March 31st, 2008

Footie Love: Big Up Yourselves

We’re in a click-sharing mood today, Kickettes.


Do you have a footie-related blog? What was your motiviation/inspiration for starting it? Fill us all in, get pimping.

As many of you know, Kickette came to life during the World Cup 06.

The beyond craptastic performance of the England squad, (combined with the shop-fested, party raging birth of the modern WAG) had us in regular discussions, debates and fashion analysis with many of our like-minded mates. Alas, when we’d go online to search for new gossip or thightastic images, there weren’t any places regularly hooking us up. Thus we took it upon ourselves to start a blog dedicated to non-news, speculation, and most importantly, hot men in shorts. 


If anyone is in the mood for a little self-promotion, please step this way.  We know many Kickette soldier-girls have blogs. Some are long-time readers, who branched off and started their own sites, others are new readers with attitude, some are, indeed, boys, some have even broken up with us via their blogs… it’s all good. 

For those of you who don’t blog, what are some of your favourite footie haunts? Break out the link love.

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77 Responses to “Footie Love: Big Up Yourselves”

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  2. I didn’t like the fact that all those thigh-tastic Chelsea players where wearing tights underneath their shorts hiding their fabulous thighs.Isn’t that immoral and illegal?Well it should be!

  3. Mark Peter says:

    nice image. More image of celebrities are available here celebrity fashion

  4. Rusty says:

    MXA, WITH the full knowledge that she was on Big Brother.

    keyword: however16

  5. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Please don’t hate all Livepool supporters Rusty <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="downer" style="border:0;" />  some of us are nice people, honest. Just as some Man Utd fans are nice too.

    And I am suprised you know who Jack Tweed is lol With Jade Goody we have kinda got used to her trash mouth, easy to ignore her.

  6. Rusty says:

    MXA, the people on here are about the only Liverpool reporters I don’t hate <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

    And as for Jack and Jade, I don’t understand her because she’s UGLY! I’m flabbergasted/gobsmacked as to how she became a celebrity.

  7. Thanks for the plug TFO and to anyone who has followed the link. Still lovin’ Kickette.
    More men in pants please

  8. LoveLamps says:

    Hello baseball fans – GO BRAVES!  Yes, you can take the girl out of the South, but you cannot take the South out of the girl!

    Apologies to others for going off topic, but it’s nothing new here at Kickette.  Spring has sprung in the U.S. and the great American pasttime is up and running!

  9. kelly says:

    for all the mets fans out there…

    i’m at work right now but tracking yankees opening day/manu vs. roma and what a great day it is for hot men playing sports.

  10. Becca x says:

    I Really Appriciate The Work That You All Do, And I Might Be Checking Out Your Blogs Some Time in The Future.

    Thanks Kickette <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  11. mllesatine says:

    Not a blog link I’m afraid but check out for cursor icons, in particular their sport section.
    They have tons of footie club icons.

  12. The Fourth Official says:

    “Anyone noticed how incredibly angry, aggressive, and nonsensical a discussion online about football can become when the parties involved are all male?“

    Or Liverpool supporters.  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="grin" style="border:0;" />

  13. Kimothie says:

    Tracy- I’m a Gooner! You’re not alone. <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

    I second everyone’s marvelling at all of the lady-written blogs out there.  I don’t “write like a girl” mostly because it isn’t really my style, but I’m hoping that with the growing number of women bloggers, commenters, and site admins in the online football world, some of the misogynists and “man-cave” fellas will either change their ways, or at least admit many women *DO* know a thing or two about sport.

    Anyone noticed how incredibly angry, aggressive, and nonsensical a discussion online about football can become when the parties involved are all male?  That’s another reason why I started my own blog- I just needed a place to go to share my football theories and thoughts without having to read through crazy arguments!

  14. The Fourth Official says:

    Blair, thanks for the James pics.  When I saw him the other day, I actually sat up straight on the couch and said: “Oh, my.“  That doesn’t happen very often to me. He’s a little different looking – intriguing.  Who else knew about him and didn’t tell the TFO???

  15. Rusty says:

    Sarah, of course I’m American. No one else cares about college basketball wink I’ve been a UConn fan longer than some of the posters here have been alive.

    I don’t quite know the history of the VT football team, but they definitely sacrificed basketball for football when they joined the ACC. I’m the most bitter at BC, though. Also, in the Big East, we have conference pride, which is why I’m still smarting over Louisville’s defeat by North Carolina (and the loss of David Padgett, waaah).

