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    Just announced by Alistair Kirkwood on NFL live on sky sports 2. teams unknown until after schedule is sorted one game will be inter divisional. I doubt this will affect the pats unless bills or jets come visit our shores My hope is that both come over for the inter divisional game.
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    Re: O.T. 2 games in the U.K. next year

    Kirkwood hopes that one of them will be somewhere else other than Wembley, but there's only really two other stadiums in the UK that could host a game 0 the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, and Hampden Park in Glasgow.
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    Hampden Park only holds just over 50,000 no way it's there Murrayfield or Twickenham are better Old Trafford has the capacity not sure about pitch size though.
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    Re: O.T. 2 games in the U.K. next year

    Manchester was another one discussed alongside Glasgow IIRC...playing in Old Trafford might make more sense since it has a decent capacity and the owner of the stadium also owns one of the NFL teams
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    I think I would believe what Kirkwood said over a site with poor reporting. I doubt Kirkwood would have announced it without it being confirmed he would probably loose his job as MD of NFL UK if it was not signed up he said that 2 teams have agreed to give up games.
    Later in the show a viewer emailed in to say that apparently the 49er were one of the teams as he apparently knower the owner of the 49ers and is a fan of them himself.
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    I wouldn't say PFT is a site with "poor reporting."

    Besides, if you took the time to read the story, you would have seen it was based off a quote from the official NFL spokesman.

    So, really what you're saying is you would believe Kirkwood over the NFL.
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    Kirkwood works for the NFL.
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    Re: O.T. 2 games in the U.K. next year

    Pitch size at Old Trafford isn't big enough sadly.
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    Greg Aiello works for the NFL too. He's a Senior Vice President.

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    Based upon that article yes. They did not research to see that it was in fact on SKY rather than BBC, they use England while Cardiff was also mentioned as well as Glasgow in the same live phone call which both outside of England and the game being broadcast was Chargers at Dallas. Which to me seems poor reporting.

    I did take the time to read the whole article even the ridiculous bits about a possible overseas franchise. Alistair Kirkwood Is also the NFL and was the man who announced all of the details of the last game. He is a a very good source he is not just someone picked up off the street.
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    In fairness Kirkwood did appear on BBC radio as well, who were covering the Redskins/Raiders game.
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    Fwiw Kirkwood's on another station over here now, Five (who show Sunday Night Football), and is again 'confirming' there'll be two games. Both in London, but he'd only say Wembley was the favourite (rather than saying it was a cert), which I guess maybe opens up the possibility of Twickenham.

    I think if Kirkwood's saying it, it's gonna happen - would be a massive loss of credibility for him and NFL UK if it didn't now. Probably just crossed wires between NFL UK and the NFL, or maybe even PFT screwing up (wouldn't be a surprise).
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    Then I shall stand corrected. He just appeared on NFL on five also.
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    Re: O.T. 2 games in the U.K. next year

    4.7 meters too short in length but more than enough width...Glasgow or Cardiff it is then.
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    Just pointing out for future information, you are using "inter" as if it has the exact opposite meaning it actually has. Inter-divisional means means "between teams in different divisions", Intra-divisional means "between teams in the same division".
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    Twickenham has got to be the other stadium, it just has to be. I'm all for Old Trafford though, f*ck their field up for them :eat3:

    I saw him on C5 last night but for some reason I just didn't listen. So thats what he was sayin huh...
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    Are we sure that the games will only be in the UK? It would make sense because the UK is the only region that cares, but the Meazza and the Camp Nou are pretty massive stadia. I can't imagine that they'd want the turf torn up at either of those places though (even though the San Siro's pitch is god awful by November anyway).

    I would have thought Anfield had the room behind each goal to expand a few meters. The problem with most of those stadia is that they are so compact.
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    i would simply LOVE an Nfl game in San Siro/Meazza (Milan) but i do not think it will happens...

    pity as it is only 45 minutes from where i live...

    but i think NFL should rotate in Europe and i think next country should be Germany but nothing contrary it will be Italy...of course...
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