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Garth Crooks’ Team Of The Week Is An Absolute Peach

This time, he’s gone off the deep end altogether.

Garth Crooks’ ‘team of the week‘ for the BBC usually just includes anybody who managed to score that weekend, thrown into ridiculous formations to accommodate the top-heavy selections. This latest selection is insane even by his standards, though.

The first weekend of October saw the eccentric Crooks pick a team that would likely be decimated by most, but would admittedly very interesting to watch nonetheless.

The team contains a staggering five strikers. Kevin De Bruyne, of all people, is deployed as a defensive midfielder, while forwards Alexis Sanchez(!) and Marko Arnautovic find themselves as left and right wing-backs respectively.

Surely the half-back/winger Jeffrey Schlupp of Leicester would have been a better choice? Well here he finds himself at centre back, alongside Gabriel and Virgil Van Dijk.

The next conundrum is the formation. Is it a defensive 5-1-1-3? 3-3-1-3? A 3-1-6?

To be honest, it’s a good excuse for us to link this fantastic video. Why is he using the ‘N’ word on Sky News at 8.20 in the morning? Richard Littlejohn’s helpless glance at the camera says it all.

The Crooks enigma grows bigger yet again.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.