishing for all the goals were top notch and if Gareth Bale or Harry Kane had scored them we would be talking about them for weeks to come.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote greypower1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2023 at 11:32am
Armenia a population size just smaller than Wales's.  Obviously playing for their country and superb in counter attack.  Wales looked like a team that had been called to work in the middle of their summer holidays, oh wait a minute ....Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2023 at 1:17pm
The lad who got the first and last goal looks special. First goal was a peach off a great move.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oracle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2023 at 2:58pm
I watched the whole game ,and the first goal which was very impressive , but what worried me was the lack of dog in the players , too ready to cry for free kicks and very few players making runs to get the ball back ... a couple of slaps with a cricket bat is need across the the premadonas heads of certain players who think they are better than they actually are 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reesytheexile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2023 at 4:51pm
Originally posted by Oracle Oracle wrote:

I watched the whole game ,and the first goal which was very impressive , but what worried me was the lack of dog in the players , too ready to cry for free kicks and very few players making runs to get the ball back ... a couple of slaps with a cricket bat is need across the the premadonas heads of certain players who think they are better than they actually are 
Vinnie Jones needs to run a few “motivational “ training sessions I think ( but Wales would then also have to plan for playing with 9 men by half time and about 6 by full time 😂
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It wouldn't happen in NK , I can tell you 
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