June 3rd, 2011
Good Week/Bad Week: Football As Art
Image via bellazon
Roll up, roll up, ladies and gents! It’s Friday once again, and we are proud to announce that Guti has donned a spectacular comedy ensemble of beige suit accessorised with green in order to act as compere for our revered Good Week/Bad Week post. Don’t cha just love the effort he’s gone to, just to amuse us ?
What’s that? This is a photo of Guti at his son Aitor’s communion ceremony? In that outfit? Oh. Oh dear.
Well, at least he can still count. That’s more than we can claim after several bottles of beverage. Image via waatp
Five To Won: As you know, we at Kickette do not advocate excessive consumption of alcohol in any way shape or form, but occasionally we can be swayed for celebratory purposes. With the announcement of a new bubba on the way, his 31st birthday last Monday and his team finishing the season in a slightly better position than it seemed possible early in the season (like, still in the EPL) Liverpool cap’n Stevie G has plenty to celebrate. And did so by getting ‘refreshed’ in a bar and engaging in a bit of numbers banter with Michael Owen. Bless.
The Ramos™ School Of Art: Great news for Sergio Ramos, whose fledgling career in metallurgyhas attracted sufficient attention for his work to be placed on public display. His first creation, a Dali-esque re-imagining of the Copa Del Rey created using just his hands and a cautiously applied bus tyre is now on display at the Spanish football federation’s museum, for all of us to enjoy. Congrats, Serg!
Twitter Titter: Happy days for those who enjoy the car crash that is football players getting their Twitter on. The bottom baring, cigar brandishing Newcastle midfielder that is Joey Barton has set up an account. Yes, it’s true. He commenced his teachings with a thinly veiled prod at his employers, thus hinting that his future on the site is going to be every bit as much fun as his moustache was. Hooray!
Little Leo Lamped?: Anyone concerned about reports that Lionel Messi was punched by a ‘fan’ in a bar can rest assured their little dynamo remains undamaged. Leo posted a message on Facebook, confirming he had ‘received no punches from anybody’. Which was nice.
He’s good, that Lionel Messi bloke, no? Image: Getty Images/Daylife
In n’ Out: Mere moments after we offered our congrats to Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair for their promotion to the EPL, we realised that things might not go as swimmingly as we had envisaged. Turns out that HelFlan popped out for a cigarette during the Play Off final and was unable to get back into the stadium because bouncers didn’t recognise her. Fortunately, some chivalrous Coronation St fans came to her aid and she was able to gain entry, but not before one of the most hilarious photos we have seen all year was taken.
Junk Jottings: Anyone who spends any time at all on this site has probably allowed their mind to wander into the less frequently exposed regions of David Beckham more than once. Even it’s just for reasons of nostalgia. Well, the good news for the imaginatively frisky among you is that DB confirmed during an interview with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday night that he does not currently have a tattoo on his er… old chap. The bad news? He didn’t rule it out for the future. Uh oh.
Go bye, bye: Having barely got over the trouncing that was the Champions League Final, Manchester United fans are now having to deal with the thoroughly upsetting news that midfield general and tackler extraordinaire Paul Scholes is retiring with immediate effect. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, Scholesy made over six hundred and fifty appearances for United and picked up ten league titles. However, we mostly admire that fact that despite bleeding United, he was always respected by fans of other clubs. No mean feat, huh?
And finally: We’re very occasionally the victims of our own ineptitude when it comes to posting, but due to some fantastic undercover work by the Kickette staff we were able to sit back and fully appreciate someone’s else’s fail yesterday. A British tabloid locked onto a story about Jude Cisse tweeting condemnatory remarks about the Imogen Thomas ‘situ’, only for several other outlets to pick up the story. Jude tweeted later that the remarks had been made in the past and were not a direct reference to Imogen Thomas.