April 13th, 2012

Good Week/Bad Week: Poultry & Bad Panties

Deeply disturbing imagery via dirtytackle.

The oversights were flowing thick and fast at Kickette HQ this week.

Luckily, we mopped them up in this post. Cool, no?

GOOD WEEK

Let’s hope they’re not too free ranging, eh? Original image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

To Humour A Mockingbird: Exposing oneself on the touchline is a rite of passage for footballers, but Stuttgart’s Cristian Molinaro may think twice before revealing his control pants in public again. The hapless defender was standing next to famed fourth official and Honorary Kickette Bibi Steinhaus, when he dropped his shorts to make his pre-game adjustments and his sooper-dooper skivvies gave Steinhaus the giggles.

Protest For The Pretty: Cosmopolitan has been taken to task by gay4soccer.com over the selections for their ‘Hot Soccer Players We Can’t Resist‘ list. They point out that while a few players are shoo-ins, several others are lazy picks based on profile vs. actual, legitimate hotness. There’s only one way to resolve this immovable object meets irresistible force paradox, Kickettes: head on over and give their poll the once over. We think you’ll enjoy the commonality of purpose you find there, too.

Hen Party at Fulham: We are going to restrain ourselves from joining the ‘hilarious’ egg gag method of reporting the story of Fulham FC’s chicken acquisition. This should make it clear why.

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BAD WEEK

Image via AP Photo/Matthias Schrader.

Defending The Indefensible, Pt I: Bayern Munich’s Breno (above) has been charged with arson after investigators concluded he started the fire which destroyed his home. In September 2011, we reported that the defender had escaped without injury from the burning building, but sadly a Munich prosecutor has stated that the player had been found to “have consumed alcohol at the time, used several lighters and possibly some fire accelerant [to light] objects around the house“. He faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.

Defending The Indefensible, Pt II: Speaking of court cases, Sheffield United’s Ched Evans and Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald are currently appearing before Caernarfon Crown Court charged with rape, after an incident at a Premier Inn last May.  It’s alleged that the pair had sex with a 19-year-old female who was reportedly too drunk to consent, but David Fish, QC, who is defending Evans, claims she slept with the pair willingly. The trial is expected to continue into next week.

King Red: Director of Football Damien Comolli was the first casualty of Liverpool’s poor form prompted reshuffle yesterday, when it was announced that he’d left the club “by mutual consent“. It seemed as though King Kenny, whose leadership has been under increasingly intense scrutiny, was going to escape censure by the company’s owners Fenway until he received the dreaded vote of confidence from chairman Tom Werner. We know where that tends to lead, don’t we, Kickettes?

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11 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Poultry & Bad Panties”

  1. jenni4955 says:

    Got to agree with Benny, Heath and the Montreal Impact guy. But seriously, where are Fredy Montero, Rafa Marquez and Thierry Henry from NY? Also Brek Shea? His bed-hair alone should get some votes. And I know there are lots more. The Vancouver Whitecaps have some real hotties. I remember Russell Teibert from the Canadian NT and thinking 'WOW' but I can't remember who he plays for. Oh, and Shaun Saiko too, but I think he might be with a NASL team. :) The Cosmo writers were not thorough enough.

  2. Jayy says:

    Duh, who wouldnt include Benny Feilhaber, I mean LOOK AT THE GUY ;)

  3. Nettie says:

    Cosmo list: Andrew Jean Baptiste was quite surprised to be included, saying "I'm still wondering how my name even got up on that list. I mean, I'm not pushing it past them. Have you looked at me?" http://www.stumptownfooty.com/2012/4/12/2944318/p…

    • Kerry says:

      If I had to pick a Timbers player, I think I'd pick Jake Gleeson or Kris Boyd. And if Mike Chabala would get a haircut I'd put his name in too!

  4. Mary says:

    That Cosmo list…even going with the 'one guy per team' approach, check out their selection for New York. Stephen Keel? Over Thierry Henry? The entire list is invalid, right there.

  5. springybelle says:

    speaking of exposing oneself… http://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/manuelneuer_…

  6. liz2 says:

    I don't care how famous you are, how much you make, or how many goals you have scored, If someone doenst say a direct "yes" then back the f*ck off. Just because you play football doesn't mean you are above the law. Neither them, or you, being drunk is an excuse, it's rape /rant over

    Unrelated: the Cosmo list needs Zarek Valentin. pronto

  7. Gladys says:

    On a bad note, Kickette, apparently Giuseppe Rossi just reinjured his knee again during practice and its another six months out! Geez, I feel terribly for him. Also feel bad for Los Submarinos but I hope they didn't rush him back to play. It's clearly not Villarreal's season (or poor Rossi's, either).

    • Naomi says:

      Aw shoot! I feel so bad for him! Especially because he was really looking forward to playing for Italy in the Euros

  8. April says:

    RE: Cosmo list. Benny Feilhaber and Heath Pearce made it… call it complete, in my book.