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Football mad


While the twin towers of Wembley Stadium were demolished in spectacular style by Germandesigned tower cranes, much of the stadium will survive - albeit in myriad locations. The Great Wembley Sell-Off has a marvellous menu for those still misty-eyed about 1966.You can buy the England team urinal for £300, according to the Mail on Sunday .

Even the hard hats worn by maintenance men are on offer at a mere £25 each. At the other end of the scale, the coach-train used for tours of the ground comes in at £10,000. For £7,500, you could get, wait for it, the 'ladies'washroom used by the Queen and other Royals'. Crikey. Actually, even the twin towers will survive, sort of. A statue is to be built from the rubble, commemorating Bobby Moore in all probability. Our old friend Chris Palmer won't be there to see any of this. The former RIBA communications director, who landed football's hottest seat in working for the FA subsidiary developing the new stadium, has left for pastures new, now that the hard work (getting the show on the road) has been done, and marketing smoothies take over.

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