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PHOTO: CHINESE SANTA ICE SOCCER.
!&(@#)@!)!&@*@(#@)!&!*@. Sorry, joke overload. (REUTERS)
CROUCHING VILLAS BOAS, HIDDEN MOURINHO. OLD JOKES.
How to become Andre Villas-Boas in an easy to read flowchart. // Surreal Football
LISTEN, THEN READ. ALSO BUY.
Things I’m disappointed not to be a part of are on sale. Listen to Tom Dunmore of Pitch Invasion, then buy The Very Best of Pitch Invasion because it’s good. // A Football Report
BREAKING: MINNESOTA STARS WOO BARCELONA PLAYER.
Uh, former Barcelona basketball player, now member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio. Stars defender Kevin Friedland presented him with a personalized jersey. // IMS
FINALLY, AN ADVENT CALENDAR THAT FILLS ALL OF MY NEEDS.
Thomas Muellar’s advent calendar is a joy. A joy I say. // The Footy Blog
DIEGO IN DUBAI IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.
In addition to the photo above (grabbed from his site), Paul Oberjeurge gives some thought on just how big Maradona in the Middle East has been for soccer there. // Oberjuerge
KINDA THE WORST NICKNAME OF ALL TIME.
Leo Messi’s cousin scored to help Olimpia win the Paraguayan title. // Dirty Tackle
THE EASY JOKE: SOMETHING ABOUT BEING AS SOFT AS TOILET PAPER. ALSO, THE TERRIBLE JOKE.
Pirmin Schwegler goes down like he was shot after being hit by something thrown from the stands by a St. Pauli supporter. The something is barely a thing, really. // 101GG
A YEAR MARKED BY COMPROMISE AND FALSENESS. SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.
Jonathan Wilson’s review of the tactical trends of 2011. // The Guardian
BOO THIS MAN. LOUDLY.
Hey, I like American football, too, but somehow I find room to like two kinds of football. Imagine that. Soccer is way better though. // Wall Street Journal
THEY SHOULD BE FORCED TO RECREATE THAT ONE SCENE FROM ZOOLANDER.
Style-off, whatever that might be, between the Lampards and the Redknapps. // Kickette
SOCCER ON ICE DOESN’T SOUND FUN. SOCCER ON ICE WHILE WEARING NOTHING BUT SPEEDOS, LESS FUN. SOCCER ON ICE WHILE WEARING SPEEDOS AND SANTA HATS? NOW THAT’S A PARTY.
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