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.
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.
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.
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!