Team GB 1-1 Senegal

Not so Great Britain

July 27, 2012
By John Brewin, Old Trafford
(Archive)
It was once a topic reached for in desperation by a newspaper needing to fill space or a radio phone-in with a spare hour, but Team GB is now a temporary reality. Playing as a one-shot deal at London 2012 is likely to be remembered as a curio, judging by the leaden opening performance against Senegal. They underwhelmed in an Old Trafford atmosphere that was below the level of one of Manchester United's early-season Carling Cup outings. History was made in subdued fashion on a summer evening that ...

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