It’s been a long road trip, but gameday has finally arrived at Wembley Stadium. It’s been a busy week, but more or less business as usual with practices on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before moving into a hotel in London on Friday. On Saturday, the team went through a walk through at Wembley before attending a rally at Trafalgar square. The biggest news of the week came just before Wednesday’s practice when Singletary announced that Troy Smith would start at quarterback.
If you have any questions for Ted Robinson in this week’s “Teddy Football,” please add them in the comments section as I’ll talk to him roughly an hour before kickoff.
Here’s a photo gallery from today’s game.
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Previous NFL international games held at Wembley have turned muddy do to wet weather, but the hope is that won’t be the case today when the 49ers play the Denver Broncos.
Roger Maslin, the Managing Director at Wembley National Stadium, oversaw the installation of a new playing surface since last year’s game. The field is now roughly three-percent synthetic and should hold up very well with all the various sports that are played here.
“We want Wembley to be a home away from home for the teams when they play here,” said Maslin.
Below is the transcript of my interview with Maslin just a few hours before kickoff.
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What a day. A walk through at Wembley Stadium followed by a pep rally at Trafalgar Square with 20,000 screaming fans (many in 49ers red) made this Saturday a very unique and memorable day.
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I caught up with rookie running back Anthony Dixon before we took off on our 10-day trip and after Friday’s practice in Hertfordshire. Dixon is one of the most energetic, entertaining guys on the team. He’s always good for a solid quote, enjoy this NinerCam video of “A.D.”
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With the team in London, members of the 49ers staff made sure there was still a weekly Community Tuesday event in the Bay Area. Staff members teamed up with VISA volunteersto help at Career Closet, a non-profit organization which helps women dress for a business career.
The volunteers worked with six participants in the CalWORKS program and provided them with new professional wardrobes as well as résumé tips to help them re-launch their lives and take the next step towards gaining employment.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday morning that they have re-signed S Chris Maragos to the team’s practice squad.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday they have promoted CB Tramaine Brock to the active roster from the team’s practice squad. The team also waived S Chris Maragos.
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Mike Singletary just announced that Troy Smith will be the 49ers starting quarterback this Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Alex Smith will be out 2-3 weeks with a separated shoulder.
More to come on 49ers.com
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Denver Broncos’ head coach Josh McDaniels did his due diligence, and he came up with a different answer than Mike Singletary.
Neither coach is right or wrong, but both believe their strategy gives their team the best shot at winning.
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The 49ers are in the middle of a long road trip, playing the Carolina Panthers today before leaving for London after the game. After the Giants won last night and punched their ticket to the World Series, the 49ers will look to follow suit today. As Giants closer Brian Wilson would say…”FACT.”
Stay tuned to this blog throughout the game for updates from the game.
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