An Olympic touch added to the blog as I finally got my hands on the Team GB shirt from the London 2012 Olympic Games. This shirt was designed by Stella McCartney, not that I have any idea who that is!
Great Britain were competing in the football competition for the first time since the 1960 games in Italy. They have won gold three times but didn’t do too well in 2012. They beat the UAE and Uruguay as well as drawing against Senegal in the group stage before falling to South Korea in the quarters on… you guessed it, penalties.
The team wasn’t exactly well received with the Scots moaning about a loss of identity mainly because they knew no Scottish players would get the call! In the end it was an England Under-23 team with Welshmen Neil Taylor, Joe Allen, Ryan Giggs, Aaron Ramsey and Craig Bellamy. No wonder they didn’t do well!
As I said, I never got round to buying this after the Olympics and have have been searching for it for a while. They go for quite a bit on eBay but luckily I found one newly listed with a low buy it now so snapped it up. I don’t think Team GB will be competing at the Olympics for quite a while so it could end up being a bit of history!