September 8th, 2010
Midweek Results: Good For You?
Things had got so bad in the French NT dressing room, Florent Malouda was prepared to sacrifice almost anything for the all important win. Image: Getty Images, Reuters via Daylife
All this international friendly/European qualifier shenanigans is playing merry hell with our sanity, Kickettes. To be quite honest we haven’t got a clue who’s playing who, for what reason and when this will all go away and we can return to our happy little world of short tents, toned torsos and the occasional league match, which we can peacefully enjoy with a large margarita and a bucket of nachos.
It’s all a little too much like work, y’know.
Soldiering on though, and first in our international round-up we find world champions Spain, who received a solid thumping during their international friendly against Argentina last night. Whether the 4-1 defeat was down to tiredness, coach Vicente del Bosque’s tweaking of the side or indeed Pepe Reina’s slip that allowed Carlos Tevez to nip in and score, we don’t know.
We’ve spent most of the morning dealing with the not mutually exclusive (but perhaps they should be) issues of dribbling over Xabi’s kids, arguing over his footwear decisions and wondering whether his sex-face resembles that to your left.
SIDE NOTE: It’s not often we can say we want to be Lionel Messi… first time for everything, apparently.
Meanwhile, in the second lot of Euro 2012 qualifiers this week, high score drubbings were the order of the day. Admittedly, Germany, Italy and Sweden were playing the minnows of the international scene but there’s no arguing with the five goal margins achieved by Germany and Italy, and Sweden’s 6-0 defeat of San Marino will be very handy if goal difference comes into play.
In Switzerland, Wayne Rooney managed to put the tabloid speculation regarding his personal life to one side and score the opener in England’s convincing 3-1 victory. Big Kickette kisses go to Darren Bent, who scored his first ever goal for England two minutes from time and Theo Walcott who was stretchered off with an ankle injury after Rooney’s goal.
But then you probably know this. In fact, in all liklihood you are still waiting for collection from whichever ditch you ended up in after things got out of hand. Wherever you are, whatever you can’t remember from the evening’s festivities – congratulations!
Kickettes? Good for you?