April 16th, 2009

The TTO: David Ginola v Alan Shearer

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What’s a Newcastle-themed Thursday Thigh Off worth without these two golden oldies? Soz Smudger and Mikey O, you’ll have to wait until next time.

DAVID GINOLA
In 1995, David came to Newcastle in a £2.5 million deal from Paris St. Germain. A winger who brought a massive ego as well as talent to the Premier League, David had insane amounts of game on and off the pitch. Honestly, women of all ages were losing their minds over Dah-veed. Think of the Beckham pandemonium and then combine it with a little Cristiano crazy and you’re not even halfway there. Back in 2001 a poll of British women decided that the perfect man would have Mr. G’s hair (and, ironically, David Beckham’s legs).

Footballers doing commercials is no biggie now, but when David did his series of “Because I’m worth it” L’Oreal adverts, it was major news. Men loved to hate, women loved to love. His biography was titled, “Le Magnifique”.

What’s this modest silver fox up to now? He’s gone into acting and making (award-winning) wine.

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ALAN SHEARER
A year after Ginola joined Newcastle, Alan Shearer came along, signing for £15 million, which broke signing fee records around the world at the time. Obviously, this fact alone makes his thighs worthy of consideration.

Other relevant Shearer info: he hasn’t had any hair since 1982, he recently took on one of the toughest jobs in the Prem, coaching the Magpies, and in his heyday he was one of the best strikers on the planet. Shearer’s won a ton of accolades including PFA Player of the Year (twice), top goal scorer in Euro 1996, and he’s the Premier League’s top scoring striker, ever.

We reckon if Michael Owen ever gets injured again, Shearer could easily jump on the pitch and run for 90 minutes flat. We believe in his thighs that much. His coaching ability… remains to be seen.

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Who gets your vote for the best old school thighs this week?

Congratulations to Armand Traore, who scored more votes than Sylvain Distin in last week’s truly impressive competition. Better luck next time, Choco-Thunder. Next week: Real Madrid!

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37 Responses to “The TTO: David Ginola v Alan Shearer”

  1. lyn says:

    david ginola most definatley……….

  2. Zatil says:

    Ginola all the way!!!

  3. Dreamgirl says:

    Shearer for me too please. Maybe a win here could inspire him to lead Newcastle to safety. You go Alan.

  4. boo says:

    gross! how could you!!?? maybe i do like me some Bilic, but it certainly isn't for his body! will you show us some Sir Alex Ferguson while you're digging old pics? or Seep Blatter? they too played footie

  5. Moonie says:

    Hmmm! im totally disappointed as I was expecting great things from a squad containing the likes of Mikey, Smudge and Joey but if I have to, I guess Shearer gets the vote – but only cos David ‘because im worth it’ Ginola makes my teeth itch

  6. Rebecca says:

    Ginola!

  7. Emily (Giggsy's Gal) says:

    Not a huge fan of either man, but I’m going with Shearer. The hairy legs made my decision for me. :)

  8. Genevieve Gourcuff says:

    Definitely Ginola!

  9. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    Focusing on the thighs only I'm gonna have to go for Ginola. Though I'd definitely rather unf unf (ala Gina) Shearer.

  10. nicki says:

    Hmmmm another tough one! as much as I love Shearer when it comes to thighs Ginola takes it.

  11. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    David Ginola. Hands down.

  12. Avenath says:

    GOOD GOD!!…that pix of Ginola in only his shorts floored me….Ginola for the win…

  13. Jo says:

    Ginola for me

  14. Hills says:

    Shearer it is. 100% Geordie. 100% scrumptious. Still!

  15. Donna says:

    Shearer. Yum. <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/smile.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" />

  16. Joanne says:

    Ginola by sheer virtue of how much I hate Alan Shearer. I can’t even look at his face because it raises my blood pressure so high.

  17. Wazza's Freckle says:

    Ginola has (had?) an unbelievable physique. My vote goes to him.

  18. Eternal Dreamer says:

    Thighs only, Ginola.

  19. Meer. says:

    They have both grown older very handsome. Alan is just sexy as hell, but David is gorgeous too. This is so hard, Kickette. Tighwise, I like smooth legs better than hairy but come on, it's Alan! I can't deny that man anything. So, Alan Shearer for the win!PS. Kickette, for some weird reason, I really like this retro TTO. Well done!

