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Messi To Blackpool?

Messi To Blackpool?

England's 2018 World Cup bid committee have, surprisingly, named Bloomfield Road as a possible training site for teams should England be awarded hosting rights for the competition.

Liverpool's planned Stanley Park stadium, The City of Manchester Stadium and Old Trafford have all been earmarked as grounds that will host matches, but teams will require training sites in the North West area, and this is where Bloomfield Road comes in.

If England win the bid and Bloomfield Road is indeed used as a training site, then it could mean that the likes of Lionel Messi (he should still be going by 2018!) will be gracing the hallowed turf at the home of football.

Club secretary Matt Williams, interviewing himself on the official club website, said:

'The bid team think that our inclusion, given our history, location and continuing development, would help to enhance the England 2018 bid. It would certainly be a major boost for the club and the whole of the Flyde Coast to be involved in the world's biggest sporting event.

'Teams tend to host open training sessions, meaning that people who can't neccessarily go to watch the matches can at least see some of the superstars of world football in action.'

FIFA decide in December who the hosts will be, so watch this space!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday February 19 2010
Time: 11:11AM

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