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Just saw an article: What is driving Wales' stunning Euro 2016 success? What do they have that other teams don't?
Isn't it obvious - they have sheep!!!
It is truly remarkable. A team didn't even qualified for nothing sine 1962 (44 years!)...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
Well, Kornfeld, I must say "baa" to the idea that the secret of the current Welsh soccer renaissance lays with in their sheep.
I think it's poetry; did you know that there has been an annual poetry/bard contest in Wales since the 12th. century (A.D. in the Christian calendar) ? [^].
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
England has sheep (the UK as a whole is the 8th most sheep populous country in the world) and it didn't do them much good. I think ewe is trying to ram in a bit of wooly thinking there.
The reason for Wales' success is much simpler. They've hit upon this weird and exotic tactic of scoring goals - too old school for all those modern coaches in other countries but there you go! Highest scorers in the tournament and the only team averaging 2 per game.