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Midweek Results: Hot Boys & Hobo Chic


Presumably there will be consequences for Robbie Keane failing to return to LA Galaxy to prepare for the MLS Cup game on Sunday. We doubt he gives a crap, though. Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

A bumper edition of results for you today, including the odd sneaky reference to games we *may* have neglected to cover at the weekend.


John Terry: Begging To Differ


Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe.

…this is about being captain, coming out and facing up to it. As a player, it’s important to deal with your ups and downs, which I have done throughout my career. But I’m fine, 100% no problems. Nothing’s changed for me. It’s been nice that the players have supported me, publicly and personally.

John Terry talks about the issues surrounding his captaincy and police investigation (or ‘it’) as the matter is now officially known. Helpfully, FA chief media officer Mark Whittle (right) then set about preventing him from doing exactly that in yesterday’s England presser.

Weekend Results: Lunacy & Lessons Learned


Wow. JT’s only been benched for a game and already Frank has found a new BFF. Will his former bezzie cope? Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe.

Bad news. Due to a series of unexpected international friendly results at the weekend, the ‘Kickette Betting for Beverages’ budget has taken a massive hit.

That means that today’s editorial meeting will be fuelled by coffee. Not the morning mimosa mayhem we rely on.

We’re not optimistic as to the quality of our output today.


Remembrance Day: Poppy Prohibition


Theo Walcott will be wearing these specially embroidered boots for England’s fixture against Spain on Saturday. Image via Facebook.

It could have been a rough week for John Terry. Fabio Capello’s decision to include his captain in the squad against Spain and Sweden in the upcoming international friendlies was gearing up to be the talking point of the build up. In light of recent events, it’s unlikely that the Chelsea man would have come out unscathed.

Luckily for him, a little known FIFA directive involving shirt embroidery was about to blow the sock-challenged one right out of the headlines.


Hope Powell: Leading Olympic Team Lady

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We haven’t bothered to cover the whole Team GB Olympic 2012 football side palava mainly because proper Football Association business makes us nod off. Our view was that if/when the British powers-that-be stopped bickering and decided to field a unified squad to play, we would post photos of them looking hot.

Otherwise, our M.O. is always to concentrate on ‘alternative’ points of athletic interest.

But now, in a game-changing move, the FA have announced that former England Ladies manager, Hope Powell, will coach the women’s GB team alongside Stuart Pearce’s men’s squad. And when Powell leads her ladies out onto the Olympic pitch this summer, it will be a history-in-the-making moment since Team GB has never before been represented in this women’s football competition.

A massive boost for women in the field of football, we believe.

Image: Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images Europe.