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Hillsborough Picked For World Cup Bid

Hillsborough has been picked as part of England's 2018 World Cup bid after beating off competition from a number of other stadia, including Bramall Lane.

Sheffield has been picked as a potential host city for the prestigious event, with Hillsborough beating Bramall Lane to stage matches.

London, Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Bristol and Plymouth have also been picked as part of the bid.

'I have no doubt that this process has strengthened our bid considerably,' Football League and selection panel chairman Lord Mawhinney told BBC Sport.

'There is a temptation to think of bids in terms of just stadia but we have spent a long time talking about travelling, accommodation and security and the decision we have made constitutes a composite of all the criteria that goes towards what makes a good host city.'

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 16 2009

Time: 4:11PM

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Great news. Just got to win the bid now! And get it rebuilt of course!
jim_owl
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16/12/2009 16:18:00

Fantastic news and even better for investors looking at the club with a chance of World Cup football coming to Hillsborough. I do feel sorry for the pigs...........................................................NOT! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!
will it ever happen
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16/12/2009 16:18:00

well the smile is back lets all laugh at the piggys heheheheheeeeheheheheehehehehehehehehehehheheehee. oooh there bitter
mick66owl
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16/12/2009 16:23:00

well celebrations in sheffield. well done to hillsborough, now we've got the nod the stadium can start to be built. and well done bramall lane now we can start work on the redevelopment of bramall lane and make it a big multi story car park with a park and right to hillsborough hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
stealthyowl
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16/12/2009 18:21:00

Strange, that this coincides with news of a 20M investment in the Star today. Maybe, just maybe this was the news investors were waiting for (to own a stadium used at the world cup would be nice!) or maybe, just more Bu***hit!
owl1
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16/12/2009 19:54:00

Common sense has prevailed. Hillsborough was always a more attractive proposition than Bramall Lane. The transport links are second to none, Bramall Lane's major flaw (apart from the seats facing the pitch) is it is in the city centre. Hillsborough has the jewel in the crown with Hillsborough Park on the doorstep.
doitforlove
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16/12/2009 20:29:00

haha seen all the grunters blaming tevez, *****ers
smiggyswfc
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16/12/2009 20:32:00

Fantastic news. Although the ground needs a bit of tlc it is clearly better the lane. I don't think the lane is any better than oakwell. Always seems small to me. One of the stands in particular. I am well happy about this.
Radon Barrier
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16/12/2009 20:55:00

bitter & twisted...proves the FA hate us for showing them up. interesting as sufc were going to redevelop the ground for the world cup with their own money..... and now wendy are going to improve their shed with tax payers money because you *****s are so skint!! it's a discrace....lets be fair england arn't guna get the world cup anyway and by 2018 wendy probably won't exist then!!
bladesforlife1889
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17/12/2009 20:30:00

i sense jealousy in your post there pig4life. oh and thanks for paying for our stadium (world cup venue) upgrade...lifes good.....if your a wednesdayite!
owlswfc
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18/12/2009 00:04:00

not if your in league 1 pig scum!! england won't get the world cup anway so all this will be make believe
bladesforlife1889
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18/12/2009 11:54:00

But what if England do get picked.....Pigforlife
Handsworth Owl
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19/12/2009 15:04:00

am i right in thinking that even if england do get to host the world cup, swillsborough still may not be a chosen ground after all + it is also on a major flood plane!!
bladesforlife1889
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19/12/2009 20:15:00

 

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