Starting Xi



A Funny Fantasy Football PodcastStarting XI is the Podcast that sees a panel of comedians debate and create the ideal starting line-up for a uniquely themed fantasy football team made up of fictional characters, celebrities or just about anything, as long as it's not ACTUAL footballers. Each episode is hosted by The Noise Next Door and features incredible guest stand-up comedians and experts working together on a specific theme to create the perfect team.Who should play in goal for Pop Star Rovers? Carly Rae Jepsen is very catchy. Should Jesus be on the wing for Religious Figures FC? He is good with a cross. Surely the Shreddies Hunger monster should play up front for Cereal Characters Utd? Because when Hunger strikesIt is these jumps in logic that will provide entertainment for any comedy fan, regardless of their football knowledge, as the panel dissect, debate and argue the merits of the potential players from the chosen topic. Hilarity will ensue as they discuss who the star players are, who might take penalties, and the justification behind their choices. The informed opinions of experts in their fields will combine with the out of the box notions of an array of the countrys finest comedians, making Starting XI an outrageous hour of nonsense reasoning.


  • Episode 5 - Classical Composers

    08/05/2017 Duração: 53min

    After a brief hiatus, Starting XI is back with a BANG. Well, less of a bang and more of a cymbal clash, as we at TNND HQ get classy and party like it's 1799 by creating an entire squad out of classical composers. Comedian, Grimsby Town supporter and professional choir boy Lloyd Griffith brings his niche knowledge to the table, with controversial options on history's most beloved musicians and an unnatural obsession with a surprising figure...

  • Episode 4 - Kitchen Utensils

    16/02/2017 Duração: 52min

    If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. But bring the kitchenware with you, because we'll need it to create the ultimate Kitchen Utensil Starting XI. For Episode 4, the boys welcome comedian and baking goddess Laura Lexx to discuss knives, saucepans and melon ballers. Don't have a melon baller in your drawer? Grow up.

  • Episode 3 - Biscuits

    13/01/2017 Duração: 48min

    It's time to get serious on Starting XI... Episode 3 see The Noise Next Door decide which biscuits would play best on the football field. This week, the boys are joined by comedian and 'Your Mama Joke' connoisseur, Nathan Caton, whose love of Iced Gems knows no bounds. Will Digestives make the final team sheet? Will Jaffa Cakes be eligible to play? Will anyone remember what a Garibaldi is?

  • Episode 1 - Game Of Thrones

    01/12/2016 Duração: 54min

    For the first ever Starting XI podcast, The Noise Next Door are joined by comedian, actress and improviser extraordinaire, Rachel Parris, to decide who in the Game Of Thrones universe would make up the perfect football team. Having been the host of Sky Atlantic's 'Thronecast', Rachel loves her some GoT. Delve into controversial Ned Stark opinions, the correct pronunciation of "Jaqen H'ghar", and why The Mountain is a born goalkeeper. Also... SPOILERS. Proabably should've put that bit first.

  • Episode 2 - Disney

    01/12/2016 Duração: 50min

    In Episode 2, The Noise Boys get gangster, and talk extensively about Disney. BALLA. Alongside comedian, sometime TV Show Captain and permanent Disney nerd David Morgan, we discuss Robin Hood's striking attiributes and why everyone should watch The Descendants.