View Full Version : The All Time Great Britain Olympic Squad
21-05-2012, 02:49 PM
We were having a conversation today about the Great Britain squad for the Olympics. In my opinion, this should capture the kind of diversity we have seen across this multi-countried country of ours and offer Johnny Foreigner an insight into what it is to be British.
So, to start, I give you George Best.
Some of his quotes for you:-
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just wasted.
I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.
Who else would make the squad?
21-05-2012, 03:09 PM
Up front, we can't look beyond our first scotsman, Duncan Disorderly AKA Big Dunc AKA Duncan Ferguson. The combination of nine red cards and a three month jail sentence for an on-field assault must make him a strong candidate.
“Duncan Ferguson elbowed me in the neck three times and I was beginning to get a bit angry. I swore at him in Austrian and I know he couldn’t possibly have understood it. Even so, he suddenly swung round and thumped me in the stomach. He got sent off, but I began to appreciate how he earned his reputation as a hard man. It was a nice punch, I have to say.”
21-05-2012, 03:24 PM
Mickey Thomas, Welsh winger and sometimes forex dealer.
21-05-2012, 03:27 PM
Thomas also works as an after-dinner speaker, where his favourite joke remains: "Roy Keane's on 50 grand a week. So was I till the police found my printing machine."
21-05-2012, 03:31 PM
To complete the set, in Midfield there must surely be a place for Dennis Wise. The man who Alex Ferguson described thus:-
"He could start a row in an empty house."
21-05-2012, 03:38 PM
Peter Shilton - allegedly involved in an unsavoury incident the night before a game with the husband of some woman he'd copped off with.
21-05-2012, 03:49 PM
This is shaping up very well.
Next - Tony Adams at Centre Back. Let Wikipedia tell us more:-
Despite this success, a battle with alcoholism, which started in the mid-1980s, increasingly blighted his life as he was reportedly often involved in fights in nightclubs. On 6 May 1990, Adams crashed his Ford Sierra into a wall near his house in Southend-on-Sea, and when breathalysed his blood alcohol level was found to be more than 27 times the legal drink-drive limit. On 19 December that year, at Southend Crown Court, he was imprisoned for four months (being freed after half of his sentence on 15 February 1991) but after being released, his alcoholism continued and he was involved in further alcohol-related incidents, including playing through a match during the 1993–94 season despite being drunk, falling down stairs and needing 29 stitches to a head wound when drunk, and letting off fire extinguishers and firing a flare gun into a disabled lavatory with team-mate Ray Parlour at Pizza Hut in Hornchurch, Essex where they were being taunted by supporters of rival clubs.
27 times the legal limit!?!?!?!? Top effort!
21-05-2012, 03:51 PM
Some good stories here
21-05-2012, 03:53 PM
How about our own Billy Gilbert, allegedly pulling a knife on someone during a row over a supermarket car parking space.
21-05-2012, 05:49 PM
I don't think the 27 times thing is true about Adams.
drink drive limit is 80mg per 100 millilitres of blood. Most people would be dead at 400mg.
Suspect it is 2.7 times.
21-05-2012, 08:40 PM
Dave Mackay, got to have an iron man, and Danny Blanchflower
21-05-2012, 08:41 PM
Shall we just leave you to it? :D
22-05-2012, 07:19 AM
As team manager, we are spoilt for choice.
Harry, El Tel, George Graham? Or maybe Chris Coleman, the man who missed a Real Sociedad press conference claiming that he had a problem with his washing machine. He didn't really have a response when asked if it had nothing to do with him being in a nightclub at silly o'clock.
22-05-2012, 08:51 AM
England and Arsenal player Peter Storrie .Did time for handling stolen goods ,counterfeiting and running a knocking shop.
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