December 13th, 2010

Weekend Results: Tight(s) At The Top

To close for comfort? Maybe for some… (Reuters/Getty)

There’s something for everyone in the Weekend Results as we move inexorably towards the carnage that is the festive break. The EPL, La Ligue and Ligue 1 are all tight as an unwanted base layer, while the Bundesliga and Serie A look to be over before you can say ‘We’ll take a bottle of Cristal and five straws, please’.

That statement just about covers our thoughts this Monday morning. Baller bodies and booze. That’s where we’re at, team! Let’s try and justify our existence to the wider world with actual football news, shall we?


With Christmas just around the corner, things are getting quite exciting at the top of the EPL. With Manchester United and Arsenal scheduled to play tonight, Chelsea once again had the opportunity to take the top spot (albeit temporarily), and once again scuffed it. At 1-1, Heurelho Gomes looked to have chucked away Spurs hopes of a draw against their London rivals by conceding a penalty, but Didier Drogba obligingly missed from the spot and the game finished honours even. Frank Lampard came on as a sub, but we thought you’d like to see this pic of him (left) in what could *almost* be tights. We did. (Getty/Daylife)

After the whacked out dismissal of Chris Hughton, Newcastle United demonstrated just how far the manager had taken them with a 3-1 win over Liverpool. Goals from Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and Andy Carroll should have given fans some much deserved good cheer after their turbulent week, but Joey Barton saw fit to enhance his reputation as an asshat even further by aiming what appeared to be homophobic gestures and insults towards Fernando Torres. His conduct will be investigated by the FA. Not, as we might have hoped, by Gareth Thomas and his mates.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1, Blackpool beat Stoke 1-0, Stuart Holden scored a fluffy winner to match his fluffy hair (left) in Bolton’s 2-1 victory over Blackburn and Manchester City beat bottom of the table West Ham 3-1. (Getty Images/Daylife)

BTW, Stuart? If you’re reading, we’re considering FAIL Filing that bouffant. Care to get in touch and explain it?

La Liga

Should we consider the possibility that Barcelona are nosing ahead in the title race? While we have no desire to set off World War 3 in the comments section, their 5-0 win over Real Sociedad last night looked pretty comprehensive and with Leo Messi collecting another brace, Guardiola’s boys don’t look like slowing down any time soon. We’re sure Real Madrid will have something to say about that though, their 3-1 away win at Zaragoza keeping them within touching distance of the top.

Which is more than can be said for anyone else. Eight points is the current gap between second and third, Villarreal’s 1-0 loss at Getafe not exactly helping matters. Two from Kun Aguero gave Atletico a handy 2-0 win over Deportivo, putting them sixth, while Hercules find themselves in twelfth after beating Malaga 4-1.

Serie A

Now if this isn’t designed to cause utter confusion in the Kickette office, we don’t know what is. Last week, AC Milan beat Brescia with three goals scored by Kevin Prince-Boeteng, Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left). This week, AC Milan beat Bologna 3-0, with goals scored by Prince-Boeteng, Robinho and Ibra. In that order. Could you not do this again lads, please? Compiling these results is hard enough when most of our concentration is focussed on obtaining hangover remedies. This is one challenge too many for us. (Reuters/Daylife)

AC Milan are now six points clear of second place Juventus, who beat Lazio 2-1. However, resting on laurels is not advisable as both Lazio and Napoli are with them on on thirty points, Napoli beating Genoa 1-0. Palermo and Roma are in fifth and sixth with twenty six points; wins over Parma and Bari respectively keeping them in the mix.


A 2-0 win over Werder Bremen gave Borussia Dortmund a potentially unassailable eleven point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table, although second place Bayer Leverkusen did what they could with a 4-2 away win over Hamburg. Mainz’ recent run of good form is apparently over for the time being; they slipped to another defeat against Schalke, while Bayern Munich continued to play catch up after their poor start to the season with a 3-0 home win over St Pauli.

