September 14th, 2012

Good Week/Bad Week: In Our Sights

Hello? ACME Firearms? Can you put me through to the Massive Gun Dept, please? Image: PacificCoastNews.com.

We have nothing to say.

Oh, wait. Maybe a couple of things…

GOOD WEEK

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Violence, red carded: It’s rare a red card is welcome on the pitch, but Argentinian fans were treated to a flurry of the damn things last weekend as clubs from across the league took part in an awareness campaign for violence against women. Would you like to see your league use football symbolism in such a positive, inclusive way?

Cancer research, topiary corner: It’s been a while since we’ve given Tom Huddlestone’s charity afro some love, but it seems he’s been managing quite well without us. He’s raised over £10,000 for Cancer Reasearch so far, and the latest images, from behind-the-scenes at the Spurs team photoshoot, shows the ‘fro is rapidly reaching Assou-Ekotto proportions.

Double Time, Man City: Manchester City’s will be joining forces with the club’s ladies team, and marketing bumpf aside, this basically translates to the City girls getting access to the coaches, marketing and commercial opportunities already enjoyed by the boys. Hooray!

BAD WEEK

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Fashion Forward, not: Through extensive internet research we have concluded there is no weapon currently in circulation with enough firepower to justify us adding the above image of Djibril Cisse to our ‘Dressed At Gunpoint’ Hall of Fame. And of course, by extensive, we mean less that 15 seconds.

Sticks & Stones, breaking bones? Peru’s Carlos Zambrano tried to insult Leo Messi & Gonzalo Higuain after their friendly this week by calling them ‘little girls‘. Honestly Carlos? If you wanted to really insult them, you should’ve gone with ‘whining bad sports with an over-inflated sense of their own self-importance‘. We’ve tried it in the pub and it works a treat.

Headsets & Handbags, in Norway: Rune Jarstein made a right goon of himself after dropping the ball in his side’s World Cup Qualifier vs Serbia this week. Walking out of a live TV interview, throwing your headset and trying to punch a photographer is so not a good look for you, Rune.

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11 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: In Our Sights”

  1. cescsababe says:

    We had something similar here in the US which involved players from lots of our sports as well as our president and VP. I'm not sure if there was some sort of incident which sparked this, but I'm glad to see awareness on the up for this issue!

    Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBZ3uDNuGKo&fe…

  2. [...] Good week/Bad week brings us a photo of Djibril Cisse that makes me wonder if he’s just messing with us. Probably not, which is scary. // Kickette [...]

  3. cessi says:

    fyi, that Argentina vs Peru game was not a friendly, but a world cup qualifier.

  4. LittleBerba says:

    What a shame that this Rune Jarstein turned out to have a terrible attitude. He's such a looker! I guess you can't have everything. Cue the sigh…

  5. Lady Bella says:

    Aww Huddlefro! I love that he's doing that for such a great cause!

  6. Loninha - Brasil says:

    One of the guys most ridiculous football World!

  7. rachael says:

    He should be calling the fashion police to turn himself in!!! WTF ?

  8. LizzyHS90 says:

    Nice Argentina. Hope more countries follow.

  9. lima says:

    No Carlos Zambrano,calling them little girls won't make you better than them,or more famous.
    The Violence, red carded is a lovely idea.

  10. Miss_F says:

    Good idea from the Argentinian team :) Footballers are highly respected so their opinions on topics such as domestic violence will definitely raise awareness and hopefully be positive for the cause.

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