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
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.
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.
Help us out, will ya?