Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Blogging All-Star XV

Via The "Sloppy Seconds" Englishman, Liberty's Requiem has assembled a topical blogging rugby team.

Your humble Devil features as the Outside Centre—when I played rugby, I did often play in that position and also as Fly Half: I was a tall, lanky bastard in those days and had a fair turn of speed, as well as razor-sharp shins...
Outside Centre
With a little bit more time and space to work with, the outside centre needs the ability to find the unexpected running lines to stun the opposition. A risky pick here, as I'm sure 10 minutes in the sin bin, alongside this team's number 8 for backchat to the referee is pretty much a certainty:
  1. —The Devil

Consider me flattered to be included with a number of other such luminaries, even if DuSanne anticipates myself and the poor little Greek boy spending much of the time in the sin bin. As long as the sin bin has some decent beer, I am sure that Mr E and myself will be more than happy to watch The Dude charging up the pitch, bellowing something about "Queen and country!"

I'm not sure that I can imagine Iain Dale as a hooker though: he would end up getting his ties dirty...

Anyway, go and peruse the whole run-down, as DuSanne's justifications for the positioning are worth reading: it requires a certain amount of understanding to see why Bob Piper would be on the same pitch as Blaney...

6 comments:

Andrew Ian Dodge said...

God I loath sports analogies. Well done for be included. Quite what the purpose of it is beyond me however.

poons said...

"...I can imagine Iain Dale as a hooker" - sorry but if a ever a quote was begging to be taken out of context!

chris said...

An aspiring politician reminds people of a hooker? Yes, I can see where that one comes from.

Dusanne said...

AID,

Waiting for a friend stuck on a train, in a decent pub, with free wireless, the only other thing I had an idea to write about concerned Oliver Letwin, so be thankful for small mercies.

Dr Mustard said...

Outside Centre?

The Devil?

I had you down as a chippy scum-half sniping away at the fringes of the ruck old boy.

More gobby Austin Healy than suave, debonaire (walks on air-Fred Astair) Jerry Guscott IMHO.

Devil's Kitchen said...

I did occasionally grace the position of scrum-half but it was a popular position and, swift though I was, I have always lacked much skill in passing the ball...

DK