Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My Starting XI for European Football 2011

My European Starting XI
Manuel Neuer
(Bayern Munich)

           Dani Alves       Holger Badstuber          Patrice Evra               Marcelo
               Barcelona          Bayern Munich       Manchester United     Real Madrid

        David Silva             Franck Ribery            Xavi                    
                                   Manchester City       Bayern Munich        Barcelona           

Lionel Messi   Cristiano Ronaldo    Rob van Persie
                                           Barcelona         Real Madrid            Arsenal

Substitutes: Iker Casillas - GK (Real Madrid); Thiago Silva - DF (Milan), Mats Hummels - DF (Borussia Dortmund), Vincent Kompany - DF (Manchetser City), Bastian Schweinsteiger - MF (Bayern Munich), Andrea Pirlo - MF (Juventus), Mesut Ozil - MF (Real Madrid), Charlie Adam - MF (Liverpool), Mario Gomez - FW (Bayern Munich), Wayne Rooney - FW (Manchester United), Miroslav Klose - FW (Lazio)

Coach: Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)

Not easy choices to make as there were lots more terrific players such as Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero. But what a team this would make? The breakdown would be three Spaniards, two Germans, two French, one Portuguese, one Dutch, one Argentinean, and one Brazilian for the starting eleven at least.

1 comment:

  1. Manuel Neuer. He is without a doubt the best goalkeeper on the planet, or at least in Europe, today!

    He's the reason why I became a Schalke fan. Too bad he's in Bayern now.