June 10th, 2011

Good Week/Bad Week: Guitars & Last Games

Not an entirely wasted week for the Beckham babes either. Mommy tweeted an image of three guitars that Justin Bieber had signed and sent over for Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn, all of whom are reportedly big fans of the Canadian pop hamster. Image via yfrog

GOOD WEEK

Glam Fairies: Congrats to Victoria Beckham and her team, who picked up the Accessory Designer of the Year gong at the Glamour Awards in London this week. Mrs B popped up via video link to accept her award rather than attending in person, presumably as she had no immediate requirement for the bottle of fake tan she was reportedly given as part of her prize. Kickette fave Jess Ennis picked up Sportswoman of the Year, just soes ya knoes.

Nippy Winger: The inevitable restructuring of Manchester United after took an interesting turn when Usain Bolt made himself available for selection during a BBC interview on Thursday. The sprinter fancies his chances at the game when he finishes with the track, reckoning that his natural speed and skill just need ‘some refining’ before he pulls on the famous shirt. Rumours that Chelsea are preparing a counter offer for the self-proclaimed ‘left-sided defensive midfielder’ remain unconfirmed.

For The Win: Due our crap-tastic record with award successes, we are somewhat hesitant to advise that we’ve been nominated for another one, this time via our friends at CaughtOffside. Please vote for us, Kickettes. This time if we win, we promise to try to find out about it before you do.

BAD WEEK

No Longer Fit For Purpose: Sad news for Brazil fans as legendary striker Ronaldo announced this week that his body is no longer able to cope with the demands of the elite game and he is retiring. The player, whose career accolades include top scorer ever in the World Cup and holding the FIFA Player of the Year title an unprecedented three times, has had a rough time of it in recent years, but anyone unclear on his prowess should check out his hat-trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2003. It was so good, the Stretford End cheered him off, which should tell you something.

Drug Dramz: We were hoping that Kolo Toure’s disastrous foray into the world of diet pills would have acted as some kind of deterrent to players considering medication. But news reaches us that Mexico’s chances of lifting the CONCACAF Gold Cup have taken a serious blow after five of their players reportedly tested positive for breathing disorder drug Clenbuterol. The players, including first choice ‘keeper Guillermo Ochoa, have to prove the substance was taken ‘accidentally’ if they are to avoid a ban. Sigh.

Royal Revisionism: And finally, if evidence presented by an English tabloid today is anything to go by, you lot are reconsidering your aspirations towards WAG-dom (due to the majority of players’ inability to remain faithful for thirty seconds) and are turning your  greedy minds toward loftier standing.  We don’t know which part of this idea we find funnier. That recent reports of player infidelities has ruined the image of your baller boy as perfect husband material or that there is a general consensus out there that princes are not subject to the same ‘weaknesses’ as mere athletes.

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44 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Guitars & Last Games”

  1. uknewfie says:

    Just a pity the Beiber didn't donate these guitars to more worthy kids instead of 3 who can have basically anything they ask for!!

  2. @AgnesWonka says:

    I agree, but Kaká can also cheat on her wife sometime. You know, sin is following everyone, and the Devil wants to temp religious people mostly. He has to put a lot of effort, and pray a lot. maybe, yes, he does exactly that, I dunno
    well, that's what I believe. :)

  3. @AgnesWonka says:

    awwwww JB can be so sweet! ^_^
    poor the players of the Tri :S
    most Wags are with their hubbies coz of fame and money!….if they're being cheated then they just have to deal with it!

  4. Crackers says:

    There's wanting to be a WAG and then there's being in love with a guy who happens to be a footballer.

    I'd never judge the women who've done the latter, but being with a man only or mainly for the lifestyle/famewhoring purposes, is pathetic.

    • Lily says:

      I'm talking about girls who want to be WAGS, They are not in love with the footballers. Just because you think someone is hot doesn't mean you're head over heels in love with them. Nobody knows what they're like behind closed doors yet girls would still sell their soul to marry them.

      • Crackers says:

        Ah, WAGabees…now I get it. And I fully agree with you.

        But it's not as if marrying a prince is any more a guarantee of happiness, I wonder if these girls who've switched from wanting to be WAGs to wanting to be princesses (inspired by Kate Middleton, no doubt) even remember what a miserable life Princess Diana had with a husband who didn't love her?

