The Spoiler’s final word on the World Cup 2018 bid
Everyone has gone totally mental today over the failed World Cup bid. But let’s put things into perspective.
1. Spending the build up focusing on FIFA corruption and then crying “CORRUPTION!” to the heavens when it doesn’t go England’s way seems somewhat ridiculous/naive. The England bid was hamstrung.
2. Throwing the kitchen sink at the bid didn’t exactly suggest confidence, and the crawling, schmoozing and calling Sepp “President Blatter” like he was running a bloody country came across as a sticky, rather embarrassing, last throw of the dice. Russia sent out Arshavin and a short student film. England only just stopped short of sending the Queen. Remember the old saying about “too much of a good thing…”.
Next time, might The Spoiler suggest sending the Neville sisters and a short cassette tape presentation?
Anyway, sod it, forget about it. Let’s all go on holiday in 2018 and have a GREAT TIME! Somewhere HOT!