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Re: WC Committee

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:15 pm
by Torchiador
Freshmaker wrote:I agree G. And that's why we also asked them for credentials when they first made their bid.

But it would also be nice to know if they are considering signing up for the world cup as players.


Surely, I really hope to know there, If there would be the possibility, it would be lovely to have a world cup there, it was always my dream a Kick Off tournament at the sea side (who remembers Dubai 2011? :D ). but, we need to make some steps first. a very nice step could be to know them, maybe as some of the upcoming international tournaments, and world cup

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:51 pm
by Freshmaker
Well put.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:52 am
by Steve Camber
Torchiador wrote:it was always my dream a Kick Off tournament at the sea side

Andy, it's not too late for a Bournemouth bid :D

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:31 pm
by Freshmaker
Ah! Andy! Make it happen :)

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:55 pm
by Ely
Torchiador wrote:
Ely wrote:It'd be like giving a country like Qatar the World Cup.

The little difference is that Qatar covers Fifa of billions to go there. instead the KOA pays for himself.
I'm sure that if Qatar would pay every one on us for hotel, flights, venue, hardware, software, stuff, I'm sure that we would have no objections and we all would be grateful to go in Qatar! and probably we would have a 100+ players there! It is all about money, even when there is no money!

Mine was more a comment on the complete lack of football infrastructure in Qatar when they won the bid, which would be similar to giving Ibiza the WC without anything KO2 (KOA) related ever happening there in the past. Plus is was more a joke than anything serious :)

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:42 pm
by Freshmaker
We don't do jokes around here mate. Strictly business...

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:32 pm
by Torchiador
Ely wrote:Mine was more a comment on the complete lack of football infrastructure in Qatar when they won the bid, which would be similar to giving Ibiza the WC without anything KO2 (KOA) related ever happening there in the past. Plus is was more a joke than anything serious :)

Sure! I got your joke, but it gave me also a though about what I wrote

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:23 pm
by Logos
Steve Camber wrote:
Torchiador wrote:it was always my dream a Kick Off tournament at the sea side

Andy, it's not too late for a Bournemouth bid :D


Gianni has done a superb job so far and I feel it is too late for me to bid for 2016.

I'd be happy to bid next year and for the years to come to host the WC in Bournemouth. However, I'm not sure how appealing this would be to the overseas attendees due to all the main airports being approx. 2 hours away by coach/car. Also, November by the sea in Bournemouth is not quite Ibiza. :lol:

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:56 pm
by Torchiador
Well, although you are north guys and you aren't afraid by the cold, I'm quite sure you will not do a good swim in November neither in Ibiza! Maybe with a wetsuit! We should move the world cup on summer then! :)

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:23 pm
by Freshmaker
Andy; we could research the possibility for a B.A.R.F. (Bournemouth Amazing Roadtrip Festival).

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:54 am
by Logos
Freshmaker wrote:Andy; we could research the possibility for a B.A.R.F. (Bournemouth Amazing Roadtrip Festival).


I'm up for that. If there's interest I can organise something for this year or the next. :)

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:10 am
by Freshmaker
I'd clearly be interested.

Re: WC Committee

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:17 am
by Freshmaker
A quick search, using Stanstead airport, shows we could get a decently sized car for £ 80 for the last weekend (Friday-Monday) of October. Ok for 4 people to share, if they are cool with only hand luggage.

How long's the drive?