Bendy congratulates Marouane Chamakh on a step in the right direction. (Getty Images/Zimbio)
The Emirates is the starting point for our results round up this week, where a controversy that has been brewing for weeks finally came to a head. It was only a matter of time before the issue that has been confounding media and players alike exploded on the pitch and while it wasn’t pretty, we all feel a sense of relief and hope that Saturday’s events were the last word on the matter.
Kickettes, the Buzzard Cut has been laid to rest. Marouane Chamakh has had a haircut. You may all breathe easy again.
It says a lot about a bloke if we can gaze at his feet and not run screaming from the room to find a glass of bleach for eye bathing.
And, let’s be real here people: when it comes to footballers, their feet rank second in funky only to ballerinas. That’s a whole ‘lotta bunions, broken toenails and hammertime tootsies to come to terms with.
We can’t be the only ones who find it difficult to deal with men’s feet?
Anywhosies, Francesco Totti was the big winner at the 2010 Golden Foot ceremony in Monaco today. He’s working the hell out of his suit and the bare foot look is coming off all kinds of sexy.
Darwinism. An evolutionary theory stating that the attributes necessary to the survival of a species will be passed along the genetic line. Or ‘Survival of the Fittest’, if you will.
Scientific study is a big part of what we do here at Kickette, and we would like to introduce you to our own, slightly modified version of this theory, fondly known as ‘Survival of the Hottest’.
This occasional series will cite examples of this astonishing concept in action, identifying player ‘attributes’ that have clearly passed down the genetic line. Application of our theory implies that these attributes are necessary to the survival of our species. Thus thorough examination of images like that above is not fevered leching, as many might think, but actual science.
Please meet Paolo Cannavaro. His brother is Fabio. Ahem.
Coutinho or Cute-inho? Either works for us. (Getty Images/Daylife)
Any Kickettes who find the frolics of floppy haired funster Pato hard to resist might be interested in this nummy nugget, recently arrived at Inter Milan after a loan spell at Vasco De Gama in Brazil. He’s eighteen years old, an attacking midfielder and has thighs (left) to die for. (Reuters/Daylife)
Anything else you need to know? Thought not.