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Topic: Bid to host Euro 2028 confirmed
Posted By: You Tell Me
Subject: Bid to host Euro 2028 confirmed
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 10:09am
We're proposing to host it along with NI, Scotland, Wales and England. World Cup 2030 bid officially withdrawn.

Not clear whether that would mean automatic qualification but, as it is likely to be a 32 team tournament by then, automatic qualification might not be that big a benefit anyway compared to previously.



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Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 10:11am
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

We're proposing to host it along with NI, Scotland, Wales and England. World Cup 2030 bid officially withdrawn.

Not clear whether that would mean automatic qualification but, as it is likely to be a 32 team tournament by then, automatic qualification might not be that big a benefit anyway compared to previously.


Kids like Young Doherty should be hitting his peak around then


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Posted By: 9fingers
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 10:13am
Invest in the league? Invest in youth structures? 
Nah f**k it, we need a glamour event Clap



Posted By: brendy_éire
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 10:15am
Where in the north would be hosting a match? The redeveloped Casement?

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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 10:16am
Originally posted by brendy_éire brendy_éire wrote:

Where in the north would be hosting a match? The redeveloped Casement?


North would be hosting training bases rather than games according to an article last week


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 10:20am
Originally posted by brendy_éire brendy_éire wrote:

Where in the north would be hosting a match? The redeveloped Casement?

Would be ironic if the using the GAA facilities was the only way NI could host games. 

GSTQ blaring out at Casement though - surely not going to happen.

I couldn't see them hosting any games.


Posted By: Banjaxed
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:02am
What is the obsession with hosting tournaments? Everyone's involvement is to sugar coat the fact that it's really just an English bid. Nice to see some things in the FAI don't change Confused

Put money into grassroots and LOI yiz dopes. 


Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:23am
Looking forward to 2 years of people suggesting Thurlas as a venue


Posted By: AbuAbu
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:24am
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

What is the obsession with hosting tournaments? Everyone's involvement is to sugar coat the fact that it's really just an English bid. Nice to see some things in the FAI don't change Confused

Put money into grassroots and LOI yiz dopes. 

I would hope that this would be a cash generator and push government investment. It would have its own separate additional budget and would not touch existing human resource availability. Also it might kick start investment into the LOI and the youth structures.

However my nightmare scenario is that this eats into already scarce resources, either cash wise or peoples time, that should be focused on our structures, academies and the LOI.

This could be a great thing in bringing football in this country to a different level or it could be a disaster if it causes any reduction in our current resources. We are a good country at hosting events so I am currently 51-49 in favour of this but .............. lots more detail needed.




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Posted By: Cabra Hoop
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:24am
Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Invest in the league? Invest in youth structures? 
Nah f**k it, we need a glamour event Clap

If the bid is successful, I hope and pray that there is no measles outbreak or we would be the only host nation instructed to withdraw again from hosting games...

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Posted By: Het-field
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:24am
Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Looking forward to 2 years of people suggesting Thurlas as a venue

Lol.

I wouldn’t for a second rule put us supplying a single venue which will host 5/6 matches. I fully expect it to be England led.


Posted By: KING-CON
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:38am
No one in UEFA wants to give England anything. This is doomed to failure. 


Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:52am
Originally posted by KING-CON KING-CON wrote:

No one in UEFA wants to give England anything. This is doomed to failure. 

Depends on what it is up against. England can easily do it on their own but the UK government investing in an English only bid, I guess the politicians in Wales, Scotland and the North don't look too kindly on that and why they want to include the others officially. Then if you having it on both islands, might as throw us in as well. That must be the thinking behind it.

If we come up against a Russia or Italy, then maybe we could be screwed as a bid. But if the opposition is a Balkan bid, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria,  Scandinavian or Turkey, then I think the bid would have a good chance to win. 


Posted By: ConorMac77
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:56am
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

What is the obsession with hosting tournaments? Everyone's involvement is to sugar coat the fact that it's really just an English bid. Nice to see some things in the FAI don't change Confused

Put money into grassroots and LOI yiz dopes. 
Probably some serious FOMO after the Dublin's Euro 2020 games were moved to St Petersburg. 


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Posted By: Newryrep
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:59am
not a fan of this at all either england hosting it , or glasgow or cardiff nor our partiicipation 

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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 12:06pm
Competition will come from Turkey and Italy bids you'd imagine.

Turkey have bid for the last 5, i suppose UEFA might consider them this time around.

Italians also expressed interest, would be hilarious if they pipped the English to both the Euros title and hosting rights LOL




Posted By: gufct
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 12:10pm
put money into the domestic game at all levels .

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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 12:14pm
Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Competition will come from Turkey and Italy bids you'd imagine.

Turkey have bid for the last 5, i suppose UEFA might consider them this time around.

Italians also expressed interest, would be hilarious if they pipped the English to both the Euros title and hosting rights LOL




Turkey won't get it. Sure they came up with the multi host format just to avoid giving it to them as no other single country was willing to bid at the time. LOL


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Posted By: pateen
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 12:35pm
Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Looking forward to 2 years of people suggesting Thurlas as a venue

Could do worse. Has the infrastructure.


