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Quick Bits: Holiday Happenings


David Arrives in Milan

Kickettes! How are you doing? We’re upright and that’s all that counts. Hope you’ve been enjoying the post-Xmas footy – exciting stuff happening all over the table, no?

So, we’re curious: did everyone’s favorite footballer come for a personal visit to lift your spirits from the depths of hangover hell? We’ve been terribly behaved all year so it was hardly surprising Santa didn’t leave Cesc under the tree for us. Maybe next year.

Here’s what some of the footy lads/ladies have been up to during our mini-break:


Oktoberfest 2009: Now with Extra Meat


Daniel van Buyten

It’s that special time of year, Kickettes.

No, not the time when you can finally justify spending your rent money on a pair of over-the-knee boots because it’s fall – well, that too – but, because it’s Oktoberfest. Cue dozens of footballers photographed taking part in beer swilling and much lederhosen merriment.

As is per usual, the boys from Bayern Munich were very much up for the celebrations. Just look at Daniel van Buyten tucking ravenously into his dinosaur-sized leg of animal carcass.

If that’s not enough to turn you into a Stella McCartney shopper, we don’t know what is.

Miroslav KloseMario GomezBastian SchweinsteigerThomas Mueller
Miroslav Klose, Mario Gomez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Thomas Mueller. Images via Reuters/Zumapress/Keystone Press.

Bubbas & Ballers: Fernando and Nora


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Are you dying? We are. See the rest of the jaw-droppingly delicious Fernando/Nora photos at ONTD Football.

Vacay: Maldinis in the MPD


Maldini family in New York, August 2009

Paolo Maldini and his family take in a little lunch at Pastis in New York’s Meat Packing District. Aug 9, 2009. Why do they keep rejecting our adoption requests? We promise we’ll wash the dishes and keep our rooms tidy.

Poolside: Manchester United


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If you can bring yourself to get past any deep rooted fear of the elderly in swimming trunks and click play, you’ll be rewarded with a video of the Manchester United boys in the pool. We see you, Berba!

[ONTD via The Spoiler]