Bits & Bobs: Fashion Horrors, Fighting, Fabrice Visits NY, Insane Ticket Prices, Pre-Season Schedule And More

8 Jul

Oh my god, Sergio. I know y0u were clubbing last night (in Malaga), but what on earth are you wearing and for that matter what the hell is he wearing? Just…NO. I’m glad Guti wasn’t there because if he had shown up, it would have turned into a supernova of oh hell no! In Sergio’s defense, his outfit is light years better than the other guy’s but honestly!

In order to cleanse the palate after that fashion faux pas, here’s a gorgeous picture of a younger Sergio. Wow and yum! Both shots via GF Sports. The horrifying and the sublime.

So if you were to choose which couple on Real Madrid would be jetting off to Las Vegas to take in the UFC fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, who would it be? I’m betting that you wouldn’t choose Carol and Kaka, but yet there they were.

Kaka looks a little too excited about the bloodshed and mayhem to come. Shiggers sits on the other side of Brooklyn, nodding her head sagely and feeling validated. As well she should. ::shudder:: Carol even tweeted a picture of the ring, cage, whatever it’s called.

I have to admit, I’m extremely freaked out by UFC. It’s just not my thing. Too bloodthirsty, etc. I’m just really surprised that Kaka & Carol are into it (check out how good their seats are!). (“I’m not” said Shiggers)

Iker and Sara were at the wedding of friends Vicky and Javichi recently and he posted this shot on his Facebook. He was also planning to attend the wedding of Andres Iniesta and Ana Ortiz yesterday. I hope some pictures surface soon. I’m sure it was just gorgeous.

Ooh, gossip scuttlebutt. In addition to Messi, Valdes and Pinto expecting new additions to their families, apparently Villa has used his injury time well and Patricia is expecting again! I hope this is confirmed soon. Their daughters Zaida and Olaya are completely adorable. A hearty mazel tov!

Speaking of bebes, here’s Arbeloa with his yummy daughter. He said he was enjoying his vacation “with Albita in the pool” I love her little face and Disney water wings!

Maisougio thinks that Alba has a ‘little old lady face’. It’s so true! And it’s the damn cutest thing ever. That’s the biggest grin I’ve ever seen on her.

Fabrice Muamba has been visiting New York for the past few days and he tweeted this shot with him and Thierry Henry hanging out.

They went to brunch at Bagatelle with Heath Pearce and Matthew Dallman. Afterward, they got silly which resulted in this picture of them doing who knows what. Silly boys! I’m so happy to see Fabrice traveling, feeling better and doing well.

Die Mannschaft Muppet Baby Mario Götze is on holiday In Ibiza and looking rather delightful in his horrifically patterned bathing suit (or is it just underwear?) but what can you do. Just enjoy ogling and try to ignore any fashion trauma.

Well, then! Thanks, Mario! Speaking of Marios, watishista lovefordercuervo sent in this hunky shot of Mario Gomez looking slick in a suit. Mmmmmm, Mario!

And now on to Real Madrid’s pre-season… Remember that exclusive training in LA? For the cheapest ticket ($85) you also have to pay shipping and service charges bringing the minimum total to $120.30 as this screenshot from MGEF shows. WTF?!  It’s not even reserved seating!

MGEF also posted news and a schedule of Real Madrid’s pre-season. Apparently, the first pre-season friendly vs. Athletic Tétouan on July 24th has been called off due to logistics and the club is looking for another opponent.

Here’s the rundown of events:

Real Madrid Summer Schedule

July 15 – return of non-Euro 2012 players
July 24 – open date for friendly (unlikely to find stand-in)
July 26 – return of Karim Benzema
July 27 – Eusébio Cup against Benfica
July 28 – return of Euro 2012 semifinalists; travel to Los Angeles
July 30 – return of Euro 2012 winners
August 2 – LA Galaxy friendly
August 4/5* – travel to Las Vegas
August 5 – Santos Laguna friendly
August 6/7 – travel to New York
August 8 – AC Milan friendly
August 9/10 – travel to Philadelphia
August 11 – Celtic friendly
August 12 – return to Madrid
August 15 – international friendlies
August 18/19 – Week 1 of La Liga
August 22 – 1st leg of Supercopa (at Camp Nou)
August 25/26 – Week 2 of La Liga
August 29 – 2nd leg of Supercopa (at Santiago Bernabéu)

* A closed training at UCLA is scheduled for the 4th, so the club wouldn’t leave for Vegas before then.

I love how they have two days travel time listed from NYC to Philadelphia. It’s a two hour bus ride. My guess is that they’ll have an extra day hanging in NYC or Philly and perhaps, if we’re lucky, a training in Philly? That would be ace! My whole crew is arriving on Friday night for the Saturday match. Who else is going to Philly? Get in touch!

That’s about it for now. Off to brunch with Shiggers and then to get some stuff done before the work week kicks in again.

