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  1. My bad i didn't know that sorry! But what i meant is that if Toronto needs somethin ouf of the city for any sport events, it should be in Ontario area & the Quebec, East Canada in fact. Not anyway near the West.
  2. I think a Toronto bid should focus on their region for all sports events including football. Ontario & Quebec are more than sufficient to do a good OG, you can of course add Nova Scotia, Labrador & New brunswik for the sailing stuff but that's it Besides BC & Vancouver already got their olympic glory.
  3. Well we have to disagree on that. I have absolutely nothing about Chicago & I m 100% sure they would organize terrific games. I just think Chicago isn't as iconic as some other cities in the US. It's not about what it is, it's about how people see the US even if they never went there. Do you think Manchester or Brasilia can't organize game as good as London or Rio ? Don't you believe Ankara, Osaka or Sevilla could be good host for 2020 too? I believe they would but countries in recent olympics races chose to use their most iconic cities, the most well-known and associated with the positive image of their countries. You say people who don't have a great image of Chicago didn't go there, that's true, but you can't have visited every cities in the world, it has to come to reputation and the image those cities have in the world. I just think Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and so many other cities in the US that could organize fantastic games doesn't stand a chance against world capitals or terribly iconic cities. You are very free to disagree with me, i just thought NYC, LA, maybe San Fransico and much better choice to seduce the IOC and to fight against Madrid, Istanbul and so many others cities
  4. Well we have to disagree on that. I have absolutely nothing about Chicago & I m 100% sure they would organize terrific games. I just think Chicago isn't as iconic as some other cities in the US. It's not about what it is, it's about how people see the US even if they never went there. Do you think Manchester or Brasilia can't organize game as good as London or Rio ? D
  5. Unlike a lot of people i don't think a Toronto game would be something crazy to dream of, but do you really think anything serious can be done in London for a bid where the vote will take place in five years? All you will get is IOC member & the president saying it would be a great bid with a great opportunity to win, but hey they say that to everybody, the more the merrier for them. I bet Jacky Roggy even says to Baku & Doha & La Havana they are learning from their mistakes and doing much better when he knows it's dead in the water
  6. Chicago had all it needed to win and it went on the first round, it just didn't appeal to voters that's all. I know this it is hard to admit it, but Chicago isn't one of the cities which people in the world think of or want to see when they think of America. Believe me, i understand it, i love my city in France but it isn't going to host anything ever despite being in the top 5 cities in terms of population. USA best hopes lies on a Californian or one of the Big East Coast cities. Maybe in 20 years the olympic movement would have slow down and we may see host like Chicago, Brisbane or Hambourg. But right now it's really a hard fight and a good bid isn't enough, you need the right city too.
  7. Well i'm not as much aware as some of our members on the USOC way of picking a city, but i think first the cities have to bid for the USOC nomination. So bacically if NY or LA don't want to do it... Now should both of them decide to go for it and be in contention it will depend on the bid and the vision of the city i think, but you can't really predict who will win for sure between those two, can you? By the way, to the Us members, does the USOC sometimes suggests to a city to bid or push them a little, unofficialy or not or do they keep it 100% neutral?
  8. I just hope they are going to change the voting procedure and the voters, don't have anything against thoses countries (and i understand that every continent should have at least a couple of voters) but i can't see why people from Papua New Guinea, Guatemala, Thailand, Cyprus, Sri Lanka & Jordan or Qatar decided the winner with only 22 voters. They should get at least a few Italians members and more Brazilians, Dutch or Germans voters into this.
  9. The US would be a fantastic host for 2024 (or any next SOG). The just need to know the Atlanta days are gone and aren't coming back soon. It's not gonna be Minneapolis, Dallas or Seattle. You need to have a good bid, but you also have to an iconic city, a "sexy" city something with a huge appeal. A city which symbolizes america for people around the world. It isn't Manchester or Birmingham now, it won't be Brasilia or Belem in four years & won't be Fukuoka, Bursa or Valencia in 8 years. The US can win this easily, they just have to realize the world and the IOC changed and they need LA, NY, Washington or maybe San Francisco to win this. Dallas could be the first to go, NY or LA could win on the second or third ballot easily.
  10. Ok the Spice girls were a hit a few years ago, and Leona Lewis was doing well when they did the London segment for Beijing's closing ceremony but come on ! The UK music industry always has been one of the top in the world, and most of the time number 1. They have top acts, classy acts with wonderful songs in all kinds of modern music and they bring us the spice girls At least they won't do the opening!
  11. I disagree with the idea the euro won't be competitive with 8 more teams. Can you really say that with Norway, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzgovina, Slovenia, Turkey, Israel, Romania & Switzerland for example, the euro would've been less competitive???? People who says that don't watch europeans and world cup qualifiers as a lot of countries, even in the small one are extremely hard to play! especially the ex-yugoslavia & Balkans ones! Don't forget there is only 6 top seeds, so with the host + England, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy & France (and the help of that crazy fifa ranking) you will still see some England-France and Germany - Portugal in the group stage.
