Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vieri Expecting

That's Italian Christian Vieri and that's a nice little paunch there.

We're actually going to defend Vieri. You make over 300 appearances in Serie A over 20 years (not to mention another 30 in France and Spain) you're allowed to let yourself go for a bit.

Still. Gravity works, huh?

And guess who is giving him a look.

Fat Big Sam. Vieri is getting a run out with Blackburn as Allardyce tries to scrape what little tread is left on the tires.

If the second NSFW-ish pic is any indication, Vieri's ability to score hasn't been hampered in the least by his newfound affinity for mass.

The Daily Mail piece that is the source of the above-pic is worth skimming just to see if you can come up with a food or size pun that they didn't work over.

6 comments:

Mike Georger said...

I would've bet money that picture was of Tony Stewart.

Ibracadabra said...

Big Sam has extended his trial another few weeks so Vieri can get fitter. He's impressed in their Austrian training camp but lacks match fitness - now we see the proof.

It's amazing that he's one of Pele's greatest 100 footballers and could end up playing alongside the likes of Christopher Samba and Jason Roberts.

Mike Georger said...

What, no open thread for Liverpool's first preseason game?

Ibracadabra said...

yeah MG - I need my Krisztian Nemeth fix

Mike Georger said...

Not quite sure why Johnson is playing at left back ...

And are tailors outlawed for Kosher dudes or something? Yossi always has the illest fitting jersey on.

jjf3 said...

My first thought when I heard about the Vieri trial was WTF? He flamed out at his team in Italy, and now he thinks he's up to the EPL at 36? Are you kidding me?

That then stayed my 2nd, 3rd and 4th thoughts...

Now BFS is keeping him around to see if he can actually get "match-fit", and seeing player quotes that he's still lethal around the net, I finally changed to my 25th thought, which is "why the hell not?" Its not like we'll pay him on anything other than a pay-for-play deal, and all we've done is given him a chance to see if he can actually get match-fit.
Which, based on those pics, he can't. On the other hand, if someone sporting my physique can play in the EPL, or pull that kind of eye-candy, that's almost inspirational...