  5. Crackers says:

    I could swear Kickette reported this a few months ago, but maybe that was just the announcement and now it's the end of the season, he's finally not playing any more football?

    He was a spectacular player in his prime though, and he'll always be the first one I think of whenever anyone says the name "Ronaldo" (respect to Cristiano, but Brazilian Ronaldo is THE original). I'm sad to learn he's quitting, but I hope he succeeds in whatever he does after this.

  6. @DebStimson says:

    I watched the Brazil/Romania game. That bloody Romania goalie! Why couldn't he have let just one of those goals through?! It would have been a perfect ending to a legendary career.

    Very good article about WAGs! I would like to think that there are WAGs out there (besides women like Olalla & Caroline) who are actually with their men because they love them and not just their money. However, it doesn't bode well for WAGs who are continually cheated on to stay with their men.

    I've voted for Kickette but looks like we need a lot more Kickettes to step up & vote. There's 3 other websites currently beating us. :o

  7. Emari says:

    Clenbuterol is an illegal substance used to fatten meat up… However, control over this thing is scarce in Mexico, so you never really know if you are ingesting it or not, the players are so not at fault… Blame FMF for allowing this sort of thing during concentration, the players never knew it was coming. :(

    • @DebStimson says:

      It's also used considered a performance-enhancing drug (and can also be used for weight loss drug) which is why it's a no-no.

      Memo Ochoa (aka Guillermo Ochoa)! What a shocker :(

      The argument that I've seen questioning the "accidental ingestion" of the drug through food is that the other players would have eaten the same food so why didn't they test positive? But, I hope, hope, hope that it can be proven that it was accidental. Memo needs to play. Also glad there weren't any other regular starters in those 5 (other than Memo).

      • Gladys says:

        If it is indeed only from tainted chicken I feel bad for Mexico. I want them to do well. I'm relieved Chicharito is OK. I have a feeling the only thing he'd test positive for is Coke Zero.

  8. Serbio Ramos posted a pic on twitter of Jesus Navas getting married http://img.ly/4Vid” rel=”nofollow”>.http://img.ly/4Vid and http://img.ly/4V1m
    There is my dream gone:-( But congrats anyway:!

    • Faija Sajeda says:

      Aww Ramos looks so handsome :) And Navas's eyes!! <3

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      Ramos in suit and in such a classic look is just so clean and classy ( thank you alonso I see a fashion influence here lol), no green or purple ties! it is the best gift to end your day with! YUMMM! but as much as he looks good in it, still It needs to be taken-off!

    • @DebStimson says:

      How perfect do Jesus & his wife look? So happy for them! And "two thumbs up" ( :p Una, I hope you aren't reading this) to Sergio for posting the pics.

    • Crackers says:

      Ahhhh, congratulations to them, the couple look so lovely and happy! (and nice to see Sergio didn't wear any weird colours or funny accessories to the wedding!)

      Now I'm just LOLing at the idea of Navas's wedding night, he seems like such a shy boy whenever he's asked about his love life :) .

  9. GinaM says:

    Couldn't say it any better, he's the reason I even became a footie fan.

    He will be greatly missed….

  10. TuTu says:

    Since I gave a thumbs up to everyone that said pretty much what I would have written on my post but I have question remember when Irina Shayk wont an award for Glamour is it the same Glamour award ceremony that gave Victoria hers and the other winners??

    I know..I know VERY ODD and RANDOM question! But it just popped in my mind after I read that section of this post.

    • Wow says:

      I doubt it's the same award! I think, if I'am wrong somebody correct me please, but Irina got that award for her work as a supermodel, I think it was best supermodel or some bs! anyways if you go back to Kickette's old post around three to four month ago you will find it!

      • TuTu says:

        Thank you for replying Wow but I got the answer. Her Glamour award was for Glamour Spain's Best International Model of 2010.

        Once again thank you for the reply!

  11. Lotte says:

    I wish Ronaldo a happy retirement, and a long healthy life. God I enjoyed watching him play!

