August 23rd, 2010

Weekend Results: Good For You?

Philippe Mexes. Baguette Smuggler? Images: Getty Images, AP Photo & Reuters via Daylife

At the editorial meeting for this post, we thought long and hard about which picture to lead with.

- Should we use this one of Theo Walcott, who scored his debut club hat trick in Arsenal’s 6-0 whipping of Blackpool at the Emirates, and celebrated by gallantly trying to stifle Marouane Chamakh’s backspray?

- Or this one of Florent Malouda, who cleverly confirmed that having craptastic hair is no barrier to goalscoring, as Chelsea put six past an apparently defenceless Wigan Athletic?

- And while we’re admiring the scoring prowess (in a good way) of EPL strikers, would it not be rude not to overlook Andy Carroll who put three past a James Milner and Martin O’Neill-less Aston Villa in yet another 6-0 drubbing?

(We’re not sure what’s funnier. The thought that we actually have editorial meetings or that we weren’t going to use this picture of Philippe Mexes’ short tent.)

Speaking of uncontrollable hilarity, we’re thrilled to report that in light of Newcastle’s win, Joey Barton’s horror-tache (left) is now a thing of the past . As are Nani’s chances of being called up to take a penalty for Manchester United. The midfielder, who may still have been smarting from our brutal assessment of his trousers on Friday, missed the spot kick that would have taken United to a 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Brede Hangeland made up for his earlier own goal, scoring in the last second to take the final score to 2-2. If you haven’t seen Paul Scholes seriously stupendous strike, please do so now.

Away from England, the Bundesliga kicked off with wins for champions Bayern Munich and Michael Ballack’s Bayer Leverkusen. However, our enjoyment of this happy occasion was once again marred by base layers (left). Our campaign continues.

Finally, as we wait with bated breath for Serie A and La Liga to commence, Lionel Messi and Barcelona looked in imperious form, turning a 3-1 first leg deficit into a 5-3 victory over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup this weekend. Messi scored a hat trick, which, if EPL results are anything to go by, really isn’t that hard.

In Italy’s Super Cup competition, Inter Milan continued their winning ways since Jose Mourinho’s departure, beating AS Roma 3-1. Any further reporting on this match has been suspended in light of heated speculation regarding what exactly Philippe Mexes is smuggling in his pants. Oh. And this. We just wanted to see if you’re still paying attention.

All in all, a rockin’ goal tastic weekend, then. How was it for you, Kickettes?

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82 Responses to “Weekend Results: Good For You?”

  1. Tropicana says:

    Why do cornrows have to be "craptastic"?

    In case you haven't noticed, your constant degradation of a hairstyle that kinky haired people wear regularly is offensive.

  2. Inés says:

    not so good weekend I'm afraid!

    I tie is not very good…and…Nani.kick.penalties.please.no.more.

  3. YasminMarisa says:

    Omg Cesc…. Need. Water. Now….

  4. Whitney says:

    Best short tent of the year…so far.

  5. ASM says:

    no and yeah..liverpool-man city result really ruined my week.. :(

    i gotta need some time now..(hoping topless cesc and yoann scenes can ease my pain)..still a proud gooner though..*stirred emo*

  6. xoWinnie says:

    weekend results: excellent for me.

    so happy about both Arsenal and Chelsea! GO Gunners and Blues! :D

  7. LuvinBale says:

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAALLE!!!!!
    2 goals- that is my boy!!! Spurs were rocking this weekend- let’s hope they can hold on to that momentum for the Young Boys.
    What a great weekend fir Newcastle and Arsenal.
    Let’s see what Man City and Liverpool bring tonight. Hopefully some shirtless Torres or Gerard!

  8. C16 says:

    Kickette!!! Why don’t you report the Ligue 1 results??? This is the first place I come after the weekend and I NEED to know how Bordeaux did (And need some Yoann pics, of course!)…

  9. marie says:

    hey one more thing about the Barca match, David Villa (and his soul patch)made his debut!!!!!

    It looked like he s been playing for Barca for atleat a decade…so much at ease….i absolutely love him!

  10. aristeia says:

    I am a big fan of Philou's baguette.

    I am, however, not a fan of the weekend results. I hope the weekend results take a long walk off a short pier.

  11. miss toffee says:

    what about a photo of when xisco (newcastle) got his top off right before he came on as a sub? he has the most beautiful torso and uhhh those lines.. amazing. i was hoping the kickette girls would have picked it up!!

  12. VeNia says:

    We won another cup!!!thank you Leo..What whould we be without you??

  13. Hannah says:

    i NEED a picture of cesc/chamakh/vela after the game on saturday, someone please help!!!

  14. Jessie says:

    too bad i couldn’t see any of these games here:(

  15. xoWinnie says:

    weekend results: excellent for me.

    so happy about both Arsenal and Chelsea's results! yayayayayayay! my heart almost exploded.

    AND i'm pumped that Real beat Hercules :)

    AAANNNNNNNNDDDDD i'm completelty psyched that La Liga's starting soon (who isn't?)