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Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 12:39pm
I hope this bid is unsuccessful tbh. A glamour event to paper over all that is wrong with Irish football. A waste of money which should be invested in other areas of the game more in need.

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Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 12:48pm
Mark Tighe of The Sunday Times, who broke the Delaney scandal and authored Champagne Football, was on the Dunphy podcast last week. He mentioned that this was a big focus of Jonathan Hill. Hill (who still hasn't moved to Ireland almost 18 months into the job) seems to be prioritising this over other initives, and as you can imagine there are many who aren't impressed. Seems a bit of a vanity project to me.




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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Looking forward to 2 years of people suggesting Thurlas as a venue

Lol.

I wouldn’t for a second rule put us supplying a single venue which will host 5/6 matches. I fully expect it to be England led.
That would be my guess too. Might get 6 of the games in total if we're lucky.


Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 1:06pm
Originally posted by pateen pateen wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Looking forward to 2 years of people suggesting Thurlas as a venue

Could do worse. Has the infrastructure.
UEFA will love the Town end terrace, not to mention two hotels in the entire town


Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 1:13pm
It's a done deal lads. I read in an English paper the other week that if we pulled out of the world cup bid then 2028 would be given to us in return. Landowne will host 1 or 2 groups and a last 16.

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Posted By: Fatnacho
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 1:21pm
It’s a quick and easy way to make a profit and get some much needed finances. Let the FA do all the groundwork and then reap the benefits if the bid is successful. 
The government won’t need to invest anything in the redevelopment or infrastructure for Lansdowne or Croke Park. The windfall can then go towards the grassroots and the LoI. 
Much easier way of reducing the debt and guaranteeing the future of the game than trying to selling 10 year corporate boxes for 32k a pop or asking the government for handouts.


Posted By: cildaratown
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

What is the obsession with hosting tournaments? Everyone's involvement is to sugar coat the fact that it's really just an English bid. Nice to see some things in the FAI don't change Confused

Put money into grassroots and LOI yiz dopes. 

We’d actually qualify for it 


Posted By: cildaratown
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 1:30pm
why would we pull out of the 2030 World Cup bid? I would have liked to see that and have qualified for a World Cup automatically. 


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 1:44pm
Jonathan Hill - “The other 4 UK Fa’s”.

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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 2:05pm
To be fair, if the tournament can be a profitable venture that allows the FAI to invest in facilities around the country then I'm all for it.

The games would only be played in Lansdowne, or maybe at a push Croker, so there's next to no capital investment needed here to host this. No doubt there will be shouts about trying to get games down to Cork, but that's a non-starter, the stadium there is nowhere near the standard needed, so it will just be Dublin. We'd probably get one group of 6 games and a second round game, maybe a quarter final as well.

If it generates income for the game here, what's the problem really?


Posted By: 10 Box
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 2:22pm
Originally posted by Fatnacho Fatnacho wrote:

It’s a quick and easy way to make a profit and get some much needed finances. Let the FA do all the groundwork and then reap the benefits if the bid is successful. 
The government won’t need to invest anything in the redevelopment or infrastructure for Lansdowne or Croke Park. The windfall can then go towards the grassroots and the LoI. 
Much easier way of reducing the debt and guaranteeing the future of the game than trying to selling 10 year corporate boxes for 32k a pop or asking the government for handouts.
Grassroots & the LOI need investment now...not in six years time.


Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 2:46pm
Originally posted by cildaratown cildaratown wrote:

why would we pull out of the 2030 World Cup bid? I would have liked to see that and have qualified for a World Cup automatically. 
because Uefa said if we pull out they'll give us the euros. 

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Posted By: Cabra Hoop
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 2:49pm
Originally posted by cildaratown cildaratown wrote:

why would we pull out of the 2030 World Cup bid? I would have liked to see that and have qualified for a World Cup automatically. 
Spain/Portugal have 2030 sewn up......
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Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 2:55pm
Dublin to showcase the opening game and to host 6 other matches, NI 4 matches, Scotland 7, Wales 4 and the rest including final in England. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/597f05d0-87a4-11ec-a837-0153f5f4adaf?shareToken=67bb8e285c5cd759212245741beb2f41" rel="nofollow - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/597f05d0-87a4-11ec-a837-0153f5f4adaf?shareToken=67bb8e285c5cd759212245741beb2f41

It follows advice from senior figures in football, including in Uefa, that a World Cup bid would be too risky... 

There has been firm encouragement from Uefa that a British and Irish bid for Euro 2028 would be well-received, especially as the governing body is expected to expand the tournament from 24 to 32 teams. All four home nations plus the Republic of Ireland would host matches with England having the majority including the final.

Italy had been considering a bid for Euro 2028 but is now expected to target Euro 2032 instead to give the country more time to build or redevelop stadiums.

Russia and Turkey have also been mentioned as potential bidders for Euro 2028 but Uefa would prefer to avoid a vote if possible.

It doesn't take a genius to work out what Uefa are saying


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Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 2:58pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

To be fair, if the tournament can be a profitable venture that allows the FAI to invest in facilities around the country then I'm all for it.

