Saturday, November 12, 2005

We are an independent state!

Fair play to FAW secretary general - David Collins - for strongly opposing the idea of Wales taking part in a GB football team at the next Olympics.

Wales should have its own team at the Olympics, in football, and every other sport! Here is what he had to say on the matter.

"We are a separate nation recognised throughout the world and we are a separate football association. We certainly don't want to jeopardise that status for the Olympic Games - it's a firm 'no' from us."

"We are a member of probably the four oldest football associations in the world and there have been moves in the past to bring the four nations together under a Great Britain team."

"Playing in the Olympics as one team would only fuel that concept and we don't want to put ourselves in that position. It's a 'no' from us, because I'm sure that if we conducted a poll throughout Wales most people would want us to stay independent from the other associations."

"We are an independent state and as far as we are concerned we are an independent association. If we joined a Great Britain team that could signal the start of losing our independence in world football and that's something we are not prepared to do."

British football team? No Way!

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