Jump to content
SportsWrath

UK Giants, you see this shi................


boohyah
 Share

Recommended Posts

06C39D945F8947A081401262D93207C6.gif

http://www.giants.com/news/press_releases/...?story_id=26010

Chelsea Football Club and the National Football League forge partnership

The two-time Premier League champions will host the Giants at their state-of-the-art training ground in Cobham, Surrey

 

Take this story to go! - RSS | Podcast | Mobile

 

October 4, 2007

 

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Chelsea Football Club and the National Football League today announced that they have forged a partnership in the build-up to the NFL game at Wembley Stadium on October 28.

Chelsea will play a key role around the match between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants, the first competitive NFL game to be played outside North America – including the appointment of England captain John Terry and leading goal scorer Didier Drogba as honorary captains for the Giants.

 

TE Jeremy Shockey(top left), QB Eli Manning (top right), DE Osi Umenyiora (bottom left) and DE Michael Strahan pose with their Chelsea jerseys.

 

The two-time Premier League champions will host the Giants at their state-of-the-art training ground in Cobham, Surrey. The Giants, twice winners of the Super Bowl, will stage a full practice and host a media availability session at the facility after arriving in London on Friday, October 26.

 

Chelsea Chief Executive Peter Kenyon said of the partnership: “It is a great honour for us to be hosting the New York Giants on what is an historic occasion for the NFL and for London. Everybody is looking forward to the game and it is a great testament to the innovative thinking of the NFL and the power of London as a city that the first regular season game outside the US is being staged here.

 

“For Chelsea, it also continues our association with the US sports scene at the highest level and we hope to renew our friendship with the Giants when we return to the US and to New York in 2009 for pre-season.”

 

Club captain Terry currently said of his appointment: “I have always been a big fan of American football and it is great to be asked to be honorary captain. When we have toured the US we have often used NFL facilities and our players have met a number of players there and we have always been massively impressed by the athleticism and skill in the game.”

 

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is already a big fan of the Cobham training ground. He said: “When our people came back from their advance trip to Chelsea’s facilities in early June, they told me, ‘Coach, you are going to have a tear in your eye when you see the fields at Chelsea’s facility. You’ve only seen practice fields this beautiful in your dreams.’”

 

Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFL UK, added: “We are very excited about the support Chelsea Football Club is giving to our event and we look forward to developing our relationship with them. The ground at Cobham is a magnificent facility and I know the Giants players will be very impressed.”

 

The NFL’s London game has proved to be one of year’s hottest tickets in this year’s sports calendar, with requests for more than half a million tickets received within 72 hours of its announcement and all tickets sold inside two hours. In the UK, the game will be live on Sky Sports with highlights on BBC2, while Fox will air the action live in the US.

 

Peter Kenyon will also be a guest speaker at Sport 2020, the sports business conference that The Economist, in conjunction with the NFL, is staging at The Landmark Hotel on Thursday, October 25. The event will bring together many of the most influential figures in world sport, including several American owners of Premier League teams, such as Joel Glazer, of Manchester United and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Stanley Kroenke, minority shareholder of Arsenal, and George Gillet and Tom Hicks, co-owners of Liverpool.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Jesus .....i just got home and saw that !

 

Seeing Eli , Shock , Osi and Strahan in Chelsea shirts makes me feel rather uneasy .......remove them at once !

 

What would Jose be thinking now !

 

( PS. Liverpool were awful last night ! .....great goal by Rooney on Tue )

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jesus .....i just got home and saw that !

 

Seeing Eli , Shock , Osi and Strahan in Chelsea shirts makes me feel rather uneasy .......remove them at once !

 

What would Jose be thinking now !

 

( PS. Liverpool were awful last night ! .....great goal by Rooney on Tue )

 

 

The Dolphins are forging a partnership with Leyton Orient.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I certainly hope we put on a show in London. The Dolphins absolutely blow, we better dominate on all sides of the ball.

You must be new to watching the Giants play. I betting they lose the game and blame in on the flight.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No, I guessed the Skins game right on the money, I can feel it on this one too.

 

The Offense wakes up and puts points on the board. Jacobs is the inspiration.

 

GIANTS:35

JETS:17

they better win this week because I took them in my last man standing pool.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You must be new to watching the Giants play. I betting they lose the game and blame in on the flight.

 

Just like every blow out Seattle game. This has trap written all over it.

 

No, I guessed the Skins game right on the money, I can feel it on this one too.

 

The Offense wakes up and puts points on the board. Jacobs is the inspiration.

 

GIANTS:35

JETS:17

 

You always have a feeling but I guess even a broken clock is right once a day. You could be an analog clock and be right twice a day though. :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

wow ...England beat Aus in the rugby world cup ...what a fucking game

 

( and then jesus ...France beat NZ ...... incredible )

 

thats like the Jets beating NE and then Oakland beating Ind ..........any given Sat !!!!

 

( well its big over here !!!! ...and im getting seriously drunk )

 

NOW

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...