April 1st, 2011

Good Week/Bad Week: Never Work With Children Or Er… Fruit

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An awesome round up of this week’s hot stories to ease you into the weekend. We recommend you enjoy it with a blueberry muffin and a shot of vodka cup of green tea.

Good Week

Super Bambi: Mesut Ozil became the latest player to shill his boots for Nike (top). Although most of Mesut’s pretty is obfuscated by funky special effects in the clip, there is sufficient exposure of the doe-eyed one for it to receive the Kickette stamp of approval. Just.

Trophy Wife: Sylvie van der Vaart continued her inexorable rise to the top of the WAG tree by being named ‘Media Woman of 2010′ at the Radio Regenbogen Awards in Karlsruhe, Germany.

She looked hot, natch (left).

Image: Getty Images/Zimbio

H2-Woah!: The eccentricity continues at Manchester City, as news breaks that Micah Richards will be installing an oxygen tent in his house, in an attempt to speed up his recovery from a knock in time for City’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United. Let’s hope the entrance is clearly marked for him, unlike certain other fabric structures at City lately.

Bad Week

Surprisingly, Neymar’s ‘Bad Week’ is not a result of his appearance choices. Image: Getty Images/Daylife

Fruity Farrago: The week began well for Neymar (above), who scored both goals in Brazil’s friendly fixture against Scotland last Sunday. However, things rapidly went downhill when he alleged he had been the victim of racist abuse from a contingent of Scotland fans. It now transpires that the banana at the centre of the incident was discarded from a packed lunch by a German student and Neymar has been asked to apologise to the Scottish FA.

Goal Mou-th Fumble: Jose Mourinho (left) managed to lose his nine year unbeaten home record this week, although only unofficially. Real Madrid’s coaching staff (including Mou in goal) took on the press in a fixture at the training ground this week, with the game finishing 3-2 to the journos. We’re certain he took the defeat well, though.

Image: AP Photo/Daylife

How The Mighty Fall: Being made to look foolish by small children is becoming something of a habit for elite players. First Arsenal’s Robin van Persie gets lobbed by his four year old son, then the legend that is Zinedine Zidane hits the deck while playing a bunch of kidlings. At least Zizou can blame the pitch. No such luxury for RvP.

Kickette’s Community Section: If you didn’t already hear the news, this section of the site has gone kaputs – for now. If you don’t heed to our warning and try clicking around anyway, you’ll most likely be redirected to a place that features live streaming video of furry creatures munching on bananas.

Whether it’s football watching, shopping or surfing the web for pictures of naked players, tell us about your weekend plans, Kickettes!

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27 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Never Work With Children Or Er… Fruit”

  1. NinaNoir says:

    With the weekend long gone, I only have one thing left to say: Why is Mesut wearing a shirt in that ad?!? Those ray-gun effects need naked skin to work!

  2. Jen says:

    Ozil is so cute! I mean in a little brother type of way, not rip his clothes off……those fantasies I reserve for Gourcuff, Stevie G and Xabi Alonso!!!

  3. Co_rina says:

    And now he lost his 9 year undefeated home record for real :( . But it's not every day that you get to see Iker Casillas trying to score :)

  4. Jana says:

    Neymar never said anything about the scotish fans! He only talked about how sad the act of throwing the banana was… No finger pointing! Therefore he said he won't apologize to anyone since racism is such a serious matter and unffortunately is very common in Europe

  5. keks says:

    Lovely post as always.

    Not to be a nag, but Oxygen = O2 not H2…

  6. GigiSantaCruz says:

    I don't like to see photos of Ozil or commercials like that. But seeing him on the pitch always makes me go "mmmmmmm, he's hot"… Maybe it's the "thingy" I have for men in uniforms…

  7. Agnes Wonka says:

    why did you eliminate the Community? well….it was almost dead, but I don't understand! :S

  8. Pamela Marie says:

    I like Sylvie, she is so cute and petite. Although I wish she would move to England to be near Van Der Vaart.

  9. ayyyy says:

    i love mesuts heavy (turkish) accent!!!!!!
    sometimes he looks so unsure (or is just thinking ..BORING…more action please) but it makes him look cute!!!!

