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ginnywings
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/

This change just highlights one of the many reasons it shouldn't have been awarded to them in the first place.
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Indeed it was such a joke them having it at all, luckily I don't care about national football anymore excpt as a summer distraction while I wait for the real footie to begin.  

I have one question with moving it though is what will happen to lower league footie?  I know all the focus is on the Euorpean leagues needing to move a break to allow for the world cup, but presumably it would only be the top flight or the top 2 at worst or would they adjust the league structure of the whole league, does anyone know any proposed answer to this?
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The World Cup lasts a month, so presumably we can just start the season a few weeks early and start it a few weeks late?  There are a few seasons to prepare so they can gradually shift the schedules.  

There's no reason why the lower leagues can't just carry on as normal.  It would be great to go see Town on a Saturday afternoon and then settle down to a World Cup game that night, possibly in the "Mariners Trust Sports Bar and Grill" at the recently-opened Fentydome.
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Could affect the top two divisions, (I'm sure that some of the bigger Championship clubs will have the odd international who may be playing), but shouldn't make any difference for us.

Of course, I suppose that there is a chance we will be back in the top two tiers by 2022!  
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Latest seems to be that the final will probably be played on the day before Xmas Eve.
Happy Christmas Mr Blatter. Idiot.












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Splatter had this in mind from the very start ,  by then he won't be on the scene so it won't  be his fault.  We might not be bothered either if can't  qualify.
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The prem and championship... sorry... Divisions one and two would have to close down for 6 weeks.... I presume
that our league  ( div 3 or 4 ) will be allowed to continue...  


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Quoted from HackneyHaddock
The World Cup lasts a month, so presumably we can just start the season a few weeks early and start it a few weeks late?  There are a few seasons to prepare so they can gradually shift the schedules.  

There's no reason why the lower leagues can't just carry on as normal.  It would be great to go see Town on a Saturday afternoon and then settle down to a World Cup game that night, possibly in the "Mariners Trust Sports Bar and Grill" at the recently-opened Fentydome.


Town might not be playing because by 2022 we might be in the Premiere League with 10 internationals playing in the World Cup,

Then again


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I was working in Qatar during the time of the 2010 world cup and it was totally inconceivable to hold a tournament there at that time of year. Not just very difficult -totally impossible. They will have known all along that it would be moved to winter.
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I was working in Qatar during the time of the 2010 world cup and it was totally inconceivable to hold a tournament there at that time of year. Not just very difficult -totally impossible. They will have known all along that it would be moved to winter.


I do hope that you aren't suggesting that the whole selection process was a rigged, dishonest, crooked sham. The chaps at FIFA are reknowned for their moral fibre and integrity, doncha know.
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