Madness drummer and Chelsea supporter Woody selects his fantasy five-a-side team in Take Five.
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Last Updated: 03/12/12 3:43pm
Woody of Madness picks his dream five-a-side team...
As a devout Chelsea fan, it's no surprise that Madness drummer Woody's dream five-a-side team is tinged with Blue.
But despite his love for the European champions, the Londoner isn't too pleased with the appointment of new manager Rafa Benitez at Stamford Bridge, telling us: "I don't know a Chelsea supporter who doesn't hate the man."
We caught up with Woody as ska-pop legends Madness prepare to kick off their winter tour and the drummer shared his Chelsea-themed Take Five side.
Because I'm a Chelsea fan through and through, I can't really go for the Harts and the Buffons of the world because Cech is as good as anyone on the day. I know he's made a few mistakes recently but he's such a consistently good goalkeeper. If any team in the world had Cech in goal, I don't think anyone would be moaning. He's a very confident chap and he's made some incredible saves in his time.
Terry is just a mountain of a man. He would fight to the absolute death. He puts his body in places that you really wouldn't want to put your body - he would die to stop that ball. He's lost his pace, but with his experience of reading the game, he can put himself in the right place at the right time. The other thing is his passion and his drive, he does lead by example. Not off the field - we're talking about on the field. Off the field is another matter.
He just reads the game so beautifully. He's got silky skills and his passing is immaculate. He just opens up spaces that you don't expect to be opened up. Where you expect the ball to go, he'll often do something completely different, and that in itself is exciting.
Andrea Pirlo (captain)
It's almost like that man can read the game before it's happened. He knows what's going to happen and his positioning is so incredible. He's there before the ball is, or the man. He seems to have so much time. There's one thing about the greats - they make it look so effortless, and that goes for Pirlo. It seems as though he's got all the time in the world, with loads of space, and you don't get that unless you read the game.
The one thing I'm always struck by is the bloke's balance. However people try to take him out of the game; tackle him, kick him in the air, he's always able to ride tackles. It's his ability to stay on his feet that's incredible, plus the fact that he knows exactly where the back of the goal is. You want someone who's instinctive and that's him.
Music Woody would have on in the dressing room to fire up his side...
Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Madness have announced the second single to be released from their top 10 album, 'Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da', will be 'Never Knew Your Name' on January 14th.