  20. Lola says:

    hmm.. thigh-wise I think David Ginola wins.

  21. HiL says:

    Ginola.

  22. chelseagal_joeycoles says:

    shearer all the way. even though he's more my mum's thing; i must thank him, after all, my mother's hot crush for alan is in some sort of way what introduced me to the sex that is footballers. but still. not really my thing! any more frank sometime soon?

  23. Blondie says:

    shearer

  24. FirstTeamCoach says:

    I remember watching (and enjoying watching) both of these guys in their prime. Tough call, but the almost naked pic of David did it for me. So my vote goes to David. Had it been a Smudger v Mickey O – no contest smudger every time. I dont need pics to remember what his thighs look like <img src="http://staticll.fluxstatic.com/-/Clients/Common/Img/RTE/smiley/alpha/ok.gif&quot; alt="ok" title="ok" width="24" height="16">

  25. carly says:

    Ooh retro TTO. Every baller should train like Ginola in that 3rd picture. Well, not every single one of them… Ginola for the thighs. But I have a Shearer shirt.

  26. carly says:

    Ooh retro TTO. Every baller should train like Ginola in that 3rd picture. Well, not every single one of them… Ginola for the thighs. But I have a Shearer shirt.

  27. Lucy says:

    Lmao at this whole TTO, Kickette! It feels so wrong, I can clearly remember watching these guys before I was old enough to appreciate a man's thighs… I think I'll have to vote for Shearer just because he was immense for England back in the day. I wish we had a Shearer these days :( he was such a reliable striker.

  28. LoveLamps says:

    Alan Shearer is a sexy beast. I'm watching Newcastle games just to see him in a suit. Shearer takes this one.

  29. Erin says:

    I do like Shearer, but who can compete with that shorts-only shot of Ginola?? Look at that bod!! Ginola all the way.

  30. lose that girl says:

    Alan Shearer, oh yes! Every match I see with him on the touchline, I just hope he rips his suit off and gets busy on the pitch. Is it too much to ask that he manage on the sidelines while wearing an actual Toon kit? I don't think so.lose that girl blog

  31. Mrs.De Rossi says:

    Shearer’s bum won it for him. HMMMMMM

  32. The Fourth Official says:

    Ginola won PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers Player of the Year in 1999, which was sheer highway robbery, and a mockery of justice, when Roy Keane absolutely 100% deserved it. This is still a source of great bitterness for me (even though Roy won both in 2000.) So therefore, I am ignoring the amazing semi-nude picture of Ginola and casting my vote for Alan Shearer, reluctantly, since I (and Roy) can’t stand him either. Actually, I probably shouldn’t vote at all, since I can’t be unbiased and I have so much emotional baggage. But Shearer it is.

  33. aristeia says:

    Wow, both men still look great! I think I’d rather get busy w/ Alan, soooo sexy, but thighs-wise I have to give it to Ginola.

  34. Becca says:

    Ewww Neither!
    WE WANT SMUDGE!
    WE WANT SMUDGE!
    WE WANT SMUDGE!

    Kickette, This Is Torture! Pleaseee Stop!

  35. AJ says:

    Ditto what Fourth said and I’ll also add that Ginola used to win all of the “hottest foreign player” awards away from my beloved back in the day. As I found him to be a girlie, ego maniac, it really used to get my goat. Hmmm. Can’t vote for Shearer, though. Guess I’ll go with Ginola. *grits teeth* At least he doesn’t look like a girlie man anymore and the thighs are superior. ; )

  36. Lucy says:

    Lmao at this whole TTO, Kickette! It feels so wrong, I can clearly remember watching these guys before I was old enough to appreciate a man’s thighs… I think I’ll have to vote for Shearer just because he was immense for England back in the day. I wish we had a Shearer these days :( he was such a reliable striker.

  37. Boston Red says:

    I’ve thought long and hard about this. I don’t particularly like either of them, but I’ve employed the age-old test of “who would you rather” and Shearer has won. So my vote goes to the Newcastle Messiah.