This board has been transferred to www.wsc.co.uk,

    why not join us there

One Touch Football - Archive   
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» One Touch Football - Archive » World Cup » World Cup USA 2010 (Page 2)

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!   This topic comprises 4 pages: 1  2  3  4   
Author Topic: World Cup USA 2010
Rojinegro
Member
Member # 857

 - posted      Profile for Rojinegro     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I really think Mexico would have a chance. We have pretty good stadia already including the refurbished Azteca, the new Chivas stadium, the new Necaxa and some good condition ones like the Uni in Monterrey.

Also, we replaced Colombia in 86. The FMF is pretty rich apparently they made a mint in the last 4 years.

Posts: 354 | From: Somewhere quite hot | Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Inca
Member
Member # 675

 - posted      Profile for Inca     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Since so many complained about the heat in Germany, and since there's no way that FIFA would let the games be played in the evening in the Western Hemisphere, Mexico (and the US) might be out.

[ 11.07.2006, 20:45: Message edited by: Incadenza ]

Posts: 16877 | From: Gobias Industries | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Hieronymus Bosch
Member
Member # 1209

 - posted      Profile for Hieronymus Bosch     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
there's no way that FIFA would let the games be played in the evening in the Western Hemisphere

Well, they did in 1978, 1986 and 1994 -- and they were happy for the 2002 matches to be played at breakfast-time (in Europe).

[ 11.07.2006, 20:46: Message edited by: Citizen Smith 2.0 ]

Posts: 20007 | From: Terrestrial Paradise | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Inca
Member
Member # 675

 - posted      Profile for Inca     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I remember most games in 1994 being played mid-day here...nothing past 7pm at least on the East Coast.

[ 11.07.2006, 20:49: Message edited by: Incadenza ]

Posts: 16877 | From: Gobias Industries | Registered: Jul 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
linus
Member
Member # 73

 - posted      Profile for linus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Argentina/Chile would definitely take care of the weather issue, as would S. Africa.
Posts: 1376 | From: afar | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Hieronymus Bosch
Member
Member # 1209

 - posted      Profile for Hieronymus Bosch     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry Incadenza, I misread your post. All the kick-offs in 1994 were 4.30pm, 8pm and 12.30am Irish time.

I'm sure FIFA will have another tournament in America at some stage, and once again let the players bake in the heat so that the imperatives of the TV schedules can be satisfied. If it didn't bother them in 1994 it's probably not going to bother them now.

Posts: 20007 | From: Terrestrial Paradise | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jason voorhees
Member
Member # 79

 - posted      Profile for jason voorhees     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah Inca, what you saw as far as times this WC, are always the times. 9-12-3pm Eastern, 4pm at the latest. It was funny to hear the Brits saying how much they enjoyed the afternoon matches the last WC. I had never known anything different.
Posts: 9565 | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
linus
Member
Member # 73

 - posted      Profile for linus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If they emphasized west coast venues, the weather wouldn't be that much of an issue in an American WC. San Diego, LA (dry heat), SF, Seattle. As well, the Northeast is hot but not oppressively so. The "blue state" designation also bears some truth with regards to summer heat...
Posts: 1376 | From: afar | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Paul S
Member
Member # 75

 - posted      Profile for Paul S     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There's a bit in todays Daily Telegraph* about South Africa 2010. It questions whether it will be played in a country with such a high murder rate and points out that more people have been murdered in South Africa in the last few weeks than have been killed in Lebanon. And you wouldn't host a World Cup in Lebanon would you?

*opposite the letters page on the far left hand side.

[ 01.08.2006, 14:49: Message edited by: Paul S ]

Posts: 2400 | From: Plastered over the Maplin Sands | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Exploding Vole, The
Member
Member # 771

 - posted      Profile for Exploding Vole, The     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Unlike the United States, where there's hardly any murder at all ...
Posts: 1741 | From: time to time | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
G-Man
Member
Member # 104

 - posted      Profile for G-Man     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
more people have been murdered in South Africa in the last few weeks than have been killed in Lebanon
WTF? Which fucking Lebanon is the Daily Telegraph looking at. Lebanon, Wyoming?

At least we will finish building our stadiums in time, despite the frenzied murder mayhem.

Posts: 22308 | From: one floor to another | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Big Dave's Gusset
Member
Member # 1269

 - posted      Profile for Big Dave's Gusset     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oi, if you're referring to Wembley, it will be finished on time. It's got a rolling deadline, that's all.
Posts: 2991 | From: Duck Island | Registered: Jun 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Phoebe Disco
Member
Member # 46

 - posted      Profile for Phoebe Disco     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There's a bit in todays Daily Telegraph* about South Africa 2010. It questions whether it will be played in a country with such a high murder rate and points out that more people have been murdered in South Africa in the last few weeks than have been killed in Lebanon. And you wouldn't host a World Cup in Lebanon would you?

It didn't stop them holding it in Argentina in 1978, did it?

FIFA will only worry if there is a high number of tourists murdered.

[ 01.08.2006, 15:27: Message edited by: Il Visionario Tecnico ]

Posts: 14959 | From: the heart of a deviancy amplification spiral | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
G-Man
Member
Member # 104

 - posted      Profile for G-Man     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I told an Irish radio show that questioned SA's ability to get the World Cup stadiums done in time that if the Welmbley had been built by South African builders, the thing would be standing by now. I was not joking either.
Posts: 22308 | From: one floor to another | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Paul S
Member
Member # 75

 - posted      Profile for Paul S     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No it wouldn't G-man. The problem with Wembley was the price was fixed even though final details hadn't been finalised. The reason why an Australian company got the contract was because no British firm was daft enough to try and build the stadium at that price in that timescale.
Posts: 2400 | From: Plastered over the Maplin Sands | Registered: May 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
  This topic comprises 4 pages: 1  2  3  4   

   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | WSC

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2

    This board has been transferred to www.wsc.co.uk,

    why not join us there