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anonymous asked:

Will you be doing sexuality headcanons for YOI?

Will I be doing them? Um… I mean I can tell you my headcanons lol. It’s hard bc I try not to base my hcs off nothing but speculation, but we have so little to work with in terms of a lot of the characters’ canonical interaction. I’ll do my best.

Yuuri: Bisexual with a leaning towards men.
Victor: Flaming homosexual from day 1.
Yurio: Hard to say. Very emotionally immature. Probably hasn’t thought about anything regarding his own sexuality and is still very young. Might be gay considering his whole thing with Otabek. Seems hostile towards women his age, namely Mila, Isabella, and all of his fangirls. Again, could very well be a maturity thing, since he’s prickly towards literally everyone. Gonna stamp a big “TBD” on that one.
Phichit: NO IDEA. I’m gonna say pan. Because he’s deserves whoever he wants, male, female, or otherwise. Precious ray of sunshine.
Chris: Fell out of the gay tree, hit every gay branch on the way down, landed on a guy and had sex with him.
Guang Hong: Gay for Leo but he won’t admit it. He curls himself up in his pink, leopard print curtains, listens to lady gaga and tells his mom he likes girls.
Leo: Gay for Guang Hong and will admit it.
JJ: The Token Straight™
Georgi: Also straight, by some miracle.
Minami: Pretty gay for Yuuri. Also ships Victuuri almost as much as Phichit.
Otabek: Gay, but also clueless as hell. He looks all serious and badass, but he’s probably always thinking about what goes good on toast and what the world would be like if birds wore hats.
Emil: Waiting for Mickey to admit to his gayness.
Seung-gil: Explicitly stated to canonically “hate women”, so is either gay, ace, or thoroughly lost and confused. But due to the flashy rainbow parrot outfit, I’m going with helpless homosexual.
Mila: Bisexual. Has a thing for hockey players and Italian girls.
Sara: Gay. Likes Russian girls.

Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967)
“Pierrot (Self portrait in the costume of Pierrot)” (1911)

Pierrot is a stock character of pantomime and Commedia dell'Arte whose origins are in the late seventeenth-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris. His character in contemporary popular culture is that of the sad clown, pining for the love of Columbine, who usually breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin. The defining characteristic of Pierrot is his naïveté: he is seen as a fool, often the butt of pranks, yet nonetheless trusting.


Novak beat Dominic Thiem 6-1 6-0 as he played one of his best matches this year and reached the final of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Saturday.

(via Zimbio)


Alessandro Del Piero, Forward

  • All-time appearances for Juventus in all competitions (705 appearances)
  • All-Time leading scorer for Juventus (290 goals: 186 goals in open play, 62 goals from penalties, 42 goals from free-kicks)
  • All-Time decisive goals holder for Juventus (135)
  • Second most minutes played holder for Juventus (48,363)
  • Second most appearances for Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana (6 appearances)
  • Most appearances for Juventus in Serie A (478 appearances)
  • Second most appearances for Juventus in the UEFA Champions League (92 appearances)
  • Most goals scored in a single season by a Sydney FC player (14)
  • Most goals from free kicks for a single Serie A club in all competitions (43 goals, alongside Siniša Mihajlović)
  • Italian player with the most seasons with 10 goals or more (17 seasons)
  • Most goals scored by an Italian international as a substitute (5)

Most Valuable Player – Matthew Anderson (USA)
1st Best Outside Spiker – Osmany Juantorena (ITA)
2nd Best Outside Spiker – Yuki Ishikawa (JPN)
1st Best Middle Blocker – Sebastian Sole (ARG)
2nd Best Middle Blocker – Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi (IRI)
Best Opposite Spiker – Ivan Zaytsev (ITA)
Best Setter – Micah Christenson (USA)
Best Libero – Erik Shoji (USA)


calcio series [1/?] → SPAL

On May 16, 1968, during the last match of the season, Juventus midfielder Gianfranco Zigoni scored the goal that sealed the fate of Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor (SPAL) and relegated them down to the lower tiers of Italian football. 49 years later, SPAL is on the verge of a historic return to Serie A - with Zigoni’s son Gianmarco playing a key role in the team’s comeback. 

One of the oldest teams in Italy, SPAL was founded in 1907 as the Circolo Ars et Labor by Pietro Acerbis, a Salesian priest in Ferrara. In 1913, they were renamed Società Polisportiva Ars et Labor. The team played in Serie A from 1920 to 1925, and then again from 1951 to 1968. The team was well-respected during its time in the top league, developing several young players and coaches who went on to have long and successful careers. Their continued success was attributed to one man, club president Paolo Mazza. When he died in 1981, the club went into a tailspin. Disastrous management forced the team to be refounded several times - most recently in 2013 when an extremely serious financial situation caused the team to merge with fourth-tier Giacomense and be renamed to SPAL 2013. 

