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posted Dec 2, 2010

yeah blame the bbc but dont blame ther mail for getting treisman to resign

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posted Dec 2, 2010

applause This article is spot on ok

As an Irishman i am gutted for you lads.

Lets look at the facts

England has
(1)The best stadia in Europe
(2)Fantastic transport system and accomadation already in place
(3)English police are welll on top of any Hooliganism threat.

So the question has to be asked why did England not get the World Cup Finals.

I think we all know the answer!!!

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Would be interesting to know who got Jack Warner's vote

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Oh give over FFS!!!!!

It was ALL down to the BBC was it???

Get your head out of the clouds!

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comment by McBilty (U1714701)

posted Dec 2, 2010

Would be interesting to know who got Jack Warner's vote

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... the person who paid the most for it.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Not all BBC's fault BUT 4 votes says that the BBC (and Sunday Times) kind of had a massive slice in the blame

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posted Dec 2, 2010

I don't think the BBC programme had anything to do with this.

It was all stitched up ages ago, when all the votes were bought.

How naive and stupid to spend so much money and so many high profile figures on a glitzy last minute presentation.

It was already sorted and how foolish do we look for not realising that?

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posted Dec 2, 2010

People with nothing to hid ignore critism....

2 votes for England ummmmmmmmmmmm erm

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Skysports are reporting that England only got TWO votes in the first round.

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comment by McBilty (U1714701)

posted Dec 2, 2010

Exactly. Which countries sent representatives passionate about football and which sent representatives passionate about money? Hmmmmmmm

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posted Dec 2, 2010

As I've posted this comment on another board (which got deleted), I thought I'd copy and paste it on relevant threads before probably getting banned for 'misconduct of the house rules' or whatever justification they have to remove such posts...

To be fair, the Beeb is probably expecting a backlash for their ridiculous scheduling of the Panorama programme.

It's clear that this programme was going to upset FIFA; upset one member, upset them all, so no matter what you say which is deemed derogatory about the Beeb, they'll censor you, despite being the 'neutrals' regarding debate concerning the UK.

I remember in the 80s and the fiasco about providing Iraq with weapons, post Saddam Hussein, on his obituary News reel, there was no mention of the USA or Britain mentoring him into a position of power against Iran for the exchange of oil. Inconvenient truths will always be shunted to one side.

Whilst I agree the contents of the programme needed to be shed light upon, surely it could have waited a week? Nah, it was an exercise in gaining publicity, a hike in the ratings of a floundering channel that still taxes the people for its services, so they had to show it and subsequently played a big part in the World Cup going to Russia.

Well done BBC, nice standing up for Britain and a much needed economical boost to which you'd have your own slice of the cake. Did you think about that in the board room? Nah, this is here and now so under the carpet it goes. Can you deduct our tele-tax fee in 8 years time so we can afford a flight to Russia as a form of apology???

Lets see if these comments exist more than 5 minutes

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posted Dec 2, 2010

The BBC is racist against England when it comes to sport. Look at Delhi you have Scotland Wales Ireland but no English they were all British according to BBC commontators. Look at the AI rugby evey other country gets live TV and live radio coverage BBC gives TV Highlights and bit part coverage on the radio 5live with horse racing and other sports.
For a long time I have considered the BBC sports coverage and actions racist against England. Thats the BBC.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

The BBC report didn't help but they were right, it's a fix, and we wouldn't have got it anyway!

Doesn't anyone else find it strange that it was a secret vote, yet Sky Sports News knew all the results before threy were announced??!!

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Delighted with the outcome. A true reflection on how England is perceived in the World. Then the arrogance of the BBC Sport headline England lose out to Russia. England got 2 votes out of a possible 22 they were no where near the Russian bid. All this talk of corruption etc and what did England do send a Royal+Prime Minister+ Becks what were they there to do other than give compliance to FIFA in exchanged for votes. Best outcome.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Not all BBC's fault BUT 4 votes says that the BBC (and Sunday Times) kind of had a massive slice in the blame
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If its true that England only got 4 or even just 2 votes then look no further than the BBC and the media in general.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Glad to see that the Sun-reading, talkSPORT-listening knuckledraggers are annoyed that the BBC exposed some corruption.

If you're also so annoyed by the BBC, why don't you get off the BBC boards?

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posted Dec 2, 2010

And you have to admit, when the country's national television service is fudging up Britians chances of getting the World cup WEEKS before it came out (the rumour mill was in activity, just to increase ratings and publicity) then do you think FIFA were going to stand for it? Sure the other countries probably paid a lot more but they're not publicly dragging FIFA's name through the dirt... Those countries had a enough nous to do it behind closed doors!

