By Daniel Morehead
Trending twitter topics often provide humorous distractions from mash-ups of popular topics, and one of our favourite trends of recent times was #OasisXI.
Football and Oasis just seem to fit together perfectly, don’t they? Inspired by this, we put together our #OasisXI with only players from the title-chasing Manchester teams – despite how much the Gallagher brothers would hate us for including their red rivals in our eleven.
Manager – D’Yer Wanna Be A SpaceMancini
Goalkeeper – Stop Crying Your Hart Out
The obvious choice. England and ManchesterCity’s number one, Joe Hart wouldn’t let our side down. The inspiring lyrics behind Stop Crying Your Heart Out should ensure heads don’t drop in the event of a defeat: Try not to worry, you’ll win the Capital One Cup someday.
Right Back – Turn Up The Sun Jihai
The popular Chinese full-back may not be the most talented defender to ever grace Manchester, but you know you’d get 100 percent commitment as he marauds up the wing to the rhythmic beats of Turn Up The Sun.
Centre Back – Stam By Me
Widely regarded as one of the finest centre backs to grace the English game, any defence would instantly be improved by the towering Dutchman standing at its heart.
Centre Back – Don’t Look Back Nemanja
As a no-nonsense defender who plays best when sitting deep, Don’t Look Back Nemanja is rather appropriate tactical advice, as you wouldn’t want the tough-tackling Serbian pushing too far up the pitch and being forced to chase the attackers.
Left Back – Live ForEvra
The goals have certainly been flying in for the French left-back this season, even if his positioning is often as nonsensical as Noel Gallagher’s lyrics, often seeming to be half the world away from the rest of the defensive line.
Left Wing – Giggsy’s Dinner
What a life it would be if we could have Ryan Giggs in his prime once again, rampaging down the left side of the pitch with an elegance which has seen him accumulate more trophies in his Manchester United career than many football clubs have done in their entire history.
Central Midfield – (What’s The Story?) Yaya Toure
Since his move from Barcelona, Yaya Toure has become something of a one-man wrecking crew, often dominating opposition midfields almost single-handedly. His contribution to Manchester City has certainly made the dreams of Blues fans worldwide. This is has to be our favourite song title to sing in this mash-up Go on, sing it to yourself in the office and wait as the admiring stares make their way towards you.
Central Midfield – D’You Know What I Keane
Imagine a central midfield pairing of Yaya Toure and Roy Keane. OK you done yet? It’s understandable if you’re still salivating over what would undoubtedly be a dominating partnership combining tough tackling and pure physical power.This pairing could only be topped by Chiles and Keane.
Right Wing – Park Ji Sung In A Bad Place
The former South Korea captain has certainly been in a bad place for the majority of the season: rooted to the bottom of the table with QPR.
Striker – Slide aWeah
Some might say that George Weah’s career was on the slide by the time he moved to England (apologies for that awful double-pun) but the former World Player of the Year’s natural ability and mesmerising skill makes him a dead cert for our eleven.
Striker – Rock ‘n’ Rösler
A terrific set closer of a song and an efficient finisher of a striker. With Rösler’s strength and Weah’s flair, we reckon this strike force has everything you’d want from a fictional, band-based nonsensical partnership.
Jo Let it Out
Where Did It All de Jong
Some Might O’Shea
Half A World Bebe
A Colin Bell Will Ring
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