Giacomense president Walter Mattioli, who headed his team for 25 years, became the new president of SPAL. He, along with his sporting director, have worked with the new owners of the team to make significant investments and avoid repeating the mistakes of their predecessors. In 2014, Leonardo Sempleci was appointed manager and led the team to win promotion to Serie B during the 2015/16 season. His tactics are characterized as clever and attack-minded, with a focus on unity and communication (it helps that all his players speak the same language - SPAL is the only team in Serie B comprised of only Italian players).  

SPAL has not lost a match since March - goalkeeper Alex Meret was tapped to join the Azzurri during international break, Sempleci has been linked as a replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, and plans are being made to renovate the Stadio Paolo Mazza to make it fit for hosting Serie A matches next year. And despite all the excitement, SPAL fans remain humble as ever. Ferrara journalist Mauro Malaguti says, “Nobody expected this, not even the most optimistic of fans.” After waiting nearly half a century, SPAL fans will finally have a reason to celebrate - their team is on track to secure their promotion to the top flight of Italian football once again.

anonymous asked:

So far, who are confirmed to be in the 2017/18 team?

Hi! The new team will definitely include Bruno Rezende, Earvin Ngapeth, Salvatore Rossini and Maxwell Holt; as for Nemanja Petric, in spite of the fact that he technically is still under contract with Modena, he’s likely to leave (at least, these are the rumours). It’s still uncertain what Matteo Piano will do: the club offered him to renew the contract, as they did with Vettori, but it depends on the player and the opportunities he’s seeking given that he hasn’t been a regular this year. The arrival of Bruno raises issues with Santi Orduna as well, who will lose the regular spot but is still uncertain about his future, because he loves Modena very much. Kevin Le Roux has some offers (and to be honest after this disappointing season, Modena will welcome the opportunity to sell him).

On the other hand, Tine Urnaut is close to become the new wing spiker of Modena Volley. The main issue is that Modena has to line up at least three Italian players, and with Vettori leaving, now they desperately need an Italian opposite, which isn’t easy to get as there aren’t many other options out there…

Kaká Chooses His Best XI.


Dida: I played with Iker Casillas for four years at Real Madrid, but for me Dida is the best goalkeeper. We played together and won together at AC Milan and for the Brazil national team. He is an unbelievable keeper. 


Cafu: Every time I have to say something about players that I’ve learnt a lot from, I talk about Cafu. He won the World Cup twice and the Champions League, but still he worked every day to win. His motivation was always victory in the next game.

Paolo Maldini: He is similar to Cafu. He won five Champions Leagues, he won Serie A seven times, he won so much, but he was always the first to arrive and the last to go home from training. He was the perfect example to a player.

Alessandro Nesta: The Italian players, they see the game in a different way to other nations. They grow up learning about tactics so when they play professionally they can see where to position themselves and how to move and what the opponents will do. It made Nesta such a strong defender and he was so quick, too.

Roberto Carlos: What an amazing player he was. So exciting at left back. I enjoyed playing with him. He was quick, strong and could hit some unbelievable free kicks and shots at goal. 


Andres Iniesta: He makes the toughest things on a football pitch look easy. That’s the biggest compliment I can pay him. How he plays, everything seems so simple. This is what I like about him. 

Zinedine Zidane: I never played with Zidane, just against him. It was wonderful how he played, how he moved around the field. It was like he was gliding. What he could do with a football, it was sometimes impossible to imagine. 

Andrea Pirlo: I loved to play with Pirlo. I think he’s one of the greats. He sees the action before anyone else does on the pitch. My position was to play behind the lines, and he found me every time he could find me. 


Cristiano Ronaldo: I will have the three Ronaldo’s up front, starting with Cristiano. I learnt a lot from him, which helped in my career, when we played for Real Madrid. He is the best player on the planet at the moment, a special player. 

Ronaldo: For me, the Brazilian Ronaldo is one of the best strikers in the history of the game. He is different to anyone. I would have to say he was the best player I played together with. His speed, his dribbling, his finishing, his movement. I love him. 

Ronaldinho: I played against Lionel Messi, but Ronaldinho makes my final slot. He is a genius. He can do things with the ball you don’t understand. During training you see a lot of things you don’t see in the game. In training he was free from the emotional part, the responsibility of matches. In training he was free to do what he wanted.

things I'm grateful for

- my friends bc honestly
- shape of you bc it makes me wanna dance
- public transportation!!! I can get anywhere even tho I don’t have a license??? It’s magical really
- highlighters palettes
- I found a yankee candle in my closet the other day
- Italian football player Francesco Totti
- the color pink
- last but not least mostly bc he’d be the #1 on this list a v special person and he knows who he is
- idk I’m trying really hard to be happy and this stuff makes it a bit easier for me to function so yeah