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Weekend Results: Good For You?


Philippe Mexes. Baguette Smuggler? Images: Getty Images, AP Photo & Reuters via Daylife

At the editorial meeting for this post, we thought long and hard about which picture to lead with.

- Should we use this one of Theo Walcott, who scored his debut club hat trick in Arsenal’s 6-0 whipping of Blackpool at the Emirates, and celebrated by gallantly trying to stifle Marouane Chamakh’s backspray?

- Or this one of Florent Malouda, who cleverly confirmed that having craptastic hair is no barrier to goalscoring, as Chelsea put six past an apparently defenceless Wigan Athletic?

- And while we’re admiring the scoring prowess (in a good way) of EPL strikers, would it not be rude not to overlook Andy Carroll who put three past a James Milner and Martin O’Neill-less Aston Villa in yet another 6-0 drubbing?

(We’re not sure what’s funnier. The thought that we actually have editorial meetings or that we weren’t going to use this picture of Philippe Mexes’ short tent.)


The Midweek Mmm: Philippe Mexes, AS Roma


Your move, piggies. Image: Reuters.

Marco Borriello: He’ll Take Care Of You


Image via daylife/Gettty

We’re going to have to warn you, Kickettes: this week we can’t guarantee that we will be able to treat you like you deserve to be treated.

Some of our HQ is on holiday or about to leave on holiday, others have day jobs forcing them to actually do work, and others are just too drunk to find where they left their laptop chargers.

In light of this pre-warning of neglect, may we offer you a little Marco Borriello? He brings everything into perspective, really. His shirt may be wrinkled, his hair-do may be questionable, but that look in his eyes says “I got this.” Frustrations in life may occur but Borri’s sizzle factor will never, ever leave you.

The Friday Fit: Adrian Mutu, Fiorentina


He’s not signing a cheque, is he? Image via SSA/Niccolò Cambi/Massimo Sestini

The Midweek Mmm: Pre-Season Training with Palermo


Sweaty & scantily-clad training sessions: the way the Kickette Goddesses intended them to be. Images: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Europe