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    Chelsea sound out Twickenham over stadium use

    LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea have sounded out the Rugby Football Union (RFU) over a temporary move to Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby, in the event of Stamford Bridge being redeveloped.

    "We have had an inquiry from Chelsea FC but have not had any discussions of any substance," the RFU told the Sunday Times newspaper.

    "While we don't comment on any specific confidential conversations, each request is taken on its merit, assessing a variety of factors, such as the effect on the pitch, availability, transport and local considerations and other important implications."

    Chelsea are keen to expand their current capacity from 41,623 to 60,000 in an attempt to compete with rivals Arsenal and Manchester United who attract weekly attendances of 60,000 and 75,000 at the Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford respectively.

    Twickenham, which will be hosting the Rugby World Cup in September and October 2015, has a capacity of 82,000.

    A redevelopment of Stamford Bridge is seen as a more likely option than any relocation of the west London club but a Chelsea spokesman said any talks were still at an embryonic stage.

    "We're investigating different scenarios as part of the consultation process we started earlier this year, but have had no discussions of substance so far," he told the newspaper.

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sp...r-stadium-use/

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    The locals (residents) in Twickers will be up in arms. And can you imagine the Cabbage patch full of soccer fans?

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    It will be horrendous SNOB!!

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    Genuine question: Why will it be horrendous?

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    Nearly no parking in Twickers. And Chelsea fans are not the best behaved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOB View Post
    And Chelsea fans are not the best behaved!
    Is that compared to say, a Millwall fan or Rangers fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOB View Post
    Nearly no parking in Twickers. And Chelsea fans are not the best behaved!
    Less cars to steal then

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    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post
    Is that compared to say, a Millwall fan or Rangers fan
    My thoughts on Chelsea fans comes from personal experience! Their are a certain crowd/element that are not there for the soccer at all. Just looking for someone to mug, beat up, smash. Rent a mob! Not all but some and I'm sure there are the same in other clubs and codes as well.

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    As a general rule, English football supporters are a lot rougher, much more vitriolic, and a lot less well behaved than even the very worst English rugby fans. There is no way on earth I'd go to Twickenham on my own to watch football. But I'd happily go every weekend to watch rugby. I have a friend who lives across the road from the Cabbage Patch - I'll ask her what she thinks about the Chelsea proposal!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOB View Post
    My thoughts on Chelsea fans comes from personal experience! Their are a certain crowd/element that are not there for the soccer at all. Just looking for someone to mug, beat up, smash. Rent a mob! Not all but some and I'm sure there are the same in other clubs and codes as well.
    You must REALLY like me then. A Chelsea fan AND a Mungo to boot. Maybe I should go for the trifecta and switch to supporting Collingwood :............. ........now where is that soap? Need to wash my mouth out after that one. :

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    Shasta I just don't see you going for the rumble. I can forgive a socce fan even a Mungo but Collingwood! Off with his head!

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