Cologne’s 1-0 win over Eintract Frankfurt was enhanced by some rather amusing supporter related shenanigans on the sidelines (left). Which, of course, we don’t condone. Unless you’re naked and owner of some decent abs, in which case, have at it! (Reuters/Daylife)

Ligue 1

It’s also tight at the top in Ligue 1, with Lille just one point clear after a 1-0 win over Arles. Paris SG are snapping at their heels though, 2-1 at Valenciennes putting them a close second on thirty points. Lyon beat Toulouse 2-0 to go third while Rennes are fourth despite drawing 0-0 at Bordeaux.

Shockingly, Arles are bottom on seven points.

Do you like a comfortable margin when going into the holidays, peeps? Or are you an adventurous type who thrives on the excitement of a close run thing? Tell us.

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131 Responses to “Weekend Results: Tight(s) At The Top”

  1. Real Madrid23 says:

    i love me-cute Ozil.<3

  2. Anon says:

    Cristiano's face is just fantastic in that picture! He's like "Bitches, you see what I did here? I scored. AGAIN! U mad?" :D

  3. Zahara says:

    FCBARCELONA IS PURE CLASS…just like xabi.

  4. Mrs. bernabeu says:

    Just found out that Pique's twitter is 3gerardpique :)

  5. meh says:

    That damn Joey Barton just doesn't f-cking learn.

  6. Emme says:

    Quite happy los Merengues collected three points, but la LIga is starting to get to the boring point where the RM/Barca deadlock takes hold. I will say I was a little surprised about the Villareal loss & it made me sad, since Joan Capdevilla is my secret crush. I caught the Mainz/Schalke match just for the fun of it and hot d*** – that was DRAMA!!! Then I kept on thinking of the TTO & Manuel Neuer's soft as pillow lips :) Was glad Schalke got the victory, since this season has been tough. Raul & Manuel hugging at the end of the match was sooo adorable!

  7. Gillian says:

    Wholeheartedly support the choice of main picture for this post! Cristiano's expression is priceless.

  8. mezz98 says:

    I wholeheartedly sanction the main photo for this post. I LOVE to see Los Blancos in their black kits.

  9. backoffmyNando says:

    It's so rude of Joey Barton todo that to Fernando. Especially since he just became a father for the second on Monday!!! (yay to little Leo!!!). Anyway……I just have a fit everytime someone hurt my Nando :( at least he's classy enough to not throw punches at Barton. :)

  10. Real Madrid23 says:

    Hala Madrid!

  11. SoccerLoverrrr says:

    HAHAHHAHAHAHA ronaldo's face kills meee!

  12. Catie says:

    Cristiano needs to release a pout-a-day calendar.

  13. tbh says:

    All my teams won this weekend. But watching Lyon without Yoann isn't the same, hope he plays this weekend. I miss that pretty boy.

  14. YouNeverWalkAlone says:

    This may seem irrelevant, but for me yesterday's Real Madrid game was all about my favorite canterano Alvaro Morata debuting. I was so happy he finally got his chance! He also debuted in the same stadium that Raúl did!.
    May this be a good omen for a long and spectacular career, little one :)

    ….and lol yes I do have to call him little. He's literally barely legal since he turned 18 just a few months ago. XD Even my dirty mind stops with him, he kind of just makes me wanna cuddle him and muss up his hair lol

    • Sandra says:

      he almost scored!!!
      i was rooting for him to score on his first touch in his first game of la liga!

      talk about a dream debut that would be

  15. Deanna says:

    It was kept close, Arsenal… but you just never fully showed up! At least my weekend wasn't ruined. If only the defense of away games and the scoring aptitude of the home games could ever show up in the SAME game…. Then we would become invincible again.

  16. Violets says:

    If you Fail File Stu's hair, I will stop reading you, Kickette.

  17. Winnie Mata says:

    Real Madrid has made me proud all season long (El Clasico has been removed from my memory lol)
    i know it's going to be a tight race and all, as it should be, but it will be an entertaining one; anything can happen.
    but here's to hoping for a RM Liga victory though.

    Chelsea are breaking my heart…hopefully Arsenal can get a draw today.
    i'm going to be realistic here, because i'd much rather be pleasantly surprised if they win,
    than have my heart shattered if they lose.

