Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

November 24, 2008 -

The Welsh national team is missing from FIFA 09, and football devotees in Wales aren't happy about the slight, according to Wales Online.

Welsh soccer fan Noel Davies bemoaned his favorite team's absence from the pitch: 

I’m a big fan of [manager] John Toshack’s side and I was looking forward to leading the team. I found England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and even New Zealand, but no Wales.

 

I don’t know why but maybe the people at Fifa no longer see us as a footballing nation and think we are no longer worthy of a place in the game. There are Premiership players in the Welsh team coveted by the top European clubs...

 

In all seriousness you have to wonder how we are not in the game and yet New Zealand are... In earlier versions of the game they used to have a Wales team. I imagine the market for this game in the UK is huge, so to ignore Wales is ridiculous. There are enough gaming members of the public in Wales. I find it really insulting.

Posts on FIFA 09's U.K. forums include a petition for Wales to be added to the game.

Ironically, while the national team is M.I.A., the FIFA 09 soundtrack includes a song by Welsh pop music icon Tom Jones.


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Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

Blunders tend to happen and they hurt the fans the most because Welsh fans have great sentiments for their national team which would be the case with almost every other country. But that should not stop us from following this game and watch live football which is a religion to us today.

 

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

When Wales starts qualifying for the Euro again, then they have a right to complain.  Hey, Canada's not in the game either, probably for the same reason.

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NZ pwns! First we beat you in rugby (hardly fair though considering your side was too scared to move after the haka!), then we make FIFA and you don't

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Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

Any idea why Wales was taken out?

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Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

See above. Wales has some sort of solipsism distortion field that means it only exists when you actively think about it. Like bisexual English majors.

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"See above. Wales has some sort of solipsism distortion field that means it only exists when you actively think about it. Like bisexual English majors."

WHAT

THE

FUCK.

 

Seriously.

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Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

 Just because you don't understand doesn't mean you need to pitch a goddamn emo fit. GTFO.

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

Seconded.

Wall of nothing is not welcome.

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Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

 How dare you use a word I have to look up. And English majors take it how they can get it, so I hear.

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

 Because no one trusts a Welshman.

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

This reminds me of another blunder a few years back.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3715512.stm

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

"I’m a big fan of [manager] John Toshack’s side"

He's the only Welsh fan that is then.

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

I wonder if this was choice, or simply really dumb human error?

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

Either way i still love the game that and pro evolution. They even have a song about playing pro evolution in greece. Football a real sport where you can't just take steroids and hit a ball further like baseball.

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

Ironically, while the national team is M.I.A., the FIFA 09 soundtrack includes a song by Welsh pop music icon Tom Jones.

Also the Millenium Stadium is in the game, so the home stadium for the Welsh team is included but not their team, smooth move EA.

Re: Welsh Soccer Fans Miffed at FIFA 09 Snub

Ah EA, You honestly can't think that gamers will miss things not being complete after you guys released some good games this year. If it was something minor like some obscure African or european nation then it would be fine, the Welsh aren't obscure though.

IMA FIRIN MAH LASER!!!

IMA FIRIN MAH LASER!!!

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hahahaha, wow, these guys are AWESOME...  I love any and everyone that EA screws over, because they end up being on my side hating their guts.  That company is so poorly ran...  It used to be the best company to work for until a certain CEO was no longer a part of the company.  I am sorry, EA hasn't been the same since Trip left.  It was still fine for a few years after, but since 2004 at least, it has started scraping the road like a rusting car.  You can put all the money into the engine and tires you want, but if the body isnt there to keep the people inside safe, it isnt a valuable vehicle.

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