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    With the build up to the World Cup being in Russia the predictions were not to go as dangerous or at least you will not be made very welcome, we'll happily none of these predictions so far have materialised more than that just watching the Columbia v Japan game just seen a clip from the crowd all smiles beers in hand both sets of fans mingling no trouble, leaves me thinking have we been feed a load of anti Russia propaganda or is the iron fist of Russia keeping the lid on things?

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      Bit of both probably. Plus, things have changed anyway.

      From what I can see, this is looking like it could end up being considered an absolutely classic world cup for all the right reasons.
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      With the build up to the World Cup being in Russia the predictions were not to go as dangerous or at least you will not be made very welcome, we'll happily none of these predictions so far have materialised more than that just watching the Columbia v Japan game just seen a clip from the crowd all smiles beers in hand both sets of fans mingling no trouble, leaves me thinking have we been feed a load of anti Russia propaganda or is the iron fist of Russia keeping the lid on things?
      All kinds of reasons but the anticipated trouble was always going to be away from the stadiums in Moscow and St Petersburg, and where England were playing. The ticketless have stayed/been kept away.
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      shock horror it hasn't happened yet.

      Some of the pant pissing on the other thread about it was embarrassing.

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      Right wing conservative authoritarian states keep public order in tourist areas effectively is hardly a big shock
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      With the build up to the World Cup being in Russia the predictions were not to go as dangerous or at least you will not be made very welcome, we'll happily none of these predictions so far have materialised more than that just watching the Columbia v Japan game just seen a clip from the crowd all smiles beers in hand both sets of fans mingling no trouble, leaves me thinking have we been feed a load of anti Russia propaganda or is the iron fist of Russia keeping the lid on things?
      think that Putin very much wants a showpiece with no bother ......the vid of 2 thousand England lads singing "vardys on fire" at the fan zone obviously all in very good spirits , unbelievable number of colombians in that crowd ....fair play , probable media bollox from your own mob trying to put England fans off travelling
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      shock horror it hasn't happened yet.

      Some of the pant pissing on the other thread about it was embarrassing.

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      From someone who has been to every world cup since 2006 it amuses me before every tournament some smart arse from work / etc says how dangerous it is, going to die, get beaten up blah blah... Usually the same blokes that are whipped and not allowed down the pub for more than 1 after work, let alone go away for a few weeks for a football tournament! Call it jealousy
      900k people in Bromley & Croydon, almost double pop of Manchester. Bigger than Norwich & Ipswich. Fickle fans in terms of attendance, cup games increased attendance do not help.
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      From memory there was similar scaremongering before South Africa about carjacking, murders etc and that also went very smoothly
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      think that Putin very much wants a showpiece with no bother ......the vid of 2 thousand England lads singing "vardys on fire" at the fan zone obviously all in very good spirits , unbelievable number of colombians in that crowd ....fair play , probable media bollox from your own mob trying to put England fans off travelling
      That video is from Saint Etienne at Euro 2016
      900k people in Bromley & Croydon, almost double pop of Manchester. Bigger than Norwich & Ipswich. Fickle fans in terms of attendance, cup games increased attendance do not help.
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      think that Putin very much wants a showpiece with no bother ......the vid of 2 thousand England lads singing "vardys on fire" at the fan zone obviously all in very good spirits , unbelievable number of colombians in that crowd ....fair play , probable media bollox from your own mob trying to put England fans off travelling
      The one from France?

      I think people are right in saying that Putin's got this under control.

      However, it's worth noting that yesterday's game in Volgograd was 2,500 miles away, whereas next week's game is in Kaliningrad is only 1,100 miles away - much closer to here than even to Volgograd!

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      blokes that are whipped and not allowed down the pub for more than 1 after work, let alone go away for a few weeks for a football tournament! Call it jealousy
      Think my wife probably would be pretty pissed off if I went on holiday without her for a few weeks, same as I would be if she did without me!
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      Are people taking stupidity pills on here today or something

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