August 17th, 2012

Good Week/Bad Week: Sobriety & Strokable Statues

Image: Getty Images For H&M.

We know, we know.

So much has been happening in the world of football and we’ve posting items as frequently as, well, as very backasswards neglectful blog posterettes would’ve done.

Funny that.

GOOD WEEK

Sober Sit Downs: Hope Solo returned to the Today Show hot seat and this time she was sober. Hats off to her.

David Beckham’s Body: DB said he doesn’t mind stripping off for the camera. Which is lucky really, as any body hang-ups he had might have been exacerbated by the metallic statues of him in his pants currently standing in Manhattan.

Curious ‘Scientific’ Commissions: Researchers have worked out that the ‘average’ football fan will spend £56k following a team in their lifetime but care more about their partners than they do about their players.

BAD WEEK

Self Sufficiency: The higher profile players do turn our heads. Watching them in action every week keeps the home fires burning for us. Watching a guy like Gennaro Gattuso fall so far from grace whilst breaking a boot-scrubbing sweat? Devastating beyond repair.

Exposed Flesh: This is not what we mean when we applaud players throwing caution and their skin to the wind.

SAD WEEK

Fabrice Muamba & partner Shauna earlier this year. Image: IAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages.

Fabrice Muamba Retires: Any hopes we may have had of seeing Fabrice Muamba make a triumphant return to the pitch were dashed this week, after the player was advised by medical professionals to retire. Muamba, whose recovery from an on-pitch cardiac arrest last March prompted tributes from around the globe, announced the news via Bolton’s website earlier this week. We’d like to wish him and his family the best of luck for whatever the future holds.

Happy Friday Kickettes!

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9 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Sobriety & Strokable Statues”

  1. S.P.D says:

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  2. KL7 says:

    Why is Spidey grabing Beckham's crotch?! And who is he trying to keep at bay?

  3. rachael says:

    Good luck to Fabrice I remember reading he is very intelligent and has either a degree or some high level accountancy exams so maybe he can combine this with football. I am sure he will make a success of his future

  4. tammyv says:

    So bad for Fab but at least he gets a long live with the people he loves and seeing his children grow-up. I'll miss him on the pitch with Stu

    AS for Becks the lead pic is at Hollywood and Highland in LA, not NYC. The smaller one is in NYC

    Only I can see the 56K, I have traveled all over seeing the USW/MNT… off to Columbus next month for MNT v. Jam and then 6 days later back to LA for WNT v. Aussie

  5. chay says:

    Wow, that video about the study shocked me. I honestly can't believe that those men would rather put pins in voodoo dolls of their wives/partners vs. their favourite footballer. I felt very sad for those women–as well as those men.

    Women, time to move on, I say.

  6. Carolina says:

    Hugs out to Fab and his family. Perhaps he shall consider analyst/motivational speaking/coaching gigs in the future!!

  7. German_Girl says:

    Best wishes to Fabrice and his family. It's such a shame he's retiring, but I suppose you have to get your priorities straight. It's amazing he survived and I suppose everything else, including football, pales in comparison.