Iker, Sara and the ever present Murse had a nice dinner out in Madrid the other night and that’s the just start of the bits and bobs… (Wonder if the Murse got lonely over the last month? I don’t think he took it to the Euros).
Sara and Iker and the Murse then continued on to Navalcruz for some rest and relaxation as these pictures from yesterday show. (Courtesy of @carbonillasfans)
By the way, Cuatro has started a campaign saying that Iker deserves the Balon D’Or because, quite frankly, he does. Hala San Iker!
Vacation time is well and truly underway! Sergio Ramos is home in Sevilla. Thankfully, he’s gotten himself a new hat this year – he’s repping the Washington Redskins but he’s still wearing that damn Brando shirt that all RM seems to pass around. Watishista Uli found the first shot and it gave me conniptions!
Speaking of “fashionable” types, it had been reported that Guti was at West Ham’s training camp in Vienna yesterday. However, Guti tweeted today that he was still in Ibiza and not training with any team. Get a job, boo!
Yo sigo en Ibiza y no estoy entrenando con ningún equipo ya dije q si acabo en algún equipo es para firmar.
— GUTI (@GUTY14HAZ) July 5, 2012
Our handsome El Chori tweeted a picture of his lovely wife Alicia and his new haircut. I’m glad he took last year’s hair debacle to heart and is regularly cutting it again. He looks so handsome!
With him looking that good and her being that hot, I’m sure baby number three will be on the way any day now. I’m thinking the same with Nando & Olalla. Some couples just make very nice bebes. Watishista yvette sent along this Marca article touting Albiol as a Barca transfer target. I cannot even imagine that in my wildest dreams.
Cristiano, Irina, Cris Jr. and the whole dang extended family were yachting it up in St. Tropez. As you do. Well, when you’re them. As per Cristiano’s wish, in any photo where Jr. could be clearly identified, we’ve blurred his face. Suffice to say, he’s the spitting image of his papi.
Meanwhile, in Barcelona, Andres Iniesta took his bebe girl Valeria out for a walk – she’s gotten so big! I wonder if those are his grandparents with him? Meanwhile, his partner Ana Ortiz has the exhausted look of any young mother who is racing around trying to get the shopping done. Unfortunately for her, a camera is being shoved in her face.
Wow! Ana’s hair has gotten so long! From what I can tell, she tends to keep a pretty low profile. I bet she’s happy to have her man back from the Euros.
Over in Brazil, it was all parties and bebes and beautiful beaches. First up, Kaka and Carol at a party in a picture that is sure to leave Shiggers curled in a fetal position crooning to herself for hours. Yep, it’s Kaka in a feather boa and novelty sunglasses. PARTY!
I think he may even be wearing feathers in his hair. Oy. To ease the pain slightly, here’s little Luca. Even if he looks like he’s behind bars. Keep your comments to yourself on that one, Shigs!
And as a further palate cleanser, it’s Marcelo! Being Marcelo! Which is pretty much enough to cheer anyone on the planet up. There’s tattoos, skateboarding, beach shots and cute Enzo photos.
Between the skateboard and Marcelo being called up as one of Brazil’s overage Olympic players, I’m praying that he’ll be returned to us injury free. PLEASE! He also posted this picture of a van he saw on the street saying it reminded him of El Pirata (for obvious reasons).
Brazil’s most unshakable bromance, that of Neymar and Ganso, reached another milestone on June 22. Ganso became a papi! His daughter Maria Victoria was born. Neymar was with him at the birth (as Ganso was when Neymar’s son was born). They are godfathers to each others’ children.
Here’s Ganso with his baby mama. I tried to find out her name, but I couldn’t seem to locate it. If anyone knows, please pass it on to me. She did the bulk of the work in this situation, she doesn’t deserve to be nameless! She’s absolutely stunning.
Of course, Neymar’s son, Davi Lucca is getting bigger and I’m sure that he and little Maria Victoria will be betrothed before the year is out.
For someone whose papi sure has distinctive hair, little Davi isn’t developing any yet, is he? A new baby store opened in my neighborhood and they had a cute onsie in the window that had a cartoon of a baby in a personal ad set up and the caption was “bald, unemployed, still living with my parents” Oh hey, here’s a picture of what it looks like – clever, eh? Well, anyways, it sprung instantly to mind when I saw that shot of Davi. Here’s the two papis in a blurry twitter shot.
Also from South America, here’s a piccie I found of Pipita with his nana. Aww! I’m missing Pipita something fierce even though I just saw him a couple of weeks ago.
So a few more quick Euros bits and bobs. Watishista mygypsyspirit sent in this article about how UEFA manipulated footage at the Euros. Totally gross and so fucking typical.
El Mundo photog Alberto Cuellarr (@AlbertoCuellarr) posted these two fun shots on Twitter of The Ramos vs. The Spartan in a booze spraying fiesta. I especially love the first one with Drunk!Xabi manhandling wee Santi Cazorla.
And @Ftorresarmy is a person after our own heart, posting these two Sernando shots of Nando gazing adoringly at Sese and Sese raptly watching Nando on the big screen. Sernando love: still going strong.
And that’s enough bits and bobs for the moment. I have some Real Madrid in the US news to impart that will make your blood pressure rise, but that’s in the next post.