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.
We look forward to seeing which smart-ass photographer takes this shot again in 2026, when the Beckham boys have just led England through a successful European Championship Qualifying campaign. Could happen.
Note: we didn’t say European Championship campaign. We’re not that optimistic.
Friday night international fixtures: sorry, but seriously? There are certain things in life that are sacred, and our freedom to plan our entire lives around the period of self-inflicted oblivion that occurs between the hours of 4pm Friday to about 3am on a Saturday morning is one of them.
Have some respect, FIFA or UEFA or whoeverthehell is in charge. The wrath of woman (post-intoxication) is not something you are equipped to mess with.
That’s all very well and good, JT. But… really? You like how that looks? Image: REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic.
In a series of Kickette approved poses, John Terry demonstrated that despite a total inability to operate a pair of socks, he is more than capable of distracting us from our work.
Rooneys Senior (left) and Junior. Images: Getty Images, Reuters/Daylife.
Wayne Rooney, father of er… Wayne Rooney, has been arrested by police for his involvement in a match fixing scandal, it has been reported. Wayne’s uncle Richie and Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings are also among the nine men being held in relation to suspicious betting activity surrounding a fixture between Motherwell and Heart of Midlothian last December.
We will keep you updated.