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Brooks Peck

All the stuff being covered outside the unfriendly confines of the award-winning Dirty Tackle...

In his first preseason match with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo makes it look easy against Club America. Even after Esqueda does his best to be incredibly annoying. [YouTube]

Man City apparently showing it has spending limits. [Guardian]

Wayne Rooney eats Pot Noodle when he's angry. [The Spoiler]

Italy youth team coordinator declares that Italy "is a country for old men." [Football Italia]

Joey Barton grew a bad mustache to help build team spirit or something. [Mirror Football]

Theo Walcott looks for a sympathy cap by admitting he cried after being left off England's World Cup squad. [Sky Sports]

St. Pauli use pink unitards for its team-building exercises. [Bild]

Family and friends worried as Fernando Torres refuses to dump unsuitable club. [The Gaffer]

Kelly Brook is good at modeling stuff. [Pies]

The ladies at Kickette have declared a new best looking MLS team. [Kickette]

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