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Old June 12th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #341
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When did this stop being about Australia's World Cup bid and start being a national dick measuring thread between Australia and Qatar?
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Old June 12th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #342
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Come on, our criticism of the validity of the Qatar bid is not a criticism of the Middle East or the Arab World. It is an observation of the fact that compared to Australia, Qatar is just too small to host the World Cup. Having 9-12 40000+ stadia in such a small country would leave many white elephants, let alone the logistical problem of hosting hundreds of thousands of international fans.

I agree that bidding in conjunction with the UAE would have made the bid far more viable. However, would either country allow Israel to compete if it qualified? The Middle East might be changing, but it will still be mired in its own geopolitical and religious problems for decades to come.

Australia has no such problems and is building stadium infrastructure that is going to leave a permanent legacy.
Indeed, even if such stadiums were downsized post WC, you'd have like one 80,000 seater national stadium and around 10 20,000 seaters.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #343
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Indeed, even if such stadiums were downsized post WC, you'd have like one 80,000 seater national stadium and around 10 20,000 seaters.
That's what I can't get my head round, and something I've not heard a decent explanation for. Anyway, wrong thread.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #344
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What stadium would that be?

How could you even compare that to the MCG let alone Lords!
Dubai Cricket Stadium!!!

Even some Australian Cricket players ranked it as one of the best stadiums that they have ever played at last year when they played a game there.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #345
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Dubai is like the ugly bitch in high school who got plastic surgery. Its all a facade. Money can't buy sporting legacy, bl UAE.

Australia is like the Butcrack of the worlds fatest person with a lot of arrogant racist locals, hoons and they also have an accent-for all those Australians that always comment on other countries accents.

Oh yeah and SEQ is the poop hole of the worlds fatest person.

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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #346
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Dubai Cricket Stadium!!!

Even some Australian Cricket players ranked it as one of the best stadiums that they have ever played at last year when they played a game there.
So based on that you are proclaiming to have the best cricket ground in the world?

Oh and I am deeply offended by your insults ;_;

Anyway, would the MCG or ANZ get the final (by 2022?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 01:56 PM   #347
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Hahaha, I love that scene. Bob Saget swearing still makes me laugh
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Old June 13th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #348
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Australia is like the Butcrack of the worlds fatest person with a lot of arrogant racist locals, hoons and they also have an accent-for all those Australians that always comment on other countries accents.

Oh yeah and SEQ is the poop hole of the worlds fatest person.

Your above post just reinforces what I said. Dubai may have money to build itself these great stadiums but no amount of money can buy neither history nor legacy. Look at the F1 in Abu Dhabi.... Nice big race course .... With no one in the stands. Maybe you can pay people to go to the games?

P.S your "insult" was cute though.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #349
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Australia is like the Butcrack of the worlds fatest person with a lot of arrogant racist locals, hoons and they also have an accent-for all those Australians that always comment on other countries accents.

Oh yeah and SEQ is the poop hole of the worlds fatest person.
Dubai is like a cashed up bogan xD.

Basically what Dimethyltryptamine said, which is what I was about to say earlier, but decided to read the other posts.

We have nothing against the Qatar or UAE for that matter, but its annoying how you all say we have the tallest building, we have the best stadiums, we have money to throw around to make anything the best. I mean, FIFA should have some sense as to if Qatar does get the 2022 WC, yes there will be ultimate amounts of money injected into your infrastructure, but after the WC...those stadiums will be sooo wasteful. Qatar have a population of 1,409,000...Perth has a higher population than you...You may say population doesnt matter, but it kinda does. A country with a low population traditionally doesnt need the infrastructure mass upgrade that the WC entitles.

IMO, this is just my oppinion also, and I dont hate Dubai or the UAE, they have fantastic buildings, and a lot are top in the world. But I mean even Dubai only has a population of 1.7mil. Yet they have the biggest and best of a lot of things...its abit wasteful, shouldnt we be putting those things in places that have the population

Anyways, /rant

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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #350
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Whipped 4 - 0.....

Could have been 7 - 0 without exaggeration and againist a young German side.
Reminded of W Germany - Saudi Arabia 1990.
Agony is over.
One more to go this December.

