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Panorama BBC1 - it was better than normal in that they had indisputable facts rather than a bundle of speculation. It showed many of the key members to be less than honest in their dealings - including falsely dated contracts and FIFA officials benefitting personally from their dealings. It also strongly suggesetd that England are seen as an inconveniece and are very unlikey to ever host another world cup.

Definitely worth a look when it is repeated.

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Panorama BBC1 - it was better than normal in that they had indisputable facts rather than a bundle of speculation. It showed many of the key members to be less than honest in their dealings - including falsely dated contracts and FIFA officials benefitting personally from their dealings. It also strongly suggesetd that England are seen as an inconveniece and are very unlikey to ever host another world cup.

Definitely worth a look when it is repeated.

How are England an inconvenience? 300.gif

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....viewed as an inconvenience by the FIFA panel - we are viewed as outsiders to the inner circle - a nuisance that is paid lip service service only. It was suggested that our lobbyists are naive in the extreme in dealing with this, an example was given of how the germans used 'co-incidental' trade deals to get what they wanted.

The best bit for me was a re-enactment of a New York Court stating how FIFA officials had lied and lied again and even lied about their lies in a case about Mastercard losing its rights of Sponsorship to Visa. There were no pulled punches - they then went on to show how FIFA had falsified contracts and implied ' that 'someone' could spend 5 years doing porridge as a result - fat chance

Programme due to be streamed later in week:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/p ... efault.stm

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It's a closed shop mate!

They are or were not politically backed when making the bid that went to Germany.

England chose to play Saudi Arabi at Wembley to win extra favour with their FA and Manu's decision to opt out of the FA cup was also a ploy for the English bid to win extra votes.

Germany, on the other hand, were backed by their government, set-up a political agenda that benefitted the countries who's votes they were trying to win.

England had all but secured the votes they needed but it has since panned out that FIFA thought South Africa have better stadium and facilities to host the next world cup. (Yeah - work that one out!)

At this point the delegate from New Zealand got up and walked out in disgust!

As it shifts continents every four years it will be some time before we're in with another shout.

Also mentioned they had signed a deal with Mastercard when they already had a current deal with Visa. Had to buy out Visa with ?80m pay-off after it was revealed they'd back-dated (forged) the date of the contract.

These people run world football - fu(kin joke

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This is just like the Olympic commitee. It's all runned by lobby groups and big brand names. Why did China get chosen to host the Olympics in 2008? Nike and Coca-Cola said they would drop the sponsorship deals if the commitee chose another country. It's all marketing and business, and it's somewhat disgusting. The greatest football cup should be held in locations with history and in locations that already have the right infrastructure. As much as it's enjoying to see expansion and new teams create surprises in the World Cup, I think that the atmosphere cannot be compared to a World Cup held in either Europe or South America.

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