April 12th, 2010
Weekend Results: Shirtless And Of Short Tent
It’s been a mad shirtless and short tent weekend, ladies, and nowhere more so than in Portsmouth. Avram Grant’s side topped off a totally ridiculous season (unpaid wages, insolvency, this) by getting relegated from the EPL and then going to Wembley and qualifying for the FA Cup final. Goal scorer Kevin-Prince Boeteng (above) was pleased, and we were equally satisfied as Frank Lampard stripped off following Chelsea’s win over Aston Villa. For their efforts, we’re renaming the FA Cup final the ‘Chest Championship’. Join our campaign, won’t you?
Manchester City tonked Birmingham City 5-1, and coupled with Liverpool’s 0-0 draw against Fulham it looks as though Liverpool’s chances of fourth place/Champions League next season are over. No Nando in the CL? Punishment for last week’s awful makeup situ, now photoshopped with matching red handbag? Damn you, universe.
Also dropping points this weekend were Manchester United. Assuming Chelsea can consolidate their position as leaders with their game in hand against Bolton on Tuesday, it could be that United only finish the season with their Carling Cup trophy. Anything to say ’bout that, Kickettes? And can a Cescy-less Arsenal finish off the title charge strong?
While Pep Guardiola adjusted his personal formation, goals from Lionel Messi and Pedro gave Barcelona the edge in La Liga’s title race. While the Real Madrid boys weren’t able to keep up on the pitch they clearly felt that their short tent line-up would provide sufficient distraction from their failures. We think it did.
Additionally, we can’t stop giggling at David Silva’s (Valencia) attempt at floor modeling.
Similar gratuitous photographic inclusion comes with Yoann Gourcuff looking devastated as Bordeaux lose. Again.
AC Milan might have only drawn with Catania at home but our Borri stalk-watch caught his brace and more interestingly, his VPL. Keep up with the lovely quiff, good sir. Yum.
Inter Milan were also held 2-2 away at Fiorentina, meaning that Roma’s victory against Atalanta saw them maneuver to first place for the first time since ’07. Celebratory hand-holding ensued.
Meanwhile, Sampdoria put in an electrifying performance against Genoa. Ask Robert Acquafresca of Genoa. He knows all about it (left).
Last but not least, congratulations to Penerol of the Uruguyan league. They beat Fenix 2-1 to lift the Clausura trophy and then they took their shirts off. Hurrah for cultural awareness!