Ten Things We Hate About Wales

Ten Things We Hate About Wales
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Wales. Pfft. What's the point? England Junior.

They may be our "Celtic Cousins", but there's no room for sentiment this week, as we get ready to take down the Brexit-voting, leek eating, Charlotte Chuch producing, tiny principality tomorrow afternoon.

Here are the ten things we absolutely hate about our close neighbours.

#1 Robbie Savage


Not only did he have a dig at Eamon Dunphy, he had the gall to criticise Wes Hoolahan. Savage said; 'I've been to Georgia with Wales,' in the clip above, yet in his 39 appearances for Wales, he never played Georgia.

#2 Robbie Savage

Savage admitted on his cringeworthy BBC Radio Five Live podcast, 'Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy,' with Andrew Flintoff and journalist Matthew Syed, that during his time at Derby County he actually praised his own performances on Derby's message boards. Only a Welshman!


#3 Robbie Savage

Is there anything worse than somebody who believes they are funny? After someone tweeted into the studio to say, Savage was dressed like the Premier League lion, he attempted to crack and a joke, the result of which was horrifying.

#4 Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones is synonymous on our shores because of his weekly column for the Sunday Times and over the years he has not been shy in his criticism of Ronan O'Gara and Irish rugby but his Lions starting XI that should have played the first test last summer is highly entertaining,

Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Anthony Watson, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb, Jack McGrath, Dylan Hartley, WP Nel, Luke Charteris, Alun Wyn Jones, Iain Henderson, Sam Warburton, Toby Faletau.

It is surprising that he managed to only squeeze 11 Welsh players into his Lions 15.



#5 Warren Gatland

There's a school of thought that Gatland was shafted by Ireland nearly 20 years ago. Maybe so, but we can't apologise forever Warren!


Spats with Brian O'Driscoll, Keith Wood and Sean O'Brien, his generally sour, arrogant demeanour, and his ability to beat Ireland regularly makes the Wales coach someone we love to hate.



#6 Robbie Savage


The midfielder admitted in the clip that 'he was a disgrace,' when forcing a move from Birmingham City to Blackburn Rovers. His point is valid, Savage is a disgrace.



#7 Ferry To Hollyhead

Travelling on the ferry is not the issue, it's the destination. A soulless village scattered with dingy pubs and very few signs of life.



#8 Robbie Savage

Roy Keane wanted to sign Robbie Savage when he was manager of Sunderland, he rowed back on that wish when he left a voice message for the Welshman,

I rang Mark Hughes. Robbie [Savage] wasn’t in the Blackburn team and I asked Mark if we could try to arrange a deal. Sparky said: ‘Yeah, yeah, he’s lost his way here but he could still do a job for you.’

Robbie’s legs were going a bit but I thought he might come up to us [at Sunderland], with his long hair, and give us a lift – the way Yorkie [Dwight Yorke] had, a big personality in the dressing room.

Sparky gave me permission to give him a call. So I got Robbie’s mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail: ‘Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!’ like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: ‘I can’t be fucking signing that.’



#9 Robbie Savage

During the London 2012 Olympics the BBC called in the top brass, Garth Crooks and Robbie Savage, for the football coverage. Savage showed up on our television screens wearing red trousers. Enough said.


#10 H from Steps

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