Wales manager Chris Coleman is planning to blindfold the Ireland team and force feed them cheesy chips in an effort to intimidate them at the crunch World Cup qualifier in Cardiff.
Coleman is concerned that playing the match on a car park instead of a football ground and getting Joe Ledley to perform a haka might not be scary enough.
Other measures under consideration include the Wales players downing pints of beer when defending corners and burping in the Irish players’ faces, as well as asking them “You alright?” every five seconds for the full 90 minutes.
Tom Wilson, a reporter for the Cardiff News says:
“Other national teams might not like it, but our scary appearances and loud voices are one of our biggest assets – along with Gareth Bale, obviously.
“It obviously works – the Austrians are still suffering post-traumatic stress from coming here.
“FIFA are all fine with it – as long as we don’t go over the top and put poppies on our shirts or something.”
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