February 10th, 2012
Good Week/Bad Week: Suncream & Squealing
Aww, look at him in his little hat! And Archie too! Image via Jack’s Twitter.
Some serious football fixtures demand our attention this weekend, Kickettes. Before settling down at the foot of our nacho mountain to watch the manhose unfold, we prepared this little round-up of the stuff that occurred in between our unscheduled naps.
Diapers in Dubai: Our cute radar went into spasm when we saw this pic (top) of Archie Wilshere on a trip to Dubai with his mum and dad. But are they back together for keeps or just conducting parental duties in an admirably grown up, swim suited manner? Anyone?
Jumpy Claps For Xavi: Watching 2011 Female Ballon d’Or winner Homare Sawa have an epic ‘fan girl’ moment while meeting Xavi makes us feel marginally better about the times we’ve embarrassed ourselves in front of our idols. Don’t worry, Homare, at least you kept your clothes on and remembered not to dribble.
Shiny Things: Nothing says “I love you” like an extremely expensive supercar, so it should come as no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo has splashed out on a Lamborghini Aventador to celebrate his recent birthday. To us, it looks like a Batmobile with extremely limited space for shopping bags but hey, boys will be boys. You think he’ll be customising it, like he did the last one?
Bendy says… Doh! Image: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh.
Kickers: After an evening of tomfoolery that allegedly left several parked cars damaged in Newcastle city centre, Sunderland players Nicklas Bendtner and Lee Cattermole have been charged with criminal damage. Reports at the time of the incident, which occurred hours after Martin O’Neill had been presented as their new manager, claimed the pair had been filmed on CCTV “kicking wing mirrors.” We’re sure Martin, a notorious disciplinarian, will be thrilled.
Turned Away: Houston Dynamo’s Tyler Deric and Warren Creavalle were arrested last Saturday night after an altercation with an off-duty police officer at the Roosevelt Lounge. The players, who both face charges, are claiming that the incident kicked off due to the officer, who was working door security, wouldn’t let their party into the club because “some (members) were African-American“.
Power Struggle Turns Sour: In scenes of petulance reminiscent of a Kickette editorial meeting, the entire board of Ajax have resigned after a court motion blocking the appointment of Louis van Gaal as CEO. The confusing part? The court action was taken by board member Johann Cruyff, who also resigned. It’s too much for our tiny brains too take in, unfortunately. But we think it’s bad news.
Where will you be watching this weekend’s action, peeps? Do tell.