  18. BarceLisa says:

    United-Arsenal wasn't as exciting compared to previous encounters. Arsenal posed little threat going forward and United totally dominated them in midfield. As usual, United's best chances fell to Nani and as usual he blew them all. Poor Evra ran his socks off trying to retrieve the ball for United. And my man Parky! doing the whole of Asia proud. Those two are the true unsung heroes of United.

  19. sarrible says:

    That is the most hilarious photo of C-Ron I have ever seen.

  20. Summer says:

    Finally Lamps has come back!!!!!

  21. DeeRoma says:

    I was so happy Roma pulled out a win! I was nervous but thankfully they pulled through. When Marco was down, I thought "Oh there is an army mobilizing to get that defender." I hadn't realized he would require surgery until last night though. They pulled it out even without DDR, but I did appreciate the camera views during the last 10 minutes of the game. :)

  22. RM & FCB says:

    OK!!! I just started following this sport right before the World Cup… & I have too say Real Madrid & FC Barcelona… are amazing team… my favorite teams …. & I think … both team … wont lose another game… I HOPE both teams don't lose another game…. with that being said … the next classic is going to be better then the one that just happen….

    • Winnie Mata says:


      …you like them…both?!

    • Lily Montella says:

      I agree with you… i am a hard core madridista but I like barcelona team too! the next game is going to be better i know it

    • Real Madrid23 says:

      When i first started following football i was the same. i liked Real and Barca, but my fave player is in real, but after the classico i refuse to hear the word barcelona. haha. even though i still love my spanish NT players on barca, it's only when they wear the spanish uniforms.

    • Zahara says:

      ohmigod!im just like you!i like both teams!but barca is my team.forever.and for eternity.i like the way madrid play and i understand the rivalry between barca and madrid but i lik eit when they both win..but barca should always always be first and madrid second in la liga..finally i have found someone who gets it!

      VISCA BARCA and hala madrid! woohoo

  23. coys says:

    Did anyone else notice the Bale-Pavlyuchenko bromance goal celebration? it made my weekend.

  24. allene says:

    i love u ronaldo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Rossanera says:

    Ok seriously, who's the spiteful puta who keeps thumbing down people's positive expressions of joy about how things are going with their club? I've noticed it for Barca/Madrid in other threads but every pro-Milan comment gets a thumbs down. Why don't you go make some wine with those sour grapes? It'll probably take the edge off.

    • Crackers says:

      Thumbs up for you from me, at least!

      (seriously, what's there to thumb down about people being POSITIVE about their clubs?)

      • Rossanera says:

        Seriously. That's just being bitter. Like, I understand thumbing down hateful comments like "Carla Dona Garcia has a cellulite-ridden bottom" (to provide but one example), but thumbing down stuff like "Zlatan's found his joy! Awesome!" is just … I don't have a word, but classy Xabi would NOT approve. Why introduce negativity where it's completely unwarranted?

        Dee (DeeRoma) has a theory about this, actually (at least in relation to the Serie-A-related comments.) She thinks it's some spiteful Interista, who obviously will hate EVERYONE in Serie A who is not Inter, and just thumbs down anything and everything that's about another club. So … in order to test Dee's theory:


    • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

      I absolutely know what you mean! It's sad actually. Let people be happy for their clubs! And Rossanera, people are always thumbing down my comments. I can understand that people don't like Zlatan. He's not that easy to like some times. But I have followed him for ages now and I must be allowed to be proud of the ONLY swedish football-star there is. And I think it's so wonderful what is happening in Milan now. For all the team, not just for Zlatan!

    • Winnie Mata says:


      in fact, i've noticed that SOMEONE has a particularly good time thumbing down EVERYTHING i write.
      clearly i'm not well-liked. especially since i went on my Xavi rampage haha

      whatever. i hope they're having fun, hahahaha!

    • hereforthenando says:


    • BarceLisa says:

      thank you Rossanera! I'm glad other people are noticing this trend. If I could change one thing about this site, its getting rid of the undeserved haterade. We need the thumbs down button for the truly awful comments but for the most part, it used as a weapon to spoil someone else's joy. I miss the old system where, if someone had a problem with your comment, they would confront you instead of hiding behind some button. I don't know how to go about fixing it though. In facebook, they actually identify friends who give thumbs up.

      • xoWinnie says:


        you get the point.

