'MLS' Category

You Or The Ref: Thierry Henry

12 comments
Share

Ah, the bitchface. Letting the official know who’s in charge at an early stage is a vital part of a player’s modus operandi. Note the referee’s soothing body language. He knows this is going to be a rough game. Images: Getty Images/Zimbio.

Generally we tend to skip over the boring bits in match reports in favour of skin exposure, so our knowledge of the pressure that match officials are under during elite games is limited. We know that players exploit the rules to their own advantage and frequently go unpunished on the field, resulting in embarrassment and criticism of decisions made in the heat of the moment. It’s disappointing.

READ MORE

Good Week/Bad Week: Tired & Emotional

48 comments
Share

We thought long and hard about whether it was mean to lead a post that contains heart-breaking news for Arsenal fans with a picture of Cesc Fabregas’ nummy tummy. But then we figured that first and foremost, our duty is to the Kickette Army, whose appetite for manflesh will not appeased by mere sentiment.

This was a reasoned decision. Any complaints should be mailed to the Mayhem & Fruit Beverage Suite, where they will be treated with the contempt they deserve.

READ MORE

Bad Timing: Roger Levesque & Kasey Keller

11 comments
Share

With Seattle Sounders’ forward Roger Levesque in the midst of a TV interview and Kasey Keller about to launch a debagging strike, this was not an ideal time for the Kickette digital camera to run out of battery life. Sorry, team.

David Beckham & Zara Phillips: Magic, Though Mute

17 comments
Share

David Beckham & Zara Phillips’ campaign to bring the magic of the World Cup to London’s 2012 Olympics was the target of a protest yesterday, when a gang of tinnitus deranged football fans drove over the honorary golden vuvuzela. Seems they made the best of it though, no? Image: Getty Images/Zimbio

Good Week/Bad Week: Football As Art

17 comments
Share

Image via bellazon

Roll up, roll up, ladies and gents! It’s Friday once again, and we are proud to announce that Guti has donned a spectacular comedy ensemble of beige suit accessorised with green in order to act as compere for our revered Good Week/Bad Week post. Don’t cha just love the effort he’s gone to, just to amuse us ?

What’s that? This is a photo of Guti at his son Aitor’s communion ceremony? In that outfit? Oh. Oh dear.

READ MORE