Ex-Chelsea player Enrique De Lucas has caused a bit of a stir after TV footage showed him enjoying a beer on the substitutes bench. De Lucas enjoyed his beverage ahead Celta Vigo's 4-1 defeat to Sevilla last weekend, a match in which he came on as a 75th minute sub. But it his pre-match routine [...]
Chelsea beware, 5 years ago today Lionel Messi did this.... is a post from: Just Football
18th April 2007. Exactly five years ago today, Lionel Messi channelled the
spirit of Maradona. Not by going off on a cigars, booze and goodness-knows-what-else-fuelled
bender, or by losing his composure in a press conference, shouting 'la concha de tu madre'
at journalists and storming off telling everybody in the room to suck it.
Image: KCKRS viaÂ UNION Los Angeles. You'd be so proud of us today, Kickettes. We successfully
snuck a bunch of booze into work using our stomachs. - Don't ask us about that supposed Clint
Dempsey to L'Pool trade. Because we know absolutely nothing about it. What we do know, though, is
homeboy looks pret-ty good in [.
For whatever reason, the holiday season hasn't been kind to the big teams of the Premiership I
have a theory based on the higher wages and proportional amount of booze that allows one to buy.
Bolton was bottom of the table and looked to stay there after Tim Howard booted a clearance and it
caught some wind in the sail (0:25).
Postcards from Poland: Euro 2012 Fan Diary #1 Opening Day observations is a post from: Just
As a new running feature during Euro 2012 on Just
Football, Poland-based Patrick Ney of the blog Polandian will be writing
a fan diary with general social and cultural observations straight from the heart of the joint-host
Alcohol is not merely a constituent of a good party. Rather, it's the party's host.
Shay Given knows this, which is why he issued aÂ call to the Republic of Ireland fansÂ before
last night's Euro 2012 qualifier vs. Armenia to hit the booze.Â Shay apparently felt that a wee
dram or ten might help the faithful blow the roof off the stadium and simultaneously propel the
team to victory.
Every morning when I'm at home I get up, make coffee, go upstairs and write my blog. This
morning I am daring to be different. Instead of going upstairs, I am staying downstairs and writing
the blog on my laptop.
A change is as good as a rest as they say. That said, a rest would be good too for I was forced
out of the house last night by the nefarious Mugsmasher who needed the goodness of Guinness to help
him get over an adventure race thing he did yesterday.
Everywhere you look, rain. I am all for a bit of moisture, the world would be a much worse place
without it, but this is ridiculous now. It's cold, it's wet and it's supposed to be summer. How is
a man supposed to scorch large chunks of meat over charcoal in this kind of weather?
Some Arsenal fans, probably getting several groans from the majority, enjoyed their pregame
booze by making an "art installation" in front of Milan's Duomo, possibly commissioned by UEFA in a
strategic attempt to garner one of their main sponsors a bit more publicity.
Most Fridays find us cracking open the bubbly at Kickette HQ by Noon sharp under the adage of
"it's 5 o'clock somewhere." In honour of Ladies Day at The Grand National today, we started the
booze flowing this morning with a bowl of Wheatabix in order to keep a steady buzz on while viewing
photos such as these.
When it comes to flying first class in casual clothes, there were three distinct themes that a
few Barcelona 'ballers and their WAGs abided by during the all important procession in front of the
paps this morning.
Options for you to pick from are below, with the question being: which of these couples' looks
best describes your own airport arrival style?
Abbey Clancy (along with Peter and baby Sophia) had her hands full outside Osteria restaurant in
Prestbury, Cheshire. The fam stopped off for a quick bite during a long day of house hunting in the
area on 08.09.2011.
We've read a lot of tips and tricks for losing and keeping the baby weight off, but have never
had to heed any anonymous advice ourselves, thankfully.
Liverpool get back in the swing of things to see out a busy January, heading to the Reebok in
hopes of getting three points for only the second time in six matches. As has mostly been the case
in league over the past month and a half, they won't face an entirely overwhelming opposition, with
Bolton only a point above Wigan in 19th.
