QWK KCKS: Chinese Santa Ice Soccer

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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: CHINESE SANTA ICE SOCCER.
!&(@#)@!)!&@*@(#@)!&!*@. Sorry, joke overload. (REUTERS)

 

CROUCHING VILLAS BOAS, HIDDEN MOURINHO. OLD JOKES.
How to become Andre Villas-Boas in an easy to read flowchart. // Surreal Football

 

LISTEN, THEN READ. ALSO BUY.
Things I’m disappointed not to be a part of are on sale. Listen to Tom Dunmore of Pitch Invasion, then buy The Very Best of Pitch Invasion because it’s good. // A Football Report

 

BREAKING: MINNESOTA STARS WOO BARCELONA PLAYER.
Uh, former Barcelona basketball player, now member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio. Stars defender Kevin Friedland presented him with a personalized jersey. // IMS

 

PHOTO: ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS.
Hi Diego! Comfortable? Can I get you anything? A razor perhaps? (via the Dubai police)

 

FINALLY, AN ADVENT CALENDAR THAT FILLS ALL OF MY NEEDS.
Thomas Muellar’s advent calendar is a joy. A joy I say. // The Footy Blog

 

DIEGO IN DUBAI IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.
In addition to the photo above (grabbed from his site), Paul Oberjeurge gives some thought on just how big Maradona in the Middle East has been for soccer there. // Oberjuerge

 

KINDA THE WORST NICKNAME OF ALL TIME.
Leo Messi’s cousin scored to help Olimpia win the Paraguayan title. // Dirty Tackle

 

THE EASY JOKE: SOMETHING ABOUT BEING AS SOFT AS TOILET PAPER. ALSO, THE TERRIBLE JOKE.
Pirmin Schwegler goes down like he was shot after being hit by something thrown from the stands by a St. Pauli supporter. The something is barely a thing, really. // 101GG

 

A YEAR MARKED BY COMPROMISE AND FALSENESS. SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.
Jonathan Wilson’s review of the tactical trends of 2011. // The Guardian

 

PHOTO: THERE HE IS. I FOUND HIM, FRENCH NEWS PEOPLE.
After no-showing in Paris this weekend, Goldenballs made an appearance at some movie do in London with his boys. (AP PHOTO)

 

BOO THIS MAN. LOUDLY.
Hey, I like American football, too, but somehow I find room to like two kinds of football. Imagine that. Soccer is way better though. // Wall Street Journal

 

THEY SHOULD BE FORCED TO RECREATE THAT ONE SCENE FROM ZOOLANDER.
Style-off, whatever that might be, between the Lampards and the Redknapps. // Kickette

 

SOCCER ON ICE DOESN’T SOUND FUN. SOCCER ON ICE WHILE WEARING NOTHING BUT SPEEDOS, LESS FUN. SOCCER ON ICE WHILE WEARING SPEEDOS AND SANTA HATS? NOW THAT’S A PARTY.
Speaking of parties, join the one we have going on Twitter, the one we have going on Facebook, and be a sport.

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