'Bubbas & ‘Ballers' Category

Robinho & Robson Jr: Poppin’ Skillz


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They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In the case of Robinho’s four-year-old son, it is also the most effective way to bring the Kickette office to a dead stop and simultaneously fill it with the sound of popping ovaries.

Unmoved? Forward to 0.55. If that doesn’t work, you’re either pretending or you’re no longer conscious. Seek help.

Billy Sharp: Beyond Brave


Image Credit: AP Photo/Anna Gowthorpe.

The story of Billy Sharp is all over the British press today, but we feel that this is the kind of thing all of our readers, regardless of geographical location, should get to hear about.

Billy scored a goal for Doncaster Rovers last night, after insisting he was ready to play in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Middlesbrough despite the death of his two-day-old son Luey Jacob on Saturday. A minute’s silence was admirably observed by both sets of fans prior to the fixture and when he struck in the fourteenth minute, Billy lifted his shirt over his head to reveal the slogan ‘That’s For You, Son’. He was not booked by the referee for the gesture.

Please join us in sending our best wishes to Billy and his wife, Jade. If you wish to message him, his twitter handle is @billysharp10.

Breaking Pitter Patter News: The Gerrards Welcome Their Third Daughter


Image taken 17.8.2011. H/T to @LFCTransferSpec & @RobbieFootieFan.

Steven Gerrard’s wife, Alex, has popped, Kickettes, giving the LFC captain a hat-trick of daughters. Around 4pm GMT today, Lourdes Gerrard arrived into this world at a hospital in Liverpool, presumably with her mini-me Alexander Wang bag in tow. This pretty-in-pink bundle of baby weighed in at  7lb 15oz, the midfielder’s spokesman said.

Stevie was there to help Alex through her delivery (we have no clue if it was au natural or via C) and both Mum and baby were said to be “doing well.” Three-a-day baths will do that to a woman post-labour, though.

Echoing the views expressed by their lawyers at Shillings via the e-blast we received last month, the couple has reiterated their desire for the media to respect “the privacy of their family at this time.” Mark our words: when the inevitable OK! family photo shoot at home is all said and done, their legal doc’s thinly-veiled posturing (complete with typos) will seem a bit rich to say the least.

Nonetheless, congrats to the Gerrards!

Daddy’s Girl: Isabella Kakà


Isabella Kaka  turns 6months old

Kakà, proud papa that he is, posted this adorable photo of his baby girl Isabella who celebrated her half-birthday (6 months) last week. Too. Much. Baby. Cuteness. Image via Kakà’s Facebook.

Pitter Patter: Claudio & Roberta Marchisio Expecting Baby Number Two


Roberta, Claudio and their first born, Davide, at his birthday party in early October. H/T: Calcio Nel Cuore.

Attention all bound-to-be-gorgeous ‘baller baby watchers: Claudio Marchisio is bringing another offspring into the world.

So about Mr Marchisio…he’s hot. Same goes for his piercing, ‘come hither to my boudoir’ blue eyes, which he’s worked for the likes of GQ and Dolce & Gabbana. These are his thighs, magnified. His wife, Roberta, probably had the pleasure of stroking them once or twice during their second crack at the procreation process. The couple already shares a son, Davide, who may or may not have turned 20-years-old recently despite his diminutive stature.

That’s it. The news is: appreciate the pretty that is – or will soon be – crawling/walking among us.