Liverpool and Chelsea meet tomorrow in one of the more hotly-contested matchups of the past few
years in English football, with both clubs on the front end of particularly important stretches of
their respective seasons. Action off the pitch has added more spice to the fixture in the past
calendar year, and the matches themselves have been fairly even Liverpool's done the double in
league twice of the last three years, with Chelsea splitting it up and winning both matches two
Capello is right: alcohol DOES cast a shadow over our game
In football, just as in our Âsociety as a whole, there is a booze culture that is Âcareering
out of control. So, I was interested to hear Fabio Capello say Andy Carroll drinks too much. I have
no idea whether the Liverpool star has been hitting the bottle too hard, but I know Âtoday's
players are the product of a system that makes it tough for clubs to educate them how to
Why Carroll critics are wrong to play the booze card
At Anfield over the weekend, there was much head-scratching over Fabio Capello's pronouncement
that "we need to help Andy Carroll". As help went, they mused, the England manager's actions were
akin to offering a drowning man a glass of water.
Stop worrying and learn to love Stewart Downing | Barney Ronay
Reports of Stewart Downing moving to Anfield have been met by a shrug from many Liverpool fans.
This is depressing The summer transfer window is the most obvious example of football's refusal
ever to stop happening.
Guzzling a beer in the stands whilst cheering on your team is very much a thing of the past. Or is it? In response to the hooliganism that heavily stained British football culture three decades ago, a law was passed in 1985 to remove a fan's right to drink alcohol in their seats or terrace. [...]
OK people here we go as we start to build up to Friday night. Chelsea travel to Monaco (watch out
for the prices of local booze by the way!) to take on Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup and
it's the first major trophy of our season.
We are waiting for injury updates on Marko Marin ahead of this one.
Hibs, not so much always the bridesmaids as always the sailor-suit clad page boys of Scottish
football, have some experience of hosting parties for visitors.
Rangers and Aberdeen have won league titles under the noses of a bemused and bewildered Easter Road
support. It feels a bit like spending the night standing next to the fridge, alone and
uncomfortable, at your own house warming party.
Hull legend Dean Windass has attempted suicide twice in recent days, he has revealed. The Tigers'
Wembley hero confessed he had tried to end his life as booze and depression took their grip after a
series of problems in his personal life. The Soccer Saturday reporter said: "People have this image
of me as this [.
We stuttered early on in the season but since then we have had some decent results. This is not
altogether too far off from the Arsenal's season. I am talking, crucially, about me and the lads
trying to find a decent boozer to call home for games at the Ems after we got a free transfer from
our previous drinking establishment.
In what could be the most epic or disastrous move in the history of American soccer road-trips, the
American Outlaws have chartered a large, 737-type plane to ferry its most hardcore and cash-flush
members from the United States to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.
I love my Yanks and a good awayday as much as the next guy but I'm not sure that I could personally
take a 10-14 hour international flight full of booze, rampant patriotism, people applying for their
Mile High Club membership in the toilets and the same 5 songs being sung over & over again in a
small contained space.
Superbrat former tennis legend John McEnroe has blasted Ireland's US Open flops Conor
Niland and Louk Sorensen after both retired during their 1st round US Open match-ups.
Niland retired due to food poisoning while Sorensen retired due to injury, however McEnroe blamed
booze for the pairs failings and not what many believe to be just bad luck.
Andres Iniesta is slowly butÂ surely pining for our sweetest of alcoholic spots, Kickettes. Not
too long ago he first gave us an excuse to make like a martini as we watched him flaunt his sezzual
side in a sharp, fashion editorial. Now, however, he's really blown the roof off our recently
renovated Kickette HQ with some wonderful, wine-tastic news.
Yes, unfortunately we said "tee off" and not "ripped their t-shirts off," but one day they will.
We can feel it. Perhaps even at our own outing next year? We've already established a tournament
name (the '1st Annual Kickette Charity Golf Tournament'), ground rules for players (all male
participants must play shirtless) and which charity we'd sponsor (proceeds would be generously
donated to our booze and handbag fund).
The only thing worse than a hangover is an angry hangover; the kind where you are just mad about
how you even got to be hungover in the first place. The booze may have worn off, but the emotions
remain. Stupid emotions. That's kind of where I've been at all day, just truly mad. As if the Gold
Cup loss to Mexico wasn't bad enough, we had to go and give away an early lead to the Sounders, who
then took us to school for about 70 minutes.