David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7587 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
And how is London going to organise it? They couldn't even organise a triathlon last year! If London wants to say how good it is, it should broadcast all successful sporting events it has undertaken and not rely upon what happened in Manchester and Birrmingham over the last year.
Yes Bobrayner, we bid we get things built*, politicians and UK sporting bodies paid lip service to our merits then we have the IOC head stating that Manchester needed an international airport amongst other things. One wonders what detritus the London media espouses on behalf of "not London" if someone on of relative importance didn't know that.
* Amazing how we managed to have an 80,000 seater stadia converted into a 35,000 to 48,000 seater, razed the area where it was to be built and constructed it in the time it took for Wembley to be knocked down. And yes, tour stadia should have been the national one but the rules were bent to let Wembley submit a late bid, making play of the twin towers and then give Wembley the go-ahead only to find that the twin towers no longer feature.
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1971 times:
David, as a fellow mancunian I understand your viewpoint - and yes its biased there's no denying that! Fact is, we staged the best Commonwealth Games ever in 2002, all the best to London in its bid and I hope you can prove the critics wrong. Also heard today that if London 2012 goes ahead they are gonna use some facilities up in Manc most likely anyway.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1961 times:
You're underestimating London David_itl, the Wembley fiasco was a small blip due to a touch of bureacracy by the FA and the government. A city like London can host any sporting event, there should be no doubts.
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
Yeah anno Manchester is so hard done by with getting the commonwealth games and champions league final this year. Hate to brake it to use all but the hardest done by city in the UK is Glasgow, Everything goes in favor of Edinburgh. We are basically taxed in the west to benefit the east! We are royally screwed everyday. So others have it worse than Manchester and lets not forget London is in a league of its on in the UK and the only other city in Europe that can match up against it is Paris.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
Africa should probably have it. In the UK, Manchester should probably have it. As it is though, Paris should probably get it, it's generally the nicest city out of the lot. Although, I wonder if there would be an American boycott -- it would be pretty funny!
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
It is likely to be between London and Paris. Germany would have done it well, but inexplicably they chose Leipzig which has blown their chances. New York is a contender, but likely to be passed over due to the Salt Lake City and Atlanta fiascos.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
David, the Commonwealth Games were beautifully handled. I am even more pleased that you are so proud to have contributed financially to Manchester City's new stadium.
London has an excellent chance. And it is sad, but true, that the IOC are not greatly interested in a bid from anywhere in the UK except London. That might be (well it is, isn't it?) parochial, ignorant and stupid, but if want an Olympics in this country, it is the way things are. Let's hope the government handle things better than they did with the World Cup 2006 bid.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.