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Will we host the World Cup ever again ?

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by Jonzy54, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Jonzy54

    Jonzy54 Just doesn't shut up

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    As we all know it is now 52 years since we hosted the World Cup .Tomorrow FIFA will decide the location for 2026 and it appears it will be between a joint USA/Canada bid and Morocco.
    If it is the former the USA will join Germany and Mexico in hosting it a second time since we did.With FIFA expanding the game and taking it around the World I doubt it will ever return here .
     
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    Really don't understand why we haven't hosted the World Cup in 66
     
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    It does seem strange Jonzy that we are consistently overlooked, although we all know what's happened in the recent past with regards to representatives of FIFA.
    We certainly have the stadia if we wanted to make it a British thing (Hampden, Principality, Wembley, Old Trafford, St James Park, the new White Hart Lane, Emirates, Old Trafford, Etihad, and our very own rebuilt stadium, so can't see how investment would be he issue.

    It's probably for the same reason that we never win Eurovision, nobody particularly likes us !
     
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    I don't think we will anytime soon tbh. It's crazy really. We have the stadiums, the atmosphere, the infrastructure, tourists love coming here and 'football coming home' would make a brilliant story. We also hosted an incredible Olympics only a few years ago, whilst the last football tournament here was a huge success. In terms of a SWOT analysis of our bid, you wouldn't find many weaknesses or threats, put it that way.

    It annoys me to see countries like Russia and Qatar hosting, whilst others line up for a second crack at it e.g. USA. 2030 may be our last real chance (and its a long shot IMO). Blatter and Platini might be gone, but FIFA is still a massive turd. My understanding is that the voting system has changed and that a committee from each country now casts a vote (rather than all federations being represented by a few dodgy delegates). Who knows whether this will have some positive implications, but I won't be holding my breath.
     
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  5. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

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    Only chance we have is to break away from Fifa and form a Nations Premier League. We don't do back-handers and as long as we don't we won't have a chance.
     
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    I think we will host the 2030, 2034 or 2038 World Cup.
     
  7. Wolf316

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    It’s simple really FIFA and UEFA hate us.
     
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    Put it this way, in that terrible 'United Passions' movie that they FIFA recently commissioned about the origins of FIFA, we were cast as the bad guys.
     
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    2020 is pretty much home tournament should we qualify
     
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    How can there be a joint bid from the USA and Canada?

    They are 2 of the biggest countries in the world!

    I understand when it’s 2 smaller nations but not those 2. I know Canada is lot of ‘no mans land’ between big cities and the major areas are all just over the border but come on!
     
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    Only hope we have of hosting a future World Cup is if there's an emergency switch due to safety fears, political unrest or civil war in the chosen host country. Might even end up happening in Qatar over player safety concerns.

    We are one of only a few countries who could successfully host a World Cup with very little notice. We will end up being FIFA's default choice as backup nation due to how good our infrastructure is already.
     
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    Sad as even the county would be brilliant, we do seem to pull together as a nation when hosting events and something other nations look on with envy.

    Hopefully get chance to see it in my lifetime, but at minimum is 12 years away.

    By that time Wolves will have won the champions league, world club cup
     
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    England have not offered a bid for every world cup. And have in fact only continued with 2 bids, 06 and 18. So really we have not been that unsuccesful.
     
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    I'm starting to think I won't see one here in my lifetime and even starting to think I won't see one here at an age when I'd like to go on the lash and watch it in a pub if not a stadium. It is a sad thought. 1996 was fantastic - sorry I wasn't born until a fair while after 1966 so can't comment but yes we have now had 52 "years of hurt".
     
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    Thanks Sepp:cool:
     
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    Doubt we will whilst a] We are reluctant to pay bribes and b] Our press are seen as very hostile and the source of many of their recent woes through investigative reporting and exposures.
     
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    Rumour is that we are looking to bid for 2030, with Germany giving us backing, in return for us supporting there EURO 2024 bid (winner announced in September)
     
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    2030 the next opportunity

    have previously made 4 losing bids since 1966. (90, 98, 06, 18)

    Will we host it again. probably at some point, but could be a long wait yet till it happens
     
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    I would personally much prefer Morocco to win the big. A African country with a history of being football mad, I think it would be accessible for most fans who wanted to go from Europe and other parts of the world. Unlike Russia (visa’s ect) and Qatar that cannot be said for.
     
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    It’s in line with the set up of the MLS though which includes teams from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
     
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    Apart from the obvious pin-striped, parasitic whores who have made it their life’s work to re-engineer our national sport into a boundless playground for personal greed and corporate masturbation, who else would want this poxy snooze-fest within a 1000 miles of these shores?

