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A minor plug for occasional Unfortunates commentator Gerschenkron, whose Edible XI was read out a week last Saturday on 5 Live’s the Danny Baker Show. I hadn’t been this excited about the radio since I was 11 years old when Plymouth Sound awarded me with a week-long residential football course after correctly predicting that Argyle would hold York to a 1-1 draw at Bootham Crescent. I got to take penalties against Mick Heathcote and to go swimming with Earl Jean.
There are plenty more novelty XIs from whence this came. Maybe Gerschenkron will treat us to his Jailbird XI some day soon?