Another Arsenal badge kisser

27 03 2013

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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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Kingson’s kisses before being released

26 07 2012

After being released by Wigan, Richard Kingson joined Blackpool on a free transfer in their first ever season in the Premier League.

Following Blackpool’s 2-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Kingson kissed the badge in front of the travelling fans.

Blackpool were relegated at the end of the season and Kingson was released.





Serial kisser JT “not guilty”

13 07 2012





Evertonian loves United’s badge

19 06 2012

When he was a teenager, Wayne Rooney revealed a t-shirt which said “once a blue, always a blue” after scoring in the Youth Cup final.

“Running out there at Goodison Park to Z-cars playing in the background is one of the best feelings of my life,” he said after becoming a regular for the first team. “It’s what I always wanted to do.”

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Shevchenko in kissing denial

11 06 2012

Andriy Shevchenko spent seven seasons at AC Milan before making that £30m move to Chelsea. After scoring his first goal on his début for the Blues in the Community Shield against Liverpool he kissed their shirt.

The Italian press and fans of his former club reacted badly when the footage made its way back to Italy.

“I am telling you the truth, that the only shirt I kiss is the one of my country,” he said. “That is the one that matters for me.”

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Benoit Assou-Ekotto infuriated by badge kissing

8 06 2012

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has spent six season at Tottenham Hotspur but has insisted he will never kiss their badge.

“It infuriates me when footballers go on about playing for the shirt,” he told the Sunday Mirror in October 2011. “I think they should be held accountable for it when they kiss the badge and six months later clear off for a better pay day. They turn up at a press conference and go on about history and the love of the club. But what is the first thing they ask about before signing? How much!”





Badge kisser bites the dust – Ruud retires

14 05 2012

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy, has today announced his retirement from football.

The Dutch striker boasts an impressive 347 goals from 589 games in his club career as well 35 goals in 70 games for his country.





History repeats itself with Frankie at Fulham

9 04 2012

Frank Lampard scored Chelsea’s first at Craven Cottage in the 2008/2009 season and followed it up with a kiss for the badge.

This evening, at Craven Cottage, Lampard opened the scoring for Chelsea again and again kissed the badge.





Mascherano – From Liverpool’s badge to Barcelona

2 04 2012

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Torres loves Atletico… not Liverpool or Chelsea

26 03 2012

Fernando Torres was a hero at Liverpool after spending three and a half seasons at the club and scoring 81 goals. The fans sung his name every week and he was hailed as a legend. There was no badge kissing, apparently, just a bit of shirt biting.

“I really feel at home here,” he said in December 2009. “From the first day I came right up until today I have felt that Anfield is my home. I feel like I am from Liverpool. For me, Anfield is the best place in England. I hope to be here for a long time and if my daughter speaks English and Scouse, I will be proud.”

A year later he signed for Chelsea…

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From red to blue – Welcome to Manchester, Carlos

21 03 2012

Carlos Tevez won two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Carling Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup in his two years at Manchester United.

“I cannot ever imagine leaving Manchester United,” he said. “I am in the perfect situation. My relationship with the club is perfect. Patrice Evra is my closest friend but the feeling I get from all the players is something I’ve not experienced before. I want to get the contract sorted and play for United for the rest of my career.”

But then he signed for local rivals, Manchester City…

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Super Dan with a super smooch

19 03 2012

Danny Welbeck grew up playing football with the older boys who lived on his street, including Wes Brown…

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Kissed the badge and made them cry – Ian Wrong Wrong Wrong

18 03 2012

Ian Wright admitted one of the biggest mistakes of his career was kissing the Arsenal badge in front of Crystal Palace fans after they sung songs about him being a Judas. He kissed the badge on three separate occasions but the most painful came on the final day of the 1992-1993 season when his goal helped relegate them…

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Super Frankie with a super sloppy one

13 03 2012

Frank Lampard was left out of the Chelsea team for their 3-1 defeat against Napoli, much to the midfielder’s frustration…

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Kissed the badge and made them cry – Smith’s cross-Pennine betrayal

7 03 2012

Alan Smith is a boyhood Leeds United fan and started his career with his local club. He scored against Liverpool on his debut as an 18-year-old and spent six seasons in their first team. When Leeds were relegated at the end of the 2003-2004 season, a tearful Smith was the last to leave the pitch, commiserating with the singing Leeds fans.

Leeds needed the money so he would be sold but where would he go? In an earlier interview he claimed there was only one club he would never play for: Manchester United…

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Wilshere wuvs Arsenal

6 03 2012

Jack Wilshere joined Arsenal when he was 9-years-old and made his way up through the ranks to the first team. When the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri were heavily linked with a moves away from the club, some suggested that Wilshere was getting ready to leave for Manchester City…

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Lifelong Aston Villa/Birmingham fan

5 03 2012

Craig Gardner started his football career at Aston Villa when he was lad. He claimed Villa were the team he had always supported. Until he joined Birmingham…

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Kissed the badge and made them cry – Duff gesture

3 03 2012

After scoring the winning goal against Charlton in 2003, Damien Duff kissed the badge in front of his home fans. He joined Blackburn as a trainee and this was his 7th season at the club, but there had been plenty of speculation linking him with a big money move elsewhere…

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Di Canio the Hammer

3 03 2012

In the penultimate game of the 2000-2001 season, Paolo Di Canio kissed his badge after scoring against Southampton in a 3-0 win. West Ham had been on an awful run at just the wrong time of the season, losing 6 of their previous 8 before this game. They managed to avoid relegation though…

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