It was an impossible choice by Stuart Pearce to pick a team that was universally liked by everyone, and the squad he has picked does have a chance of achieving a medal, but regardless of that it was borderline criminal to not have featured the following players...
5. Barry Bannan
Age 22 Team Aston villa Nationality Scotland I understand that you pick the best players out of Great Britain to form a GB side, but its a bit harsh not including any Scottish players. I can see the reasons why no Northern Irish players were pick as there players have no real potency at top level, but Scotland do. There player quality is weaker than the likes of Wales and England, but a GB side must incorporate the image of Great Britain, not a bit of it .The Aston villa man Barry Bannan would have been a great representative for Scotland, he a central midfielder who can play out wide and has a great range of passing on his left foot. His style of football would have added another dimension to the squad as he can be a threat with his vision and set-pieces. Hes been compare to Xavi by previous managers, which might be a bit overstretched, but being 22 he has time.
4. Joe Cole
Age 30 Team Liverpool Nationality England Remember him? Amazing at West Ham bought by Chelsea, amazing at Chelsea, left, and its safe to say flopped at Liverpool, but going to French side Lille has resurrected Joe Cole as he looks to give Liverpool another stab with Brendan Rodgers managing. With Rooney suspended for the first two games of Euros we needed a player who could unlock teams and someone who possessed an attacking threat we should have taken a risk on Joe Cole. He`s comfortable on the ball and can keep possession of it, which we couldnt do and hes been one of the closest thing we`ve had to a Spanish player in recent years. He didnt make the cut for Poland-Ukraine but I thought he`d have a great chance for GB. People look down at the French league, and if Joe Cole wasnt performing there then where would he perform? But leaving a season inform is a great way to enter a tournament.