May 13th, 2011

Good Week/Bad Week: Hot Boys, Babies & Balls Ups

There’s nothing cuter than a bubba and a ‘baller on a less than sunny Friday, even if the bubba is dishing out some serious side-eye to his current ride. Extra kudos if you can figure out who the babe in arms is (psst: his grandaddy has just signed on to manage his current team for three more years.  Image via yfrog.

Now we’ve recovered from the jolt of joy that always strikes when confronted with a picture of a cutey pie face in the morning (the baby isn’t bad, either), we are fully prepared to launch into our weekly ‘crucial events you can’t live without’ round up. Please use it to help you through the cold, dark days of the weekend, when we don’t post.


We would recommend a cape, but quite frankly we’re not sure the guy would be able to get into it. Images: Getty Images/Zimbio, Getty Images/Daylife.

Zero To Hero: Having tired of posting stories of Mario Balotelli’s lunatic activities on and off the pitch, we’re thrilled to offer you a positive story involving the Manchester City striker. After chatting to a young boy at Carrington, Super Mario became concerned when he discovered the kid was skipping school because of bullying. The player allegedly drove to the school and confronted the bully before ‘speeding off in his white Maserati’. We don’t care if it is a PR stunt. It’s cool.

Sonic Boom Boy: Congratulations to Andres Iniesta, who celebrated his 27th birthday on the 11th. The Spanish midfielder will presumably be hoping that this year will be as successful as the last, although that may be asking a teensy bit too much. He scored the winning goal in the World Cup final, became a father for the first time and won the title with his club. Since you’re on on a roll, Andres, can you have a look at sorting out world peace for us?

Pleased As Punch: We realise that Cristiano Ronaldo’s global fame ensures a broad following, but had no clue that his appeal stretched to the likes of Mike Tyson. Crispy has apparently received a pair of signed boxing gloves from the former fighter, and we are now praying the two will get together for a charity punch-up. Oh, come on. Can you imagine?!


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Whoa! Oh Rino!: Mere months after he was banned for four matches for headbutting Spurs assistant coach Joe Jordan, Gennaro Gattuso has managed to cause offence once again. In this footage (above), filmed after AC Milan lifted the title, Rino is seen joining in with an offensive chant aimed at Inter manager Leonardo. We hear the FIGC is currently investigating the incident. (Cheers, Elizabeth C., for the story spot and video find!)

Pushed off the Perch: Oh, the ignimony! In a recent poll by Dutch sports site, Yolanthe Cabau was dumped as the Netherlands’ favourite WAG in favour of Gerard Pique’s squeeze, Shakira. In even more shocking news, the Top Wag of the world (as voted for by you lot), Sylvie van der Vaart was dumped into fourth with a mere 12% of the vote. The world is a fickle place, and no mistake.

Mum Knows Best: Pictures of us standing naked in a swimming pool being shown to potential suitors are usually (hopefully) the extent of embarrassment our parents subject us to. Not if you are Kaka, though. A Twitter post by his Mum referring to her presence in London next season put certain Russian oligarchs on red alert, only for hopes to be dashed when the ‘we’ she was referring to turned out to be a preacher. We’d love to have heard the phone call  afterwards.


In case you haven’t worked it out, the bubba being cradled so cutely by Stuey Holden is Rocco Dalglish, grandson of Kenny, who has just been appointed permanent manager of Liverpool. Did you get it right?

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24 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Hot Boys, Babies & Balls Ups”

  1. Nessa says:

    Doesn't the first guy with the baby look like tom felton? I thought, what the hell is tom felton doin on a footy page…Ha!

  2. @AgnesWonka says:

    Shakira will never be better than Sylvie!!!

  3. mochara says:

    You go Balotelli tell that bully whose boss! Haha that baby is like: "Who are you lookin' at?"

  4. anfield_girl says:

    That baby's face is brilliant, I laugh everytime I look at it. hahahaha :)

  5. xbabyshakesx says:

    first time seeing him ^^

  6. @linvinnaar says:

    Doh! Poor Paul Dalglish, he wasn't even mentioned as the father of Rocco. Kenny gets all the attention, doesn't he? :P

  7. Cushy Lips says:

    Good thing UEFA did not cover up it maen they stood up took care of business

  8. Belle says:

    Stu Holden is too precious for words. That man is adorkable I could cry! :')

  9. @DebStimson says:

    Kickette, you missed a very important "good week" item. Iker is on FB!!!

  10. @DebStimson says:

    follow Kickette's link to "with an offensive chant". It's in English too. ;)

  11. Eleanor says:

    Babies don't do anything for me at all. I find them as interesting/cute as a lettuce. There must be something wrong with me.

  12. My heart melted a little when I saw Stuart holding that baby! They are both adorable.

  13. cloggs says:

    Baby is Rocco Dalglish, twin of Coco. I am official weird of football/er trivia.

    The things i know….the things i needlessly know…

  14. Melissa says:

    Well there is another one who deserves bad week kickette!!! Sergio "peeka a boo" busquets!!!
    He apparently said monkey to Marcelo in one of the classicos and UEFA started to investigate on the case…
    and apparently the vice president of Barcelona said something like things like that happen in football and Barcelona would (unlike Madrid) never accuse a player in public because of that….
    Barca play wonderful football they really do, but they lost a lot of respect with those statements!!!
    And Busquets is a pathetic excuse for a man

    And happy birthday to Iniesta that man is a cutie;)

    • @DebStimson says:

      I was so happy to hear that UEFA isn't going to sweep that under the rug. But was utterly stunned to see the reaction from the Barca camp.

      Barca's lost a lot of my respect too…except for Iniesta. His teammates should follow his example. :

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      When I read what he said ( Bartomeu), "I didnt know what to think, did he seriously come out saying, I didnt know what Busquets did, but it happens in football, I dont know why Busquets is not playing in the final although he had a sensational season".
      Why would even Real Madrid bothered thinking about Busquets in the final, he is expandable for Barcelona and we should have farmed Messi or Iniesta not BUSQUETS! That was shocking, he didn't know what he said, but it happened, ( it happened excuses, dont justify it because it happens).
      Barcelona need a better PR department, I thought he harmed his club image, Barcelona are more than that.

  15. AC_USA says:
    Crazy Mario…I have seen this video million times and still laugh every time :)

  16. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Happy Belated birthday Marcelo, Iniesta and Happy Birthday Adan!

    I kind wished if Kickette would share the picture of Xabi in his suit, the guy can work it out ( when RM present the cup to the city of Madrid), he looked hot, the man can work out a suit!

  17. Angel Mandudi says:

    i knew it! :D

  18. Elisa says:

    Stuart Holden + baby = KICKETTE YOU HAVE TO WARN ME BEFORE YOU DO THAT. Too much adorable for one photo.

    I'm guessing that's Paul Dalglish's little boy? So chubby and adorable!

  19. JA7 says:

    First off, happy belated birthday to Andres Iniesta!!! :) Second of all, i gasped/squealed at the sight of STUART HOLDEN holding a cute lil baby!!! OMMMMG, i think i melted cuz of this picture (thanks kickette). It's official, I'm gona steal stuart holden and if he loves holding babies so much, hey we can make some of our own together ;)
    ps. He has nice hands..i would prefer it if they were all over me though, just sayin :P