Our Manifesto

30 Dec

Welcome to Of Headbands and Heartbreak,  a blog dedicated to lovers of Real Madrid and DLD.

Die Liebe Drieck

"Don't look at me like that! I know it's insane, but YOU try and resist the FSG!"

Who are we?

Two rather perverted ladies who really, really love Real Madrid. You can call us Maisougio and Lozil if you call us at all. Are we insane? Possibly. Are we enjoying ourselves? Definitely.

So what the hell are you two on about?

This is the place for silliness, naughtiness, loving man love, the intense academic study of DLD and its permutations, gossip, pictures, gifs, fic and whatever nonsense our highly inventive and disturbing brains can come up with. Hala Madrid!

What is this DLD you speak of?

DLD stands for Die Liebe Dreieck which means The Love Triangle in German. Yeah, it probably doesn’t (sorry native German speakers) but this is the best we could do with the help of Google Translate. Update!  1/26/11 Reader Lola (not to be confused with Lozil) has clarified that the correct phrase in German is “das Liebesdreieck” Whew! We were close and it’s still DLD. Now Maisougio doesn’t have to completely re-design all the banners!

What on earth does it mean?

While watching Real Madrid games, we noticed something rather curious. The seemingly unbreakable bromance of Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira seemed to be developing cracks. We spied Mesut casting longing glances towards someone else on a regular basis. Someone who he perhaps wanted to share orange juice and Playstation with…All. Night. Long.  That man was none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, the highly buff exceedingly orange man candy of the team. CR7 seemed to be doting on the young German as well, thanks to Mesut’s bitchin’ ability to provide him with goal scoring opportunities. There was a lot of pointing, beaming, open arms and hair ruffling. And so was born…CROZIL. We wondered how the hell Sami was dealing with this and keenly began to watch for DLD action during the games. We were not disappointed. We finally decided that Sami needed someone to take his mind off losing his number one place in Mesut’s affections. Someone with whom he could share headbands, go man bag shopping, get matching haircuts and slowly morph into. You know how couples start looking like each other after awhile? Welcome to the wonderful world of KHEDERGIO.

Where does the blog’s name come from?

Well, during one particularly fevered late night email-athon, we envisioned Sergio at home in a fluffy robe, mudmasking , eating bon bons, engrossed in reading  the footy version of a gay Harlequin romance entitled “Of Headbands and Heartbreak” (Admit it, you can see it too) This struck us as the perfect name for the absurdity we plan to foist upon your delicate sensibilities. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


Real Madrid – Embrace The Pervert In You. (Words to live by, yo.)


Wa-tishing the night away, slash, Odie, Mesut’s gum trick, Nando’s arse (yeah, we know he doesn’t play for RM but by virtue of being half of the epic couple Sernando, he’s gonna be all up in here), Sian Massey (you go, girl!)


Overuse of hair gel, manitas unless we’re scoring ’em, UEFA suspensions, player injuries, Lara Alvarez rumors

Abandon hope all ye who enter here!

28 Responses to “Our Manifesto”

  1. kfunk22 January 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Sergio at home in fluffy robe, mudmasking , eating bon bons, engrossed in reading the footy version of a gay Harlequin romance entitled “Headbands and Heartbreak” (Admit it, you can see it too)

    I can see it! Not only can I see it, I want to read it.

    This is pure perfection, ladies.

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

      I do too. I think I know someone who might be able to write it as well. ::HINT:: 😉


  2. Lola January 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Lol, great idea, I’ll definitely keep an eye on this^^
    (and: there can never be too much love for ozil’s gum trick!! lolzil!)

    Oh and regarding the German: It’s das Liebesdreieck

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

      Hey, we share a name! 🙂

      Thanks for clarifying the German for us – I’m glad it’s still DLD essentially. If it wasn’t we would have had to do a re-design! I’ll make the change to Das LiebesDreieck – thank you a million times. 🙂 Glad you like the site. – Lozil

  3. mesutmeanshappy March 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    How awesome is this blog? Why didn’t I see this before? How long has this been here and I didn’t know of it? 😀 Awesome work ladies! I’m impressed and greatly amused 😀

    • headbandsandheartbreak March 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

      Oh, that so sweet of you to say! (and I’m not just squeeing because you’re also a Mesut fan!) We talked about doing this for awhile, but didn’t put out our first entry until 12/31/10. We didn’t go public (because we were chicken) until 1/16/11, so we’re just babes in the woods. People have been finding us by word of mouth. We’ve only recently started updating daily. Thank you so much for your kind words. Maisougio and I really appreciate it! – Lozil

  4. Eli May 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm #


  5. Marta Colosio September 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi, I’m a huge fan of Özil, Kaka and Ramos. I’m a member of an international forum and the Real Madrid section has got only one female member–>me 😉 I’d like some more people to join if possible. Of course, I’ll be following your blog 😉 If you decide to join there, PM me (I-no): http://goallegacy.forumotion.com/
    P.S. Ich bin auch aus Deutschland.

