September 5th, 2006
Thought he could only score goals, swear like a scurvy-infected sailor and sleep with 80-year-old prostitutes on his downtime? You thought wrong, dear friends.
With the recent release of his autobiography, “My Story So Far”, Mr. Rooney is now an accomplished author.
(Take that all you useless talented non-prostitute-visiting writers trying to get a book deal!)
With the help of ghostwriter (okay, the real author), Hunter Davies, this is the first book in a five book deal for Rooney.
It’s good to know there’s a career option open for him if the whole footy thing doesn’t pan out.
Not everyone is behind the new scribe: Rooney’s former manager David Moyes (Everton) has threatened to sue over some of the things Rooney says in the book, in particular, that he “forced” Rooney out of the club.
September 4th, 2006
In keeping with our respect for international, local and outer space holidays, religious, public or otherwise, Kickette is “celebrating” Labour Day by not working.
See you Tuesday!
September 1st, 2006
Oh, waiting for the release of this book is worse than Christmas when you’ve been good all year.
We’re refusing to put on any more clothes until Victoria Beckham’s “That Extra Half An Inch – Hair, Heels and Everything In Between” is released.
In fact, without her words of wisdom about skinny jeans and wedge heels, it’s just too risky to leave the house.
Until October 30, we’ll make due with the advance blurbs:
“I was never the six-foot tall pin-up. I’ve always been the girl next door who got lucky.”
Have truer words ever been spoken?
“I’ve come a long way in the last 10 years, but this book isn’t my attempt to tell you what or what not to do. It’s just to share some of what I’ve learned.”
“I’ve always been a girls’ girl. And I know from experience that making the very best of yourself is something any woman can do.”
August 30th, 2006
Let it be said: Abi whatsyerface and Peter “tall and lanky” Crouch, we don’t care if you’re a couple or not.
In most instances, we here at Kickette are happy to be the first to jump on the “are they/aren’t they” bandwagon of endless discussion, speculation and analysing of body language from paparazzi photos of footballers and their gals, but not in this case.
We don’t like Abi Clancy.
No, we don’t know why.
August 30th, 2006
Footballer’s wives have always known babies make great designer accessories – not as good as a Chloe Paddington handbag, mind you – but fairly decent nonetheless.
Now the boys are getting in on it. The latest use for their offspring? As “repair kits” for the players.
The Sunday Times has reported that several Premier League football players have stored stem cells from their newborn babies as future protection against a career threatening injury.
It’s thought that in the future the cells can be used to cure ligament and cartilage injuries.
One footballer, playing in the Northwest of England is quoted as saying: “We decided to store our new baby’s stem cells for possible future therapeutic reasons… As a footballer, if you?re prone to injury it can mean the end of your career, so having your stem cells – a repair kit if you like – on hand makes sense.“
Link: Footballers Use Babies As Repair Kits