    • Emme says:

      I agree with you all. There is no reason to give any one a thumbs down unless they say something truly horrible or derogatory. It's inevitable that we are not all going to agree on everything. Taste in ballers, clubs, WAGs differ. There is really no need to be sour with someone just because you don't completely agree with their comment. Kickette is a happy place.

    • backoffmyNando says:

      Thumbs up to you!!

    • Caitlin says:

      Couldn't agree more. Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago when I made a comment about being happy that Liverpool won…why would you give someone the thumbs-down for that?
      It's obvious people are going to support different clubs – hello!

  26. Iris says:

    can't believe you didn't mention bastian schweinsteiger ^^ it was so cute :D "i just wanted to tell you, that i extended my contract for another 5 years, for you!" is like the cutest sing you can tell the fans on the last home match before christmas :)

  27. ynwaperson says:

    Sad match for Liverpool, but im sure things will get better…
    And im really happy for Real Madrid, it was a good match.

    Go Liverpool and Hala Madrid! :D

  28. Caitlin says:

    Looking at the pic, methinks Ronaldo needs to practise his bitchface a bit more before he can seriously rival Fernando in that department. Although it's a good effort! :-D

    • Crackers says:

      It's more like a pout in that picture….maybe David Villa can give him bitchface lessons when the next El Clasico swings around?

  29. Bri says:

    Does anyone know if anything is going on with Iker? He did not look well during the game at all. As a barca girl it is a good thing, but as a general fan it worries me. Is he sick? =(

  30. BarceLisa says:

    I love you Barca! I seriously hope they don't sign Tevez. Doing that will screw up our perfect team chemistry. No team can beat my (beautiful) boys right now… except maybe Rossanera's (equally beautiful) lot. I'm glad I'm not a Newcastle fan because I would be fuming at the Chris Hughton firing, what an absolute disgrace that was.

    • Rossanera says:

      I love how you always give me little shout-outs. You should Google "Milan" and "Barca" because there's been all this commentary as of late about how the "revamped Rossoneri" are looking like Italy's answer to Barca.

      • BarceLisa says:

        the people at Milanello have probably discovered the fountain of youth, as well as team chemistry (not in the figurative sense, ACTUAL team chemistry).

        • Rossanera says:

          Have you ever read Soccernomics? There's a chapter in there about the Milan lab and how they've developed all these theories/programs to avoid injury/maintain fitness and that's why historically Milan has always been able to field a starting line with an average age of +30. That book is such a great read. Szymanski is the author.

          • BarceLisa says:

            i love my footie books but that one has has always eluded me. Simon Kuper was the co-author wasn't he? I love that man, he's a genius. Everything he writes about football is amazing.

            • Rossanera says:

              You're right, he was. Szymansky has written a lot too. But seriously, get that book. It's fab. It applies econometrics to every aspect of football and it's just all-around around entertaining. Just a great read.

              • BarceLisa says:

                with a title like "Why England Lose" it may be the most important publication in world football. Someone needs to send a couple hundred copies down to those geniuses at The England FA.

                • Rossanera says:

                  OMFG please read it. That chapter was absolutely hysterical. It was so tongue-in-cheek and everything he wrote was true !!! My favourite line in the book:

                  "In 2006, Wayne Rooney would never have been sent off for stomping on Ricardo Carvalho's genitals if Cristiano Ronaldo hadn't tattled on him. These things just don't happen to other countries."

    • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

      I love Barca as well!!

  31. Nando y Geri 4ever says:

    When I grow up, I'm going to be a professional football photographer on the pitch so I can take pictures of our hot and sexy boys every week(end).

  32. Caitlin says:

    I apologise to all Newcastle Kickettes in advance, but in my eyes Joey Barton is nothing but a thug.
    A lot of people on various messaging boards are going on about how opposing players are trying to 'push him over the edge' because they know he has a problem controlling his temper, but excuse me – surely he is still responsible for his actions? It's almost as bad as when men beat up women and then claim "She drove me to it -she knows how to push my buttons"

    Oh, and I am not just saying this because I absolutely adore Fernando and wish a curse on anyone who upsets him… ;-)

    • hereforthenando says:

      Well said. While my love of Fernando is the second reason that I am so angry about this, it won't stop me from making a Joey Barton voodoo doll.

