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    To be honest, I don't think this is where the FAI's focus should be at the moment.

    I know it's high profile, and I guess if they were asked it'd be rude not to join in (though what could we really offer), but to me it's very much the wrong signal for a new CEO to be sending out.

    How much money do you even make off hosting a World Cup once FIFA siphon everything away?

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    Definitely not much, if any. It's pure prestige-hunting. Not opposed to it really as I think any Irish involvement would be minimal, probably something like we were supposed to be doing for EURO 2020, but we shouldn't make it something that it isn't.
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    Zero chance they hand over 5 automatic qualification spots

    As we all know European spots are gold dust

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    Mad idea. It would hopefully only be 4 automatic spots required by the time 2030 comes around, but even so.

    A joint bid with the IFA for the U21 or Senior Women's version would be much better suited to both our needs. That would be a springboard to bringing 8 or 10 stadiums in the country up to standard.

    This is Walter Mitty stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Zero chance they hand over 5 automatic qualification spots

    As we all know European spots are gold dust
    Absolutely not, even with a 48 team tournament.
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    Well the North presumably wouldn't be getting one anyway, as they wouldn't be hosting any games. Even then though it would be a stretch to give four host places to the other four countries. More likely England would be given an automatic place and the rest would have to qualify.

    Even though I don't think there's any realistic chance of us hosting this tournament, it would be interesting to see how something like that would be handled as part of the bid. If England were to be given a host spot and the others not given one, public support for the bid in Ireland, Scotland and Wales could be lost fairly quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirambler View Post
    Well the North presumably wouldn't be getting one anyway, as they wouldn't be hosting any games.
    If the possibility of hosting World Cup games couldn't get Casement done, I don't know what would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    Indeed. I don't know why England can't go for a solo bid. They've easily got the stadia. More than enough. Look at London alone, Wembley, Emirates, Spurs stadium, West Ham (Olympic stadium).
    I asked that question to my mate yesterday and he said that FIFA are all about giving the opportunity to new countries to host it so having Ireland attached to the UK bid could strengthen it. Interesting angle that I hadnt thought about but probably makes sense

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    If it's Europe's turn can't we just have it in France. The weather there in the summer is usually is good without being ridiculously hot, and it's handy enough for most people to get to.

    Just a nice regular World Cup held in one country during the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backstothewall View Post
    If it's Europe's turn can't we just have it in France. The weather there in the summer is usually is good without being ridiculously hot, and it's handy enough for most people to get to.

    Just a nice regular World Cup held in one country during the summer.
    Wexford so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Wexford so!
    Grand job. Semi-Finals in New Ross and Enniscorthy. Final in Wexford town.

    Gorey won't be happy about being overlooked, so best give them a quarter final & the opening ceremony.
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    And Termonbarry gets what...?

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    Taghmon left out as usual

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    Russians and English fans arrive to fight each other in courtown, only to be given a hiding by the locals

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    Ah Courtown's nice, especially out of season when the Dubs aren't around.

    Riverchapel, now. Wouldn't find the Russians venturing in there.

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    I'd say keep the English in Rosslare. That way if there's any trouble out of them the Garda can beat them onto a ferry and we get shot of them without too much difficulty.
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    In a protest against the FAI we could all lob strawberries on the pitch mid match

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    Quote Originally Posted by backstothewall View Post
    If it's Europe's turn can't we just have it in France. The weather there in the summer is usually is good without being ridiculously hot, and it's handy enough for most people to get to.

    Just a nice regular World Cup held in one country during the summer.
    And just a short jaunt for the Germans.

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    I think once someone mentions 'feasability study' in government circles, gleefully the wheels of cronyism are automatically set into motion, whereas every other wheel seems to move at glacial pace.

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    Good discussion here. So what about hosting an “all islands” World Cup tournament (with up to 12 games in Ireland)? – Slugger O'Toole

    On the feasibility of sticking seats on terracing does anyone know anything about the reduction ratio is likely to be per thousand standing?

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