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View MrWhyNot's Profile MrWhyNot Flag 17 Nov 22 9.07pm Send a Private Message to MrWhyNot Add MrWhyNot as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

A corrupt, devious little man who desperately tried to cover up the scandalous World Cup selection process which anyone with half a brain could see was a money influenced fix.

I was never a huge fan of the WC anyway, less so with this one. More interested in the Palace.

As far as I'm concerned the tournament has interrupted our beloved Premier League season and I bet I'm not the only one who's really annoyed about that.

Same. I'll watch but it's not exactly fever pitch stuff as of now is it.

 

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View nhp61's Profile nhp61 Flag Goring-By-Sea born, now in Brackne... 18 Nov 22 10.30pm Send a Private Message to nhp61 Add nhp61 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

A corrupt, devious little man who desperately tried to cover up the scandalous World Cup selection process which anyone with half a brain could see was a money influenced fix.

I was never a huge fan of the WC anyway, less so with this one. More interested in the Palace.

As far as I'm concerned the tournament has interrupted our beloved Premier League season and I bet I'm not the only one who's really annoyed about that.

I have to admit I have no interest in this World Cup. All the virtue signalling and political posturing has drained any interest I might have had.

Yes, in Qatar homosexuality is illegal and they may well have treated badly their migrant workers, but, that is the way they do things. However distasteful we think they go about those things, I feel we have no right to dictate to them what they can and can't do.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Nov 22 8.42am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by nhp61

I have to admit I have no interest in this World Cup. All the virtue signalling and political posturing has drained any interest I might have had.

Yes, in Qatar homosexuality is illegal and they may well have treated badly their migrant workers, but, that is the way they do things. However distasteful we think they go about those things, I feel we have no right to dictate to them what they can and can't do.

Whereas in British football it's completely acceptable.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 19 Nov 22 9.56am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Whereas in British football it's completely acceptable.

I think that statement only obfuscates the point being made YT and is actually quite unfair in it’s inference. I would actually suggest that homophobia in football is probably limited to generations past and anybody so fragile in themselves they’d feel a need to desperately cling to archaic thinking to associate with an identity. I feel most football fans these days, whilst they perhaps would not be immune from a childish joke or chant, wouldn’t be too obsessed by homosexuality in most instances and even if so, would not condone the arrest and subsequent punishments dealt by the likes of Qatar for it. There’s quite a distance between the two scenarios.

Anyways, if anybody has as weirder penchant for puns and tabloid newspaper headlines such as I, I strongly recommend you look out for the Mirror’s back page. It’s made my day already

Please note - I do jot ‘read the mirror’, I saw it on bbc sport app!

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 19 Nov 22 12.06pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

On top of the alcohol ban, Those 'Paid-For Fake Fans' have had their £60 per day spending money cancelled & in the 'Fan-Zones' there is NO drinking water available till 18'30(local time) & even then with a wristband. Same applies to the tented hotels on site, nearest shop open is approx ONE hours walk away'

This is getting better & better.

 


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View Grumbles's Profile Grumbles 19 Nov 22 12.47pm Send a Private Message to Grumbles Add Grumbles as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

On top of the alcohol ban, Those 'Paid-For Fake Fans' have had their £60 per day spending money cancelled & in the 'Fan-Zones' there is NO drinking water available till 18'30(local time) & even then with a wristband. Same applies to the tented hotels on site, nearest shop open is approx ONE hours walk away'

This is getting better & better.

That is totally reckless, have you a source.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 19 Nov 22 1.02pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

The lack of drinking water thing is reported on the BBC Sports app - from my own experience out there I would suggest that this is extremely unusual & has probably arisen because its at the very start of the tournament & people have started arriving where certain basics are still being arranged -

The report reads that you have to have a wristband (which means that you have checked in or registered) to be able to have access to certain items & they are not going to be available until after 18.30 hours -

These fan villages are being newly constructed so there will have been no opportunity for them to have been used before & any hiccups ironed out - they are in effect learning on the job -

I would imagine that "paid for" bottled drinking water will arrive fairly quickly once it becomes common knowledge that it hasn't yet been made available - whether that develops into free cold drinking water fountains available to everyone in the fan village is another matter & probably will rely on how much media attention it receives -


 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Nov 22 1.35pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

The lack of drinking water thing is reported on the BBC Sports app - from my own experience out there I would suggest that this is extremely unusual & has probably arisen because its at the very start of the tournament & people have started arriving where certain basics are still being arranged -

The report reads that you have to have a wristband (which means that you have checked in or registered) to be able to have access to certain items & they are not going to be available until after 18.30 hours -

These fan villages are being newly constructed so there will have been no opportunity for them to have been used before & any hiccups ironed out - they are in effect learning on the job -

I would imagine that "paid for" bottled drinking water will arrive fairly quickly once it becomes common knowledge that it hasn't yet been made available - whether that develops into free cold drinking water fountains available to everyone in the fan village is another matter & probably will rely on how much media attention it receives -


Who'd have thought it, a lack of water in the desert. Didn't see that one coming. Next you'll be telling people might get sunstroke if they don't cover up.

 


One more point

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 19 Nov 22 1.44pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Hopefully the organisers will get their act together fairly quickly & the fan experience will improve over the next few hours (the sun goes down, water etc arrives) & they can then start tomorrow with a better feeling -

Originally posted by Badger11

Who'd have thought it, a lack of water in the desert. Didn't see that one coming. Next you'll be telling people might get sunstroke if they don't cover up.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 19 Nov 22 2.55pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 19 Nov 22 2.58pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

The lack of drinking water thing is reported on the BBC Sports app - from my own experience out there I would suggest that this is extremely unusual & has probably arisen because its at the very start of the tournament & people have started arriving where certain basics are still being arranged -

The report reads that you have to have a wristband (which means that you have checked in or registered) to be able to have access to certain items & they are not going to be available until after 18.30 hours -

These fan villages are being newly constructed so there will have been no opportunity for them to have been used before & any hiccups ironed out - they are in effect learning on the job -

I would imagine that "paid for" bottled drinking water will arrive fairly quickly once it becomes common knowledge that it hasn't yet been made available - whether that develops into free cold drinking water fountains available to everyone in the fan village is another matter & probably will rely on how much media attention it receives -


what about condom machines, blue movies and booze ?

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 19 Nov 22 3.09pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

Condoms are readily available from any supermarket, convenience store, petrol station or pharmacy -
Blue Movies - Probably the only realistic option is whatever you can find on the internet -
Booze - Read any article / report & believe the ones that you want to -

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

what about condom machines, blue movies and booze ?

 

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