Stuart Pierce has selected his 18 man squad that will historically fight it out for the Football Olympic title this year and a couple of the youngsters playing were at Wigan Athletic not so long ago.

Generally Great Britain doesn’t put a team out for the football in the Olympics so as not to take away the national identities of the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish national teams. They are a bit scared that if we start putting teams out for GB, FIFA would have an argument to say that we should do that for all tournaments.

But anyway, as the Olympics are in London this year we have made an exception and entered a team, with Stuart Pierce as the manager and yesterday he announced his final 18 man team that will contend for the Olympic Gold medal.

A massive omission was David Beckham, everybody in the country felt he should have been one of the 3 over 23’s that he could have selected, but Psycho didn’t see what was the spirit of these games and left him out. Good luck with taking that decision.

Two selections he has made though are ex-Latics playing youngsters. Now at Swansea, Scott Sinclair played a season at the DW Stadium on loan, and although he only scored one goal in his time, we could see then the undoubted quality he had.

The second is Tom Cleverley who was outstanding the season before last before going back to Old Trafford, I am sure both will give all they have for the cause and maybe go a bit further than our senior team has done in recent times.

The full Team GB squad: 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)

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