Mesut Ozil. We could just fold him up and pop him our pocket, couldn’t you? (Getty Images/Daylife)
It’s been a hell of a year for Mesut Ozil. A debut World Cup appearance in which he terrorised defences and humiliated England (a pastime that seems to be catching on, we note.) A big money signing for Real Madrid. Pouch-gate. Clown-shoes gate. And now, as our Mesut celebrates his twenty-second birthday, we can only worry imagine what kind of scandalous and exciting gates the next twelve months will bring.
Best wishes, Mesult. May all of your outfits be sensible. And definitely not green.
Sergio kisses it better? In our world, yes.
We’d like to say that the above photo is indicative of the international spirit of football and manlove characterising last night’s Euro 2012 qualifiers. And while Spain vs. Scotland was nearly a triumph of David and Goliath proportions, like the photo, the truth is somewhat different. There was little successful football played and the manlove was pretty thin on the ground too. Still, with true Kickette spirit, we soldier on. Pfffththhh.
Joachim Loew. What happened next? (AP Photo/Daylife)
As a new section available for your reading pleasure, the Kickette Fail Files will regularly provide examples of footy-world folk, who awkwardly find themselves incapable of performing everyday, mundane tasks.
Whether it’s a player, a manager, a WAG or even a commentator, you can be sure that we’ll be sharing any and all events occurring in football that we deem embarrassing enough to qualify.
Kickettes! Pay attention! Taking into account last Friday’s homework assignment, we realise there’s a distinct possibility that many of you will be inhabiting Kickette Island in your head for the foreseeable future and not concentrating on important business matters. We more than anyone understand the lure, so have decided to ease you into a new (and busy) footie week with a round up of the essential Euro 2012 qualifier results.
This way, upon arrival at work you can pretend you have spent a productive weekend following the action, and not constructing elaborate fantasies involving sand and hairbraiding. You’re welcome!