September 16th, 2011

Good Week/Bad Week: Room Sharing & ‘Shroom Bearing

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On The Bench: Giampiero Boniperti and Alessandro Del Piero had a nice manly hug near a park bench during the ceremony of inauguration of the new stadium of FC Juventus ahead of the pre season friendly match between FC Juventus and Notts County on September 8, 2011 in Turin, Italy. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Bundles Of Boy Joy: Congratulations to Jamie O’Hara and Danielle Lloyd, who have officially inaugurated baby Harry into the football Hall Of Fame, via an OK spread.

And The Little One Said: How much of this is wishful thinking and how much cold hard fact, we have no clue. But the idea of Gareth Bale and David Beckham sharing ‘quarters’ during the 2012 London Olympics is so cool, we don’t even care. Like, how much num can a bunch of women take in a Travel Lodge?


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Non-psychedelic Mushroom Madness: It’s fortunate really, that Xavi is actually a world renowned footballer player, because his recently revealed hobby of mushroom picking might seem a little ‘pedestrian’ otherwise. Apparently, the midfielder has “the same passion for it [mushroom hunting] as I do for a goal.” Even head coach Pep Guardiola acknowledges the Xavi-mushroom connection. “When he has a day off, he goes and picks setas [mushrooms] in the countryside, and someone who picks mushrooms can’t be a bad bloke.”

White Wedding Wad: If an EPL star offered you cash to ditch your wedding day because his bride-to-be wanted the venue for her own nups, would you do it? One bride reportedly did. Having booked her day, she was approached by an unnamed baller, whose fiancee was set on the same venue. One ‘five figure sum’ later, she got her way. How… er… romantic.

Reportage Resentment: Alex Ferguson criticised Kenny Dalglish’s daughter Kelly Cates for asking about Anders Lindegaard’s fine form and upcoming playing time in a recent interview. When asked, (by our own intrepid super sleuth, no less), Cates played down the whole malarky as a ‘bit of a storm in a teacup’. Or a hairdryer in a hurricane, presumably.

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19 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Room Sharing & ‘Shroom Bearing”

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  2. a kickette lurker says:

    Oh, Xavi. take me mushroom hunting with you. PLEASE. please, please, please, please. i'll even carry the basket for you ;)

  3. SierraGutierrez says:

    I adore how quiet Xavi seems to be a lot of the time, out of the limelight etc. But I think poor Cesc will not stay at Barca long with activities such as these going on!

  4. emily says:

    Kickette, I do believe considering that 99% of the comments on this post are about Xavi and his mushroom-hunting, that it's high time that you upped your Xavi coverage. Besides his obvious skills on the pitch, his cute weirdness has captured many hearts. And that little laugh… oy vey!

  5. ChefDi says:

    I gotta go with the positive comments about Xavi hunting mushrooms … c'mon ladies, imagine being alone in the forest with him, and taking advantage of his passion for finding the perfect mushrooms (afterward) … one can't hunt all day, after all! And wild mushrooms have got to be aphrodisiacs!! Great video, thank you!
    PS ~ you might enjoy The Food of Love, a novel by Anthony Capella … a Roman chef and his lady love hunt for wild foods each morning and, celebrate afterward ;-)

  6. AnnaFCB says:

    I agree with Love and Angelica… how is mushroom picking a bad thing? I like doing this in the fall with my grandpa, and later cooking dinner for the whole family. It's quite a common thing for us Catalans. The fact that Xavi picks it himself is just adorable!

  7. MegRyan says:

    Hey, that's my article on totalBarca! Wow, glad it made such an impression here at Kickette, though I think it should be considered Good Week only because it's Xavi. Anyone less would be a complete weirdo :)

  8. Mercy says:

    Xavi’s hobby!?mmmhh…sounds weird and cute at da same time.

  9. Futball says:

    mushroom picking? why not apple picking? that made me LOL so hard though

  10. Kristina says:

    To a Swede picking mushrooms is something very normal and common. The thought of Xavi doing the same is, on the other hand, something uncommonly cute. Sure he's a superstar, but what's in a superstar? Collecting fast cars and models? Nah, Xavi's different, he don't need all that. He's one of a kind. Cutiepie.

  11. Angelica says:

    "It’s fortunate really, that Xavi is actually a world renowned footballer player, because his recently revealed hobby of mushroom picking…."

    ^^^ Recently??? .. really I knew this along time ago … and their is nothing bad about that … its Xavi .. I think it's cute .. funny .. different .. just like him!!!

    Kickette now we have to send girls to go dress as a mushroom so we can get closer to him .. LMAO j/k ..

  12. Gladys says:

    That wag-to-be sounds like a spoiled brat but, hey, good for the obliging other bride if it helped pay for some or all of her wedding. Not everyone has a footie fiancee with cash to spare.

    And as for ChaCha (as Futbolita calls him) and the mushrooms, it's pretty adorable (I know I'm biased but I'd think the same about a player from any other team). He also loves crossword puzzles and has a small sailing boat. Call me lame, but it's better than hunting for call girls at Whiskey Mist.

    • mena says:

      I agree, that WAG-to-be sounds like a spoiled brat. Funny thing is, the rumors say it's Christine Bleakley. She's way too old to be acting like such a brat.

    • Raincitygirl says:

      I agree, wild mushroom picking, crossword puzzles, and little sailboats (as opposed to huge yachts which come with a crew to do the actual work) are indeed ADORABLE. Also, INFINITELY better than hunting for call girls at Whisky Mist.

      The weird thing for me, is that a lot of the footballers who spend so much time at nightclubs are way too old for such pursuits. I think of clubbing as something people in their late teens and early twenties do. Who the heck wants to be the only 32 year old in Whisky Mist, desperately trying to be cool while surrounded by people a decade younger?

  13. love says:

    bad week : hunting mushrooms??!!!

    what is bad about????

    i think it is is cute…. what should he either do???? drinking alcohol???