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  • #188830
    nine nine nine
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    “The dates for the 2022/23 Premier League campaign have been announced.

    Next season will be a campaign like no other, with Qatar’s 2022 World Cup set to be hosted in the winter months, meaning there will be a break from club football for around six weeks.

    The final set of matches ahead of the World Cup will are to be played on the weekend of 12/13 November ahead of the call-up period for the tournament commencing on Monday 14th.

    With the final on Sunday 18 December, the Premier League will restart on Boxing Day.”

    Premier League 2022/23 season to start on 6 August 2022 and finish on 28 May 2023;

    I suspect a few on how are going to struggle with the above.😊

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    #188832
    Chucky McChuckface
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    Never looked so forward to a Boxing day…

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    #188833
    Luckydestiny
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    Duplicate

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    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Luckydestiny.
    #188834
    Luckydestiny
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    What a mental day to restart 🀣

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    #188840
    Mikus
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    Let the premier league continue while the World Cup is on. That’ll level things up a bit 😁

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    #188850
    Brian blue
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    A disgrace to our national game

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    #188852
    nine nine nine
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    It’s the same for every country though Brian.

    Staging it in Qatar was ridiculous and then the heat issue meant it had to be moved to the winter with all these reprecussions.

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    #188857
    Brian blue
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    Who gains out of it???
    Who looses out over it????

    The World Cup in a non football country is good only for those who can afford the “jollies” to go, no shortage of bums on seats in the elite areas

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    #188860
    sean the sailor
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    Absolutely scandalous decisions it was allowed being held there in the first place

    No doubt a lot of brown envelopes

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    #188863
    threeps
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    A lot of objection to this world Cup but will you still watch it? I won’t. Of all the terrible decisions Fifa made awarding the most prestigious event to Qatar has to be the worst. I don’t care that it disrupts the football calender, it’s just football, but I do care about human rights. Fifa awards this as a vanity prize to a nation that suppresses women, imprisons people of the LGBTQ community and has used and killed slaves to build their stadiums for this event. Football is supposedly inclusive and it gets awarded to one of the most non-inclusive countries in the world. What was their advice for gay supporters, basically you can come but don’t do anything sexual or you’ll end up in jail. Absolutely disgusting.

    Nope won’t watch a minute of it.

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    #188864
    Chucky McChuckface
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    Totally agree with 3p’s… although I suspect I’ll end up watching it anyway despite my current intentions. I only hope there will be some edegree of subtle (or even not so subtle) protests from the players and/or fans (and not of the “get drunk and smash the country up” variety… although I doubt I’ll sulk about that either!) along the lines of rainbow laces and/or black armbands etc…

    After all, I very much doubt they’ll cancel it once it’s started… over to you, players & Co.!!

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    #188866
    threeps
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    I believe the Dutch, German and Norwegian teams have worn t-shirts in support of human rights before qualifying matches. Bigger statement would be for a team to refuse to go but I know that would never happen.

    “get drunk and smash the country up” variety”

    Is it not a dry country? Although when I spent 10 weeks there I had limited access to a bar but that was on a US controlled airbase.

    Like the idea of rainbow laces of armbands.

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    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by threeps.
    #188868
    Chucky McChuckface
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    Qatar is a “dry” country but, as you mentioned, you can find it if you know where to look… πŸ˜‰

    I was in Bahrain when this was bribed “awarded” and had a few “debates” with the locals about this at the time. Told them back then, you have idea how bad a crowd of several hundred thousand pissed-up football fans can be… and they pretty much told me I had no idea how “intolerant” Qatari police can be…

    As for the “beer” side of things, I understand the plan was/is to have “party zones” dotted around the place but I think the stadiums are planning on being “dry”… no idea how that will work out mind you.

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    #188869
    nine nine nine
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    I guess one of the only positives about holding the World Cup in Qatar is that it will be a tough place for so called football fans to misbehave in.

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    #188870
    Rover
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    There’s always all kinds of drama or fascinating skills and excitement in the world cup so as usual I will watch as many games as possible. I certainly don’t admire Fifa itself or the orgsnisers, not a fan of them at all. It’s the players that we watching and I suppose Var and the officials will have its controversial decisions.

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    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by Rover.
    #188872
    nine nine nine
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    Former Netherlands boss Frank de Boer, stated last year when he was Netherlands Manager that: “A lot of attention is now focused on whether we should go there if we qualify.

    “It is right to ask that question. Everyone knows that what is happening there is not good.

    “Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have said that if we go there, we can better promote the cause.”

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    #188873
    Chucky McChuckface
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    I can see the point the Frank made, the reasoning is sound, but it also comes across as a bit of “Get Out Of Jail Free” card… I think we all know every team that qualifies will show up, for sure, at the end of the day it would be very harsh on the players not too, I just hope everybody doesn’t roll over and pretend all the contraversial issues suddenly don’t exist.

    I would be very disappointted if no level of “silent” protests occured…

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    #188874
    threeps
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    Rainbow armbands and laces would be good as images of players wearing them would be broadcast all around the world. Images of the winning captain lifting the trophy with a rainbow armband would would be a strong message although there’s more to Qatari human rights issues than just those affecting the gay community.

    What would be very bad but I can see it happening is if FIFA ban players doing such a thing.

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    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by threeps.
    #188876
    Chucky McChuckface
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    Yeah, I can see that happening… but that would be a huge “own-goal” for FIFA… (pun intended! πŸ™‚ )

    I wonder if the players would have the “balls” to do it anyway, and I would certainly hope players from all countries would stand together on this issue, afterall what can FIFA actaully do? Kick a country out? Issue a fine? Afterall, they won’t have a tornament if nobody plays… FIFA need the players a lot more than the players need FIFA.

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    #188877
    Chucky McChuckface
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    Day dreaming a bit… thinking that if FIFA do start issuing warnings about “protests” and “upsetting” our hosts would could happen… and come to the conclusion I can think of a city that has about 10 x 40,000 plus stadiums, thousands of relatively empty hotels, even more pubs/bars/resturants, no football going on as the leagues have been cancelled… hmmm… only need to “invite” a dozen or so of the more historically important footballing nations… FIFA would be screwed!!!

    Of course, not going to happen, everybody will go for some Christmas fun in the sun, and everything that’s disgusting about this World Cup will get brushed under the carpet!

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