Well, I was wrong. Team GB did the business last night and will now meet South Korea in the quarter finals. I have no idea how good the South Koreans are (don't want to say "Koreans" after the Olympic flag mix up), and I don't really know how good Team GB are. The point is, when you put the relative merits of Bradley Wiggins, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps against Team GB, the first thing that comes to mind is that the footballers are NOT the best that they can be. The fact that it is an under 23 tournament (with three over age players but not Becks) devalues it as an Olympic Sport, where everyone else considers it to be the pinnacle of their sporting achievements. Regardless of this, I still think that Pearce is not a great manager, and we will eventually stumble. At that point we can expect the knives to be out, and with Pearce already gone from the full England set up I wonder where his future lies.
News from Anfield, and Andy Carroll has been left out of their squad to face the might of the third placed team in the Belarus league. Liverpool are citing a minor groin strain, but it is fairly obvious that he is being left at home so that he is not cup tied before his imminent move to Newcastle. The funniest part of this is that Newcastle are actually in the Europa League, and they don't have to start their campaign until AFTER the mighty Scousers.
Hoping to get an interview tomorrow between old mates Nolan and Carroll, which might explain why Carroll won't go to West Ham.