'Awards' Category

Gran Gala’ Del Calcio: Suit You, Sirs


Edinson Cavani. Forcing us to rethink our oppression of t-shirt/suit jacket combos since 9.30am this morning. Image: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images.

If someone else is going to go to the trouble of picking out and rewarding their favourite Serie A players, it would be remiss of us not to use the photo opportunity for a random post.

Last week was the Gran Gala’ del calcio, an awards ceremony where the great and the good of Italian football (players, coaches, journos) vote on categories such as Player of the Year, Manager of the Year and of course, the highly competitive Dodgy ‘Do of the Year.**

It’s a given that we’re less interested in the awards than what the players looked like.


Luis Figo & Helen Svedin: Top Gun Gala Guests


WAG retired footballer

Do you loff Helen’s dress as much as we do? Images via Dave M. Benett/Getty Images Europe and Style.com.


Ballon d’Or 2012: Where Is The Love?


It’s right here, with Zinedine Zidane and Pele. Image: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images.

Lionel Messi took home the coveted FIFA Ballon d’Or trophy Monday evening, staving off tough competition from Barcelona teammate, Xavi Hernandez, and Real Madrid rival, Cristiano Ronaldo (who was a no-show since his squad is set to do battle with Malaga in the Copa Del Ray today). As we raise our mugs of tea in a congratulatory salute to the talismanic mini-man, we’d also like to divert your attention to the real news at hand here:

There was a whole ‘lotta fashion uglyitis going on in Zurich last night. It was, perhaps, the craziest parade of clothes and coifs we’ve ever seen at a football awards gala.

We loathe ourselves every time we have something negative to say about somebody, but we’ve got a few things to get off our perky chests. We suspect the disagreeable gauntlet is ahead of us, so here goes nothing.


Bank Holiday Monday Hmm: Rafael Van der Vaart


While some people continue to revel in the holidaze, we’re still combing through our covers to find the telly remote.

The rage we feel inside when we can’t locate the damn device even though we just had it mere moments ago is unspeakable, which is why the crowning of our FPCOTY will have to wait until we find it/tomorrow.

Enjoy whatever is left of your holiday breaks, Kickettes!

Leo Messi: Embosser Of Rosario


Lionel Messi was honored in Rosario, his hometown city, as the Embosser of Rosario in the World just before the start of the New Year. His Mum, Celia (pictured above), brothers and a woman who appears to be from his family lineage but has a questionable relationship to him per our readers was also present and supporting the Barcelona player.