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Daily Mail brands Wales ‘England B’ after Kieffer Moore says he would ‘love to knock them out’

22 Nov 2022 2 minute read
England’s Harry Kane (left) looks dejected. Picture by Nick Potts / PA Wire. Kieffer Moore celebrates scoring against Belgium. Photo David Davies. PA Images

The Daily Mail has branded Wales ‘England B’ after Wales striker Kieffer Moore said that he would love to knock the team’s footballing rivals out of the competition.

The London-based newspaper made the claim saying that nine of Wales’ players had been born over the border, despite their Welsh ancestry and choosing to represent their nation on the football pitch.

There are 237 players at the World Cup who will be representing their nations who were born elsewhere, with Morocco having the most at 14, and Tunisia and Senegal having 12 with the bulk having been born in France.

Wales has 10 within their 26-man squad, with nine born in England and Adam Davies born in Germany.

“They proudly belted out the Welsh national anthem as they took part in the nation’s first World Cup game in 64 years,” the Daily Mail said.

“But nine players in the Wales squad who salvaged a draw against the United States were actually born across the border in England, leading them to be dubbed ‘England B’ by a cheeky few.”

The newspaper however pointed to comments by Wales striker Kieffer Moore which suggested that Wales did not consider themselves an ‘England B’ team at all.

“I can’t wait to knock them out, it would be amazing,” he said. “There will be no mixed loyalties.”

Wales will play Wales B in their final group game on Tuesday the 29th of November.


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Llefain
Llefain
14 days ago

Imagine being as insecure as the England fan who writes for the Daily Fail; having to make everything about glorifying your “self” in any way you can to stave off the crushing realisation that nobody has ever envied you, no matter how hard you told them to, and that to spite them for that you have deformed your last shred of dignity and humanity into that inescapable prison of being you.

Gareth Davies
14 days ago

Same old Daily Fail (Yawn!) The Torygraph might join in next – (even worse than The Daily Fail!)- lazy journalism.

LynE
LynE
14 days ago

Perhaps they’re trying to lose their spot as the highest selling “newspaper” in Wales

Marc
Marc
14 days ago

I guess that makes the England cricket team South Africa B ?

Riki
Riki
13 days ago
Reply to  Marc

Hahaha, even their captain of years was an Irishman! An Irishman! Hahaha.

Warren
Warren
13 days ago
Reply to  Riki

It’s a fair jibe and has been prevalent in recent years but of the T20 winning squad, only Stokes (NZ) and Jordan (Barbados) weren’t born in England, so not really true. Eoin Morgan is half-English. Kieffer Moore, I believe, qualifies as much to play for China as he does Wales. Of course, it’s completely his choice, but if I was a Welshman I’d wonder if these guys were representing what I was or after a ticket to playing international football. For the record, agree Daily Mail is garbage.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
14 days ago

Imagine being such a spiteful, miserable balloon that rather than celebrating your team’s magnificent 6-2 victory, you instead unleash your hatred on your neighbours in this “Union of equals”.
I honestly can’t even be bothered to respond to them any more. They are utterly irrelevant.

Gareth
Gareth
14 days ago

Conveniently ignoring the fact they have had and do have Caribbean born players, a Portuguese born player, and recently failed to persuade Belgian Adnan Janusai, Norway’s Earling Haaland and Germany’s Jamal Musiala to join them. All were asked to turn out for England, and refused. But it is different when England do it, then it is normal and fair, and they are all of course English. They have a very long list of non England born players.

Dewi
Dewi
13 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

Agreed one of the past players was Michael Owen the only reason he can call himself English is that the hospital he was born in was on the English part of Chester but his parents lived on the Welsh side and he never lived in England when he played football and still lives in North Wales

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
13 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

They also went after Gareth Bale, Neco Williams and a number of other Wales players.

Needless to say, it seems they are very bitter and don’t handle rejection well.

Last edited 13 days ago by SundanceKid
Warren
Warren
13 days ago
Reply to  SundanceKid

As an English person I would totally agree that the London-based media can be brash, unreasonable, self-obsessed and totally hypocritical but they do not represent every English person.

