England to go on the road

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Good decision in my opinion. Hopefully they'll play a couple up North as we all know that's where the real atmosphere is :lol:
 

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If it's like when they 'went on the road' when Wembley was being built, then they'll start off moving around the country, and then just play them all at Old Trafford, because 'screw everywhere else, this is where we can make the most money because it's biggest'
 

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Excellent news. On the odd occasion I go, I'd far rather travel a bit further and watch England in an atmosphere that isn't basically 10s of thousands of 10 year old Chelsea fans asking why Lampard hasn't scored yet.

As above I hope it doesn't just become Wembley and Old Trafford on rotation.
 

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I'd quite like the qualifying games to all be staged at Wembley, but take the friendly games around the country.
 

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It's a ridiculous decision, it means tens of thousands of people won't be able to go to the games.
 

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I can only assume that the FA feel they can make more money this way. It's pretty easy to get England tickets for Wembley these days (even I've thought of taking a trip there before I remember what a hellhole Wembley can be), and they're inexpensive too. They perhaps feel they can milk the north for a bit of cash for a while.
 

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I'm happy about this, I used to enjoy watching the odd England game at Old Trafford. I imagine they'll use the biggest stadium of the particular region they visit i.e. Old Trafford in the North West, St James' in the North East etc.
 

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It's a ridiculous decision, it means tens of thousands of people won't be able to go to the games.

Given that not everyone in the country lives in, near or has the easy ability to travel to London (on top of ticket costs etc) it's actually meaning that tens of thousands of people WILL be able to go to the games.
 

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Won't someone think of the soft southern pansies... I think that's the point EG is trying to get across.
 

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Can't think of that many stadiums England are going to play apart from Anfield, Old Trafford and St James'. Maybe the Stadium of Light but apart from those I'm at a loss.
Where do we think England should play? Elland Road? Hillsborough? Dessy's backyard?
 

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