    Pussycat, as I just said, I’m a UConn fan, so I’m also sick of the women’s basketball scene, but thanks! I’m watching right now, in fact. Rutgers are beating them. (That is *such* a British sports construction.)

    TFO, Liverpool supporters are the reason I hate Liverpool. I’m not sure whether they’re more evil online or offline.

    MXA, is it weird that I know who Jack Tweed is and I that I am far more grossed out by Jade Goody?

  16. Sarah says:

    I don’t have a blog.  I could never even keep up with a journal as a kid, so I’m sure any blog I had would be abandoned for months at a time…which is why I come here!

    Rusty, you’re american right?  I know exactly what you mean about losing a bit of interest in college basketball—although for me, it’s happened SINCE I came to college.  Weird?  Probably.  But my school is such a football school that most people don’t really pay attention to basketball, even though we’re not that bad.  I was such a March Madness fanatic in high school, but it’s hard for me even to find the time to watch the games nowadays.  It’s kind of sad. :(

    I’m also a massive baseball fan, and I do find the time to watch those games!  I actually don’t hate the Yankees as much as I used to, because they just recently came to my school to play an exhibition game and donated $1 million to the VT memorial fund.  Still not a fan of their baseball, or most of the players, but they did a decent thing so I respect them now.

    PS Go Cubbies!  I have a feeling this is our year.  We won the World Series last ‘08 season…

  17. Mary says:

    Nice work on all these great blogs, gals!

    I don’t think people realise how much hard work blogging is – nor how much $$ has to go into designs, servers, and images are really really expensive, god knows what kickette is spending every month on pics…
    (disclosure… i used to work at an image rights house in the states)

    I’m new to soccer and love that I can get all my information from female writers rather than the usual male dominated views out there.

  18. The Fourth Official says:

    Check out:

    for their April Fool’s stories on Manchester United Sex Scandal, and Manchester United to Sell Players and Stadium.

    Almost plausible.  LOL

  19. SuzyQ says:

    agree – i love the Spoiler they are hilarious! the best bit about that site is how angry and bitchy the male commenters get over the footie stories LOL… that’s why it’s so great to be able to snark here with impunity!

  20. DBfan says:

    I read religiously and the LA galaxy Offside – love Laurie!

    Disagree with you MJC – I like hearing about foreign WAGs… !! They’re so much classier than ours <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

    I also think any wag/footie gossip blog that starts up is going to be somewhat like this one b/c it’s been around for a while – look at all the Hollywood gossip blogs that are all the same as each other.

  21. Tracy says:

    Er, girls, my smiley was supposed to look like this:  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="red face" style="border:0;" />

      Have no idea what happened to the previous smiley of my last comment.

  22. Tracy says:

    Well, I visit a lot apart from Kickette, but I still prefer Kickette. Kickette updates more and the layout here is much nicer.

    Also an Arsenal fan, so I visit a lot of gunner-related blogs. But judging from the comments, not many gooners here,eh?:red: 

      Btw,Chicken&Dinner;and The Spoiler also cracks me up!

  23. SuzyQ says:

    i started a blog (fashion related) last year but yeesh, too much work <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

    i read, the footballers wives footy livejournal and am always nosing around the message boards at Big Soccer.  going to go check out everyones blogs now!

  24. MJC says:

    Looking forward to reading all these new women-written blogs! I have zero skill to write one in that dept <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

    Love Sniffing the Touchline and regularly read Who Ate all the pies… This is Extra Time is cute but IMHO seems a bit like a Kickette knock off (not being rude, been a reader/rare commenter here for a long time so opinionated lol).  I also read the Offside but I don’t think it’s as good as before Bob left.

    Cesc’s Lil Bird – I like it that UK blogs focus on UK wags… to be honest i have no idea who alot of the foreign wags are and don’t care unless they’re dating someone in the EPL or it’s totally scandalous! (what can i say, i’m local and likes what i likes!)

  25. MrsJamieRedknapp says:

    Oh my goodness,  MrsXabi, I love you.  Thank you from the bottom of my Jamie obsessed heart.

    I don’t have a blog but I love the work you girls are doing on yours.  Keep it up.  Us girlies need blogs like these.

  26. michelle TN says:

    Just checked out the You’ll Never Blog Alone site.  I like it!  I had to bookmark it b/c well u know, it’s for Liverpool.

