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Brighton and Hove Albion Political XI

The country goes to the polls (again) in 2017 for another General Election and not even Towers has escaped the election fever that has swept the country.

In fact, it got us thinking about a Brighton and Hove Albion Political XI - a set of players from the Albion's past who shared not just names with famous politicians - but characteristics too.

Take Chris May for example. Five competitive minutes in goal for the Albion, one clean sheet, one win. That is the sort of strong and stable that Theresa can only dream of.

We're sure you get the picture. So just when you thought you couldn't read any more bollocks about the election, we present to you our Brighton and Hove Albion Political XI (and yes, of course it includes THAT David Cameron)

Goalkeeper: Theresa Chris May
Theresa May lays a very bold claim to be "Strong and Stable". But could she make her debut replacing an injured Michel Kuipers with five minutes remaining in a must win game against Nottingham Forest, and keep a clean sheet to help secure a vital three points? Doubt it.
Right Back: Tom Paul Watson
As deputy to Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson has had to do a lot of work in preventing Labour veering off too much to the left. Paul Watson had no such trouble with the left, particularly his left foot which provided countless goals from set pieces during his 197 game Albion career.
Centre Back: Boris Ross Johnson
Ross Johnson played 132 times and, given some of the crap we had at the back in the late 1990s, he was a surprisingly solid defender. That is more than can be said of Boris who would shirk his defensive duties, abandoning team work in favour of hogging the limelight.
Centre Back: Robin Steve Cook
Some would say the country was denied the best of Robin Cook after he resigned from the Cabinet over the Iraq War. And we were definitely denied the best of Steve Cook, sold on the cheap to Bournemouth where he is now a Premier League regular.
Left Back: Alastair Jamie Campbell
Yes, we know Alastair Campbell wasn't a politician. But he was the spin doctor who led Tony Blair to election victories in 1997 and 2001. We're not sure that even he could convince anyone that Jamie Campbell was anything other than a terrible left back however.
Right Wing: Neville Mark Chamberlain
"Peace in our time" will forever be the line Neville Chamberlain is associated with after the Munich Agreement. The agreement to take Mark Chamberlain from Portsmouth was another poor one with the former England international lasting just one season at the Goldstone.
Centre Midfield: Philip Dean Hammond
Philip Hammond was forced into a u-turn on NI contributions for the self employed after March's budget. Dean Hammond knows all about a u-turn himself, having wildly celebrated a Southampton goal in front of the Withdean South Stand before returning to the Albion a few seasons later.
Centre Midfield: Harold Danny Wilson
Harold Wilson had two spells as PM and Danny Wilson might have had two spells at the Albion. The midfielder played 135 times and was approached about a return as manager for 2002-03 . Unfortunately that never happened and we got, er, Martin Hinshelwood instead.
Left Wing: Edwina Darren Currie
It was a crying shame we only got to see Darren Currie play 22 times in a Brighton shirt before Ipswich Town bought him as he had one of the sweetest right foots we've ever seen. John Major may have had a similar love of Edwina Currie's right foot given they had a four year affair.
Striker: David Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron's Brighton career came to an end when he was hauled after 20 minutes at Hull City and assistant boss Alan Cork branded him "crap" in a post match interview. Which is ironically what a lot of people think of the former PM for being the man largely responsible for Brexit.
Striker: David Craig Davi(e)s
MK Dons away best summarises Craig Davies' time at Brighton - putting the ball over the bar from two yards, looking completely uninterested and being met with "You're not fit to wear the shirt" chants. Let's hope David Davis is more successful in his role as Minister for Exiting the EU.