UPDATED: Xabi Is Perfection, Everybody Loves Mesut, Gunners FTW, Hardest Working Pirate in the Business!

8 Mar

Okay, Xabi being perfect is hardly news. It’s a given. But I just wanted you all to feast your eyes on his pretty picture. Yum. Real Madrid TV will be doing an exclusive interview with him on Thursday. The esteemed unamadridista will undoubtedly have a translation on her blog eventually because she’s cool like dat and when she does, I will post the link. I love reading Xabi interviews. Just gives me more reasons to coo over him.

Everyone in the entire world is in love with Mesut Ozil. It’s official. The Real Madrid website has a round up of press from all over the world squealing over him like tweens at a Bieber concert. He deserves every single speck of praise.

And finally, (but extremely important), pray to whatever diety you pray to or if you’re an atheist, do…whatever, but let’s send some good vibes towards Arsenal. They’re playing Barca at Camp Nou today in the Champions League and we really, really, really need them to spank our eternal rivals hard. Puyol and Pique are out for Barca. Cesc and Robin Van Persie look to be back in the mix for Arsenal. C’mon Gunners! We’re behind you 100%

UPDATED: Mou was givin’ El Pirata some love (as we only wish we could) in a RealMadrid TV interview. He had some wonderful things to say about our favorite scalliwag.  ::sings:: “Jose & Esteban sittin’ in a tree/K-I-S-S-I-N-G!” Good. I’m glad he loves him. Now he just needs to play him more!

13 Responses to “UPDATED: Xabi Is Perfection, Everybody Loves Mesut, Gunners FTW, Hardest Working Pirate in the Business!”

  1. GinaM March 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    What an intense first half!!!!

    So many cards, I think Barca deserved some cards too….

    Referee always has the power to change a game and by ignoring some calls he made the Gunnars angry and when Gunnars play an angry game they don’t play well…

    Good luck for the 2nd half all you need is 1 goal!!!!

    I AM WISHING AND PRAYING FOR YOU GUNNARS!

    • headbandsandheartbreak March 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

      Me too! I’m trying to watch the game on a stream while on a conference call at work. I keep having to mute my line so I don’t shriek. COME ON GUNNERS! Ref is being a DICK.

  2. GinaM March 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Also tell me what you think? Did you get the feel that Febregas wasn’t playing right? Im not judging but he might have been rigged 😦

    • headbandsandheartbreak March 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      A lot of people are saying the same thing on Twitter. I can’t imagine that Cesc would sell his team out though.
      The stats are not good for Arsenal – zero shots on goal. ZERO. 19 for Barca.

      ARGH. 😦

    • Jenny March 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

      He’s injured. He played almost the entire match in pain. One of the sharper-eyed commentators noticed it about 20 minutes in – one of his legs was lagging and he was lacking spring in his movement.

      That’s why he was switched off when the game seemed lost – and frankly, it was a serious risk playing him injured anyway.

      He did ONE extremely foolish thing. He tried a back-heel that would have worked against any other team in the world – but not when the Barca forward line is breathing down your neck. He paid for it. It was his only mistake of the first half.

      He’s apologized profusely to the fans, to his manager etc… on twitter and taken full responsibility for the loss – which is good of him, but not necessary. Arsenal had zero shots on goal. Their one goal was an own-goal (I laughed out loud). The referee was a partisan piece of s–t – that’s not a yellow-card he’s waving around people – that’s his Barca season-ticket. To take the blame is good of him, and very responsible, but unnecessary. Too many other factors were in play.

      At any rate – I suspect the way Fabregas was whistled and jeered as he walked off the pitch injured has probably killed some of the desire he has to return there – at least for now. Unnecessary cruelty – because by then it was clear he was injured – will do that to people.

      • headbandsandheartbreak March 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

        Cescy is always a class act. I do love him and I hope that he will rest now so he doesn’t hurt himself further. The ref was just completely obnoxious but you’re right, there’s no way there could be any results with no shots on goal. The own goal cheered me up immensely – more proof that even Barca can screw up. And if Barca fans want to whistle and jeer at Cesc, I’m sure that we’d be happy to scoop him up (He refuses to rule out playing for Madrid). That would burn their asses something fierce. I don’t like to be a hater either, but I’m just tired of the preferential treatment and pants wetting slavishness around Barca. They are a brilliant side, no doubt about it, but they also can (and do) make mistakes and pull some very suspect shit at times. There should be some equity. Everyone is very quick to point the finger at Madrid. It’s bullshit. Abidal should have been booted for that. No question in my mind.

  3. GinaM March 9, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    The only reason Arsenal had no shots on goal was the fault of the referee.

    right from the beginning when all the calls were made against Arsenal and none of they tackles were called made them play an angry game… and I said this before and I will say it again a team can’t play to their potential if they are angry.

    One day someone will break down Barca and when they do I will be standing there cheering with a big smile on my face!!! ***let’s hope its at the Bernabeau ;)***

    • headbandsandheartbreak March 9, 2011 at 10:30 am #

      Well, IMHO, I wouldn’t really agree that the reason Arsenal had no shots on goal was because of the referee. And also, I have definitely seen angry teams play to their potential. Sometimes, that sort of bullshit can inspire a team. But again, just my opinion.

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