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« on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 13:12:36 »


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43906272
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 13:22:25 »

Great, move Fulham there and let the rest of us go to somewhere less shit for finals and the like Smiley

(yeah, I know that's not what would happen).
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 13:26:29 »

The London Stadium Batch?  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 13:29:35 »

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The London Stadium Batch?  Smiley

A meant a football stadium, not an athletics track with goal posts up
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 13:54:32 »

Reading the story now more detail has emerged the stadium cost £757m to build but the offer for the stadium itself is only £500m, great bit of business there FA..... I hope the clubs will be writing them  a letter reminding them of their responsibilities (I recall that's the condescending term the FA always use!)
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 14:09:09 »

This would be the same Wembley stadium that English football has completely been skewed for over a decade to pay for it's construction because it was so critical we had a new national stadium? That they're now proposing to sell off at a loss?
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 14:28:10 »

Shahid Khan's moustache deserves its own statue outside the ground. It's fabulous.
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 15:14:15 »

This would be the same Wembley stadium that English football has completely been skewed for over a decade to pay for it's construction because it was so critical we had a new national stadium? That they're now proposing to sell off at a loss?

You seem surprised that the FA might have cocked things up...  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 19:19:24 »

Surely everyone realises he's buying it to move his NFL team there
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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 20:48:45 »

Surely everyone realises he's buying it to move his NFL team there
Well yes, that's one of the many things that's wrong with this. Although if it means England going back on the road more for home games that would be a good outcome
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 21:34:20 »

To be honest, English football doesnít need Wembley full stop. As Paul said above, England playing all over the country is much better anyway.
Also, Play off finals, particularly Conferance, League 2 and League 1 would be better somewhere like Old Trafford, Villa Park, Elland Road etc. Itís only really the FA Cup final and possibly the Championshp play off final when Wembley is actually full.
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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 21:51:39 »

 The new stadium is a soulless shit hole, if I don't have to go back there to be ripped off on the ticket prices, I won't be upset.
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« Reply #12 on: Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:23:33 »

Between Swindon's shit luck at Wembley (and the vague hope we'd get playoff finals somewhere else!) and the greater chance that we'd get a London NFL team, I'd be more than happy with this.

FA would keep the hospitality Club Wembley business, so it's not being sold at a loss, FA would still get some money.
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« Reply #13 on: Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:42:21 »

I hope that American football is played there, gives me added reason not to attend the place
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« Reply #14 on: Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:43:35 »

It is a real terms  loss though isn't it, currently. Until they claw back via revenues or they sell club Wembley they still forked out £300M more than they would get back.

Its only an asset on a balance sheet.
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