The Anonymous Widower

Liverpool Goes For Gold

This report on the BBC is entitled Commonwealth Games 2026: Liverpool plans to be host city.

Why not?

The only major World or European event it has hosted was the 2008 European Capital of Culture.

But with the Grand National and regular Open Golf just up the coast or across the water, the City has the track record to put on a spectacular.

As the BBC report says, Everton need a new stadium and that could be the main stadium. After all, it worked for Manchester City.

My one question would be, do we need another velodrome, or would borrowing Manchester’s be acceptable?

But in some ways, Liverpool has the same big advantage that London had in the 2012 Olympics.

It can use the City as a backdrop to the events.

I actually, think that 2026 could be Liverpool’s year! I don’t think they were favourites in 2008 either.

  • Liverpool is England’s only World City other than London and Cambridge.
  • By 2026, the city’s railways will have been revamped with lots of new trains.
  • Everton need a new ground.
  • If Liverpool puts on a show, people turn up in hoards.
  • Liverpool is a day trip from Birmingham, London, York and everywhere in between.

Never underestimate a Scouser when they’re considered outsiders.


August 3, 2016 - Posted by | Sport |


  1. I agree, it would be very good for Liverpool; they have done other events since they were Capital of Culture, and the amazing puppets come out most years. I have to say that as a non-sportsperson, I was very dubious about Manchester getting Commonwealth Games, but it was actually brilliant, it brought parts of the city and its people closer together, all areas and ages were involved. And Liverpool has a lot to offer tourists, who will need to do other things when they aren’t watching sport. I hope it is successful.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | August 4, 2016 | Reply

  2. There’s a headline in the business section of The Times today which says. “Mo’s Legacy to East London is Jobs and Prosperity.”

    Comment by AnonW | August 4, 2016 | Reply

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