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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,879 Lives Here
    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,650

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,920

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
    Fair play to them getting some interest in early with a group with Portugal, France and Germany in it. Especially when there's another group with four no-hopers: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia.
  • OnegearOnegear Posts: 71

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
    Meanwhile UEFA has snuck in more teams into the CL starting 2024. Total matches go up from 125 to 225
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,085
    morstar said:

    And Swansea.

    Plus Newport County and Wrexham (albeit the latter are currently outside the football league).
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,650

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
    Fair play to them getting some interest in early with a group with Portugal, France and Germany in it. Especially when there's another group with four no-hopers: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia.
    South Macedonia must be gutted to have missed out
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,610
    Onegear said:

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
    Meanwhile UEFA has snuck in more teams into the CL starting 2024. Total matches go up from 125 to 225
    It must be twice as good then, presumably.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,269

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
    That reminds me. I wonder if a treble bet on Scotland getting tanked in all 3 games would manage odds of evens?
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,650
    pblakeney said:

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
    That reminds me. I wonder if a treble bet on Scotland getting tanked in all 3 games would manage odds of evens?
    You could see it as a hedge against having to listen to the whining from the Scottish pundits
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,574

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm not a Man Citeh fan but Foden is a marvellous talent - as mentioned above, he could really light up the Euros and become one of the best Englosh players we have ever seen. He is also relatively eloquent when a microphone is stuck in front of him . . . relatively


    Foden and the left-sided combo of Rashford and Shaw could cause a lot of problems.
    Am actually very excited for the Euros. They're a likeable bunch for a change.

    Even better with a limit on England fans...*ahem*
    there are at least 8 teams too many in it and it lasts a whole month.

    when it was 8 or 16 teams it was a better tournament than the world cup
    Agree with that, they've really messed it up unnecessarily.

    Kind of ties in when I laughed at FIFA and UEFA claiming the moral high ground over the super league business. The same FIFA that previously only one WC host had ever been decided at a time then had a several days long jolly in a hotel for all its executives where two hosts were elected..Russia and Qatar, with one of them to be played in December in the middle of the domestic season. But it was definitely legit we are told :|
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,610
    Easy to forget that the Qatar shambles is next year.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,879 Lives Here
    Yikes and I thought I was a killjoy
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,610
    edited 22 April

    Yikes and I thought I was a killjoy

    What's to like? How would you feel if the tour of Qatar was compulsory and was move into the middle of the tour?

    Edit, I know (a) you probably don't consider the tour the highlight of the season and (b) you probably do consider the world cup to be the highlight; the example above is how many football fans feel.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,744
    Qatar WC is a censored idea.

    6500 migrant workers have been killed building the infrastructure for the tournament.

    6500!

    The thing should be stopped now.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,610
    elbowloh said:

    Qatar WC is a censored idea.

    6500 migrant workers have been killed building the infrastructure for the tournament.

    6500!

    The thing should be stopped now.

    There's that too. Lots of white elephants.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,819

    elbowloh said:

    Qatar WC is a censored idea.

    6500 migrant workers have been killed building the infrastructure for the tournament.

    6500!

    The thing should be stopped now.

    There's that too. Lots of white elephants.

    How many dead bodies per WC game does that equate to?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,879 Lives Here

    Yikes and I thought I was a killjoy

    What's to like? How would you feel if the tour of Qatar was compulsory and was move into the middle of the tour?

    Edit, I know (a) you probably don't consider the tour the highlight of the season and (b) you probably do consider the world cup to be the highlight; the example above is how many football fans feel.
    All I said was I was excited for the Euros
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,100
    edited 23 April
    ...just realized this was in the wrong thread, soz...
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,610
    VAR and offside is so bad.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,143
    elbowloh said:

    Qatar WC is a censored idea.

    6500 migrant workers have been killed building the infrastructure for the tournament.

    6500!

    The thing should be stopped now.

    Wow... is that official figures or rumours? Staggering
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,811

    elbowloh said:

    Qatar WC is a censored idea.

    6500 migrant workers have been killed building the infrastructure for the tournament.

    6500!

    The thing should be stopped now.

    Wow... is that official figures or rumours? Staggering
    No those figures are not correct.

    The 6.5k is something like the number of migrant workers from a number of countries (so not all migrant workers) who have died since the world cup was awarded. It includes migrant workers who had nothing to do with the world cup.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,744
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/feb/23/revealed-migrant-worker-deaths-qatar-fifa-world-cup-2022

    But there are likely to be many more deaths that weren't recorded. Most of the infrastructure being built is for the WC, such as the metro system.

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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,811
    Yes I mean I think (could be wrong) that those figures include migrant workers who have nothing to do with construction - housemaids, nannies, waiters, cleaners.

    I'm sure there are huge questions about the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar but as it says on the link you posted the official number of work related deaths actually constructing the stadium is 3.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,744

    Yes I mean I think (could be wrong) that those figures include migrant workers who have nothing to do with construction - housemaids, nannies, waiters, cleaners.

    I'm sure there are huge questions about the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar but as it says on the link you posted the official number of work related deaths actually constructing the stadium is 3.

    You think the Qatar authorities will be honest over that figure?
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,811
    Probably not.

    I was just pointing out the figure you quoted of 6.5k wasn't what you said it was I'm not providing a defence of the the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar.

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  • ProssPross Posts: 27,085
    Are there people really so infatuated with football that the proposed 4 day social media shutdown will have the slightest impact on the likes of Twitter? It feels like the most token of token gestures. Why not say they won't post anything further until suitable action has been put in place? Also, can the footballer's themselves resist the urge to post for 4 days?
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,744
    edited 26 April
    Pross said:

    Are there people really so infatuated with football that the proposed 4 day social media shutdown will have the slightest impact on the likes of Twitter? It feels like the most token of token gestures. Why not say they won't post anything further until suitable action has been put in place? Also, can the footballer's themselves resist the urge to post for 4 days?

    Thought the same. 4 days of not posting will barely register with anyone. It's less than token. Doubt anyone would have noticed if they hadn't done the press release.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,610
    The champions league final has been moved to Porto. That says a lot about UEFA.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,744

    The champions league final has been moved to Porto. That says a lot about UEFA.

    They like a glass of port?

    It's a nice stadium TBF and a great city, but yeah it was all pleasing their corporate sponsors.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,817
    It was never going to be moved to London unless the UK Govt gave waivers to all the UEFA pigs with their snouts in the trough. They don't give a censored about the actual fans of the clubs involved.
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