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Dressed At Gunpoint: Alexis Sanchez


Are they baggy riding pants? Are they made of corduroy? Help us understand. Images via David Ramos/Getty Images Europe.

If Alexis Sanchez is going to bring the fashion crazy like he did at his unveiling in Barcelona at the weekend, then we are all aflutter. Moving from Italian club Udinese to the much more high profile Barcelona will allow his perceived sartorial shortcomings a much bigger stage.

When one wears mushroom-colored, drop-crotch skinny trousers with Chucks and a denim shirt last seen on Peter Fonda in 1974, we know we’re in for something good. The fellas of La Liga need a new injection of crazy into their fashion repertoire.

Your move, Sergio.

Midweek Results: Final Line-Ups, Lionel Fines Up


Yeah, it’s Abby Wambach. Were you expecting someone else? Image: Scott Heavey/Getty Images/Daylife

Usually we write something amusing here. Lately, our purple prose preamble has been little more than a device to divert your attention from the fact that the Women’s World Cup and Copa America haven’t kept us to the level of excitement we demand here. Now they have.

Proceed unmolested.


Weekend Results: A Declaration of Intent


Roque! We missed you, baby! Image: REUTERS/Jorge Adorno/Daylife

For some, Independence Day is an opportunity to contemplate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and it’s implications for citizens of the globe. For Kickette staff, it is an opportunity to not do any work. All day. You might think this is sheer laziness, but actually is requires quite a lot of strategic planning; we have to constantly ensure we are in an area with no wifi, broadband or cell signal, in case our Editor changes her mind and tries to round us up.

You have Weekend Results, featuring the highlights of both the Copa America and the Women’s World Cup. Treasure them. We’re not sure if anything else (apart from empty bottles) will make it out of here today.

Midweek Results: Excuses & Electrical Faults


Competition for the inaugral ‘Bish, Please’ awards sponsored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already underway in the England camp. Image: Reuters/Daylife.

We confess to being quite startled at the huge response our query regarding coverage of the Women’s World Cup received. We must warn you that while we are thrilled to bring you our take on the competition, this is precisely the type of behaviour that tends to upset people who prefer to believe that the Kickette Army’s interest in football extends only as far as the number of naked torsos we can drool over in ninety minutes. Should you encounter any such idiocy, our handy refresher course should prepare you.

Oh. And before we launch into the goings-on in Germany to date, we’d just like to advise those of you expressing concern that we would not be covering the Copa America, that our in-depth analysis will commence on Monday morning. Given our shining track record of covering important events, we’re a bit hurt that you might think we would forget a tournament of the magnitude of the Copa. When do we ever forget anything?



Samir Nasri: Happy To Be Tied Down?


Kickettes, we’re disappointed to have to tell you that intial reports regarding the GPS Player Tracking Device *may* have exaggerated the device’s sophistication and efficacy. In that it actually comprises a piece of string that is tied to the relevant player’s leg and can be followed if one wants to know where they’ve gone. Or in Arsene Wenger’s case, which clubs they’re talking to. Image: Getty Images/Daylife