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Could Wembley be the home for new NFL franchise?

by | 22nd, November 2014

THE second NFL league match takes place at Wembley this weekend, after the success of the Raiders-Dolphins match last month. Of course, American Football is still a puzzle to many (good thing we’ve got a beginner’s guide here ), but the popularity of the game grows hugely in the UK.

And now, it looks like London is moving ever closer to hosting a new NFL franchise after George Osborne opened talks with the American Football authorities. Everyone hopes it’ll be better than the London Monarchs which, was a nice idea executed badly (not to mention the awful kit they had).

The Chancellor is looking at pushing on with the idea of an NFL team being based at Wembley permanently.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Osborne said: “One of London’s massive strengths is its sporting prowess, its great football (soccer) teams. This is primarily a decision for the owners of the clubs and the NFL organisation but I’ve said to the

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