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1 minute ago, padawanbeck84 said:

I still live in hope they might come to their senses and realise that holding the World Cup in Qatar is a silly idea - it's too hot in summer and now they're trying to rearrange the entire football calendar to squish it into winter... :rolleyes:

They could easily pick another country to host it - there are plenty with suitable stadiums and facilities. And that's before we mention the many poor construction workers who have already been killed working on the stadiums in Qatar :( It will be a tournament built on blood and slavery. As you said @dmway FIFA was utterly corrupt during Blatter's era, but no-one is brave enough to reverse the ridiculous decisions that were made.

Agreed. England should have hosted the WC this year and the USA should have had it in 2022. Since we now have it (along with Canada and Mexico - a great idea, IMHO) in 2026, you certainly should have it for 2030 - it would be beyond farcical were it to be otherwise.

And, yes, the vast human toll just for the construction of stadia that will be used for just a few weeks is almost too tragic for words. I hope Blatter never has a comfortable night's sleep again...

 

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22 hours ago, xrayjets said:

 

Unfortunately social media "outrage" is everywhere these days. Robbie Kruse copped a tirade online during the Australian games. So much so, that even his family had to suspend their personal accounts.

Im also fed up by the negativity on social media...

I'm over the moon with finishing 4th..Well Done our Boys...

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On 7/13/2018 at 1:08 PM, xrayjets said:

 

Unfortunately social media "outrage" is everywhere these days. Robbie Kruse copped a tirade online during the Australian games. So much so, that even his family had to suspend their personal accounts.

Im also fed up by the negativity on social media...

I randomly made the mistake of reading sports related comments a couple times. Its reeeeellly bad with sports. I thought fandoms could be bad, sports can be downright nasty. It does seem really bad in recent years. All these people being horrible to each other & those who run social media, Facebook, Twitter, do nothing about it, so it continues.

count me in as fed up...& fed up horrible people are allowed to be horrible without consequence no matter who it hurts all because people who have the power to step in & stop it, or encourage better interaction, dont do anything & people could make an effort to less jerks but hey... 

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12 hours ago, inter1 said:

I'm over the moon with finishing 4th..Well Done our Boys...

Agree exceeded expectations. 

However we need to get the EPL teams to support the national side and develop players for the national team. 

And our players need to think ‘do I want to sit on the bench earning £200 k a week at City, Man U or Chelsea, or do I want to play week in week out somewhere slightly less glamorous and become the best I can be?’

it’s no good for England to have Rashford/Stones/Barkley etc warming the Bench they need to be playing.

also great to see a British coach do so well. 

 

 

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And then there were two. 

Days like today are what football is all about. 

One team will win & an entire country will be in raptures of joy.

But, on the other hand for some there will be utter devastation.

 

No matter what happens, it's been a heck of a ride !

 

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I'd like to se France win. They've played really good football so far, scored some great goals and have exciting players like Pogba, Mbappe etc. 

They're also our neighbours :)

Equally, if Croatia win, it would be a huge achievement given how young their country is as an independent nation - and the conflict they had to go through.

They're such an established, familiar football team that it's easy to forget the country is younger than I am :lol:

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3 hours ago, padawanbeck84 said:

I'd like to se France win. They've played really good football so far, scored some great goals and have exciting players like Pogba, Mbappe etc. 

They're also our neighbours :)

Equally, if Croatia win, it would be a huge achievement given how young their country is as an independent nation - and the conflict they had to go through.

They're such an established, familiar football team that it's easy to forget the country is younger than I am :lol:

Allez les Bleus Allez

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