The games would only be played in Lansdowne, or maybe at a push Croker, so there's next to no capital investment needed here to host this. No doubt there will be shouts about trying to get games down to Cork, but that's a non-starter, the stadium there is nowhere near the standard needed, so it will just be Dublin. We'd probably get one group of 6 games and a second round game, maybe a quarter final as well.

If it generates income for the game here, what's the problem really?

Not sure which stadium you're referencing here. Turners Cross would be a non starter for obvious reasons. Pairc Uí Chaoimh could potentially be a goer but it would require two things that won't get off the ground: A) GAA permission. B) UEFA signing off on the use of temporary 'bucket' seats.




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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:03pm
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

Dublin to showcase the opening game and to host 6 other matches, NI 4 matches, Scotland 7, Wales 4 and the rest including final in England. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/597f05d0-87a4-11ec-a837-0153f5f4adaf?shareToken=67bb8e285c5cd759212245741beb2f41" rel="nofollow - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/597f05d0-87a4-11ec-a837-0153f5f4adaf?shareToken=67bb8e285c5cd759212245741beb2f41

7 games. Would presume that means all of a groups games are in Dublin then opposed to being split say between Dublin and (Potentially) Belfast. And then a last 16 game


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Posted By: 9fingers
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:09pm
If it’s 7 games you’d imagine it’ll be Lansdowne & Croke park 


Posted By: Bandwagon
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by cildaratown cildaratown wrote:

why would we pull out of the 2030 World Cup bid? I would have liked to see that and have qualified for a World Cup automatically. 
Spain/Portugal have 2030 sewn up......
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You'd have thought that but a Moroccan / North African bid is now favorites according to sources on Twitter and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they 'won' it.


Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:17pm
There's no way I can see Casement Park being a goer here, even if its built in time. With the tournament likely increasing to 32 teams, NI will probably qualify and thus have to play all their games in West Belfast, in a GAA stadium! With all the baggage and the symbolism that goes with that, including the playing of GSTQ, I cant imagine many in the Ulster GAA who would be too keen to see that happen.

It is a delish irony that The Orange Football Team need to go cap in hand to The GAA though 


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:19pm
Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

To be fair, if the tournament can be a profitable venture that allows the FAI to invest in facilities around the country then I'm all for it.

The games would only be played in Lansdowne, or maybe at a push Croker, so there's next to no capital investment needed here to host this. No doubt there will be shouts about trying to get games down to Cork, but that's a non-starter, the stadium there is nowhere near the standard needed, so it will just be Dublin. We'd probably get one group of 6 games and a second round game, maybe a quarter final as well.

If it generates income for the game here, what's the problem really?

Not sure which stadium you're referencing here. Turners Cross would be a non starter for obvious reasons. Pairc Uí Chaoimh could potentially be a goer but it would require two things that won't get off the ground: A) GAA permission. B) UEFA signing off on the use of temporary 'bucket' seats.



Yeah, I meant Pairc UI Chaiomh. It only has around 20,000 permanent seats in the two stands running down the sides of the pitch. The rest is huge terraced areas so it wouldn't be suitable for international football qualifiers, never mind a major tournament finals.

Interesting to see reports of a few games in the north. 30,000 is usually the minimum capacity for tournament finals so would be interesting to see how they're going to work that one.


Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:22pm
The Times article says there's 3 options. An upgraded Windsor, casement or a brand new stadium. Unlikely to be casement or a new stadium. 

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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:22pm
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

The Times article says there's 3 options. An upgraded Windsor, casement or a brand new stadium. Unlikely to be casement or a new stadium. 


Would a 30k Windsor be viable long term (with all due respect )though unless it's tempoary addition like some stadiums did previously. Think Charleroi reduced after the Euros


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:23pm
And Windsor has only recently been upgraded. I'd guess they'll end up not hosting any games.


Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:24pm


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by Bandwagon Bandwagon wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by cildaratown cildaratown wrote:

why would we pull out of the 2030 World Cup bid? I would have liked to see that and have qualified for a World Cup automatically. 
Spain/Portugal have 2030 sewn up......
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You'd have thought that but a Moroccan / North African bid is now favorites according to sources on Twitter and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they 'won' it.

They'll throw Morocco in with Spain and Portugal as a 3 country bid.


Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:28pm
Still think the South American bid will get it on account of it being the centenary WC

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Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:37pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

And Windsor has only recently been upgraded. I'd guess they'll end up not hosting any games.

This is the most likely outcome I think. 


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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

And Windsor has only recently been upgraded. I'd guess they'll end up not hosting any games.

This is the most likely outcome I think. 


Yep. One of the articles last week suggested it would be more likely they'd host a number of training bases instead


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Posted By: Roberto_Carlow
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:


Surprised Elland Road is on the list, has it even changed since Euro 96?


Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Roberto_Carlow Roberto_Carlow wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:


Surprised Elland Road is on the list, has it even changed since Euro 96?


Pure guess work from The Times nothing official. Southampton's ground or Brighton's I'd have thought would be ahead of it unless it's geographical reasons


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Posted By: cildaratown
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Still think the South American bid will get it on account of it being the centenary WC

Apparently they can’t get the government money to upgrade their stadiums 


Posted By: cildaratown
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 4:05pm
don’t love the stadiums that they’re using for the UK part, would have been nice to see them spread it across England a bit more than 2 London, 2 Manchester, 2 Merseyside, etc. 


Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 4:05pm
Sure we'll have an United Ireland by then




Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 4:40pm
I think it's exciting enough. Would be good to have eyes from around the world on the country for the opening ceremony and likely if we qualify we would be in the opening match (if that report is true).

However, it would be good to see how much money the FAI / government need to bring to the table and what the return would there be and most important, what is the plan on creating a legacy out of any profit, for example, investing in the upgrading of LOI grounds around the country.



Posted By: kelvin
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 5:14pm
Originally posted by Roberto_Carlow Roberto_Carlow wrote:

Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:


Surprised Elland Road is on the list, has it even changed since Euro 96?

I believe they've a redevelopment plan for the ground. Although it's a long time in the making!


Posted By: Claret Murph
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 7:36pm
Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

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Posted By: Strazdas
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:43pm
Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

Though Jonathan Hill said in an interview today that there's absolutely no reason the two should be mutually exclusive. You can put money into the grassroots and develop the structures 'and' hold a major tournament in a few years time. It doesn't have to be one or the other.


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2022 at 11:47pm
They are not going to give Wembley the final again so soon.  Stupid bid.


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Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 12:18am
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

They are not going to give Wembley the final again so soon.  Stupid bid.
Really?

UEFA have already just awarded this June's inaugural  "Finalissima" between Italy (Euro champions) and Argentina (Copa America champions) to London, which is also where a new shared UEFA/CONMEBOL office will be based:
https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/" rel="nofollow - https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/

While the 2024 Champions League Final has also been given to Wembey.


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 12:34am
Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

They are not going to give Wembley the final again so soon.  Stupid bid.
Really?

UEFA have already just awarded this June's inaugural  "Finalissima" between Italy (Euro champions) and Argentina (Copa America champions) to London, which is also where a new shared UEFA/CONMEBOL office will be based:
https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/" rel="nofollow - https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/

While the 2024 Champions League Final has also been given to Wembey.


Don't get so defensive Terrence.  I'm not having a go at your precious UK.


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Posted By: Pipkin
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 4:29am
Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

Though Jonathan Hill said in an interview today that there's absolutely no reason the two should be mutually exclusive. You can put money into the grassroots and develop the structures 'and' hold a major tournament in a few years time. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

You’d have to be some fool, and that’s being kind, not to see what this vanity project is about. A crowd of washed up board members and an Executive looking for a leg back up to a decent position in the FA.

Johnny Hill today in his infobyte sounded like Infantino a couple of weeks ago and how the biennial World Cup would save African refugees from death. 

Two absolute clowns. The FAI Board were mugged. 


Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 12:00pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

They are not going to give Wembley the final again so soon.  Stupid bid.
Really?

UEFA have already just awarded this June's inaugural  "Finalissima" between Italy (Euro champions) and Argentina (Copa America champions) to London, which is also where a new shared UEFA/CONMEBOL office will be based:
https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/" rel="nofollow - https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/

While the 2024 Champions League Final has also been given to Wembey.


Don't get so defensive Terrence.  I'm not having a go at your precious UK.

I'd say you're the one who's beiing "defensive".

You know, what with having been shown to be plumb wrong.

Oh and I was speaking about the FA, not my "precious" UK.


Posted By: VanBosch
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

Though Jonathan Hill said in an interview today that there's absolutely no reason the two should be mutually exclusive. You can put money into the grassroots and develop the structures 'and' hold a major tournament in a few years time. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

Which makes no sense unless money is unlimited. With a fixed budget, any money going to the bid is not going to grassroots football.


Posted By: Ibaraki
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Still think the South American bid will get it on account of it being the centenary WC


You are familiar with the way FIFA operate?
Nostalgia doesn't come into it, it's all about the $$$$$


Posted By: OohAah...
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 1:59pm
I reckon theres no harm in this for a few reasons....

Firstly they need the government for money for day to day costs atm and its somehting they can offer to the government as a benefit in terms of what it does for tourism etc....

Secondly, I presume all targets including this one are part of a plan of growing the game domestically here. So they intend on selling out say the FAI cup final, by building and investing in the league

This is what I hope anyway


Posted By: Heimatklange
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

Though Jonathan Hill said in an interview today that there's absolutely no reason the two should be mutually exclusive. You can put money into the grassroots and develop the structures 'and' hold a major tournament in a few years time. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
it's time to get rid of this clown. How can we talk about spending millions on a tournament when grassroots football is in a complete mess? 

This vanity project is something along the lines that John Delany would have thought up. The whole idea is to deflect from the real issue that Irish clubs are in dire need of funding.


Posted By: The GerK
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by VanBosch VanBosch wrote:

Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

Though Jonathan Hill said in an interview today that there's absolutely no reason the two should be mutually exclusive. You can put money into the grassroots and develop the structures 'and' hold a major tournament in a few years time. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

Which makes no sense unless money is unlimited. With a fixed budget, any money going to the bid is not going to grassroots football.

