How social media reacted to the news that Colwyn Bay are considering a return to Welsh football
There was a big announcement last night, as Northern Premier League side Colwyn Bay revealed that they are considering a return to Welsh football after 35 years in the English leagues.
As expected, the reaction on social media was sizeable, with football fans voicing their opinions on the club’s potential return to the Welsh pyramid.
These are just some of the tweets that were posted in response to the news that shook Welsh football:
Gareth on Twitter said:
The advent of the new FAW pyramid with increased TV exposure, grass roots funding pathways and maybe local business sponsorship returning – cynical perhaps but if it saves a club I’m ok with it. What tier to start tho?
— Gareth Hughes 🏴 (@GarethH04231834) February 26, 2019
Terry is hopeful that club will decide to move back to the Welsh leagues:
I believe that Colwyn Bay would be a welcome addition to Welsh Football, it really would be a shame to see the club, who have a rich history, fold. I hope the FAW assist them in returning if that’s what the club wants 🏴
— Terry (@Terry63837884) February 26, 2019
Gareth was someone who backed the club’s decision to leave the Welsh pyramid:
Chris gave his view on the potential benefits of re-joining:
Steven used rugby as an example of how a move back to Wales could be a positive:
Chris was of a similar viewpoint:
Jeff took a different stance and does not think that Bay should return to Wales:
Robert did not take the news as a positive:
Dan cited the ability to play in Europe as a reason to re-join the Welsh system:
Former Colwyn Bay captain Sam Barnes has given his opinion:
Think it would be a good thing for @ColwynBayFC to be involved in the welsh system they will be a massive club for lads already playing in welsh system an easier for fans to get to away game also there more than capable of sustaining a welsh premier league spot. 🕊🕊🕊
— Sam Barnes (@Sam_Barnes5) February 26, 2019
The responses to the groundbreaking developments have been considerable, and the variety of comments listed above show that the eventual decision will be one that is received in different ways among football fans.
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