Remember when the domestic season was over, the World Cup was won and we woke from a celebratory stupor, still sticky from spilled buckets of sangria, to realise there was no football for like, a month?
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth at the time, but because we’re never ones to be beaten by something as minor as our entire raison d’etre going AWOL, the Kickette HQ embraced the problem. We ventured forth into unknown territories and brought you the scoop on other sports you could check out until our beloved boys returned to the training field.
We are so good to you.
Nothing pleases us more than seeing a group of grown men get together to discuss hot footballers, as inspired by our mancandy lust lists of objectification. We’re like, so legit.
Wait, we take that back. Seeing Chris Cohen hold up a tonguetastic photo of Fabio Cannavaro was the cherry on top of our post V-day sundaes.
See how fickle we are? Knowing how quickly our taste in ‘baller boys changes, it’s no wonder ESPN Talk Of The Terrace guests Darren Huckerby, Michael McKell and Tom Davis had a hard time naming any member of our Finest Five list during a game of ‘hottie or nottie’ earlier this week.
In spite of the fact that all three ‘contestants’ were unable to conjure up correct guesses, we did find a bright spot in Birmingham City’s Curtis Davies thanks to Michael McKell. He told us to check him out, and that we did and are still doing.
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International breaks are usually met with blank stares and the desire to ditch Kickette HQ for long lunches that include several bottles of wine. Unless the games mean something or someones gets naked, we struggle to get excited about them.
Which is why we are bringing you a double dose of Would You? today. First, let’s have a look at Manchester United’s newest goalkeeper. With the retirement of Edwin van der Sar, United need to fill the spot between the sticks and they’ve settled on Danish international Anders Lindegaard.
At 26 years young (that’s, like, 18 in goalkeeper years), and standing at an ubiquitous 6’4″, we approve of this transaction. As we match the colour of his lovely blue eyes to a body of water in the Caribbean, tell us if you would, Kickettes?
While snoods have been must have fashion accessory for footballers this season, it seems that the sudden requirement for throat warmth is not confined to the pitch. Yes people, scarves are the new manbag, and festooning oneself with varying lengths of woolly or shiny (or in some horrifying cases, both) material is really catching on over on Planet Baller.
Barcelona’s training academy must be an incredible place to work. Not only does the place produce some of the most frightening talent ever to be seen in the history of football (Leo Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Pepe Reina, Andres Iniesta and Xavi are factory prototypes, to name but a few) but it would also give plenty of opportunity for savvy young women to husband hunt like the Ride-or-Die WAGs before them to identify future hotties of the game.