Full ‘Team GB’ Olympic Football Squad Announced – No Scottish Or Northern Irish Players Included

By Chris Wright

Stuart Pearce has just announced his Beckham-less Team GB Olympic football squad, and it looks a little something like this (in alphabetical order):

Joe Allen (Swansea)
Craig Bellamy (Liverpool)
Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea)
Jack Butland (Birmingham)
Steven Caulker (Tottenham)
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United)
Jack Cork (Southampton)
Craig Dawson (West Bromwich)
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Aaron Ramsay (Arsenal)
Micah Richards (Manchester City)
Danny Rose (Tottenham)
Scott Sinclair (Swansea)
Marvin Sordell (Bolton)
Jason Steele (Middlesbrough)
Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea)
Neil Taylor (Swansea)
James Tomkins (West Ham)

That’s your lot cocker. No Kieran Gibbs, no Josh McEachran and no place in the squad for any players from Scotland or Northern Ireland. Instead, of the thirteen English and five Welshmen, three Swansea players find their way in – making the Swans the most represented club within Team GB.

Said Psycho on his picks: “I don’t pick on ticket sales or nationality. These 18 players are Olympians and that is the only way I view them.”

How ’bout that?

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11 Comments

  1. David Macbeth says:

    Its not a bad squad. Presumably Giggs or Bellamy will captain the side.

    My starting lineup (in a 4-2-3-1 set up) out of that lot would be:

    Butland

    Richards / Caulker / Tomkins / Bertrand

    Cleverley / Ramsey

    Bellamy / Giggs / Sinclair

    Sturridge

  2. Davidoff says:

    What? No Steward Downin? We’re doom!

  3. Davidoff says:

    What? No Steward Downin? We’re doomed!

  4. Dave says:

    meh, not exactly exciting is it. That line up is okayish but just imagine if you could pick anyone not caring about injuries or whether they played in the euros.

    Butland
    Walker Jones Smalling Bertrand
    Beckham (YES <3 BECKHAM) Wilshere Rodwell Bale
    Welbeck Sturridge

    Ok so that's basically an England U23 with Bale and Beckham but it's not like it's happening.

  5. Dragon says:

    It wasn’t that there was no place for Scots or northern Irish. They chose not to put themselves up for selection. Good luck to the welsh lads, they obviously feel their only chance of playing in an international tournament is on England’s coattails. Rather pathetic really. No Welsh pride. Neville Southall will be a very disappointed man. Cymru Am Byth!

  6. A says:

    idk but who ells think it is stronger than the English team that went to the euros

  7. JuanosDios says:

    Kyle Lafferty has got to be gutted.

  8. adhikapp says:

    Hennessey shouldve been the goallie but yeah he’ll be considered an overage player.

  9. Wesley says:

    Not to be offensive, but this team has absolutely no chance at all against the Brazilians or the Spanish side. Only thing is, the rest of the participating countries are super crap, so with a good draw, the final might not be that far away.

  10. Carson says:

    This is not a great British team and should be renamed team England and Wales or kicked out for dishonesty( the name )
    The squad was never going to be good enough, so representatives from each of the countries that make up the union flag should have been included, they haven’t so rename or remove Scotland and Northern Ireland from the union. Once again this is typical of the English overlords dictating.

  11. Macrobroy says:

    Disappointed as usual, Pearce has never been a lover of the scots so this does not surprise me. Let’s follow every other team as normal.

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