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Giggs To Captain Team GB

Ryan Giggs has spoken about his feelings after being named captain of Team GB for the Olympics in London this summer.

“Obviously it is a tremendous honour to be part of the Olympics,” said Giggs. “Stuart has obviously given me the captaincy, which is even better so I am really looking forward to it. It is a unique experience and one from the start that I wanted to be part of when I got the opportunity. I think it just got more and more exciting as the Games got nearer and then when the squads were announced I was obviously really, really proud to be involved.”

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  1. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    Cap’n Giggs – good ring to it !

    Get in ! Lift us that……….Medal?


  2. Yesred says:

    Congratulations, Sir Ryan.

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Well done Ryan.
    Can’t believe Bellamy over Becks though.
    Pearce? Blood hell.

    Best of luck to Ryan and Tom.

  4. Mahesh says:

    obviously, Ryan, obviously!

  5. Ash says:

    Congrats Ryan. Get the Gold. :)

  6. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Understatement of the year from regular thug and cunt craig bellamy = “Giggs is probably one of the best player ever”. Probably? Fucking probably?

  7. slim says:

    . ofcourse. fuck sake he should have been knighted by now.
    Arise Sir Ryan

  8. Fred says:

    Well done Captain Giggs. Quorn burgers all round! :)

  9. Fred says:

    Got to be Spain for the title hasn’t it? They are irrepressible. Team S > Team GB.

  10. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Slim – with the royal family always wanting to paint the perfect picture, Giggs has no chance of getting it.

  11. Zibbie says:

    Giggs Captain!!!

    @ Willie happy birthing day!! Another mark on the chalkboard of life.

  12. Busby babes says:

    fred spain will be there m8 given the personal they have to call on, and obvisouly the ball retention manner they play with, but brazil’s squad is looking good 2

  13. Zibbie says:

    Good Day all who practice gag reflex so deep throbbing things deep in your mouth do not make you gag, hello.

  14. Ash says:

    I hope on of our boys gets the gold medal. Spain would be my bet but I would be ecstatic if it is Great Britain.

  15. Fred says:

    Robert Mugabe got a knighthood. I think they can let Giggsy’s minor transgressions slide.

  16. Zibbie says:

    Giggs is one of the best players not to show off on a big National stage?

  17. Zibbie says:

    Is it Sept. 1st yet?

  18. Fred says:

    Zibbie – not unless you count the San Marino national stadium as a big stage. :P

  19. WillieRedNut says:

    Fred – Exactly! Didn’t rubber lips Jagger get a KH? His private life would put Giggsy’s to shame! :)

    Zibbie – Ah thanks mate. ;)

  20. Zibbie says:

    Powell can play many positions as Kagawa can.

    Powell,…MF a 2 in a 4-2-3-1, Middle 3 and out left as well
    Powell …. in a 4-4-2 both mf spots and a second striker

    Kagawa 4-2-3-1 LW and middle of 3
    ” ” 4-4-2 MF LW Second striker

  21. Zibbie says:

    Fred I ask back door questions, can you help me. Who are the best players never to show on the world stage of the WC, Euros, ect.???

  22. Zibbie says:

    Willie have a kings day, eat and drink what you want.

  23. Fred says:

    Zibbie – Off the top of my head: Giggs, George Best, George Weah, John Charles maybe?

  24. Zibbie says:

    Fred thanks, I luv RoM.

  25. Fred says:

    Not that I was ever a fan of George Weah – especially not after his spells with Chelsea and City, the latter of whom he signed for believing it was United, according to Manc folklore – but he was considered a top player in his day.

  26. Fred says:

    Eric Cantona!

  27. Zibbie says:

    Betty Rubble was one of the first cartoon characters I was attracted to. Her laugh as you tapped her from behind! TMI!!!! That Jessica Rabbit a precursor to hot babe on games.

  28. Fred says:

    Final additions: Duncan Edwards and Alfredo di Stefano. RIP.

  29. Fred says:

    Betty Rubble, yeah, nice ass.

  30. Zibbie says:

    Eric, I look for replays of old games on Fox Soccer. I see why he is so loved. He worked his ass off in training and help start the MUFC mind set of out work, out win everyone.

  31. Zibbie says:

    Ah Fred thanks, for me it is Giggs for my short 9 years of day to day fandome. The WC as far back as 74, then Maradona of 78 and Brazil of 82 and the Italians winning it all!!!

  32. abba says:

    For me brazillian team > than the spain team..the likes of hulk,neymar, moura, damiao,ganso,pato,Marcelo,rafael,danilo,sandro,oscar..etc team to beat

  33. Zibbie says:

    If I see 20 more years, kids that have only dribbled balls with their hands Some will dribble balls with their feet here in the US. Look the fuck out for the USA!!!!! First step McBride, Citys capt, of 2003, Dempsey, Holden, Donovan are just the start. There are kids out there now seeing Messi, CR7 , Becks, Henny make 20 million a year.

