Cant get excited for the world cup

Marvanelli

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I have disliked the way FIFA have handled this World Cup, ever since the moment Qatar entered the bidding and won the rights to host it.

I would love to be able to say I won't watch it and have nothing to do with the World Cup and totally boycott it (whether that is watching it, reading articles, interacting on social media, playing the fantasy game etc) as I don't agree with the vast majority of how it's come about and the damage it's caused, however I know I won't be able to.

Am I being a hypocrite? Unfortunately yes, probably.

But whilst England are still in the tournament, I will want them to win, so I'll be watching it when I can.
 

Glover_elbow

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How do we have no chance of winning it?

We've been in the Semi final and final of the last 2 tournaments we've been in.

England are one of maybe 5 or 6 teams that will be going to Qatar looking to lift the trophy.
Because we are no where near the best team
 

Jonny Ingbar

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You seen the Phenomenon: Ronaldo documentary?

Some beauty footage of him as a young member of the Brazil squad in 94 then arriving at France 98 as the world's best player.

FRIGHTENING talent.
Not seen that one which platform is it?

He SHOULD have been the best, but without tempting spoilers I suspect his mental state impacted on his career, sadly.
 

parmoboy

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At this moment I don't feel excited but I'm surprised that some fans are saying they're not going to watch any of it.

I simply won't be able to resist the temptation of watching England play, or watching the knockout games when two of the big boys play each other. No way will I be able to be disciplined enough to sit and watch something else if England are playing France in the quarter finals for example.

If England do go all the way and win it, do we just scratch it out of the history books and pretend it didn't happen? Would it not be hypocritical for fans back home to celebrate and claim to be proud, when they chose not to watch any of the tournament out of principle.
 

Expat Smoggie

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I’ll watch for all the right reasons — pure football (maybe), upcoming talent from lesser nations and hopefully some upset score-lines. I’m sure the heat and the general kind of situation for all the teams is that this World Cup seems so sterile, so controversial and underwhelming that we might get much more than just strange results.
 

dooderooni

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I think it's the fact that it's been shoehorned into the domestic season that is causing the issues.
We are accustomed to big tournaments being in the off-season so you get the build up. For this one, fans have been engrossed in their own teams trials and tribulations and for many this will be an unnecessary distraction. Boro fans might we'll see it as hindering our upturn in form under Carrick for instance.
 

festa5

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It would be good to the host nation getting spanked on the pitch

Would love it. 3 humiliating thumpings. Probably won't happen sadly, but it's the only results I'm interested in.

How many weeks till Boro play again? Most depressing time of year, weather is ****, dark all the time and football is cancelled (as far as I'm concerned).

**** off FIFA and **** off Qatar.
 

Otto42

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Will be going to a few non league games over the next couple of weeks. Can’t figure out why Championship games are off for some of the World Cup, but not all! What will we do v Luton if the Aussies make it to the Quarter Finals😂
 

Zoophonic

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Will be going to a few non league games over the next couple of weeks. Can’t figure out why Championship games are off for some of the World Cup, but not all! What will we do v Luton if the Aussies make it to the Quarter Finals😂
Luton fans could say the same if USA make it
 
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