General Discussion: World Cup 2010 Thread


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CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

17 Nov 2010 21:31
Ashley Young Sick!
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

17 Nov 2010 22:29
Carroll really looks like Tommy, the White Power Ranger.
Ocin
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1420 posts since 4/6/04

2 Dec 2010 10:13
could have done without the manc gang member going on about prison at the start of our presentation Puzzled
Paolo G
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2 Dec 2010 10:20
We'll defo get it, compare our presentation to others. Russian people didn't even speak English. We invented the game, and we haven't had it here for ages, also we have great facilities, only worry I think is all the firms and stuff running amock.

LOL at one of the promo vids, showed practically no white people in the vid presumably to show how diverse we are. Roll Eyes
King_Kong
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2 Dec 2010 10:23
russian firms are worse anyway.
Ocin
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2 Dec 2010 10:29
I noticed that, over 90% of the fans were ethnic. Jawdropping! at how baldy prince williams gone. If england dont get it, its a piss take, the presentations actually decent.
Paolo G
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2 Dec 2010 10:43
Surprise! Spain did a shit one, that country is so backward.
Guido
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2 Dec 2010 10:48
sadly it's not about who does the best bid but all the bullshit politics behind the votes which could. As an example one of the guys from Asia who could vote and is apparently pro the England bid was put back on a plane at his connecting flight and thus wont be voting. that means there are now potentially 22 casting votes and not 23…. in the event of a tie in the final vote Blatter gets the casting vote. also all the votes are in secret. FIFA is one corrupt bullshit organisation.
themistake
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2 Dec 2010 10:53
so we are how favorites again Laughing out loud
3/2
russia 9/4
spain & portugal 4/1
carl lewis
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2 Dec 2010 10:53
Be great to bring the world cup here man Cool
Guido
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2 Dec 2010 10:56
I'd be 41….. that's a bit depressing Laughing out loud Love it if we got it though!
andymakesglasses
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2 Dec 2010 10:57
Don't underestimate the power of money - Putin basically owns Sochi and is investing heavily in it to make it a "world class resort". The 2014 Winter Olympics, the Russian Grand Prix from 2015, and a World Cup stadium for 2018 are part of his grand plan.

Also the World Cup has never been held in an Eastern European country, and that is something of an untapped market for FIFA. Football has pretty much reached saturation level in most of Western Europe as far as FIFA are concerned, there are limited money-making and expansion opportunities. Holding the World Cup in Russia would help FIFA to get into that market, both in Russia and the former Soviet republics.

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Guido wrote: sadly it's not about who does the best bid but all the bullshit politics behind the votes which could. FIFA is one corrupt bullshit organisation.

This + Putin = win for Russia.
Paolo G
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2 Dec 2010 11:21
The Russian girls tho Shocked Wouldn't be all bad if we lose.
bill
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2 Dec 2010 11:22
themistake
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2 Dec 2010 11:25
Paolo G wrote: The Russian girls tho Shocked Wouldn't be all bad if we lose.


haha we have david beckham, they have some Russian poll vaulter Laughing out loud
themistake
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10866 posts since 20/2/06

2 Dec 2010 11:26
YOU TELL EM' ARSHAVIN!
Guido
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2 Dec 2010 11:28
If Russia wheel out the Meerkat we're fukked!
themistake
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2 Dec 2010 11:29
nearly…
Arshavin: "I am just a simples foootballer"
smith
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2 Dec 2010 13:52
Russia will get it cos FIFA is corrupt.
FLG
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5894 posts since 21/5/04

2 Dec 2010 14:07
smith wrote: Russia will get it cos FIFA is corrupt.
And cos of the good points Andy made, a world cup would benefit Russia more than it would England IMO. England are overdue one for sure tho.