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TNS CONSIDERING GOODISON OPTION
GOODISON Park could be the venue for the second leg of Total Network Solutions' Uefa Champions League tie with Liverpool.
The Welsh Premier champions are weighing up making an approach to use Everton's ground - one of several venues that is under consideration.
Both Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Wrexham's Racecourse Ground are in the melting pot, as is the possibility that both legs could be played at Anfield.
"It would probably make much more sense to play both legs in Liverpool," said TNS managing director Mike Harris.
"All of the possible options have their pros and cons but, regardless of that, I don't think Wrexham would be big enough for the tie and I'm not sure how many people would make the long trip to the Millennium Stadium if we lose the first leg at Anfield.
"Wherever we play would have to be sanctioned by Uefa and the FAW and I think Uefa rules say that you must play in the country that you are representing.
"But all these rules are there to be dismantled, so we shall see."
A 'home' leg at Goodison would delighted manager Ken McKenna, a lifelong Bluenose, but Harris intends to make an announcement on the venue tomorrow.
If TNS were to play at Everton's 40,565 capacity stadium they would hope for a large turnout from Toffees' fans eager to see their local rivals come unstuck in what would rank as the biggest upset in football history.
Harris was understandably delighted with the draw even though it hampers his bid to match Barry Town's achievement of being the only Welsh Premier side in history to win a Champions League tie.
"I think drawing the European Champions is adequate compensation - this is great news for us and for the Welsh Premier League.
"People will hopefully now realise that our league exists because most seem to think we are one below the Conference," he added.
26 June 2021