Of the examples given, Bale – totally accept this, Neco Williams – please. I support a Championship club and thought Williams was dreadful whenever I’ve watched him live.

I personally wouldn’t want anybody to represent England who didn’t feel it was part of them and I’m sure Welsh supporters feel the same. It cheapens international football otherwise.

Crwtyddol
Crwtyddol
14 days ago

If you have a choice of 2 countries and you chose team A rather than team B, then A is your 1st choice. You are country A’s 1st team, not their second stringers

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
14 days ago

The viewing figures suggest more folks watched Wales play than England, so England is really Wales B…

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
13 days ago

Cymru is not ‘England’ thing, Cymru am byth 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Riki
Riki
13 days ago

They are like a dog with a bone! We knew this would eventually come. They Can’t help despising Wales, we are a constant reminder of their ultimate failure, to absorb or Get rid of us as a people. All I have to say about that is…Yma O Hyd!

Rusty
Rusty
13 days ago
Reply to  Riki

Your not hated in England No one cares about wales , we don’t give you a second thought …it’s not a big issue to us like it is you …the reporter was replying to Moore saying he would love to knock England out ….all the hate is from the welsh side …sorry but we’re not bothered about you…

Peter
Peter
13 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

I suppose that’s why you’re on a Welsh media site? As you don’t give us a second thought?

Rusty
Rusty
13 days ago
Reply to  Peter

It came up on my news feed so I read it …and Your right I don’t give you a second thought …

Peter
Peter
13 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

Just enough of a “thought” to come on here and troll. It’s “you’re” by the way.

Last edited 13 days ago by Peter
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
13 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

You care so little you came here to have a go. Awww diddums! This yours?🍼

Rusty
Rusty
13 days ago

Not trolling , just giving my opinion, I think you better keep that bottle for yourself….

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
13 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

You are trying REALLY REALLY HARD to convince us you don’t care. I never mentioned anything about trolling. That was the voices in your head, ya big baby

Jason Evans
Jason Evans
13 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

Yet here you are not bothering or giving it a second thought, it’s not a big issue to you is it. LOL

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
13 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

Then why doesn’t your country just cut us loose then.

“Not bothered”, lol what utter bs.

NJH
NJH
13 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

Capital E for England I notice and lower case for us . Says it all really. Insulting and deliberate.

Gwynfryn Evans
Gwynfryn Evans
12 days ago
Reply to  Rusty

I have a friend, English and probably my oldest friend, who say that you can’t be racist about the Welsh because they don’t give a damn. I think his actual word was much ruder than ‘damn.’

Warren
Warren
13 days ago
Reply to  Riki

Who are ‘they’? You are generalising 60 million people based on a in article written by 1 journalist. Think about what you’re saying or try and get out more.

I am English, I don’t hate the Welsh, to the contrary. I’ve met some lovely Welsh people but I have also found hostility there for no reason, which I think stems from this parochial mindset that all English people are a reflection of their media, which just isn’t true.

Slacker
Slacker
13 days ago

Grubby fascist rag. Wouldn’t wipe my arse on it.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
13 days ago

Why should the country of your birth be the only factor in determining your nationality, particularly if your ancestry is from elsewhere? Pure nonsense.

Gwynfryn Evans
Gwynfryn Evans
12 days ago

Perhaps we should go back to the days when only people born in the country should be eligible to play for that country, which would mean a whole slew of people born, accidentally, in another country – to serving military, diplomats or even premature births – would be ineligible. Perhaps we should go even further – I happen to have just listened to a programme in which one of the participants was Joanna Scanlon – and send people who identify themselves as (in her case Welsh) a National of a country in which they were not born, to the Tower.

Gwynfryn Evans
Gwynfryn Evans
12 days ago

In my earlier post I forgot to give the example of Wally Barnes, sometime Welsh captain, who qualified for Wales, only by virtue of the fact that he was born on Brecon where his father was serving as a soldier.

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