    • Missy Manchester says:

      Joey Barton is a thug. And if the allegations are proven, Andy Carroll is also a thug. If i were Kevin Nolan's wife, i wouldn't want either of them in my house …around my kids.

      • canederli says:

        I agree wholeheartedly. I spent most of the day cussing out Andy Carroll too while watching the game. He's still a thug even without the latest allegations (BTW, apparently, the charges have been dropped –… How anyone can look up to that arsehole is beyond me. Either of them. Poor excuses for men.

      • nil says:

        if my memory serves me right, joey barton served his time, apologised, acknowledged his mistakes, gave up alcohol and put his hands up every time he's messed up. he had a MUCH better game than torres yesterday, whose behaviour was despicable. torres ran halfway down the pitch to have a go at barton who had done absolutely nothing worng…all because he was having a bad game and thought it would serve his team well to try and get barton sent off. torres should try and improve his game instead of initiating fights.
        mountains out of molehills if you ask me

        • Winnie Mata says:

          as much as i despise Joey Barton and the fact that he has exemplified everything that is wrong with this as a professional sport throughout his career at some time or other, i wholeheartedly agree with your comment.

          Torres lovers need to take the blinders off. it seems that whenever he is involved in some kind of altercation, the other person is ALWAYS to blame. that is not always the case. Torres has always been temperamental, and he tends to get particularly nasty when things are going his way. as great as he once was and as good-looking as i once though he was, his behaviour on the pitch began to leave a sour taste in my mouth. he dives a lot, and is never hesitant to run his mouth. not only that, but his lack-lustre performances over the past few months (following his constant injuries) can't even back up his attitude. he will never be the player he used to be and should start to accept that.

          • Caitlin says:

            I'm sorry, but I don't think you can accuse Fernando of diving.
            I can think of a whole lot of players who do that on a regular basis and Nando certainly isn't one of them.

            • Winnie says:

              i can accuse him of diving because he does it.
              i can say i’ve witnessed him do it a couple of times at LFC but i don’t follow them, so it says a lot when i can recallmany instances of him doing it there when i barely even watch their games.
              i have certainly seen him dive in international comps,
              and while he was at Atletico, he was as notorious for it as he was for his skill.

              don’t get me wrong, so does practically every other player, but they haven’t all been placed on the same pedastal as Fernando has. that’s what my main argument is. he’s not some godly creature who is unworthy of criticism, like many people seem to think he is.

            • xoWinnie says:

              i can, because he does. are you actually serious right now? most players dive. he is one of them
              why is Fernando, one of the most successful players in this sport ousted from this equation?
              he. dives. a lot. my statement wasn't meant to condone Joey Barton's actions. he is disgusting.
              his actions are almost always reprehensible, and i agree with Caitlin that no one controls his actions but themselves.
              but why is it that whenever Torres is involved, no matter who's to blame, his actions are never called out?
              that's my point. he is not some god above criticism. he's human and he has flaws.
              people should start acknowledging them.

            • D.J says:

              lmao! torres is one of the biggest divers in the premier league

          • Zahara says:

            fernando torres does not dive…everyone knows that!

        • Niina says:

          I think the point is more the choise of insult Barton decided on. If he'd called Torres a jerk, fine, we're used to that, but calling someone a faggot is just sad and childish. It also contributes to the belief that football hates gays. Not cool. Not cool at all.

          • gogo says:

            if you can prove exactly what barton said, instead of speculating, then you have a great career ahead of you as a lip reader. plus none of the major news outlets (bbc, guardian) have picked up of this story (and the fa for that matter).
            and a quick youtube search suggests that torres does dive. oh wait, prettyboys don't dive now, do they?

  33. Spanishfever says:

    Those RM players are just so damn hot.

  34. jellenp says:

    And does anyone know the story behind Ronaldo's decision to use a DeNiro impersonation as his goal celebration?

  35. Rosey says:

    I can't believe Kickette didn't say anything about Marco getting hurt and has to have an operation on his beautiful face!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • CherylAC says:

      Marco has a facial fracture and will probably have surgery during the break. If he plays against Milan this weekend, he'll have to wear a face mask.