  12. Rosa says:

    Most of these WAGs probably havent done a days work in their life. Apart from Vicky Beckham and the likes. They strut around in their mini-skirts and buy designer gear and go on holidays using their hubby's money. And those are women I should feel sorry for? No thanks. When they get cheated on by their cheating husband they will still stay because who else will fund this lifestyle for them? I mean, God forbid they would actually have to work for a living like the rest of us then. They'd rather not. Thats why they stay with their cheating man.

    A gold digging skank deserves a cheating man – and vice versa. They all deserve each other.

  13. rachael says:

    hmm Pince Charles & Camilla Prince Andrew and the porn star lol to be fair we shouldn’t judge all sportsmen by the ones making the lurid headlines we just don’t hear much about those quietly living family lives its not deemed newsworthy

  14. Siv says:

    lol!! "because he's afraid of going to hell". That and Caroline Celico can probably do better if she so chooses. Besides, looking at all the footballer relationships that have worked out in the past, a lot of them have known each other for quite some time before the other became famous.

  15. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Ronaldo :( , best memory for me esp as a RM fan, never ever I will forget his hat-trick in Old Tarford, it was his game, thank you Ronaldo! Football needs someone like you right now.

    How cute is Bieber for sending this to Becks boys!

  16. Nando y Geri 4ever says:

    Another thing to add on to Bad Week: Baby Bojan is going to Roma :( :( :( I don't know if its a transfer or a loan, but I am so upset right now! Sorry Roma fans, Roma is cool, but I had always wanted Bojan to stay at Barca!!!

    • Gladys says:

      It's only a rumor. The Barca wires are crazy with rumors about Bojan, Cesc, Thiago, Kun, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Giuseppe Rossi and about a dozen others supposedly coming and going. Most of it is just to sell papers and hike up prices. I wouldn't panic until you see Bojan half naked (well, maybe that would be one reward) getting a physical for the team.

    • @DebStimson says:

      I saw read about Bojan and was shocked & a bit sad. It was only a few months ago that he signed a deal to stay at Barca until 2015 (I think it was 2015?). In the end though, I hope whatever is best for him happens. It must be tough being in line behind some of the best players in the world. :{

  17. Fernanda says:

    Thank you "O Fenomeno" for all those amazing years of futbol. One of the greatest for sure!

  18. EspePique says:

    There is only ONE Ronaldo!

  19. Doli says:

    That was an incredibly well written article! the fact that girls looked up to these women because of their physical apperance and material posessions is shocking to me. Yes I can see the appeal of dating a man all women want, and having the expensive holidays and clothes but degrading yourself to be the shadow of a man who cheats on you, and considers you more of a pet rather than a partner is beyond me. I think about dating gerard pique or cristiano ronaldo sometimes, and I ask myself if they were to cheat on me would I be able to stay with them? Women across the world would call me a skank because I stayed with a man who cheated on me. No one would take into consideration the time and effort I put into the relationship, my love for the man, nor the amount of temptation he is surrounded by.

    • Doli says:

      As seen yesterday, footballers are surrounded by women who want to be WAGS – women who want to have someone buy them expensive gifts and not have to work a day in their life. WIth this in mind, is he really at fault for wanting to cheat on me? Over paid footballers who have grown used to this lifestyle have gotten a distorted image of women implanted in their brain that women are all leaches and are just interested in them for their fame and money. I am not condoning cheating but I think there are two people to blame for this; the man for having an affair and marring a woman he does not love, and the woman for being with a man solely for his material wealth.

      i am not sure if the writer was right in that WAGS have died out as a cultural phenomea since there are still despriate women trying to throw themselves at every footballer they find, but I believe and intervention needs to take place! Women's impowerment needs to be shown as a positive trait so that these despriate women can realize that they shoul get their own job and earn their own money rather than live off of someone else.

    • Rosa says:

      I dont feel sorry for those women. Half of them wouldn't even be with their man if he wasn't a rich footballer so I have no sympathy for their gold digging backsides. They dont wanna work and would rather sit around and spend their hubby's money, go on holiday and shopping sprees in Paris and Dubai. The man is a cheating pig and the woman is a gold digging whore. They both deserve each other. Please lets top with this pity-party for these WAGs. They deserve whatever that comes their way.

