Portsmouth's James targets Chelsea loos

David James has revealed he is to take an environmental role with the Premier League - and his first target may be the toilets at Chelsea.

The Portsmouth and England goalkeeper is well known for his environmentally-friendly way of living, so much so that Pompey chairman Alexander Gaydamak has sought him out to discuss features of the club's proposed new stadium.

And James has revealed he is to be involved with a new Premier League initiative aimed at raising awareness of ecological issues in English football.

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"I've been asked to get involved with the Premier League," he said.

"I can't divulge too much about where they are with it all, but as an organisation they're increasingly aware of environmental issues and are about to address them.

"They effectively control what happens at every single stadium in the Premier League - and the way things are done there is very influential at other levels of the game, so it could be very positive."

James has not yet revealed when the initiative will launch but he may use his new-found power to force some unusual changes at Stamford Bridge.

"I've been told they have a toilet system that flushes automatically every 20 seconds, which must entail using an absolutely ridiculous amount of water," he said.

"Absolutely no thought has been given to environmental issues during the design of that sanitary system."

James was speaking exclusively to The Football Supporter, official magazine of the Football Supporters' Federation.

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