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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #351
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Australia have been piss poor, but this is the wrong thread to discuss it really. Individual results won't affect the world cup bid.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 01:28 AM   #352
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Australia is like the Butcrack of the worlds fatest person with a lot of arrogant racist locals, hoons and they also have an accent-for all those Australians that always comment on other countries accents.

Oh yeah and SEQ is the poop hole of the worlds fatest person.

+ 1 with you.
U r 100% correct.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #353
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Could have been 7 - 0 without exaggeration and againist a young German side.
Reminded of W Germany - Saudi Arabia 1990.
Agony is over.
One more to go this December.
How's India doing? Oh, what's that? Your 1.13 billion strong talent pool was unable of producing a qualifying team? Speaking of agony.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #354
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How's India doing? Oh, what's that? Your 1.13 billion strong talent pool was unable of producing a qualifying team? Speaking of agony.
At least Indians, do not flaunt.

Have fun, It is a one month ride sorry may be 2 weeks. Only to be contiuned..... Dec 2010.
The funny part: The first of all 32 teams to arrive in SA to acclamatise.
Actually, they must have made this their home turf 2 yrs back, could have been 3 - 0.

Gr8 English though: "was unable of producing"
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Old June 14th, 2010, 04:49 AM   #355
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At least Indians, do not flaunt.

Have fun, It is a one month ride sorry may be 2 weeks. Only to be contiuned..... Dec 2010.
The funny part: The first of all 32 teams to arrive in SA to acclamatise.
Actually, they must have made this their home turf 2 yrs back, could have been 3 - 0.

Gr8 English though: "was unable of producing"
As I said, at least we qualified. That's more than I can say for India (yeah, a country with 53x as many people).

If we don't get the World Cup for 2022, sure, we would most likely be disappointed, but we will just bid for another year (and other events). No real skin off our nose.

I honestly don't see the humour in that. Someone was always going to be first in South Africa, and it happened to be us. Talk about clutching at straws (yet again reinforced by your jab at my "Gr8 English").

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 06:01 AM   #356
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+ 1 with you.
U r 100% correct.

The funny part: The first of all 32 teams to arrive in SA to acclamatise.
Actually, they must have made this their home turf 2 yrs back, could have been 3 - 0.

Gr8 English though: "was unable of producing"
How can you call Australian's racist after the way the Indian people treated Andrew Symonds a couple of years ago?

And your wrong about us having the most time to 'acclimatise'. We arrived at J'Burg which is 1,753 m up. Where did we play our first match? Durban which is at sea level. So we got used to the way the ball traveled at altitude but then had to play at sea level. It is a crap excuse though.

Please keep making stupid jokes about how bad Australia was. It's quite funny. I'd rather lose every game 10-0 than not qualify.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #357
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Could have been 7 - 0 without exaggeration and againist a young German side.
Reminded of W Germany - Saudi Arabia 1990.
Agony is over.
One more to go this December.
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Australia have been piss poor, but this is the wrong thread to discuss it really. Individual results won't affect the world cup bid.
Exactly, look at Qatar, they've never been to the WC and are bidding. Would one disqualify them because they haven't made it to the world stage?
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Old June 14th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #358
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So based on that you are proclaiming to have the best cricket ground in the world?

Oh and I am deeply offended by your insults ;_;

Anyway, would the MCG or ANZ get the final (by 2022?
The Dubai Cricket Stadium is is the only completed stadium in Dubai Sport City.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #359
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The Dubai Cricket Stadium is is the only completed stadium in Dubai Sport City.
So what? That doesn't make it the best.
EDIT: I just looked up the Dubai cricket stadium. It's capacity is around 70,000 less than the MCG. What a joke.

Can you please just stop now before you make an even bigger fool of yourself.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:01 AM   #360
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Your above post just reinforces what I said. Dubai may have money to build itself these great stadiums but no amount of money can buy neither history nor legacy. Look at the F1 in Abu Dhabi.... Nice big race course .... With no one in the stands. Maybe you can pay people to go to the games?

P.S your "insult" was cute though.
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