– Lozil

28 Responses to “Bits & Bobs: Fashion Horrors, Fighting, Fabrice Visits NY, Insane Ticket Prices, Pre-Season Schedule And More”

  1. Laurean July 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Sigh, I wish by some divine miracle I could run into the guys at Newark airport either on August 5th when I get bAck to the US or on the 7th when I fly out to Oregon. Slim chances but a girl can dream 🙂

  2. tasha July 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m sooooooooooooooooooooo crushed wat how wen nd why
    Sometimes being a dahveed fangirl sucks I mean really !!!!
    I saw pics of them in ibiza nd she wasn’t even showin arggggggg this sux ass.
    I didn’t even think they had sex coz in ibiza they were sitting nxt 2 eachother nd they didn’t even take notice of 1 another 1 was on his iphone nd so was the other but all is gud the only thing that could make this day worse would be finding out benze has a gf. I hope I didn’t jinx it!!
    Alba is tots adorable nd yeah she does hav a old lady face
    Some ppl r sooooooooooooooooo LUCKY dayum pat!!!

    • tasha July 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

      O nd um happy birthday nora I read somewhere that’s its her bday 2 day
      I jst real would jst come 2 south africa. This jst makes my day suck even harder

  3. justpitchy July 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    You just gave me some real hope for an open training in Philly. When we went to the Barca/Man United one in DC it was almost better than going to the game. They interacted with the crowd, took time to sign autographs, and provided loads of up-close photographic opportunities. So here’s to wishful thinking! If it does happen, I just hope the pricing is more reasonable than the one in LA.

    • mygypsyspirit July 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

      All I’m saying is… Walk in there like you own the place and no one will know the difference. Okay, well maybe they will. But I can hope. I sense much stalking and much embarrassment on both of our parts…

  4. Lana July 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    My boyfriend made me watch one UFC fight, he told me I would love it. The one guy’s ear exploded and I have never watched another one in my life.

    Maybe Mr. Creepy Face and Carol were misinformed as to what happens in the Octagon

  5. MesӦ July 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    woah that pic of Ramos is just wowww. if for some ridiculous and unfortunate reason his footballing career failed to launch, he could’ve definitely gone into modelling omg. and aw i love little Gotze, but that definitely looks like underwear he’s got on, oh dear haha :L and daym i wish Real Madrid were coming up to the UK for a friendly (fingers crossed for a miracle on that open spot on 24th July).

  6. Kiki July 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Another Villa baby!? Yes please! They are the most awesome kids. I was just wondering if they’d have another (and also had a sneaking suspicion hed get a little ‘bored’ while injured)

  7. Allison July 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    1. Friend of The Ramos: That sweater has got to go. Strip off immediately! 🙂

    2. A Barca baby boom! Hooray!! OT: Now that Keita is gone, the talk is about signing Javi Martinez. Yes, please! Although, I don’t know how Una would handle that.

    3. I have a theory based on that pic of Carol & Kaka: CAROL is the evil one. Kaka just does her bidding.

    4. $35.30 in shipping & handling?! That’s some evil Ticketmaster type bullshit right there.

    • jellyace July 9, 2012 at 11:37 am #

      Anderson Silva of the UFC is Brazilian, so maybe that’s why Kaka and Carol were watching — but really, just the fact that Kaka is at ground zero UFC should put Shiggers at red alert level 5.

      The thought of Javi Martinez joining Barca will put Una in a tailspin. Hard choices will have to be made.

  8. Bombay Talkies (@BombayTalkies) July 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Dammit–second leg of the Supercopa is one day before I get to Madrid. Miiiiight have to move my flight up a few days.

  9. PMom_GA July 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Iniesta pix posted at Daylife – newlyweds/Messi/etc there. I found them under SPAIN NATIONAL TEAM.

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

      Thanks – I’m in the middle of compiling a post about that already with pix I found. Doesn’t Ana look gorgeous?

  10. Ellie July 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Can i just say the 2nd picture of Ramos, wow

  11. MesӦ July 9, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    ooh and thanks for putting up that pic of Gomez that i sent :’) (btw i’ve changed my display name thingy hehe)

  12. suzanne July 9, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    I’ll be in Philly!!! All by my lonesome for the match as well as my husband and I weren’t sure how my 4 year old would do and didn’t want to pay for tickets for the 2 of them to walk around the whole match. I am super pumped.

    • justpitchy July 9, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      I’m leaving my hubby and kids at home this time, so I can experience a full-on girls’ weekend. What section are you in? A few of us are in 119, and I know Lozil and several others are just in the next section over. Hopefully we can figure out a way to meet up so you won’t be all alone!

  13. jellyace July 9, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    The poor young Mario…caught making adjustments.

  14. kfunk22 July 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    i am going to be laughing about kaka attending a cage fight all day. just… wow! that’s the most surreal thing i’ve seen in a while.

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      It gets even better – check the day before. He’s in a feather boa and novelty sunglasses with feathers in his hair. Shigs was struggling to maintain her sanity this weekend. 😉

      • jellyace July 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

        Kaka: I belong to Jesus and the Octagon.

  15. Vanessa July 14, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Mario Gotze’s bulge O__O

    is this real life?

  16. Miranda Jade July 16, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    I audibly gasped at that picture of young Ramos– I wasn’t prepared for that, ahem.


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