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(Football) Team GB 'list of 80'

Discussion in 'Olympics 2012' started by Lord Camomile, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. 1927

    1927 Community Statesman

    so now we know some of the names anyone wanna hazard a guess about the rest. If there's 18 and we know 3 definites, and I would think Bale is a cert and maybe Ramsey we're only looking for another 13!lol
     
  2. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    Given that the whole Euro 2012 squad will be out, it's difficult to pick really. Reckon there will be quite a few Welshmen (Joe Allen, Neil Taylor, Adam Matthew), because they're strong at that level, they'll have to incorporate a couple of Scots (err... Jordan Rhodes? Danny Wilson?) and Norn Irish (fuck knows, really), regardless of merit (and it'll have to be, because those cupboards are pretty dry, tbh), make up the rest with England U-21 squad.
     
  3. 1927

    1927 Community Statesman

    With one exception who is a definite, that was my third definite selection.
     
  4. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    How should he, as a man from Britain, refer to the GB team then? "Them"?

    Other rumours from the Guardian:
     
  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    can you not see that after englund losing and him saying 'we' abou the olympics is a cheeky/presumptious?
    or is it englun that are playing in the olympics after all?
    or are they the same in your view? :confused:
     
  6. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    are you being deliverately dense? Or are you just determined to read it your chosen way, despite there not being anything to really back you up?

    A presenter on a British TV show refers to 'we' i regards of a team that has qualified from the broadcasting nation. Said presenter then refers to 'we' again when referring to the team from the broadcasting nation that is appearing in the Olympics. It's not really that weird. Had that first team been wales rather than England, he'd still have (correctly) used 'we' on both occasions.

    Sometimes I have been known to say, in a single sentence, 'we [Tranmere] did shit today, but we [England] should make up for it on saturday.' The meaning is quite clear in the relevant context.
     
  7. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    of course you would cos you are an englun supporter
    'we' - englun is not 'we' team gb is it

    the englun team that lost the other day wot he wos talking about is not the team that will be playing in the 'lympics
    pretty straight forward
     
  8. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    So what should he have said? "Team GB"? Bit clunky don't you think?

    'We' makes perfect sense, given there will be a decent contingent of English U-21's in the GB team, which is what he was referring to immediately before the 'we' comment.

    Also, how hard is it to spell England?
     
  9. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    :facepalm:

    That's exactly what I just said you cretin
     
  10. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    i wish it was just bloody englun so the rest of us can laugh when you crash out again so soon
     
  11. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    Now you'll just have to learn to laugh at yourself
     
  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    Not the same, but you can be part of both. I'm a Londoner, and an Englishman, and a Briton, and say "we" to all three. They're not bloody exclusive to each other, they're practically by definition inclusive of each other!
    No, but, as above, you can quite accurately refer to both without fear of contradiction.
    You'd think...
     
  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    so when comparing losing to 'how "we" will do in the 'lympics', he wasn't referring to englun at all then? :rolleyes:
     
  14. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    No, he wasn't.
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  16. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    I'll repeat it for you, I know you ignored the point then, but what the hell.

    The BBC refers to each country of the UK as 'we' when it comes to team sports. Because they (claim to) represent the whole nation. 'We have two teams in the finals' is a perfectly reasonable statement, and each could, clearly, then be referred to as 'we' - despite being two different things!

    England were the only British reps in the finals, so were 'we' - just like Wales would have been had the positions been reversed. Team GB are the only British reps at the Olympics, so the BBC calls them 'we.' It's not exactly difficult to comprehend.
     
  17. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    what a pile of steaming shit!
     
  18. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    Phew! What a comeback!​
    I'm sorry that English is such a difficult language for you to master.​
     
  19. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Welsh and Scottish winners in sport are often claimed for the uk or 'us', 'we' etc
    it's bollocks
     
  20. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    Not often. You rarely get far enough for it to be 'often'
     
  21. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    no not in football, we are shit at that
    other sports
    i.e. Colin Jackson etc
     
  22. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    Well, I beg to differ. But there you go
     
  23. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

  24. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    No Welsh, no Six Counties is fully British???
     
  25. gunneradt

    gunneradt Banned Banned

    It was an easy choice. Wales isn't a country.
     
  26. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    As far as I'm aware, there are no issues with the Women's team picking who they want from Great Britain. Whereas it appears that the Scottish FA have got their wish and there is in the Men's team.
     
  27. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    What? Pearce can't pick David goodwillie? We're proper fucked now!
     
  28. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    Squad announced:

    J Allen (Swansea)
    C Bellamy (Liverpool)
    R Bertrand (Chelsea)
    J Butland (Birmingham)
    S Caulker (Tottenham)
    T Cleverley (Manchester United)
    J Cork (Southampton)
    C Dawson (West Brom)
    R Giggs (Manchester United)
    A Ramsey (Arsenal)
    M Richards (Manchester City)
    D Rose (Tottenham)
    S Sinclair (Swansea)
    M Sordell (Bolton)
    J Steele (Middlesbrough)
    D Sturridge (Chelsea)
    N Taylor (Swansea)
    J Tomkins (West Ham)

    I can see 6 shoe-ins for the starting 11 there.
     
  29. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    thick stupid stirring childish cunt
     
  30. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    The sensitivity to Wales digs on this site has always puzzled me somewhat, seeing as nationalism/patriotism/jingoism/etc isn't generally part of the community's make-up.

    I'm not being funny, and I don't mind it or anything, just find it odd. If I saw England or Scotland being slagged off then I might react just for banter's sake, but I wouldn't really give a toss. Artificial boundaries drawn up by people with no relevance to my life, defining a group of inhabitants that are essentially no more similar to me than the populations of Greece or Germany.
     

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