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Everything posted by Frenchy

  1. He's Tony's long lost American cousin!!
  2. Only if you’re cross-eyed and overdid the moonshine!! It’s just as daft as saying that LA chose Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic, as its logo. What a huge oversight……
  3. If you think for one second that Paris, or any other European capital for that matter, could be ‘enticed’ into bidding again after a fourth upset then you are living in cloud cuckoo land! Most posters on this MB have perfectly well understood from the word ‘go’ that what is at stake today for the IOC is the very survival of the SOGs in Europe. The IOC knows, as it’s been said and repeated here, that LA would bid again in 2028 or even 2032. Paris wouldn’t. And probably neither would any other European A lister. Any other aspect of the bid is just hot air…..
  4. How's the gas leak? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/07/us/california-governor-declares-emergency-over-los-angeles-gas-leak.html?_r=0 https://hereandnow.wbur.org/2016/01/20/la-gas-leak-legislation
  5. ....which is another way of saying "I know where the bodies are buried" !!
  6. I hasn't and it won't. You should also wait for next week's final results after the second round.......
  7. French Sunday paper publishes 1998 internal UEFA memo to FIFA which includes reference to payment agreement between Platini and FIFA. http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35020279 http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1032301/hope-for-platini-but-new-us-department-of-justice-indictment-keeps-heat-on-leading-fifa-officials So they knew about that agreement all the time! Hard cheese Splatter! And better luck next time you son of a b****!!!
  8. They may perhaps have nothing to prove to the French but they certainly have a lot to prove to any other potential bidders if they don't want the recent debacle to happen again....
  9. Not so much 'pessimism' as 'realism'. The French remember what happened on the three previous occasions and they trust the members of the IOC only as far as they can throw 'em! It's for the IOC to now show a clean pair of hands and show that they have - finally - got their act together and rooted out all the rotten wood....
  10. Marseille is just a 3 hour train (railroad) ride from Paris using the TGV. It was the 2013 European capital of culture. It's also an incredibly warm and friendly city......that's if you don't get lost in the Quartiers Nord!
  11. "Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano"
  12. If you don't give us the games, Teddy Riner will come looking for you!! #JeReveDesJeux
  13. Very interesting. That poster + the message you posted on another thread gives us a unique insight into what a potential Toronto 2024 strategy will be to counter the Paris bid. Thanks for that. Just hope it doesn't come back to bite you in the a*** in a future Toronto bid......
  14. I seem to remember Mike Lee was also instrumental in getting the 2022 WC awarded to Qatar after having been overlooked by the British 2018 team...... http://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/dec/02/mike-lee-qatar-world-cup-bid http://www.espnfc.com/story/848615/where-england-failed-and-why-qatar-won
  15. Considering how we were treated last time, ie: playing by the rules and getting shafted for doing so, we can now afford to be smug...... The IOC is on the back foot. They can either commit suicide or......award 2024 to Paris!!
  16. We are smart enough to not make any hints on that very touchy subject. Nevertheless scaring off any future bidder will be the elephant in the room....... They know it. We know it. And we know that they know that we know it........
  17. Like making sure they don't scare off any future potential 'A lister' by turning down Paris a fourth time......
  18. It's probably a case of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"! And he won't be playing on someone else's team......
  19. He'll need all that time to do the shredding!! I agree with Michelle, Noël Le Graët is an absolute buffoon who needs to be kicked out of the FFF now!! As to who will succeed Splatter, Platini may not be perfect but in the cesspit that is FIFA he is one of the rosier smelling ones........
  20. Problem is, he's a great footballer but a useless speaker!
  21. .....with a tendency to confuse his personnal finances with those of LOCOG! http://uk.reuters.com/article/2007/12/04/uk-britain-olympics-idUKL043165120071204 http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2007/sep/10/Olympics2012.politics http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/c4-defends-dispatches-from-attack-by-coe/121672.article as revealed by Channel Four's 'Dispatches' investigation.
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