March 16th, 2012
Good Week/Bad Week: Glares & ‘Mares
Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images.
Thank goodness for Good Week/Bad Week, Kickettes. If it wasn’t for this post, we’d never, ever be able to catch up with any of the stuff we didn’t have time for while we were socialising/drinking/falling down/sleeping.
Popped collar, neatly trimmed beard, steely glare. It’s all there, Kickettes. Image: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images.
Ex-Blue In, Ex-Blue Out: If you’re still feeling super bad about Andre Villas-Boas’ unceremonious exit from Chelsea, fear not. In a move that will do nothing to dispel comparisons with he-who-would-love-to-be-named-so-we-won’t, the Portuguese prince is being tipped to take over at Inter Milan. What current Inter manager (and let’s not forget, former Chelsea manager) Claudio Ranieri has to say about this, we don’t know, but even he would have to admit, a sacking is almost certainly on the cards.
Bibs Don’t Lie: At least Harper Beckham’s doesn’t. Mommy Vic tweeted this pic of her daughter’s latest wardrobe acquisition this morning: a bib advising ‘My Dad Is Cooler Than Your Dad’. We can’t see many bubbas coming forward with a valid reason to dispute that.
Convenience Store: With a foresight that staggers us, Harvey Nicols have opened a mini branch of their super-duper store at the Etihad stadium. Yes, it’s true. Once you have finished admiring the pretty on the pitch, you can head on down to the outlet (stationed in a private box, no less) and take your pick from a selection of handbags, jewellery and shoes. All they need to do now is install seats that offer in-game mani/pedi services and we would move the office to Manchester.
Time Out: It has been confirmed that Barcelona and France defender Eric Abidal will have a liver transplant in the next few weeks. Abidal had a tumour removed from his liver last year, but was able to get back to fitness in time for the Champions League final vs. Manchester United last May. The good news is that recovery from the operation should be no problem and experts see no reason why he shouldn’t be able to play again. Best wishes, Eric!
Nice Digs: Monaco chairman Dmitry Rybolovlev is being sued by his (nearly) ex-missus after he allegedly bought an apartment for his daughter and consequently deprived her of the cash. We highly doubt that Elena Rybolovleva is living in poverty, but evidently she feels that the $88m Dmitry blew on the Manhattan apartment might be a little excessive, seeing as how Ekaterina is still at university.
The Ego Has Landed. Again: Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued his campaign for the ‘Crazy/Petulant Dork of Serie A’ award this week by first flicking a hairband at Sky Sports journo Vera Spadini, then ‘apologising’ by sending her nineteen roses. This might sound nice enough, except that the roses were arranged by Milan vice president Adriano Galliani, and nineteen is the number of goals Ibra has scored in Serie A this season. Seems he’s on course for more than one title, Kickettes.
You know what the end of this post means, don’t you? THE WEEKEND! WOOH!