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posted Dec 2, 2010

This was decided ages ago why do you think Putin stayed at home he wasnt needed he new it was in the bag ( lets face it he probably payed for it ) talk of BBC etc is way of the mark and England were never ever favourites for it anyway , I still believe there was real complacency in the beginning and that has cost you in the end.

As for stadiums and infra structure now thats irrelevant its what the countries promise will be there at 2018 that counts.

However when your big gun is Britains biggest loser in Cameron you were doomed he couldnt win a general election when it was handed to him on a plate what chance did he have converting Fifa well none as it happens nothibg new there then .

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Not all BBC's fault BUT 4 votes says that the BBC (and Sunday Times) kind of had a massive slice in the blame
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If its true that England only got 4 or even just 2 votes then look no further than the BBC and the media in general.
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No. Look no further than the bent FIFA 'family' doh

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posted Dec 2, 2010

'As for stadiums and infra structure now thats irrelevant its what the countries promise will be there at 2018 that counts'

But they don't deserve it. We already have all the Stadiums and infrastructure. Surely we deserve the World Cup, wehreas Russia and Qatar haven't made any effort for football up to this point?

Sorry but you cannot argue against the fact that we are the best Country to host a World Cup.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Because Cotumely people have the right to use a 'national service' they pay for in license fees to vent their frustration. And if you want to know, I don't read the Sun, I have a First class Degree in English Literature and what is TALK sport? Do you read the Mail by chance and believe that the BBC is a national treasure and institution? Blinkers are meant for racehorses you know

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posted Dec 2, 2010

"Septic Bladder" "Micky taking­ Prattini" and "Im all right Jack­ Walker".

None of these characters will be around when England get their next opportunity to bid for the World Cup in 2030.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Lets be honest soccer is so overrated now the last world cup proved that what a failure for entertainment that was.
No point in having the world cup here when the players put club before country.
Soccer has died a death today the final nail in the coffin.Who wants to go to a soccer match when its not safe to do so and last nights violence is nothing compared to Russia.

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comment by Y (U11027237)

posted Dec 2, 2010

Lets be fair we never stood a chance at winning the World Cup. We have the stadiums, the transport, all the technical requirements. However what we don't have is legacy. How will a World Cup benefit us other than a train track here, a new stadium there.

Russia has the potential to be transformed by the World Cup. A real lasting legacy similar to South Africa. I'm sorry to say our bid was in the water once South Africa, a crime torn country proved to the world it was more than capable.

We simply have it all and don't need it.

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comment by U14334741

posted Dec 2, 2010

It's actually a disgrace. To lose to Spain/Portugal is one thing, but to Russia?? What possible explanation can there be for them being awarded it other than the obvious?

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posted Dec 2, 2010

I think FIFA did us a favour - now we dont have to go through the whole building up of unrealsistic expectations based on us being the host nation, only for it all to end in another humiliating disaster.

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comment by James (U13912363)

posted Dec 2, 2010

Getting annoyed at the BBC for exposing the corruption at the heart of FIFA is just accepting that the corruption is ok

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posted Dec 2, 2010

We'll never get any support while we continue to preach and point fingers at other countries.

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comment by dceilar (U5595449)

posted Dec 2, 2010

Why don't we just leave FIFA? What good is it to us to remain part of this 'football family'. We have no chance of winning the WC, and now we don't have a hope of even hosting it!

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posted Dec 2, 2010

The has been corruption in football for years and this country is as bad as most. Football died a long time ago and Sky danced on it's grave in 1992 and is still dancing.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

this has nothing to do with the British media, we never had a chance of winning it for a number of reasons. These range from the legacy question through to the perceived arrogance of our football organisations and the rest of the world viewing English clubs as predators in relation to capturing young players and taking shares of their own markets through such scams as the 39th game.

The two questions I have relate to the contradiction of the premier and football leagues supporting the bid yet the club who hold their top trophy's are fronting the Russian bid through Abramovitch. If our top clubs cant support the bid why should fifa.

The other question is to try and get an answer to the term "football people" which David Beckham used at his press conference in relation to the Fifa executive having an understanding of our bid. This was borne out by subsequent comments from the bid team that fifa delegates said one thing to their faces and dis another thing behind their backs, this plus a lack of honesty and a love of money and power at all costs seems to me to be the key factors behind the term "football people"

What is needed now is a root and branch review of football playing and administration in the country. 60% of top players are foreign, 50% of top clubs are foreign owned. more money goes to individual agents than to clubs in the lower divisions and the english bloke on Fifa is anonomous!!!

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comment by r0nin (U1677821)

posted Dec 2, 2010

Couldn't agree more with this post the BBC should hold it's head in shame at their behaviour! and utter disgrace... 2 votes still can't believe it.. lol

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posted Dec 2, 2010

The biggest problem is, if it's to be believed that the vote is 'above board', is that it just sends out the message that stadia, infrastructure, safety, transport etc etc is completely irrelevant to a bid, as all of that can be hypothetical if your bid is from a place that is 'untapped.'

