QWK KCKS: Harbingers of Joy

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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.

 

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

I’ve got nothing for you today. The European Championships start tomorrow. Go forth and prepare.

 

PHOTO: THERE’S GOT TO BE A WAY TO GET ARSHAVIN IN ON THIS. TOP OF THE HUMAN PYRAMID?

I had no idea there were cheerleaders for the Russian national team. (Getty Images)

 

AMERICAN SOCCER’S RESIDENT DUDE ABIDES AFTER A LONG AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER.

Frankie Hejduk was never the best player on the field, but he was always a fan favorite. Frankie reflects on a career that included fifteen years, two world cup, a stint in Germany, and much more. // Yanks Abroad

 

BREAKING: THE PREMIER LEAGUE TV RIGHTS ARE WORTH A CRAPLOAD OF MONEY.

Bidding for next round of UK broadcast rights for the English Premier League are drawing to a close. Looks like it will be the usual suspects. // The Guardian

 

I’D CALL THIS LINEUP ‘VERY ATTACKING’, BUT, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE ALL GIMPY. RUNNING WOULD BE A PROBLEM.

The Euro 2012 Injured XI. // Off the Post

PHOTO: IF YOU’RE GOING TO CALL YOURSELF THAT, I SUPPOSE CARDBOARD AND MASKING TAPE IS FITTING.

This Polish fan calls himself “Dr. Joint.” Let’s just think about that for a second. (Getty Images)

 

THE RAP IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING IN THIS VIDEO. WHAT’S WITH THE SHORTS, JOHN?

John Barnes and Robbie Fowler break into a rendition of “The Anfield Rap” in Kuala Lumpur. Because that’s a necessary thing that they should do. // 101GG

 

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME IN SANTI’S GAME. NEGATIVE AMOUNTS OF SHAME, REALLY.

Training in Polkraine is the hottest story until the games start. This means we get photos like the one at this link that shows Santi Cazorla taking in the local sights. Ahem. // Futbolita

 

THE WORDS ‘THE ENGLISH ARE COMING’ AREN’T EXACTLY HARBINGERS OF JOY, NOW ARE THEY?

Irish fans decided to crash the arrival of the England squad in Poland, and it was just as brilliant as you’d expect. // Dirty Tackle

PHOTO: IT PAYS TO BE A WORLD FAMOUS GROUP OF RICH FOOTBALLERS.

The English get drunk Irishmen singing derogatory songs, the French get this lovely welcoming committee. Yup. (AP Photo)

 

HEY, WE’RE GOOD AT GEOGRAPHY. NOT JUST FAR AWAY GEOGRAPHY INVOLVING OTHER LANGUAGES AND STUFF.

Taking the Messi/Euro gaff of an ESPN Radio host to its fullest extreme (it was a slip of the tongue, in my opinion). I laughed. // Wong Wong

 

THIS MIGHT BE MILDLY INTERESTING. WHAT AM I SAYING? THIS WOULD BE THE BEST.

Diego Maradona’s club wants to sign Didier Drogba to play in the UAE. // Bleacher Report

 

LET’S SAY THIS ABOUT POLKRAINE: FOR ALL THE BAD STUFF THERE MIGHT BE, YOU STILL REALLY WISH YOU WERE THERE RIGHT NOW.

I know I do. I’d go to Denmark training. Ahem. Follow us and like us.

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