Important events in the EPL #1. Image Credit: Getty Images.
We thought we’d liven up the Weekend Results with a cleverly concealed theme today. Keep your eyes peeled as you browse, Kickettes, and see if anything pops out at you.
Right…there is a substantial amount of information to process in this photograph.
Which is why it has taken us five months to post it.
Aside from a perfunctory nod in the Weekend Results and the occasional photo of Yoann Gourcuff, Ligue 1 tends to remain somewhat ‘off-piste’ for us. But that doesn’t mean we’re not constantly monitoring the newswires (Editor’s note: yes it does) for images of players exhibiting what we like to call ‘The Five Tests of Titillation’: namely those poses that we can wilfully misinterpret as an effort by a player to appear on these pages.
Today we apply our expertise in the area to Bafetimbi Gomis, who plays upfront for Lyon and the French NT. Join us, Kickettes, and help us judge whether his efforts make him worthy of inclusion in our ‘Secret Photo Files For Special Moments’ drawer.
Well, it’s more of a room, actually.
Early in the season it’s difficult for players to work themselves into sufficient frenzy to rip their shirts off and run around the pitch in merriment. Not so much at stake, y’see.
But fortunately for ab connossieurs like our good selves, trauma and disappointment also evoke a need to bury noses in polyester. So if you’re commiserating your team’s loss this weekend, just remember: every shirt has a silver (ish) lining.