QWK KCKS: Decorated With Black Belts and Danger

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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: FOOTBALL ON THE SQUARE.
Egypt’s political situation remains somewhat unsettled, and Tahrir Square remains a center of protest. Even there, there’s still time for a game of footy. (AP Photo)

 

THE HIRING PRACTICES FOR BIRTHDAY PERFORMERS IN GERMANY ARE APPALLING.
Ryan Babel started this story out so well, watching out for the health and innocence of children. Then it just all fell apart… // Off the Post

 

MMMM…ADVENT CHOCOLATE.
Tis the season…for a Werder Bremen advent calendar. // 500RTLF

 

SENSIBLE, OBVIOUS REFORMS THAT SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE ENACTED. I WON’T HOLD MY BREATH.
Mark Plieth, as chairman of the Independence Governance Committee FIFA formed, is suggesting smart things FIFA should do. Which they won’t. And he’s not really independent. Par for the course, then? // The Footy Blog

 

PHOTO: LET’S PLAY GUESS THE PLAYER.
Give up? It’s Sporting Braga’s Brazilian midfielder Mossoró. You lose. (Reuters)

 

FINALLY, A GIMMICK USB FLASH DRIVE THAT SATES MY DESIRE TO PULL THE HEADS OFF FOOTBALLERS.
This link is here because of the photo of the Lego-style USB flash drive footballers. But there’s stuff about footballers who blog in there, too. // Kickette

 

THEY MIGHT AS WELL JUST CHANGE LIVERPOOL’S COLORS TO RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. I’M KIDDING. MAYBE.
American semiphenomenon Juan Agudelo is headed to Liverpool for a trial. I mean training stint. Wink. wink. // Soccer by Ives

 

MY ZLATANMAS TREE IS DECORATED WITH BLACK BELTS AND DANGER.
These are the things Zlatan requires from Santa Claus, who better give it all to Zlatan or Zlatan will probably kick Santa square in the chest. // Dirty Tackle

 

PHOTO: ‘OW ARE YA, ‘ARRY?
Another installment of The Redknapp Face. (Reuters)

 

OH MY GOD THE BUFFASLUGS ARE MULTIPLYING. CALL IN THE NATIONAL GUARD.
There’s a club in Benin that has a terrible badge, one that closely resembles the disastrous “Buffaslug” logo of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres (a fact the writer appears to have missed). WHY!?! // When Saturday Comes

 

POLISH PROBLEMS.
One of the co-hosts of Euro 2012 is going through a bit of a crisis, at exactly the wrong time. // The Sport Blog

 

AMERICAN SOCCER WITH AN ENGLISH ACCENT.
NBC has lured Leicester native Arlo White away from his gig as the Sounders lead commentator to take on the challenge of national broadcasts. // Seattle Times

 

VIDEO: DEANDRE JUST KILLED IT.
US U17 DeAndre Robinson with a near post upper ninety scorcher of a goal against France.

 

AMERICAN SOCCER WITH AN AMERICAN ACCENT. TWO AMERICAN ACCENTS, ACTUALLY.
Hey look, it’s that podcast thing someone around here might be a part of. Let’s talk MLS player movement, shall we? // The Best Soccer Show

 

ON THE SECOND DAY OF ZLATANMAS, THE GAFFER GAVE TO ME…SORRY, IT’S STUCK IN MY HEAD.

After all of that, I’m ready for a bit of eggnog and a nap. Follow KCKRS, like KCKRS, and thanks for reading.

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