Images via Facebook. Happy Birthday, Xabi baby. 31 looks good on you, as it should after the big year you've had. What, with winning the La Liga title, successfully defending the SNT's European championship, being one half of footy's power couple of the year and evolving into theall-time GQMF-ing boss and all.
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Image: Hoymujer.es. There's only one reason to go to a press conference, and it sure ain't for the news. This afternoon Emidio Tucci, the Spanish label of El Cortes Ingles department stores, announced Xabi Alonso as its new spokesman. For his part, he addressed the crowd whilst simultaneously wearing the hell out of that peak [.
Here's a splendidly fluffy-haired clip of YoGo discussing the Trophee Des Champions in his native
language. The middle bit goes completely over our English-as-a-first-and-only-language heads, but
what a delightfully handsome boy he is all the same. Kickettes, have we informed you yet of our
upcoming attendance at the Lyon vs Montpellier match that Lashes is [.
We realised that leaving Yoann Gourcuff out of the sixth iteration of our F5 list (due out
Monday!) would cause some fallout, but we weren't sure how large of a seismic disturbance would
disrupt our beauty sleep months after the initial blast. Nor were we prepared to find out.
As Signore Maldini proved on the sidelines of this past weekend's AC Milan v Juventus match, it's
never too late to work a daily dollop of sunscreen into one's grooming regime. And in our bedroom
eyes, he will forever have "it" whether his skin colouring is sourced from nature or nurture.
Image:¬ Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Europe.
Remember the other day when we were bemoaning the detrimental effect that kit re-sizing had on
our bringing you the best in short tents? Well, since that sad day, Polish NT striker Arkadiusz
Piech has shown us there is still room for optimism (although not much else) during Poland's
friendly against Bosnia on 16th December.
Bye, Fabs-abs. We will miss you. And you. And you on the bottom left the most. Image via
Four years to the day that he led his Calcio boys to victory in the 2006 World Cup, Fabio
Cannavaro has announced his retirement from the game. Persistent knee and other injuries led to the
decision to hang up his boots.
Er... we beg to differ, Fabio. You may claim not to¬ remember the Photoshop D&G re-touch
incident of 2006, but it is scorched into our frontal lobes to the extent that we can call it to
mind on closed eyes command.
Oh no he didn't! Thierry Henry confounds the sceptics and scores on his second debut for Arsenal.
Image: Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe.
You couldn't make this stuff up, could you? But from the moment Thierry Henry appeared on the
Emirates pitch for Arsenal's warm-up last night, the cheers of the crowd and the player's delight
suggested something awesome was about to occur.
Iker Casillas, how we love thee and thee's charity work.¬ You made many campers happy this past
Monday when you visited them (and your hometown) in Navalcruz, which is just one of the million
reasons why you'll always be our number #1 'baller of choice.
Except when David Beckham finally comes to his senses and accepts our sleepover invitation.