QWK KCKS: Big Guys With Ball Tricks

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.

 

PHOTO: I DON’T THINK ‘STREET PERFORMER’ MEANS YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY BE PERFORMING IN THE STREET.

This guy was doing ball tricks in the middle of the street in Rome, and asking drivers for tips. Gotta love a big guy with skills. (REUTERS)
 

 

THIS NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE AND IT NEEDS TO INVOLVE A MAGIC POTION OF SOME KIND.

What would happen if Manchester United and Barcelona switched leagues? Would hilarity ensue? Let’s ponder. // The Other 87

 

EVEN HOCKEY PLAYERS WOULD HAVE TO STAND UP AND APPLAUD THIS DISPLAY. WOAH.

APOEL’s Paulo Jorge had a tooth knocked out after colliding with a teammate in the Cypriot club’s Champions League match at Real Madrid. Not satisfied, he decided to pull out another. // Dirty Tackle

 

HE LIKES HIS GOAL CELEBRATIONS LIKE HE LIKES HIS ATTIRE: OLD TIMEY.

A proper goal celebration, completely with old timey dancing and the waving of a cap. Bully! // When Saturday Comes

 

PHOTO: ‘WE ARE VERY PASSIONATE! SEE HOW PASSIONATE WE ARE WITH OUR SHIRTS OFF?’

Emelec of Ecuador fans are a little excited during a Copa Lib match against Flamengo. Emelec won 3-2, putting Flamengo in serious jeopardy of crashing out in the group stage. (REUTERS)

 

FINALLY, TORRES IS GOING BACK TO THE CAMP NOU. WHERE THINGS WERE EPICALLY BAD LAST TIME.

Remember the last time Fernando Torres visited Barcelona? No, probably not. Luckily someone is here to remind you. // A Football Report

 

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ENTIRE LEAGUE HAS AN IDENTITY CRISIS.

Is the Championship a load of excrement? Is it any different than the Premier League? Is it more authentic, or just precious about being not-the-Premier League? Will these questions never cease? “Poppycock” is the answer to them all. // The FCF

 

KUN AGUERO WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT HE ISN’T ACTUALLY STUPID, JUST HIS INJURY IS.

Sergio Aguero took to his personal website to clear up confusion over his “stupid” injury. // Mirror Football

 

PHOTO: A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF A CONTRAST IN STYLES. HAIRSTYLES I MEAN.

Jesus and Di Matteo work the touchline during yesterday’s Champions League showdown at Stamford Bridge. (AP PHOTO)

 

THIS WILL BE THE PLACE TO BE IN NEW YORK CITY. FOR AT LEAST A WEEK OR TWO.

New idea from the folks at MLS desperate to find a place to plunk down an urban stadium for a possible second New York club: build on a pier. Sounds awesome…ly expensive. // NYT Goal Blog

 

AND HERE I THOUGHT ‘SOCCEREX’ WAS WHAT CHERYL CALLED ASHLEY.

Time for a brief tour of the annual Soccerex blowout in Manchester, complete with a man standing on balls. // Kickette

 

PAULO JORGE REALLY SHOULD HAVE PUT THAT TOOTH IN MILK AND RUSHED TO THE DENTIST.

If he wanted to save it, I mean. I guess in the heat of the battle, when your teammate collides with you and you lose a tooth, yanking out another one that’s loose and throwing it to the ground in disgust is natural. For a pit fighter. Follow and like how about?

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