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Quote of the Day: Alex Ferguson on David Beckham


“He was never a problem until he got married. He used to go into work with the academy coaches at night time, he was a fantastic young lad. 

Getting married into that entertainment scene was a difficult thing – from that moment his life was never going to be the same.

He is such a big celebrity, football is only a small part. The big part is his persona…

It is difficult with David going there [America] – I don’t know what kind of impact he can make. David Beckham himself can’t change the whole country.“

Link: Man U’s Ferguson Says David Beckham Cannot Transform American Soccer

Link: Beckham Forgives Ferguson

Decree Nisi: Thierry and Claire


Thierry Henry‘s four-year-marriage with his wife Claire Merry is officially over. 

Also officially over: our love for the va-voom that used to be Mr. Henry.

We used to adore Thierry – he was one of our Finest Five and with his accent and incredible skills up front had us smitten. But alas, our love has turned to apathy/distain/eye rolls in the wake of his recent actions.  Was he always such a jackass?  Or is this a new thing?

Today Thierry and Claire were granted a quickie divorce after she filed on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour”.  We’re not sure exactly what Thierry’s unreasonable behaviour was, though stories are out that Claire discovered some incriminating text messages on her hubby’s mobile phone.  When she confronted him, he said he was leaving and packed up and out of the family home. He soon announced he was leaving Arsenal and making the transfer to Barcelona.

Remember this gem? “

Antonio Puerta: Rest in Peace



We saw the footage of Antonio’s collapse on the pitch, and have struggled to get the horror and sadness of it out of our minds ever since.

Antonio and his girlfriend were expecting a child next month. 

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.

Link: Sevilla’s Puerta Dies After Collapse

Quickie Linkies


He’s sexy, he’s kicked that nasty little cocaine/viagra habit, and now he’s got his own reality TV show.  Life is good. 

Adrian Mutu’s “Life as a Sexy Beast”* will be airing in America, Romania, Italy and Latin America.  The United Kingdom is not considered important enough to deem a viewing. 

*Our assumption on what the show will be titled. We can’t read Italian. Anyone who wishes to tell us what the hell this story says about the programme, we will be forever indebted.  Cheers Brandy/The Offside for the scoop.

No one knows WAGs like we do. Except for Cricket.  They know WAGs weller than the wellest.  But outside of retail establishments and a few plastic surgeons, we’re there.  Kickette guest blogs for the boobalicious sports site, With Leather, about the top WAGs in the EPL.  Link: EPL Preview, With Leather Style

imageWho knew she had it in her?  The lovely little Melanie Slade goes toe to toe with Roy Keane over his WAGs Are Ruining The Country rant.  She recently scored high on her A-levels, and says, “From what I’ve seen of the wives and girlfriends, they’re just normal girls doing their best to support their husbands and boyfriends.“ 

Please let no one question the normality of the WAG lifestyle again. Mel Slade has spoken.  With her huge ass diamond ring sparkling all the while.  Link: As Theo Walcott’s Girl Melanie Proves

Lazy Links: Thighs, Skanks and Knock-Offs


imageRemember Victoria Beckham’s rather fabu number from Roland Mouret, worn for the big Beckham presentation in LA?  You can now get a knock off of the dress at TopShop for £60. Named “The Victoria”, these bad boys are flying off the shelves, even though they look like they are made of the cheapest man-made fibres money can buy and could potentially cause you to break out in a polyester rash whilst attempting to rock the fierce. Link: Topshop Sells Victoria Inspired Dress

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we love our readers. Case in point, the lovely Blair has set up a Facebook group specifically devoted to football’s wide range of thunder thighs. The inspiration? Our much loved, not-oft updated weekly (okay, more like monthly…ish) Thigh-Off competition. Please do drop by and join if you’re so inclined. Melanie Slade is a member.
Link: Footballers’ Thighs Appreciation Society