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2018 World Cup Bid

broadside

War Hero
Chaz said:
broadside said:
On a more serious note regarding shared bidding, if Spain & Portugal had won, for example, would both teams have been given an automatic qualifier place?
Yes, both Japan and South Korea automatically qualified for the finals when they co-hosted in 2002.

Chaz, thanks - of course they did, I forgot that. I was trying to think back to double head bids and missed the Japan S Korea one.

Now THAT would be a good reason for an England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland bid - even though we all know that it would lose out to a bid from Liechtenstein!
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer


Anymore crying and it won't be the snow thats the problem, it'll be the rising flood waters. Don't worry lads you can all bang on about 66 for another few years.
 
England does'nt deserve to host the world cup. What have we done to deserve it? The team are demonstrably useless. Furthermore as a country we dont deserve it either. The decline of our country in recent years is off the scale. This fact has been obvious, made even more obvious by wikileaks. Was it Robbie Burns who said " if only we could see ourselves as others see us?. Now we are starting to find out what others really think of us. Some of us knew anyway. I would like to go into detail as to the causes of this decline but free speech is no longer one of our great traditions. yangtze_sailor06 :cry:
 

finknottle

Banned
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
Guzzler said:
.....comfort themselves by wallowing in their bitterness......

A nice turn of phrase there, Guzzler.

......But why did 'Finknottle' immediately spring to mind, I wonder?


Why would I be bitter when it would appear that the English are not as popular as they would like to think they are? :)

It could have been a poor choice of presentation team that let you down.
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
I may be very naive here but can someone explain why FIFA has this power? Who decided that they were the arbiter of all things International Football? Why can't we, and other like minded countries, start an 'Alternative World Cup'. If enough nations subscribed, FIFA would be out of a job. The politics of sport in general ellude me.
 
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
Guzzler said:
.....comfort themselves by wallowing in their bitterness......

A nice turn of phrase there, Guzzler.

......But why did 'Finknottle' immediately spring to mind, I wonder?


Why would I be bitter when it would appear that the English are not as popular as they would like to think they are? :)

It could have been a poor choice of presentation team that let you down.

And you would have selected?

Gordon Brown, Sir A. Ferguson & Alan Hansen?

Kilts & Doodlesachs wi' bungs of Lanliq & Buckfast presented by Billy C/Sean C/Rab C? Nae bother.

C U, eh Jimmy.... :wink:
 

finknottle

Banned
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
Guzzler said:
.....comfort themselves by wallowing in their bitterness......

A nice turn of phrase there, Guzzler.

......But why did 'Finknottle' immediately spring to mind, I wonder?


Why would I be bitter when it would appear that the English are not as popular as they would like to think they are? :)

It could have been a poor choice of presentation team that let you down.

And you would have selected?

Gordon Brown, Sir A. Ferguson & Alan Hansen?

Kilts & Doodlesachs wi' bungs of Lanliq & Buckfast presented by Billy C/Sean C/Rab C? Nae bother.

C U, eh Jimmy.... :wink:


It could be that putting a member of the royal family in the mix could have backfired.
 

finknottle

Banned
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.
 

X.R.D

War Hero
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

Fink. I'm not being funny mate but if you don't like what we have to offer darn sarf then dont bother darkening our door again. FFS your the biggest whining twunt I think I have the fortune not to have met. Furthermore, and before you ask, I can't stand football either but am keen to know what your gripe is with us down here as most Scots I have met have been accomodating and friendly. So what is it?? Are you just bitter then England have carried our northern brethren for years or is whinging just something you do for fun??

Keen to know of south London :roll:
 

Topstop

War Hero
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

You should go to Turkey and see the way the Russians behave, we are but amateurs, they are profesionals and could give us lessons in being obnoxius
 

finknottle

Banned
X.R.D said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

Fink. I'm not being funny mate but if you don't like what we have to offer darn sarf then dont bother darkening our door again. FFS your the biggest whining twunt I think I have the fortune not to have met. Furthermore, and before you ask, I can't stand football either but am keen to know what your gripe is with us down here as most Scots I have met have been accomodating and friendly. So what is it?? Are you just bitter then England have carried our northern brethren for years or is whinging just something you do for fun??

Keen to know of south London :roll:


So there is no truth in my post?

My fellow Scots and I who are in the minority on this forum put up with the anti Scots comments with a wry smile, shame you cannot do the same, dishing it out then being unable to take it is not an endearing quality. :)
 

gypquitacorrie

Lantern Swinger
Interesting reading to date on this topic both on here and in the national press. Personnally I feel that our bid never stood a chance and neither did any of the other western european nations bids either. FIFA have made it known that they want to use the world cup to promote and increase Football world wide and hence they want to take the compation to countries where its not necessarily the biggest or the national game. Perhaps FIFA should have made this point more clearer before established footballing nations spent rather a lot of time and effort on making bids which were allways going to fail. Then again theres not to much money to be made for FIFA by holding the world cup in a established country who wouldn't need new stadia or a supporting infrastructure that would need to be built by FIFA approved companies.
Has to a Joint UK bid or FA/SFA bid, WHY? the SFA are a big enough organisation to make a bid in there own right, a Joint bid is the first step down the road to a UK team something not to many people on this island want.
 

