July 6th, 2012
Good Week/Bad Week: May Contain Nuts
Image: Thames TV.
TV Enthusiasts: Our mates at KCKRS availed us of the news that Peter Crouch is getting his own talkshow, called, hilariously, On The Couch With Peter Crouch. You might think this is terrible, but we’re addicted to the new series of Geordie Shore. By contrast, Crouch is the footballing equivalent of Larry King.
Also, who watched last night’s premiere of the new ITV1 reality comp, Let’s Get Gold? Starring Freddie Flintoff (cricket bloke), Una Healy (The Saturdays; WAG of rugby chap Ben Foden), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United footballer, obvi) and Martine McCutcheon (who has no great sporting link as far as we can tell), we’re positive none of us missed much.
Rock n’ Goal: Following on from yesterday’s amazeballs kit news post, we bring you these photos from Umbro as part of yesterday’s Manchester City kit launch. Let lovers of moody rock and rock hard abs collide. Heavily.
Technological Evolutions: England fans can take heart that they will never have to seek counselling for a flumping Frankie again, after FIFA confirmed that goal line technology will be introduced - possibly as early as 2014. They haven’t mentioned whether or not the patented Kickette ShortsCam will be rolled out simultaneously, but we remain optimistic.
Totti is knackered, apparently. Image: FameFlynet Pictures.
Regime Change: Francesco Totti confessed that he was struggling to keep up with his team-mates during pre-season training last week. The 35-year-old asked media, ”How many laps are left?” as he huffed his way past them at Roma’s training ground. ”I don’t know if I can bear another three!” Perhaps he should be restricted to horizontal work outs for the time being? Okay, perhaps not. Yet.
Breno’s Cell Mate: Former Bayern Munich defender Breno has been found guilty of torching his own house and sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. Prosecutor Nikolaus Lanz described the player as “delinquent”, which seems a reasonable assertion under the circumstances.
Love Bites: Let’s get one thing straight. We reserved the right to bite any player we damn well please, because that’s the way we show our love round here. This does not mean that players can do it to each other, like Corinthian’s Emerson Sheik did to Matias Caruzzo in the Copa Libertadores final. It’s nasty and we’re fairly sure there are all kinds of hygiene issues involved.