This nation’s saving grace.
11AM on a Tuesday morning is a strange time for Ronaldo to be fiddling about with some balls (please don’t sue), but on this occasion the balls were a lot less of a shock.
The “Real” Ronaldo, alongside Mel C (the Sporty one) and Marmite man Robbie Savage, helped complete the draw for this summer’s Olympic Football tournament.
Now like Savage, everyone has an opinion on the merits of Team GB participating in the tournament. But to me it’s something to help pass the time between England’s inevitable early exit from the European Championships and a few Premier League teams money-grabbing in Asian hosted friendly matches.
We’ve had a look at just who might feature for Team GB under Stuart Pearce’s leadership.
The squad of course can have three players over the age of 23, though that will no doubt be influenced by certain club managers [insert your own manager names here] and Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad.
Jack Butland – The Birmingham City ‘keeper spent much of the season on loan at Cheltenham Town but don’t let that fool you. Butland has been capped by England at every level since a schoolboy and looks certain to play some part in the senior squad in the coming years.
Jason Steele – Boro’s 21-year-old stopper has had a fine season in the Championship consolidating himself as the sides No.1.
Steele is an excellent shot stopper and utilises his kicking ability cleverly. Think of a young Ben Foster.