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Kimbo

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Kimbo on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Mongrel Hawk wrote:How's the game? I can't watch cause I'm at work.

I'm curious about UK's kit.


P.S. Is Northern Ireland part of GB or just UK?

It's not part of GB, technically "Team GB" is Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but seeing as NI produces zero sportsmen we ignore them.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by mongrel hawk on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:14 pm

Kimbo wrote:
Mongrel Hawk wrote:How's the game? I can't watch cause I'm at work.

I'm curious about UK's kit.


P.S. Is Northern Ireland part of GB or just UK?

It's not part of GB, technically "Team GB" is Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but seeing as NI produces zero sportsmen we ignore them.

So why isn't the Olympic team (in all sports)called UK? I'm sure there are athletes from Northern Ireland in a couple of sports...

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Sheffield gunner on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:24 pm

I'm not sure, but it might be a historical issue, especially regarding the status of Northern Irish participants. I think they have historically been free to represent either Ireland or GB at the Olympics depending on their particular preference and allegiance. I think, consequently, that the Irish Olympic board notionally at least represents the whole island. I remember them kicking up a massive fuss before the Athens Olympics when the British Olympic board tried to make a clearer recognition of Northern Ireland's status within the British Olympic team.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by mongrel hawk on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:25 pm

Sheffield gunner wrote:I'm not sure, but it might be a historical issue, especially regarding the status of Northern Irish participants. I think they have historically been free to represent either Ireland or GB at the Olympics depending on their particular preference and allegiance. I think, consequently, that the Irish Olympic board notionally at least represents the whole island. I remember them kicking up a massive fuss before the Athens Olympics when the British Olympic board tried to make a clearer recognition of Northern Ireland's status within the British Olympic team.


Thanks for the info, mate.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by messiah on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:33 pm

brazil don't look that impressive
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Kimbo

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Kimbo on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:35 pm

OMG, Butland just saved a shot that was pretty much straight at him!
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Sheffield gunner wrote:I'm not sure, but it might be a historical issue, especially regarding the status of Northern Irish participants. I think they have historically been free to represent either Ireland or GB at the Olympics depending on their particular preference and allegiance. I think, consequently, that the Irish Olympic board notionally at least represents the whole island. I remember them kicking up a massive fuss before the Athens Olympics when the British Olympic board tried to make a clearer recognition of Northern Ireland's status within the British Olympic team.

there was talk of this, Pearce insists that he was free to pick from Northern Ireland and Scotland but was also free to pick on merit and that it was his choice not to include any Scots or Irish.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by mongrel hawk on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:51 pm

Glendre Gingas-Beardas wrote:
Sheffield gunner wrote:I'm not sure, but it might be a historical issue, especially regarding the status of Northern Irish participants. I think they have historically been free to represent either Ireland or GB at the Olympics depending on their particular preference and allegiance. I think, consequently, that the Irish Olympic board notionally at least represents the whole island. I remember them kicking up a massive fuss before the Athens Olympics when the British Olympic board tried to make a clearer recognition of Northern Ireland's status within the British Olympic team.

there was talk of this, Pearce insists that he was free to pick from Northern Ireland and Scotland but was also free to pick on merit and that it was his choice not to include any Scots or Irish.

But I wasn't talking about the football team, but the Olympic team as a role - all sports included.


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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:51 pm

Kimbo wrote:OMG, Butland just saved a shot that was pretty much straight at him!

is it Butland's fault that the Newcastle goalkeeper wasn't selected?

Certainly his performance didn't deserve the group-Morris-dancing wankathon-around-a-maypole that it produced, but he does look like he's there on merit.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Kimbo on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:55 pm

Glendre Gingas-Beardas wrote:
Kimbo wrote:OMG, Butland just saved a shot that was pretty much straight at him!

is it Butland's fault that the Newcastle goalkeeper wasn't selected?

Certainly his performance didn't deserve the group-Morris-dancing wankathon-around-a-maypole that it produced, but he does look like he's there on merit.

I don't think either Rob Elliot or Steve Harper deserve one of the over-age squad places in all honesty. He looks alright, but if he had let those shots in they would be seen as "howlers".

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by worms rises on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:58 pm

I think we(Spain) can beat Brazil,our superior midfield would help us dominate them.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by christmasborocooper on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:01 am

Was pretty meh all round. Suppose a lot of the GB team wont have played together much..some of the Brazlians maybe have, don't even know. It was just pretty poor. Quite similar to watching Pearce's U21 team.

Was a bit disappointed by Neymar, not that he was really bad, I just didnt think he was really good..and he was diving and rolling around like such a fucking bitch. I'm not yet convinced he's this "matured and strong" version of Robinho. Really awful finish from him in the first 10 mins too. His free kick for the first goal was good though.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Isco Benny on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:47 am

Sandro cheers

Is he the only professional footballer in the entire world who plays with a mouthguard? That motherfucker means business!

Regarding GB, no Ramsey from the start is just odd. Rose really shouldnt be starting.




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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by worms rises on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:26 pm

Neymar already has the end product that Robinho has never had.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by christmasborocooper on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:51 pm

Disco Benny wrote:Sandro cheers

Is he the only professional footballer in the entire world who plays with a mouthguard? That motherfucker means business!

Regarding GB, no Ramsey from the start is just odd. Rose really shouldnt be starting.





The mouthguard makes him look like such a ponce. It makes me cringe.

Also thought you were Rose's biggest fan? Englands new left back or something?
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Kimbo on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:58 pm

I fail to see how wearing unnecessary protection makes you look tough. Maybe we will see him wearing elbow pads aswell this season, if he plays.

To be honest it is a shame Redknapp isn't still in charge, Sandro would fit into our team well. <Ale>
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:00 pm

he doesn't look tough. He looks like someone who doesn't know how to eat an orange correctly.
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Pierre Littbarski on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:20 pm

Disco Benny wrote:Sandro cheers
Is he the only professional footballer in the entire world who plays with a mouthguard?

No, Hugo Campagnaro of Napoli wears one.

Your Beckham posts in this thread are cringe by the way.

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by worms rises on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:33 pm

MWP is a typical little englander,and you are surprised he's a Beckham fan-boy?
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by the real white worm on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:44 pm

he also likes scott parker coz he "gives it his all" lol!
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Romford Pele on Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:30 pm

Spain a goal down and a man down against Japan lol!
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Deluded F*ck™ on Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:38 pm

Samurai Blue cheers

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by worms rises on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:06 pm

10 men and we are still dominating. Laughing

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by worms rises on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:26 pm

I remember our number 9 Rodrigo from the under 21's last year,he is fucking shite,why not play Adrian or Bojan instead?
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:37 pm

lovely Japs Ale
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by S4P on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:37 pm

unkhanscious wrote:I think we(Spain) can beat Brazil,our superior midfield would help us dominate them.

Ale
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:40 pm

ffs he's a Juventus fan now too?

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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by worms rises on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:46 pm

S4P wrote:
unkhanscious wrote:I think we(Spain) can beat Brazil,our superior midfield would help us dominate them.

Ale

SP4 is the type of guy who would have mocked us after we got beat by Switerland in the World Cup,we all know how that turned out. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by S4P on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:48 pm

Worms is the type of guy who would have mocked us after we got beat Napoli in the CL Round of 16 1st leg,we all know how that turned out. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Olympic football London 2012

Post by Bashmachkin on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:28 pm

A beautiful pass in the UAE vs. Uruguay game, and a hesitant but ultimately competent finish. The UAE are playing well, attacking very swiftly with some lovely through balls, and could have had a penalty or two. Suarez and Coates are embarrassing themselves.

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