X.R.D

War Hero
finknottle said:
X.R.D said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

Fink. I'm not being funny mate but if you don't like what we have to offer darn sarf then dont bother darkening our door again. FFS your the biggest whining twunt I think I have the fortune not to have met. Furthermore, and before you ask, I can't stand football either but am keen to know what your gripe is with us down here as most Scots I have met have been accomodating and friendly. So what is it?? Are you just bitter then England have carried our northern brethren for years or is whinging just something you do for fun??

Keen to know of south London :roll:


So there is not truth in my post?

My fellow Scots and I who are in the minority on this forum put up with the anti Scots comments with a wry smile, shame you cannot do the same, dishing it out then being unable to take it is not an endearing quality. :)

Fair enough. Did I not mention that I have many Scots friends who I very much doubt would bad-mouth me for being English. I think your just a bitter old man with a chip on your shoulder about most things. get a grip Fink!! :roll:
 

bollotom

War Hero
X.R.D said:
finknottle said:
X.R.D said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

Fink. I'm not being funny mate but if you don't like what we have to offer darn sarf then dont bother darkening our door again. FFS your the biggest whining twunt I think I have the fortune not to have met. Furthermore, and before you ask, I can't stand football either but am keen to know what your gripe is with us down here as most Scots I have met have been accomodating and friendly. So what is it?? Are you just bitter then England have carried our northern brethren for years or is whinging just something you do for fun??

Keen to know of south London :roll:


So there is not truth in my post?

My fellow Scots and I who are in the minority on this forum put up with the anti Scots comments with a wry smile, shame you cannot do the same, dishing it out then being unable to take it is not an endearing quality. :)

Fair enough. Did I not mention that I have many Scots friends who I very much doubt would bad-mouth me for being English. I think your just a bitter old man with a chip on your shoulder about most things. get a grip Fink!! :roll:

I have a Scots buddy. Known him for over thirty years. Has a bloody good job with an English company, goes to Spain for his hols, drinks Strongbow and is forever running down the English. It's a thing with the Scots. Long as they're running us down, they think themselves superior. I just wish I could understand him, hump his wife and shoot his dog but not neccessarilly in that order. 8)
 

X.R.D

War Hero
bollotom said:
X.R.D said:
finknottle said:
X.R.D said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

Fink. I'm not being funny mate but if you don't like what we have to offer darn sarf then dont bother darkening our door again. FFS your the biggest whining twunt I think I have the fortune not to have met. Furthermore, and before you ask, I can't stand football either but am keen to know what your gripe is with us down here as most Scots I have met have been accomodating and friendly. So what is it?? Are you just bitter then England have carried our northern brethren for years or is whinging just something you do for fun??

Keen to know of south London :roll:


So there is not truth in my post?

My fellow Scots and I who are in the minority on this forum put up with the anti Scots comments with a wry smile, shame you cannot do the same, dishing it out then being unable to take it is not an endearing quality. :)

Fair enough. Did I not mention that I have many Scots friends who I very much doubt would bad-mouth me for being English. I think your just a bitter old man with a chip on your shoulder about most things. get a grip Fink!! :roll:

I have a Scots buddy. Known him for over thirty years. Has a bloody good job with an English company, goes to Spain for his hols, drinks Strongbow and is forever running down the English. It's a thing with the Scots. Long as they're running us down, they think themselves superior. I just wish I could understand him, hump his wife and shoot his dog but not neccessarilly in that order. 8)

Just dry bum the bitch that will sort it
 

w.anchor

War Hero
Topstop said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

You should go to Turkey and see the way the Russians behave, we are but amateurs, they are profesionals and could give us lessons in being obnoxius
I can confirm that Topstop I've been visiting Turkey over the past 10 years as one of my kids works between Ankara and Istanbul.They leave us standing and behave like animals at the airports and other public places.
 

finknottle

Banned
w.anchor said:
Topstop said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

You should go to Turkey and see the way the Russians behave, we are but amateurs, they are profesionals and could give us lessons in being obnoxius
I can confirm that Topstop I've been visiting Turkey over the past 10 years as one of my kids works between Ankara and Istanbul.They leave us standing and behave like animals at the airports and other public places.

They must have been watching the video available from most outlets, 'How the young English behave Abroad'.
 

w.anchor

War Hero
finknottle said:
w.anchor said:
Topstop said:
finknottle said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
DOH! So one of the Royle family would have cracked it instead, eh?

To be brutally honest England never stood a chance and it was nothing to do with investigative journalists exposing corruption. For the answer all you have to do is look at the way the Englanders behave abroad and that could be due to the hostility that comes from being a conquered race.

You should go to Turkey and see the way the Russians behave, we are but amateurs, they are profesionals and could give us lessons in being obnoxius
I can confirm that Topstop I've been visiting Turkey over the past 10 years as one of my kids works between Ankara and Istanbul.They leave us standing and behave like animals at the airports and other public places.

They must have been watching the video available from most outlets, 'How the young English behave Abroad'.
They need no lesions from us.
Back to the thread.
I like most feel disappointed that we will not be hosting the world cup.But what I found disturbing was watching our Prime Minister and the future King kowtowing to FIFA.An organisation that seems to be steeped in corruption. Six voting members dismissed for corruption over the past few months and three members who still had a vote under investigation.Sad that we should feel a need to humble ourselves to the likes of them.
 
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