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June 20, 2011
Posted by Douglas Cameron on 06/20/2011

Once again the debate around whether there should be a “British” football team at the Olympics has raised its ugly head this week. Trevor Brooking thinks Stuart Pearce should get the gig as he knows the lads and David Beckham thinks it would be the perfect retirement party on the basis that "I'm an East End lad and being English born and bred, it would be something I'd be very honoured to be part of".

The case for has in recent times been put forward by a veritable rogues gallery including Lord Sebastian Coe, Harry Rednapp and Sepp Blatter. All refute the suggestion it would endanger the footballing independence of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It looks like it’s down to me to argue the “over my dead body” case…