eujin wrote:nzfooty wrote:QATAR WILL HOST THE 2022 WORLD CUP
I quit international football.
For the rest of my life it is my mission to bring down FIFA.
(not that anyone will will care but my attempts to bring down FIFA will start with avoiding to mention any FIFA tournaments on this site)
Actually I will care. And not mentioning FIFA might not be the best way to bring them down. Perhaps instead of papering over the cracks one should highlight them with big bright emergency orange circles, like the guys at Panorama. Just think, the British press are really going to let them have it now.
I'm so glad I didn't stay up for it. I doubt I would have been able to get any sleep afterwards, I'm so angry. 2018, I can just about stomach. I don't doubt there was a huge amount of greasing of palms going on - and there was a line right at the end of the Russian presentation when the guy says something like, "I understand that this is a big burden for all of you to choose the hosts for this World Cup..." and then he pauses for a second and I swear there was some unspoken message like, "so let us sweeten the deal a little to lighten that burden!" - but, I can just about accept Russia getting it. The free travel on match days was a nice touch. Certain other bits of their presentation made me laugh - "they will be affordable accommodation for all fans" - what like during the Champions League Final when fans were sleeping in the cabins of ships for a couple of hundred dollars a night? And the fan park in Red Square, presumably complete with gangs of skinheads roaming around kicking in tourists and robbing them. Nice.
But Qatar? You have to be kidding me. I was willing to write off 2018 for a good 2022. My son will be 19 then. That was his World Cup. Hardly the one I was dreaming of. Qatar will be a corporate nightmare. Theyâ€™ll have fans parks where you can have a drink â€“ of Budweiser for $15 a pop (in todayâ€™s currency), astronomical hotel prices and lord knows what the ticket will cost by then. But mostly, I just wanted him to have somewhere where he could travel about backpacking, see a bit of the country and experience a bit of life, like I did. Qatar. I want to cry. But Iâ€™m too livid about it to. FUCKING, FUCKING, FUCKING MOTHERFUCKING FIFA CUNTS.
And as a last comment. England 2 votes. And the votes are solely made on the quality of the bids? Mmmmmm. My one consolation of the evening is the disappointment and embarrassment it must have caused the royal brat and the Tory twat. Talk about a slap in the face. Noses must be seriously out of joint this morning.