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Thursday Thigh-Off 2.0: Sergio Ramos v. Benoit Cheyrou


TTO footballers thighs

It’s always nice when multi-tasking players like Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) and Benoit Cheyrou (Olympique de Marseille) take hold of the Thursday Thigh-Off responsibilities for us, insisting we’re too pretty and dainty to bother lifting a finger. Very considerate of them.

Of course, with the immense quadly goodness on display today, picking a winner may be harder than attempting a drive by of the Printemps shoe department during your lunch hour. We suggest you pour yourself a drink, take the phone off the hook and get a note pad to make your comparisons.


Gerard Pique & Shakira: A Polite Request


They’re staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, dammit! Images: PacificCoastNews/Zimbio

While our cold hearts are typically pressure-cooked to perfection from the sight of two beautiful lovebirds publicly demonstrating their love for one another, we have to confess that we’re growing bored with this particular coupling.

We’ve enjoyed a romantic break, commiserated as they have offered sad goodbyes at the airport and remarked upon the grubbiness of the automobiles that transport them on their journey of love. Ahem.

We think we’ve done enough.


Midweek Results: Confusion Abounds


Asamoah Gyan & Derek Boeteng of Ghana share a tender moment during a friendly (ish) 1-1 draw with England at Wembley. Image: Reuters/Daylife

If our confusion over which games were friendlies and which meaningful at the weekend was bad, imagine our horror when confronted with last night’s maddening fixture schedule.

Fortunately, most of the Kickette staff were able to make it into the top secret work avoidance bunker (the toilets) before our dear editor could assign the round up, so we are relieved pleased to be able to bring the you highlights via a special photo post.

We trust that the time honoured technique of including a photo of Yoann Gourcuff in said post will distract you sufficiently to allow us to get away with it.


Birthday Boys: Sergio Ramos & Mikel Arteta


Sergio gets his ‘Kraken’ on at the Coliseum. Sigh. Original image via wikipedia.org

How best to celebrate the birth of one of fashion’s football’s greatest icons? It’s a question that thwarted even the sharpest minds in the Kickette office, until one of our perky young interns had the brilliant scheme to blow the alcohol budget for ‘Annual Kickette Easter Extravaganza ‘ and send Sergio Ramos on a cultural trip around the world, to take in a few of the Seven Wonders**.


Weekend Results: Euro 2012 Qualifiers


We  chose this image as our lead because Yoann scored a goal. Okay? Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Image/Daylife.

Overcoming our lethargy towards the international fixtures was a strain for us this weekend. We’re really enjoying the jostling for position at the top and bottom of the European Leagues and for us, this whole Euro 2012 Qualifier shebang couldn’t have come at a worse time.

However, we cheered ourselves up by donning national costume for the Kickette Drinking Weekender (leave your handbag, iPhone and left shoe at the door, please) and can now report that a good time is assured for anyone brave enough to enter a pub whilst wearing lederhosen, a pair of clogs, a kilt and an outsize football jersey.

However, we would like to take this opportunity to ask the member of the Kickette staff responsible for putting a fresh Scottish haggis in the office microwave to come forward. It’s not clever and the result is that interns will be scraping unidentified ‘matter’ from the walls for some time to come.

As you were.