May 20th, 2011
Good Week/Bad Week: Deja Vu All Over Again
It might seem a little unfair that another person’s misfortune is the cause of so much merriment in the Kickette office, but we never claimed to be saints. Just watch the video above, watch it again, and admit to yourself that you too are genuinely evil.
You’ll feel better, we promise.
And The Goalkeeper’s Dropped It: While Sergio Ramos dropping the Copa Del Rey will remain our permanent happy place, we must offer congratulations to Maarten Stekelenburg of Ajax, who managed to repeat our hero’s feat after his side won the Eredivisie trophy. We’re sure that Maarten, who just happens to be a goalkeeper, will take the shouts of ‘safe hands’ that will inevitably follow him for the rest of his life in the best of spirits. Ahem.
Zip It: Looks like Nicky Bendtner is coping with his newly single status in the time honoured manner. Bendy was spotted leaving the Arsenal ‘End Of Season’ bash in the company of a lady friend and a smug grin, the latter considerably larger than the former. Nicky’s fans will also be disappointed to learn that his trousers appeared not only to be in the right place, but zipped up too.
Wetsuit Weight Loss: Exciting news for all of you unable to control your intake of chocolate and jelly sweets. Abbey Clancy has advised that her sickeningly fabulous post-baby figure is down to her wearing a ‘special’ wetsuit while exercising. Our efforts haven’t yet paid off, (the two interns we dressed in rubber and set to running round the block are just sweaty and abusive) but we’ll keep a close eye on developments for you. Beauty hints are just another service we provide.
Andrea Pirlo. He can’t say we didn’t warn him. Image: Getty Images/Daylife
Hats Off: Andrea Pirlo, ten year veteran of AC Milan, has announced his plans to leave the club next month. Pirlo, whose career highlights have included two Serie A titles, was once awarded an ‘F’ by Kickette for looking dishevelled in World Cup team photo. We’d like to think that this probably influenced his decision to leave such a high profile club, but having taken the above hat into consideration, we would guess he doesn’t care what we think.
Banner Bungle: We realise that having directed Manchester United’s course to their nineteenth English League title, Sir Alex Ferguson has a right to be smug, but maybe not this smug. The United manager has stated in an interview that he wished he’d been behind the dastardly scheme to display a celebratory banner at Anfield advising Liverpool fans of their rivals’ new status; a plan that came to fruition prior to Liverpool’s game with Spurs last Sunday. It’s like he enjoys being banned by the FA, isn’t it?
Deal Or No Deal?: Scotland striker Gary O’Conner was arrested this week when police found him to be in possession of ‘a white powder’. O’Connor, recently released by Barnsley, has been training with Celtic recently in the hope of getting a deal. Whether his after hour adventures will have an impact on his scheme, we can’t imagine.