Wenger Pays Tribute To Newcastle – A City That Breathes Football

Arsene Wenger has been giving the England push for the World Cup in 2018 his complete blessing.

Arsene Wenger – big praise for the City of Newcastle

And in speaking to the Daily Mail in his role as an ambassador for the FA’s bid to host next but one World Cup, the Frenchman has pointed to the passion that exists in the City of Newcastle was enough to take your breath away, and very likely to impress outsiders from across the world.

This is what Arsene told the Daily Mail:

“When the FIFA delegation arrive in Newcastle this week, I hope they are stunned by the sight of St James’ Park. By the way it dominates the skyline, a sporting citadel and the heartbeat of the city,  in a city that breathes football,”

“There, they have a love of the game that is remarkable and this is true in many other regions across the country, such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London.”

“If you have the infrastructure, the stadiums, the passion and the power to organize, then these are the attributes for a successful World Cup.”

“England can deliver all of these things.”

We always knew that Wenger loved to bring his Arsenal team to play at St. James Park,  because of what he has often called a football-mad city – and of course he’s absolutely right.

The English FA will discover whether their bid for the World Cup had been successful, in just over three months time, when FIFA President Sepp Blatter will announce who will host the 2018 World Cup.

England have to be red-hot favorites to do that.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • midlandstoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    nice to hear something positive

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Well wenger, come on up here and be Hoots assistant lol

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3

    even if he said that i dont like the bit$h him he complains about everything plus he likes to compete withe likes of sir alex and jose morinho …any who he talks a lot bitch he was saying some thing bad about us 4 seasons

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Hes not wrong there like!

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    great words from a peculiarly opinioned man!

    For the first time, we have actually been linked with kenny miller via a news article since up till now it has all been rumours circulated on forums (mainly by rangers fans)
    It is not known for local newspapers to make this stuff up but they are known to spread other peoples shit – all I am saying is it is interesting to see it being reported rather than nattered out by a clueless glaswegian on footballrumours.co.uk


  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6

    by the way, no offence to glaswegians – it is just normally you people who bring up the kenny miller rumour on forums and hey, here I am doing it now so who am I to call you useless :S

  • Solaidback

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    If it’s left to Blatter, England will never get the WC because he hates us, thats why he keep sticking his nose into the FA’s business, him & Platini are the worse people to be in charge of anything to do with football…. 🙁

  • MacToon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Solaidback, agreed.

    Blatter is the main person opposed to goal line technology, fiar enough but maybe he/they should appoint people who can see if a ball drops a yard over the goal line or not.

  • Toon XI

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Agreed about Blatter. He is a dinosauer living in a modern age. He is outdated and refuses to admit it to himself.


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