June 7th, 2010

Kickette Catch-Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

Ex-Barcelona coach

Images via Hola! magazine, Getty Images, Boris Horvat/AFP.


- Ex-Barcelona coach, Frank Rijkaard, got married for the third time. To his kids’ nanny. Hmm…

- During the Netherlands v. Hungary friendly, Robin Van Persie nearly had his shirt ripped off to reveal…another shirt beneath it. So close, yet so far.

- Xabi Alonso is the ex that just won’t quit. Lately, he’s discussing his unrequited love for Stevie Gerrard, with hopes of undressing together once again.

- We also wasted an hour or so trying to figure out which ‘baller’s bubba most closely resembles “Juanito” (one of the top 12 worst World Cup mascots).

- Tottenham’s Luka Modric became a father. He was by the seaside in Zadar when wifey Vanja’s water broke, and he raced to Zagreb to be there in just time for the birth. Baby is a healthy little boy, but they’ve yet to decide on a name. Congrats!


Slovakia model Adriana- Retired French footballer, and current scout for Arsenal, Christian Karembeu and wife Adriana attended Sunday’s French Open in rather gaudy garb. They looked on from the VIP stands as footballer-favourite Rafa Nadal won his fifth French title.

- Congrats to goal-keeper extraordinaire, Edwin van der Saar, who was knighted at an Oranje farewell ceremony

- Understanding the intrinsic relationship that fine drink, fine dress and fine footy men share, Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson is “making football fabulous” with the help of Gallo Family Vineyards. She’ll be wearing a dress made of vintage footy kits, sharing her style and beauty tips and providing pub recommendations for female fans to watch the World Cup at.

Peter Crouch England World Cup WAG- Aside from looking beyond faboosh in several recent photo shoots, we learned that Abbey Clancy is another equestrian-loving WAG. She even boards her German horse Constantine, a gift from Peter, at Toni Terry’s stable and admitted to riding her thoroughbred commando-style. Meep.

- In the same edition of News of the World, Ashley Cole‘s new hook up was mocked for her imitation Christian Louboutin heels. The lapdancer-turned-self-photography enthusiast is the epitome of what the girls at Kickette HQ like to call a “Budget WAG“.

- Shameless promo alert: we’ve learned how to sync our Twitter feed with our Facebook page. If our technologically advanced skills don’t impress you, maybe recent reader discoveries such as Victor Valdes and his son Dylan will entice you to join us?

- In an interview, Jermain Defoe rates his looks at an “11 out of 10″.

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21 Responses to “Kickette Catch-Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet”

  1. Jo says:

    Congratulations, Edwin. That speech made me tear up. *sniffs*

  2. Alexandra says:

    Frank’s new nanny turned into wife looks like she’s got the Sound of Music thing down. She made her wedding dress out of the curtains.

  3. C16 says:

    Valdes’ son is adorable! CUTIE!

  4. Senorita Iniesta says:

    Just for the record, my shipped Kickette authorettes:
    Xabi is not Stevie’s ‘Ex’.
    That’d mean they had broke off at any spot. Which they didn’t, okay?
    … just wanted to make that clear … xD

  5. Inés says:

    lol Xavi's love message to Steven is soooo awwwww!

  6. Alessandra says:


    awww, victor and his son are too cute.

  7. Sylvia15 says:

    Hahaha Van Persie got his shirt pulled off only to reveal……another shirt!! hahahahaha LOLLLL!!!

    OMG Xabi Alonso!!! So Cuteeee!!!

  8. Merel says:

    Congrats Frank and Monique!

    Robin has been looking so fine lately. Bouchra is a lucky woman. Then again, Robin is lucky to have her.

    And Edwin.. We love him!

  9. liv says:

    A congratulation to Frank Rijkaard; I see you pulled a Jude Law. And Luka Modric a missive congratulation as well! Abby you sexy godess! Defo you're delusional who ever told you this lie must hate you so much a 11 out of 10 you're half a 10 purchase a mirror please!

  10. Alisha says:

    I posted that photo of Victor Valdes and Dylan on Facebook :D I'm glad you like it :)

    • Barcelista says:

      Thank you so much for posting it!!! I havn't been able to find a picture of Dylan before this one – and trust me have looked everywhere.. So thanks again :D

  11. Barcelista says:

    Okay, after thinking about it for a very loooooong time, I have finally pulled my self together and decided to post – don't think there's enough Barca/Gunners-lovers here:) But I simply can't leave without commenting on how absolutely adorable Valdez's Dylan is.. ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM (like I do with his daddy! and all my other boys) – and it was about time we got to see the kid.. And for RVP – take that damn shirt completely off! I WANNA LOOK!!

    • Don't worry girl, I am here!!!! I agree though, we NEED more Catalan coverage on here Kickette!!

      • Barcelista says:

        Perfect!! AND YES definitely more info (and pictures) needed from Catalunya ;) Wanna see more of Pique, Bojan, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Pedro, Valdez, Ibra, Alves, Puyol and all my other perfect Barca boys (and hopefully soon Sex will also be included in our squad, erhh sorry – I mean Cesc)..

        • HJ says:

          amen to that!Sexy Cescy (ha! this is how you say his name and mess up but still make it sound like you said 'sex' on purpose! )

    • Barcelista says:

      Sorry – keep typing wrong.. Was supposed to be VALDES (Z and S are just to close on the keyboard! :S)

  12. Moni says:

    Why is it that men second wife's are always uglier then the one before ??

  13. Little Miss Arsenal says:

    i got a signed van Persie jersey for my b day last month!

  14. Missy Manchester says:

    Ashley Cole's new lap-dancing girlfriend? Two words:

    Ooo ick.

  15. Venice says:

    Yay tiny Luka is a dad to the baby Luka!

    Also Kickette, it's Zadar not Vadar, and Zagreb not Xagreb.