Earlier in the week Balls.ie asked readers to choose their 'Sweets XI'. The idea was borne of a simple pun. Someone had brought in some gummy sweets and the next thing you know Haribo West was racing down the left wing of our minds as we scrambled to think of other confectionery based footballers.
Definitely the highlight of my week so far has been reading through your suggestions for the Balls.ie 'Sweets XI'. It wasn't easy picking a team and there's sure to be some discontent from the (pun)ters. I've gone with a rudimentary 4-4-2 though I have two left backs in my team and a striker on the wing, & I can only hope their puns are funny enough to justify their selection.
Goalkeeper - Bruce Grobstopper
A tough prospect that doesn't crack under pressure.
Left Back - Haribo West
Bit of a mixed bag this lad.
Centre Back - John Terrys' Chocolate Orange
Not everyone's favourite but a solid, well rounded defender.
Centre Back - Polo Toure
Often linked to a porous defence, but a lot of the play goes through the defender.
Right Back - John Arne Reese’s Pieces
Sticks to attackers well.
Wham-my Abraham - Right Wing
A leftfield choice, Wham-my has impressed when called upon despite the fact his relationship with the gaffer has soured somewhat as of late.
Didier DesChomp - Defensive Mid
An experienced presence, DesChomp will add some bite to the midfield.
Marc Overmars - Attacking Mid
A classic, Overmars is a key ingredient in midfield with his tasty first touch.
Freddo Ljunberg - Left Wing
The wingers' value has really gone up over the years.
Salomon Bon Bon - Striker
Fans can't get enough of this fella.
Robin Van Hershey - Striker
This foreign import splits opinion. Has a sweet left foot.
Manager - Mike Bassetts Allsorts
Bassetts Allsorts will have his work cut out for him trying to keep all his troops sweet.
Paolo Ferrero Rocher
Maxim Chupa Chupps Moting