Man United’s Shinji Kagawa missed Newcastle game due to overeating

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For much of the season, Manchester United fans have been yearning for Shinji Kagawa to get more playing time. In Saturday’s loss to Newcastle, Kagawa again found himself on the sidelines, but this time it was all his own doing.

Kagawa apparently indulged himself in such an epic food binge that he soon fell ill and needed to get his stomach pumped!

What, did Shinji think he was countrymate Takeru Kobayashi all of a sudden?

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Here’s what manager David Moyes told the club’s official website:

"Shinji was very sick after the [Everton] game and he did a bit of training on Friday but he was low. All of the stats that we look at were low so we felt we had better not take a risk in case we got an injury by playing him."

"It was a bad sickness. He thinks he ate too much, and he had to get his stomach pumped, but I think he is okay."

Yikes! As if Man United didn’t have enough problems at the moment, now players are eating their way out of the matchday roster and into the hospital.

Could it be that Kagawa’s food frenzy was just a “heavy” consequence of United’s struggles? After all, pyschologists say some people overeat mainly out of depression!


Newcastle treats new signings to some home cooking


After seemingly signing an entire French outfit during the transfer window, Newcastle United now has an incredible 14 French-speaking players on their squad. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the club has undergone some changes, starting with la cuisine. The club decided to welcome its new patrons with a full French menu in a cafeteria decked out in French flags.

Not sure how the rest of the players feel about this, but they’re in the minority now so…c’est la vie!

Picture courtesy of NU player (non French)


"Goals are like ketchup."

An unusually philosophical Keisuke Honda commented on his recent goal drought after Japan edged Iraq in a World Cup qualifier today. He told reporters, “goals are like ketchup. Sometimes it doesn’t come out of the bottle and sometimes it squirts all over the place.”

Who knew?