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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #821
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That video always amazes me. Eat your heart out Qatar - half of Doha was probably just singing that song.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #822
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Saw Colin Hay sing that song the night before the Brazil match in front of about 3000.The atmosphere that night(when Sam Newman got hit) was absolutely electric It was no doubt the stimulus for the amazing singing at the end of the Cro game
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Old October 28th, 2010, 05:06 AM   #823
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That video always amazes me. Eat your heart out Qatar - half of Doha was probably just singing that song.

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Old October 28th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #824
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Old October 28th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #826
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Good to see Sam Stosur beat World No.1 Wosniacki in Doha.
She will play the Qatari up next in the semi's
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Old October 28th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #828
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Old October 28th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #829
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apparently there is growing momentum to delay the vote

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/socce...028-175r3.html

Also interesting POV on the stadium situation here:

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/socce...028-175r5.html
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Old October 29th, 2010, 12:32 AM   #830
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Urrrgh the fanatics.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #831
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I'm telling the Australians from now if England gets 2018 you won't get 2022. So you guys should be aganist an english bid.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 01:33 AM   #832
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I'm telling the Australians from now if England gets 2018 you won't get 2022. So you guys should be aganist an english bid.
What reasoning do you have for that?
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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #833
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I'm telling the Australians from now if England gets 2018 you won't get 2022. So you guys should be aganist an english bid.
FAIL!

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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:54 AM   #834
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Urrrgh the fanatics.
The beach ball that they were throwing around us at Rusty ended up on the running track.I know the bloke that put it there quite well
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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #835
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I'm telling the Australians from now if England gets 2018 you won't get 2022. So you guys should be aganist an english bid.
Whereas I've been telling folks that if Australia misses the final round of voting then England can't win in '18 because FIFA won't have done its job

Hence the push by England to have bidding decisions separated

Its your choice FIFA-fix the mess and throw some bids out pronto
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apparently there is growing momentum to delay the vote

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/socce...028-175r3.html

Also interesting POV on the stadium situation here:

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/socce...028-175r5.html
Blatter wants to delay the vote but supposedly the bidding nations are opposed to it and there is no mandate in the rules of bidding for a delay of the voting process, which means the vote will go ahead as planned.
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The Populous head office in Brisbane has worked closely with Australia's bid, helping put together the bid book and designing early rough impressions of refurbished stadiums and newly built ones in places such as Townsville, Western Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle...

Australia's stadium facilities - which include refashioned AFL and cricket grounds such as the MCG, Adelaide Oval and Geelong's Skilled Stadium - have been seen by some at home as one of the bid's few technical weaknesses. Barrow completely disagrees, pointing out Australia's bid offers more ''new builds'' - than England or the US and that the existing stadiums will be stunningly reworked.

Australia's existing stadiums look competent but not especially spectacular - the MCG and Sydney Olympic Stadium are hardly new architectural marvels to take the breath away like Beijing's Bird's Nest or Johannesburg's Soccer City, while new stadiums in Western Sydney, Townsville and Canberra look functional yet uninspiring from the early concept drawings supplied in the bid book...

Barrow cautions against pointless ''statement architecture''. There is nothing wrong with making a daring architectural statement, he says, ''as long as the money isn't frivolously spent on grand monuments that don't do anything afterwards''.

FIFA is said to be newly wary of the white elephant syndrome, a factor that could assist bids such as Australia's, which offer a mix of new and existing facilities, or England and the US
Pretty much what I've said numerous times. I'm sure many of you are aware or have at least heard about the massive maintenance burden of Beijing's Bird Nest.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 08:30 AM   #839
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Urrrgh the fanatics.
This is obviously a private joke between me and you
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #840
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Urrrgh the fanatics.
You mean Fan-tiki, the drinking club of bogans who only 'follow' football once every 4 years, then act like complete twits when they get to the World Cup bringing disgrace on all Australian football fans. There's a reason they're not going to Qatar for the Asian Cup in January 2011, can you guess what it is?
FWIW, the 'real' Aussie football fans, the Green & Gold Army ARE going to Qatar, but for them its always been about the football and supporting the Socceroos.
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