It's additional Government money. They see return on investment with this. Tourism etc. 



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Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 3:11pm
I'd imagine there will be fcuk all costs incurred by the FAI on this project, host a few games at the Aviva and that's it.
I think I'd prefer if it was a proper bid where we would have to serious upgrade our footballing infrastructure. A bid where there was a game say in each province and leaving each province a regional central of excellence that was used as a training base by competing teams and that some type of legacy was left behind once euro 2028 is long gone.


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Posted By: belt
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 3:12pm
Originally posted by Heimatklange Heimatklange wrote:

Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

Though Jonathan Hill said in an interview today that there's absolutely no reason the two should be mutually exclusive. You can put money into the grassroots and develop the structures 'and' hold a major tournament in a few years time. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
it's time to get rid of this clown. How can we talk about spending millions on a tournament when grassroots football is in a complete mess? 

This vanity project is something along the lines that John Delany would have thought up. The whole idea is to deflect from the real issue that Irish clubs are in dire need of funding.

Jonathan Hill has no intention of being still in the FAI by 2025, the goals they have set tell you that. I can't see a CEO agreeing to go with them unless he knew wouldnt be hanging around.

Spell in the FAI is just a stepping stone back in to a higher role in English FA I'd say for him


Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 3:37pm
Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Would a 30k Windsor be viable long term (with all due respect )though unless it's tempoary addition like some stadiums did previously. Think Charleroi reduced after the Euros

As a long time fan, I have absolutely no doubt that a 30k WP could be viable in terms of filling it regularly.

But the congested footprint of the ground makes it impossible from a practical pov to expand the capacity, even temporarily. At a minimum you'd have to knock down and rebuild a couple of existing stands and buy up one side of Olympia Drive (60-80 houses?), to allow for reinforced foundations, plus improved emergency access and egress etc. (The railway line very close to the east stand certainly doesn't help, either). Planning permission and local opposition would be a nightmare.

And even if we had the many millions needed to do so, which we don't, you'd never get the cost back through increased revenues over the usable life of the stadium.

The big mistake was in not squeezing in every possible extra seat at the time it was rebuilt. My guess is that we might have achieved 22-24k?


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 3:38pm
Originally posted by Heimatklange Heimatklange wrote:

Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Yep forget about this , put the money into grassroots like a few have said 

Though Jonathan Hill said in an interview today that there's absolutely no reason the two should be mutually exclusive. You can put money into the grassroots and develop the structures 'and' hold a major tournament in a few years time. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
it's time to get rid of this clown. How can we talk about spending millions on a tournament when grassroots football is in a complete mess? 

This vanity project is something along the lines that John Delany would have thought up. The whole idea is to deflect from the real issue that Irish clubs are in dire need of funding.

Who said the FAI are spending "millions" on this? It's a UK bid really, we're just piggybacking along. The English will be the predominant funders as they'll be hosting the majority of games, including the semis and the final. 

It's almost a free hit for the FAI really. Host a few games, bring in a few quid, the venues are already built so no expense there. I really don't see much of a problem with this.


Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

There's no way I can see Casement Park being a goer here, even if its built in time. With the tournament likely increasing to 32 teams, NI will probably qualify and thus have to play all their games in West Belfast, in a GAA stadium! With all the baggage and the symbolism that goes with that, including the playing of GSTQ, I cant imagine many in the Ulster GAA who would be too keen to see that happen.

It is a delish irony that The Orange Football Team need to go cap in hand to The GAA though 

I feel like you should get some sort of award for squeezing so much crap into so few words.

Well done!


Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 3:56pm
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

The Times article says there's 3 options. An upgraded Windsor, casement or a brand new stadium. Unlikely to be casement or a new stadium. 
Windsor cannot/will not be upgraded (see earlier post).

There will not be a brand new stadium.

It's Casement or nothing, and I actually think it could be made to work, since it would suit all parties:
1. The bid; 2. The IFA (keeps them well in with UEFA); 3. The GAA (could help them to squeeze a few more millions out of Stormont); 4. Belfast City Council (tourism etc).

Unfortunately the biggest threat could be one of time, since a firm commitment would probably have to be made by 2025(?). And if Ulster GAA and the Fools on the Hill cannot get the finger out and get back to work, we could see another 3 year delay before the GAA money, promised a decade ago(!) is finally released, meaning we could miss the deadline.


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 4:02pm
I'd forgotten that they still hadn't managed to get a sponsor on board LOL

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Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Still think the South American bid will get it on account of it being the centenary WC
Originally, yes.

But things have since changed. For FIFA only came up with the "2030 Centenary" idea as a ploy to keep it out of the hands of UEFA, whose turn it is, but who they absolutely hate.

However, when they came up with the idea of a biennial WC, they immediately drove CONMEBOL into the arms of UEFA, since that would screw their own Copa America.

Further, if FIFA proceed with their bonkers idea of expanding to 48 finalists, even when combinig with Argentina, Paraguay AND Chile, there is no way even all four would have the number of modern, high-capacity stadia needed without spending extra billions (literally), which they don't have. And that's before you get to the supporting infrastructure (raods, transport, airports etc).

