November 30th, 2010, 05:36 AM #91
was so ****ing happy to see Barca humiliate Real Madrid earlier, also thought it was funny how all the Real players could do at the end was try and start **** since they couldn't do **** to stop Barca.
December 1st, 2010, 09:33 AM #92
The Barcelona model is just too deep. The investment in the style of play and their youth academy is something that is admired the world over. Real Madrid are constantly looking for the quick fix and are paying top dollar for the best mercenaries (Ronaldo, Benzema, Kaka & Mourinho, etc.) and it just doesn't work. These players, save for Iker Casillas, don't have the white of Real Madrid running in their blood like the blaugrana runs through Valdez, Puyol, Pique, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Bojan, Messi, Pedro and obviously Guardiola. Barcelona put on a display of soccer virtue and class that Madrid just does not have the answer for.
Originally Posted by DiehardKingsFan
December 1st, 2010, 11:32 AM #93
What gives me most joy out of the Clasico was waiting to see if Marca(The Madrid paper) would take the logical or conspiracy route.
This should give some of you a chuckle.
December 2nd, 2010, 09:45 AM #94
Russia and Qatar get the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, further proof that FIFA is corrupt. Really? Qatar where its 105+ during the summer?
December 2nd, 2010, 09:52 AM #95
I've heard 130+. But don't worry, at least they can air condition the stadiums!
Originally Posted by Cross Traffic
Frankly, the US hosted in 1994 which is still a much shorter time since the last England hosted...
I hope Israel qualifies in 2022..
December 2nd, 2010, 11:06 AM #96
England paid for journalistic freedom, if you decided to poke your nose in to Fifa's corrupt affairs you will pay for it. England got two votes, I would love to know what Australia did to piss Fifa off by only getting one vote, although perhaps the vote is indicative of the cash inducements offered.
There is a story from Gavin Hamilton of World Soccer magazine that Blatter was Qatar's biggest cheerleader, why, because he was going to be challenged by a Qatar fifa member for the presidency vote next year and this will now stifle that.
As for Qatar, Fifa's own technical commitee branded it a high risk. Apart from the weather, there will be no beer, the chicks don't put out and you can get arrested for public displays of affection.
December 3rd, 2010, 09:24 AM #97
Yeah, I'm passing on this one.
Originally Posted by Crazy_Ivan
December 3rd, 2010, 09:59 AM #98
How bad does Australia have to feel? Beat by Qatar, a country the size of London. The soccer powerhouse, Qatar...The, as soon as the world cup is over, all of those empty stadiums will be used for what, Qatar? If Fifa ever wanted to show how corrupt they really are, picking Qatar was a huge red flag.
I can't believe freaking Qatar...
Also, really looking forward to all the racism during the Russian WC....what a ****ing joke.
December 3rd, 2010, 11:41 AM #99
Originally Posted by chu gar
If you are gay, black, jewish or foreign you could be in trouble. To be fair I actually think Russia will put on a good world cup. I would not be bitching too much if either of the bids won fair and square.
Apparently the stadiums in Qatar will be dismanteled and given to poorer countries.
Some questions answered here.
December 3rd, 2010, 04:47 PM #100
Qatar apparently has too much money too spend.