Monday, 28 October 2013

The Game On Bloghop



Kyra Lennon's Game On series is centred around the world of football (although, as it's in America, I guess I should call it soccer), and features a pretty fanciable football player called Radleigh McCoy. She wants to know who my sports crush is... Oh dear, here goes...

Actually this was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be, because I apparently have an inordinate number of sports crushes. So I decided to go with someone who's probably a little less known than the others - because I like to be unique.


Chris Coleman is my crush - Welsh international player and their current coach. He has a lovely soft lilting voice and his eyes are much twinklier than they look in this photo.

Yes, he does have a chin, but it's really hard to find a photo of a football manager when they're not shouting, frowning or otherwise gesticulating in a very odd manner. This is the most normal photo I could find!




(Other crushes may or may not include Freddie Flintoff, Alan Shearer, Kevin Keegan, Roberto Mancini, and the guy at my gym who can do the most amazing press-ups known to man... ahem!)

Check out Kyra Lennon's blog to check out the other participants
and to join in yourself.
Go on, it's not too late!

36 comments:

  1. Interesting point. I suppose it is hard to find normal pictures of coaches not yelling,since they do it a lot. I'm not a sports fan, thus no sports crush.

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    1. There are only a couple of people who can look good yelling - Hugh Jackman manages to carry it off quite well as Wolverine ;-)

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  2. Football players do have a certain appeal, and in some pictures Chris Coleman looks damn nice! :)

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    1. He looks so much nicer now than when he was younger, actually.

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  3. Yeah, most photos of coaches are not the best...

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    1. I guess if they took good photos on the field they wouldn't be doing their job properly!

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  4. I do wonder why people always take pictures of coaches shouting or whatever. Hehehe! Love your addition of the guy at your gym.

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    1. Because that's all coaches do! If you saw the guy at the gym you'd understand ;-)

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  5. LOL I never thought of it until now but you're right - it's next to impossible to find a "normal" picture of a coach.

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  6. Yes, he's very nice, Annalisa.
    It was one of the reasons why I stopped going to the gym - too many distractions. The other was the fact that I had to do two long walks each day with the dog - very few distractions now - only an odd jogger (very odd)!

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    1. I use cute guys as motivation - it's amazing how much attention you get when you can lift the same weight as the men can ;-)

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  7. Haha! You totally should have posted an angry picture. --A yelling picture. That would have been awesome. (But this one's great too.) ;)

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    1. I wanted him to look cute, or you'd have questioned my judgement!! :-)

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  8. I can't comment on soccer players - Beckham is the one I know. But I do like Rafa Nadal in tennis and actually a photo of him from the back as he's ready to pounce on a serve is a guilty pleasure.

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  9. I'm hosting Tara today, so I plan to roll out my crush later. Until then, I must do some very thorough research of hotties, um, I mean athletes ;)

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    1. I had no research to do, I might do some now though just to make sure I made the right choice!

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  10. There are some good-looking athletes out there, but I don't have any sports crushes because I don't even know how to play most sports without getting hit by the ball.

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    1. You don't have to play the sport top check out the cuties!

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  11. He looks a little like Chris Sarandon, the actor. Much younger of course.

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    1. I just had to Google him because I don't know the name at all - and find he was in The Princess Bride, love that film!

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  12. I had the same problem. To many to name, plus, I had sufficiently covered my number one crush on my blog ad-nasuem. I know nothing about soccer (sorry, I can't call it football, maybe futbol, is ok.), except there are a lot of cuties that play it.

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    1. Lots and lots of cuties in all sport. The problem in English football is the cuteness is superseded by smugness which is much less attractive!

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  13. I've never heard of that guy! But wait til I do the rock star crushes blog hop! ;) I must also add, Alan Shearer is HOT! <3

    Thanks for joining in!

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    1. Shearer has just a twinkle in his eye ;-)

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  14. Hi Annalisa,

    One moment, please....Argggghhhh!!! not another blog hop! Sorry about that :)

    Ah yes, that football as opposed to football, football aka soccer in Canada and America. Your sporting references will be lost on a number of our North American friends. My human is quite the sporting guy. Well, that's what he tells me!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. Sorry about the blog hop Penny :-) No greyhound crushes then?

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  15. Enjoyed Game On. Will have to check out her latest...
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Blindsided is a great book, and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  16. Um ... as someone who doesn't follow sport (or the people who play the sports), I have to admit that I don't have a sports crush!
    PS - We call it soccer here in South Africa ;-)

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    1. You're really missing something by not having a sports crush - I suggest rugby players because they have great legs. Just watch the national anthems, ogle the legs, then switch off :-)

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  17. A sports crush? I can't think of one. I'm not really a big sports fan, but it is a fun idea for a blog hop.

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    1. There are some really cute sportsmen out there... :-)

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  18. The guy at the gym, huh? ;D

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