February 16th, 2010

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Nicola Tappenden was a 14-year-old schoolgirl, living in Croydon, when a psychic told her she'd grow up to do something very special. She would marry a professional footballer. At the time, she had a crush on a youth team player – "I fancied the pants off him; I think I might have snogged him once" – so she confided in her mother that she thought it might be him. It wasn't.

Then Tappenden left school, won a competition to become a Page 3 girl, and met the then West Ham United player Bobby Zamora. "Two of my friends had stayed at his house, so they invited me over," she says. "He got in from football, and he was like, 'Oh my God! When I left there were two Page 3 girls in my house, and now there are three!'"

Tappenden and Zamora started ­dating but again, the relationship didn't work out. Then she met Simon Walton, a "journeyman" footballer who has had spells at nine ­different clubs in six years, in a branch of Nando's, and they went on a date. ­Fifteen months ago, the pair had a baby girl, Poppy, and now they're engaged. That psychic's ­prediction should soon come true.
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i don't agree with all this article's conclusions, but hm. (i'd also like to point out the fact that these are the women involved in sports we always hear about. they don't play.) source
Gooner scarf

Super, super Rob, super Robin Persie

Arsenal is The Only Club for Dutch Master

Robin Van Persie has hinted before that he wants Arsenal to be his last club, and has again stated how difficult it would be to leave his beloved Gunners.

Big clubs at home and abroad have expressed interest in the Dutchman in recent years, but Van Persie is more than happy at the Emirates with Arsenal.

Van Persie, who is still recovering from serious injury, said: “It is good that four teams were really interested in me but I had to turn them down.

"Even if you want to leave, as a player, I don't think it is easy because when you move to Arsenal you are led there by your heart."

Van Persie, who has been out since November with an ankle injury, believes his fitness record has hindered his development into a great of the game.

"Everything starts with your fitness and some players are lucky like that," the 26-year-old added. "I hate it but I can't do anything about it because this is my situation. When you look at great players, they are always fit, always sharp.

"When you play 50 games a season, you can score more goals and get more assists, so it follows that you are more important to the team."

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I love this man sfm, it's not even funny. 

Gorgeous short film ahead (the main reason I wanted to make this post):

combing his hair!

The real reason some girls want to be Wags.....

Footballers' Salaries!

Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's highest paid footballer, ranking in €13,000,000, followed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who only earns €1,000,000 less. Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o, and Kaka round out the top 5. Emmanuel Adebayor is the highest paid in the EPL earning €8,500,000 and his teammate, Carlos Tevez, is second.

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*sigh* I'm still a broke college student...