Well, that should see off the Monday morning blues. Thank you, Palermo’s Mauricio Pinilla. And if that’s not enough skin for you, Kickettes, you might want to follow the jump… Image: Getty Images/Daylife.
Oh, Monday. Why are we never ready for you? You are the inevitable conclusion of the weekend, and despite our measures to stave off your ruinous effects (gulping water in between cocktails, trying to sleep at least five hours in forty-eight, taking spare shoes out so our feet aren’t reduced to bloody stumps), you know what? We’re still always mortified when you turn up.
At least we have the excitement of preparing the Weekend Results in between throwing down coffees and fizzy hangover cures that taste like chalk. And you, lovely readers, have the excitement of reading them.
Joe Le Taxi: Joey Cole has eschewed the opportunity to take advantage of his new colleagues’ language skillz… in favour of learning French himself. The Cockney boy, who has just begun a season long loan to Ligue 1 side Lille, told how his new team-mates speak great English, but he ‘doesn’t want to rely on them’. So far, his knowledge extends to ‘Bonjour’ and ‘Au revoir’. Good luck, mate!
Where we see ourselves fitting into Mario Gomez’ life, as demonstrated by David Alaba. Image: Reuters/Daylife.
It’s Monday. Drinking time is still hours away. But at least we can reminisce on a pretty entertaining weekend of footy.
Come here looking for Crispy? David Villa? Fernando Llorente?
You know we would never disappoint you unless we absolutely had to (or unless we get so drunk we actually forget to post anything, which could happen), but as we hinted in Good Week/Bad Week, the La Liga season did not kick-off this weekend due to player strike action.
That didn’t phase Chelsea’s hot new manager, and it shouldn’t for any of us either.
The next few weeks are going to be a little chaotic, Kickettes. You probably won’t notice the difference, as the Weekend Results posts have been a masterclass in eclectisim since June, but couple the staggered start of the European league seasons with staff holidays, shopping extravaganzas and the ineptitude we wear like a badge and you will immediately see that only mayhem can ensue.
We promise to post lots of pictures of men in various states of undress, just to distract you. Like always.
Image Credit: Getty Images.