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John Terry: Going Out With A Bang

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Given the eventful nature of John Terry’s England career, it was always unlikely that his parting would be the lump-in-throat, blubber inducing presser moment his predecessor provided.

The Chelsea skipper announced his retirement from international football on Sunday, one day before he was due to appear before an independent panel convened to examine allegations of his using racially charged language towards a fellow player. But instead of an emotional goodbye to the NT, he fired the opening salvo in what looks to be the biggest battle for his career and reputation to date.

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Shakira: The Voice & The Vexing Issue – UPDATED

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News broke this morning that Pique’s missus will be filling in for Christina Aguilera as a judge on US reality comp/show, The Voice, next season.

Earlier this month the singer appeared at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Milan wearing a modified muumuu (at left). Even more recently, Shakira sported even baggier clothes whilst out and about with her boyf in Barcelona (at right).

Moral of the story: we still don’t know if she’s up or the duff or not, which is killing us! UPDATE: Nevermind. She’s definitely pregnant. Best or worst kept secret?

On The Market: Alexandre Pato

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Pato of AC Milan has either been unceremoniously dumped by – or recently did some unceremonious dumping of – his girlfriend, Barbara Berlusconi.

And… scene.

Really, Kickettes? Are you interested in this story at all? We thought we were, but we’d rather write another 10,000 entries on Sergio Ramos’ love life.

Neymar: More Than Just A Mullet

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When a player’s hair is more of a talking point than his skillz on the pitch, you can be pretty sure you’re swimming  in waters close to Kickette Island. It’s warm, it’s friendly, and we bite through the footie fat and into the manmeat like we’re sponsored by Shark Week.

But today, we’re not. So for those who find themselves more titillated by talent than torsos, check out the Neymar’s latest goal vs. Flamengo in Brazil’s top flight. This was Wednesday last week, a mere 48 hours after he scored a hat-trick in Brazil’s 8-0 drubbing of China.

Want to lament/praise his standing in the Best Player In The World™ debate? Go right ahead as we pop out for a swim.

Javi Martinez: His Hazing in ‘Hosen

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If this was a consequence of all big money moves, we reckon players would be a lot more cautious with their signatures.

Look at the fear in his eyes, Kickettes. He’s obviously seen the footage from last year’s festivities.