XI series: Sexual Innuendo XI

GK: Fabian Assmann
 This Argentine goalkeeper, who currently plays for Independiente, has been given the nickname Billy Gun.  (by me) LB: Jullian Dicks “Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.” – Sometimes football can be a sausage factory. RB:Rod Fanni Unflappable French right back for Olympique de Marseille has impressed in recent years. It’s no wonder that Wigan, Sunderland and Newcastle have been eyeing up ... Continue Reading →

Dan Warren’s ‘England Will Win Euro 2008′ revisited in 2012

So to the old. Today, I have decided to revisit Dan Warren’s England’s Euro 2008 winning side 9 years after the piece was first written (find it here) Tactics: A 5-1-2-2 Do me a favour Warren! Goalkeeper Prediction’s: “Chris Kirkland, 21 now, will be the world’s finest goalkeeper by 2008″ in 2012: He’s slumming it at Championship new boys Sheffield United after shadowing at Wigan. Defence Predictions: “Brothers, and Rio and Anton Ferdinand will ... Continue Reading →

My Disappointing Premiership Team of the Year.

As the season draws to a close, I have taken time out of my day to celebrate my disdain, despair and dismay as I bring you my disappointing team of the Year.  What became of the likely lads? (4-3-3) GK: Dorus De Vries - After four successful years – including a 2010 goalkeeper of the year dong- at Swansea, De Vries made a move to Wolves just after his side was promoted. He now finds himself warming the bench, while Michel Vorm and Wayne Hennessey shine at his former and current ... Continue Reading →

Various XI’s: Football Kings

Various XI’s isn’t there for us to pick out our favourite footballers of all time, it’s there make us struggle. This week we set ourselves the task of picking eleven footballers with the surname ‘King’ to fill out a team sheet. GK:Bryan King Thought by most Millwall fans as The Lions best-ever goalkeeper . He spent eight seasons at The Den and still holds the record for a Millwall  goalkeeper of 168 consecutive Football League appearances. LB:  John King More successful as ... Continue Reading →

My Favourite XI

My Favourite  XI By James Shaw Sorry Joe, you didnt quite make the team Goalkeeper – Carlo Cudicini (Tottenham) As a victim of the Russian revolution I have always been sympathetic of Carlo. Without doing anything wrong, his role at the club switched from key-player to back-up when Petr Cech was signed from Rennes. People forget that the Italian made 210 appearances for the club, won the 2001 Chelsea player of the year, and recorded a clean sheet total bettered only by Chelsea legend Peter ... Continue Reading →

The Daily Rant…2014 England Team?

Joe Hart (GK) Kyle Naughton (RB)   Gary Cahill(CB)    Phil Jones (CB)    Kieran Gibbs (LB) Jack Rodwell (DMC) James Milner (MC)     Jack Whilshire (CM) Adam Johnson (RW)                                                    Ashley Young (LM) Wayne Rooney (FC) Subs: Ryan Shawcross Joshua McEachran Tom Huddlestone Theo Wallcott Tom Cleverley Fabian Delph Connor Wickham Jordan Henderson So do you agree? Tweet Continue Reading →

Team of World Cup 2010…so far

Minus some obvious additions, such as Messi, Robinho and Rob Green, I have put together a team of players that have impressed me in the World Cup so far. Feel free to disagree. GK: Diego Benaglio (Switzerland & Wolfsburg) Very tidy against Spain. Some might have panicked at the sight of Villa, Xavi and Iniesta, but he kept his cool to earn his team a clean sheet. LB: Fábio Coentrão (Portugal & Benfica) Against North Korea Mick McCarthy commented that his price had increased by 4 million ... Continue Reading →

Just for fun – The Ugly XI

Just for fun… A team that the likes of Fabio Capello or Iain Dowie would be proud of. And yet, this lot still manage to get engaged to the finest supermodels ‘money can buy’ Tweet Continue Reading →

2018 World Cup – who would you play?

With England Bidding for the World Cup in 2018, I thought I would make a prediction of the squad that we may be playing in that competition (who knows how close I will be). Joe Hart(GK) Kyle Naughton(RB)       Micah Richards (CB)        Jordan Spence (CB/C)           Kieran Gibbs (LB) Jack Rodwell(DMC) Scott Sinclair (AMR)                                                               Junior Stanislas (AML) Jack Wilshere (AMC) Theo Walcott (FC)     ... Continue Reading →

11 Premiership players to look out for next season.

GK. Shay Given Yes. He is better than Cech AND Reina. DL. Kieran Gibbs Could beat Clichy to the number one left back spot, looks like the next Ashley Cole but hopefully not as twatish. DR. Glen Johnson Has cemented his England place and will be looking to prove that outrageous 18.5million price tag. DC. Thomas Vermaelen Cost about the same price as that useless Argentine at Newcastle, but because Wenger signed him and not Dennis Wise i make him 58 times better. DC. Sebastian Bassong I’ve put ... Continue Reading →