  12. The thing is that everyone in France, in europe, in the world and in the french team and every journalists who saw the last 20 matchs knows that Nasri offers NOTHING for france! Nothing! never a pass forward, he never defends, never attacks, he never runs. All he is doing is keeping the ball for 3 seconds before giving it back to defenders behind him! And the only one who don't see is Laurent Blanc! I can understand the players and the french journalist people & frustration when every f*cking attack we do is on the left side and Ribery who runs for 90 minutes in particular. How are we supposed to fasten the game and create danger when on the right there is just an arrogant douche who is only walking the all match and never offers a good pass or a solution to help Either Benzema or Ribery?
  13. Well it has been a one way match for the last 100 minutes. I'm very dissapointed by England and very impressed by Italy. It' s a shame, England started well and then start again to play like Greece again! A team like Enlang must be able to make 3 good pass and to have at least above 45% possesion at least!
  14. What hurts the most, and it should be the same for Croatia is how much Spain can be defeated if you believe in you, once again they were good but not that good and certainly not invisible! I would be really dissapointed if they win 1-0 over portugal before winning against Germany/England/Italy 1-0 too with the exact same dull game lol
  15. This is the only quarter where there is no real favorite before the match, it's really 50/50 and it should be fun to watch! Obvioulsy Portugal, Spain & Germany are the three favorites in theirs quaters
  16. I think France was so sufficient they didn't even thought Sweden would pose a threat! And Samir Nasri just has to go! Ribéry is the only creating real danger on the left side, so all the defense is on that side! Samir Nasri can't do anything when he has a defenser in front of him! He just never make a pass forward!
  17. Can someone explain me what France "needs" to fail to qualify? If i'm correct they need Ukraine to defeat England 1-0 and and Loose to Sweden 3-0?
  18. God that was such a wonderful euro and now one of the best team go stupidly! We can have a Denmark/Czech quarter and one very very okayish team in the semi and then who knows and god save us from the greek getting their quaters to the penalties!. This euro deserve better.
  19. Both countries had their chances and it's a draw for now! Although Ukraine are so much worse than France for most players they play with their hearts and of course their aging diamand is till sparkling:p
  20. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/davidbond/2012/06/david_bond_1.html So apparently some people at the England FA want a 2020 bid for england! I'm stunned you hear this only now! England is clearly unhappy with FIFA & they want to organize football events, this is good news for me! And as i suggested before i hope they will consider adding a UK country (althought Brisith members reported this to be unlikely) Maybe Wales or Scotland, that would be so nice even if it won't happen Lol
  21. I didn't thought that the German's match was that good! In the first round they had only 3 occassions and scores twice. And in the second half they weren't that good in counter attack but they looked very very strong in defense! I think the Switzerland game may have scare them a little and they don't go too much forward. I also think the attack is good but Khedira & Ozil are a big let down for me at the moment, they don't produce enough quality and actions to give the occassions Gomez's deserves, Podolski & Muller aren't that good right now and they need to improve to make sure Germany wins this time! After all Gomez can't score 100% of the good balls he get forever. The Netherlands were just horrible, i love that team game usually but they were terrible at this euro, i'm so dissapointed in them!
  22. I'm just atonished at some people still calling this a bad euro! Even this who was, let's be honest, when of the least attractive match on the paper turn off to be really fun and entertainning to watch!
  23. Well i can't say i'm very dissapointed. I knew they were afraid of a bad start, like in WC 2006 or Euro 1996 after two very dissapointing finals (or no finals at all) and that they wouldn't play that well. But still i thought they look solid for the most part in defense and the possesion was good & there is still room for aprovement in the last 30 meters but i have confidence in Ribery, Benzema & Giroud so it can go well but who knows ? I don't think most people who knows about football or are real supporters of the french team really expected a victory. They obviously hoped for it but i think what they wanted was the team to play decently and not to loose. Besides, everybody knew England was a good side and despite a few problems in the build up to the euro they were going to put a big fight. Of course in France it's quite strange compared to let's say England, Italy or Netherlands. if they loose, nobody cares about the team, when they start to score and be unbeaten for some time and everybody loves them and should they go far in the tournament everybody expected it and was sure of it, not a lot of real fans of the team. So all this people who can't even explain what an off-side is and who thinks Chelsea is a cheese, are suddenly fans and you should read from them on forums or even in newspapers that France is going to win easily against England 4-0 but that we should pay attention to Uruguay or Mexico in this euro... But i think the real fans are happy with the draw, they know France can start with two draw or be the group runner-up and still go very far. I love our team because i think it's in world football what Norway is to eurovision. We are ridiculous way too much times, as much are they are last in the contest, but once a while the team is going to wake up and reach the final and even win the damn thing, like norway is going to win eurovision
  24. Telling i like the countryside idea would be a lie. Let's wait & see, i have big expectations but i think i won't be dissapointed! I just hope nobody who was in charge of the London's delegation part in Beijing's closing ceremony is working on the opening ceremony!
  25. I'm a little stunned to see some people not enjoying this! I thought that first part of the match was mostly entertainning, nice football, good or great goals, surprises & full of suspense. I really like the euro so far and so much more than the last WC at the moment!
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