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Same crap different world cup

If you can afford to pay $1,500 (£970) for a Fifa business seat at England's opening World Cup match against the USA, then the Zurich-based company that was controversially awarded the rights to resell hospitality tickets for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups would like to hear from you.

The appointment of Match Hospitality, which won the right to sell packages in an open tender in 2007, raised eyebrows because of the involvement of Sepp Blatter's nephew Philippe. The company of which he is president and chief executive, Infront Sports & Media (which also has the host broadcaster contract for 2010 and 2014), is a minority shareholder in Match Hospitality. It paid a reported £75m for the rights to sell hospitality but has found it tough going during the global recession and expects to just break even on the 2010 tournament.

The biggest shareholder is Byrom plc, a Manchester-based firm established in 1991 by the Mexican brothers Jaime and Enrique Byrom, who had links with Blatter's predecessor, João Havelange. They first became involved in providing ticketing services to Fifa for the 1986 Mexican World Cup and have since come to dominate the provision of ticketing, accommodation, travel and hospitality services to Fifa and other sporting events including the Ryder Cup.

A separate subsidiary, Match Services, has the service contract for accommodation and ticket sales for South Africa. After coming under fire from organisers in Japan and South Korea over its role in selling tickets for the tournament, Match has been blamed by the media for keeping prices high, because it reserved swaths of rooms and flights at 2007 prices. Hotels and airlines feared if they did not sign up to Match's programme they would miss out on the promised World Cup bonanza.

It has since relinquished all but 600,000 of the 1.9m bed nights it originally reserved and this month South African Airways cancelled its contract with Match for the 45,000 flights it had reserved. A spokesman for Match Hospitality said yesterday that the "vast majority" of hotel rooms released were located "in other countries, in South Africa but away from the host cities, outside of the World Cup period, or in types of accommodation that prove to be unpopular (eg timeshare)". Match's 41,000 air passengers have been rebooked with other carriers, he said.

Nor does Match accept that the hospitality prices are prohibitively expensive for a long haul World Cup in a developing country. A spokesman said that prices were pegged at 61% of the level of comparable packages in Germany, in recognition of higher travel costs.

Football / Re: Best stadiums you've been to ?
« on: April 09, 2010, 06:14:48 AM »
Seem like men posting every stadium they ever went to !

San Siro -- atmosphere not facilities ...which are crap
Arsenal --- impressive and top of the line facilties
Dortmund ---- memories
Hazley Crawford --- plenty plenty memories
Wembley - some great games
Stade De France - world cup and amazing games
Berlin - world cup final -- need I say more

Football / Re: FIFA dress code rules Iran's girls out of Olympics
« on: April 09, 2010, 05:53:17 AM »
Well I dont see any non muslims wearing it ?

Then I guess Jews can wear skull caps ?

where does it stop ?

Football / Re: FIFA dress code rules Iran's girls out of Olympics
« on: April 08, 2010, 09:44:09 AM »
A Hijab is a personal choice, no where does the Koran say they one must be worn. It just talks about dressing modestly so not sure how you can wear shorts and t shirt but must wear a Hijab
And no one has said where the line would be would a full face veil be acceptable ?

Football / Re: FIFA dress code rules Iran's girls out of Olympics
« on: April 07, 2010, 05:53:41 AM »
I hate to say it but I agree with FIFA on this
Law 4 states that “basic compulsory equipment must not have any political, religious or personal statements.

“The team of a player whose basic compulsory equipment has political, religious or personal slogans or statements will be sanctioned by the competition organizer or by FIFA.”

if they allow the Hijab where does it stop ? does that mean then that Christians can wear chains with crosses on them ? then what happens if a player wants to play in a full face veil ?

Football / Re: Thread for the Inter v Chelsea Game (24-Feb-10).
« on: March 17, 2010, 09:11:16 AM »
so JT dad is a drug dealer his mum is a shoplifter and he brushing his team mate woman and his wife leave him and now a hit and run........anyone say bush bath

Football / Great Free kick ........
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:00:55 AM »
Never saw this one before

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Football / Re: American winger Beasley's car blown up in Glasgow
« on: February 04, 2010, 04:25:39 AM »
wow some people really dont know the hatred Celtic and Rangers fans feel for each other ?

Play you going in the Celtic area in your car with a rangers sticker, see how long it lasts.

Two years ago they parked a car in Glasgow with an England flag on it and filmed it secretly...less than 15 minutes later it was burnt out.

12. What international clubs do you support?
JV: AC Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

make sure he change dat answer before he go europe  ;D

Football / Re: FIFA congratulates UNC Chairman Jack
« on: January 26, 2010, 06:20:40 AM »
good ting FIFA believe politics and football doh mix

Football / Re: World Record throw in....
« on: January 20, 2010, 05:21:27 AM »
you would hit him because he did a perfectly legal throw in ?

