Portman Road

Next Game

Ipswich v Fulham

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 17:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Broadfield Stadium

Last Game

Crawley 0 - 2 Fulham

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Fulham considered for NFL

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan says any NFL team being based in London is still a long way off and would not put his team's name forward as a possible option - but did reveal that he had thought about playing a game at Craven Cottage in the future.

Last Updated: 23/10/13 at 15:38 Post Comment

New Fulham chairman Shahid Khan says Jaguars could play at Craven Cottage

New Fulham chairman Shahid Khan says Jaguars could play at Craven Cottage

Khan also boss of Premier League side Fulham, and with his NFL team the Jaguars scheduled to play a game at Wembley for the next four years they will become pretty well known in London.

Having watched his Premier League side beat Crystal Palace on Monday, Khan is staying in London to watch Jacksonville play at Wembley on Sunday, and he admitted that there was a huge difference in owning the two teams.

"It's different, it's very, very different," he told Sky Sports News. "You've got the relegation, promotion aspect which the NFL doesn't have.

"We're able to do things like get a fresh start in the NFL, which you couldn't do over here. We can change the culture, change the players which is very difficult to do here."

Having become 'London's team' for the next four years, starting on Sunday, the Jaguars are the first name in the frame for a possible UK outpost of the NFL if that does come to happen in the future.

Four year deal

Khan insists, though, that he is only thinking of the next four years and that a possible London NFL team is still some way off.

"We're absolutely looking forward to it, we have been for a while. We were over here over a year ago so we're glad it's finally here.

"It's a big commitment to Wembley and to London, but I think it's way too early to think about a team being based over here - if you look at it, it's the first year with two games.

"We're the first team and the only team that's committed to play here for more than one year, which is for four years. Next year there'll be three games here so it's a long time to go, you've got to decide if it makes sense and we haven't got all the facts.

"For us our commitment is four games over four years in London, that's our commitments right now."

Having had a look around Fulham's Craven Cottage, Khan said he could envisage staging a Jaguars home game there in the future - even if the venue is a lot smaller than the usual NFL home.

"Anything is possible, we're playing here once a year at Wembley and maybe we end up playing here - that's what I was talking to with our media from Jacksonville, this is like a high school game setting, so personal, so up close, it might be kind of fun."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

World Cup: FIFA corruption findings delayed until September

The report into alleged corruption of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids has been delayed for several weeks.

Transfer news: Hearts sign striker Osman Sow on two-year contract

Hearts' eighth summer signing Osman Sow is looking forward to getting them back into the Scottish Premier League.

England: Former manager Sven-Goran Eriksson hails the retiring Steven Gerrard

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Steven Gerrard’s international retirement is a huge loss.

Mail Box

Defending Spurs' Transfer Spending...

Liverpool have been accused of 'doing a Spurs' this summer, but one Spurs fan argues that the club's business last year shouldn't be viewed in a negative light...

Setting United Up Like The Netherlands

One Mailboxer is getting excited about how Louis van Gaal may set up United, whilst we have thoughts on Lahm, Zaha, Chelsea, the new season and 'winning the window'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property