September 10th, 2012
International Results: Celebrate Good Times. Come On!
Frank Lampard scored two while Steven Gerrard was on the pitch on Friday night. According to most pundits, this was a physical impossibility a couple of years ago. No wonder he looks confused. Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe.
How did you celebrate the international break? Jumpy claps? Piggy back racing? Provocative hair mussing? Or just simply perving at any hint of manflesh that may or may not have manifested itself?
We had a crack at all of them. With varying degrees of success, it must be said.
Image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe.
If you substitute cleats for high heels, Jan Vertonghen for a knackered intern and Vincent Kompany for a seriously pissed off editor, this is roughly what Friday evening, 5pm, looks like in the Kickette office.
Image: Claudio Villa/Getty Images Europe.
Emanuele Giaccherini took a solid blow to the left eye here, but that’s nothing compared to the damage he inflicted on Pablo Osvaldo’s hair after the Roma striker scored the opener for Italy.
Image: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages.
Meanwhile, we’re thoroughly disappointed to see that Mesut’s goal celebration has settled down into something approaching manly.
Image: VI Images via Getty Images.
At first glance, this isn’t among the most enthusiastic of celebrations we’ve seen. However, we’re experts in our field, capable of wringing provocation from the most unlikely sources, given sufficient caffeine and sexual tension. Today, it’s the hint of orange nip supplied by RvP’s base layers. You’re welcome.
Image: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/GettyImages.
Speaking of outerwear, let it be known that we fully appreciate adidas’ efforts to make our jobs easier. Shirt design is often a bone of contention in football, but their efforts towards making kits look like entirely see through, while continuing to abide by FIFA rules, is most admirable.