2018 world cup bid

Xifio

The Von Trapps
Filipower;2992614 said:
I hope you do know what Panini is Shifty, because I cannot picture a childhood without that amazing company :D
haha agreed!! (H)

 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Filipower;2992614 said:
I hope you do know what Panini is Shifty, because I cannot picture a childhood without that amazing company :D

I didn't, but we had those sticker books for Football too. Real manly football that is.
 

Deisler

Red Card [Being a douche] exp. 22/1/06
Xifio;2992633 said:
haha agreed!! (H)


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O man i had every single one of the 1998 stickers. My Panini book was completed. I had it until 2003 than i lost it somehow. I guess the fact that i am in the US now where the Panini tradition is a lost art. :(
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
That's old news man, ever since they won the bid they've been totally backing away from the original claims.
 

JackReal

Club Supporter
Hey, does anyone know where in Russia the matches will be played?

I hope they stick to the European part as some Russian cities such as Novosibirsk or Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky are a bit remote to European football fans. Any information?
 

JackReal

Club Supporter
ShiftyPowers;3065989 said:
Yeah, I very much doubt the games will be in Vladivostok.

Just checked out the list of proposed stadiums and they are, thankfully, all located in the Eastern/ European part of the country. Would be a nightmare for teams and supporters to travel some 14,000 miles to their matches.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
In this thread I expressed several valid concerns about the farce that was Qatar winning the bid to host the World Cup in 2022. I was met with some backlash to my extreme anger at a huge and awesome sports nation with 5-star facilities like the USA (or even Australia which I would have accepted gladly) being screwed over for the likes of a dump like Qatar. Here is just one reply of many similar ones, mostly by Xifio, Nady, and Sevillista:

Xifio;2959894 said:
as for the technological advancements necessary:

non-scientists thinking they know anything about the fluid dynamics involved in the stadium temperature control undertaking, think again (or begin to actually think, whichever is applicable to you each) ... as a studying and researching engineer, I know first-hand how long a time 5 years is in engineering technology, let alone 12 ...

but even the layperson (including the all the "educated" non-engineers and non-scientists) can appreciate what such a gap in time can mean: just look at consumer electronics and consumer-oriented technology (including the internet) in 1998, and compare that to what we have now; it is a different world of capability we live in ... anyone who thinks time isn't a factor is just being obtuse ...

Well, you'll never believe it, but Qatar is backing out on just about everything it promised. Oh, and the cooling technology doesn't exist, and we're now 8 years out.

http://www.businessinsider.com/qatar-world-cup-promises-2014-4#prclt-dEiOkF2n

Fucking disgrace. It's going to be in the Winter too, you know.
 

MaestroZidane

YELLOW CARD: Untrustworthy
MaestroZidane;3549994 said:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...tter-admits-Qatar-2022-World-Cup-mistake.html



What joke, as always. It was a problem back then, and they said it would be resolved. Now they want to move it to Dcember? Yeah, like that won't affect all the european leagues in any way. Maybe another big bag of cash from Qatar will help them ease their pain.

http://www.soccergaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163597&highlight=qatar&page=3

I new I had made a post regarding this Qatar bid a while back.

Yet these news prove how much more, it was a mistake to have given the bid to Qatar
 


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