Christmas does funny things to people. Mistletoe, mulled wine and mince pies have all lead to significant incidents of embarassment on my part.
And now I thought that I would invite further shame by creating my own Christmas XI. At least it is a perfect way of testing our new comment system by suggesting your own ideas.
WARNING: Entrants may be cheesy, obscure or tenuous!
Let battle commence:
GK: Pepe REINDEERa – Liverpool
DEF: Darren WASSAIL – Nottingham Forest (Retired)
DEF: Marco SCROOGErs – West Ham (Retired)
DEF: YULE Mawene – Derby County (Retired)
DEF: SLEIGHton Baines – Everton
MID: Ryan BAUBLE – Liverpool
MID: CHRISTMAS CAROL Poborsky – Manchester United (Retired)
MID: JESUS Navas – Sevilla
ATT: Roque SANTA Cruz – Manchester City
ATT: Ruud Van MISTELTOE – Hamburg
ATT: ST. NICHOLAS Anelka – Chelsea
SUB: GOODWILL Hoskins – Bristol Rovers
SUB: Juan Pablo ANGEL – New York Red Bulls
SUB: NOEL Hunt – Reading
SUB: Evander SNOW – Ajax
SUB: Fabian BRANDY BUTTER – Manchester United
SUB: Yildiray BasTURKEY – TURKEY
SUB: CHRISTIAN Ziege – Spurs (Retired)
RES: Dennis THREE WISE MEN – Chelsea (retired)
RES: Kiki KRIS MUSAMPA (Read it out loud) – Manchester City (Retired)
RES: Andy CRIBble – Manchester City (Retired)
RES: Nile MANGER – Newcastle United
MAN: Roberto CHRISTMAS TREE Matteo – West Brom
ASS: Paul MINCE PIES – Notts County
OWN: Freddie SHEPHERDS
Just remember kids, it’s definitely not sad.