Which lesson was reinforced by Brazil spunking billions on the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, back when times appeared good, economically speaking.


Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Who said the FAI are spending "millions" on this? It's a UK bid really, we're just piggybacking along. The English will be the predominant funders as they'll be hosting the majority of games, including the semis and the final. 

It's almost a free hit for the FAI really. Host a few games, bring in a few quid, the venues are already built so no expense there. I really don't see much of a problem with this.
At last!

Someone talking sense/ Thumbs Up


Posted By: OohAah...
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Who said the FAI are spending "millions" on this? It's a UK bid really, we're just piggybacking along. The English will be the predominant funders as they'll be hosting the majority of games, including the semis and the final. 

It's almost a free hit for the FAI really. Host a few games, bring in a few quid, the venues are already built so no expense there. I really don't see much of a problem with this.
At last!

Someone talking sense/ Thumbs Up

Agree. It also keeps our governmnet happy and engaged with the FAI on money matters


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 4:43pm
Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

They are not going to give Wembley the final again so soon.  Stupid bid.
Really?

UEFA have already just awarded this June's inaugural  "Finalissima" between Italy (Euro champions) and Argentina (Copa America champions) to London, which is also where a new shared UEFA/CONMEBOL office will be based:
https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/" rel="nofollow - https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/

While the 2024 Champions League Final has also been given to Wembey.


Don't get so defensive Terrence.  I'm not having a go at your precious UK.

I'd say you're the one who's beiing "defensive".

You know, what with having been shown to be plumb wrong.

Oh and I was speaking about the FA, not my "precious" UK.


How can I be ''plumb wrong'' when they haven't announced where 2028 will be yet?Confused

The fact that they are already awarding finals in the meantime to Wembley actually decreases the chances of Wembley hosting yet another final in 2028.  They had 2 semis and a final last year.  I doubt they will take it back so soon.  Wembley has been given more than its fair share of finals in the last 10 years.   Do we just let Wembley host the final of the CL and Euros every time now because its the biggest and most lucrative stadium??

As for your defensiveness you are always ridiculously touchy about any criticism of the Premier League not being as good as say some other league.  I get the impression any sort of criticism of anything British seems to bring out your inner Jim Allister.


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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

They are not going to give Wembley the final again so soon.  Stupid bid.
Really?

UEFA have already just awarded this June's inaugural  "Finalissima" between Italy (Euro champions) and Argentina (Copa America champions) to London, which is also where a new shared UEFA/CONMEBOL office will be based:
https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/" rel="nofollow - https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/

While the 2024 Champions League Final has also been given to Wembey.


Don't get so defensive Terrence.  I'm not having a go at your precious UK.

I'd say you're the one who's beiing "defensive".

You know, what with having been shown to be plumb wrong.

Oh and I was speaking about the FA, not my "precious" UK.


How can I be ''plumb wrong'' when they haven't announced where 2028 will be yet?Confused

The fact that they are already awarding finals in the meantime to Wembley actually decreases the chances of Wembley hosting yet another final in 2028.  They had 2 semis and a final last year.  I doubt they will take it back so soon.  Wembley has been given more than its fair share of finals in the last 10 years.   Do we just let Wembley host the final of the CL and Euros every time now because its the biggest and most lucrative stadium??

As for your defensiveness you are always ridiculously touchy about any criticism of the Premier League not being as good as say some other league.  I get the impression any sort of criticism of anything British seems to bring out your inner Jim Allister.

One of the biggest stadia in Europe capable of holding it - of course they'll use it again.
Like when it host back to back Champions League finals


Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 5:28pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

They are not going to give Wembley the final again so soon.  Stupid bid.
Really?

UEFA have already just awarded this June's inaugural  "Finalissima" between Italy (Euro champions) and Argentina (Copa America champions) to London, which is also where a new shared UEFA/CONMEBOL office will be based:
https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/" rel="nofollow - https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0270-13f6f29ca74e-264305ef4e74-1000--uefa-and-conmebol-renew-and-extend-memorandum-of-understanding/

While the 2024 Champions League Final has also been given to Wembey.


Don't get so defensive Terrence.  I'm not having a go at your precious UK.

I'd say you're the one who's beiing "defensive".

You know, what with having been shown to be plumb wrong.

Oh and I was speaking about the FA, not my "precious" UK.


How can I be ''plumb wrong'' when they haven't announced where 2028 will be yet?Confused

The fact that they are already awarding finals in the meantime to Wembley actually decreases the chances of Wembley hosting yet another final in 2028.  They had 2 semis and a final last year.  I doubt they will take it back so soon.  Wembley has been given more than its fair share of finals in the last 10 years.   Do we just let Wembley host the final of the CL and Euros every time now because its the biggest and most lucrative stadium??
UEFA may not award 2028 to England, but if they don't that will not be because of the trouble at Wembley etc.  Nor will it be because 2028 is especially "soon", since England hasn't actually hosted the Euro's since 1996 i.e. 32 years previously (2021 was an anomaly).

While England being one of the few remaining countries in UEFA which could still easily host a 24 team, never mind a 32 team Finals, has helped its case by incorporating another four UEFA members, at the same time as stepping aside to allow UEFA to promote Spain/Portugal for WC2030.

