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latest noises coming out of the FA indicate the Winter World Cup is gonna happen, European leagues will feck up 2 seasons of fixtures and it'll be down to Platini securing votes to succeed Blatter. He's already proven he doesn't much give a schit about the fans/spectacle by his ideas for the Euros.

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I've an open mind about it, as long as it's fun. Running around a football theme park packed with football fans andh 10 stadia pretty much within walking distance could be a great experience. It can't be any worse than USA or South Africa (neither of which I was at but they didn't seem to be great for the fans)

 

Not sure anyone can justify saying that the 'integrity' of the European leagues means a middle eastern country should never hold a world cup - if moving it to winter is what it takes. The ACN is on in the winter and the world keeps turning.

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I've an open mind about it, as long as it's fun. Running around a football theme park packed with football fans andh 10 stadia pretty much within walking distance could be a great experience. It can't be any worse than USA or South Africa (neither of which I was at but they didn't seem to be great for the fans)

 

Not sure anyone can justify saying that the 'integrity' of the European leagues means a middle eastern country should never hold a world cup - if moving it to winter is what it takes. The ACN is on in the winter and the world keeps turning.

 

Come on, Dus. The whole thing stinks. There's f*ck all to do. The heat & humidity are going to be a major problem for players & fans. There's not sufficient accomodation. This is a tiny country, with absolutely f*ck all footballing pedigree. This is about money paid for votes.

 

the European Leagues, Cups & Inter country torunaments don't stop because of the ACN and whilst it might be an idea to carry on the European calendar as normal and let teams play reserves/squad players (like they do say in Rugby Union while the 6N is on) I'd say existing sponsorship deals means it simply isn't going to happen.

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Smart thing to do would be just take a mid-season break, start a little earlier, finish a little later. Try and get 24 league games in from 1st August to 31st December, have it January and February and then have 14 to get in March - mid June. Start the following season in September and try to finish end of May and then it is approximately back to normal.

 

Could be a laugh.

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Smart thing to do would be just take a mid-season break, start a little earlier, finish a little later. Try and get 24 league games in from 1st August to 31st December, have it January and February and then have 14 to get in March - mid June. Start the following season in September and try to finish end of May and then it is approximately back to normal.

 

Could be a laugh.

 

tournament lasts a month, the squads will want at least 2 weeks beforehand - so a minimum of 7 weeks have to be created from somewhere

 

why f*ck the footballing calendar of 40-50 nations to accomodate a tournament in a tiny country that doesn't give a monkeys about football?

 

It's akin to having the Winter Olympics in Hampshire in the middle of June and saying don't worry money's not a problem, we'll build some mountains and create the snow

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There's plenty of leagues that get f***ed about with by a summer World Cup. It's not the end of the World - just play about with it a bit.

 

more than 9 years to go as well, so plenty of time to sort something out anyway

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well, the temperature controlled stadia was plainly a load of old schite, hence the desire to shift it to the Winter

 

 

I haven't been in, but was told the one built already was sound tho when they trialled it.

 

The Qataris play in normal arenas too, btw, with no temperature control.

 

I think it'll be alright in the end somehow, it'll be different and mad but it's the World Cup, it'll have to go to daft places at some point after near a hundred years.

 

It's akin to having the Winter Olympics in Hampshire in the middle of June and saying don't worry money's not a problem, we'll build some mountains and create the snow

 

 

Not really, cobs. FIFA accredited games take place in Qatar right now. Not sure of any ski-ing in Hampshire.

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Not really, cobs. FIFA accredited games take place in Qatar right now. Not sure of any ski-ing in Hampshire.

 

 

wrong

 

 

after 100 odd years it's about time we had the winter olympics somewhere a bit bananio

 

I haven't been in, but was told the one built already was sound tho when they trialled it.

 

 

 

no need to shift to the winter then?

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tournament lasts a month, the squads will want at least 2 weeks beforehand - so a minimum of 7 weeks have to be created from somewhere

 

why f*ck the footballing calendar of 40-50 nations to accomodate a tournament in a tiny country that doesn't give a monkeys about football?

 

It's akin to having the Winter Olympics in Hampshire in the middle of June and saying don't worry money's not a problem, we'll build some mountains and create the snow

:applause:

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