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Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Antonio Mirante in Parma’s pre-season training: keeping us going since 9am this morning. Image: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Europe.

Good lordy, our bootays are dragging today.

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Good Week/Bad Week: May Contain Nuts

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Image: Thames TV.

GOOD WEEK

TV Enthusiasts: Our mates at KCKRS availed us of the news that Peter Crouch is getting his own talkshow, called, hilariously, On The Couch With Peter Crouch. You might think this is terrible, but we’re addicted to the new series of Geordie Shore. By contrast, Crouch is the footballing equivalent of Larry King.

Also, who watched last night’s premiere of the new ITV1 reality comp, Let’s Get Gold? Starring Freddie Flintoff (cricket bloke), Una Healy (The Saturdays; WAG of rugby chap Ben Foden), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United footballer, obvi) and Martine McCutcheon (who has no great sporting link as far as we can tell), we’re positive none of us missed much.

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QOTD: Swedish Sincerity Over Spying

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“That’s great. Thanks very much.”

— Sweden’s assistant manager in response to Ola Billger, of the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper, after he obtained a sneak preview of Roy Hodgson’s tactical plans.

And how did the Billger do just that? By peering through his fourth floor Kiev Opera Hotel room’s skylight down into a third-floor meeting room where the England manager was briefing his players. Of course.

Family Matters: Yolanthe’s Brother In Hit & Run Drink Driving Accident

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Xavier Cabau van Kasbergen, brother of Mrs Wesley Sneijder, got himself into a spot of bother last Friday in Hilversum, Netherlands and ended up getting arrested.

Anyone not familiar with Hilversum, know this: it is a lovely town 30 km (19 mi) south east of Amsterdam that’s surrounded by heathland, woods, meadows and lakes.

In other words, it’s a place made for getting in trouble.

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Gone Too Soon: Manolo Preciado, Villarreal

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Image: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso.

Manolo Preciado suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday, just 24 hours after agreeing to manage newly relegated Villarreal. He was 54-years-old.

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