Nov 17, 2017 -- 12:45AM, mrtopnotch wrote:
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/scots-and-welsh-votes-could-have-brought-rwc-to-ireland-1.3293388Thanks England for your solidarity and support. Wales and Scotland shafted Ireland and should hang their heads in shame.
Why should they hang their head in shame? This was not Eurovision.
jimeen is spot on.
This is 2017. We also cannot have stadia without seating. It is not safe and is not acceptable in the real world. Media also to blame, presenting the bid as if it was a done deal. Continued lazy journalism putting the blame on the Scots and Welsh.
Anyone who has any experience of going to sporting events around the world would struggle to see how Ireland could realistically compete. I wish it were not the case but this is the sad fact. If anything, this exercise should highlight to the wider public how Ireland is behind other first world countries with infrastructure.