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FA receive offer for Wembley

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:12 pm
by mrblackbat

Re: FA receive offer for Wembley

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:05 pm
by Jim
I was never in favour of Wembley being the national stadium, I much preferred the “England on Tour” games. It opened up th games for a much wider audience.

I realise what Shad Khan wants to do but it’s dangerous. American football is VERY popular right now but it was in the 80s before a lull. They’ve also already tried and pulled support for NFL Europe during the 00’s. No guarantee that the country will pull behind the “London Jaguars” or whatever they rename them to.

It’s a lot of cash for the FA to do a lot of good with, they could completely revolutionise grass-roots football with it.

I say sell. They may get it back on the cheap!

Re: FA receive offer for Wembley

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:16 pm
by theadore
It's a fair point to be honest... audiences have been on the wane as well with Kaepernik, head injuries etc.

That said... if its worth 800 million as an investment then the FA can surely expect something in the region thereof just by hanging on to it another 10 years.

Re: FA receive offer for Wembley

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:04 pm
by mrblackbat
Jim wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:05 pm
I was never in favour of Wembley being the national stadium, I much preferred the “England on Tour” games. It opened up th games for a much wider audience.

I realise what Shad Khan wants to do but it’s dangerous. American football is VERY popular right now but it was in the 80s before a lull. They’ve also already tried and pulled support for NFL Europe during the 00’s. No guarantee that the country will pull behind the “London Jaguars” or whatever they rename them to.

It’s a lot of cash for the FA to do a lot of good with, they could completely revolutionise grass-roots football with it.

I say sell. They may get it back on the cheap!
Or they'll give it to the Premier League clubs to buy Messi with.