When your stuck inside, working from home, watching the masses frolic carefree outside a certain cabin fever takes hold. It can manifest in very different ways; hallucinations, insanity and of course terrible football puns. I have fallen for the latter sickness.
Here is the official Balls.ie Snow XI:
One of the weak links of this pun eleven, Francesco Coldo was put forward but in the interest of keeping things (relatively) modern I've opted for the former England keeper.
The United left-back has found it hard to find form of late but let's hope with the inclusion in our snow XI that the fans begin to warm to him.
The ageing Ski-rtel is the natural leader at the back and will hope he is not caught cold by his propensity for own goals.
More used to a defensive midfield role the West Ham youngster slots in beside the experienced Ski-rtel.
Coldman was out for a snap with injury and looked uncomfortable in the warm ups, but expect the Irish man to put in a solid performance at right back
On his day is unplayable, though Welsh winger has suffered with injuries in the past and has warned fans to cool their expectations of an immediate return to form.
A totally unique player, you won't find another exactly like him.
Grant "It's fierce Leadbitter out"
The defensive lynch pin is not afraid of complaining amidst the inclement playing conditions.
Sure to cause opponents turmoil.
Once frozen out by the old management Sheridan has been given another chance.
While not a prolific striker will hope to clear a path for other team mates to score.
Manager: Marcelo Nippy
The Italian has been accused of being cold towards his troops and after a series of bad results may be met with a frosty reception.
The Balls.ie snow XI formation will be a routine 4-4-2.
Juan Pablo Snow Angel
Graeme Le Snow