Iker’s got Facebook fever again and I love him for it. He posted a ton of pictures from his Campus de fútbol Iker Casillas in Mostoles and here are just a couple…
He also shared, in his lovely Google Translate Ikerlish, that this a special anniversary for him.
He also posted a picture of The Double As. Chori’s eyebrows never cease to amaze me. Here’s Iker hanging with Joan Capdevila, who got held at Customs because his name was the same as someone on the US blacklist. Apparently the same thing happened to Nando, but I’m giggling thinking that he was held by a TSA worker who was either a Liverpool or Chelsea fan who wanted to have a word with him about the past season. Speaking of the TSA, raise your hand if you’d like to have been the one searching La Roja. I’d be like “Ramos, Torres, Casillas, Alonso…follow me. You appear to be dangerous and I have to give you a very, very thorough search.” ::cue Barry White music::
La Roja went free range around Providence yesterday – walking around town, sightseeing and shopping. It must be nice for them to wander without being molested. They should enjoy that while it lasts. Shiggers, Maisougio and I arrive tomorrow!
Here’s some more shots from the press conference and Huecco release event:
And then of course some shots from training. If you want to see something fun, check out this clip of Sergio rather dramatically doing pushups. I love how he free falls into his stance. Oh Sese. You are so…you.
Other quick bits and bobs: Mourinho shares his thoughts about Fabio, Karim and Pipita in this article.
The rumors going around today are that Pedro Leon has been told that he “doesn’t fit in with the plan” at RM and to find another club. Also, that there was a loan deal on the table from Schalke for Jailbait! but he didn’t want to leave Spain. It’s said that Villareal and Valencia are interested.
And because he is just totally awesomesauce, feast on this stat: Ozil created a chance every 22 minutes this season, the best ratio in the top 5 European leagues. Whooooo!
If you see Cesc Fabregas today, make sure to wish him a Happy National Doughnut Day. If only he had planned his trip to the US a little better, he could have experienced this and Fleet Week.
Finally, credits for photos to: umakoo, rain-s-child, sr4ever
Shigs and I are leaving our houses prior to 7 AM tomorrow (ugh!) to head to Boston, so I’m not sure when I’ll be updating. This evening, I’m trying desperately to finish up one of my final projects (it’s grad school finals right now!) so I may be scarce. Rest assured, we will come back with pictures and tales of our adventures! If anyone is going and wants to meet up with our gang for a drink or a bite to eat after the match, or just wants to say hello, hit me up on Twitter (my account is locked, just ask me to follow you). I’m @dld_ftw and I’ll tweet where we end up. We’re staying in Foxboro for the night, so we won’t be racing for the train back to Boston.
UPDATE: I hadn’t had time to go through all my email and Twitter stuff before I put this post up so I just wanted to add this bit that notoriousjk sent me. Robin Van Persie said what we’ve all felt like saying for a long, long time: Shut the fuck up and play football. You go, Robin! As far as I’m concerned this goes for all teams. It’s just gotten out of hand.