Spurs star to miss out on Olympic gold

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Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale will not be given permission to take part in the 2012 London Olympics.

Rumours have circulated about a united British team taking place at the Games and according to The Football Association of Wales, they have no intention of giving permission.

A spokesperson said in The Sun: “We have taken a decision to have nothing to do with a GB United side.

“If any of our players said they wanted to play in the Olympics – we’d not give them permission.”

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  1. Ridiculous decision to not allow Gareth the opportunity to show his talents on probably the only world stage that any Welshman is going to be able to. No disrespect to the Welsh FA but when was the last time they qualified for a major tournament? And Sepp Blatter and the other corrupt bunch aren’t beating the doors down wanting to stage any tournaments there anytime soon so I say yes let the boy play in the olympics. And bring back the home internationals while we on the subject.

  2. The irony is that Bale is the only genuine contender at present from all the other home international countries. Personally I don't believe the reason given by the other three countries: that they are scared that they will lose their international status. Both UEFA and FIFA have said they wont. I think the real story is that they would be embarrassed at the paucity of Welsh, Scots and NI players. You can imagine if the squad was picked and it had 21 English players and one Welshman, how stupid those in player development are going to look in Wales, Scotland and Ulster.

    When the time comes, I want GB to have the strongest available time, and I think it is about time FIFA was contacted for a ruling on whether these countries can ban the players. Apart fromthat I hate the way the curmudgeonly Scots begrudge England their win in 1966, and should we win again at the Olympics (or lose), they will claim that it would have been a better team if they had loaded it with Scots. Lets not give them any alibis.

  3. The irony is that Bale is the only genuine contender at present from all the other home international countries. Personally I don't believe the reason given by the other three countries: that they are scared that they will lose their international status. Both UEFA and FIFA have said they wont. I think the real story is that they would be embarrassed at the paucity of Welsh, Scots and NI players. You can imagine if the squad was picked and it had 21 English players and one Welshman, how stupid those in player development are going to look in Wales, Scotland and Ulster.

  4. Wales qualified for the world cup in 1958. To give you some idea of the people who run Welsh football, they loaded the plane up with so many bureauprats, Not a spelling mistake) officials and freeloaders, that Terry Medwin (Spurs and Wales) had to travel to the Sweden on a separate plane on his own.

    Not much has changed since then, as c;early the Welsh think the officials are still more important than the players.

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