Tropical beaches, vacationers, and some footballing legends. Those three things will meet for the third year running at the eight-team Barbados Legends tournament. Greats from Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Spurs are on show along with a team made of of "PFA Stars" and greats from the Caribbean nations.
Normally, this sort of thing isn't our cup of tea but the 2013 edition will feature a Bolton legend in Kevin Davies. Davo has just been confirmed as a member of the PFA All Stars team and will play alongside Gaizka Mendieta, Michel Salgado, Nolberto Solano, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Ugo Ehiogu, and one other player yet to be named.
The tournament is sponsored by a number of companies looking to get people out to the islands for a holiday by using the tournament to draw them there. The matches will be played in early June.
For those of you interested, these are the other teams:
Clayton Ince, Dennis Lawrence, Fitzroy Simpson, Paul Hall, Marcus Gayle, Deon Burton, and two TBD
Dennis Wise, Gus Poyet, Roberto Di Matteo, Gianfranco Zola, Toré Andre Flo, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and two TBD
Alan Stubbs, Steve Watson, Lee Carsley, James Beattie, and four TBD
Rob Jones, Stephane Hechoz, David Thompson, Neil Mellor, and four TBD
Kevin Pilkington, David May, Quinton Fortune, Dwight Yorke, and four TBD
Jimmy Walker, Ledley King, Stephen Clemence, David Howells, Allan Nielsen, and three TBD.