  27. Cesc's lil bird says:

    I don’t have a blog but i’ve always wanted 2 start one but i don’t have the time to with all my schoolwork (i’m still underage). I love Sniffing The Touchline! I’ve always wanted 2 try da drinking thing but, again, i’m underage. Another site i love is This Is Extra Time! Does anyone know about any blogs that post anything about ALL wags, including the lesser ones and non-english? Most of the blogs i read focus too much on British wags and when they do occasionally mention non-british ones, they fail to regularly update that story.

  28. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    James Tomkins isn’t doing it for me, he reminds me of Jack Tweed (Jade Goody’s othe half). Don’t suppose anyone outside the UK will know who he is, but he is a skeazing, cheating, scummy, low life, so any reminder of him isn’t going to tickle my pickle.

  29. Pussycat says:

    For those tired of the men’s college basketball scene – try the women’s one. It’s still awesome! Huge amounts of skill, teamship, joy etc. It’s not too late to watch the final four either. Go Stanford!

  30. Josh says:

    Thanks for the link girls! I absolutely love the site, it’s a daily, if not twice a day, stop for me.

  31. Emma says:

    My lj is my football blog. Although it’s also pretty much also my life blog, my life revolves around football, so that’s that. And by football I mean Chelsea FC, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane. With frequent anti-Cristiano Ronaldo tirades thrown in for good measure.

    Here is is:

    And my film blog, if anyone cares, is much better written as I’m able to be more balanced in watching films, which I can’t really do in football. and that’s:

  32. Blair says:

    I have a blog that I started because I want to attempt to make a career in writing about football.  But a lot of my inspiration was Kickette!  The blog is about all sorts of football related items from WAGs to game highlights and much more.  My particular favorite is the “Footballers Are Idiots” tag, and god knows that they provide me with plenty to write about.  Here is the link and leave some comments where you deem necessary!

    My Relationship With Football

    WARNING: I am a Chelsea fan so I may seem slighted in certain entries and a bit of a Cristiano Ronaldo hater, not his looks obviously, but his personality rather.

  33. xlxcx says:

    I don’t have a blog so much as I have a forum for photos…

  34. candis7 says:

    I started my blog, after the South American Cup in 2007.  One of my first posts was about the hottest players in the tournament.  I wanted my website to be less news and more opinion about EPL and international players in general.  It’s still a work in progress.  I’ve just started reading Kickette – it’s great, love it.

  35. The Fourth Official says:

    I admire bloggers – it’s hard work.  I blog on funding to non-profit arts organizations in Canada.  Definitely not footy related.  And if my clients ever found out about me here . . . .  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="big surprise" style="border:0;" /> 

    My favourite blogs:

    Lots of others I go to on occasion, like football365 and others.

  36. tammyv says:

    I am a huge fan of World Soccer Daily’s messageboard (

    Really beyond there and here, I rarely go anywhere else.  I have tried other places but they never keep me interested for long. 

    and Love Lamps will come home..she is just bitter and since we all know that Frankie will win this thing… it is will be fine <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  37. Rusty says:

    I’m just glad to see Yankees fans from New York <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

    As I posted far upthread, my least favorite newfound Red Sox fans are the pink hat wearers. I don’t like my sports clothing to be too cutesy! Also, I’ve been a fan since 1990 and I say kick them all off the bandwagon!

  38. Katie says:

    ok the link didn’t show as I’d hoped so here it is

  39. Katie says:

    I have a blog site called WAGs-Blog see link above. I started it for two main reasons firstly for my love of celebrity and fashion and in particular that of the WAG. Secondly I have a lot of opinions so I thought why not write about it and share it with all WAG lovers.
    Thanks Kickette! x

  40. Rusty says:

    I have a general sports blog in the above link, which stands for “Who Ate All The Boston Cream Pies?“ As I’m going to write about all sports I like, it’s rather college-boy-basketbally (and particular-college-boy-basketbally) right now, but it’s going to get footbally, I swear.

  41. xlxcx says:

    I know! All my friends who aren’t from here are all Red Sox fans now. I told them if the Cubs won they’d be Chicago fans, if the Mets won, they’d be Mets fans. It’s insane. Half of them can’t even tell you what the name of the team is in Oakland or hell, who Pedro Martinez is.

    And I was only kidding about not understanding non-yankees fans. :] I only became a Yankees fan because the rest of my family are Mets fans, and well, it just sort of stuck!

  42. Rusty says:

    some people aren’t yankees fans because they have baseball teams close to them that aren’t the yankees, and maybe also because they don’t necessarily like to ride bandwagons. or if they’re red sox fans, which i am. though the recent influx of red sox fans is driving me nuts.

  43. xlxcx says:

    Aw how can you blech the Bombers? I’ll never understand anyone who isn’t Yankees fan.