Meaning that imo England must have a very good chance of being awarded Euro2028. But we'll see.

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

As for your defensiveness you are always ridiculously touchy about any criticism of the Premier League not being as good as say some other league.  I get the impression any sort of criticism of anything British seems to bring out your inner Jim Allister.
I wasn't talkng about the PL, just as I wasn't talking about England, never mind the UK [sic]

I was discussing the FA and their bid for 2028, which you described as "stupid", without anything to back it up.

Of course, I could equally accuse you of being "anti-Brit" or some such nonsense, except I prefer to try to keep to the point - in this case the FA, an organisation for which I have no great regard generally.

Oh and while you raise the subject, I personally think that Jim Allister is a complete dick - not that he has anything to do with this debate either.


Posted By: CillDara
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2022 at 6:08pm
Torn on what to make of this, on one hand I feel like it is a gimmick to distract from the lack of investment, planning etc that is going on outside of the senior national team and that the money would be much better spent elsewhere. On the other hand it would be fantastic craic to host such a big tournament, ideally get to go to a few games and possibly a chance for us to actually do very well in a tournament. 


Posted By: The GerK
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2022 at 1:08pm
Originally posted by CillDara CillDara wrote:

Torn on what to make of this, on one hand I feel like it is a gimmick to distract from the lack of investment, planning etc that is going on outside of the senior national team and that the money would be much better spent elsewhere. On the other hand it would be fantastic craic to host such a big tournament, ideally get to go to a few games and possibly a chance for us to actually do very well in a tournament. 

I doubt very much the FAI have an option to 'spend the money elsewhere'. This seems to be a common line for those against this.
Hill must have mentioned the word 'Government' 15 times the other day. Potentially, this will be worth circa 150m to the exchequer. There is a tangible return on investment. 
We have debt mounting close to 80million and can only survive on Government support. A Euros here in 2028 would be good for the economy and who knows, maybe there will be a chunk of money going towards the game's development here. 
The UK World Cup 2030 bid had included a 500m windfall for grassroots over there.   


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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2022 at 2:01pm
Italians dropped out to concentrate on Hosting 2032 tournament .

Looks like bidders for this will be Turkey and Romania/Greece/Bulgaria/Serbia 

You'd have to think the biggest competition will come from that Balkan bid as UEFA seem fairly reluctant to give it to Turkey.

Looking at infrastructure stadium wise in those four based on the criteria

  • 1 stadium with 60,000 seats - Greece- Olympic Stadium (Athens 69,000)
  • 1 stadium (preferably 2) with 50,000 seats- Romania-  Arena Naționala (Bucharest 55,000),  Red Star Stadium (Belgrade 53,000)
  • 4 stadiums with 40,000 seats - Vasil Levski National Stadium (Sofia 44,000)
  • 3 stadiums with 30,000 seats- Karaiskakis Stadium (Piraues 34,000), Cluj Arena (Cluj 31,000), Stadionul Ion Oblemenco (Craiova 31,000)

There is a few more which seem to be under construction which will meet the 40k and 30K criteria too,

PAOK and AEK though both would be in Athens so perhaps only one could be used.
There is also plans for a 30-50k stadium Chernomorets were looking to build though that's been in the talks for for a couple of years.

There is also talk of a new national stadium in Belgrade so that could be a possibility too.






Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2022 at 2:15pm

You'd imagine issues in the stands in Serbia and Bulgaria in recent times would rule out any serious prospects for that bid. Some of their issues make what happened at the Euro 2020 final look like a non-event.

Reading between the lines I'd say UK/IE has been informally told it's in the bag in order for them to drop out of the 2030 bid. Spain/Portugal (possibly+Morocco) will be UEFA's bidder for 2030 and Italy will get 2032. 

Limited enough options available to UEFA for a 24/32 team Euros, which is what led to the Europe wide mess of a tournament we saw last year. So it makes sense for them to sort it out up to 2032 with the UK/IE and Italy bids while the opportunity is there.


Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2022 at 2:21pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:


You'd imagine issues in the stands in Serbia and Bulgaria in recent times would rule out any serious prospects for that bid. Some of their issues make what happened at the Euro 2020 final look like a non-event.

Reading between the lines I'd say UK/IE has been informally told it's in the bag in order for them to drop out of the 2030 bid. Spain/Portugal (possibly+Morocco) will be UEFA's bidder for 2030 and Italy will get 2032. 

Limited enough options available to UEFA for a 24/32 team Euros, which is what led to the Europe wide mess of a tournament we saw last year. So it makes sense for them to sort it out up to 2032 with the UK/IE and Italy bids while the opportunity is there.

To be fair to them Turkey would have stadium capacity to host too based on the criteria, UEFA just doesn't seem to want them to have it.

But I agree, there must have been some conversations in corridors in regards to the hosting, sure The Germans pulled out of wanting to host the Euro 2020 finals as they came to an agreement with England that they'd back their bid for 2024.




Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2022 at 2:24pm
Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:


You'd imagine issues in the stands in Serbia and Bulgaria in recent times would rule out any serious prospects for that bid. Some of their issues make what happened at the Euro 2020 final look like a non-event.