Which begs the question, how can England ever win, and is there any point even tabling a bid again? Am sure it's not cheap . . .

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posted Dec 2, 2010

The England bid was built around all the wrong things, I mean just look at the promotional clips from this morning. England try to sell their bid by saying we are the rightfull home of football and look how good our league is. That is not what hosting the world cup is about.

All the other bids promoted their locations, their culture, and their legacy from the World Cup.

Everyone slagging off Qatar should go and have a look at their bid website as when I looked it around a year ago I straight away signed up to support their bid. Fantastic stadium plans and a real drive to promote the sport in that region. Anywhere you host the world cup will have passionate support, remember the doubts for Korea/Japan and they proved everyone wrong.

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comment by cham (U14343187)

posted Dec 2, 2010

No point blaming the British media.. The Russian media hides past human rights abuses while the medio of Qatar hunt down homosexuals..

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comment by McK (U1817050)

posted Dec 2, 2010

I don't know why you all care. The national football is soo abysmal I haven't bothered watching most of the games in the last 2 years, and the last World Cup was zzzzzzzzz.

The combination of club football dominance and mismanagement by FIFA means this is just the final nail in the coffin of national football. Just means all my money and time will be spent watching my club, rather than inferior and corrupt national football.

Maybe some day national football will be rejevenated, but Blatter and Platini will be long dead.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

Quatar's population is roughly 1.5 million.

There are 63 matches in a world cup

If you take 63 matches and times it by 40,000 (size of a relatively small World cup stadium)

the answer is over 2.5 million.

Am I the only one who thinks it's stupid to hold a world cup somewhere so small???

Why not hold it in San Marino erm

This is completely ignoring other massive flaws with the Quatar bid such as actual passion for football in the nation ect.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

All the bitterness is ridiculous, England don't have some divine right to host. Russia's bid was perfectly decent, they're offering a great deal on the visas and transport for WC ticket holders.

Also: don't blame the BBC. They're doing their job as our countries media, and to be honest I'd rather the alleged FIFA corruption be exposed and remedied than host the WC for a bunch of crooked old men!

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posted Dec 2, 2010

'England don't have some divine right to host.'

Our country is best for hosting a world cup. yet we got 2 votes that is why we are bitter.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

The reason you didnt get World Cup 2018 is simple. No-one likes you!! When are you going to get it. This afternoon is a prime example of why no-one likes you. The Arrogance that "your entitled" and that your fans are the most passionate in the world, they are not, they are no more passionate than Italian, or Brazilian, Argentinian, or Scottish fans. Well done Russia, it was the perfect bid, huge country, massive legacy, taking football to a new area, and like South Africa, will be a huge success.

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comment by muckie1 (U2071396)

posted Dec 2, 2010

We have the olympics, and can't even afford them. Let the Mafia controlled Russians have it and pay for it. All we have to do is qualify and come back with the cup.

This failure is down to one thing, the media.

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comment by keithf (U14390535)

posted Dec 2, 2010

FIFA will get the world cups it deserves.

Russia will be devoid of atmosphere as national fans will find it almost impossible to travel, even if they get to Russia the transport infrastructure is third world and will remain so.

Qatar - Will be a security nightmare and massive health issue, with Temps well over 100F it will be football on the walk.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

David, shut your trap. We have a better country than russia in terms of hosting a World cup. We also invented the game, so be grateful. Yes, thats right, we invented it. So if you don't like us, give us our world cup back.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

What's the point in doing anything for the good of the country anymore?


If we've got a slight chance of having anything decent, the media will do their utmost to ruin it.

I'm absolutely gutted, I hate the BBC.....2 votes! 4th! I'm sorry but the strength of our bid and everything else surely meant at least second! Can't believe my TV license helps fund this anti-Britain campaign of the BBC. I'm going to shut down my 606 account, don't want to be associated with a bunch of people who are hell bent on destroying our country. Bunch of PC left wing labour lickers.

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comment by msee (U14393094)

posted Dec 2, 2010

It doesn't matter where the World Cup is held. Let's just get our national team playing quality football and win it. Our national press is to be applauded for its rigour in persuing corruption where ever it exists and reporting it to the people. That makes us a better informed nation which is far more important than hosting an expensive, commercial jamboree.

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posted Dec 2, 2010

What does concern me is who was stupid enough to give England the other vote. Could have been our USA invasion allies or was there an Iraqi rep on the panel.
Could laugh at all this talk of corruption then England parade out the Royals, PM and Becks. Wonder what was offered to FIFA officials for their votes, wedding invites or knighthoods. Shameful.

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