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The Resolve: How To Be Good In 2011

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‘The Good Samaritan’? Well, our thoughts on seeing this photo of West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie were plenty biblical, if that counts… (Getty Images/Zimbio)

We in the Kickette office like the idea of people making an effort to give up their bad habits and become better people. Such commitment to the ideals of life inspires, and in some small way, makes us better people too.

Don’t worry. The sarcasm is coming.

Commitment to doing better is one reason why New Year is our favourite time. (Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not because of the freedom afforded to semi-alcoholics to consume booze all day and have to be hauled down the pavement by their friends, while screaming that they’ve lost their shoes.) Resolutions provide abundant opportunities for people to improve themselves and we’re pleased to advise that the world of football is not immune to this.

Please enjoy our rundown of the some of the most popular resolutions and see which footy peeps are embracing the idea of positive change for the future.

We’re off to look for our shoes.

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Style Off: Adventures In Menswear

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Image via PacificCoastNews.Com/Zimbio

Most men, correct us if we’re wrong, are just happy to leave the house in clothes that don’t smell or have too many wrinkles. As women, though, we require more.

Of course, expecting footballers to dress themselves well and not get stains on their clothing on a night out is a horse of a different colour.

It’s the holiday season, and this means that footy teams and players are partaking in various forms of festive cheer and celebration. These parties range in debauchery levels somewhere between your gran’s knitting circle and criminal mischief so anything is possible, really.

Ashley Cole made his way from London’s Dorchester Hotel this weekend. He looks good. From the feet up. Our friends at GoFugYourself.com have a term for the phenomenon: The Scroll Down Fug. We don’t think Ash was shoveling any manure or mucking out horse stables in that get up, so what’s with the giant clunking boots?

Ashley was not alone in committing crimes of fashion this weekend. Click through to see the rest. READ MORE

Rio Ferdinand & Cesc Fabregas: The Clothes, They Wear Them Well

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This right here? It’s a post for our gentleman readers. We know you’re out there; we’ve spoken to you before. Others of your ilk have also spoken out directly on our website.

Now, lads, we understand that (some of) you may not care to comment about short tents or WAG fashion (though this photo of Gareth Bale’s, uh, situation garnered quite the response on Twitter). However, we ask that you pay attention for the length of time it takes to read this post.

Above is Rio Ferdinand. THAT is how you wear a suit, lads. Great cut, perfect trouser length, appropriate amount of cuff showing below the jacket, exemplary tie knot. Bravo, Rio! Since the men we know tend to appreciate the direct approach, here goes:

If you look like this in a suit, the only thing the ladies will be thinking of is taking it off you.

Click through to see who else was there. Not so subtle hint: Cesc! READ MORE

Chelsea FC: Hospital Holiday Cheer

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Lampsy! Singing Christmas carols! We’ve missed him so much! Our holiday cheer has hit new heights! We can’t stop using exclamation points!

As we mentioned yesterday, we love seeing our favourite footballers getting out and doing their holiday charity events. We’re so inspired by their good deeds we even left a tip for the uninterested emo Barista at Starbucks who never remembers to use raw sugar for our Venti, Extra hot, Split Quad Shot, (Half Decaf) We’re Total Cows latte.

But back to the boys: here’s a few of the Chelsea lads making magic happen for sick children at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. The kids didn’t know they were coming, so it made for a lovely surprise.  Good stuff.

Read more about the Blues day at C&W hospital and their Bridge Kids Christmas party here.

Source: Chelsea FC

Kickette Catch Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Image: Richard Young/Rex Features.

Saturday

- Before saying cheese for the camera at The Didier Drogba Foundation Charity Ball in Victoria Beckham Saturday night, Christine Bleakley cozied up to injured Frank Lampard in the stands of Chelsea’s match against Everton. Elen Rivas, on the other hand, went cheek-to-cheek with fellow ex-WAG Lizzie Cundy at an ITV holiday bash.

- After we stumbled upon this shot of D.C. United’s Chris Pontius for BrightestYoungThings, we politely told him to burn this shirt (at left). He retaliated by calling us “haters”. Touché – but still – the shirt is fug. Yay or Nay, Kickettes?

- Diego Forlan and Maxi Lopez will soon be in-laws since Zaira Nara accepted Forlan’s marriage proposal over the weekend.

- Alex Gerrard got her first tattoo: two Ls on the back of her wrist in honour of her daughters Lexie and Lilly-Ella.

Sunday

- Manchester United’s Nani commissioned a local sculptor to make a 5ft 10in (1.78m) statue…of himself.

- Can anyone identify which one of these masked men is our favourite footballing clotheshorse extraordinaire? [PS: see if you were right here]

- We discovered that Nicolas Anelka is a bad ass man in black on the 7th December cover of Les Inrockuptibles. You can read snippets of his thoughts about his recent French controversy here.

- Louise Redknapp is quickly becoming England’s answer to Brooke Shields: earning a revenue stream through overexposure.

- As is per usual, we forgot to wish a very happy birthday birthday to Barcelona’s David Villa, who turned 29 on Friday. May his last year in his 20s be filled with many more sex face celebrations.