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Tess Daly says – WAGS – we needed you!

Posted July 6, 2010 By World Cup Wags

Tess writes for the Mirror and has recently written about how England needed the WAGs during the World Cup..

The World Cup is nearing a close and it was over for England almost before it began.

I’m not a huge football fan I confess but I do like to get behind the team when it’s the World Cup.

However I do draw the line at some of the choice fashions that accompanied the big event – St George’s cross hotpants and string bikini anyone? No thank you very much!

A few weeks ago you couldn’t move in the shops for England shirts. But now the team are home and trying to put their performance behind them, there are a lot of red and white tops in the bargain bins, the three lions looking forlornly for someone to give them a good home.

As we all know though, football fashion no longer begins and ends with novelty T-shirts and dangly football-shaped earrings.

Real fashion and football and now closely linked, thanks in large to the WAGs. And whatever your opinion of the effect of their partner’s performance on the pitch, the absence of the girls at the World Cup was keenly felt.

We needed Abbey Clancey looking Farrah Fawcett fabulous by the pool, we needed Carly Zucker out jogging, making Lycra cycling shorts look cool all over again and we needed Coleen Rooney watching on with baby Kai, giving her husband a much-needed boost.

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Coleen always gets my vote in the style stakes, she’s rarely snapped looking anything less than glamorous. Mind you she’s a Liverpool girl, and for anyone who’s spent any time in the city you’ll know those girls know how to do glamour 24/7.

In previous years the ladies have certainly give us girls something to talk about, from early forays into thigh-high boots in the baking heat, hair extensions and OTT fake tans.

But more recently the WAGS have grown up a bit and developed a style, be it a bit bling, that we all want to see – and this year we were left bereft.

And the honorary mention has to go out to the queen of the WAGs Victoria Beckham. She might be the wife of the most famous face in football but she’s every inch the powerhouse in her own right.

Mum of three, member of the biggest girl band of all time, fashion designer and David Beckham at home doing the vacuuming – lucky lady!

So come on Fabio, if you’re still in charge for 2012 bring the ladies with you. They might not improve our footballing chances but will make it all much more interesting for those of us looking for inspiration about what to wear.

The full article can be read here at The Mirror

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The World Cup has truly kicked off and even if England aren’t doing the job they are meant to our World Cup Wags are (as in looking great and excepting HUGE gift bags to turn up at parties).

But, if you are not huge fan of the World Cup, let along Football in general, World Cup Wags has just the thing for you..

We’re not talking about the lads shorts and the latest Adidas football (which is meant to be rubbish), we’re talking about WAG’s fashion and style.

It’s no secret that the wives and girlfriends of our famous football stars spend a small countries fortune on their clothing, especially the likes of Coleen Rooney and Queen Wag Victoria Beckham, and we know many of you (and us too) can’t afford to splash out and copy the styles.

So we’ve searched high and low and have found some of the less expensive alternatives to some outfits worn by Christine Bleakley, Abi Clancy, Alex Curren and of course Victoria and Coleen.

Victoria Beckham – WAG fashion queen Victoria looks super cute in this on-trend black rara skirt.

Victoria Beckham-Fashion

Get the look with this Spot Mesh Ribbon Skirt, £45 Topshop

Tony Pool (Terry)
– Loving the Little Black Dress. With so many out there which one do you but to look the part?

Try shopping at Gant this this great LBD number

Alternatively, check out this satan Black dress at Dorothy Perkins –

Coleen Rooney – The queen of making casual look sexy. Coleen can pull of these ripped and worn looking jeans and now you can too.

Get the look with Boyfriend Jeans £39.99 River Island.

World Cup Wags will be searching the web for more visual delights and fashion bargains to ensure you can all look like a WAG whenever you want.. Stay tuned..

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£9000 goodie bags for WAGs to attend cocktail party

Posted June 21, 2010 By World Cup Wags

WAGS have all the luck and it seems all the lifestyle that South Africa has to offer..

According to the Daily Mail England’s World Cup WAGs have been branded ‘disgusting’ after it emerged they will each receive £9,000-worth of jewellery, clothes and holidays – in exchange for attending a cocktail party in poverty-hit South Africa.

WAGs will be WAGs though and did we really think they would turn their heads to such large sums of money and a good cocktail party to boot??

The cocktail party is being hosted by South African cosmetics giant Optiphi who said that four WAGS will attend its promotional cocktail party in Pretoria on Friday grabbing the £9000 party bag in the process.

The company will give each WAG £9,000-worth of jewellery, dresses, shoes, beauty products and holidays.
Sex And The City dress designer Eric Way will be hosting a fashion show at the event.

Among the the WAGS expected to attend are the three players’ partners staying in Sun City – Emily Heskey’s fiancee Chantelle Tagoe, 27, Michael Carrick’s wife Lisa, 29, and Matthew Upson’s girlfriend Ellie Darby, 26.

Other WAGS now in South Africa include Glen Johnson’s wife Laura, with Peter Crouch’s girlfriend Abbey Clancy, 24.

