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Lilbaz

Just call me Baz
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#4
Spurs should refuse to let any of our players go on Health and Safety grounds. Even if they somehow manage to get the stadiums cool what about the training pitches? Are they even going to be in the shade? The temperatures hit the 50-60 degree mark out there (was in Kuwait when it hit the 50s and it is not a nice feeling), someone will die of heat stroke. Whether it is a fan or a player we will have to wait and see.

What are the fans expected to do anyway? You can't drink, you can't go out in the daytime, you can't take a girlfriend and share the same room (have to be married) can't get a brass. My mate has lived there and reckons there is fuck all to do. Good luck rant over.
 

KentuckyYid

*Eyes That See*
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#6
Wasn't there talk a while back about it switching to later on in the year? They can fuck all the way off if that's back on the agenda.
 

SpurSince57

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#7
It will be played in the winter IMO, no other way around the heat for players or fans
They're going to disrupt the entire European season? Can't see it myself. Temperatures are still above 70° F in December and January anyway.

Given the way the standard of football at World Cups has gone downhill, by 2022 it won't be worth watching anyway.
 

kishman

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#8
On the Brave New World, they showed one of those cooling towers but I'm not sure how that's going to work on a big scale.

A few months back, they were considering using artificial clouds. A quick google search and I found the following.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/9435035.stm

They're going to disrupt the entire European season? Can't see it myself. Temperatures are still above 70° F in December and January anyway.

Given the way the standard of football at World Cups has gone downhill, by 2022 it won't be worth watching anyway.
Still that's about 20°C which is nothing compared to 40°C in the summer.
 

tototoner

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#9
Michel Platini paves the way for winter Qatar 2022 World Cup

Uefa president Michel Platini has sensationally paved the way for a winter World Cup in Qatar for 2022, after admitting it will be too hot for people to enjoy in the summer.

The unprecedented move would mean clubs taking a mid-season break over December and extending the season by a month, which would roll all domestic and European cup title-deciders into June.

Asked if he would move competitions such as the Champions League and Europa League, Platini told Al Jazeera: ‘Of course. If we play in winter, not a problem to organise it. How can people go to Qatar in 50 degrees in June? If the people can't come to enjoy it it's not good.

‘If we play in winter it will be not a problem. Instead [of stopping the season] in May you play until June, and then stop in December. Where is the problem?’

Platini admitted voting for the controversial 2022 hosts, and said it was right that an Arab nation were finally hosting the World Cup after Egypt and Morocco had previously lost bids.

He added: ‘For me I vote for Qatar, because I think it's nice to go in another part of the world, with people who never received the World Cup.’

‘I think it was a good decision, but now I think we have to adapt when is the best moment and where is the best moment to play this World Cup in Qatar.’

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/footba...for-winter-qatar-2022-world-cup#ixzz1fO0hJUpW





 

Spurger King

can't smile without glue
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#10
Michel Platini paves the way for winter Qatar 2022 World Cup

Uefa president Michel Platini has sensationally paved the way for a winter World Cup in Qatar for 2022, after admitting it will be too hot for people to enjoy in the summer.

The unprecedented move would mean clubs taking a mid-season break over December and extending the season by a month, which would roll all domestic and European cup title-deciders into June.


Asked if he would move competitions such as the Champions League and Europa League, Platini told Al Jazeera: ‘Of course. If we play in winter, not a problem to organise it. How can people go to Qatar in 50 degrees in June? If the people can't come to enjoy it it's not good.

‘If we play in winter it will be not a problem. Instead [of stopping the season] in May you play until June, and then stop in December. Where is the problem?’

Platini admitted voting for the controversial 2022 hosts, and said it was right that an Arab nation were finally hosting the World Cup after Egypt and Morocco had previously lost bids.

He added: ‘For me I vote for Qatar, because I think it's nice to go in another part of the world, with people who never received the World Cup.’

‘I think it was a good decision, but now I think we have to adapt when is the best moment and where is the best moment to play this World Cup in Qatar.’

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/footba...for-winter-qatar-2022-world-cup#ixzz1fO0hJUpW
Oh fuck that in every hole possible. If that is the case I hope every club in Europe refuses to let their players play in the tournament. At the very least I'd hope the FA would withdraw the England team, and refuse to re-arrange the season.
 

GoldstarYid

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#11
Platini needs to go, infact lets just scrap FIFA and start a new organisation, they are screwing over football time and again. I hope the big teams tell FIFA where to go, let them have their world cup as an u19s tournament so the top players can get on with what most of us are really interested in.

I know the 'world cup is the biggest tournament on earth' but lets face it, it's all glorified, half the fans can't get in because fifa take half the stadium for the big wigs and it flatters to decieve year after year.
 

mattyspurs

The blind man
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#12
So what happens to the season after that, does that start in Spetember because the last season finished in June? Does that mean very season after that will now be changed?

FIFA, UEFA Blatter and Platini are all a complete bunch of wankers!!
 

stemark44

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#14
I was hoping that one day soon we might get Platini as head of FIFA and that he would bring some common sense back to world football.

Fuck that idea,he is a clone of Blatter............what a knob!

We haven't had a decent World Cup for over 20 years and I can't see the likes of Russia and Qatar providing anything other than dull!

Stupid,stupid people ruining football!
 

talkshowhost86

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#16
Michel Platini said:
‘If we play in winter it will be not a problem. Instead [of stopping the season] in May you play until June, and then stop in December. Where is the problem?’
Because, numbnuts, that fucks up the season after that, or fucks the players up if not. It also massively disadvantages the teams with more international players in the middle of a season and that's without taking into account the fact that different leagues start at different times.

Blatter's lap dog said:
‘I think it was a good decision, but now I think we have to adapt when is the best moment and where is the best moment to play this World Cup in Qatar.’
Should that not been part of the fucking bidding process in the first place? Jebus H Christ.

To be fair by 2022 nobody is going to care about international football anyway so hopefully the whole thing will be cancelled. Well done FIFA.
 

Spirit58

Not of this World
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#17
It will be played in the winter IMO, no other way around the heat for players or fans

No good playing it in winter either, depending on when winter is in that part of the world, I went through Doha airport twice in the last 14 days on flight transfers, the first connection was at 4am and the temp was already 23C and the other time at 7:45 am and the temp was an uncomfortable 29C. Nobody should play sport in a country like that in my opinion.
 

Syn_13

Fly On, Little Wing
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#20
The stress of the world's greatest football tournament smack bang in the middle of a season is seriously going to hamper a good few clubs. There are 2 reasons as to why the World Cup should stay in the summer.

1) It won't detract from the gruelling domestic seasons that clubs are fighting for. It's after it's all done so players can concentrate it and give their best and what they have left at the very end of the season.

2) It's at the end of the footballing calendar as it's THE event. We have the big tournament to look forwarding to after an entire season of football, much like the way the CL final is after the domestic leagues finish.

Anyway, I thought countries like Russia and Ukraine (and correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I heard South American leagues too) recently had their fixture schedules shifted to the same as the rest of Europe to accomodate the summer tournaments?
 
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