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Kickette Catch Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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- Now that his first season as a New York Red Bull is done and dusted, Thierry Henry has all the time in the world to lunch it at any of the restaurants he chooses in New York’s Meatpacking district. There’s no buts about it – America has done this boy’s body good.

- Getafe striker Javier Arizmendi gave an enthusiastic thumbs up after being discharged from Hospital Gregorio Maranon de Madrid just at the start of the weekend. Prior to his team’s Copa Del Ray match, Arizmendi complained of severe migraines and vomited in his team’s dressing room. Although the thought of human upchuck makes us feel icky, we’re glad to hear Arizmendi was given an ‘all systems go’ once tests confirmed there was no head trauma. [Image: Marca.com]

- All we have to say about this is…SHA! RIGHT!

- We learned that the son of comedian Will Ferrell is a David Villa fan.

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Joystick Junkie: Wayne Bridge, Manchester City

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Manchester City Wayne Bridge

Earlier this week, Wayne Bridge manhandled his game controller at the launch party for new video game Call Of Duty: Black Ops held at Battersea Power Station in London. Image: Dave Hogan/Getty Images.

Kickette Undercover: The Ones That (Almost) Got Away

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Antonio Nocerino of Palermo.  Trust us. The reasons for this behaviour: more complex than they first appear. (Getty Images/Daylife)

Our coverage of the various leagues and tourneys is as comprehensive as it could possibly be considering the amount of time we spend drunk, asleep at our day jobs, paying fines and/or undertaking community service. However, we are aware that there are many, many hot players and interesting events sneaking under our radar.

We thought we’d try and address this matter by availing you of some of the astonishing lengths these hardworking, under-appreciated guys are prepared to go to in order to feature on these pages. If you like it, we’ll do it more. If you don’t, we’ll probably do it more anyway.

Ladies, please welcome : The Ones That (Almost) Got Away

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Carlos Bocanegra: He Works Hard For The Money

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Kickettes, we hope you brought your credit cards, because if Carlos Bocanegra is “working” tonight, we’re taking him straight to the champagne room. Who’s coming?  Image via: our wildest fantasies come true, and obviously post the 2009 ESPY Award win.

Helen Flanagan: Troubled In A Turban

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Certain fashion disasters have explanations that we are prepared to cut the offender some slack on. Petrol station first thing in the morning, for example, slightly raddled and still wearing last night’s micro ensemble? Yuppers. We’ve all been there. Who are we to judge?

But, Helen Flanagan, squeeze of Swansea City’s Scott Sinclair, you really are testing our patience. There was the ‘Reptilian Shoes vs. Bovine Jacket’ incident. The ‘I love your hair, did you come on a motorbike?’ debacle.

And now you offer us the ‘Helen Flanagan and Turban of Doom’ (above)? Helen mate, there’s nothing else for it. If this doesn’t stop, we’re gonna have to stage an intervention. 

We know you’re capable of better. Reward our faith in you. Please?