  44. Rusty says:

    TFO, I’ve kept all my programs from various games as well. I’ve got Toronto, Baltimore (the only game ever where I’ve not kept score atall because it was so effing hot I spent the entire game tanning in the outfield), New York (both), San Francisco, Texas, and Boston, of course.

    xlxcx, you, to me, are among the people who are actually allowed to like the Yankees (blech). Blech to the Yankees, not to you.

    Right now, I’m watching the Astros and the Padres.

  45. xlxcx says:

    I completely agree TFO, I have to hide my gender on every serious football forum, because the moment I am discovered as being a woman I get bombarded with requests to post topless for the mens enjoyment. And, while I am American and a huge Yankees fan at that, I often find my opinions belittled in this country as well (and us New Yorkers are mighty opinionated). I think you girls who are writing about serious topics (and I’m including you girls who write about who’s hot and who’s not, because I need to keep up on the important news ;]) are doing a wonderful thing and should be really proud of themselves.

  46. pussycat says:

    TFO – I second the tomkins enjoyment. I just watched the sunderland match and he’s totally got the indie/rocker vibe going on.

  47. TFO makes a good point – it’s not all thigh-worhipping, ladies are doing ‘serious’ football blogging too. Inara at Lyon Offside does a seriously great job, Footie-Girl is amazing, YNBA‘s always right on the money, Goalscoring Robot represents.

    LOL @ LoveLamps breaking up with Kickette. When did that happen?! Girl, you need to calm down. I went through the same thing when Carlos didn’t make the FF. You’ve got to wipe away the fan-girl tears and just roll with it, hun.

  48. Marissa says:

    I have to second the love for the Hottest USMNT Players thread on Bigsoccer. The posters there great.

  49. lose that girl says:

    I wish that I had time to blog…I did have one for tv-related stuff but I was too busy to keep it up. Nowadays, I write articles for the tv channel that I used to work for, but the stuff is not about football, I’m afraid.

    I salute each and every one of you who does maintain these amazing blogs—you guys are my salvation each and every day! I love reading them. Keep up the great work!

  50. LoveLamps says:

    TFO – post away!  I love posts!

  51. The Fourth Official says:

    Ooo, here’s one.  Not the greatest pic though.

  52. Pussycat says:

    and I also like

    comments tend to be juvenile but they do have pics and links to stories.

  53. The Fourth Official says:

    Dirty comments my specialty, Rusty and Blair.  And Rusty, over the many years that I was a season ticket holder with the Expos, I always kept score.  <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="grin" style="border:0;" />  What’s pathetic?  I still have all my score sheets. 

    ALERT:  Random hottie sighting at the Sunderland match:  West Ham baller James Tomkins.  Can’t find a decent pic of him online though.  Very cute, ladies.  He’s sort of got an indie rocker vibe going.

  54. Pussycat says:

    Amanda! I’ve been reading your blog for AGES and LOVE it! You went away for too long – don’t do that to me!

  55. Pussycat says:

    I really like:

    She’s very snarky and has great comments.

  56. Rusty says:

    TFO, football is really the only sport where I still allow myself to be continuously girly.

    In baseball, I still know more than most men. I also keep score at games, and talk down to the fans wearing pink hats because it demeans my integrity as a sports fan wink

    In college basketball, I can talk a good game but it’s actually become less interesting now that the players are (mostly) too young for me. I should start thinking like you and use that as a badge of honor. At one point, I could name the starting lineup of every major team in the country, though as of this year, I couldn’t even name the starting lineup of my favorite team! Then again, some of them are not people I care to know about.

    But yeah, it makes me angry when female sports fans who know their stuff are disrespected.

    And if you want to make dirty comments in my blog, go for it.

  57. c9 says:

    Unfortunately I have no time to make my own blog. Of course that time goes into the efforts of making videos and reading kickette LOL

    But seriuosly I do like to thumb through some of the following sites, but my comments are left on kickette wink
    myrelationshipwithfootball- Thanks Blair, it’s a wonderful blog!
    cr17 forum

  58. Blair says:

    THANKS FOURTH OFFICIAL!  It’s awesome that you’re being supportive with everyone! Feel free to leave as many dirty comments as you please on my blog.  Dirty comments are better than none! HAHAHA!

  59. The Fourth Official says:

    I’ve visited your blog, Malin, but Swedish isn’t my second language, I’m afraid.  Very cute graphics and photos though!