34995, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Saturday October 17 2009. Tottenham Hotspurs striker Peter Crouch and fiancee Abbey Clancy enjoy a very late night out at London's Movida nightclub. The tired-looking couple left the club at around 4am, with Abbey sticking her head out of the sunroof of her chauffeur-driven vehicle, for a post-club, open air dance. Miss Clancy then proffered an obscene gesture to photographers before being driven off into the night. Photograph: © Ringo, PacificCoastNews.com

TV’s WAGS expert Lizzie Cundy, a friend of the England partners and a World Cup reporter for GMTV, Sky News and Five News, confirmed: ‘It’s true – Optiphi is giving four girls almost £10,000 of goodies each.
‘It contains bespoke jewellery, designer dresses and even a safari holiday if they want to come back to South Africa.’

An Optiphi spokeswoman said: ‘Eric Way and four of the England wives and girlfriends will be visiting us, having a pampering session and finishing the day with a cocktail evening with fashion designers.
‘We want to show the hospitality of South Africa towards England.

‘So each England players’ partner will receive goody bags with items to the value of 100,000 Rand (£9,000) at our cocktail evening.

‘They will each receive products from the sponsors including designer clothing, shoes, a safari and skincare products.

‘Four England players’ partners will receive the gifts, although we have not finalised which partners will receive them as yet.

‘We’re hosting a charity event and auction, will funds raised going to the Hear For Life 94.7 charity, which helps deaf children receive cochlear implants to regain hearing.

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The WAGs are sneaking in despite Capello’s ban

Posted June 20, 2010 By World Cup Wags

Does Capello have any ounce of gravitas with his rules and regulations he has set during the World Cup?

What with the terrible display against Algeria a few days ago it now also seems that the WAGs have started making their way into the camp – against his express rules.

Glen Johnson’s wife Laura was in the crowd at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town two nights ago together with their baby, although both looked bored by the end of the match.

Glen Johnson’s wife is not the first WAG to sneak into South Africa under the nose of the strict England manager Fabio. Emil Heskey’s girlfriend Chantelle Tagoe didn’t waste time getting to South Africa before the tournament had even began, flying with Heskey’s parents.

Word in the Wag world is that even the ladies who have listened to Capello are now thinking about traveling out to support their footballing loved ones.

Coleen Rooney held a backyard barbeque last weekend when England drew 1-1 with USA and who then hinted she might be thinking of traveling out sooner rather than later.

It might be just the thing Wayne needs to focus his mind and start playing as we all know he can. After his snappy remarks back at fans following the draw with Algeria it seems that Fabio’s ban on WAGS, booze and video games might not be to the benefit that he planned them for.

John Terry’s wife Toni Poole has said she plans to fly out if England reach the quarter-finals, and captain Steven Gerrard’s wife Alex Curran will attend the semi-finals if England are playing.

Peter Crouch’s partner Abbey Clancy has said she will travel if the team contest the final.

World Cup Wags say bring on the WAGs.. It’s obviously what the boys need..

WAGS Abbey Clancy and Toni Poole arrive at Wembley Stadium to watch their footballing fellas play for England in the World Cup qualifiers
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Abbey Clancy is Queen of the WAGs

Posted June 15, 2010 By World Cup Wags

Has someone got a crush on Abbey Clancy?

ABBEY Clancey is Queen of the football WAGs, according to her World Cup Live co-host James Corden.

Gavin And Stacey star James Corden has told the Daily Star that Abbey is the “sexiest and hottest of the lot” when asked about which WAG he thought was tip top..

And looking at these sexy pictures of Abbey who could say no.

As a role model to many, and underwear model to more, Abbey is not shy on showing off her sexy curves. Crouch is one lucky footballer.

The blonde beauty Clancy, 24, is engaged to England striker and tall man himself, Peter Crouch, but following Fabio’s rules on WAGS and the World Cup, decided not to fly out to support her man in South Africa.

Abbey being the business women that she’s turning into, instead decided to join James Cordon, 31, on the sofa of his new post World Cup show to discuss the action and give her Wag views across to the world.

James, the larger than life funnyman says he’s glad of the company. Hard to see why he would’nt be really.

He revealed to the Daily Star: “The prospect of doing the show was just so daunting because it’s live.

“But I wanted to give it a go. I knew I’d regret it otherwise. Besides, being nervous is not a bad thing. It shows you care.

“The England football players are huge heroes of mine and I couldn’t believe I was actually going to be able to watch the whole of the World Cup at work.”

Since James’s rise to fame he has been rubbing shoulders with football heroes a lot becoming good friends with Rio Ferdinand in the process.

“Rio’s a good friend now,” he says. “I played golf with Steven Gerrard and went night-fishing with John Terry. Both were very funny.”

“I’m just incredibly flattered anyone would want to give me a job,” he says.

“I love acting and being on TV. I used to be arrogant but now my friends and family keep me grounded. I’m in a good place now.”

