I HAVE to say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics and it’s a bit of a shame it’s all over.
I’m sure there will be plenty more wonderful sport in the Paralympics, but the Games have been a truly resounding success for Team GB and for the country as a whole.
It has been great to watch sports which, normally, you wouldn’t give a second thought to.
While I’ve enjoyed all the sports, the cycling was brilliant and I loved every minute of it, both on the road and around the track.
Canoeing, rowing, everything you can think of has become standard viewing in our home, but I have to say that I don’t think football really sits well in the Games.
Hardly anyone took any notice of the football team going out because of all the magnificent performances that were happening in the main stadium, with Jessica Ennis storming to her gold in the heptathlon, Mo Farah winning the 10,000m and Greg Rutherford clearing further than anyone else in the long jump.
I also think people were quite disillusioned with Stuart Pearce’s attitude to it all.
Not taking David Beckham (inset) was a big mistake and I think people wanted to see him there, especially with all he had done to get us the Games ahead of Paris in the first place.
Pick Ryan Giggs, fair enough, but it would have been great to see Beckham there.
Personally, I think we would have been better using the football as a celebration event, rather than anyone thinking we had a serious chance of winning the gold.
And to include Beckham would have won Team GB football a lot more fans along the way.