    ANNDDD i'm laughing that Man City is kicking Liverpool's ass as we speak! lmao! as much as i hate them both, i quite dislike Liverpool much, much, MUCH, more.

  16. tammyv says:

    I was very happy to wake-up at 5:25 AM to turn on the Newcastle match and then wake-up again at 7:18 and the score being 5-0, I saw the last goal and then was very unhappy to find out my dvr skipped taping it.

    And that whole Barton Nazi salute thing is idiotic. He was clearly making fun of his own pornstach since it had been such a big thing over the last week. The Gallowgate end were wearing their own versions of it. And he was waving.

    As for the rest, well done Fulham!

  17. Sylvia15 says:

    Cesc. Omg. Has the most sexiest chubby bum in the world. I saw it and thought……just a regular bum….then i looked at RVP’s and saw his bum..

    ^^

  18. Manchester United was lucky to draw a point at Fulham who played extremely well. Well done, Fulham. But the positive highlight of my weekend: Ipswich Town defeated Crystal Palace away, to take 7 points from their first nine. A glorious start to the season for the Tractor Boys. Roy is making that team his own now. Grant Leadbitter is a tough little b*stard and like Roy, will be the heartbeat of that team’s midfield, I am convinced.

  19. Elina says:

    I saw the Arsenal game and it was GOOD !!!

    I hope Liverpool beats Manchester Un tonight!!!

    :) :) :)

  20. Carviv says:

    Yoann Gourcuff was the hottest bench warmer yesterday in Bordeaux’s game against PSG. I have to say it “He can warm my bench anytime”. ;)

    • Claire says:

      Yup. Any time there was a close-up on him my heart just stopped for a while. He is a stunner.

  21. gretchen says:

    come on, I’m still thinking that Bundesliga is the best league! *no offense* skilled and of course hot players! you should take a look sometime =)

    • Jo says:

      I'm certainly willing but it gets no TV coverage where I live. :(

      • gretchen says:

        yeah you're right, less tv stations broadcasting bundesliga, so does my local tv station, but I always watch it via internet live streaming, not quite disappointing though. I think it's kinda strange if we looked at what Germany's achievement in last world cup, they were just impressive! also most of them play for bundesliga, so tv station should consider to broadcast bundesliga beside EPL or la liga :) I hope soo, more hotties even nicer right!

      • gretchen says:

        and if you do live streaming, the website (most of them) will direct you to skysport (german’s sport tv station). I don’t think that ESPN or any kind of channel in cable tv broadcast it since they have EPL also. I think it’s not quite possible to broadcast two leagues since the schedule will just messed up.

  22. Dee says:

    I was saddened by the Roma result but the Mexes pic is making my snicker just a little. Sigh…back to my day…

  23. Claire says:

    We won! Hooray! I’m so happy for Theo, he absolutely needed to regain some self-confidence.
    I’m also quite content with our transfer dealings this summer – one striker and two centre backs (Squillaci on his way). The only “thing” that’s missing is a quality keeper and we’re OK. :)

  24. Alisha says:

    Great weekend! Barca won thanks to my little Lio :) and Arsenal won :D Cesc’s back looking hotter than ever ;) I’ve missed him!

  25. lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

    Results…hmmm some negative ( Manchester :-( ) some positive: Barcelona and Bordeaux!!!
    Speaking of Bordeaux WHERE ARE PICTURES OF LASHES WITHOUT SHIRT KICKETTES!!?? That one should be the winner,i think we can all agree on that one ;-)

    Ohhh I know you will make another,separated topic about that,right? After all Yoann deserves to be separated from the Joey Barton’s horror-tache’s, nani’s fashion crimes…etc :-)

    • lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

      I meant on yesterdays nakedness from our beloved Yoann…what a way to say goodbye to all Bordeaux fans :-)

  26. cymraeg_ddraig says:

    Oh and well done to my home town Cardiff on the 4-0 thrashing of Doncaster! Loving that Bellamy is back home where he belongs, another fine strike in that match too from the man himself! Premier League next year I hope to banish the memory of that awful trip to Wembley on that hot summers day…

  27. cymraeg_ddraig says:

    Speaking of Paul Scholes' amazing strike…anyone see Bales? A. Maze. Ing. Note to Gareth, please score goals like this for Wales against England in March. Thankyou. ;)

  28. Claire says:

    I can't help it: http://img265.imageshack.us/i/tumblrl7klbyml6l1qc…
    He is so freakin' gorgeous.

  29. Dutch89 says:

    Am a very happy gooner…The gooners did us proud! and to top it off seeing vela and chamack and cesc topless hugging ohhh my my my…what else is there left to say ;)

  30. gillyrosh says:

    The good: Cesc returning to Arsenal

    The bad: Man U. not winning against Fulham like they should have

    The good: Real Madrid winning 3-1 vs. Hercules

    The bad: Real Madrid not showing up for the first 45 – though Mesut and Sami looked sooooo cute, so I can't stay mad

  31. manutd(L). says:

    bad result for us, nani should have put in a little more effort when taking that penalty! but never mind, only second game of the season. plenty more games to make up for it and regain the PL trophy ;)

    • I think Nani thought about it *too* much – tried to place it instead of hammering it. But we've not gotten a point at Craven Cottage in the past two seasons, so that's an improvement.

