1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wembley stadium ban after Euro 2020 exploits

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by CSMonkeh, 18 Oct 2021.

  1. CSMonkeh

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 May 2009

    Posts: 996

    Location: Newbury, Berks

    Source: https://www.skysports.com/share/12437101

    Just wonderful!
    This is why we don’t host anything, as we have morons who still think it’s the 70s and 80s
    We really need to get our own house in order before worrying about other countries
     
  2. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,027

    Location: Hampshire

    But we host many many things :confused::confused:
     
  3. CSMonkeh

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 May 2009

    Posts: 996

    Location: Newbury, Berks

    Fine, no major international football events, such as the World Cup or Euros finals (except the last one, and indeed in ‘96)

    Even the US gets to host it twice (joint in 2026) in the time we last hosted the World Cup
     
  4. Ayahuasca

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 24,217

    Location: Huem

    Yeah, it was atrocious behaviour but it was a tiny set of fans at the end of the day.

    I guess we should be held to higher standards than other countries but to say "This is why we don’t host anything" is a major over-exaggeration. How come, Brazil, Russia and Qatar have had or are hosting world cups then? What about Italy where stabbings are a fairly frequent occurrence at/around football games?
     
  5. Pigeon_Killer

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 36,160

    Location: Cornwall

    2009-2020 ATP Finals, 2012 Olympics, 2013 Rugby League World Cup, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2015 Rugby World Cup, 2017 Athletics World Championships, 2019 Cricket World Cup, 2021 Euros and three Champions League Finals.

    The only major sporting events we haven't hosted in the last 10 years have been the World Cup, which Fifa just give to the highest bidder, and the Winter Olympics which we'll never host.
     
  6. Martynt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 17,642

    Location: Higher Walton

    Don't you come in here with that evidence rubbish!

    You could probably add this years CL final to the list since they wanted to host it at Wembley before moving to Lisbon because we wouldn't bend to Uefa around covid restrictions.
     
  7. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 17,913

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    But it makes it slightly harder for us to get on our high horse about the behaviour of, say, Hungarian fans.
     
  8. Ayahuasca

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 24,217

    Location: Huem

    So when was the last time you saw thousands of England fans in one stadium being racist?

    A few yobs trying to break into a stadium and fighting is a bit different than many yobs who also fight and regularly display widespread racism.

    We have our own issues to address but I'm pretty certain we can still be critical of the behaviour of other fans. The Hungarian's are pretty much in the phase we were 30-40 years ago.

    UEFA are an absolute joke when it comes to the punishments they hand out. It's very much one rule for them and another for us approach.
     
  9. fez

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 17,632

    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    The self loathing in this country really is something to behold at times.

    As others have pointed out, we hold a lot of large events and the reason we haven't hosted a football tournament in years is nothing to do with our fans and everything to do with money and corruption in football.

    Brazil - Run by a madman who is happily selling the amazon, didn't give a single **** about COVID and is corrupt and bent as you like. Massive crime issues and huge poverty issues.

    Russia - I don't even know where to start with Russia but lets start with the fact they were essentially banned from the recent Olympics due to running a state sponsored doping program.

    Qatar - Lovely bunch, nothing bad to say about them. No wait, borderline using slave labour to build their stadiums, multiple human rights violations, being gay is still illegal.

    But no, a few yobs in this country have put FIFA off hosting it here in favour of these more respectable regimes.
     
  10. CSMonkeh

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 May 2009

    Posts: 996

    Location: Newbury, Berks

    Well indeed this is my point.
    It is a bit more than a few, mind, and corrupt stewards also doesn’t help.
    Trouble is everyone still remembers us from the 80’s -mud sticks
     
  11. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,027

    Location: Hampshire

    You are talking nonsense, sorry.
     
  12. Sui

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,567

    Location: Brighton

    It’s been confirmed, one match behind closed doors.
     
  13. fez

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 17,632

    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    They really don't. If that was the case then no country would ever host it.

    Its due to a number of factors. The big one is that we won't bribe FIFA and the second one is probably that there are a lot of countries in the world that haven't hosted it so we don't really have any better claim than 20 others to host these things. When was the last one in Germany, Italy etc
     
  14. omnomnom

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Mar 2012

    Posts: 11,460

    I think they have got off lightly to be honest.
     
  15. mysticsniper

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 May 2003

    Posts: 10,235

    I don't envisage us hosting the world cup anytime soon. There are lots of other countries who have yet to host it, including China, Australia and talks of Israel as well


    Canada, United States, and Mexico: 2026
    Qatar: 2022
    Russia: 2018
    Brazil: 2014
    South Africa: 2010
    Germany: 2006
    Japan/South Korea: 2002
    France: 1998
    United States: 1994
    Italy: 1990
    Mexico: 1986
    Spain: 1982
    Argentina: 1978
    West Germany: 1974
    Mexico: 1970
    England: 1966
    Chile: 1962
    Sweden: 1958
    Switzerland: 1954
    Brazil: 1950
    France: 1938
    Italy: 1934
    Uruguay: 1930
     
  16. Fluffybob

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Aug 2011

    Posts: 708

    Location: Lancashire

    Fair punishment for what hapenned tbh