Pensioner Pedersen – the badge kisser

26 08 2012

The picture above shows Morten Gamst Pedersen kissing Blackburn’s badge following the goal he scored in his team’s 2-1 victory over Wigan in 2010.

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Arsenal’s new signing kissing Cologne’s badge

17 08 2012

Lucas Podolski joined his local team, Cologne, when he was 10-years-old. He broke in to the first team when he was 18-years-old and after some good performances and becoming part of the German national team, Bayern Munich became interested.

After failing to make an impression with the German giants, Podolski returned to his boyhood team. He spent a further three years there.

“I still have two years left to run on my deal and my ambition is to see it out,” he said. “I have strong opinions on Wolfgang Overath. He lives and breathes the club, day and night. He is doing everything he can for this club and he is my idol.”

However, 10 months later he announced he had agreed to move to Arsenal. The press reported that the North London club had doubled his salary to €7 million per year.

Manchester target Henriques kisses the badge

14 08 2012

Angelo Henriquez is an 18-year-old striker who has been linked with a move to the Manchester clubs. Born in Santiago, Chile, he joined his local club Universidad de Chile when he was 13-years-old.

Last season he helped his team with the Chilean Primera División, scoring 11 goals in 17 games, kissing the badge along the way.

Mesut Özil kisses badge of club he couldn’t refuse

10 08 2012

After playing for various youth teams Mesut Özil joined Schalke 04 when he was 16-years-old. He spent a year and a half in their first team before falling out with club management and being sold to Werder Bremen for €4.3 million.

After two and a half seasons at Bremen, Özil became one of the most desirable signings in Europe after great performances for Germany in the World Cup. Barcelona, Manchester United and Arsenal were all keen to sign him but he opted for a move to Real Madrid.

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Bronze badge kissing

9 08 2012

Diana Matheson scored an injury time winner for Canada in their 1-0 victory over France for the bronze medal this afternoon.

Canada lost to the USA in the semi-finals in the dying seconds of extra time, having seen USA given a dubious penalty to level the score earlier in the game.

Having been outplayed by the French side for much of the match, Matheson popped up for Canada to score with practically the last kick of the game.


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