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Olympic Football – Team GB – Thoughts?

Football
Thursday, 20th October, 2011

It was announced today that Stuart Pearce has been named the manager of Team GB. There is a bit of controversy with the team, and the opposing home nations (all apart from England) do not want to take part.

What do you think? I personally think that they shouldn’t worry, because none have any players good enough! You could argue with Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale, but that is pretty much it. If you are to pick the strongest squad, then there would be nobody from N. Ireland and Scotland, and the team would be made up of almost all English players.

The team must consist of Under 23 players, however you are allowed 3 guest players who can be of any age. This means David Beckham could play, he wants to, and I hope he does πŸ™‚ It is a rare thing for a footballer to get an Olympic medal, especially an English one since there is no British team, so he should go for it. The other possibility is Ryan Giggs playing, which would be great! πŸ˜›

The biggest problem with the Olympic Football is that the Euro’s are the same year. So the big names from England will be playing in that, and their clubs will not want them to play in 2 summer tournaments. That will mean the same for the Spain team, which has a few good young players in it. I suspect a team from outside Europe will win, because of Euro 2012; Argentina have won the previous 2 tournaments and the last time a European nation won it was in 1992, in Barcelona and it was Spain with a star studded squad. Spain also made the final in 2000 in Sydney but lost on a penalty shootout to Nigeria.

One of the stadiums being used for the Olympic football is our very own St James’ Park in Newcastle, and I will try and go to a game as long as some good teams are playing, Spain? You never know πŸ˜› (not yet anyway!)


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