Some of the first team in the Footie and Music XI

Occasionally I get an idea about assembling a team, but with a theme. I then throw out these challenges on Twitter to see if anyone can help me fill in the teamsheet for a first XI. Last week I was looking for a #RotundXI and got a good few names which I could assemble two teams. Will do that another time though.

Today the idea is more inline to what we are all about – a #FootieAndMusicXI.

I received some excellent suggestions from newfieldchris who runs the Saggar Makers Social Club, and from Fredorrarci who rules Sport Is A TV Show with an iron fist. Thanks chaps.

Below is a rundown of the first team, plus the subs – and a team manager.

The eccentric goalkeeper Arnold Layne who has put that drug thing behind him and is the first name on the list now.

Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne

The solid centre back Charlie Brown, who has a persecution complex and he thinks that the referees are always out to get him. Not good with free kicks.

The Coasters – Charlie Brown

Absolutely nothing is known about this player.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Tony Adams

One of the two Jonnie’s in the team, much to the delight of opposing fans. The veteran Johnny Thunder who has a distinguished career in the top flight.

The Kinks – Johnny Thunder

Partnering his namesake at the back is a tricky right back who’s good at getting up for the crosses, can be see floating into the box.

Shelley Fabares – Johnny Angel

The midfield enforcer and captain of the team. Do you feel lucky punk ?

Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood

The quick left sided midfielder, Kevin Carter sometimes joins in attack.

Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter

The tricky Italian winger who can play on the left or the right.

The Auteurs – Lenny Valentino

A product of the youth system, namesake son of the 60’s legend.

The Jam – David Watts

The right sided player who is absolutely blind as a bat and much to the annoyance of his boss, is constantly losing his contacts during matches.

Weezer – Buddy Holly

Ernold Same, a summer signing and the flying Dutch winger is just coming back from injury.

Blur – Ernold Same

– and the team coach… who some say walks like a woman and wears a bra

[Subs Bench]

Three that are gathering splinters, probably make a change around 70 mins if it’s a stalemate:

Jimmy Ray out of the wilderness, signed on a free but fans keep on asking… / The sturdy defender Alex Chilton, just off the treatment table. / The ever retiring reserve ‘keeper Andy Warhol.

» Jimmy Ray – Are You Jimmy Ray ?

» The Replacements – Alex Chilton

» David Bowie – Andy Warhol

[In The Stands]

There were a few others that didn’t make the squad and will have to play their football elsewhere…
You can find these and all the above selections via 6 Mirrors.

» If you are looking for a few names to form your own team. Try here.

If this was an actual team then it would be somebody like Bolton Wanderers. Don’t have a name for this XI. Suggestions below. Also if you’ve got a candidate that the F&M XI scouts should look at. Again leave a comment below.

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