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World Cup woe
« on: December 02, 2010, 08:09:39 PM »
Given that neither England won the 2018 World Cup bid and USA the 2022 bid I think the method for choosing the venue stinks.

What I am more annoyed about though is the millions of pounds it cost for England to put their bid together.

In the Eurovision song contest for every year since I can remember since Tony Blair took the UK into the Iraq war the song contest has become one of those political mechanisms used for countries to let the UK know how they felt. Again, it's a waste of money entering the competition, but if we pulled out it would have far reaching ramification.

The majority of the FIFA representatives who chose the two countries couldn't give two hoots about football, or Prince William, Beckham or anything. They hate the media here in the UK more than anything, the timing of the Panorama program put paid to the chances, it was a done deal long before the presentations today.

Thank you UK media, you lost the bid for us, why couldn't you have just been two faced, like the delegates, until after we won and then put the program out.

Pah, it's so annoying.

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Re: World Cup woe
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 08:49:05 PM »
might of been a better idea spending the money to get an england side worthy of playing in a world cup before they contemplate hosting a world cup competition
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Re: World Cup woe
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 09:59:45 PM »
I had already planned my month long holiday back in the UK to watch some games. I went to a few games here in Cape Town and its an awesome experience - so different from your average premier league match.