QWK KCKS: Hugs and Heartbreak

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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: I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYONE LOOK SO CONTENT. THIS MUST BE XABI’S HAPPY PLACE.

Xabi gives Gonzalo Higuain and Marcelo a great big hug, the hug of special friends, after Higuain scores for Madrid. (REUTERS/Juan Medina)
 

MY DREAM IS TO ONE DAY DO SOMETHING THAT WILL TRANSLATE WELL AS A STICK FIGURE ANIMATION.

Because, AHHH, I freaking love stick figure animations. Here’s Pirlo’s Panenka. // Invent Football

 

LET’S GET CRAZY UP IN THIS PIECE. IT’S CLINTMANIA, ALL CLINTS HALF OFF.

The Clint Dempsey saga continues, and here’s a new club that no one believes will actually bid: Tottenham. // CaughtOffside
 

AWW, LOOK AT ALL THE BROKEN TOFFEE HEARTS. COLD, LANDO, COLD.

Landon Donovan says he won’t be going back to England on loan this winter because he’s tired. // ProSoccerTalk
 

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PHOTO: UHH. WHAT ARE YOU POINTING TO IBRA? THE GROUND? PLEASE TELL ME YOU’RE POINTING TO THE GROUND.

Zlatan gestures. What does it mean?
 

MALE-PATTERN BALDNESS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE FITTING FOR SAINT IKER.

Is Iker Casillas balding, and if so, is he treating said balding with Rogaine or another anti-balding product? YOU DECIDE. // ONTD_Football
 

IT’S OFFICIALS: COUNTERFEIT FANDOM IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. UNITED RULES!

Police seized the largest shipment of counterfeit Prem shirts ever discovered after a random search at Southampton. // Daily Mail
 

HEY, SPORTS ARE GREAT! LET’S DO MORE SPORTS! GO GO WIN.

In the aftermath of the Olympics, the British government wants to foster more competitive sports in schools. This could hurt plans to fix England’s youth development. // When Saturday Comes
 

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PHOTO: HERE’S TODAY’S ‘PLACE IN ARGENTINA ON A T-SHIRT’ COURTESY OF CARLITO.

Carlos Tevez scores again, which means another shirt with the name of a place in Argentina on it. This one appears to be a small village near Buenos Aires.
 

FINALLY, AMERICAN SOCCER GETS WHAT IT DESERVES. PEOPLE TALKING AND STUFF.

Introducing a 24-hour online radio station featuring the best soccer podcasts (like mine) coming out of Americam, including live content. // NASN Radio
 

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE…THAT NO ONE WANTED BECAUSE HE’S AMERICAN OR SOMETHING.

Luka Modric’s move to Real Madrid is finally done, which means we can all move on and try not to think about how stupid transfer season is. // Bleacher Report
 

WE WEAR T-SHIRTS WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ON THEM, TOO. YOU SHOULD SEE US RUN AROUND FLASHING THEM WHEN WE FINISH A POST.

None of our neighborhoods are as cool as “Fuerte Apache” and they don’t sound as nice as “Villa La Nata”, but it’s not about that. It’s about pride. Yup. OAKWOOD ESTATES WHATUP. Follow KCKRS! Like KCKRS!

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