We chose this image as our lead because Yoann scored a goal. Okay? Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Image/Daylife.
Overcoming our lethargy towards the international fixtures was a strain for us this weekend. We’re really enjoying the jostling for position at the top and bottom of the European Leagues and for us, this whole Euro 2012 Qualifier shebang couldn’t have come at a worse time.
However, we cheered ourselves up by donning national costume for the Kickette Drinking Weekender (leave your handbag, iPhone and left shoe at the door, please) and can now report that a good time is assured for anyone brave enough to enter a pub whilst wearing lederhosen, a pair of clogs, a kilt and an outsize football jersey.
However, we would like to take this opportunity to ask the member of the Kickette staff responsible for putting a fresh Scottish haggis in the office microwave to come forward. It’s not clever and the result is that interns will be scraping unidentified ‘matter’ from the walls for some time to come.
As you were.
Images: Getty Images/Zimbio.
The dashing of expectation onto the rocks of reality is a pain that England fans have hardened themselves to in recent years. Whether it’s the alleged inability of their players to observe marital propriety or managers’ failure to well… manage; for most of the team’s followers the whole shebang has been nothing less than heartbreaking in recent years.
Gareth? We feel your pain. Image: Getty Images/Daylife
Far be it from us to throw stones at ‘in-play’ fashion faux pas’ (anyone who’s caught a glimpse of us on a staff night out would confirm we aren’t exactly ‘catwalk ready’ as frequently as we might have you believe) but it would be inappropriate of us not to comment on some of the decisions on display in the England training session yesterday.
The world is waiting for our musings, y’know.
Lock up your daughters, this man is a menace to society! Image: Getty Images/Daylife.
It is with heavy (collective) heart that we bring you news of yet another sickening scandal involving an EPL player and England International**. In recent years we have been inundated with tales of players sordid exploits but this one has rendered us utterly speechless. Proceed with caution, Kickettes.
Image via EQ
Barcelona defender and former Kickette Midweek Mmm, Eric Abidal, will undergo surgery on Friday for a tumour on his liver. The news was announced via Barca’s Twitter feed and has since been confirmed on their official website.
Abidal, who has made over one hundred and forty appearances for his club, has requested privacy and Barcelona have yet to confirm when the player might be expected to return. Several players, including Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, have sent messages of support via Twitter.
We would also like to offer our best wishes to Eric for a successful operation and quick return to the game.
UPDATE: This morning we also heard that former Manchester United and England legend Bryan Robson has been undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Once again, our best wishes to Bryan and his family at this difficult time.