QWK KCKS: Total Let Down

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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: PLAYED OUT, BUT WE’LL GIVE THEM SOME SLACK.
Mirandes fans pull out the tired 300 meme for their home match with Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey. Athletic won 1-2. (AP PHOTO)

 

THINGS HAVE CHANGED. JUST A BIT.
Remember when Scotland not only qualified for the World Cup, but had high expectations of how they might do? It was that spirit of delusion optimism that led to a Scottish “World Cup Winners” stamp. // Football Philately

 

LIKE AN EXTRA STRAIGHT OUT OF THE ‘BAD’ VIDEO.
Somehow, British GQ named Mario Balotelli the second best dressed man in Britain. IN BRITAIN. I don’t know if this reflects worse on GQ or the whole of the British male population. // Kickette

 

TROLLOLOLOLOL.
Manchester United’s young Swiss signing-formerly of Manchester City-hit the Twitters with a bucketful of troll. // The FCF

 

PHOTO: SHHH…DON’T SCARE IT AWAY.
This is the rare Evertonius newsigningus, once thought to be extinct. (REUTERS)

 

BREST FANS CAN ONLY THINK OF ONE THING.
What other place but a football match to express support for an internet porn site? Uh. // Dirty Tackle

 

RYANAIR DON’T CARE, BUT WE DO. FOR A FEW MINUTES ANYWAY.
The story behind the Ryanair protester who handcuffed himself to the goalpost at Goodison Park yesterday. // Liverpool Echo

 

THE ONLY PLACE YOU’LL EVER SEE ODB COMPARED TO CHICHARITO.
The how’s and why’s of American soccer going down the wrong cultural path. Soccer needs the Hustle. // The Shin Guardian

 

PHOTO: WINTER WONDERLAND.
Bologna and Fiorentina didn’t play because it snowed a little bit. (REUTERS)

 

TRANSFORMATION.
Leonardo went from a guy that believed in “love and hugs” to a guy whose nickname in France is “The Cleaner.” Whoa. // ESPN

 

AND HERE I GOT ALL DRESSED UP FOR NOTHING.
Transfer deadline day-hell, the whole January window-was nothing but a giant let down. Was it financial fair play that done it? // Bleacher Report

 

THANKFULLY, ALL THAT HOT AIR YESTERDAY DIDN’T DESTROY THE EARTH AS I FEARED IT MIGHT. BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW CLOSE IT WAS.
One more nonsense rumor or bit of hype, and the planet was done for. By refusing to jump into the transfer deadline day fray, KCKRS did its part. Really, you should be thanking us for saving the planet. Just follow and like and we’ll call it even.

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