in winter olympic curling the team that was representing the women was made only of scottish people...
Exactly, and that didn't stop me supporting them and celebrating when they won the gold medal 4 years ago as they were competing for Great Britain under the British flag, not Scotland.
We put together a rugby team (British Lions) once every 4 years, so I see no reason why we can't do the same with football once every 4 years for the olympics.
Arka, I both agree and disagree. I am fully against making one British team only for every sport and getting rid of our England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland national teams (if that is indeed what you are suggesting), but I am all for having a Great Britain team for all sports on special occasions. These occasions might be something like the British lions every 4 years, the olympics every 4 years, the Davis Cup etc. But not on a regular basis.
I understand the arguments for a Britain football team losing national identity etc, but IMO isn't the whole point of having a "Great Britain" olympics team to unite the 4 nations in the spirit of sport?
Anyway lets try and get back on topic, great 3rd day for us, and particularly Matthew Hoggard. We need to take that last wicket as soon as possible and we may get ourselves into a potentially match winning position.