March 2nd, 2012
Good Week/Bad Week: Our Methods, Plus Some Madness
Image: REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker.
Let’s offer a hearty, handsy Kickette welcome to Chen ZhiZhao, who has just signed for Brazil side Corinthians.
Happy Friday, y’all!
Hey Man, Nice Shot: Spineless acts of retribution over perceived personal slights are a way of life at Kickette Towers. We therefore fully endorse Walter Gargano’s attempt to get Wesley Sneijder back for a dodgy tackle in Inter’s game vs. Napoli (above). If only we could be so accurate when throwing stationary at our colleagues.
Ladders & Lenses: Congrats to Norwegian TV station 2Sporten, who employed Kickette approved methods to get a glimpse of Carlos Tevez’ first appearance in a City kit since his high profile return to the club. The reserve game vs. Preston was played behind closed doors, but reporters for the channel utilised ladders and telephoto lenses to snap the player in action. Not only that, but they wore great hats while doing it. Yay!
The Red Light District Working Class: Louis Saha has taken time out from his busy goal scoring schedule to explain to us why young, rich footballers are frequently tempted to use the services of prostitutes. Apparently, they’re petrified of being exposed in a kiss-n-tell, so prefer to pay because they’re assured of a professional’s silence. It usually works, too!
Yep, this is more or less how we end up after a few hours on the town. She’ll fit in OK. Image: Dave Hogan/Getty Images.
The Blame Game: Congrats(?) to Philadelphia Union, whose pre-season exhibition match vs. AD Belen in Costa Rica turned into an exhibition fist fight after a dodgy tackle or ten. The players of AD Belen have claimed that the Union players were overly physical, while midfielder José Luis Lopez went further, blaming the “immature attitude of the coach. From the beginning, they just treated us as stupid“. At this time, Union have declined to comment.
EUROS 2012 WAGs: If you’re planning to travel to EURO 2012 for player poaching purposes, you’d better prepare yourself for some serious competition. Having attended Emmanuel Adebayor’s 28th birthday party at Aura this week, Rihanna is contemplating career change, reportedly stating “I wanna be a EURO 2012 WAG” before leading a conga around the club. If she’s super lucky, we might let her pal up with us.
How Long Is Too Long? For Jay DeMerit, there is no such thing but for players and coaching staff at two San Diego high schools it’s roughly two days. After the final whistle, Crawford and and La Jolla were tied 3-3, but penalties failed to separate the sides before it got dark. The match resumed the following day with La Jolla winning on the 50th strike. We figure by that point, no one really cared.