  34. CedarsDevil says:

    Arise Sir Ryan………..And for God’s sake shag who ever you want, we love you!

  35. jeet says:

    Just come back in one piece, old man!

  36. Costas says:

    Obviously, he was the obvious choice. :)

  37. slim says:

    Samuel – United WE Stand

    I’ll keep believing mate. im sure he won’t because of his shenanigans coming to light but I’ll be over the moon if it happens.
    Forget the royal family. the media will pull every dirty trick tomake sure it never happens.
    they’d rather support John Cuntterry i’m sure. British legend and all.

  38. FletchTHEMAN says:

    DeGea will be Spain Captain as well. Nice!

  39. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    How does Murrat get a louder cheer than the champion?

    Ungrateful Cunts

  40. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Fred, RMW, Looks like we won’t have to prepare for the Apocalypse after all.

    Order finally restored in the World and a King his re-united with his Crown. The person who called for Federer to take this in 4 sets deserves a fucking medal.

    I am over the moon right now. This proves that there’s still some good left in this fucking world.

  41. Fred says:

    Balaji – Peace is restored to the Kingdom. We did it, guys. We did it. 8)

  42. slim says:

    watched the first two sets with Bolton fan who lives close to OT – what are the odds of that in Lagos.
    he had high hopes for Murray.
    Chuffed for Roger. the berbatov of the tennis circuit

  43. Marq says:

    If it wasn’t going to be Giggs, who would it be? Bellamy?

    On tennis. Federer has got to be the classiest player ever, all style & grace. Who needs 2 hands on a backhand when a single hand does it with so much beauty

  44. Fred says:

    Our Giggsy has done alright for himself tbf, hasn’t he?

    Club honours:

    Premier League (12): 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11
    FA Cup (4): 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04
    Football League Cup (4): 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10
    FA Community Shield (8): 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010
    UEFA Champions League (2): 1998–99, 2007–08
    UEFA Super Cup (1): 1991
    Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999
    FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008

    Individual honours:

    PFA Young Player of the Year (2): 1991–92, 1992–93
    PFA Team of the Year (6): 1992–93, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2006–07, 2008–09
    PFA Team of the Century (1): 1997–2007[79]
    PFA Players’ Player of the Year (1): 2008–09
    FWA Tribute Award: 2007
    Bravo Award (1): 1993
    BBC Sports Personality of the Year (1): 2009
    BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year (2): 1996, 2009
    GQ Sportsman of the Year (1): 2010[80]
    Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (1): 1997–98
    Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year (2): 1990–91, 1991–92
    Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2001–02): Overall Team of the Decade
    Premier League 20 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2011–12): Most Player Appearances (596)
    UEFA Champions League 10 Seasons Dream Team (1992 to 2002): 2002
    Wales Player of the Year Award (2): 1996, 2006
    Premier League Player of the Month (3): September 1993, August 2006, February 2007
    Goal of the Season (1): 1998–99
    English Football Hall of Fame Inductee: 2005
    Golden Foot: 2011

    Orders and special awards:

    - OBE for services to football: 2007[3]
    - Honorary Master of Arts degree from Salford University for contributions to football and charity work in developing countries: 2008[81]
    - Freedom of the City of Salford: 7 January 2010.[82] He is the 22nd person to receive the Freedom of the City of Salford.[82]


    - Has won a record 12 top division English league titles as a player, and only Manchester United player to have winner’s medals from all 12 Premier League title wins.
    - Most Premier League appearances for a player, with 588.[83]
    - Most Premier League assists (accurate records are only available from 2002 onwards).[84]
    - Only player to have played and scored in every Premier League campaign.
    - Only player to have scored in sixteen different Champions League tournaments. (Includes eleven consecutive tournaments, 1996–97 to 2006–07; only Raúl has a better record with 14.)
    - Most goals by a British player in the Champions League/European Cup proper history, and 14th overall (not including preliminary rounds).[85]
    - Most appearances by a Manchester United player.
    - Most starts by a Manchester United player, started in 757 games.
    - First player to score 100 Premier League goals for Manchester United.
    - Second midfielder to have scored 100 goals in the Premier League for a single club (first being Matt Le Tissier).
    - One of four Manchester United players to win two Champions League Medals (others are Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Wes Brown).
    - Oldest (37 years, 289 days) player to score in the Champions League, when he scored against Benfica on 14 September 2011.[52]
    - One of two Manchester United Players to win at least 10 Top division medals (the other one is Paul Scholes.)

  45. Redbilly says:

    Reading weaintgotnohistory. Seems the rent cunts are somewhat upset at Giggs being captain. I wonder why :-)


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