SWINDON TOWN: Summerbee confident of Qatar 2022 success

Ex-Town star Nicky Summerbee

Ex-Town star Nicky Summerbee

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REGARDLESS on what time of year Qatar holds the 2022 World Cup, former Swindon Town star Nicky Summerbee feels the Arab state will create a “phenomenal” spectacle.

Summerbee, who made more than 100 appearances for the Robins and won promotion to the Premier League with Town in 1993, has been living and working in Qatar in recent months for television station Al-Kass.

Therefore the 42-year-old has been afforded a sneak peek of the type of event Qatar is capable of staging and he couldn’t speak more highly about it.

“They’ve not put a shovel into the ground yet to build a stadium but they will do and it will be one of the wonders of the world,” he said.

“They’re going to do a proper job. It’s exciting to see how they’re going to do it, how they’re going to go about it - is it going to be a winter or a summer World Cup?

“Whatever it’s going to be, it’s going to be phenomenal. This will be one of the wonders of the world, I’m telling you that now.

“They will do it. There’ll be air conditioning, whatever you want - it’s going to be fantastic. We’re here now and it’s raw and it’s interesting to see how they’re going to do it.

“I was reading something the other day about Brazil’s one and how it’s struggling but these people will do it. It’s going to be phenomenal.”

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7:15am Sat 11 Jan 14

ciclosporindorset says...

Well I was in Qatar a few weeks ago, the place looks spectacular but the airport is the most disorganised in the world and Qatar airlines just the same. Plus, you can't get booze in the executive lounges after 2.00am. Let's hope it changes in the next 8 years!
Well I was in Qatar a few weeks ago, the place looks spectacular but the airport is the most disorganised in the world and Qatar airlines just the same. Plus, you can't get booze in the executive lounges after 2.00am. Let's hope it changes in the next 8 years! ciclosporindorset
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8:59am Sat 11 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too !
Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too ! umpcah
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9:02am Sat 11 Jan 14

umpcah says...

umpcah wrote:
Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too !
Just read the article properly ! Well yes Nicky knows something about the place !
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too ![/p][/quote]Just read the article properly ! Well yes Nicky knows something about the place ! umpcah
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9:05am Sat 11 Jan 14

ging999 says...

umpcah wrote:
Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too !
Could it be that he has been working and living there?. I wonder.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too ![/p][/quote]Could it be that he has been working and living there?. I wonder. ging999
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9:06am Sat 11 Jan 14

ging999 says...

ging999 wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too !
Could it be that he has been working and living there?. I wonder.
Sorry umpcah. Got there just after you.
[quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too ![/p][/quote]Could it be that he has been working and living there?. I wonder.[/p][/quote]Sorry umpcah. Got there just after you. ging999
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9:25am Sat 11 Jan 14

umpcah says...

ging999 wrote:
ging999 wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too !
Could it be that he has been working and living there?. I wonder.
Sorry umpcah. Got there just after you.
Don't worry about it - I`m awake now ! Roll on 15.00 hrs today !
[quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Why consult Nicky Summerbee on this subject ? What does Ernie Hunt think ? Peter Noble`s opinion could be useful too ![/p][/quote]Could it be that he has been working and living there?. I wonder.[/p][/quote]Sorry umpcah. Got there just after you.[/p][/quote]Don't worry about it - I`m awake now ! Roll on 15.00 hrs today ! umpcah
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