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And my Muslim Premier League XI…

Younes Kaboul of Tottenham, playing against Br...

Younes Kaboul

Ali Al Habsi warmup, Wigan Athletic v Birmingh...

Ali Al Habsi

Marouane Fellaini of Everton, before a match a...

Marouane Fellaini of Everton, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Muslims and football pt 2….

And I reckon this lot could win the Premier League (some of them will anyway, probably, seeing as they’re Man City players!)

(And for clarity, I am NOT a Man City supporter – but any team which beats the other half of Manchester is OK by me!)-

Goalkeeper – Ali Al-Habsi (Wigan)

Defender – Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)

Defender  – Younes Kaboul (Tottenham)

Defender  – Kolo Toure (Man City)

Defender/Midfielder (cos I’m struggling for another true defender!)  – Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion)

Midfielder – Hatem Ben Arfa   (Newcastle)

Midfielder – Yaya Toure  (Man City)

Midfielder –  Marouane Fellaini (Everton)

Midfielder – Samir Nasri (Man City)

Attacker – Demba Ba  (Newcastle)

Attacker – Pappis Cisse (Newcastle)

(It’s a new-fangled 3-5-2 formation that can revert to 4–4-2. At a stretch. Ahem!)


Abdoulaye Faye – (Stoke City)

Cheick Tioté – (Newcastle Utd)

Salomon Kalou – (Chelsea)

Edin Dzeko – (Man City)

Adel Taarabt – (QPR)

Mohammed Diame – (Wigan)

Left at home: Marouanne Chamakh (Arsenal); Abou Diaby (Arsenal); Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Blackburn).

And Robin van Persie would have walked straight into the side

Bacary Sagna of Arsenal.

Bacary Sagna of Arsenal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

but nobody can confirm with any certainty that he has converted to Islam. But his wife is Muslim.

3 thoughts on “And my Muslim Premier League XI…

    • Cheers Martin. Brill attack but I’m missing a left back! The guy at Villa Habib Beye would have done but he buggered off to Doncaster i think. On a serious point, it makes you wonder why the Blues, Villa, Baggies etc haven’t had any Asian players come through.

      • Oh, that debate has been going on for at least the last 30 years – why don’t Brummie Asian kids play football? Especially as St Andrew’s is slap bang in the middle of Asian Birmingham, yet you could count the number of Asians in the crowd at a Blues game on one finger. I might blog about it later this week.

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