'France' Category

Pitter Patter: The Clichys, Mario Balotelli & Raffaella Fico


As Gaël Clichy’s wife Charlene Curic demonstrates, at this stage of one’s pregnancy (i.e., more than 1 hour) shopping is the only acceptable line of work. Seen nonchalantly strolling the streets of St Tropez over the weekend, we give this pair of parents-to-be another 4 months until they’re fiscally responsible for stocking another being’s walk in closet. Other stork delivery bets from our peanut gallery?

In other Man City ‘baller baby making news, Raffaella Fico confirmed that she and Mario Balotelli are expecting a child together (the first for each). In an interview with Chi magazine, the 24-year-old says she called Balotelli the day before Italy beat Germany to tell him and “first he was silent. Then he said `you have given me the best news in the world.”’ Although she broke things off with Super Mario in April due to his lack of monogamy, Fico also predicted that he’ll be “a great father…and life partner.”

Enjoy/swoon/appreciate the baby bumps, Kickettes. And certainly don’t forget to congratulate both couples on their happy news!

Gregory Lacombe & Teddy Mezague: If The Shoe Fits…


Images: MHSC Foot.

One of these players has the largest feet on Montpellier. The other, the smallest.

Is it true what they say about a man’s shoe size, Kickettes?


Hook Ups: Yoann Gourcuff & Karine Ferri


From this week’s issue of Closer magazine: Lashes has a new steady named Karine Ferri. The mag’s got exclusive pics of the pair on holiday in Mandelieu along with sources saying neither left the other’s side for three days straight.

ligue 1 WAG lashes gourcuffThat last part we find hard to believe. Mainly because…well, what about loo breaks?

Anywho, Karine seems to be well known in France as the former partner of the winner of “Star Academy” 4, Gregory Lemarchal. And while we love us some YoGo just as much as the next Kickette soldier girl or boy, our interest in researching his latest hook up stopped there (although one of our readers has shared additional KF deets here).

We are, however, always very interested in looking at his hot bod-ay, so let’s be thankful for small mercies.

Euro 2012 Quarter Finals: Performance Enhancing


And they said he didn’t perform on the pitch. Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images.

Oh Kickettes, what a few days it has been.

The Czech Republic, France, Greece and England all fought valiantly in their respective quarter finals, but found themselves sliding inexorably out of the tournament and into the ether anyway, like a brand new mobile phone handset might slip out of a handbag and ruin the week of those who depend upon it for their very sanity.

What were we saying? Oh yeah. Euro 2012 quarter finals. Photos. Click here.


Euro 2012 Quarterfinal Preview: Mouthing Off


In order for this match up to put its money where its mouth is, you’ll need to visually prey on the weak, naive and pouty. Images: AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis.

The luxury of the group stages is over and last night, over nachos and peach schnapps, we watched Portugal engage in a war of attrition against the Czech Republic’s goal.

It was a bit of a turgid affair, Kickettes, but eventually, Crisps and his slicked back style broke through the barricades and scored the only goal of the game, leading to much merriment and falling over. From us, not them.

With a trio of matches and the semifinals on the line this weekend, try not to worry too much. Your teams are going to be just fine.