August 19th, 2011
Europa League Observations: Hypocrites & Hamstrings
Spurs’ Michael Dawson takes his shirt off to celebrate his side’s 5-0 win over the SPL’s Heart of Midlothian. Maybe this Europa League stuff isn’t as bad as we thought… Image: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Europe/Zimbio.
As you know, we can’t be bothered to write stuff about the Europa League until someone actually wins it. Or does something random in a manner that attracts our magpie-like attention.
However, the powers-that-be at Kickette (read: the higher-ups who hope for a Michael Dawson tunnel exposure repeat) have spoken, and so here we are.
Whether this Friday morning photo post (which is the quickest and most convenient way of bulldozing through our to-do’s without doing any actual work) will be a regular thing or not depends whether or not:
A) All caffeine is hidden during the first hour of the work week’s last day
B) Our local bar’s ‘Buy One, Get Two Free’ offer becomes permanent.
In the words of every Tweeting footballer out there, ‘leggo’.
Yep. Tom Huddlestone in a vest is working for us. Image: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Europe/Zimbio.
Fulham beat Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (try spelling that after a couple of sneaky pulls on the secret hipflask) 3-0. There were hugs. Image: Getty Images/Daylife.
Uh huh, this is the kind of response we offered when we discovered that AS Roma lost 1-0 to Slovan Bratislava. Cheers, Gianluca Carpari, for saving us the trouble of falling to our knees. Image: AP Photo/Daylife.
Alright, maybe we do feel a bit guilty about ignoring the level of commitment these boys are prepared to put in. Apologies, Uros Cosic of Red Star Belgrade (who lost 2-1 to Rennes). We hope your bottom recovers soon. Image: AP Photo/Daylife.
Alright. We concede the point that the Europa League *might* be more interesting than we led you to believe. Unless, of course, you are an FK Rabotnicki fan. We’ll see about making this a regular thing. Perhaps. Image: Getty Images/Zimbio.