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PHOTO: CHECK OUT THE EXTENSION. THAT’S HOW YOU IMPRESS THE JUDGES.
BSC Young Boys’ Emmanuel Mayuka celebrates a goal against Bern with the classic flip. (REUTERS)
THE SOUNDTRACK OF VICTORY IS THE VOICE OF THE MAN TASKED WITH DESCRIBING IT.
English commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme, the man who famously called the action the one and only time England won the World Cup, passed away ten years ago yesterday. FIFA remembers. // FIFA.com
FOR THE GOOD OF THE KINGDOM, THE KING MUST BE DEPOSED.
Liverpool’s struggles prove what no Liverpool fan will want to admit: Kenny Dalglish must go if the Reds are going to recapture former glory. // The Footy Blog
HOW’S IT GOING IN THE EXOTIC FAR EAST, MONSIEUR ANELKA? BET THE FOOD IS GOOD.
Nicolas Anelka is already captain of his new Chinese team, but the fortunes of Shanghai Shenhua probably rest more on their defense than the expensive French striker. Anelka as a captain. Chew on that some more. // A Football Report
PHOTO: ‘LOOK SON. OVER THERE IS WHERE I WAS RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME.’
Juventus’ legend Alessandro Del Piero takes his son for a stroll on the pitch after scoring against Inter in Juve’s 2-0 win. Aww. (REUTERS)
SOMETHING I’M UNCLEAR ON: WHICH IS BIGGER, A PAMPHLET OR A BOOKLET?
Flamengo manager Jairo dos Santos put together a booklet on how players should take care of themselves, which he released just before Ronaldinho threw a party that lasted until 7 in the morning and included a girl fight. Brazil is awesome. // Futbolita
I THOUGHT IT WAS ‘I AM ZLATAN.’ NOW IT’S ‘I AM IBRA’? SOMEONE GET THE PUBLISHER ON THE PHONE.
I looks like we’re going to have to change the name of Zlatan’s autobiography after he expressed concern for the health of his teammates by referring to himself in the third person as “Ibra”. // Dirty Tackle
HERE’S YOUR RUN DOWN. AND WHEN I SAY ‘DOWN’ I MEAN ‘WAY DOWN.’
Thoughts from the Premier League through to the Conference, because it’s not just overpaid divas playing the game with passion. // When Saturday Comes
PHOTO: YEAH, STOP DOING THAT THING THAT IS ABHORRENT.
Lazio fans have a message for the Ukrainian and Polish organizers of Euro 2012. Just stop it. (REUTERS)
DOUBLE THE SCHWEINSTEIGER, DOUBLE THE HARD TO PRONOUNCE GERMAN SURNAMES.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s older brother Tobias is joining Bastian at Bayern Munich! Sorta. Tobias signed with Bayern Munich II. // ONTD_Football
APPLE PUN APPLE PUN APPLE PUN. HOW YOU LIKE THEM APOELS?
Terrible. Anyway, here is the story of tiny little APOEL, from tiny little Cyprus, with their tiny little budget, and how they have nothing to lose against the biggest club in the world. // Bleacher Report
GO FOR LAUNCH. OF ANOTHER WEEK OF FOOTBALL MAGNIFICENCE. AND BY THAT, I MEAN ZLATAN SPEAKING IN THE THIRD PERSON.