      • Doli says:

        I agree with you that they are mostly gold diggers (not all of them) but I still feel sorry for them. I was trying to point out the double standard – although them an cheats the WAG is considered a skank if she stays with the man whether or not she is in a relationship with him for his money. Let's take Colleen Rooney for example. She is married to Wayne Rooney who cheated on her with two prostitutes while she was pregnant. she decided to stay with him after the affair. She is getting more negative comments for staying with him than he is getting now for the affair. People are mostly saying that things will not change and footballers are surrounded by these women who want them.

        • Rosa says:

          I agree with you. IMO the reason she's getting negative press is cos there is this perception that she's staying with him cos he funds her lifestyle. She dont wanna lose her meal ticket. And IMO this is what separates real women from desperate women. A desperate woman is more worried about her expensive lifestyle being sustained rather than keeping her self-respect and dignity.

          That's the problem with marrying a man who is sooo much richer than you. He can practically do whatever he wants. Sad predicament we are in really. Welcome to a world run by men. :(

          • Doli says:

            I think it is more about entitlement rather than pay cheque. Wayne Rooney feels that he can do whatever he wants because he is getting paid alot of money and is a celebrity. He developed this way due to his personality, the fame and money did not do it to him. I think footballers need to take more responsibility for their actions and stop blaming the press and other factors for their assishways. I feel sorry for Colleen because she is getting more negative attention than Wayne. I honeslty cannot know if she is stying with him for his money after all they do have a son together and statistically children born from broken homes do not adjust well to having their father and mother separated. She might be staying for him for the money, or she is with him because of the son.

    • MadridistaJenn says:

      Thank you for saying the most obvious, yet poignant things about WAG culture.
      I read the article too and I agree with what you are saying. I'm only speaking of the book-writing, uber tanned, self indulgent WAGs when I say, I would never want people to look at me as the "wife or girlfriend of" a footballer (or any man, for that matter) just to make the papers or become wealthy while their husband's are having torrid affairs with other women. The notion that any little girl idolizes a woman that substitutes her cheating husband's love for a pair of Prada pumps is sad. Furthermore, its a testament to both low self esteem and a strange attraction to the lifestyle that a WAG would trade in her dignity for a set of fun bags or shiny new ring for a man who has no regards for her feelings or her health. It saddens me, but I've also become jaded and skeptical of WAGs, which is a shame because many aren't as fame hungry and are genuine, self respecting women.
      One thing I've learned from my 94 year old grandmother is "fill your head because your pockets may be empty someday." In other words, I was always taught that it was more important to learn how to make something of myself because what is given to you can very quickly be taken away. Its especially pertinent for women who are so dependent that they are at the mercy of their provider/husband and subjected to his indiscretions so publicly.
      As far as the men go, I'm torn between optimism and believing that 95% are scandalous manwhores. While there are women who act like vultures around athletes, a lot of the men don't turn them down. I'm a firm believer in getting married after you've got all the party out of your system so you're not overtaken by temptation when married; especially as a young athlete with money and women in every direction.
      Sorry I've ranted like a lunatic, but your comment made me think.

      • Crackers says:

        I guess we'll never really know what these women's motivations really are, it could be anything from they really love the cheating bastard (horrible, but it happens in ordinary relationships too) to they want to stay together for the kids, to being scared of losing their lifestyle and being "nobody" without the husband. Or a mixture of all three, sad as that is.

        It's fine to covet pretty things, but could anyone really bear knowing that you haven't got those things off the back of your own achievement but just because you're somebody's wife? That your whole life is all about a relationship with someone who can behave as badly as he likes?

        I don't think a collection of gorgeous handbags is any consolation for having a cheating husband and having the whole world find out about it. Though strictly speaking, it's the man who does the wrong thing here, and it's slightly wrong that the wife gets blamed and called a gold-digger too – I mean, what do you do if you're pregnant (Abi Clancey) or have a small kid (Colleen Rooney)?

        PS: I don't think wanting to be a princess is any great shakes either, look at Princess Diana. It's even MORE restricting than being a WAG, and princes tend to cheat as much as anyone else if they think they married the wrong girl (doesn't look like a problem with Prince William though, but his dating Princess Shinylocks was exceptional to begin with).

    • @AgnesWonka says:

      every good thing has a price! being a Wag is really good….so it has its price.

  20. Miss XOXO says:

    I believe the Beckham boys really happy and I know they love JB so much…Not so bad music taste for the boys:-))