January 20th, 2012
Good Week/Bad Week: Yoga Poses & Eye Problems
Peace out until Monday, Kickettes. Image: The Telegraph.
We’re sure some other stuff happened too, but nothing else was as important or fascinating as that.
Downward Dog & Other Poses: Yoga is much more of a spectator sport than an actual exercise for us, so we were pleased when this video of the USMNT getting their stretch on appeared on our radar. Having spent three days pausing and replaying (0:24 through 0:35), we were seriously considering taking it up ourselves, until we learned what happened when the USWNT did just that.
Our Beer Guts: The 2014 Brazil World Cup is already causing major controversy, two years before a ball is due to be kicked. FIFA are insisting that beer will be available during games, despite the fact that alcohol has been banned in the country’s stadia since 2003. Great news for those fans who enjoy a responsible tipple or ten, probably less so for the Brazilan authorities who will have to deal with the inevitable few who overindulge.
Tough Times: Wales have announced that former Fulham manager Chris Coleman has been appointed manager of the Wales NT, two months after the tragic suicide of Gary Speed. Coleman described the appointment as “difficult” and “bittersweet” but intends try and maintain the momentum that his close friend had developed with the squad. We wish him the best of luck.
Not The Face: Speaking of violent, unprovoked assaults on Kickette Areas Of Interest™, Rafael van der Vaart’s face took the force of a well struck shot by Emmanuel Frimpong during Spurs’ 1-1 draw against Wolves last Saturday. We immediately hit his Twitter, praying he might tweet a pic of his bruised and beaten face for us to print out and kiss better, but all we found was this image of the man himself in a crap suit from November. Which put us off a bit.
It’s A Vision Thing: David de Gea’s dodgy form in goal for Manchester United has been a hot topic of conversation among pundits and fans alike, but it turns out there may actually be a medical reason for his problems. Apparently, he is far-sighted and plays in contact lenses, and a United medic has recommended the GK have laser-eye surgery in the summer to correct it.