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Where will footballers be heading on their summer holidays?

As we approach the end of the Premier League season, many footballers, especially those at clubs who have little to play for, will now be looking forward to their summer holidays and be deciding on the destination for their extended break. Most players can’t get away fast enough and as a result the final few games of the season are often played by footballers whose brain is already on the plane, so to speak. Anyway, this got me thinking, what would be the ideal holiday destination for some of the Premier League’s top players?

What better player to start with than Ashley Cole? The Chelsea left back was of course in trouble earlier on in the season for shooting an intern at training. So the left sided defender in the PFA Premier League 2010/11 Team of the Year could do with a bit of practice on the trigger. That means there’s only one place for him to go – America! There he would be allowed to own a gun and could get his eye in, so that when he’s back in England there aren’t any more ‘accidents’. Cheryl might well be judging on the US version of X Factor, so Ashley might bump into his ex-WAG in the States too!

While America might be perfect for Cole, his England teammate Wayne Rooney would do well to steer clear of Dubai. While Wayne and Coleen took a trip to Dubai year, given Rooney’s recent misdemeanours it might be better to cross the popular resort off their list of possible destinations. The Manchester United has of course recently been banned for swearing directly at the camera against West Ham, and given that the United Arab Emirates has strict rules that outlaw swearing in public, a four letter tirade by Wazza in the UAE could result in a six month jail sentence. Fergie wouldn’t be very happy about that.

Arsenal fans will be hoping that Cesc Fabregas doesn’t head to Barcelona in the summer. The Arsenal captain has been linked with a move to his hometown club for years and while rumours may have died down recently, they are sure to appear in the papers again in the close season. If the Spaniard were to take a trip to Barcelona there would be fears from the Emirates Stadium faithful that he might never come back, and that Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and co would persuade him to stay at the Nou Camp for good.

If any Premier League players are struggling to choose a holiday destination there’s no need for them to worry as help is at hand. There’s a really rather clever holiday matchmaker application on Facebook brought to you by Halifax Travel Money, which does all the hard work for you. Simply go to the Halifax Holiday Matchmaker app and it analyses content from your Facebook profile to give you your perfect getaway destination, which is my case was Las Vegas, so it’s pretty good if you ask me!

As well as choosing a destination for you, all the information you need about the city is provided for you. Everything from the ideal hotel to stay in to where the best places to eat and drink are listed, in addition to how much a tenner will get you thanks to Halifax Travel Money. You’re even told how much a stamp, taxi and other necessities are, although Ashley and Wayne will have to find out how much bullets and a swear filter are respectively themselves! So whether you’re a Premier League footballer or just a regular fan, check out the Halifax Holiday Matchmaker app on Facebook to get a tailor made destination for your summer holiday.

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