June 18th, 2012

Good Week/Bad Week: Patriotism, Pash Plans & Pod Panic

Image: Claudio Villa/Getty Images.

Last week was yet another battle of the physically and aesthetically superior.

So we’re a few days late, but you know you want in anyway.

GOOD WEEK

Last Minute Strike: Rangers FC have been dragged from the brink of destruction, and providing the SFA authorise their involvement, will play in the SPL next season. The assets of the club have been purchased by Charles Green, despite a rival bid headed up by former manager Walter Smith.

UK Shores: Rumours abound that Guti’s in line for a move to West Ham. Barbers and male grooming specialists in the area have been placed on high alert.

Löw Blow: Jogi Löw terrified a ballboy during a spell of boredom in Germany’s game vs. Netherlands. We’ve replayed the horror-to-delight-to-did-anyone-see-that-I-really-hope-so expression on the kid’s face to the point of finger spasms.

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BAD WEEK

Image via instagram.

Spotty Stories: The USMNT faced claims they were unpatriotic this week, when they reportedly failed to acknowledge US troops who had formed a guard of honour for their arrival in Guatemala. However, other pictures have since emerged of the players and coaching staff doing exactly that, so, as you might have suspected, the whole thing was a bit of a storm in a cocktail shaker, although the team were nice enough to apologise for it anyway.

Buy It Now: Belgium’s NT are a few fans lighter after a contingent of 20,000(!) ‘sold’ themselves on eBay because they were bored. The fans services were purchased by an anonymous Dutch bidder for £2400 and despite a nervous start, have now embraced their new country. “The Dutch have so many cliches that you can enthusiastically dive into,” an orange clad spokesman boomed cheerily.

iTunes: Kevin Kilbane rapped Ice Ice Baby to a crowd of cheery Irish fans in a bar. While his rapping skillz are surprisingly engaging, the possibility of his iPod playlist harbouring more faux rap fugitives from the early 90′s is not. Kris Kross, anyone?

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6 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Patriotism, Pash Plans & Pod Panic”

  1. AnikaGK says:

    I heard that the Jogi/Ball Boy incident was actually caught on tape before the game started, but they broadcasted it as if it happened during the game. It's still cute though.

  2. Kristina says:

    I loved the Löw vs Ballboy incident too! What thoughts and feelings must have gone through that teenagers body! And I grew up with a father and uncles who behaved just like Löw did there :) .

  3. Rossanera says:

    All of the awards to the Kickette soldier girl who absconded with Gigi's pants and made this photo possible.

  4. sandale says:

    I saw the ballboy's reaction! Priceless! Did you see it coming when Löw slowly approached him? I thought for a second – kick the ball out (I hope it's written correctly from the grammar point of view)! And he did it! :D

  5. Diane says:

    Thank you for the foto of Pirlo and company. Gorgeous!

  6. kel says:

    Guti to West Ham!?
    I love it! I UK needs some brightening up