      I just know that defender who hit him was jealous of Marco making the F5 list!

      • Rossanera says:

        The Italian media (Gazetto, Corriere) are reporting that he was actually cleared to play. I am actually glad I'll be in the air (en route from Chitown back HOME! After my last final! YAY!) for that game. Seeing Marco back at the San Siro IN COLOURS OTHER THAN RED AND BLACK will break my heart. I'm still not over the Kaka sale. And now, apparently, Pato is destined for the EPL? Please excuse me while I curl up in the fetal position and cry.

  36. blake2108 says:

    Ask me tomorrow.

    I will be in a seriously grumpy mood if United lose tonight, I will need a very delightful Tuesday Torso from Kickette to cheer me up. Make sure you've got one prepared.

    Few other points I'd like to add.

    1. Gareth Bale is beautiful. He always will be too. Glad he (well his team) helped United out yesterday. And he is beautiful (I'm aware I have already said that, it's true though)

    2. Marc Albrighton Is also playing great for Villa. This is good as I also love him too. I think he should get a feature on here sometime soon, along with his hot fellow Villa teammates

    3. Joey Barton. Hmmm, As a Kickette solider boy, I've got mixed opinions for his actions. Calling Fernando Torres a "f***ing poof" is not only stupidly homophobic, and extremely offensive, It's ridiculous and irrelevant considering how Nando became a father for the second time this week. Now how many kids have you got Joey? I wouldn't be surprised if he (Joey) had homosexual friends himself.

    However (and I do feel bad about it), If Joey made the crotch gesture towards me, indicating that I should "suck it"… I would so oblige… Which probably makes me as bad as him. :/ I still don't rate him for what he did, and what he's done in the past, but he is still quite hot…

    4. Stuart Holden is gorgeous, and his hair is too. Leave him alone. I'll have him, if you won't appreciate all of him, including his lovely blonde hair

    Ok, I've ended up writing one of my essays again.. Apologies

    • mamaly says:

      Joey was really out of order, but he and Mario "throwing the toys out the pram" Balotelli had me rofl

    • jellenp says:

      Agree with #4!!!

      Please, Kickette, are you kidding me? While Stu's 'do may not be the most fashion-forward, it makes it really easy to find him on the pitch AND it has its own hilarious Twitter feed (@StuHoldensHair)!

      So hands off, pretty please?

    • Caitlin says:

      <<However (and I do feel bad about it), If Joey made the crotch gesture towards me, indicating that I should "suck it"… I would so oblige…>>

      LOL! Thank you for making me laugh for the first time today! :-D

    • Violets says:

      SO agree with #4. If you don't appreciate the hair, then you cannot appreciate the amazing piece of football awesomeness that is Stu Holden.

    • backoffmyNando says:

      "If Joey made the crotch gesture towards me, indicating that I should "suck it"… I would so oblige… Which probably makes me as bad as him. :/ "

      haha you really are as bad as him………….but don;t you think Nando is a gajillion times hotter than that homophobe???

    • Ess-Jay says:

      POINT TWO.
      YES YES YES.
      Please do a feature on my Villa boys! We have so many cute little ones, and they're just soooo adorable! Especially Marc! Nom nom nom! :D

      And. Joey Barton IS quite hot… Mmmmm

      Also, congrats on the United win blake2108! :)

  37. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    I'll keep it short today. Messi.Is.The.Greatest! (And go Arsenal!!!)

  38. hereforthenando says:

    I am not pleased about what happened this weekend. I suppose it's not shocking since Liverpool have been terrible away this season, but come on. Saturday's fixture against Newcastle was just embarrassing.

    It was bad enough when Joey Barton scored against us, but what he did to Fernando is inexcusable. I'm feeling stabby right now just thinking about it. Perhaps I'm just really defensive about Fernando (whenever he gets tackled and takes a while to get up, I am usually cursing and making threats) but Joey, do us all a favour and stop being such a homophobic jackass.

    • jellenp says:

      While Kickette may be disappointed that Gareth Thomas won't be disciplining the Scumbag Asshat, I think a good round up of Kickette soldiers wielding razor-sharp stilletto shoes could to a pretty good job on him, yes? Anyone have an address???

