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2023 world cup

Post by Bobbievee » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:21 pm

what's the reasoning behind the rush for the WRC draw to be made this morning? ie nearly 3 years early, and on last seasons performances/rankings.
so, eg Wales in Tier 1.
This time next year would surely have been sufficient, in the hope that a normal year of fixtures around the world might have happened.

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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by Snipe Watson » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:09 pm

Bobbievee wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:21 pm
what's the reasoning behind the rush for the WRC draw to be made this morning? ie nearly 3 years early, and on last seasons performances/rankings.
so, eg Wales in Tier 1.
This time next year would surely have been sufficient, in the hope that a normal year of fixtures around the world might have happened.
We have this same discussion every four years. It appears ridiculous, but I'm sure some alacadoo can justify it

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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by Dave » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:32 pm

Ireland will likely face NZ or France if they can emerge from their group.

I have my own tv channel, what have you got?

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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by solidarity » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:13 pm

Go ahead, somebody humour us, what on earth is the logic?

Or, at least point us to the four year old thread that explains it

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Post by justinr73 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 pm

I’ve previously read that the travel companies like as much time as they can to get the hotels reserved, but they seem to manage OK for the football.

Somewhat closer on the horizon, it seems, is a two Test tour of the Pacific Islands next summer (subject to you know what).

That could make up for having to cancel my trip to Newport last Easter!

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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by Bobbievee » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:58 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Bobbievee wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:21 pm
what's the reasoning behind the rush for the WRC draw to be made this morning? ie nearly 3 years early, and on last seasons performances/rankings.
so, eg Wales in Tier 1.
This time next year would surely have been sufficient, in the hope that a normal year of fixtures around the world might have happened.
We have this same discussion every four years. It appears ridiculous, but I'm sure some alacadoo can justify it
Oh good. All I need now is a time machine

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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by Cracker » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:29 pm

Frankly, who really cares?

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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:31 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 pm
I’ve previously read that the travel companies like as much time as they can to get the hotels reserved, but they seem to manage OK for the football.
Rugger chaps (HWM excepted, of course) prefer 5* accommodation which needs to be booked at least a decade in advance, and narrowed down to which country's fans will use that at least 4 years out.

Footy yobs (HWM included, of course) just need a campsite/travellodge-type/doss-house/pub floor to roll up to on the day. :stir:
Sadly the days of people using proper English are went

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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by big mervyn » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:11 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:31 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 pm
I’ve previously read that the travel companies like as much time as they can to get the hotels reserved, but they seem to manage OK for the football.
Rugger chaps (HWM excepted, of course) prefer 5* accommodation which needs to be booked at least a decade in advance, and narrowed down to which country's fans will use that at least 4 years out.

Footy yobs (HWM included, of course) just need a campsite/travellodge-type/doss-house/pub floor to roll up to on the day. :stir:
Hark at the boy who only t'other day was giving out about generalizations applied to "footy yobs"! :lol:

... anyway, it's impossible for HWM to stay in a 5* hotel since the establishment automatically loses at least one star by virtue of the fact that he is on the premises.
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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:58 am

big mervyn wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:11 pm
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:31 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 pm
I’ve previously read that the travel companies like as much time as they can to get the hotels reserved, but they seem to manage OK for the football.
Rugger chaps (HWM excepted, of course) prefer 5* accommodation which needs to be booked at least a decade in advance, and narrowed down to which country's fans will use that at least 4 years out.

Footy yobs (HWM included, of course) just need a campsite/travellodge-type/doss-house/pub floor to roll up to on the day. :stir:
Hark at the boy who only t'other day was giving out about generalizations applied to "footy yobs"! :lol:
Congrats on the success of yer sarcasm detection surgery - it appears that all of your sarcasm detection neurons have been removed. :duck:

I do confess that whilst I hoped to 🎣, I didn't expect it to be you that I'd reel in. :lol:

You will note that my latest post elsewhere on this forum comes with an acknowledgement that it was written sarcastically, to aid your recovery from surgery. :thumright:
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Re: 2023 world cup

Post by solidarity » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:20 pm

Rollup, roll up.

World Cup tickets on sale from 12.00 CET tomorrow.

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