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    If you're really looking to teach them life lessons you should hand them the money, tickets, passport and visa and tell them to find their way there and back.

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    True. Dunno if their mum would run with that though. Plus, in all honesty, brazil is such a dodgy place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    And by "football mad", I mean the kid asks himself "What would Messi do?" for most life situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Just dawned on me this arvo. He's sport and football mad. Goes all right at it, and this is maybe the last chance for a while, given Australia's side is aging. Would be the trip of his life. I'll do the last group game and of course our quarter, semi and the final where we beat Argentina 2-1

    He'll love it. Brazil a great country, but it is scary. He and his sister will learn a lot and appreciate things more.
    Have you told him about his long lost brother yet? Get to it, I'm already packing my bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    And by "football mad", I mean the kid asks himself "What would Messi do?" for most life situations.
    Lets hope he doesn't become a financial advisor then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Lets hope he doesn't become a financial advisor then.
    I ardently hope he never becomes a financial adviser.
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    Yeah I'd start a revolution if the World Cup ended up on Sky. That's the moment when you know capitalism has gone too far.
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    Yeah, I don't want it on Sky Either, but it does mean Lawro, Townsend, Southgate, Chiles et al, will be part of our World Cup experience for the foreseeable future.
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    Yeah it'd be pretty shameful. It's hard to see how their stance on this fits in with their goal of developing football world wide, seems totally contrary to that objective to me. In fact, it shows a total lack of understanding of why people watch the World Cup in the first place.

    I could kind of get on board with this if the revenue generated from this move was to be allocated to developing football in impoverished nations and so on, but the fact that Fifa's annual profits are already around the $650m mark, I doubt very much that this is/was their intention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Yeah, I don't want it on Sky Either, but it does mean Lawro, Townsend, Southgate, Chiles et al, will be part of our World Cup experience for the foreseeable future.
    It is a heavy price to pay but we all have to make sacrafices.

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    Having Clarence Seedorf and Klinsman around kind of makes up for it. In fact, they are about the only mitigating factor, other than the football itself. Hopefully they will be back. Can't stand Lineker and Shearer either.

    Hopefully Mick McCarthy will return too. At least he's amusingly bad.

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    Klinsman will be there as a manager unfortunately. Seedorf should be there I would hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Yeah it'd be pretty shameful. It's hard to see how their stance on this fits in with their goal of developing football world wide, seems totally contrary to that objective to me. In fact, it shows a total lack of understanding of why people watch the World Cup in the first place.

    I could kind of get on board with this if the revenue generated from this move was to be allocated to developing football in impoverished nations and so on, but the fact that Fifa's annual profits are already around the $650m mark, I doubt very much that this is/was their intention.
    I just find it really distasteful that they can claim to "own" the World Cup and charge people to watch it. It's a global cultural event, it would be like charging people royalties for celebrating Mardi Gras. Fair enough they're the ones who run it, but if they didn't someone else undoubtedly would, and quite possibly do a better job of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Yeah I'd start a revolution if the World Cup ended up on Sky. That's the moment when you know capitalism has gone too far.
    Nah, **** the BBC and ITV off, their coverage is a joke.
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