Reading between the lines I'd say UK/IE has been informally told it's in the bag in order for them to drop out of the 2030 bid. Spain/Portugal (possibly+Morocco) will be UEFA's bidder for 2030 and Italy will get 2032. 

Limited enough options available to UEFA for a 24/32 team Euros, which is what led to the Europe wide mess of a tournament we saw last year. So it makes sense for them to sort it out up to 2032 with the UK/IE and Italy bids while the opportunity is there.

To be fair to them Turkey would have stadium capacity to host too based on the criteria, UEFA just doesn't seem to want them to have it.




The Turkans want to do a  Euro 2028 on it.

It would make Limerick looks safe


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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2022 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:


You'd imagine issues in the stands in Serbia and Bulgaria in recent times would rule out any serious prospects for that bid. Some of their issues make what happened at the Euro 2020 final look like a non-event.

Reading between the lines I'd say UK/IE has been informally told it's in the bag in order for them to drop out of the 2030 bid. Spain/Portugal (possibly+Morocco) will be UEFA's bidder for 2030 and Italy will get 2032. 

Limited enough options available to UEFA for a 24/32 team Euros, which is what led to the Europe wide mess of a tournament we saw last year. So it makes sense for them to sort it out up to 2032 with the UK/IE and Italy bids while the opportunity is there.

To be fair to them Turkey would have stadium capacity to host too based on the criteria, UEFA just doesn't seem to want them to have it.




The Turkans want to do a  Euro 2028 on it.

It would make Limerick looks safe

Limerick?   2009 said hello. 


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Posted By: Strazdas
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2022 at 12:24am
Daily Mail are reporting that the UK and Ireland may well have landed the tournament. Bids have to be in by March 23rd and the only other bids were from Russia and Turkey. Russia are gone for obvious reasons and the Mail believes Turkey are about to withdraw their application.


Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2022 at 12:25am
Default, the two sweetest words in the English language 


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2022 at 5:00pm
The Times now also reporting that this will be confirmed in the next two weeks as there are no other bidders. 32 team tournament, but no automatic qualification for any of the host nations.

Even with 32 teams there has got to be a reasonable chance that at least one of the five hosting nations misses out on qualifying for the tournament.


Posted By: Newryrep
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2022 at 9:20pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

The Times now also reporting that this will be confirmed in the next two weeks as there are no other bidders. 32 team tournament, but no automatic qualification for any of the host nations.

Even with 32 teams there has got to be a reasonable chance that at least one of the five hosting nations misses out on qualifying for the tournament.

Hard to get excited by a tournament in England tbh and the prices of hotel rooms in Dublin when our home games will be through the roof 


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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2022 at 10:26pm
Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

The Times now also reporting that this will be confirmed in the next two weeks as there are no other bidders. 32 team tournament, but no automatic qualification for any of the host nations.

Even with 32 teams there has got to be a reasonable chance that at least one of the five hosting nations misses out on qualifying for the tournament.

Hard to get excited by a tournament in England tbh and the prices of hotel rooms in Dublin when our home games will be through the roof 
Better off travelling to Turkey for 2 weeks really LOL


Posted By: Newryrep
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2022 at 6:05am
Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

The Times now also reporting that this will be confirmed in the next two weeks as there are no other bidders. 32 team tournament, but no automatic qualification for any of the host nations.

Even with 32 teams there has got to be a reasonable chance that at least one of the five hosting nations misses out on qualifying for the tournament.

Hard to get excited by a tournament in England tbh and the prices of hotel rooms in Dublin when our home games will be through the roof 
Better off travelling to Turkey for 2 weeks really LOL

Am in England every week for work 

Add in 5 personal trips for family reasons it’s not an ‘exotic’ destination SmileSmile


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Posted By: wanderer
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 2:33pm
Turkey and Russia now submitted interest to UEFA.

Russia haven't a hope in hell. You'd still imagine UEFA would favour the joint bid


Posted By: cildaratown
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 3:05pm
hopefully we win over Turkey. Seems like Turkey always tries to bid but doesn’t get a lot of support. 


Posted By: Bandwagon
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 3:12pm
Originally posted by cildaratown cildaratown wrote:

hopefully we win over Turkey. Seems like Turkey always tries to bid but doesn’t get a lot of support. 


Not mad on the idea of us holding the tournament but Turkey is an awful kip altogether.


Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 3:14pm
Tbh as much as I'd love Ireland to host something, Turkey should get it given they've bidded for it the last 5 times

They won't of course because uefa will make a lot more money with the uk/ireland bid


Posted By: colemanY2K
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 5:20pm
Russia LOL

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Posted By: King_Kenny
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

Russia LOL
Some neck on them.


Posted By: Banjaxed
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 6:22pm
Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

Russia LOL

Pure propaganda so that they can pipe it into the homes back behind the iron curtain, and play it off as if everything's normal. We still bid for euro games and sh*t. Those Western countries.be sniffin the cheap Lithuanian glue. 


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2022 at 6:47pm
Russia want  a joint bid with Ukraine and Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Stans.


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