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Peter Crouch: Trimmed For Tottenham

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Yeah, if you could just run a few highlights through it, that would be perfect. Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images/Daylife.

For several people in the area, the recent riots in London and beyond were significantly more than a news item. Many Londoners lost homes, businesses and livelihoods during the social unrest, and thousands of residents who don’t feel the need to express themselves by breaking windows in chicken shops and stealing shoes have organised groups and fundraisers to help with the rebuild.

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Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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It’s Monday, Kickettes! Are you refreshed from the weekend and ready to hate your jobs again – this time with a renewed sense of vigor?

Saturday

- Wes & Yolanthe in Ibiza should be the last ‘ballers on breaks pictures you’ll be seeing for awhile, dear friends. The couple was seen ‘celebrating’ their 1 year wedding anniversary with fam and friends aboard a yacht. How romantic and in lurve these two crazy kids look.

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Friendly Fire: England vs. Holland Postponed

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The England NT friendly vs. Holland that was scheduled to take place at Wembley Stadium tomorrow has been postponed due to the sporadic rioting that has paralysed England’s capital over the last couple of days.

This might be disappointing, but like many people, we are devastated to see our beloved London burning and would support any action that will free up policing to bring the situation under control. Rio Ferdinand, who was born and brought up in Peckham (one of the areas affected by the unrest), has tweeted his support for the postponement and also his distress at the scenes being played out on UK media outlets. His Manchester United team mate Wayne Rooney also expressed bewilderment and pleaded for calm.

Whether their words will have any effect, we don’t know, but if you are based in London and want to do something to help or just cheer yourself up, check out #riotcleanup on Twitter.

Normal service will be resumed shortly. In the meantime, why not tell us what you think?

QOTD: Rio Ferdinand On Fame & Privacy

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“I do not see why I should not be entitled to a private life just because I am a famous footballer.”

— Rio Ferdinand, who spoke about MGN Ltd.’s ‘gross invasion’ of his privacy in High Court early Tuesday.

To recap, the Manchester United footballer is seeking damages from the Sunday Mirror‘s publishers for their misuse of private information in an April 2010 article that alleged he was having an affair with a childhood friend. Ferdinand today said that the newspaper’s “kiss and tell” exposé was “essentially a very old story” that brought “great distress” to him, his wife and his entire family.

Kickettes, do you care to agree or disagree with Rio’s private life v. professional career argument? Or would you rather just sit back and admire the man’s dark blue-on-light blue court room ensemble?

Mexico U22 Squad: Pleasured, Then Robbed

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What began as a reported robbery over the weekend involving the Mexico U22 team has quickly escalated into a salacious sex scandal for the Mexican Football Federation, y’all. Or, another way of looking at it: a juicy way to begin this Tuesday!

Following the team’s friendly in Quito, a few players took stock of some precious baubles that unexpectedly vanished from their rooms. In a state of panic, they and the team raised the issue with the hotel, which promptly put their entire staff in question. The hotel finally got a break in their investigation after they (finally) checked the security cameras. Knowing what we already know about this story, we imagine reactions to the tapes included snickering, sneering and a few face palms. Good times.

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