Football / World Record throw in....
« on: January 20, 2010, 02:55:02 AM »
wow !

video :

A PE teacher from West Yorkshire has broken a world record with the longest-ever football throw-in.

Danny Brooks, 28, launched a ball 49.78m (163ft) - half the length of a football field - with his unusual gymnast-style flip throw.

Mr Brooks, who teaches at Brooksbank School Sports College in Elland, said he got the idea after watching Stoke player Rory Delap's long throw-ins.

The previous record of 48.17m (158ft) was set by Michael Lochner in 1998.

Mr Brooks's method involves him taking a run-up and somersaulting with the ball in his hands before throwing it.

The technique is legal in football matches because he has two feet on the ground at the time of the throw.

'Bit of a surprise'

Mr Brooks told BBC News: "I started off as a gymnast from a young age and I also did my football as well.

"The original idea was to put the two together and see what I can get from it."

Mr Brooks said Delap's throw-in style had "reignited my interest in it to see if I can get anywhere near he can".

The amateur footballer said he had used his throw-ins in matches.

But he added: "I don't like to do it too often but it is a bit of a surprise to the opposition.

"They don't really like it that much."

Football / Re: US soccer boss eyes bid for 2018 World Cup
« on: January 13, 2010, 06:23:34 AM »
I suprised as Kaiserslautern in Germany only had a capacity of 44,000

Football / Frustrated Indonesia fan becomes late sub in Oman defeat....
« on: January 07, 2010, 11:00:29 AM »
too bad he couldnt finish

Football / Re: Warner's son made CONCACAF development officer
« on: January 05, 2010, 04:12:30 AM »
iz de family business

« on: January 04, 2010, 03:44:17 AM »
Great FA cup they way they just moved up a gear and wham bam thank u mam...

« on: December 31, 2009, 02:57:01 AM »
tings looking good going into 2010

  Team          P  W D L   F  A  W D  L  F   A   GD    PTS
1 Chelsea      20 9 1 0  27  6  5  2  3  18  10  29     45
2 Man Utd     20 8 1 1  24  8  6  0  4  21  10  27     43
3 Arsenal      19 8 0 1  28  7   5  2  3  23  14  30     41
4 Tottenham 20 7 0 3  26  8   4  4  2  16  14  20     37
5 Man City    19 6 3 0  22 13  3  5  2  16  14  11      35
6 Aston Villa  20 6 2 2  17  7  4  3  3  12  11  11      35
7 Liverpool    20 6 2 2  26  11 4  1  5  11  14  12      33
8 Birmingham 20 5 3 2   8   5  4  2  4  12  13   2       32

Football / Re: Chase on for US star
« on: December 31, 2009, 02:49:30 AM »
boy keep quiet I mention christmas spirit and I get told to go suck my mudder....

not too sure how mentioning christmas warrant that.

but anyhow Merry Christmas to all and happy new Year (though I staying far from my mudder)

ps I spoke to Clark's father cousin uncle roomate last night and he say the man is a midfielder.

Football / Re: Chase on for US star
« on: December 30, 2009, 08:04:21 AM »
ha ha ha ha ha  ;D

trini christmas is de best...

Football / Re: Chase on for US star
« on: December 30, 2009, 02:42:02 AM »
so in other news....

Football / Re: Chase on for US star
« on: December 29, 2009, 03:47:02 AM »
wow I love the Christmas spirit on the site

Football / Re: The reality of world football....can we really compete ??
« on: December 23, 2009, 08:40:56 AM »
when countries have a population of 16,000,000 (Cameroon) and 20,000,000 (Ivory Coast) and football is yuh main sport and also throw in the fact that the countries are dirt poor and football is a way out. We cant compete with that with our 1.2 million people and relative affluency. Sometimes I think we punch way above our weight for the amount of professional players we produce,

Football / David Villa signals time right to make move to Premier League
« on: December 23, 2009, 08:30:10 AM »

After flirting with several English clubs in the past, David Villa is eyeing up a move to the Barclays Premier League. The Valencia striker has had a change of heart after failing to secure a transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid last summer and is finally ready to leave Spain, a message that will be received with interest in the boardrooms of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.

As a lightning-fast forward with a rare eye for goal, Villa’s skills remain as compelling as ever, but his circumstances have changed. In an interview with The Times, the 29-year-old admits for the first time that he is willing to move abroad and is ready for a challenge beyond the two giants of Spanish football, which was not the case when Chelsea made a £36 million bid last summer.

