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Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« on: September 23, 2022, 12:12:00 am »
With a year to go until UEFA decide who to name as tournament hosts, more detailed plans are being put together, including the choice of stadiums.

UEFA have requested an initial list of 10 venues that could later be expanded to 12, and The Times report that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will each submit one while Ireland will submit two.

Therefore, England will submit five, potentially expanding to seven, and have put together a 10-stadium shortlist.

Anfield and Stamford Bridge have not been included on it with the pitches at the grounds of Liverpool and Chelsea deemed too small.

The Emirates is also not a candidate, with Wembley Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and West Ham's London Stadium being those on the list from the capital.

The other seven being considered are Villa Park, Old Trafford, the Etihad, the Stadium of Light, St James' Park, Everton's future Bramley Moore Dock ground, and most surprisingly of all, Stadium MK in Milton Keynes.

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2022, 08:00:06 am »
This has kind of been discussed to death on here. We’ve not been in the running for European finals for years because of the pitch. The club don’t seem particularly bothered as if they were going to do anything about it they would have addressed it with the Annie Road expansion. I’m not particularly that bothered. Hope Everton get it as it will be good for the city. Seems a scorching hot topic on Skyscraper city if you want some outrage.

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2022, 08:27:22 am »
This has kind of been discussed to death on here. We’ve not been in the running for European finals for years because of the pitch. The club don’t seem particularly bothered as if they were going to do anything about it they would have addressed it with the Annie Road expansion. I’m not particularly that bothered. Hope Everton get it as it will be good for the city. Seems a scorching hot topic on Skyscraper city if you want some outrage.

Did they change the rulings after Euro 96?
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2022, 08:27:29 am »
Good. Fuck UEFA.
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2022, 08:35:54 am »
Good. Fuck UEFA.

Agree...reckon the Club do too, as I reckon it was not too big a task to extend the pitch a few feet if we really wanted to.
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2022, 08:39:56 am »
Agree...reckon the Club do too, as I don't reckon it was too big a task to extend the pitch a few feet if we really wanted to.

It's 2.5 metres at either end... They'd literally have to remove the first few rows of terracing from both ends which would then play havoc with the accessibility/exit routes/disability areas etc and be done during the season. Then put it all back again. Guess it's not worth the hassle or cost.
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2022, 09:15:41 am »
I did also read somewhere that there are regulations about the closest train station. Though that might have been on the old wives tales section of SSC

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2022, 04:53:31 pm »
I did also read somewhere that there are regulations about the closest train station. Though that might have been on the old wives tales section of SSC

MK Dons ground is in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2022, 08:44:06 pm »
MK Dons ground is in the middle of nowhere.

It’s in the middle of Milton Keynes, albeit Milton Keynes is a bit of a nowhere place.
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2022, 02:21:29 pm »
It's not just the pitch - it's the zone around the pitch for camera angles (who cares about people in the ground...). Can't remember the actual margin required but it would make a nonsense of a 'tightly packed ground' with 'the crowd on top of the opposition'.

Although a greyhound track would be nice.

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2022, 03:50:10 pm »
Here's the updated 14 shortlisted stadiums for the UK & Ireland 2028 bid.  I think it'll be reduced to 10 or 12 for the finals.  So we may not see games being played in the Ev's half-built stadium.



(Dublin Arena is the Aviva / Landsdowne Road stadium).
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2022, 04:37:30 pm »
(Dublin Arena is the Aviva / Landsdowne Road stadium).

Never heard of Croke Park before. They love a stadium with 3 sides in Dublin! God forbid a pitch is 20cm too short though...

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2022, 08:28:13 pm »
Who cares?

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2022, 08:30:55 pm »
What are they going to do when Evertons Slave traders Stadium doesn't get built?

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2022, 08:32:43 pm »
How did Sunderland's crappy little stadium get in that list

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2022, 08:36:55 pm »
How did Sunderland's crappy little stadium get in that list
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2022, 09:29:47 pm »
Kind of funny that Ild Trafford isn’t listed as Manchester.

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2022, 09:41:34 pm »
Never heard of Croke Park before. They love a stadium with 3 sides in Dublin! God forbid a pitch is 20cm too short though...

 :shocked Third biggest stadium in Europe. Most famous stadium in Ireland.
I find it amusing that Casement Park is on there but Windsor Park isn't. Some will be bitter as fuck about that  :D
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2022, 10:16:31 pm »
Kind of funny that Ild Trafford isn’t listed as Manchester.

Because technically it isn't, its in Trafford, which isn't in the City of Manchester.  There is actually only one club in Manchester ;D

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2022, 10:38:28 pm »
Because technically it isn't, its in Trafford, which isn't in the City of Manchester.  There is actually only one club in Manchester ;D

Keep telling my missus she's not a real Manc as she was born in Trafford General, as was one of my kids, the other has Salford on his passport.

I know that. But normally they’ll claim any part of Greater Manchester as their own so seems weird not to have it listed as Manchester on what’s presumably the official bid.

With the exception of London, but crap to have more than one stadium from the same city.

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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2022, 10:31:53 am »
I know that. But normally they’ll claim any part of Greater Manchester as their own so seems weird not to have it listed as Manchester on what’s presumably the official bid.

With the exception of London, but crap to have more than one stadium from the same city.

The local MP is stepping down and becoming Deputy Mayor, the head of Trafford Council is standing in the By Election, so he might be trying to get Trafford on the map ;D
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Re: Anfield not on FA 2028 for Euro's Shortlist
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2022, 10:33:45 am »
:shocked Third biggest stadium in Europe. Most famous stadium in Ireland.
I find it amusing that Casement Park is on there but Windsor Park isn't. Some will be bitter as fuck about that  :D

Just realised the significance of Casement being selected over Windsor. : ;D