  60. Hehehe, Fourth, does that mean you read mine as well? (Made total sense to you huh?) wink

  61. The Fourth Official says:

    I meant to add as well a big thumb’s up to the bloggers who are doing “serious” footy coverage. I love the WAG and hottie coverage, as much (more) than anyone, but I also appreciate good match analysis done by women.  There is still a strong misogynistic streak in the online footballing community – which is why on some forums, I hide my gender – it’s amazing how the guys will treat you seriously if they think your comments are coming from a man, but will slag you if they know you are a woman.  It’s hard to be taken seriously as a knowledgeable football follower when you are a woman! 

    Also, I have to say that, in general, women bloggers know how to spell, construct a paragraph and make intelligent arguments without resorting to expletives on every line, whereas some of the male bloggers I come across are semi-literate, obnoxious and foulmouthed.

  62. The Fourth Official says:

    I’ve been visiting everyone’s blogs and I must say, we have a very very talented bunch of ladies here – funny too!  I’m bookmarking your blogs and hope to visit them regularly.  Can I make dirty comments, like I do here?  Or should I tone it down a bit? wink

  63. Sarah x says:

    I Dont Have A Blog :(
    Seems Like Too Much Hard Work <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="raspberry" style="border:0;" />
    I May As Well Just Come To Kickette, It Always Has All The Gossip I Need
    Thanks Kickette <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  64. LoveLamps says:

    And thanks for the love ladies.  I can never stay away from Kickette because you never know when they will post another pic of my love, Mr. BEST THIGHS IN FOOTBALL Frank Lampard!  Plus, I’d miss all of you too much!

  65. LoveLamps says:

    Blog (linked above) started last year after reading Kickette.  Stopped it for a bit, but it’s back and dedicated to all things beautiful, particularly from the UK and Ireland.  Thus, it is dedicated to the beautiful game and the beautiful men like Frank that play it!

  66. Bella says:

    My thoughts exactly MrsX. Plus, come on back LoveLamps! Even if you never THINK of another man’s thighs than your own true Frank’s, it doesn’t hurt to LOOK? Kickette is just trying to keep us on top of all these thighs without a taking a position. Its not easy but someone has to do it. She’s like a saint.

  67. Steph says:

    I started a blog a couple of months ago, it is really starting to grow. I decided to blog about my fave football team:

  68. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    PMSL <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="LOL" style="border:0;" /> Just clicked the link to see who had broken up with you. LoveLamps, you are hilarious!!

  69. Kimothie says:

    *their=they’re.  Good Lord, I don’t know how that happened.

  70. Kimothie says:

    I have a football/Premier League related blog that began when I was stuck on the overnight shift at CNN, and began writing football-related book and dvd reviews for ESPN.  I wanted some place to keep up with all of them online (other than, thus The Groundsman’s Shed was born.  It’s only two months old, but it has a nice group of commenters (thanks to some previous linkage by Kickette!) and now the blog has evolved into general football news, trivia and (I’d like to think) Guardian-esque editorials. *rolls eyes at own advertising*

    I’ve also formed a rather unhealthy obsession with a blog created by three freelance journalists covering the MLS and international football.  It’s called Sideline Views, and they often blog while their on assignment, and post audio clips from press conferences, random videos of footballers during impromptu interviews, ect.

    Other than that one and Kickette, I visit the following daily:

  71. Well, my name is my blog, but to be true, I don’t think that it will interest you guys since its written in swedish. <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="hmmm" style="border:0;" />

    It’s mostly about my life and occasionally about My Man. <img src="; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" /> (Nandoooo *going into the 13-year-old mode*)

  72. Aishah says:

    oh man… this is probably irrevelant now but i had one right at the beginning of the season. the inspiration for it was this very website. but then i fell behind a bit and left it. i don’t have a blog but my youtube has some fascinating footy vids… i’m currently working on making some more. here it is:

  73. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    I look forward to visiting some of your blogs smile

    I don’t have a blog, but I am going to use this thread to showcase my talents (yes searching for hot pictures is a talent) and post my new video. I made it for MrsJamieRedknapp, but I’m sure everyone can enjoy. As I’m sure you’ve guessed it is indeed of Mr Redknapp himself. Hope you like wink

  74. Betsy says:

    I am a huge fan of…. She is hilarous and since I am a huge Chelsea FC fan I haunt her site often. I also haunt as much as I can!

  75. April says:’s hottest American players thread. HA HA.

  76. Amanda says:

    I’ve had a blog for over two years now—  That stands for “You’ll Never Blog Alone,“ and yes, it is a Liverpool blog.  With detours into MLS, kit fashion critique, and internationals.