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Old 23-03-2011, 08:47
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Anyone thinking of registering interest for these? Could be a great experience (depending who's playing).
I'm confused as to how it works though -
1) Will there be a Team GB definitely playing, even if thats just a young England team with a few others?
2) How can you book tickets if you don't know the full fixtures? The 2012 website just says "Men's Peliminary Match Round 1" or something like that, in places I'd consider going (London and Manchester).
But that could be anyone. It could be great but still.
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Old 23-03-2011, 08:51
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I'm pretty sure a GB team is confirmed, it'd be odd to not have one for the year we host.

The tickets thing is a bit of a lucky dip, but it's the only way they can do it when releasing tickets early. It's common for knockout tournaments.
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Old 23-03-2011, 08:51
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Would be interesting if the British side turned out to be all English players and they had to play at Hampden.
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Old 23-03-2011, 09:26
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It will be the current England U21s plus 3 older English players. The Olympics is just after the Euros so I wouldn't expect all the star names to be there.

I'm not interested in going. The tickets are far too expensive for youth matches.

As a side note, if England can finish 3rd or better in this years U21s then they will be there on merit and not just as hosts.
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Old 23-03-2011, 20:09
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its just a shame that they forget its the London Olympics.
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Old 23-03-2011, 20:32
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In what way is it forgot?
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Old 23-03-2011, 21:57
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There will be games at Wembley but I think he means they could use the other grounds in London, The Emirates, Stamford Bridge etc too. Why not?
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Old 23-03-2011, 22:01
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surely bale will be in the team
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Old 23-03-2011, 22:02
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I think he should be, great player
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Old 23-03-2011, 22:04
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i have registered but not sure what games I will apply for.

Some games are at Hampden as well
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Old 23-03-2011, 22:08
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I wonder when we find out what the games are? Thats the thing thats putting me off at the moment, I'll register in April.
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Old 23-03-2011, 22:10
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I wonder when we find out what the games are? Thats the thing thats putting me off at the moment, I'll register in April.
I dont think it will be till the end of the year as there are qualifiers till about November I think
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Old 23-03-2011, 22:15
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I have applied for tickets for 4 games at Hampden. 40 for 4 matches and then back home before the Olympics officially start!
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Old 24-03-2011, 00:00
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There will be games at Wembley but I think he means they could use the other grounds in London, The Emirates, Stamford Bridge etc too. Why not?
They always spread the Olympic football around various cities.
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Old 24-03-2011, 09:38
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There will be games at Wembley but I think he means they could use the other grounds in London, The Emirates, Stamford Bridge etc too. Why not?
They could and should host ALL the games in London. They have more than enough stadiums to host a full tournament let alone a youth cup.

surely bale will be in the team
Have you been living under a rock for the last few years?
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Old 24-03-2011, 10:22
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You can see the sense in spreading the football around. They've made winning 2012 out to be a victory for the nation rather than just London, and they're bringing a little bit of the Olympics to other parts of the country. They could enclose it within the capital, but it doesn't really matter if they don't.
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