World Cup 2022?!

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by arana peligrosa » Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:14 pm

Saw a news item just recent where the English have been provided one of D1ck Branson's exclusive jets, the flagship LGBT 'Rainbow' to enforce view about Qatar's stance of what they view immoral. Airplane staff wore specific 'gender friendly' uniform, not sure if Southgate and players followed suit.

Believe they're the only nation participating doing this 'idea' or whatever the f*ck it is or to put it another way no other team would seem to go to such extremes.

More a promotion / media opportunity than just saying 'we don't agree with your nation's philosophies'. May be in a minority but even at such early stage the whole thing out there appears on way to becoming even more of a circus act.

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Ricco » Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:39 pm

It is quite ironic that Qatar basically bought the world cup to increase their popularity in the world, and instead it's just universally highlighted their human right issues and corruption :lol:

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by marko69 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:31 am

Ricco wrote:
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:39 pm
It is quite ironic that Qatar basically bought the world cup to increase their popularity in the world, and instead it's just universally highlighted their human right issues and corruption :lol:
That is very true. 🤔

Even if the football doesn’t live up to expectation, the politics will and it’ll be very intriguing.

FTR, got to think the football WILL live up and it’ll create memorable memories! 👌👍
Qatar themselves will score a 40-yard raker v Ecuador…….. book it

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by marko69 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:20 pm

They really are taking the pi$$ now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63674631

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Ricco » Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:46 pm

Ridiculous, 2 days before the tournament, after everyone has booked their tickets and flights. There's going to be a fair few flash points huh?

I thought the only way this tournament would go off without event is if the police forces took a lenient, or 'western' approach for the duration, seems that might not be the case.

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As a non-drinker it's not something you (I) can now easily relate to but point being the powers that be knew damn well the guidelines and legislation of the country before any decision was made to host the event there.

It's a bit short notice to make changes and got to imagine the aspect of drink-related incident will or should be minimized but crowd / fan behavior isn't just down to one thing.

One final point here, thought there were some ongoing Nations League things underway a month or two back. England got whacked by Hungary, played Italy and Germany thereafter (didn't win). What they do with that, brush it under the rug or the whole thng fell by the wayside, they didn't even complete the damn competition/s or whatever it were. What the hell were they doing playing out those games so close to a World Cup tournament anyhow. We'll let it rest.

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Post by Andym » Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:13 pm

Am I right in thinking the only Alcohol was going to be Budweiser at £12 a bottle? I think they’ve done everyone a favour by banning it. 😂

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Post by Ricco » Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:51 pm

Andym wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:13 pm
Am I right in thinking the only Alcohol was going to be Budweiser at £12 a bottle? I think they’ve done everyone a favour by banning it. 😂
Obscene indeed, but I bet you a bottle of water is £11.50

I guess at least if you're down to your last few pennies you could get a pint of crude for about £0.08

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by Frosty » Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:34 am

Twelve quid a bottle??? ............. you would have more chance the following morning waking up bankrupt rather than hungover. :wink:

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:58 am

arana peligrosa wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:42 pm
As a non-drinker it's not something you (I) can now easily relate to but point being the powers that be knew damn well the guidelines and legislation of the country before any decision was made to host the event there.

It's a bit short notice to make changes and got to imagine the aspect of drink-related incident will or should be minimized but crowd / fan behavior isn't just down to one thing.

One final point here, thought there were some ongoing Nations League things underway a month or two back. England got whacked by Hungary, played Italy and Germany thereafter (didn't win). What they do with that, brush it under the rug or the whole thng fell by the wayside, they didn't even complete the damn competition/s or whatever it were. What the hell were they doing playing out those games so close to a World Cup tournament anyhow. We'll let it rest.
Hey AP, that UEFA Nations League thing you correctly recall is still in play. The League Phase ran 1 June - 27 September and the 4 remaining teams. Croatia, Spain, Italy and Netherlands will play the Seni Final & Final 14/18 June 2023.
The Nations League is also a Qualifying Competition for UEFA Euros 2024.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:04 pm

Ricco wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:51 pm
Andym wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:13 pm
Am I right in thinking the only Alcohol was going to be Budweiser at £12 a bottle? I think they’ve done everyone a favour by banning it. 😂
Obscene indeed, but I bet you a bottle of water is £11.50

I guess at least if you're down to your last few pennies you could get a pint of crude for about £0.08
Beer : 12 quid & 12 years in jail
Water : 11 quid & freedom.

Unless of course you then snog your boyfriend ---->> you might as well just have the beer.

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Post by arana peligrosa » Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:08 pm

Was asked earlier to name three Qatar players.

Said "George Harrison, Hendrix, and Bryan Adams"

Didn't get much in way of response.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:45 pm

arana peligrosa wrote:
Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:08 pm
Was asked earlier to name three Qatar players.

Said "George Harrison, Hendrix, and Bryan Adams"

Didn't get much in way of response.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Superb.

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:29 am

No guitar players in Quatar, a shortage of hands.

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Post by hallamblue » Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:01 am

Lol :lol: :lol: plonker !

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Post by number 9 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:37 am

Bluemike wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:29 am
No guitar players in Quatar, a shortage of hands.
:lol: You deseve some caption bonus points for that one!

Btw, I've decided to refer to Qatar as Quntar for the rest of the WC. :wink:

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Post by Rodenbach Ex-pat » Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:44 pm

Any thoughts on Gianni Infantino's outburst? Mine initially are: sucking up to the Qataris; more brown envelopes; untimely; response to Sepp Blatter: Finally: money, money, money and continued corruption.

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:01 pm

I had the same thoughts, arse licking of the highest order.

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Post by marko69 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:13 pm

:lol: Ok…….. task for Roden & Mike…… create a comedy sketch. Get the questions asked to Infantino……, and lets hear your answers. :lol: Got to make it real though. You got to make it as if YOU were Infantino.

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Post by marko69 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:15 pm

By the way…….. after the FIFA FBI investigation, all soccer fans can probably take comfort that the organisations “brown envelope days” may be a thing of the past.

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Post by Rodenbach Ex-pat » Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:50 pm

After you Marko! 🤣. I couldn’t even start to compete with the live clowns in FIFA. (and UEFA)

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Re: World Cup 2022?!

Post by marko69 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:10 pm

First 6 minutes…… controversy. Perfectly legal Ecuador goal chopped off.
Maybe those brown envelopes with Qatari cash are still in circulation after all.

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Post by LizinSpain » Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:18 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:10 pm
First 6 minutes…… controversy. Perfectly legal Ecuador goal chopped off.
Maybe those brown envelopes with Qatari cash are still in circulation after all.
Exactly what me the OH just said!

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Post by Charnwood » Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:46 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:10 pm
First 6 minutes…… controversy. Perfectly legal Ecuador goal chopped off.
Maybe those brown envelopes with Qatari cash are still in circulation after all.
That was such an outrageous VAR decision and there’s 7 of them in the VAR studio that reached that decision, so that’s 7 Brown Envelopes !

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:03 pm

Two more hands gone.

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Post by marko69 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:08 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:03 pm
Two more hands gone.
Qatari goalkeeper better watch his hands are safely tucked away at FT.

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Post by Rodenbach Ex-pat » Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:45 pm

Maybe they were empty or contained Russian Rubles. :D

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Post by marko69 » Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:50 pm

Well. How sh*t were Qatar?

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Post by Ricco » Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:14 pm

I think when teams go out to kick the opposition from the first whistle and their fans leave at half time... It's probably a sign they know they're no good too!

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Post by Charnwood » Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:27 pm

There’s no way Iran will end this game with this referee who’s dished out 9 red cards in his last 10 games.

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