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Monday, November 14, 2005
  Bring the trophy to Brum
We do need to encourage English and British teams to see the merit of parading in Birmingham. Birmingham is far more accessible to the much of the country than London and we would do a better job than Trafalgar Square.
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"When we win the world cup - bring the trophy to Brum", says John Hemming MP.

"I have been talking to the FA about parading the trophy in Birmingham when England win the world cup. We can do these things properly.", he said.

John Hemming has been talking to the FA about alternative locations to Trafalgar Square. He met up with the scorer of the hat trick Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup and the FIFA world trophy at a meeting in Parliament at which this issue was discussed."
 
Comments:
Surely this can't be yet another cheap political stunt.

Oh. Yes it can.

Have you got the agreement of Whitless for this parade, because he'll need some time to think about it. I'm not sure that being a world-leading, winning City is the image that he's after for Birmingham.
 
Comrade, you forget. The World Cup is after the local government elections ans in all probability whoever wins will dump this twerp within hours of the result.
 
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