With Abbey in tow, World Cup Wags will have our eyes glued to the TV set as well..

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Before they were WAGS – They were non WAGS

Posted June 13, 2010 By World Cup Wags

Yes, it’s happened. The World Cup has kicked off and Fabio Capellos ban on the WAGS seems to have worked – or has it?

Most of the WAGS have obeyed England manager Fabio Capello’s order to stay at home while their other halves take on the world through various paid deals. But no one seriously expects them to keep a low profile – do you??.

Our amazing WAGS have got more bling than the A-Teams Mr T, better tans than the leathery Judith Chalmers – and unless you’re on Mars – they’re going to be as hard to dodge as a penalty shootout with Germany.

But before Wags were Wags what were they and would you have paid any attention to them at all?

Coleen Rooney

Her bloke, THE MR ROONEY, is pretty nifty on the park and our Coleen is pitch-perfect in the fashion stakes – or there abouts. But back in 2003 she was just a dowdy schoolgirl… more Grunge Hill than Grange Hill.

Victoria Beckham

Now our Victoria is an international style icon with a range of designer gear including her own smell and jeans that make any arse look good. But long ago back in 1992, Beckham’s missus was happy to be seen in a T-shirt and jeans. And a lovely dimpled smile. We can’t imagine VB ever turn back the sands of time to be seen like that again…

Alex Curran

From sculpted, perfect flowing locks to haute couture, not a piece of her is out of place. But nine years ago, England and Liverpool’s captain Stevie G’s other half looked more natural …and showed more cheek than chic. How times change.

Abbey Clancy

Legs up to her lovely armpits (or her fella’s kneecaps). But before she met Peter Crouch, Super Wag Abbey preferred boyish vest-tops with a very odd taste in Boy Scout woggles. Abbey’s been turned around more than anyone in turns of WAGS and we love her..

Danielle Lloyd

Yes, she was Miss England back in 2004 and fiancé Jamie O’Hara is her fourth footballer. Her style has improved just slightly, but apparently not her IQ. In a TV test she said a statue of Churchill was Barack Obama – It was a black and white TV though with bad signal, honest…

DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 13: Former celebrity Big Brother star Danielle Lloyd attends Touch Night Club, April 13, 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Showbiz Ireland/Getty Images)
LONDON - JULY 9:  British pop star Victoria Beckham attends the Elle Style Awards on July 9, 2000 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
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Abbey Clancy Dangerously Thin in Dubia

Posted April 4, 2010 By World Cup Wags

Abigail Clancy has been spotted dangerously thin in Dubai, which is becoming “the WAG destination” for holidays.

Abigail (and her mum Karen) flew off to Dubai for a holiday for a relaxing break after filming a show for ITV2 called The Parent Trip, which will be screened next week where Abbey claims to have lost up to 5 lbs due to the food she was eating.

Abbey Clancy trekked across the Thar Desert with a family of gypsy dancers and lived on a diet of curry which as a result she claims she lost 5lb.

Speaking about her recent trip to India, and subsequent weight loss, Abbey said: “All we ate was curry,” she said.

“We would have curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “After a few days, we were craving it and couldn’t wait for our brekkie. I lost 5lb. I was 8st 7lb before I left.”

“I was also eating so much bread, but I didn’t have any sweets or chocolate. At home I have to have a dessert every night – cheesecake or chocolate pudding.”

Her fiancé Peter Crouch remained at home while Abbey and her spitting image mother Karen filmed for ITV’s new show The Parent Trip.

Watch Abbey in The Parent Trip on ITV2 on April 8 at 9pm- World Cup Wags cant wait!

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Further to many Capello outbursts, new rules for the England squad that involve WAGS being banned from South Africa news is just in that Peter Crouch has now come out stating: “No marriage this summer. The World Cup is the most important thing.”. It’s just another shocking addition to the straight laced modern day footballer persona that Capello is trying to shape, pushing our lovely WAGS further and further away.

Couch has been recorded saying “When you are a kid, you dream of playing for England, dream of playing in a World Cup. But there were times – certainly at the start of my career – when you can’t imagine it.”

“There are players out there who you know are going to be world-beaters right from the start… Stevie Gerrard, Wayne Rooney. I had to go along a different road,” he added.

Everyone at World Cup Wags was looking forward to a long awaited WAG wedding Abigail Clancy but it looks like that’s going to have to wait until after the World Cup.

WAGS Abbey Clancy and Toni Poole arrive at Wembley Stadium to watch their footballing fellas play for England in the World Cup qualifiers
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Abbey Clancy Strips for England

Posted February 28, 2010 By World Cup Wags

World Cup Wags wrote a post here about a number of WAGS stripping naked for a Sports Illustrated shoot.

Hot of the press, and a fans favorite, here’s the video of Abbey Clancy striping off, getting painted naked and generally having a great time. It’s a World Cup WAGS favorite…



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Abby Clancy in Pictures

Posted February 7, 2010 By World Cup Wags

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