March 15th, 2010
Weekend Results: Not. Good.
Gaaargh. How do we even begin to describe how the news from Milan of David Beckham’s Achilles injury has left us feeling? Curtains are drawn, two (okay, three) tubs of Ben and Jerry’s have been devoured, and Kleenex supplies are in desperate need of a refill. Teary and sleepless, we spent the night wishing for a fairy godmother to wave her wand and bring Becks to the ball South Africa.
We all know football can be a cruel game, but when it shatters the dreams of an Armani-modeling, free-kicking legend we have some serious issues with it. And we know how it feels to have our dreams torn up and thrown in our face; we still haven’t recovered from seeing Fabio Cannavaro make an honest woman out of Daniela.
Talk about kicking a guy when he’s down. Having already been left bloody and bruised by a boot in the face from Chievo midfielder Giampiero Pinzi, Becks must have initially been worried about not looking his usual best come June.
While some believe that DB is better suited to being Tom Cruise’s BFF, we had high hopes for him this summer. Even from the subs bench, his experience, passing and passion could defo have helped out England. It would have been great to see him become the first England player to appear at four consecutive World Cups. And no Becks equals no Vicky B. Losing the Queen of the Wags? We can’t take this.
For those not fully grasping the seriousness of the situation, perhaps this can help.
What do you reckon Kickettes? Will England miss Becks and more importantly, will you? Did our eagerness to cover the site in all things Beckham last week curse him? Please reassure us not. David has said that he’s obviously upset about the injury. Understatement of the year, one would imagine.
But of course, there were other games, other results to speak of, and we did still enjoy some weekend football.
We watched Lionel Messi hit a hat trick against Valencia, saw Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning free kick * video check your sound*, wondered what top-of-the-table Manchester United will do if they lose Wayne Rooney to Madrid and we’re starting to believe that Spurs might actually be in the race for fourth for the long run.
The handbags at Barcelona made us smile. Though we don’t quite understand how they could cause Zigic to get in such a sweat, even if getting that close to Pique would have a similar effect on us. And a menacing Mexes is pretty attractive, no?
How was your weekend? If you’re feeling anything like us, then try this pick-me-up. Is it just good genes or do the Ferdinand brothers know a secret thigh-enhancing tip that they’re keeping to themselves? Yowser.