QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.
Happy Friday, KCKRistas. KCKRites. KCKRenos. Pick whichever one you like. Let’s test a slightly different look, shall we?
|PHOTO: FOOTBALLERS JUST WANT TO BE ROCK STARS.|
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar jumped into the stands and grabbed the mic to celebrate Schalke moving on in the Europa League. (REUTERS)
|UNLOCKING TORQUAY UNITED FOR THE DEVON DIASPORA.|
England’s lower league clubs have plenty of adherents who have left home for a life elsewhere. Thanks to Twitter, they can still keep up with their teams. // A FOOTBALL REPORT
|MLS IS TOTALLY A RETIREMENT LEAGUE. FOR REFEREES.|
The new initiative to improve refereeing in MLS could involve enticing British refs to make the jump across the pond. Which is a weird thing to want, to be honest. // SHEFFIELD TELEGRAPH
|OLD GUY IN ‘WE NEED OLD GUYS’ SHOCKER. NICE ONE.
Frank Lampard says Chelsea won’t win anything without trading on its experience. Hey, Frank’s got experience! Oh, I see what he did there. // GOAL.COM
|PHOTO: AH, THE OL’ ‘HEAD TO THE CROTCH’ CELEBRATION. TRULY A CLASSIC.|
Speaking of celebrating moving on in the Europa League, what the hell is going on here? (REUTERS)
|I’M GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE ISSUE WITH NUMBER FOUR, BEING THE DENCH EXPERT THAT I AM.|
The case of the “crazy” athlete, from Tyson and Rodman to Zlatan, Mario and Emmanuel Frimpong. // GRANTLAND
|IN THE ‘COOLEST NAME STAKES’, EVERYONE ELSE IS JUST VYING FOR SECOND PLACE.|
Our idea of a fun Friday is to add some color to QWK KCKS (black is too a color). Their’s is to post a photo of a dashing footballer with an awesome name. // KICKETTE
|THE SPANISH OVERSPENDING AND SETTING A POOR EXAMPLE FOR EVERYONE ELSE? SURELY YOU JEST.|
Barcelona and Real Madrid appear destined for a Champions League Final showdown in Munich, but their respective spending is setting a bad example for the rest of Europe. // THE FOOTY BLOG
|PHOTO: SAD ROBERTO IS SAD. HE JUST WANTS A HUG, TOO.|
C’mon, even United fans have to feel a little sympathy for Mancini based on this photo. No? None? Okay then. (REUTERS)
|#TFC4TFC SEEMS RATHER REDUNDANT. BUT IT IS CATCHY…|
As the last team standing in the CONCACAF Champions League, should Toronto FC expect the same pan-league support RSL got last season? Uh…probably not. // CANADIAN SOCCER NEWS
|THE FUNNY THING ABOUT HEIRS IS THAT NOT EVERYONE WANTS THEM TO SUCCEED. BA DUM TISH.
Messi probably doesn’t have an heir. But if he does, it might be Neymar. Or maybe not. Who can say? Time will tell. I’ll shut up now. // BLEACHER REPORT
|IT’S LIKE A NEW HAIRCUT. IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO.|
Change is good, except when it’s not. Maybe this change isn’t good. Maybe things will be back to normal on Monday. Maybe I’ll stop saying “maybe” and just say follow us and like us because that’s the thing I do to close out the post. Happy weekending.