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.

GOOD WEEK

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.

BAD WEEK

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.

Oops.

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17 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Football As Art”

  1. @AgnesWonka says:

    Guti please come to La Liga!! your hilarious scandals and shenaningans can make us focus on you and not on Shakira/Piqué's crap!!!
    Sergio Ramos is so original in many levels!

  2. Purpletree says:

    Why isn’t Stevie G. wearing his wedding ring on this pic?

  3. Gladys says:

    Guti looks like some ironic American hipster from a Wes Anderson movie. Though I have to admit, I find it strangely attractive (particularly his hair and sunglasses…the shoes, not so much).

    • Gladys says:

      I'd like to volunteer to be part of the all-female bodyguard squad that Leo clearly needs. I'm three inches taller than him, fiercely loyal, and a cranky New Yorker. Plus, since I only understand a little Spanish, he can be assured of extra privacy.

  4. Wow says:

    o GUTI, to know this men sense of style is to love him whole heartedly! Guti your such an original!!!!!

  5. chay says:

    Ah … i love that guti has not changed a bit! Our dear flashy, cheesy fashionista! We miss you at RM!

    Very concerned for messi–i felt so sorry seeing that picture of everyone grabbing him, and that women grabbing his face! Makes me glad i'm not famous, but my heart goes out for him. I wonder why people think that they have the right to just treat others that way. He's famous, but he's still a person, you know?

    • @DebStimson says:

      Just like people that go up and touch a pregnant woman's stomach or a baby. For some reason, they were never taught boundaries so they don't realize that people don't like that.

      Messi's a lot more good natured than I would be if some strange person came up and grabbed my face. But I guess they get used to it after a while. :

      • chay says:

        haha! i read something about a pregnant woman who got fed up with random strangers coming up and touching her belly, so once when this man with a pot belly reached out and touched her belly, she reached out and touched his and he was totally shocked ha!

        Yes, messi is much more good-natured about it and that is nice, but still it doesn't make it right that people do that. But yeah, also, they are probably used to it by now and it's better to be tolerant and nice about it than snobby and jerky about it. Hence why i love him!!!

  6. Fabiola says:

    Messi should get a bodyguard. Can't imagine someone would do harm to him, oh well the world is crazy out there but thank God he's okay

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      I know! But the idea why he wanted to hit me, like dude get over it already, the guy left what 10 years ago. I wish him safe in Argentine I really do!

      • @DebStimson says:

        Saw the article yesterday. How ridiculous.

        Poor Messi. Most of the kids trying to get his autograph were as tall or taller than him. I feel his pain really. It sucks being vertically challenged. :'{ Can't wait for all the summer friendlies/tournament games!

    • Gladys says:

      There's this bodyguard you always see him with when Barca travels. He's practically the same size as Leo only a little stockier (I'm strangely fascinated by him since he doesn't look like your typical bodyguard– he's actually kind of nerdy looking). But maybe he figures he's fine in his home town out with friends. It's a shame. I'm no expert, but it feels like the invasion of his privacy has just gotten much worse this year.

  7. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Guti picture is like ok yaay he is doing good when you see the top half, then you see a bowling shoe down there, you go: " Oh guti, how did we survive without you in Madrid for long now". We Miss you!

    I knew it, Ramos aim was art, I honestly to god, cant imagine CDR withour Ramos slip, I really love it, I might be one of the few! He went down the history, get love the Ramos!

    • @DebStimson says:

      "I knew it, Ramos aim was art, I honestly to god, cant imagine CDR withour Ramos slip, I really love it, I might be one of the few! He went down the history, get love the Ramos!"

      Only The Ramos can pull off turning something so embarrassing into an art display in the museum. How can you not love the guy?!

  8. blitzenTO says:

    Manchester Utd and the footballing world is losing one of the all-time greats with the retirement of the Ginger Prince. Anyone who doesn't think Scholes is that good should recall that an astounding 5 of Barcelona's CL winning team were competing to see who would get his shirt from that match. Iniesta won. We'll miss you, Scholesy!

    Also, Guti's accessorizing is awesome. I love green! Never change, Guti, never change.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      Scholes is the best midfielder in England, the best of his generation. Good luck in his coaching career :) .

    • Crackers says:

      I'm not even a Manchester United fan, but Scholes was one of the greats, all right. I hope he'll be as great behind the scenes as he was behind the ball.

      And Guti's accessories are cracktastic (I very honestly love the green shoes). It's nice to see Sergio continuing Guti's, er, "legacy" of fashion sense at Real, though.