matt wrote:Some of my thoughts on the matter...
Can't say I'm too surprised about either verdict, although England going out in the first round of voting wasn't what I thought would happen considering the other unsuccessful candidates.
It would be very stupid for the England bid team to criticise both Fifa and the BBC.
Personally I hope the money that would have gone towards the World Cup is directed at grassroots football in England. Moreover for David Cameron to spend two nights in a five-star hotel in Zurich to support a bid package that cost £15m whilst his government is cutting over £100m from school sports is indicative of not only his priorities but also the FA's. I found the whole thing a bit nauseating.
If you look at the voting, Belguim/Holland got 4 votes in the first round. In the second round, they got 2. This was done to ensure England dropped out first. It was a complete stitch up.
BBC and Andrew Jennings are right to investigate those corrupt fu**ers. Keeping quiet and towing the line is the cowards way. Thats just my opinion but I don't want England to be FIFA's bitch. I hope MI5 lift Blatter and Warner and take them on a water boarding holiday in Guantanemo Bay for a few months.
England spend a lot of money helping the game in foreign countries and we also play friendlies in ridiculous places to pander to these FIFA tw**s. We played in Trinidad 2 years ago to please Jack Warner and are supposed to be playing in Thailand in June. I normally go to England games but I will not watch any more football that puts money into FIFA's pocket.
Don't get on your high horse about Cameron. He did a really good job over there along with Prince William and Beckham. The bid has been in progress for 2 years or more. Cameron has only been in the job a couple of months. What do you think he should have done? Not bothered?
Labour blew all the money so don't blame Cameron for trying to show a bit of constraint.