October 24th, 2007
WAGs As Role Models: Yay or Nay?
We know, this sounds insane, but hang on.
The argument has it that many of the players’ wives and girlfriends are actually much better educated than their other halves and were quite studious pre-baller jackpot.
For example, Melanie Slade (Theo Walcott) has three A-levels;
Coleen McLoughlin (Wayne Rooney) has 10 GCSC’s with A grades;
Charlotte Mears (Jermaine Defoe) has 3 A-levels;
Lisa Roughead (Michael Carrick) has a business degree;
and Michaela Henderson-Tynne (Stewart Downing’s ex) is currently working on her law degree.
The idea is that these women have a potential career to fall back on should things not work out in their relationships. We say, don’t be fooled by the experts, the WAGs already have careers: shopping 10 hours a day is a very worthy and challenging job, as is drinking champagne and Vodka-Red Bulls until you fall over. Honorable, valuable work, damn it.
What do you think, Kickettes? WAGs as good role models and a reason to stay in school? Ridiculous or realistic – or both?