Discussion in 'football' started by Badgers, Aug 2, 2018.
I think that may be why it won't happen. Other countries could right kick up a stink.
Stick us all in one qualifying group, top two go to the WC
Last time I went to Cardiff it reminded me of Aylesbury, but bigger
Yes a joint bid just not every constituent part of GB and Ireland. England & Scotland or England & Wales or England & Ireland. All would work fine.
Though, there would need to be some work done on the stadiums outside of England to raise capacity. Only the millennium stadium is big enough (currently) in Wales. Ireland have a couple, Scotland look the best bet with 4 but that assumes Murrayfield could host.
There is zero chance of any final being hosted outside of England, for starters only Croke Park gets anywhere near Wembley's capacity.
I joked on the other thread that London alone could probably host the thing, but I bet it could.
As it stands the only options I see are...
1. England bids and keeps all games in England.
2. England bids and uses other key venues upon agreement with Scotland and Wales.
3. UK and Ireland all launch a joint bid.
Of all the three I'd go with the last option. BUT the question mark will hang over who gets automatic qualification. Would we really expect that 5 separate nations get an automatic passage through to the finals? Northern Ireland doesn't even have a stadium big enough to host a game at this level (though that could be achieved easily in 10 years or so). Would they partake in it if they didn't get to auto qualify?
Not a simple one.
It's nothing like Ayelsbury unless your criteria is that it had people, roads, shops and buildings and whatever.
Why can't we all just get along
Aylesbury wins for being much closer to London though
Yeah, much as I'd like it, they'd be right to - it's not fair
Could always hold the WC final at the Guttman Stadium
Indeed. I don't really think of Wembley as being London. It's SOOO far out. Might as well build the "national" stadium in Romford.
The best WC celebrations were at Croydon box park. See no reason no to hold the final there
I think a joint bid of 4 nations would be too much. Let's just make it England, Scotland and NI.
Well, surely instead of a Home Nations based WC, we should have a Home Counties World Cup.
Semi finals in Watford and Luton respectively
Can get straight to Luton from Gatwick. No Brainer
Fuck the WC. Let's just have the Home Championships again. I want to see those Wembley goalposts bend again.
LOL At least youre not planning to rob them like the scots...
Would the SFA play along with a joint WC? If memory serves me, they refused to supply players for the UK Olympic team in 2012.
England and NI hold the World Cup then. Makes sense with the DUP on government. Will be one in the eye for the separatists.
One hopes we'll have neither the Tories nor the DUP anywhere near power by 2030.
Wasn't there talk a few years ago of a joint Euro bid from Wales, Scotland, ROI and NI? Maybe Brittany or Cornwall could host a game or two as well...
Canvey Island has a ground too.
Cos Wales is so backwards we aren’t capable of arranging flights directly into our international airport that is considerably closer to the Millstad than any London Airport is to Wembley!
How many destinations currently fly into that airport, as opposed to Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Sanstead, Luton...?
I'm on record as not being a fan of Wembley at all, but from an international tournament point of view, London is hard to beat, in the UK at least. Global city with massive transport connections, plus you've already got a massive amount of people from other nations already living here. One of my proudest moments as a Londoner was when we hosted multiple international friendlies on the same night (maybe over a couple of nights ) and all were very well attended.
Central London is easy to get to. Heathrow to Wembley is not. The Millennium has hosted internationals for years and people generally love the experience, with plenty of hotels, bars and things to do in the area. People often make a weekend of it and go to the coast, the city or Brecon Beacons. Who the fuck would want to spend a weekend in Wembley?!
But you don't spend a weekend in Wembley, do you? You spend it in one of the many other, nicer/more interesting, areas of London and then take a tube on the day of the match.
You still have to get there and back which is always a miserable experience. And, of course, London is waaaaay more expensive.
I think we can all agree that the Wembley match day experience is generally a grim affair. Whilst I've never been I can't imagine the Olympic Stadium one is much better.
Should hold any final at Twickenham. 82,000 capacity, a couple of miles from Heathrow and a very good matchday experience in and around Twickenham itself and Richmond. The RFU would never go for it mind...
Millwall for the final? Pretty easy to get to from Gatwick
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