QWK KCKS: Predictable Ocurrences

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

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PHOTO: IS HE BEGGING FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION OR FORGIVENESS?

Mostly just being Italian, I think. Oh, Mario. So predictable. (REUTERS)

 

I THINK ROBERTO THINKS THAT THE AR’S PERFORMANCE WAS A SHAME. A REAL SHAME.

“No, it’s just time to bring in referees and linesmen who know the rules.” Oh snap, Roberto. Tell ‘em. // Off the Post

 

OH LOOK, IT’S FOOTBALL’S POST CHILD FOR POOR IMPULSE CONTROL.

After going down from a Valencia tackle, Pepe decides he’s angry enough to kick somebody. Too bad that somebody was a teammate. // Dirty Tackle

 

LET’S ALL LAUGH AT THE NOUVEAU RICHE BOYS AND THEIR DEAD TITLE HOPES.

Mikel Arteta’s late winner for Arsenal against Man City yesterday set off massive Poznan-ing (yeah, I verbed it, so what) among the Gunners faithful. The dancing equivalent of point-and-laugh. // 101GG

 

TWEET: THIS IS TAKING RIVALRY TO IT’S LOGICAL MODERN ROCK EXTREME. WAIT, NO PEARL JAM?

Ahead of Saturday’s D.C. United-Seattle Sounders tilt at RFK Stadium, D.C. rock station DC101 left out the Seattle sounds. That’ll show those grungy jokers.

 

HOW CAN I EXPRESS SLO-MO IN TEXT? THHHHHIIIIISSS IIIIIISSSS AAAAA NIIIIICCCCEEE GOOOOAAAALLL…

Check out the super slo-mo celebration from the Sporting Kansas City boys after Kei Kamara’s goal against LA. // The Offside Rules

 

‘DEAR FRIEND: I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS DRAWING OF AN ITALIAN FOOTBALL TEAM. SIGNED, ME.’

Vintage Italian football postcards, featuring illustrated versions of the 1968/69 teams of Fiorentina, AC Milan, Juventus, Torino, and Bologna. They’re all just a little dumpy in their short shorts. // Footysphere

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ‘PARTNERSHIP’ AND A ‘STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP’ IS THE WORD ‘STRATEGIC.’

The smartest thing Liverpool has done recently was sign a deal with Nacional of Uruguay, says this one writer. // IBWM

 

PHOTO: WE NEED A SIGN. ‘BEWARE OF FLYING FRENCH COACHES.’

PSG assistant Gilles Bourges is flying through the air with the greatest of ease after Parisians beat Marseille. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

AND THE KEEPER JUST STANDS THERE LIKE A MOOK WHY EXACTLY?

Once upon a time in Brazil, a cheeky ball boy conned an official into awarding a non-existent goal. Dirty cheating ball boys. // Beat the First Man

 

THIS IMPLIES THAT SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD THERE’S A CLUB THAT’S ‘RIGHT’ FOR HIM. HMM.

Here’s a take on why Man City was wrong for Ballotelli. Other things that are wrong for Balotelli: that haircut, fireworks, press conference walk-ons. // Bleacher Report

 

CITY EITHER NEEDS SOME TOP-QUALITY HEADSHRINKERS, OR THEY SHOULD STOP SIGNING WACKO FORWARDS.

Both Mario and Tevez (who looks sane, all of a sudden) could use some counseling. Actually, after this weekend, so will Mancini. That whole scarf thing is probably a way to throw up an emotional barrier between him and the crazy people he has to try and control. Has to be. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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