  10. mochara says:

    Aw poor Mou Mou, he has to learn that all good things come to an end =(

  11. Lily says:

    So someone just accidentally threw a banana in the pitch, right at a dark skinned played? That's possibly the worst excuse they could come up with. Racism is a huge problem in football and I don't doubt anything that Neymar said. He doesn't have to apologize for anything, it's the SFA who have to apologize for the behavior of their fans.

    • Cait says:

      It was a German who threw the banana not the Scottish fans. Neymar was only booed by Scottish fans because of his continuous diving. Scottish fans are generally known for their good behaviour :)

      • ayyyy says:

        I think racism is a huge problem in europe!!! also in spain …lot of well known footballplayefrs like marcelo or dani alves already said that they got called monkeys or what ever……and that they had to acclimatize to such insults
        can`t understand that……..STUPID!!!!!!!!!

        • keks says:

          Gosh, that stupid banana accidentally fell onto the pitch. Way to make a fuss out of nothing.

          I agree about racism in football – it's quite common unfortunately -, but in this case that wasn't it.

        • Jen says:

          Last time I checked Spain was in Europe…….just sayin'

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      Racisim is one of the ugly aspects of the game, I think FIFA or UEFA or whatever football orgainzation should pay more attention to this matter, monitor fans who actually show this behaviour before by sending representer overthere to their stads and based on it make their clubs pay some amout of fees or ban them from attending a game. This is a serious matter and should be focused on, football should bring people together, shouldn't cause players to feel sense of discomfort because of their race or regilion, it is very unacceptable. They focus on little stuff such as banning coach for instructing his players *cough* Mou or the idea of giving a player YELLOW for taking off his shirt when celebrating ( This rule I will never ever forgive FIFA for it, for useless lol).

    • McRed says:

      "i dont doubt anything that Neymar said" ???? well maybe you should because he has a good reason to lie.

      The banana was thrown from the Brazilian fans' section of the ground so he knows it didnt come from Scotland supporters. We booed him a few times during the match for diving and feigning injury. It's obvious that he's accusing us of racism as a diversionary tactic to try and avoid being criticised for all his play acting.

      He's got every right to complain about the banana being thrown, it's a disgusting thing to do, but he owes an apology to the Scotland fans for blaming us even though he must have known we werent responsible.

  12. Sylvie is my favorite Spurs wife (refuse to call her a WAG).
    What in the world is happening at Man City? I was hoping that Chelsea would fall to 5 and Spurs would be top 4, but now I can honestly say that Chelsea deserve be where they are. I hope Spurs climb above Man City now.

  13. Elisa says:

    That Neymar kid is an awesome player, but drama just seems to follow him. Wasn't it his coach in Brazil who said that they were creating a monster unless someone can control him or something along those lines? Anyway, glad that it wasn't an incident of racism. Let this be a lesson to never litter again.

    (Also, is it just me or is Man City's roster just getting weirder and weirder? Half of them don't seem to want to be there–i.e. Silva's statements this week–and the other half are just bizarre. Except Joe Hart. I like him…)

    • blitzenTO says:

      "Wasn't it his coach in Brazil who said that they were creating a monster unless someone can control him or something along those lines?"

      Yes, then said coach got fired for benching Neymar after he threw an on-pitch tantrum. Monster, indeed.

    • Maria says:

      Nooo… It was the coach of a rival team that said that about Neymar.

  14. Sarah, Madrid says:

    I cant stop picturing the german student, saying what racisim?, leave me alone let me eat my banana haha! I know lame, but I cant stop laughing lol. Ozil define that a great talent can make a player look sexy, his great talent is sexing-up this guy big time.

    Higuain yelling at Mourinho while coaching his team in the media game, ah I thought the guy can't look any hotter, yelling at Mourinho, just ahh *sweats* *sweats*.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      I think Kickette, needs to go and take a look at Ramos twitter, there is couple of good pictures deserve a place in kickette style files in part: " what was he thinking! Oh ramos!" x_x..

      • @DebStimson says:

        oh Sergio! And we thought the green pants were bad?! lol

        • Taskeen says:

          Lol on anyone else i would denounce the horror of the green pants but on The Ramos I bow down to the style maven that he is! I mean the gold shorts for instance, pure genius! haha

        • Sarah, Madrid says:

          I dont know if it is a cruse or a blessing, but it is a fact that Sergio can throw on anything and still looks HOT, mind-blowing lol

  15. Eleanor says:

    Sylvie is so gorgeous. Her hair is fabulous.