Am I the only one who chuckled when we signed Podolski? I mean the signing at that time and of
that grade of playerÂ didn't just pull the carpet from those who love to criticise Arsenal's
transfer policy, it yanked it so hard that they were thrown in the air and silenced upon
This just in: our very own Kickette Men's Underpants Research Institute has concluded that
lighter-coloured shorts are 73%* more likely to offer the best view of a short-tent and/or bulge.
What's more, we read an equally reputable article the other day that reinforced our findings about
the importance of kit colour.
Though puzzled by the frequent visual proof that footballers actually buy their groceries
themselves (rather than hiring imported servants and/or desperate peasants to do their manual
labour), we love seeing footballers doing the groceries.
For example, here's Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov stocking up on H20 and other goodies at
Sainsburys in Wilmslow two days ago.
Forget all the comments being made and focus on Didier Drogba and his "diving" or so they call it
at Stamford Bridge ahead of tonight's game. Make no mistake. Barcelona are scared of Drogba and are
more than worried about the big man.
He has proven over the years to be the scourge of Barcelona with important goals against them.
Ducky's Note: As I stand suitably chastised for writing off our team in
Valencia, where they came back with a classic smash and grab, Ankur is back with his second post
for BFZ. While it's not an emotion we would expect after what should be a Serotonin-inducing
victory yesterday, we must admit it's something that's been on every Manc's mind for long.
Whilst Robin Van Persie's shots continue to bulge nets far and wide, there is always the worry that
his injury woes could return, leaving Arsenal with little options up front apart from the
ineffective Chamakh. Since the arrival of Park and his subsequent brilliant run of form for his
country, though, this issue seemed to [.
Don't you hate it when you're team loses? If you're anything like me, I'm sure you'd rather have
your balls used as Christmas ornaments or say, have a gay locust couple raise a family in your
rectum, than actually sit through 90 minutes ofÂ the appalling-some-shit that passes for
The 'Sex Face'. With additional looming? It's a strong start from Bafe.Â Image: BERTRAND
Aside from a perfunctory nod in the Weekend Results and the occasional photo of Yoann Gourcuff,
Ligue 1 tends to remain somewhat 'off-piste' for us. But that doesn't mean we're not constantly
monitoring the newswires (Editor's note: yes it does) forÂ images of players exhibiting
what we like to call 'The Five Tests of Titillation': namely those poses that we can wilfully
misinterpret as an effort by a player to appear on these pages.
Brazil has not lost a match in which Robinho scores and he made the Dutch net bulge twice in the
first half hour. The first one denied as Alves was offside but on the half hour mark, Robinho
latched on to a through ball from Felipe Melo to bend one past Stekelenburg. Brazil one nil up and
looking menacing as they repeatedly danced round the Dutch midfield and defence.
From the picturesque hills of the Italian countryside also known as Package Shrinking Paradise here
is training wheels-eligible Davide Santon's bulge accentuated by his flat surface thigh. Disregard
our unscrupulous efforts to mask a perfectly good Short Tent post as a Thursday Thigh treat, we're
just doing our jobs here.
Sporting K.C. midfielder Paulo Nagamura converted aÂ controversial secondÂ chance atÂ his club's
final penaltyÂ to helpÂ breakÂ Seattle's three-year grip on the U.S. Open CupÂ win aÂ 1-1 winÂ (3-2
on penalties) in Wednesday's finalÂ at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
Nagamura, whose first attempt was stopped by Michael Gspurning on theÂ right post, was handed a
do-over by theÂ referee after it was ruled that Seattle's keeper came off his line early.
Danny Mwanga has scored in 11 of his 56 regular season appearances for the Philadelphia Union,
and the squad has only lost once when he's found the back of the net. Unfortunately, his last goal
came 23 games ago on June 25th. In that same stretch, Danny posted two assists (home and away
against the terrible 2011 edition of the New England Revolution).
Awfully puzzling game this one, as you no doubt recall. The first half of dedicated
non-aggression was followed by Chelski probably edging things, only for our lot to carve out enough
clear-cut chances to hand out a right thrashing. Alas, the conclusion to draw was that our lot to a
man need to spend a full week engaged in nothing but shooting practice (or they could just stick
Defoe on the pitch, and watch as some of those chances miraculously cause the net to bulge).
World's worst room service Corinthians are keeping their biggest star (literally) under house
arrest in a bid to halt the seemingly unstoppable expansion of his waistline. Former Inter Milan
star Adriano is being kept under lock and key at a hotel after the club decided to show tough love
to their striker to help his [.
Locals on Long Street Our world traveling NCNB correspondent continues sending us
his journal entries from cyber-cafes as he travels the world watching football with the
"I feel as though I have been fairly brief with my recollections because I am always trying to get
caught up to the present moment.