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?
- 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?