“Quite simply, I rejected the possibility of moving abroad at that moment because there were issues that would not allow me to leave my country . . . my wife was pregnant and it didn’t seem right to leave,” he said.

“I like the Premier League a lot. It’s the league I follow the most along with La Liga and I’ve got a lot of friends playing there.

“There are a lot of globally important teams there that play very good football.”

Despite his frustrations at the start of the season, Villa has maintained his outstanding form in front of goal and his 12 goals in 14 league games show that his professionalism prevents his disappointment from affecting his performances.

This has not gone unnoticed by Europe’s top clubs, who are already aware that, with 35 goals in 54 appearances as a full international with Spain, Villa scores goals whatever the circumstances.

“I have a duty to Valencia, it’s my club: the one that pays my wages and with whom I have a contract,” he said. “This summer they’ll have a look at things, analyse them and in time we’ll see what happens.

“All I can do now is stay relaxed, try and score as many goals as possible and have a good a season as possible, as much as with my club as with the national team.”

Valencia have admitted that they need to find about £40 million by the end of next summer to remain solvent — reports claim they have more than €700 million (about £620 million) in debt — and that they must listen to offers for Juan Manuel Mata, David Silva and Villa.

Consequently, the striker is preparing his young family for a move: his English is improving and he is engaging in frequent conversations with Spanish friends, including players and journalists, who have already made the move abroad.

However, Villa’s willingness and capacity to adapt to another country have been questioned by some of his closest allies in the Valencia squad. A senior player said: “He [Villa] needs friends around him. He needs to joke, be understood, be listened to and feel secure in his comfort zone.”

Villa is quick to disagree. “That’s not true. I think that’s said because of what happened in the summer when I rejected a move to another league. I’m someone who left home at 21 years of age to be with my wife and I’ve always been a long way from my family — and I really don’t see them all that often. I’m a survivor.

“Adapting to a new language, to the football, it’s all part of being a footballer. Having said that, I’m comfortable here, calm, happy; I show that better out on the pitch than in front of a microphone.

“We’re still a long way off from the months of June and July, and when they come around we’ll analyse the situation then.”

There may be another twist to this story in March, when the contract runs out with his representative, José Luis Tamargo. Countless agents have been in touch with the player, promising him the best deal out of a move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Tamargo has been contacted by the decision-makers at Chelsea, Manchester City, United, Liverpool and Arsenal in the past two years, but the list of realistic potential suitors in England has been reduced to just three.

Chelsea would love to partner Villa with Drogba, but know that a move in January is impossible, while a transfer embargo is likely to prevent a summer move. Manchester City have been willing to push for him in the recent past, but their project has, until now, not been attractive enough for the player.

Manchester United have also registered an interest, but have never followed it up with an offer.

Villa believes that there has never been a better time for the best English clubs to make their move for one of the very best Spanish players around. “Maybe quite a few years ago, Spanish players were reluctant to leave La Liga for another league,” he said.

“But that’s all changed now. There are very important players, a showcase of Spanish footballers playing for Premier League clubs; and there are players in other leagues, lesser leagues, as well.

“I think that the Spanish footballer has changed in this aspect in the last few years.”

"substance containing a delectable amount of cocaine".


Football / Re: Best save ever...
« on: December 22, 2009, 10:43:11 AM »
u see de save the Trini keeper pull off in de world cup in egypt.....dat was real bad ...though he get score on about 20 seconds later

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: HBO TRU BLODD
« on: December 18, 2009, 09:15:42 AM »
wicked show !

Football / Re: he's trying a 'jack warner'
« on: December 18, 2009, 07:46:00 AM »
FIFA is sickening

They are?

What about the FA's?

How much do they stand to gain by hosting the World Cup?

Think they would "grovel" like this if the reward was not GREATER than the consequences?

You livin in the REAL world.  People jump queues, speed up to go through a yellow light, text while driving the world over.  Because the scale is different doh mean the fundamental issue is any different.

England more than take advantage of countries like Nigeria etc in the past during their "colonial" time.  It's deliciously ironic that they now find themselves having to be the puppet instead of the puppeteer.

That is one set of drivel you write there, I wasnt excluding the FA's but they take the lead from FIFA and FIFA's endemic corruption sets the standard (bit like the government in Trinidad). It is so bad that the obvious sweetening and gerrymandering isnt even kept undercover. Its right there out in the open. Your comparison between England being a colonial power in Nigeria and now pandering to the Nigeria FA is not ironic as the FA is seperate from the British government (unlike ours) but if you find that "deliciously ironic" good for you. Doesnt change the fact that FIFA is sickening and if you can defend that charge ...good luck.

Football / Re: he's trying a 'jack warner'
« on: December 17, 2009, 11:44:28 AM »
FIFA is sickening

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