      • Jo says:

        I'm holding on to this bit of positive news. Otherwise, ugh.

      • manutd(L). says:

        either way he should have scored. true but i'm not surprised we've only got a point because we played poor, especially in the second half.

  32. Jamtart Heart says:

    Was bummed to only catch Barca-Seville highlights, but very happy with the results! :)

    Significantly less exciting was the trouncing of Toronto FC against NY Red Bulls, though it was a good game for a rainy Saturday afternoon. Pull it together, TFC! I know everybody is exhausted and the schedule is absolutely crazy, but there's a long way to go, yet! <3

    • blitzen says:

      Yay for TFC love! I thought they were a bit unlucky in the first half, they played very well overall. But Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez together were too much for us in the end. :(

  33. gin_in_teacups says:

    The Arsenal game was very entertaining. And I can't believed I missed the La Liga match. Even though I would've been rooting for Sevilla, it sounds like it was an exciting game.

    I hope Liverpool gives Man City a thrashing today, in keeping with all the other 6-0 results. It's my birthday, and I'm stuck in a new city where I don't know anyone, far from my beloved New York – give me something to celebrate boys!

    And Cesc, honey you just keep that up through the rest of the season, ok? Luv ya!

    • Little Miss Arsenal says:

      hehe Happy birthday!

      • gin_in_teacups says:

        Thanks a lot.

        BTW, re: Arsenal keeper. Is there still talk about Shay Given? I think he'd do well. If it can't be Liverpool (and of course I hope it will be) then I'd be happiest to see Arsenal win the league.

    • Dee says:

      And a Happy Birthday to you. Wish it would stop raining here.

      • JulieFromParis says:

        *singing* Joyeux anniversaire, joyeux anniversaire, Joyeux anniversaire Gin, Joyeux Anniversaireeeeeeeeeeee.

        * Presenting Virtual birthday cake* Make a Kickette wish and Blow the candles out pleazz *Clap-clap* (For the wish, Im betting on a certain naked Mister R wishing U a a VERY feliz cumpleanos, si? .. :)

        • Dee says:

          Well, if you meant me…I'd have two birthday footballers because it's my day and I'm feeling REALLY indecisive today.

          • JulieFromParis says:

            Jejeje… Sorry Dee, comment wasn't suppoz to get there . But still, U can have your hotties as a Monday present I guess (I SO need a monday present right now… back to work after my long teacher's vacations ;) )

        • gin_in_teacups says:

          Thanks Julie!!! Virtual cake = no calories! Brilliant!

          Haha – you know me well. But let's shhhh. If you tell a wish it won't come true!

    • Zlatanista says:

      Happy birthday, and go Pool!!

    • Dee says:

      I didn't know you were a fellow NYer!

      Happy Birthday again.

    • hannah says:

      i hope we thrash them too!!!

      • gin_in_teacups says:

        I have a good feeling, but I'd feel better if someone could put a confundus charm on Joe Hart :-)

  34. cherryboomboom says:

    Walcoooooooooooott !!!! <3

    Now now now , damn that boy is sexy ! I hate his girlfriend ! She is soo ugly !!

    Anyway , omg I started crying in front of my screen yesterday when fulham scored their second goal and I started insulting nani in every insult you'll find in the dictionary ! And even the ones you wont find !! But thenn I though of the scene where Vela , Cesc and chamakh were topless .. everything went back to normal :)

  35. Zlatanista says:

    It was a really good weekend for me. Barca proves to be fierce this season! The only downside was that Zlatan sat on the bench trough the whole thing. And that my new love, Jesus Navas, looked so sad :( .

    But my other new love (yes i´m a bit of a tramp :) ), Marouanne, scored. Yay!

    • Dee says:

      You just have so much love in your heart that you need many outlets to give it to. I can rationalize almost anything :)

    • Lisa says:

      I really hope the rumours aren't true that your man Zlatan could be on the way out:

      http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=816857…

      It's episodes like this and the whole Cesc saga that really test my love for Barca. They really know how to play with fire in Catalonia.

      p.s. don't feel like a tramp for liking other players. Kickette already conducted Confessions. You are officially absolved, my child.

      • Zlatanista says:

        Yes i know i kind of picked up a tread there :) . But, i´m so tired of the rumours of Zlatan. I think that he may be on the way out, and it hurts! My best man in my best team was a dream come true! But all is well as long as he
        doesn´t get lured away by mister Mou! That would be awful! I hated i when he was in Inter, but that is nothing compared with what it would be like if he went to RM!

  36. Little Miss Arsenal says:

    Uhm…Kickette? Barcelona beat Sevilla. Not Atletico…