Where My Ninjas At? (And Other Bits & Bobs)

19 Apr

Right here, apparently. The chill weather has brought the return of the ninja look to Valdebebas just as we were hoping for sleeveless shirts and training legs. No matter, I’ll take my Blancos in cloak-and-dagger mode anyday.

So much to do to get ready for the match on Saturday. One thing that I always can predict about El Clasico. No matter what the outcome, I will have a hangover of epic proportions. I’ve stocked up on lemon and carrot juice in preparation. (Thanks to watishista Tali for the lemon water cure).

Pretty Pirata, Rugged Raul

Angsty Alvaro, Bootylicious Benz

Running between his many bromances?

I notice that Albiolita are sticking close together. I guess they’ve renewed their bromantic vows, eh?

As always before a Clasico, there are a rash of articles that pop up. Here’s a few:

The Guardian: Clamber aboard the annoyed-by-Barcelona bandwagon while you can

Sports Illustrated: Grant Wahl interviews Ray Hudson

Artist Eduardo Salles has designed a campaign called Real Unhate, which merges logos of bitter footy rivals as a way of promoting peace. Considering all the horrors that hatred can bring this year (I’m thinking primarily of the tragedy in Port Said), I heartily approve. Here’s his El Clasico themed one. Timely, no? Other teams used: Manchester United x Liverpool. Boca Juniors x River Plate. América x Chivas. Inter x Milan.

A couple of fun extras:

A neat article on Levante: Levante Nearly Primera Party Poopers

Here’s a hilarious take on Chelsea vs. Barcelona from the wonderful Chris Wright of Who Ate All The Pies: Champions League Semi-Final Preview: Chelsea Must Engage Barcelona In Demonic Anti-Football Worth it’s weight in gold if only for the line “Lionel Messi is an archangel that floats uponst a divine wind of holy kitten farts” I bow to that line. Damn. Wish I’d written that.

Dirty Tackle: Phil Scolari says people don’t like Cristiano Ronaldo because of his success with women (Awwwwww! I’m sure Crispy is crying all the way to the…bedroom)
And of course:  Didier Drogba’s complete rundown of first-leg disgraces

@NadeenAlk over on Twitter suggested that this be a present for Iker on his next birthday. Evil, but hilarious (and not a bad idea at all!)

Here’s a leftover twitter shot of Karim from concentracion the other day. Focus, boo! Learn it, live it, love it.

If Mesut ever wants to give up this football lark, I think that the Rockettes might have an opening. This was on the front page of RealMadrid.com today.

Pre-Champions League, Juanin, Nando and David Luiz played keepy uppy with a tennis ball. I especially like it when it rolls down Nando’s back and right over that juicy rump roast he’s got. Ring the bell, it’s time for Sunday dinner! (said Sergio)

More to come, peeps!  Just need to get my act together on the stories I’m getting ready to publish.

– Lozil


7 Responses to “Where My Ninjas At? (And Other Bits & Bobs)”

  1. shiggers April 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I love the idea of the “secret anti-suffering towel fort”! Dirty Tackle is just fantastic.

    I’m willing to donate money to the Buy Iker Some New Hair and an Attractive Yellow Visor Fund. The visor does come in yellow?

  2. Peter J (@recitaldepeter) April 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm #


  3. Danielle April 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    These boys must really feel the cold! You would think all that running around would warm them up.

  4. Danielle April 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Benz has put no effort into that photo whatsoever. These footballers know we wanna see them shirtless lying on the bed, when are they going to start giving us what we want?!

  5. Izan April 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Mesut as ‘avatar eyes’?huhuhu

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

      Ray Hudson has been calling him that since he started at Real. Ray loooooooooooooves Mesut! He’s a bigger fangirl than any of us! 🙂

  6. black widow April 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    ray hudson annoys the crap out of me. i seriously have to mute the telly every time he opens his mouth. i know many (most) people find him entertaining and passionate and think his similes and metaphors are hilarious, but i just think he’s totally OTT and wish he’d think before he speaks. just once.

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