June 2nd, 2009

Good Week / Bad Week

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Yoann Gourcuff at the 2009 UNFP Awards, Studio SFP, Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Image via Zimbio

GOOD WEEK

Yoann
Totally the best week ever for Yoann Gourcuff. First, he won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award, then he finally got his move to Bordeaux made permanent, then they go and break Lyon’s seven year reign of dominance by winning the league (er, Ligue) thanks to a 1-0 win over Caen on Saturday. At this point, Yoann’s life is so perfect even God is jealous.

Barcelona
Sure, polishing off the treble by beating Manchester United in the Champions League final is fine and good, but the real win for Barca came during the celebration that followed. The boys clearly had tons o’ fun, with Messi even going so far as to express his drunken love for inflatable lollipops.

LL Cool S
Inter Milan’s 18-year-old full back got his first call up from Marcello Lippi for Italy’s friendly against Northern Ireland after overcoming the dangerous siren song of the Inter groupies. Says Santon: “Since I made the first team handfuls of girls have appeared. They crop up everywhere, but I keep my true friends from my childhood close to me.” Hmm, when you say “handfuls”, do you mean that literally, Santon?

Small trunks
Cristiano Ronaldo clearly wasn’t happy about the loss to Barca or Sir Alex’s crappy tactics, but how bad can things be when you’re sunbathing in Sardinia and wearing a child’s bathing suit (with matching rosary necklace?).

Weddings
Although the boys takeover is freaking out a few readers – it’s all for a good cause. Please wish long-time Kickette writer Stephanie a long and happy marriage – she tied the knot yesterday on an island far removed from internet access. Congrats!

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BAD WEEK

Calcio
Paolo Maldini, Carlo Ancelotti, Luis Figo, and Pavel Nedved all said their goodbyes to Serie A, leaving a gaping void of classiness in their absence. Oh, and Kaka could already be gone, too. I think it might be time for Serie A to invest in cloning technology.

Gambling addictions
Manchester City’s Dietmar Hamann is being sued by betting firm Sporting Index for

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33 Responses to “Good Week / Bad Week”

  1. FirstTeamCoach says:

    Congratulations Stephanie.

  2. carly says:

    Yay Stephanie! hehe Figo in a Barça shirt, what a classic find.

  3. carly says:

    Yay Stephanie!

    hehe Figo in a Barça shirt, what a classic find.

  4. lightninginabottle says:

    Congratulations, Stephanie!

  5. Genevieve Gourcuff says:

    Congratulations Stephanie! I am sooooo glad for Yoann – he is getting everything he deserves!! He's a seriously beautiful man. And I am devastated at the loss of so many Serie A players – but most of all beloved Maldini – what is AC Milan without him?

  6. autumnmaple101 says:

    Congratulations to Stephanie! Hope you have many years of wedded bliss ahead of you :) Yoan..wow. Seriously, he deserves it. This guy is the real deal. :( about Maldini, Figo and Nedved.

  7. Venice says:

    O hai Lashes! ??<span class="wbr"></span> Congratulations<span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span> and<span class="wbr"></span> all<span class="wbr"></span> the<span class="wbr"></span> best<span class="wbr"></span> to<span class="wbr"></span> Stephanie!Well<span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span> that<span class="wbr"></span> explains<span class="wbr"></span> letting<span class="wbr"></span> guys<span class="wbr"></span> run<span class="wbr"></span> the<span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span> business<span class="wbr"></span> for<span class="wbr"></span> awhile…<span class="wbr"></span> Not<span class="wbr"></span> so bad I guess <span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span> although<span class="wbr"></span> I'm<span class="wbr"></span> still<span class="wbr"></span> tempted<span class="wbr"></span> to<span class="wbr"></span> post<span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span><span class="wbr"></span> "abs<span class="wbr"></span> or<span class="wbr"></span> GTFO" lol

  8. Baby Freya (Mrs Arbe says:

    Congrats to Stephanie! And well done Brooks for being the model of solidarity!

  9. aristeia says:

    First and most importantly, Auguri Stephanie! We’ll be fine while you’re having your big day. I hope it’s absolutely perfect– congrats!

    I don’t blame God for being jealous. Look at the man.

    I can’t even put into words how hard I laughed at that video of Messi drunk. Being held off the bus like Michael Jackson’s baby started the laughing. It never stopped.

    BB SANTON! No seriously, handfuls of girls. We chosen few have seen what he hides in his pants. (I’m not a pedo, I’m not a pedo…)

    Paolo, Carlo & Luis are all definitely gone. Pavel is up in the air w/ where he could go. Kaká is going nowhere. Nowhere.