  6. Jess January 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Hey-we are two fellow perverted madridistas that recently found your blog from New Jersey. Let’s be friends.

    -Jess & Jen

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

      We would be honored to be your friends in Madridista perversion! 🙂

      • Jen January 17, 2012 at 12:00 am #

        It’s always nice to know there are others out there that are just as obsessed with these boys as we are. Your blog is wonderful!

        PS- I thoroughly enjoy and share your appreciation for the true beauty that is Sergio Ramos. 😉

        • headbandsandheartbreak January 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

          Thanks so much for all your kind words! Dive right in and join the fun. We love new commenters here and everyone is totally awesome. At some point, we’re going to arrange a NYC metro area HB & HB meetup. Possibly for the June 9th Brazil-Argentina game.

          • Jen January 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

            That sounds awesome! Count me in! 🙂 Looking forward to that game as well.

            • Jess January 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

              I’m in also!

  7. Utd Girl June 1, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Omg! Haha I just found your site and I love it! So hilarious! Who doesn’t love bromances? But I think Sami has another competitor for Mesut…Benzema!

    I guess I’m gonna have to be reading all your other articles considering I’m just gonna be f a Utdangirling all summer…

    As you can tell, I’m a Man Utd fan, but Real is a close second! Love those boys! 🙂

    • Utd Girl June 1, 2012 at 11:51 am #


      PS: We ALL need to go on “stalker mode” when the boys come state side! This time I won’t be in complete shock when they’re right in front of me. One of my biggest regrets is not touching Cristiano when I had the chance…not in a perverted way of course 😉

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

      Welcome Utd Girl! Thanks for your kind words – join in the fun. Benz has long had a thang for Mesut. You may want to check out the Epic Bromance Month tag via our search. Mesut got his own week. That’s how much he bromances. You may also enjoy the twisted love triangle of Pipita-Albiol-Arbeloa. Pipa wedged himself in between the Double As to form Albiolita. IT WAS A SCANDAL! 😉 We’re hoping that the Euros will bring the Double As back together.

      And you had a chance to touch Cristiano? Girl, don’t let that pass you by next time. 🙂

      • Utd Girl June 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

        I have a LOT to read on! I’ve recently been obsessing over Ozil. Sernando has always been my fave though! To think, had Cristiano never left United, I wouldn’t have so many players to obsess over!

        Trust me, if I get a chance, I will touch every single one of them. The only one on the first team I actually meet was Arbeloa, and he is beautiful!

        I am really glad I found your site! I’ve been reading Kickette the past couple years and I have a new blog now! Kudos to you ladies 🙂

        • headbandsandheartbreak June 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

          Aw! Thank you most kindly. My partner in crime Maisougio and I actually met on Kickette! There’s quite a bit to keep you busy over the summer. Lots of Ozil and lots of Sernando. Mmmm, Arbeloa.

  8. AnikaGK June 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Sooo funny girls, I love it! I’m an Ozil fan, he won my heart during WC 2010. I look forward to reading through your blog.

  9. tasha July 25, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Hi I jst wanted 2 know how do I subscribe 2 ur blog I’ve BEEN tryin it doesn’t work

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 25, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      That’s weird. We have tons of subscribers. How are you going about it. You just need to enter your email on the email subscription form on the main page. Is that what you are doing? Or do you have a WordPress account and you’re trying to subscribe that way?

      • tasha July 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

        I go on the sign me up thing on ur site n I enter my email address on the world press thing n the world press thing says I should receive a email n I neva do but its all cool beans maybe I should try subscribing on my laptop, maybe there’s something wrong with my fone its old anyway that’s probably the prob

      • tasha July 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

        I go on the sign me up thing on ur site n I enter my email address on the world press thing n the world press thing says I should receive a email n I neva do but its all cool beans maybe I should try subscribing on my laptop, maybe there’s something wrong with my fone its old anyway that’s probably the prob sowi 2 bother u jst wanted 2 know if the prob was on my side

  10. Marceline March 17, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    Thank God there are people out there that agree with me!
    Los Blancos para siempre!

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