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Suffering For His Art: Mike Hanke, Borussia Monchengladbach

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Borussia Monchengladbach’s exciting new ‘Thigh Skimmer Shorts’ initiative has received a mixed reaction from players.

Weekend Results: Soap Wars

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Rich boys and their toys, controversial storylines and rather startling events occurring in the shower.

What else is football but a big old soap opera?

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Manuel Neuer: Got His Mind AND The Money

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Boys, eh? Give them a football, they kick it. A water bottle, they spray it. An air-rifle… well, let’s not go there.

But sometimes, just sometimes, players exhibit a startling braininess. There was Clark Carlisle and his awesome ‘Countdown’ run. Frankie Lampard and his Latin GSCE. And the anonymous dude who keeps us guessing via his Guardian column entitled ‘The Secret Footballer’, to name but a few.

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Bayern Munich: Shillin’ Shirts

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Having witnessed Wayne Rooney’s ‘acting’ debut last week, we were slightly nervous when this vid of Phillip Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger & Thomas Müller flexing their am-dram muscles dropped onto our metaphorical doormat.

However, after several (thousand) views, we can confirm that the boys are considerably more self-assured when shilling Bayern Munich’s new kit than wooden Wazza was with glass in hand, and Phillip Lahm plays an excellent ‘straight’ man to Basti and Thom’s uber cute n’cuddly comedy duo.

There’s a crap UK pantomime just waiting for these three to stroll in and ham it right up. A cheeky pause on (0:30) does nothing to dispel us of this notion.

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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We are not responsible for any Kickette-rs’ actions that occur while watching Iker Casillas attempt to contain his emotions during a surprise video tribute at last week’s SNT presser.

Saturday

- Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric are set to stand trial for tax evasion at Portsmouth FC in early 2012. The Tottenham Spurs manager has denied all charges.

- Meanwhile Redknapp’s son, Jamie, and his wife Louise, are expected to lose some big bucks once Thomas Cook drops the couple from their travel campaigns in the new year.

- Bayern Munich men + 25 full-cream milk chocolate mini panels? To whom do we make our holiday bonus cheques payable to?

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