Rescinded Red

Oh the media monkeys and their junket junkies will invite you to their plastic pantomime. Throw their invites away.

Thursday Headlines: Fergie Gets Frisky at Man U Semi-Final Celebration

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Sir Alex Ferguson acts like he’s been there before after the Carling Cup Semi-Final Win. (Off the Post)

Maurice Edu blames US Soccer for placing too much pressure on Freddy Adu. (Tribal Footall)

Arsenal will make the Emirates Stadium much more technology-savvy. (Arsenal Mania)

Emerson thinks Kaka should move to Real Madrid (The Beautiful Game)

MLS is not pleased with Sports Business Journal over wording. (LA Times)

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Headlines: Everton to Use Football Manager

david-moyesEverton signed a deal with Football Manager to use their database for scouting. (The Spoiler)

Wynalda needles Donovan again. (Goal.com)

Blanco will stay with the Chicago Fire for his option year. (MLS Rumors)

The Emirates may be the least carbon-friendly building in the U.K. (CNN)

Eduardo could be back playing in two to three weeks. (Setanta)

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Chelsea Considering a New Stadium

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When you are already £700m in the red, what’s another £500m?  This seems to be Chelsea’s philosophy.

The club are examining plans for a 65,000 to 75,000 seat stadium, next to Battersea Power Station in West London.  The stadium, with a retractable roof, would be built by HOK Sports, constructers of the New Wembley Stadium and The Emirates Stadium.  The construction would cost an estimated £500m.  Judging by Wembley, that could be much more.

As with the Emirates, Chelsea could account for much of the construction cost by converting Stamford Bridge into luxury apartments.

The move would radically alter Chelsea’s identity, having played at Stamford Bridge since their inception in 1905.  The new stadium, on the opposite side of the river, would be in a different borough, Wandsworth, about a one-hour walk from the current one.

Though sentimentally undesirable, the switch may be a necessity for Chelsea’s long-term viability.  Arsenal, who moved to the 60,000-seat Emirates in 2006, now make approximately £3m per home match.

Chelsea have promised to “exhaust” all possibilities to renovate, before leaving Stamford Bridge.

Should Chelsea decide to leave, they may be forced to change their name.  Chelsea Pitch Owners, a nonprofit organization, owns the club’s naming rights.

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