July 25th, 2012
Midweek Results: Lovehearts & Lessons Learned
Gareth Bale shows the love after scoring v. LA Galaxy. Whaddya think of the neatly trimmed ‘do, Kickettes? Image: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok.
Two fights, 17 broken fingernails and one threat of eviction is all it took for us to bring you selected highlights from the pre-season friendlies.
We’re getting desperate for football if you can’t tell.
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After a season in the hinterland of Ligue 1 (the yeti-like presence of Zlatan is only going to make the place more mystical and threatening, let’s be honest) Joe Cole’s thighs are safely back in his Liverpool shorts. He will be closer to Kickette’s UK battalion and therefore vulnerable to an entirely different type of attack, though. Boy can’t win, really.
Image: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/GettyImages.
Gonzalo Higuain looked promising upfront in Real’s drubbing of the Segunda B side.
You’ve really missed our witty, incisive football commentary, haven’t you?
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Alright. We’re prepared to reconsider our opinion of Manchester United’s new gingham range if Chicharito comes round to the office and explains the thinking behind it personally. Deal?
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A storming precursor to the 2012/13 campaign for Martin Caceres, who was carried off the pitch with suspected knee ligament damage during Juve’s 1-0 TIM cup win over AC Milan. Send hugs and kisses, Kickettes! We want all our boys fit n’healthy for the new season!
The mystical power of Arsenal’s new gloom kit is working, Kickettes! They beat a Malaysia XI with two late goals, despite said kit clashing rather unpleasantly with Ryo Miyachi’s ‘solar red’ Nike booties.
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Chicago’s Wrigley Field manage to withstand not only a rampant Roma, but the colossal impact of pretty that is Bojan and Erik Lamela hugging.
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Stephen Ireland contemplated the decor at Jeld-Wen Field and concluded it’s not sparkly enough. But what it lacked in metallics was made up for by the Timbers Army. We’re well chuffed to have experienced it for ourselves with the Nike peeps and Tom Hanks last night!
Ah, that’s better. Now, off to the beautician for a group mani before tonight’s MLS All-Star game in Philly!