August 17th, 2006

smells like…

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Victoria and David Beckham are releasing a fragrance together, called Intimately.

Photos taken for the ad campaign are said to be racier than their shots for Italian Vogue back in 2004. Apparently, they love the pics so much they’re going to get copies of them for their home, Athena-style.

David’s aftershave, Instinct, became the highest-selling men’s fragrance of all time when it was released; Victoria’s demin line for Rock & Republic is a best-seller, and there’s a waiting list for her line of sunglasses at Harrods; obviously her book, “That Extra Half an Inch” will be a bestseller when released in October 2006; the Beckhams already have a multi-million dollar deal with Coty cosmetics.

Guess David won’t be shuffling off to the unemployment office just yet.

“That Extra Half an Inch”

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August 16th, 2006

on the fence


We can never make our minds up about frank lampard here at kickette.

Is he a cutie or … not so much?

Case in point:

Very cute: signing autographs in flash car; stubble; good shades

Not at all cute: weird pointy nipple thing happening

Cute: with daugher, Luna

Cute: standing next to david beckham, nuff said

No, never, not gonna happen: taking it to the streets

Such are the dilemnas that keep us up at night. That, and trying to understand how he could possibly have missed every bloody chance to score a goal for England at the World Cup. Not that we’re still bitter.

August 14th, 2006

john terry haiku


Buff man chest
Face somewhat pleasing
New captain.

August 14th, 2006

Paunch Watch: Coleen McLoughlin


Looks like the dreaded “holiday paunch” has finally caught up to Wayne Rooney’s girlfriend, Coleen. We’ve all been there, chica.

August 13th, 2006

Beck Talk: player hating II


If there’s one thing we dislike here at, it’s player hating.

And the recent decision by new England coach, Steve McClaren, to leave David Beckham off the England squad is player hating to the fullest degree.

We’re so pissed we can’t even be bothered to edit this post correctly, so enjoy a rambling rant of epic proportions, folks.

Let’s get this straight: Steve Mclaren has access to the most successful player in English football history – a man worthy of your respect regardless of how he lives his personal life – a man who has made a name for himself worldwide, and become bigger than the game itself, an icon.

You have a consistent, loyal and extremely hardworking player who is experienced on an international level. And you have a player who, regardless of his fashion choices, contracts with sponsors and pin up fame is still hungry, and still dedicated.

But because you want to make a name for yourself as the anti-Sven Goran Erikkson, and want to usher in the “new era” of football, you leave David Beckham off your squad for this week’s game in Greece. Or, possibly because you’re a big meanie that feels like he’s got the biggest balls in the world because he axed “Golden Balls”.

It’s player hating folks, pure and simple.

Surely if you have a player who is getting older, but has years of experience and has just finished captaining his country, he would finish his international career slowly, gradually fading out, playing the odd game, coming in as a sub, perhaps?

David was 6 games short of reaching 100 caps, (and becoming only the 5th British player to do so). He was desperate to at least have that honour.

The British public have always been a fickle bunch when it comes to David Beckham – it’s a thin line between love and hate after all. Many are championing the decision. What would they be saying if David and the team had won the World Cup?

Oh, what do we care – David’s upset, we’re upset. And shoot, we don’t know enough about football to write with any authority anyway.

Where does this leave David now? We are heartbroken because he is heartbroken. Football is his life, his passion and all he knows how to do (aside from sending text messages like a pro). He is left with the humiliation of being made to suffer a punishment he did not earn.

And why? Because he’s fine. And rich. And did we mention he’s foine? And he is in need of comforting. And lord knows Kickette’s editors have the shoulders for him to cry on.  As soon as the restraining order is lifted, we will be offering them to him.

Also left off the squad: David James and Sol Campbell.

Link: David Weeps When Told He’s Off The Squad – The Sun

Link: Beckham Furious, Not Teary Over Decision – Daily Mail