'Pre-Season' Category

Andre Villas-Boas: Welcome To White Hart Lane

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Praise Iker! AVB is back in football management, having been confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.

In football terms, this news is being greeted with varying degrees of scepticism, but the thought of his seeing AVB’s expressive arms and ginger beard flailing about on EPL touchlines next season fills us with unbridled joy.

A bit like this, really.

Kickette End Of 2011/12 Season Survey: Have Your Say

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Image: AP Photo/Polfoto/Lars Poulsen.

It’s that awkward time of year when recently awarded trophies are settling into their new oak cabinetry homes, international teams are already looking ahead to the next big thing and every journo, agent, manager and momma is arguing over who will stay put and who will flee for pastures greener next season.

Because summers which have a major tournament or two on deck inevitably drag things to the point of exhaustion, we tend to lay low on the transfer talk until it blows over.

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Good Week/Bad Week: Bewilderment & Back Pain

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Inter players are overwhelmed with emotion as they collect their latest piece of silverware. Ahem. Image: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images Europe/Zimbio.

We’re pretty sure we are the only website currently offering cup winners, English language lessons, transfer news and hair advice in the same post. There’s probably a reason for this, but the difference between us and other sites is that we don’t give a crap.

Have a good weekend, Kickettes!

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Midweek Mmm: Ibrahim Afellay, Barcelona

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Ibrahim Afellay in training

FC Barcelona’s Ibrahim Afellay has returned from his summer holiday toned, tanned and with some good thigh. Point taken Ibi. Image source: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images.

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Saturday

- Francesco Totti was spotted soaking wet, in a bulge cupper on an Italian beach. Just how God intended it (PS – his wife and kids were there too).

- We gave a warm chorizo welcome to Chelsea’s latest transfer signing, Oriol Romeu. Don’t be shy in your hellos, Kickettes, he doesn’t bite*.

- Did you get a good look at the Montreal Impact’s new logo? You like?

- Cheaters never win. And in USMNT member Eddie Johnson’s case, the same can be said for his rental whip.

*We have no real way of verifying this.

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