August 9th, 2010
Weekend Results: Good For You?
Leeds ‘keeper Kasper Schmeichel illustrates why would should all be carefully watching the English Championship this season. Images: Getty Images via Daylife
So while we’re sure you’ve found our stories about haircuts, pre-season training and Twitter feeds both innovative and fascinating, we know you’ll be relieved to hear there’s finally some footie to report on. It’s been a while. Let’s hope we haven’t lost our groove.
First up, Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid narrowly avoided embarrassing defeat in the final game of their US tour, conceding two first half goals to LA Galaxy before dragging themselves back into it via two from our favourite booty-shelf boy Gonzalo Higuian and a strike from Pedro Leon.
Naturally, Madrid old boy and current Galaxy player David Beckham was in attendance. Although he seemed to enjoy himself, we were disconcerted. Just a quickie, but Dave? Love? What’s going on with your hair? It’s… weird.
Back in England, and the league season kicked off, Championship highlights including Norwich’s 2-3 defeat to Watford at Carrow Road and Derby beating newly promoted Leeds United 1-2. Respect goes to Derby’s Robbie Savage who played in the game for Derby, then got changed, ran to the media centre at Elland Road and co-hosted the BBC’s 606 football phone in. And by “co-hosting”, we mean asking all the callers whether the yellow card he received during the game was justified.
Any excitement Bristol City fans may have had about their season prospects since signing England goalkeeper David James were promptly extinguished when City shipped three goals at home. Oops.
Finally, congrats to Manchester United, who beat Chelsea 3-1 in the FA Community Shield, with Dimi Berbatov and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez both scoring. This would not necessarily be noteworthy in itself, except that it allows us to continue believing that featuring on Kickette’s hallowed pages promotes success on the pitch.
Did you doubt it? Thought not. How was the weekend for you?