football (soccer)

  1. What if the 1998 World Cup terror plot succeeded?

    How would the England national football team rebuild? How would political leaders take action? What would be the consequences? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_World_Cup_terror_plot
  2. QTXAdsy

    WI Argentina won the 2014 World Cup?

    So after tonight's display against Croatia tonight, I've been thinking back to 4 years ago when Messi and co. Came so close to winning it in Rio, could've all been so different. So if let's say Messi led Argentina to glory in their rival's backyard, what would be the after effects and would...
  3. Vignette: Miss Florence Welch, ballerina, 31

    28th August 2017 She was waiting to go on stage, the whole high-cultural world at her feet. With a sly grin on her face she glanced at the Daily Telegraph's birthdays column, a sure sign that she had Made It: "Miss Florence Welch, ballerina, 31". All young women were still addressed as such...
  4. QTXAdsy

    DBWI: England didn't win the 1990 World Cup

    It was that Summer in Italy where after a brutal and violent game with Argentina in the final, England became World Champions and ended 25 years of hurt. As a Scotsman, it is one of annoyance to hear the same story be told over and over again. However in hindsight, it's probably not a bad thing...
  5. WI: Russia vs. Ukraine at the 2014 World Cup

    The premise: Ukraine beats France in the last round of UEFA qualifying in 2013, making it to the World Cup. Then (being the team moved from Pot 4 to pot 2), it's drawn into the same group as Russia. Let's say it's group F, as well containing Argentina and Iran, and Russia and Ukraine face off...
  6. List of Alternative UEFA Champions League Winners (Mark 2)

    After reading an earlier "List of Alternative UEFA Champions League Winners" Thread* yesterday, it gave me a few ideas of my own. Enough to decide to create a new version of that thread. Now when it comes to creating such lists all I can say is that they can cover any time period up to the...
  7. Roger Milford butterflies Brexit away - or is this ASB?

    This is very much a modern version of the "Permanent Butskellism" counterfactual in the Nick Hancock/Chris England book based around Gordon Banks playing in the 1970 quarter-final, as opposed to the much bleaker, Powellian version that many will be familiar with. As in that case, there are a...
  8. ATL - Football (Soccer) History Alternate Universe

    Author’s Note: Even if I have great passion for football I actually have no background on football history prior to the 2002 World Cup. So, I’ll make up the players’ names, unless I actually know the real players like Pele, Zidane, or Cruyff. Or should I go and search on real players? I also...
  9. HawkAussie

    An Earlier World Cup of Football
    Threadmarks: Beginning

    May 21, 1904 (Paris, France) FIFA has been born after the eleven FA presidents from Europe and South America have agreed in a international association where all of the major international competition will now be based. All of the leaders in FIFA have also decided on their first president to...
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