    We’ll make it through… hopefully int’l footie will aid us. And some MLS, mayhaps?

  10. Dani.Mrs José says:

    Congrats Stephanie ! Xoxo

  11. Missy says:

    Congrats Stephanie! Summers full of insane transfer rumors…ick Oh the joys of being a footie fan

  12. ^^K^^ says:

    Congratulations Stephanie! :)

  13. strawberrym says:

    Congratulations Stephanie! lol at drunk Messi. Ronnie’s rosary beads aren’t fooling anybody. Good Catholic boy?!

  14. Tres Bien says:

    Congratulations, Stephanie! I love bb Santon! You know you've made it big time when the papers start reporting on your love life. Don't make me think of the retirements of Figo, Maldini and Nedved. I seriously sat and stared at photos of their last matches getting very depressed :(

  15. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    Congratulations Stephanie! I hope it was amazing (and continues to be)

    Oh bb Santon… I hope that forced benching by DSO gave you the kick in the butt you needed to straighten out. Have fun, but don’t let the partying ruin your very promising career.

    I refuse to go hibernate for the 2 months of club footie-less-ness. There are TONS of internationals what with the Confederations Cup in a few weeks and with all the Qualifiers for the WC. Plus I’ve downloaded a bunch of matches to tide me over between all the internationals.

    Maldini, Figo and Nedved. *sigh* I don’t think I can even read about that for a few more weeks. Too much crying. I’ll miss them all like crazy.

  16. TammyV says:

    Congrats Stephanie

  17. TammyV says:

    Congrats Stephanie

  18. boo says:

    hey, you're getting better by the post! messi reminds me of a garden dwarf. congrats Stephanie! omg *gasps* there's going to be nearly 2 months without footie?! *goes to hibernate*

  19. hayden says:

    i think a great first week and then oblivion for this blog…

  20. mike says:

    Congratulations Stephanie.
    Move on…….

  21. Angela says:

    Lots of love for Yoann. Kid deserves it. He seems like the real deal. Plus he’s gorgeous.

    Calcio = Infinite sadface. Why is everyone leaving?  <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/downer.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="downer" style="border:0;" />

  22. Helle (Footiegirl) says:

    Congrats Stephanie! Hope you had a wonderful time – and are enjoying le honeymoon… :) It's going to be some tough months ahead – no games, no real news, horrible transfer rumours.. My head hurts just at the thought. Though a good laugh at CROn in his tiny trunks and very unhealthy looking tan is most welcome…

  23. striker says:

    well done, Brooks and congrats to Stephanie!

  24. Malin ("MrsFern says:

    Congrats Stephanie! May the marriage be as glorious as you and the fellow kickette writers! Aoooh, Dirty Tackle Brooks you say? *fluffs hair* Well done you.

  25. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Congratulations Stephaine :) Yoann always makes my days better. That face is just guuuh.I can't even think what I'm meant to do this Summer without footie. It's crap. Also the Xabi transfer rumours are driving me INSANE. He is staying. End of. Thank God for vodka..

  26. Elise says:

    Congratulations Stephanie! I wish you all the best!

  27. FootballerChick43 - says:

    Congrats, Stephanie!!! All the best!Don't feel the urge to comment on everything, but Cristiano tanning himself purple? Nice, lol. Excellent way to put it.

  28. lightninginabottle says:

    Lots of love for Yoann. Kid deserves it. He seems like the real deal. Plus he??s gorgeous. Calcio = Infinite sadface. Why is everyone leaving? :(

  29. Barcelinha says:

    ahahaha, ‘abs or gtfo’ i like it lol

  30. nicki says:

    Congrats Stephanie! and thank-you for your restraint Brooks (Love DT!). Yay for Lashes! and I cannot stop watching drunk Messi, I would try to steal that lollipop too it is awesome!

  31. Alexandra Pato says:

    Congratulations Stephanie!!! Kaka- In the words of Pink “Pleassseeee Pleassseeee, don’t leave me!”

  32. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Congrats Stephanie! May the marriage be as glorious as you and the fellow kickette writers!
    Aoooh, Dirty Tackle Brooks you say? *fluffs hair* Well done you.

  33. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Congratulations Stephaine :)

    Yoann always makes my days better. That face is just guuuh.

    I can’t even think what I’m meant to do this Summer without footie. It’s crap. Also the Xabi transfer rumours are driving me INSANE. He is staying. End of. Thank God for vodka..