How do know whether they're cheering for the WIN or cheering for the players playing?
Have you asked every single person there? Or are you just assuming yet again?
This post makes me sad. Not because there's any sort of good argument in there, but because it shows you really aren't understanding my argument at all, and I don't know how I can make it any clearer.
But to answer your question, when I said they were cheering for the players, I also very obviously mean they were cheering for the win.
"I hope we play well but lose" is a take that some people can have, I guess, but I doubt the crowd did.