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PHOTO: I’M IN A NYLON NET OF EMOTION.
Mario Gomez crashes the net after Arjen Robben starts Bayern’s scoring barrage against Basel in the Champions League. (REUTERS)
I DIDN’T KNOW THE RED BULLS HAD A FREESTYLE TEAM. DID YOU KNOW THE RED BULLS HAD A FREESTYLE TEAM? APPARENTLY THE RED BULLS HAVE A FREESTYLE TEAM.
Look, it’s the New York Red Bulls Freestyle Team. // NTMG.
A LOOK I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY BUT WAS TOO SCARED TO ATTEMPT.
Sergio Ramos in a flat cap is your “footballer fashion photo of the day” simply because I kinda like the hat. // Kickette
SHOCKING NEWS OF THE DAY: FOOTBALLER’S KID SHOWS SIGNS OF BEING GOOD AT FOOTBALL.
The latest famous footballer to have video of his young son hit the webernet is Rafael aan der Vaart. Check out Damian. // Off the Post
PHOTO: LIVERPOOL’S TWO GREATEST HOPES…STEVEN GERRARD AND THAT BABY HE’S CARRYING.
Steven Gerrard does the pregnant-with-the-ball gag after scoring one of his three goals against Everton. (REUTERS)
Egypt’s biggest rival ultra groups, who clashed in the streets just a few months ago, met to show unity in the face of Egyptian soccer violence. // NYT Goal Blog with further reading at A Football Report
DUDE. I WASN’T CRYING. SHUT UP. I HAD DIRT IN MY EYE. SERIOUSLY, SHUT UP.
The Crying Man City Fan (The CMCF) tries to explain himself. “Tired and frustrated.” Right. // 101GG
THIS ENTRY IS ABOUT SYMMETRY..YRTEMMYS TUOBA SI YRTNE SIHT
Formations always look symmetrical on paper, but that’s not really how things play out on the pitch. Symmetry isn’t the thing. Balance is the thing. // Jonathan Wilson at The Sport Blog
I’m working on new words that mean “complete annihilation.” Not sure that one works. Bayern 7-1 Basel is one ugly, ugly scoreline. (REUTERS)
I KNOW THIS DUDE. HE’S FROM JERSEY, RIGHT?
Cristiano Ronaldo was not always the fashion plate you see now. Once upon a time he looked like a NKOTB reject. // Run of Play
READ THIS THING I WROTE.
The phrase “soccer mom” sucks. A lot. I wrote something explaining why. // Run of Play again
IT MUST BE SHAMELSS DAY.
Hey look, another thing I wrote. This one is about Clint Drew Dempsey and his rise to Premier League stardom. // Bleacher Report
HAVE A GANDER AT THIS OTHER THING I WROTE…JUST KIDDING.
Enough with the serious stuff. We’re only occasionally serious here at KCKRS, and mostly only when Keith decides to write about music. Which is deadly serious. Noel Gallagher is totally a genius or whatever. Follow us and like us and come back soon for footy goodness.