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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I'm hoping we get over 10k to support the lads . We have a great chance of getting to a Leinster final and as I said in previous post a vocal support could be that 1 point difference in the end"
Not sure about 10k Wexicans. I'd be expecting 10k total myself.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 20/05/2024 21:25:26    2546005

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Replying To Viking66:  "He's talking about 22. You were gone if Dublin and Galway had drawn or if Dublin had won."
But Kilkenny weren't gone. You can talk about 'ifs and buts' for every season, until the cows come home.
Wexford would have been playing in the Joe McDonagh Cup this season if hadn't been for a couple of late points against Kilkenny in the final group game last year.
All that matters is what actually happened, the final score. Not speculation and conjecture about what might have been. Leave all that for the high stool experts.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2549 - 20/05/2024 21:27:49    2546006

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Massive game against Kilkenny, a win for Wexford is era defining, a win for Kilkenny is just another Leinster Final BUT still at home they will not want to lose. IF we can go there and get a win, we should be able to mix it with anyone and the sky is
the limit. A fully firing Wexford should travel in quiet confidence, anything less and it will be a deflating victory for the Cats and a chastening experience for Wexford. So as Rossi puts it, its a Leinster Semi Final, Wexford v Kilkenny, a packed stadium, hopefully a fine day, what more could you ask for!

wexford2012 (Wexford) - Posts: 73 - 20/05/2024 22:02:59    2546021

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Replying To Viking66:  "Not sure about 10k Wexicans. I'd be expecting 10k total myself."
I'd be shocked if there was only 10k at the game . There was 13500 in Nowlan park two years ago when we were on the back of a draw to Westmeath and could finish no higher than 3rd . Think 2018 saw an attendance of around 18000 when a Leinster final place was up for grabs so I'd expect something similar Sunday

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 21/05/2024 07:26:13    2546022

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I'd be shocked if there was only 10k at the game . There was 13500 in Nowlan park two years ago when we were on the back of a draw to Westmeath and could finish no higher than 3rd . Think 2018 saw an attendance of around 18000 when a Leinster final place was up for grabs so I'd expect something similar Sunday"
Hope you are right. It will depend on the Kilkenny supporters coming out. Hopefully we travel better than we have in recent years. There were only 8000 odd in the Park last year and a reasonable amount of that were from Kilkenny.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 07:47:23    2546024

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "But Kilkenny weren't gone. You can talk about 'ifs and buts' for every season, until the cows come home.
Wexford would have been playing in the Joe McDonagh Cup this season if hadn't been for a couple of late points against Kilkenny in the final group game last year.
All that matters is what actually happened, the final score. Not speculation and conjecture about what might have been. Leave all that for the high stool experts."
The point is you put out your strongest available team in Nowlan Park in 2022, and they prepared and played as if their Liam McCarthy future that year depended on a win, because it did.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 07:49:18    2546025

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Replying To Viking66:  "Hope you are right. It will depend on the Kilkenny supporters coming out. Hopefully we travel better than we have in recent years. There were only 8000 odd in the Park last year and a reasonable amount of that were from Kilkenny."
I thought it was nearly 10k in the park last year and that was on the back of our worst championship loss possibly ever. Im just hoping the momentum build after Galway and Carlow and the Leinster final place on offer will entice a huge Wexford crowd to go get behind the team.

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 21/05/2024 09:31:27    2546053

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There was not 10k Wexford people in Wexford Park last year for arguably the biggest game in Wexford hurling history in terms of the implications. What makes people think there will be 10k in Nowlan Park?
I'll be there, flying in on Saturday morning. Hopefully I'll be taking in a Leinster Final too. After the Antrim game, I did not expect us to be in this position. Delighted at how the team have rebounded since.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1753 - 21/05/2024 09:54:38    2546066

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I thought it was nearly 10k in the park last year and that was on the back of our worst championship loss possibly ever. Im just hoping the momentum build after Galway and Carlow and the Leinster final place on offer will entice a huge Wexford crowd to go get behind the team."
You are right there was 9725. I must of been thinking there was 8000 odd of us there. So ok maybe there will be 12-15000 odd in Nowlan Park. I really hope our supporters travel, it could mean the difference between winning and losing on Sunday.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 10:35:00    2546079

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "There was not 10k Wexford people in Wexford Park last year for arguably the biggest game in Wexford hurling history in terms of the implications. What makes people think there will be 10k in Nowlan Park?
I'll be there, flying in on Saturday morning. Hopefully I'll be taking in a Leinster Final too. After the Antrim game, I did not expect us to be in this position. Delighted at how the team have rebounded since."
There was probably 4-5k of us in Carlow so would be great to get a bigger crowd to Nowlan Park

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 21/05/2024 11:00:43    2546094

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I was surprised by how many Wexford people there were at the Carlow game, thought we were going to be out-numbered

Based off that and knowing a few people who haven't gone to most of our games this year but are going on Sunday, I'd say we could be looking at 7k/8k minimum Wexford fans

ElGranSenor (Wexford) - Posts: 305 - 21/05/2024 11:27:04    2546104

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Wexford support teams once their is a sniff of a big result. I'd say a big Wexford crowd will travel, Kilkenny like to wait for the final.
Rossiter and his team deserve great credit for the bounce back since that Antrim result. I really was concerned you might lose to Galway and lose to Carlow and find yourselves fighting to stay in the Liam McCarthy Cup. A system which is grossly unfair when you see how abject Tipp are this year. Another example of the Munster counties wanting their cake and eating it.
It would have been easy for Wexford to down tools and instead they upped the ante, beat Galway, hammered Carlow and find themselves in a great position to finish 3rd now. Great heart shown by these men and I am happy I was wrong about them when I feared they might lose to Carlow.
If the big men deliver on Sunday like they did in the last 2 rounds, there is no reason for Wexford to fear Kilkenny. Its Wexfords favourite team to play after all. It often comes down to need but I think Kilkenny might just squeeze it after a big resistance from the Yellowbellies. I think Galway will beat us and that big score v Carlow will be the difference.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1201 - 21/05/2024 11:34:13    2546108

