Qatar World Cup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Norris, Nov 9, 2022.

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World cup?

  1. I'll be there in Qatar!

    1.8%
  2. I'll watch every match on TV I can

    5.4%
  3. Meh - not a football fan

    33.9%
  4. I'll be lighting the bonfire outside the embassy!

    12.5%
  5. I'll reluctantly watch the England matches but disapprove of the murderous/bigoted/abusive state

    46.4%
  1. Norris

    Norris Supporter

    Hmmm. I'm just glad that some of the news programs are starting to highlight the issues. I'm kind of hoping their mistreatment of migrant workers, bigoted and homophobic views, capital punishment, etc. hit the spotlight so much that they regret ever getting involved
     
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  2. snotty

    snotty Sponsor

    I think we should've boycotted the whole thing.
     
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  3. BeulahThe78Bay

    BeulahThe78Bay Supporter

    We should have boycotted, interesting all the 'we're just there to play football' from the players... but if you can play in Russia whats the difference. FIFA is the most corrupt international organisation out there.
     
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  4. Norris

    Norris Supporter

    Absolutely. A boycott would have been appropriate
     
  5. crossy2112

    crossy2112 Supporter

    Alleged brown envelope Blater now thinks it was a mistake o_O
     
  6. snotty

    snotty Sponsor

    I was about to say...he's wringing his hands now, but said nothing at the time. Deffo Brown Envelope.

    FIFA just stinks as an organisation.
     
  7. Marty SmartyCat

    Marty SmartyCat Supporter

    Given the recent press coverage about Qatar, and the country's history of human rights abuse, the whole shebang will be overshadowed by multiple stories that are not football related. Can't say that I'm looking forward to the blanket coverage of the negative 'news' stories and football over the coming weeks.
     
  8. Certainly a massive own goal

    I can’t see why they couldn’t see the issues would come and bite them I suppose they were just chasing the money
     
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  9. snotty

    snotty Sponsor

    They obviously don't care, as long as the money keeps rolling in...
     
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  10. he would say that after pocketing a few million ....Allegedly
     
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  11. To much of football is about the money.. :(

    Bizarre.. as its the cheapest game people can play... o_O
     
  12. Jack Tatty

    Jack Tatty Supporter

    What’s the issue? After watching David Beckham’s tourist promotion vids, I’ve booked my flight and I’m on my way! :confused:


    How much has been paid for that? Anyone know? Strange as I thought he was supposed to be some kind of gay icon :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Pudelwagen

    Pudelwagen Supporter

    Conkers is cheaper. All you need is a pair of bootlaces.
     
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  14. We have the world conker championships in Northants.. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. snotty

    snotty Sponsor

    Sepp asked how much of a bribe you paid?
     
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  16. Norris

    Norris Supporter

    Peanuts
     
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  17. snotty

    snotty Sponsor

    Harsh on the players, but I hope the whole thing is a complete disaster in Qatar.

    US, Canda & Mexico in 2026 - slightly more sensible (although I don't doubt the brown envelopes will continue to be passed around).
     
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  18. Soggz

    Soggz An inquisitive supporter

    Not if you don’t cut the grass…..
     
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  19. Purple

    Purple Supporter

    To use a football analogy- Qatar has played a blinder.

    Said all the right things right up to the point where it's too late to rearrange it with a step-in host.

    FIFA's own mission to take tournaments to developing nations has failed spectacularly on this occasion.

    A proper own goal......
     
  20. and here we have England fans waiting for the team to arrive ......paid to be fans by The Qatary gvnt more then likely " hey look world we are a very diverse nation " call me cynical :( 0_England-team-arrivals-Qatar-Tuesday-15th-November.jpg
     
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