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    Yeah, same. But then the idea of him playing for England this summer was barely even mentioned, whereas almost everyone thought Richards should have been in the team. I know that's simplistic, but it still feels a bit like something doesn't add up.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    I can understand him not being picked. Not sure on Giggs playing though. While Giggs is still a good player I am not sure he (which may well be the case with Beckham too) has the fitness to cope with playing in a tournament.

    From a Scottish point of view it would have been interesting to see if Darren Fletcher may have got a nod over the likes of Giggs, if he had been fit.

    Think it is a shame for Becks though given his hard work getting the Olympics over and his generally ambassadorial work that he has done. Although it is fair that it didn't purely get him selected.

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    No Scottish players and no Gareth Bale is meaning this Olympics squad is looking more and more like an England B team.

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    No one Norn Irish either. I thought Evans might get a go but he's not really a Pearce type player. The anti-Richards- small, weak, good technique on the ball, manager loves him but fans think he's ****e.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    No Scottish players and no Gareth Bale is meaning this Olympics squad is looking more and more like an England B team.
    Dunno. We know Giggs and Bellamy are going to be there, plus Rambo must have a sporting chance too.

    We do we actually find out the final 18, btw? Getting peed off with this Chinese Whispers via social networking media bollox.
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    True, and I'd expect them all to start, probably. But even so, that's 3 out of 18. It's like a fantasy football conversation you'd have had down the pub about 5 years ago come to life. "Tell you what, if England had Giggs to fill in on the left then we'd have a quality side" etc...

    In any event, squad is announced tomorrow iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    No one Norn Irish either. I thought Evans might get a go but he's not really a Pearce type player. The anti-Richards- small, weak, good technique on the ball, manager loves him but fans think he's ****e.
    Think Ferguson ruled out Evans being available. Think Giggs and the likes of Rafael and Fabio were the only players who'd be let go. IIRC over age players can be refused to be let go but the U23s have to go.
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    Pretty sure they don't have to go if they don't want to itbt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Think Ferguson ruled out Evans being available. Think Giggs and the likes of Rafael and Fabio were the only players who'd be let go. IIRC over age players can be refused to be let go but the U23s have to go.
    Yeah makes sense. Thought he was 23 but he's 24.

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    Pearce seems to be the kind of person who just wants to be a contrarian wanker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Pretty sure they don't have to go if they don't want to itbt.
    Think that changed with the Messi situation last time. Clubs should let the U23s go.

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    Well, the clubs may have to let them go, but what I was getting at is that there would be no way to force the player himself to go against his will.

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    We'd have won with Beckham tbh
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    Would have won with a proper ref.
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