The Only One made some bold changes to Real Madrid’s roster against Alcoyano on Wednesday, most notably including two brothers in the line-up, Nacho and Alex Fernández. This was kind of a big deal because, per Marca, the last time dos hermanos played together in a competitive game for Los Blancos was 22 years ago.
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Reports insist Roma’s Federico Balzaretti is in a race against his fitness so he can face former club Palermo this weekend. Federico’s hair, while we don’t understand it, is quite endearing. And weird. But more endearing than weird.
Though it sounds like absolute bollocks to us, the retired footballer’s lawyer is arguing Mikey can’t pay his recent speeding ticket because he (paraphrasing here) has no income and just finished his football career.
Newsflash: irrefutable evidence suggests that it takes only takes a footballer one thing to capture a woman’s attention and that is money. So while Mr Ballack’s excuse is inexplicably pitiful, we can only wish him the best of luck the next time he goes on the pull.
Because inevitably he’ll try, and will deffo fail miserably.
Joe and Carly Cole take their daughter Ruby for a spin in Sun City, South Africa during the 2010 World Cup.
Hello! announced exclusively this afternoon that Carly Cole, wife of Liverpool midfielder Joe, had a bouncing baby boy on 19 October at Portland Hospital. We don’t think it’s ever taken this long for news of a ‘baller bubba to circulate the wild web so well done on the secrecy front, Coles.
The little fella, whose name has not been released yet, joins 2.5-year-old Ruby Tatiana. We were unaware that Carly was even pregnant until we speculated about it in September and our faithful Army confirmed it. These two have really fallen off the radar, eh?
It looks like the Twitter account that we believed was Carly’s is now shut down. Something about lack of privacy being the reason. Right. We’re sure young Mr. Cole will make his glossy debut in the aforementioned magazine just as soon as he can fully open his eyes. Congrats to the family!
Want to play in the Prem? Shop at Asda. Newcastle’s Gael Bigirimana swears by it [The Mirror].
Germany’s “most famous football couple” are officially set to divorce. Simone Ballack, Michael’s soon to be ex-wife, filed the paperwork in Bavaria late last week, though the couple has been separated since September 2011. [BILD]