August 10th, 2012

Good Week/Bad Week: Tatts, Tardiness & Beard Trimmers

Images: Instagram, AP Photo/Manu Fernandez.

How did we avoid talking about Timmy Cahill’s switcheroo to the States?

It really makes you wonder what we actually do all day, doesn’t it?

GOOD WEEK

Across The Pond: Well, better late than never, as they say. Mr Cahill has already made his debut for NY Red Bulls, putting in a decent 45 against that most exotic of opposition: Spurs. Timmy has reportedly signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Red Bulls, and is looking forward to playing with fellow EPL veteren, Thierry Henry. So would we, Tim. So would we.

Mea Culpas: Shockwaves are resonating through the football world after Jose Mourinho admitted it “was wrong to poke new Barca coach Tito Vilanova in the eye last season. It takes a special something to admit fault yet still avoid apologising to UNICEF or any referees.

Good Ink-tentions: Timing is everything in football, so we have chosen to interpret Danny Agger’s decision to have ‘YNWA’ (You’ll Never Walk Alone) tattooed across his fingers at a time when Manchester City are flirting with him, as a statement of his intent to remain at Anfield. Whether his gesture will matter to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, whose eyes are clearly on the large fee City would have to pay for him, remains to be seen.

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BAD WEEK

Eric. Unnecessary. Image: AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler.

Ups n’ Downs: Having clawed their way back to the top after years of off-pitch shenanigans, Juventus’ fortunes took another blow this morning when it was announced that their coach, Antonio Conte, is to be banned for ten months. Conte allegedly had knowledge of, but didn’t report, match fixing during his Siena tenure. Serie B clubs Grosseto and Lecce have been excluded from the league next season in the same case.

Unkept-ness: Eric Cantona turned up at the Locarno Film Festival yesterday, sporting a large, unkempt beard. We all love Eric (and big furry things), but there’s a line. And right now, it’s covered in hair.

Crude Commentary: Port Talbot Town midfielder Daniel Thomas has been arrested after a homophobic message was sent from his Twitter account to Olympic diver Tom Daley. Both the club and the player have apologised unreservedly, with the club stating Thomas had been the victim of a “misguided” prank. He was released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

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9 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Tatts, Tardiness & Beard Trimmers”

  1. Agnes Wonka says:

    Danny Agger's tattoos are sooooooo cool and sexy!!! xDD

  2. Rachael says:

    The Tom Daly episode is disgraceful whoever is responsible should be severely punished. He lost his beloved dad not that long ago and his poor mother has been really upset over the incident, he is a brave,talented young lad who doesn’t deserve this from such morons who obviously need to get a life and a bit of decency.

  3. gin_in_teacups says:

    Just when I thought I couldn't love Danny Agger any more than I already did.

  4. Eve says:

    Still devastated about Tim leaving us :(

    You New Yorkers better take care good care of him!

  5. Krystal says:

    You know who had the best week? Tony Hibbert! GOAL!

  6. IrishBlue says:

    Gotta say, Im sad to see Tim leave the Premier League. He was such a big asset to Everton and Im sure he will be sorely missed by all Toffees.

    And how anyone could say anything mean to that little bundle of loveliness Tom Daley is beyond me.

  7. Kristina says:

    I just must cite Brooks Peck from the Dirty Tackle blog here: "I suppose that statement of the obvious is a small step towards personal growth for Mourinho." I think it sums it up pretty well. I wouldn't call it apologizing either, but rather acknowledging. Still, better than nothing.

    As long as Mou keeps his fingers to himself, his mouth shut and his wild beast under control, then I think that the upcoming season will be more about football and a lot more pleasant than the last. No matter who wins at the end. Cause frankly, I hated all the BS last season. And he stood for most of it. I guess I will be thumbed down hard, but I stand by it.

    Anyway, looking forward to an exciting season of football!