Yesterday saw the announcement of the Alcopop 5-a-side football tournament squad, profiling the spine aiming to keep out the rampaging strike forces of the likes of Punktastic, Team BSM and NME at bay. Today we profile the fleeting feet aiming to dink em’ in at the other end.
1.) ‘Pikey’ Darren Gillick – Despite recently announcing his retirement from the game, Luton fanatic Darren has heroically put himself up for selection for his third Alcopop tournament. A midfielder of undying heart and tenacity – he comes from fine footballing stock, his grandfather (pictured) playing regularly for Glasgow Rangers, Everton and Scotland back in the 30s.
2.) Leigh – Once selected from thousands of young hopefuls to join an international Shoot Magazine football tour – Leigh’s pace and flair set alight any football pitch. A major stumbling block in that he is a big Aston Villa fan, but loyalty to Team Alcopop has led to such difficulties being able to be swept under the carpet. Much better than Julian Joachim ever was!
3.) Si – Called in at the last minute to perform heroically in last season’s Alcopop side – former Hong Kong League player Si is not only skilful, but particularly passionate. Finishes like a charm, and once known to hospitalise opposition in the past, although it was an accident (honestly).
4.) DD – Due to lead the line for Team Pop last year, but a gig with former band Cut the Blue Wire meant that he had to pull out last minute. Band has since split (connections between the two incidents unconfirmed at the present time) so all Irish DD is out to prove himself as player of the tournament. Current feud with Team BSM newbie Pennington amidst claims their majestic footballing talents were equally matched until DD was distracted by girls.