QWK KCKS: Don’t Put Me In, Coach

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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: KINGS OF THE LAND, WHERE EVER THEY GO.
Barca’s welcoming party in Minsk, where Messi and co. will face off against BATE Borislov in the Champions League. (REUTERS)

 

AS A FOOTBALL FAN, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CHOOSE.
And then you’ll be yelled at because no matter what you choose, you’ll be wrong, according to someone. Messi v. Maradona, the batte de los Argentinos. // IBWM

 

RFK IS FALLING DOWN FALLING DOWN FALLING DOWN.
RFK Stadium turns 50 years old this week. Here are some photos from its past, including a few related to its soccer history. // WashPost

 

THINGS EVEN BECKS CAN’T MAKE COOL.
David Beckham loves long johns, has a new line of underwear coming out. I bet you can guess where this is going. // E! Online

PHOTO: ARE YOU LEADING OR AM I?
Lyon players celebrate beating Dinamo Zigreb with some ballroom dancing. And…1-2-3. (AP PHOTO)

 

THAT THING YOU THOUGHT ISN’T ACTUALLY WHAT YOU THINK YOU THOUGHT IT WAS.
Carlos didn’t really refuse to play for Manchester City. Or so say he says, even though he says he can’t give specifics. Say what? // CaughtOffside

 

THE TRUTH HURTS.
One of Michael Owen’s teammates is making fun of his hobby of puzzling (I don’t know the real word). This cannot be allowed to stand. I guess. I need a nap. // Off the Post

 

A FOOTBALL FILM FESTIVAL IS POPULAR IN THE HOME OF FOOTBALL.
Who would have guessed, right? Seriously though, congratulations to the good people at Kicking and Screening on the success in London. // SkySports

 

OF ALL THE THINGS TO REVOLUTIONIZE, SOCCER SEEMS LIKE A GOOD ONE.
Twenty-five player types who changed the game somehow, someway. // Bleacher Report

PHOTO: SAY GOODBYE, CARLOS.
Tevez heads for the team bus after doing whatever he did when he didn’t play against Bayern Munich. (REUTERS)

 

AND NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY.
Misunderstandings can often begin with body language. This move is pretty clear, though. // Studs Up

 

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