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Spanish Studs & Duds: Carles Puyol, Kaká, Mikel Arteta


Image: Twitter.

Whether they’re born and bred, or foreigners calling the Iberian country their home away from home, there’s plenty of water-cooler fodder oozing out of Spain and its La Liga to fill this site for weeks. Thus, we’re putting a (hopefully) fun twist on our, ahem, regular feature Good Week/Bad Week to rate the highs and lows of the recent off-field antics of Spain’s main men. Be so kind to grace us with your presence?

Carles Puyol’s Pouch Power
It’s a case of the haves v. the have-nots. As in, the fabu Carles Puyol has himself a beer belly, while his new lady friend Malena Costa does not appear to have tummy bloat. Irregardless, Puyol earns bragging rights for the week, especially after Costa supposedly ditched her summer fling thing, Javier Hidalgo, in favour of his infamous moppy head of hair.

Verdict: Stud. Don’t agree? See more sultry pics of Malena here and get back to us.


Weekend Results: Upsets & Armpits


Parma’s Hernan Crespo demonstrates that ‘oldah’ does not necessarily mean ‘ovah’. Parma lost 2-0 to Fiorentina this weekend. (Getty Images/Zimbio)

While we in no way have an inflated sense of our own self-importance, we really are beginning to suspect that we at Kickette have an influence on cosmic events. Our basis for this theory?

Er… we wrote a post about how much vicarious pleasure we get from footie upsets, and we are supplied with a weekend of them. You buying that? Yep, we know it’s tenuous but we’re hungover, knackered and desperate for good news.

But we’d be derelict in our duty to you if we didn’t attempt to exploit this potentially advantageous cosmic event. So while you read our rockin’ results round up, we’ll spend the next three hours writing poetic tracts about footballers arriving at the Kickette office in various states of undress.

We’ll let you know what happens.


The Friday Fit: Victor Valdes, Barcelona


He’s the most flexible, finest, bald-headiest mans we could find for you today, dear readers. Image: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Europe

Product Shill: Iker Casillas Helps Launch… A Razor


Oh, the irony. Never mind, we all know Iker’s got the skillz to shill for the billz.

Btw, you saw his gal Pastasauce’s comment on Cristiano Ronaldo, right? (“… Ronaldo has always been, is and will always be individualistic and selfish on the field.”) Let’s assume that quote was taken out of context.

We’re off to buy 400 crates of razors! Iker said so; it shall be done.

UPDATE: Watch Sara Carbonero eat it at her Pantene event today.

UPDATE 2: Here’s the shot.

Night Out: Iker Casillas & Sara Carbonero


Iker Casillas took his gal Sara Carbonero out for drinks Sunday after they caught the Atletico v Barcelona game (at a bar) in Madrid. We’re not even mentioning his jean cuffs. We’re just not.