'England' Category

Midweek Friendlies: Assertive Ab Adventures


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.


International Friendly Preparation: The Truth


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 Neville & Edwin Van Der Sar: Retirement Plans


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.


Tottenham Hotspur: Manbag Musings


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.


Michael Dawson: Weapons Grade Wedgie


As a self-imposed punishment for a defensive error, the ‘atomic wedgie’ seems a bit harsh. But dire warnings regarding future availability for baby-making capabilities have apparently passed Spurs’ Michael Dawson by.