QWK KCKS: Hand Kisses And Sumo Barca

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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: STAND BACK AND WATCH THE MAGIC.
Messi mesmerizes two Al-Sadd players at the Club World Cup. Barca won 4-0, setting up a highly anticipated final with Neymar and Santos. (REUTERS)

 

THAT’S GOING TO LACOSTE YOU. SEE WHAT I DID THERE?
Badge of the week is such a fantastic feature. Especially when the story behind he club with the badge involves the word “Dadaist.” // When Saturday Comes

 

THE WORD ‘SIMPERING’ COMES TO MIND.
Peter Reid plays the hypocrite upon an on-camera meeting with Diego Maradona, a man Reid has been calling a cheat for the last 25 years. Un beso para la mano de dios?? // 101GG

 

WILL SHEA STAY TO PLAY? YEA.
Brek Shea isn’t going anywhere, perhaps because he’s valued at $8 million by MLS, perhaps because his hair is scary. // Prost Amerika

 

PHOTO: THE BIGGEST BARCA FANS AROUND. BUM DUM BUM BUM.
A couple of Barca fans dressed as sumo wrestlers at the Club World Cup. (REUTERS)

 

IT’S BEEN AN ODD WEEK FOR FACE BITING. THERE’S A SENTENCE I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SAY.
Just after Clint Dempsey decided the best way to back down Craig Bellamy was with a disturbing face bite, comes this video from Argentina. Seriously people, no touch of the face or hair. // Deadspin

 

ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHEN THE HEADLINE TELLS THE WHOLE STORY.
Soccer player in blue shirt is happy. // Onion Sports Network

 

CATCHY, HAS A GOOD BEAT. THIS IS A NUMBER ONE HIT.
Stan Collymore and Jim Rosenthal catch the “Thursday night, Channel 5″ bug while reviewing Europa League highlights. // Off the Post

 

PHOTO: THAT OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN TOURNAMENT.
Universidad de Chile is your 2011 Copa Sudamerican champions. Nice trophy. (AP PHOTO)

 

WAIT, THERE’S A MOUSE IN THOSE PHOTOS?
Nic Anelka’s new team has some interesting merch. // The Third Kit

 

AFTERWARDS, HE’LL CELEBRATE BY GOING TO CHUCK E. CHEESE.
15-year old Liberian refugee is set to become the A-League youngest ever player Friday night. // MSN

 

TAYLOR TWELLMAN SACRIFICED FOR YOU. THE LEAST YOU COULD DO IS LISTEN.
The newest episode of a spectacular American soccer podcast, featuring an interview with Taylor Twellman, who came on despite being under the weather. // The Best Soccer Show

 

PHOTO: ANOTHER CHAMPION.
Peru’s Juan Aurich (that’s the club) are champions after beating Alianza Lima last night in penalties. Nice trophy. (REUTERS)

 

NOW HERE’S AN IDEA THAT SEEMS WACKY.
Since Fernando Torres is having such a bad time at Chelsea, might it be in Liverpool’s interest to buy him back? // Bleacher Report

 

…AND AN ALTERNATIVE TAKE.
Or…Chelsea could sell Torres to Chelsea. It makes sense. // Dirty Tackle

 

WE’D BUY TORRES FOR THE KCKRS SUNDAY SQUAD, BUT HONESTLY HE’D BE SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS.
Besides, we already have a few fragile egos around here, and I’m not sure the dressing room could handle the drama. Let’s go: FOLLOW. LIKE. Sign up for the KCKRS email list.

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