October 28th, 2011

Good Week/Bad Week: Grumpy Pumpy

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NSYNC they ain’t, but K-PB’s got some chords on him, no? via dirtytackle.

You lot have been so moody this week! First, your response to Christine Bleakley’s new fitness DVD can only be described as ‘mixed’, then you disturbed us by referring to Andre Villas Boas as a ‘ginger stallion‘, before taking serious exception to Revista Cuore’s assertion that The Ramos™ is ugly.

Luckily, we managed to curry favour with photographs of Fernando Llorente playing a clarinet, but it was touch-and-go there for a moment.

We hope our review of the week doesn’t upset you. We fear certain aspects of it might…


Blimey, it’s been a while since we’ve seen him this happy on a football pitch. Image: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh.

Singalonga Boateng: It’s not often that we’re able to post a video of a player singing in the Good Week section. But Kevin-Prince Boateng, Robinho, Alexandre Pato and Thiago Silva made a fairly decent fist of their rendition of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song for TV station Al Jazeera. Considerably better than we manage in the office anyway. No one should be put through that.

Ice Ice Baby: If the Portland Timbers aren’t very careful, they’re going to force us to breach our stringent code of impartiality. Having recently shown up at Portland Fashion Week for a bit of hot roving, they’ve now only gone and invented their own ice-cream. Suffice to say, it involves maple syrup, blueberries and pancakes and we now feel seriously compromised. Maybe they should send us some, so we can feel bloated too.

Edge Of The Seat Stuff: Speculation is rife that our freckled friend Fernando Torres *might* be on Twitter. To date, the rumours state that @Torres is an official account set up for him by Chelsea FC but it has not yet been confirmed by club or player. He was welcomed to the site by Sports Illustrated journo @GrantWahl, who then tempered his earlier enthusiasm with this. As far as we know, the jury is still out, but let us know if you’ve heard different, Kickettes!



Yeah, cheers. Thanks for that. Image: AP Photo/Nelson Antoine.

Playas Gonna Play: We advise that you should probably put down your unofficial mid-morning snack cake for this one. Done? OK. Chubby Ronaldo has waded into the ‘should footballers be allowed to have sex the night before a match‘ debate (er…yes, but only if it’s with us. Duh!) by claiming it’s actually more detrimental to a player’s performance if he engages in a bit of ‘self-lovin’ before a game. Well. There’s an insight, team.

Slash n’ Earn: Drama, petulance and claims of defamation are part of the daily grind at Kickette Towers, which is probably why we’re totally over the whole Carlos Tevez vs. Roberto Mancini saga. Today’s installment, in case any of you do care, is that the PFA have forced City to cut Tevez’ fine for ‘refusing to play’ from four weeks wages to two. That’s a discount of about half a million pounds.

Yup. We Lost: Let’s get this over with quickly, shall we? Despite your best efforts and our lack of organisation, we didn’t win a Cosmo Blog Award. But at least we noticed. Meanwhile, voting ends TODAY for the Shape Blog Awards, so if our general ineptitude hasn’t completely put you off, you can vote for us here. We’re all grinning at you in a winning manner…


Thank you, Kickettes. You’re awesome.

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26 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Grumpy Pumpy”

  1. Adnan says:

    It was good to see Torres smile again. Let is hope he can score goals very soon!

  2. Isabella says:

    OMG prince= Micheal Jackson!! ♥♥♥ he is so cute!

  3. Gladys says:

    I'm sorry about the disappointing Nando news, but if you want to be cheered up, check out Juan Mata's adorable "junior year abroad"-esque slide show of his London adventures. (You gotta love a footballer who posts a picture of Lawrence of Arabia's house on his Twitter. He is just too cute.)

  4. Nakita says:

    Wow! Kevin can sing =D lovely voice.

  5. indianmuggle says:

    OT: I'm just waiting for kickette's take on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed…
    that wink blew me away.

  6. Corazon Blaugrana says:

    so according to Mata the Torres account is not him…

    Por cierto la cuenta @Torres no es de Fernando, él no tiene twitter…/ by the way, @Torres is not him, he has no twitter account..sorry!

    this is his tweet from about two hours ago

  7. ash says:

    HOW IS TORRES A good week



  9. April says:

    On @torres;
    I think it is his marketing/PR folks… they manage his website with little direct input from him these days (see the September incident of the mistranslation… which read much like Google Translate did the work, and since then they haven't put any Spanish interviews up in a translated English version). It'll be interesting to see if they get him on it or simply use it to tweet activities they put on his website or game performances or anything. Working in online marketing, I have to say his brand is certainly strong enough to warrant their creation of the account and I am shocked it wasn't made earlier, but Twitter is just personal enough that if you aren't tweeting on behalf of a business name, it really ought to be the person the account is in the name of.

    He's so private, I have a hard time believing he would use it for anything more than stuff he allows on his site anyhow. Then again, maybe Juan Mata and the others will get him on the social media train!

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  11. Gunner-Girl says:

    Lol.smh El fenomeno

  12. Anita says:

    man that guy can sing!! :)
    i just love them, they look so cute in that video!! ♥

  13. Americus Killaponius says:

    Ok ok I just said this but after watching the video again let me elaborate cause this is too good. Watch Pato in the beginning. He is trying SO HARD to be a part of this and be useful. POOR GUY JUST CANNOT FIND THE RHYTHM and it's the cutest thing!

  14. Americus Killaponius says:

    Lol Pato's just there to be gorgeous.

  15. adi says:

    wow, Boateng sings insanely well. That was kind of suprising, but very nice.

  16. Rachael says:

    I lost all concentration after reading the ice cream flavours I can’t think of anything else but that ice cream everything else is irrelevant.

  17. Agnes Wonka says:

    Well done for Nando! finally he has Twitter! :)

  18. Hot4Spurs says:

    KPB actually sounds decent. Pato looks adorkable!

  19. jen says:

    thanks for featuring nando looking so happy. always puts a smile on my face :)

  20. Rossanera says:

    I love my Milanisti. That is all.



  22. Natalie says:

    Real Madrids Alvaro seems to think the Torres twitter is real, fingers crossed!

    aarbeloa17 Alvaro Arbeloa Coca
    It's real, but I wouldn't wait a tweet from Fernando.. RT @JayyAhmed @aarbeloa17 is this the real account? @Torres ?

  23. Gooner1 says:

    wow he really thinks he can sing. lol

  24. Sarah, Madrid says:

    I am available for the real madrid locker room to take on the advice of R9!, seriously this whole idea of self loving, how distrubing!

    I dont get whi cut Tevez penalty into half!, he deserves it!