For context, my knowledge of current football is almost non existent.

Yearly football doesn’t appeal a lot to me, but what I like about the Euro or the World Cup is seeing a large number of countries represented, and the popular enthusiasm during the matches.

I have fond memories of watching matches on a giant screen or at a friend’s house, and no matter what the outcome, it’s generally a great time.

So two questions:

  • would you guys be interested in a !euro2024@instance community? It would be mainly for match feeds and sharing other news.
  • Would anyone be interested in a prediction contest? You don’t have to know a thing about it, it’s usually the people who know the least who win.
  • kameecoding@lemmy.world
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    2 months ago

    I think there is no need for a new community or instance for it, this is a small community anyway, let it grow, Euros are good for that.

  • kambusha@sh.itjust.works
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    2 months ago

    Tbh, I think you could just use this community for that. There’s really no other European football going on at the same time as the Euros. Creating a new community won’t have many members (from the already small pool available). It’s not like Euros is off-topic for this community.

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    Like others, I’d keep it on this community, but it would be fun to have a prediction contest as well as match threads and general discussion.

    Not sure if it’s possible to have some sort of flair system to help identify Euro24 posts and/or user affiliation. I asssume not, as not seen flairs on Lemmy, but you never know.

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    2 months ago

    I may not know a lot about current football, but I’m still very knowledgeable about players from 20 years ago, thank you FIFA 2003

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    2 months ago

    I think it’s unnecessary. Everything can just happen in this community imho.

    Certainly looking forward to the tournament though.

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    2 months ago

    If you end up making one, I would not make it an year specific, so that it can be used again next time.

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      2 months ago

      Good point, but based on the feedback we’ll probably just have this happening here

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    2 months ago

    I’m the same really I used to follow Newcastle but lost interest when they got relegated. I do try to watch the big events though the only one I couldn’t was the African World Cup were it was constant vuvuzella noise or whatever the heck their called.