Now you have had your fill of merriment at our photoshop frolicking, catch up on the best and worst in the footballing world this week. **
**If you weren’t planning to ‘Read More’ we suggest you rethink your stance. There is a video after the jump involving Lionel Messi, an airport and a pair of collapsing trousers that any Kickette worth their salt can’t afford to miss.
Image courtesy of Kickette reader NK. Thanks!
You see the image above? This picture of Danny Agger and his abs was taken by a Kickette Soldier Girl present at the Denmark vs. England game last night. There were other photos, but unfortunately our gal’s next move was to leap the hoardings and race towards Danny, brandishing a bottle of tanning oil and a copy of ‘Tattoo Monthly’ and she was brought down by five burly security men before any contact could be made. Her camera was damaged in the melee, as well as Danny’s shorts and a couple of innocent bystanders suffered facial scratching.
No Sergio, you haven’t got away with it. Our verdict on your hairdo is coming soon. Image: Getty Images/Daylife.
The controversy surrounding international friendlies during the season has raged on for so long now, we would have got bored of it if we had cared in the first place. We have no space in our lives for debates on whether players are tired, whether the the games are unnecessary and the criticism of team managers for making too many substitutions, not enough substitutions, playing the wrong formation or using an umbrella. Depending on how their team performs, of course.
Gary and Edwin contemplate the news of Fernando Torres’ shock transfer to Chelsea. (Getty Images/Daylife)
In a typically tardy style, we would like to offer our congratulations to Manchester United’s Edwin Van Der Sar and Gary Neville, both of whom have announced their respective retirements from football in the last couple of weeks.
Edwin’s swansong will take place at the end of the current EPL season and in recent interviews he has hinted that he and his family may leave England in order to spend more time together after his wife AnneMarie’s stroke in 2009.
However, Gary’s retirement is with immediate effect and we thought it only proper to explore the benefits a man in his dotage can expect to receive when life as an elite footballer is over. Please join us.
Gareth Bale. Metrosexual manbag man. And loving it.
We realise that environmental concerns preclude the use of plastic carrier bags for the transference of grooming product from home to training ground. Indeed, we have fully supported the rise of the manbag over the past few years, especially the ones emblazoned with cute images of pretty babies. They’re awesome.