'Pre-Season' Category

Javi Martinez & Private Jets: A Fist Pumpin’ Good Time


Javi Martinez exits a private jet while traveling with Athletic Bilbao

Glad to see that Athletic Bilbao’s resident underwear model, Javi Martinez, recognises the fabulousness that is traveling via private jet to London. If there’s champagne and Jaffas onboard, consider us officially moved in. Image via Athletic Bilbao’s Facebook.

Real Madrid: Grip It, Grip It Good


Jese Rodriguez and Angel Di Maria get close

Real Madrid’s Jese Rodriguez gets up close and personal with team-mate Angel Di Maria during their match against Guangzhou Evergrande yesterday. We approve of this method of bonding, and from the looks of it, Ricky Kaka does too. Image via Zimbio.

AC Milan: Practice Makes Perfect


There were interesting results among the AC Milan players when training called for Yoga Position No.45: The Hump.


Crowd Pleaser: Heiko Westermann, Hamburg SV

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Hamburgs Heiko Westermann flashes abs and thigh against Valencia

Hamburg SV’s captain, Heiko Westermann, knows how to give the people what they want. No, not a victory against Valencia CF on Monday (soz fellas); we’re talking about a nice flash of thigh and a healthy helping of abs! Hooray! Image via Mundo Deportivo.

Weekend Results: Wrong Place, Right Time?


Wooh! What did we win again? Image: Getty Images/Daylife.

We’re not even going to pretend we know what the hell is going on with these pre-season friendly matches now. It’s hard enough trying to keep track of fixtures when they’re safely confined to a league structure, but when squads start randomly roaming the globe and turning up in the most unexpected places, we can’t even pretend to know why or how.

So we won’t. Please enjoy a random selection of matches chosen by the Kickette staff on our ‘really, what?’ scale; a system that in previous weeks has ensured we missed at least three matches/events that you deemed more important than the ones we chose. Hooray!