    • Nando y Geri 4ever says:

      I couldn't believe how childish Barton was against Fernando……what did Nando ever do to him? Be the hottest striker in the world? Have the funniest wavy brown hair on the pitch? Maybe :)

    • canederli says:

      Joey Barton is a complete douche. I hope that the FA takes him to task for his homophobic bull#@$^ and makes an example of him. This sort of stuff can't continue.

      • SlyMysteron says:

        Hey, don’t diss asshats and douchebags by comparing them to Barton.
        It’s amazing to me how many people will defend this as “spirit”. Like this is what they want to present themselves with. At best Barton is a childish p***k, who doesn’t deserve to make eye contact with Fernando. At worst he’s a homophobic sociopath, who sadly could stand as the perfect symbol for everything that is going wrong with the EPL, and specifically the English squad.

        Smooth transition…Go BARCA! Sans Tevez…But I'll save that for another day. I'm too mad about Nando.

    • Crackers says:

      Hmph, homophobia makes anyone look like a fool and 3-1 hurts, but so what if Fern was gay? I hope the FA does punish Barton for his comment.

      And I do feel a bit protective of him this season too (don't let him be injured AGAIN, please) but Fern can do his own swearing -have you seen the gifs of him mouthing "f*ing w*nker!" and "f*** off!"? I think it's genius that he swears in English- I wonder if he switches over to Spanish curses when he plays with the NT?

      • hereforthenando says:

        I completely agree. Even if Fernando is gay, does that take away from his skill as a footballer? And even if he didn't have any skill, would being gay take away from who he is as a human being?

        I love watching him swear, and I have no doubt that he switches languages when necessary. He's bad-ass like that.

    • backoffmyNando says:

      Yeah you tell 'em girl :) lol

    • Nando y Geri 4ever says:

      woah, i didnt expect so many people to press like on my comment, but thank you girls! sad thing is my best friend doesnt agree with me about Barton and Fern and says I'm wrong to support Fernando. What do you girls think?

  39. Rossanera says:

    SO HAPPY SO HAPPY SO HAPPY. WE KEEP WINNING, INTER KEEPS LOSING. Happy that the Boa has found his scoring feet as well.

    I'm surprised you haven't written anything about Marco's beautiful face being fractured though, Kickette.

    • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

      This is kinda great, isn't it? Zlatan found joy again and this is what happens. Pretty awesome!

      • Rossanera says:

        I'm happy that people OTHER than Zlatan have started scoring! Milan was starting to look like the Zlatan Show every weekend for a while there!

        I do think he genuinely likes it at Milan though and he seems to get on really well with his new teammates. He's made a lot of comments in the media as of late about retiring at Milan. I'm happy he's happy with us. I love seeing my boys happy!

        I think I love my club a little too much. I'm gonna go study now.

        • diana says:

          I'm so so happy with our team right now!
          Zlatan does seem do be happy here, i never really was his biggest fan but he is so great in Milan.I was beginning to worry hat Robhino is being to "borriello ish"(ha?), but latley he's being hitting that damn net :)
          ok, we both should go do some studying now…really :S

          • Rossanera says:

            Boateng too! He's 2 for 2 ! Once Pato gets back on the pitch we'll have one of the best attacking lineups on the continent!

        • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

          Oh, of course it's great that other players than Zlatan is scoring! I'm a little biased I guess :) . But I do believe that he inspires people as well, and I have been following Zlatan for so long I can't help but feeling happy for him. And the whole team. Good luck with your studies!

    • DeeRoma says:

      That Bari defender doesn't know what kind of hornet's nest he mistook for a pinata.

    • Winnie Mata says:

      i don't watch Serie A, but i feel obliged to have a team in every league, and i root for Milan in the CL!
      i'm so glad they're finally doing well! (especially since i cannot stand Inter, and Juve lol)

    • Emme says:

      What happened to Marco?! Only watched part of the Roma match & I must have missed it! This is not good at all.

      • Rossanera says:

        He collided with Michele Rinaldi (Bari) and fractured the anterior wall of his right maxillary sinus (an area just under the eye). Sounds lovely, doesn't it?