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Replying To ElGranSenor:  "I was surprised by how many Wexford people there were at the Carlow game, thought we were going to be out-numbered

Based off that and knowing a few people who haven't gone to most of our games this year but are going on Sunday, I'd say we could be looking at 7k/8k minimum Wexford fans"
Thats great to here hopefully you are right. Hopefully its a fine day too always brings out more supporters. Any news on Jacko's injury lads? Fantastic to here Dee O is contention . If he is fully fit his leadership could be vital coming off the bench down the home stretch.

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 21/05/2024 11:56:42    2546114

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I would also like to reply to the Carlow poster above. I have sat with Wexford fans for over 25 years at various matches and can count one one hand the amount of negative experiences I have had with them, even when shouting against them and completely out numbered by them.
I could say the same for almost any other county as well although at the Limerick v Clare match last year I experienced a far more nasty vibe than I had ever experienced at any match.
There's always a handful of clowns but they tend to be policed by their own support.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1201 - 21/05/2024 12:28:41    2546127

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Wexford support teams once their is a sniff of a big result. I'd say a big Wexford crowd will travel, Kilkenny like to wait for the final.
Rossiter and his team deserve great credit for the bounce back since that Antrim result. I really was concerned you might lose to Galway and lose to Carlow and find yourselves fighting to stay in the Liam McCarthy Cup. A system which is grossly unfair when you see how abject Tipp are this year. Another example of the Munster counties wanting their cake and eating it.
It would have been easy for Wexford to down tools and instead they upped the ante, beat Galway, hammered Carlow and find themselves in a great position to finish 3rd now. Great heart shown by these men and I am happy I was wrong about them when I feared they might lose to Carlow.
If the big men deliver on Sunday like they did in the last 2 rounds, there is no reason for Wexford to fear Kilkenny. Its Wexfords favourite team to play after all. It often comes down to need but I think Kilkenny might just squeeze it after a big resistance from the Yellowbellies. I think Galway will beat us and that big score v Carlow will be the difference."
Agree exiled. Why oh why are munster teams never relegated. Do they see themselves as untouchable.
Tipperary finished bottom yet like all the years before with other teams are left in the top flight.
How can they justify this.
Do they think they are above us in leinster?
Limerick are of course fantastic but Cork haven'twon an all ireland in donkeys years. Waterford not since 1959. Tipperary have fallen quite dramatically and are no longer " The home of hurling" Clare won an all ireland in 2013 but in recent years are very much in the shadow of the great Limerick side.
It's about time munster were brought back down to earth and made to introduce regulation.
Now before any of you munster men and women tell me that leinster are no great shakes either, i would agree but its all about equality and fairness.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander as my mother used to say.

Magpie2 (Wexford) - Posts: 354 - 21/05/2024 12:29:17    2546129

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Wexford support teams once their is a sniff of a big result. I'd say a big Wexford crowd will travel, Kilkenny like to wait for the final.
Rossiter and his team deserve great credit for the bounce back since that Antrim result. I really was concerned you might lose to Galway and lose to Carlow and find yourselves fighting to stay in the Liam McCarthy Cup. A system which is grossly unfair when you see how abject Tipp are this year. Another example of the Munster counties wanting their cake and eating it.
It would have been easy for Wexford to down tools and instead they upped the ante, beat Galway, hammered Carlow and find themselves in a great position to finish 3rd now. Great heart shown by these men and I am happy I was wrong about them when I feared they might lose to Carlow.
If the big men deliver on Sunday like they did in the last 2 rounds, there is no reason for Wexford to fear Kilkenny. Its Wexfords favourite team to play after all. It often comes down to need but I think Kilkenny might just squeeze it after a big resistance from the Yellowbellies. I think Galway will beat us and that big score v Carlow will be the difference."
No reason you can't beat Galway. You have all your best players fit and firing, and your pace and aerial ball winning ability will trouble them.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 12:40:25    2546130

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Replying To Viking66:  "You are right there was 9725. I must of been thinking there was 8000 odd of us there. So ok maybe there will be 12-15000 odd in Nowlan Park. I really hope our supporters travel, it could mean the difference between winning and losing on Sunday."
I don't think that's correct. They opened the gates before the throw in because huge numbers were late.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2879 - 21/05/2024 13:09:11    2546139

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If there's only 10k there on Sunday Leinster might as well give up. I'd be expecting 15k+. There was a surprisingly big Wexford crowd in carlow and as another poster suggested once wexford sniff a chance they travel well. Hopefully that's the case on Sunday.

ChinCanHurl (Wexford) - Posts: 287 - 21/05/2024 13:15:56    2546143

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Replying To ChinCanHurl:  "If there's only 10k there on Sunday Leinster might as well give up. I'd be expecting 15k+. There was a surprisingly big Wexford crowd in carlow and as another poster suggested once wexford sniff a chance they travel well. Hopefully that's the case on Sunday."
Seen an article from our league meeting in February there was 8,224. Surely there will be near double there Sunday

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 21/05/2024 13:48:44    2546153

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "I don't think that's correct. They opened the gates before the throw in because huge numbers were late."
The stand wasn't full in that game. And the open side wasn't full either.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 14:07:49    2546159

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