Manchester United have expressed an interested in investigating the viability of adding a safe standing area into Old Trafford.
According to a report in The Independent newspaper, the article reads:
“The Independent understands that the club’s new chief executive, Ed Woodward, expressed a willingness to explore the idea when supporters’ representatives put it to him at a recent fans’ forum. With Woodward’s experience of standing at Chelmsford City, in his native Essex, being a contributing factor, the Premier League champions have now agreed to look at the logistics of altering the Old Trafford infrastructure to accommodate the increased number of supporters that a safe-standing area might bring.”
While United’s efforts should be applauded, it’ll be very unlikely that the Premier League will allow it. If controlled and modeled after the Bundesliga safe standing initiative, it could work and would generate better atmospheres in English grounds, but I don’t see the Premier League or FA changing their stance on this one.
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Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Manchester United to consider return of standing — The Independent
- Owner of Jaguars and Fulham seeks football fusion — The New York Times
- Chelsea all-star XI made of players out on loan — ITV
- Malky Mackay ‘not asked to resign’ as Cardiff City manager — BBC Sport
- Shay Given can leave Aston Villa on loan in January but at a price — The Telegraph
- Arsène Wenger has title in his sights but Arsenal fans unhappy at AGM — The Guardian
- Ashley Williams ruled out for Swansea City until at least next week — Wales Online
- Fabricio Coloccini out of Newcastle’s match with Liverpool — The Mail
- Adnan Januzaj says he’s committed to Man United, wants to become the best player in the world — 101GG
- Newcastle’s Steven Taylor battling to be fit to face Sunderland — Shields Gazette
- Laudrup believes club form could be crucial if striker Michu is to make the Spain squad for World Cup — Independent
- World Cup 2014: Who is the true father of football in Brazil? — BBC Sport
- With a bit of planning England could have been seeded ahead of the Swiss — The Guardian
- German FA turns down Nike offer, sticks with Adidas — Reuters
- “Saint” Graham Zusi presented with gifts from fans, radio station for sending Mexico to World Cup playoff — MLS
- Gary Lineker and BBC team to present coverage from Rio — Metro
- United States retains 13th spot in recent FIFA World Rankings — Pro Soccer Talk
- Diego Maradona on sparkling form as he praises Balotelli, rips into Pele and refuses to use Aguero’s name — The Mirror
- ‘Stranded’ footballer Zahir Belounis told he can leave Qatar — CNN
- United States to be surprisingly strong for Sunday’s Australia friendly — Pro Soccer Talk
- Jose Mourinho: ‘A World Cup without England is not a World Cup’ — Independent
- Joachim Löw extends contract as Germany’s coach until 2016 — The Guardian
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