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James & The Giant Fee*

22 Jul

dbd9b7a7-2e4b-3363-8268-f8daa86ace77*(And yes, I know it’s pronounced Ha-mez, but c’mon! That title pun was too good to resist!)

James Rodriguez signed a six year contract which is rumored to be (with add ons) about 90m euros (£71m). James turned 23 the day before the World Cup final. Damn. Continue reading

Of All The Rotten Luck!

22 Jul

Allenamento mattutino JuventusSee? This is what happens when he goes far away from home and we can’t take care of him? Damn it! Continue reading

UEFA Best Player in Europe Shortlist

22 Jul

Well done Cris, Ángel, and James! All three players have been short-listed for the 2014 UEFA Best Player in Europe award. Continue reading

Real Madrid’s Trip To LA

22 Jul

Satellite (2)Los Blanco touched down in LA to start their pre-season tour. Arbie looks rather mischievous, don’t you think? Xabi is like “Oh hell, what’s he dragging me into now?” I personally can’t wait to see.

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It’s (Finally) Official: Welcome To Real Madrid James Rodriguez!

22 Jul

SatelliteAfter days of fevered speculation, the Colombian cutie has scored a 6 season deal with Los Blancos and will be presented later today.

- Lozil

Going Back To Cali (And That Hair? I Don’t Think So)

21 Jul

Satellite (1)The team, joined by Xabi & Pepe, had their last training session before packing their headbands, Louis Vuitton washbags, murses and attendant Euro essentials (hair gel, Gucci belt buckles, etc.) and heading off to Los Angeles. Continue reading

Bye Bye Babies: Morata & Casemiro Move On

20 Jul

As we mentioned on Friday, Morata has headed off to Juventus (more on that in a bit) but it’s also now been confirmed (as we also suspected) that Casemiro has left Madrid. He’s off to Porto on a season long loan with an option to buy at the end of it. Continue reading

A World Cup Thank You Letter

20 Jul

1It was early May when Lozil originally approached me about writing all of the national team profiles before the World Cup began. We also briefly discussed how HB&HB was going to cover all of the matches. Continue reading

Bridging the Cultural Gap in Palestine through Women’s Football

20 Jul

H/T to watishista hopechaser who found this great short documentary on the Palestinian Women’s National Team from Vice Sport.

- Lozil

Sergio Marries Off His Bro

20 Jul

Sergio’s brother René wed his long time partner Vania Millán today and the whole clan was out in full force, dressed to the nines. Mazel tov to the happy couple! Continue reading


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