'Portugal' Category

Euro 2012 NT Announcements: Varying Degrees Of Importance


Gareth Barry and James Milner were on the golf course in Spain when they got the England squad selection news. Fitting. Image: Warren Little/Getty Images.

Three weeks before kick off, we were starting to get a little panicky about our coverage strategy for England at EURO 2012. John Terry’s recent transgressions, plus questions over his ability to play alongside Rio Ferdinand in central defence raised the possibility of the ex-captain not making the squad altogether. That would’ve seriously impeded our ability to snark over any divisions that *may* occur during the tournament, ya know what we mean?

Then this morning came and Roy Hodgson decided to include JT in his squad and omit Rio. Thus, our strategy is safe.

We seem to be the only people this works for, though. #Hodgsonout was trending on Twitter within twenty minutes of the announcement.


Midweek Results: Unusual Sightings


A great goalkeeper who’s also useful in a crisis. Oh Joey, as if we didn’t love you enough already.

This post contains some scenes you may find disturbing.

A lot of them involve hair.


EURO 2012: An Accommodations Overview, Portugal NT


Contrary to appearances, this bath was not designed by Stephen Ireland. Image: REUTERS/Piotr Skornicki/Agencja Gazeta.

With the UEFA EURO 2012 draw less than 24 hours away, our limited attention spans have gravitated towards teams’ accommodations. Where will our favourite ‘ballers be holed up during the tourney? Will the management take personal tastes into consideration whilst selecting a hotel or will they only be mindful of relaxation and seclusion from the imminent hysteria? Moreover, how boring will it all be?

We’ll be examining several of the posh pads that the rich and WAGalicious will be occupying this summer at random, beginning today with the Remes hotel in Opalencia, Poland. Google Map this location, Kickettes, because the Remes will be housing the Portuguese NT throughout the tournament.

Join us as we have a nose around the place, offering our own opinions about the decor along the way, obviously.


Luis Figo: Still Hot, Regardless Of Headgear?


Image: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images.

Here’s Portuguese legend and Kickette fantasy boink buddy Luis Figo at the Estadio da Luz on November 15th. He received a UEFA award for playing in more than 100 international games. Part of his prize pack was this hat.

Still hot? Or would removal and burning be a ‘pre-match’ contractual obligation for you?

Midweek Results: Hot Boys & Hobo Chic


Presumably there will be consequences for Robbie Keane failing to return to LA Galaxy to prepare for the MLS Cup game on Sunday. We doubt he gives a crap, though. Image: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

A bumper edition of results for you today, including the odd sneaky reference to games we *may* have neglected to cover at the weekend.