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PHOTO: RONALDO REALLY KNOWS HOW TO MAKE HIMSELF BIG. IN GOAL. AHEM.
This is Ronaldo stepping into goal for some event in Zurich. (Reuters)
SCREW CALLING, OR TEXTING, OR EMAILING. THIS GUY WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW HOW HE TREATS HIS FRIENDS.
A promotion playoff final at Wembley, or being the best man at your mate’s wedding. Easy choice, excuse for a sign. // Dirty Tackle
I’M BEGINNING TO THINK THAT THE ENTIRE NATION OF TURKEY NEEDS SENSITIVITY TRAINING.
Look, they mean well, these Trabzonspor fans wearing bags on their faces in support of Didier Zokora, so we’re only going to call them mildly stupid rather than utterly idiotic. // Off the Post
DARK CLOUDS ARE GATHERING OVER UKRAINE. WHO KNEW, RIGHT? (P.S. EVERYONE KNEW.)
If you haven’t been paying attention, politics getting all mixed up in Euro 2012 thanks to Ukraine’s imprisonment of a former prime minister. Get learnin’ why this is a problem. // The Footy Blog
VIDEO: THERE WILL BE EGG ON YOUR FACES IF THERE IS! NO, SERIOUSLY, NICE ONE.
Swansea fans gently rib Manchester United fans streaming out of Old Trafford. (YouTube via Passport Soccer)
WHO HASN’T WANTED TO CHANGE INTO AN ICE UNICYCLE?
Soccer players as super heroes. Like Ronaldo could design a suit of super armor. Pah-leez. // The Other 87
YOU CAN TAKE THE IBERIAN OUT OF ENGLAND, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE ENGLAND OUT OF THE IBERIAN. OR SOMETHING.
Video of ex-Liverpool man Xabi Alonso keeping ex-Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho up to date on the FA Cup final before Real Madrid’s match with Granada. // 101GG
SO WHICH OF THESE PARTIES DESERVE OUR SYMPATHY? THE SITUATION REMAINS FLUID.
Remember when Blackburn fans were jerks for wanting Kean out when things were getting better at Blackburn? Yeah, forget that. The fans were right. // BT Life’s a Pitch
PHOTO: SINCE IT’S UNLIKELY HE’LL BEAT HIM IN THE RING, MAYBE THE YANK CAN WIN AT SOCCER.
Here’s one of the Klitchsko’s (I get them confused) kicking a ball around with American boxer Tony Thompson at a press conference in Bern, Switzerland. (Getty Images)
IF THIS WAS RISK, THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD BOARD.
Everyone loves a map. Here’s a map showing the birth nations of Major League Soccer players. // The Best Eleven
THE HEADLINE OF THIS LINKED STORY ASKS A QUESTION. SHALL WE ANSWER?
It’s about Phildelphia and Raul. And the answer is “no.” // MLSSoccerSoccer
SOME DAYS THE WORLD PRESENTS YOU WITH CHICKENS ON THE FIELD. OTHERS, IT’S PLAYED OUT ‘RONALDO IS FAT’ JOKES. THOSE ARE THE BREAKS.
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