December 30th, 2008

Flashback 2008: A Summer of Snark

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The story of summer ‘08 goes to Cristiano Ronaldo’s official dumping of Nereida Gallardo, a day everyone at Kickette had been hoping, praying and taking bets for.  Nereida attempted to cling on to her 15 minutes of fame, but C-Ron was over it and headed to Cali, where he then continued to damage our hearts and minds by sunbathing his skin to levels of terracotta never before seen by man.  He also hooked up with some randoms, which gave us some reassurance that someday things would return to normal. Nereida attempted to save face and failed.

Unsurprisingly, much of our coverage over the July and August period focused on the gazillions of footballers on holiday:

imageBastian Schweinsteiger enjoyed a spot of belly dancing whilst on vacay with Sarah;

Sergio Ramos and his golden trunks of glory hit Marbella, and Peter Crouch took Abbey Clancy to Ibiza;

The seriously attractive Maldini family hit Miami and NYC, Cesc and Carla went west for some adventures with Disney;

The Van der Sars soaked up the culture in Bangkok,Fernando Torres and Olalla worked on their tans in Miami beach,  A recuperating Eduardo chilled out and Francesco Totti impressed us with his poolside player skills;

Christian Vieri showed off his beach bod in Italy, Louise and Jamie Redknapp relaxed in Sardinia, Harry Kewell and Sheree Murphy braved the desert heat in Vegas and Claude Makelele and Noemie Lenoir were spotted in NYC.

The weddings continued: Niko Kranjcar did the deed *sniffle*, Michael Ballack made an honest woman of Simone (they honeymooned in the Balearics), Cristian Chivu got married with only one functioning arm, and Yakubu tied the knot in his native Nigeria;

imageIt wasn’t all happy times, though.  We were confused by Thierry Henry’s shirt-tie, Cheryl Cole’s red boots hurt our brains and Carly Zucker’s sandals mullered our happy thoughts.  Also, we had a fashion retrospective of Elen Rives, which is never easy to deal with.  Our crush on Aitor Ocio was short-lived. Thierry Henry’s divorce started looking like it could get messy, and Michael Chopra went through a rough patch with his wife Heather.

The Kickette army weighed in on what they thought of the young Josip Tadic, and gave their opinions on sexy short footballers and footballer threesomes with a twist;

And, last but not least, we got the giggles over Chelsea’s arrival in China and the Spanish NT’s continuing Euro celebrations.

It was an absolutely fabulous summer, and we loved spending it with you, dear readers.

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14 Responses to “Flashback 2008: A Summer of Snark”

  1. Becca says:

    Im gonna miss 2008, it was full of drama, disasters and dodgey girlfriends and sandals!

  2. Venice says:

    Niko :-(

  3. The Fourth Official says:

    Can’t wait until you get to September, Kickette! I know what MY highlight was!! *giggle*

  4. GO says:

    *sigh* great summer..

  5. Carson says:

    Whatsherface got the boot, but Vanessa is still wearing her C7 replica, cubic zirconia earrings

  6. Kickette says:

    Too far, Carson. Too far.

    <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />)

  7. Dani.Mrs José says:

    this summer was great .. i will miss 2008.. i wont miss the Ramos' shorts though !

  8. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Best. Virtual. Summer. Ever.

  9. lose that girl says:

    Oooh, stop with the Carly horrors, Ms. Kickette! Just when I thought the nightmares had stopped, she's shown again in those sandals and that odd skirt/shorts./what is it? She's an odd one, that girl. lose that girl blog

  10. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Best. Virtual. Summer. Ever.

  11. Avenath says:

    Oh, Elen Rives…how you make us laugh?!..LOL…and seriously, Ramos should burn those golden trunks…

  12. LoveLamps says:

    THE RAMOS! *thud* It was the summer I feel in deep lust for THE RAMOS. Ah, those golden lazy days of summer.

  13. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    Aw, the Ballack wedding :) Still makes me smile. I adore him and I adore Simone.

    Don’t remind me of the Euros… ughhhh…. glad Spain won, but sucks for the way Germany went out.