    I mean the indignity of it…..massed legions of porcine Zurich number-crunchers and ugly, half-witted Budweiser Senior Brand Directors from Poopdeck ******* Pennsylvania, trying to crowbar their topped-up, bottomless expense accounts through customs so that they can spend the next 4 weeks slithering up and down the M6, in and out of everything and anything with a five-star rating, from Routiers to Brotheladdicts Online….

    They can stick it – stick it where little Hinata from Wakayama sticks her Paul Pogba pillow slips.

    No-one wants your 4 week, 32 team, multi-billion dollar hand-job. However hard you get your shoulders behind the marketing wheel guys, no one’s going to get off on Senegal v Columbia and Saudi Arabia v Egypt masquerading as competitive and meaningful international tournament sport.

    We’ve had enough. We’re gagging and sore…..

    And the same goes for the trough lickers at the top of the Premiership who want to have it away in their own A-list, invite-only Euro orgy. Go. Go!!!!!!!! Get the **** out of Dodge and leave what’s left of the carcass you've been picking clean for the last 30 years for those who really understand true ‘beauty’ in the game.

    I will walk all the way to Dover docks with a nail in my shoe to wave you off and then pitch a tent and spend the rest of my weary days camped on Beachy Head with a pair of 20x Nocs trained on the horizon just in case you get bored of touching each other up 8 times a season and try to get back in again….
     
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    Considering England is home for one of the biggest leagues in the world it doesn't make much sense. We had the Olympics and did a great job so we have shown that given the responsibility we can host a good games. Admittedly South Africa, Russia and Qatar have never had the world cup hence their inclusion but I would be miffed if the yanks got it twice
     
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    :D:D
     
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    Class love it
     
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    Not as many brown bags full of cash if it's held here, no bungs from contractors building new stadiums, and sponsors are looking to reach new markets, oh and they hate us
     
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    According to The Scotsman a few months ago Scotland, NI, Ireland and Wales are exploring a bid. Sounds a bit like ‘anyone but England’ !
     
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    It’s the only way any of them will qualify.
     
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    I was going to type the same thing.
     
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    Probably get it in 2066 or some ****
     
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    When FIFA is non-bent is when we'll get it.
     
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    No chance, with the tournament inevitably going to be enlarged to 48 teams this will give more chance for developing nations to win bids, nations that may not currently have the infrastructure to host a tournament of such magnitude, nations which will then have to spend money on building grounds, transport links, hotels and all the other requirements that need to be put in place.

    If i was cynical i may even suggest that there is money to be made by the people who make the decision on where tournaments are held, not only for rigging the vote, sorry i mean partaking of an I'm partial and fair process to decide upon the most deserving and well presented proposition, but also by having a "friend" or two that would be responsible for the building of infrastructure in the winning country.
     
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    Unfortunately we live in a little bubble inhabited by a few 'holier than thou' countries and in some respects we cut off our noses to spite our faces.

    Look at this:
    Corruption Perceptions Index 2017

    We're in the top ten because we try to do everything by the book, which I agree with, and which is probably a British characteristic.
    However, the rest of the world is comfortable (if not happy) with 'favours'.

    Even major EU countries like Italy (55) and Greece (59) are relatively low on this list.

    Our chances of running a World Cup again are probably diminished because of this (and also lots of countries don't like us).
     
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    Isn’t the World Cup more about leaving a legacy in a country to improve it on and off the pitch

    Sadly england don’t require this
     
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    Just re-watched Italia 90 by Kevin Allen...great documentary from the fans view of that WC and well worth watching if you haven't seen it. I think we could do a better job than the Italians quite frankly. LOL
     
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    When you’re hoovering mince pies into your trolley off the Asda shelves in October and lying amongst the cardboard rubble on Xmas afternoon, cracking the placcy on your second tub of Celebrations, are you thinking of the baby Jesus?

    When Sepp Blatter was up to his flabby jowls in petrodollars in a Moscow hotel suite with a 200,000 Ruble a night hooker’s tongue up his **** do you think he was thinking about improving the coaching facilities for under 15s in Novosibirsk?

    The only legacies this, and the next, tournaments will leave are the putrid stench of corruption and a filthy taste in the back of the gullet.
     
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    Very true mate.
     
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    2030 WC. If Fosun revamped Molineux into a fine 50k stadium then perhaps World Cup games would be played in Wolverhampton.

    We might get the nod over Villa Park, who knows?
     
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    For the hooker no doubt...:eek:
     
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    I think if we were to host it again, we'd need a proper root-and-branch reform of FIFA to get rid of the corrupt leadership. I don't think the FA should even consider going for it again until this happens. The FA spent £19m on the 2018 bid and barely got a look in - despite being by far the strongest bid.
     
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