Band XI

Now, I’m aware that this sort of thing, and #hashtag games get done quite regularly on Twitter, but for a few years now, myself and some good friends have been playing the footballer themed XI game while sat around in a beer garden or when we’re stuck on the Times crossword. Over the last year or so, we’ve embraced Twitter and Facebook into this and the number of people getting involved has hugely intensified.

The rules are simple, we get a team name, manager, first XI in their correct respective positions and then subs. The suggestion which receives the most ‘likes’ on Facebook or ‘retweets’ on Twitter gets made captain and the person who made that suggestion is the winner.

We have been doing this for some time now and kept a record of all the best ones, and over the next few months I’ll be publishing them. So, here we are…Band XI

Team Name – Bayern Maiden

World Cup winning captain and Brazilian all time record cap holder Cafu, with Foo Fighters. Courtesy of Christopher Price @casionova90.

Manager – Arsene Wenger Boys


Gk – Reina Against the Machine

Rb – Cafu Fighters

Cb – Gullit for my Valentine

Cb – Soulwax Campbell

Lb – Habib Beye City Rollers

Rw – McAteers for Fears

Cm – Arcade Dyer

Cm – SClub Juninho

Lw – System of a Downing

S – Celine Dion Dublin

S – Dwight Bjork ( CAPTAIN )


Schmeichel Jackson 5, Interpol Konchesky, Sugar Cahill Gang, Sting & the Paul Ince, 2 Door Sinama-Pongolle Club, Jay Jay Z Okocha and Szczesney Hawkes.

Big thank you to the contributors @casionova90, @TitsOut, @MattyD_And_Ting@Mickyoo, @mrburgess187, @YesImMrSmith, @ajlc1985 & @Boughtonboys

Suggestions that could oust some of these out of the team, as always would be much appreciated.

About oreillyskills
The blog of a Journalism student with the mission of providing an informative and entertaining spin on the most hotly-debated football stories and an irreverent look at the funny side of the beautiful game.

3 Responses to Band XI

  1. Andi Smith says:

    Boy George Best….

  2. Matthew elsmore says:

    Thrilled that you have another article out always look forward to reading them. I have a suggestion for the team

    Nat King Joe Cole

    • He could definitely oust System of a Downing if he was happy to play on the left. To think of it, Stewart Downing seems to make the XI every week, yet every week I’m looking to drop him.

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