January 20th, 2012

Good Week/Bad Week: Yoga Poses & Eye Problems

Peace out until Monday, Kickettes. Image: The Telegraph.

Xavi appeared in his panties after El Clasico.

We’re sure some other stuff happened too, but nothing else was as important or fascinating as that.

GOOD WEEK

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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.

BAD WEEK

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.

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11 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Yoga Poses & Eye Problems”

  1. Kate says:

    yoga relaxes your body and mind. so keep practice it!

  2. dalx6 says:

    Yoga saves lives

  3. Lucy says:

    feel sorry for De Gea he is a great keeper!

  4. Shelley says:

    I trust those fans who were lavishing praise on Mourinho for "calling out Pepe" will now take back their praise after he is backing Pepe to the hilt? Mourinho put him in the squad and thorouhgly backed him, and then strangely he got whipped out of the RM squad (by Perez maybe? He wasn't injured). Lots of intrigue. Or will fans they do and U-turn and back JM for supporting his (Jorge Mendes) player? Pepe, Ozil, Sahin, Ronaldo, Carvalho, Mourinho, Fabio C are the Mendes clique and its causing rebellion from the old Spanish group in Madrid, Casillas, Xabi, Ramos etc. It should be interesting viewing in the months to come. Never seen Real Madrid players rebel and brief the press like this before. Who will win the battle? Interesting!

  5. Agnes Wonka says:

    Good news for David De Gea! Imo people who have sight problems should never be banned from doing the things the want.

  6. littlegreenpea says:

    He's farsighted?? How has this not ome up before? Personally, I like lindegaard better in goal, so I wouldn't really be disappointed if he had to take a beak for laser eye surgery, but I'm really surprised that no one has come out and said that de gea has eye problems. It explains alot.
    And I'm all for yoga sessions for soccer players.

  7. J.J says:

    Right kickettes, I’ve been compiling a list of footballers that I wanna see more of on here! I personally think they deserve a bit more coverage and recognition for obvious reasons btw feel free to add any more suggestions
    1. Sergio Aguero – the man has a beautiful tushie!
    2. Danny Simpson (Newcastle)
    3. Shane Long (west brom)
    4. Aaron Ramsey (arsenal)
    5. Jose Callejon – he kinda works that hair cut
    6. LASHES – I’ve not seen a lot of him lately and its driving me mad!
    7. Micah Richards – all that muscle makes me swoon
    8. Karim Benzema – the man’s been scoring a lot of goals but not getting enough coverage
    9. Mario Gomez – I did see him and his girlfriend on here but its not enough kickette! We need smoking hot pics!
    10. And finally, I know he’s a manager and not a footballer but I have not seen enough of Andre Villas-Boas’ new haircut and dear god, the ginger stallion looks scrumptious.

    This may be a long list but I have demands kickette, jus’ saying.
    Loves! <3

  8. J.J says:

    Right kickettes, I’ve been compiling a list of footballers that I wanna see more of on here! I personally think they deserve a bit more coverage and recognition for obvious reasons ;) btw feel free to add any more suggestions :)
    1. Sergio Aguero – the man has a beautiful tushie!
    2. Danny Simpson (Newcastle)
    3. Shane Long (west brom)
    4. Aaron Ramsey (arsenal)
    5. Jose Callejon – he kinda works that hair cut ;)
    6. LASHES – I’ve not seen a lot of him lately and its driving me mad! :(
    7. Micah Richards – all that muscle makes me swoon
    8. Karim Benzema – the man’s been scoring a lot of goals but not getting enough coverage ;)
    9. Mario Gomez – I did see him and his girlfriend on here but its not enough kickette! We need smoking hot pics!
    10. And finally, I know he’s a manager and not a footballer but I have not seen enough of Andre Villas-Boas’ new haircut and dear god, the ginger stallion looks scrumptious.

    This may be a long list but I have demands kickette ;) jus’ saying.
    Loves! <3

  9. Kristina says:

    I do Yoga a couple of times a week at least, and in the open classes there sometimes are hockey players. They are surprisingly agile. Never met any footballers though. Anyway, the USMNT are fabulous!

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  11. bri_saldana says:

    Let's NEVER fire Klinsman! EVER!!!! Oh God I'm going to so much fun guessing which one of those flexed warrior pose rumps is actually Benny……God Bless mandatory USMNT yoga. NAMASTE