UPDATED: Bits & Bobs: Ball Work, Bats, Brothers, The ‘Mourinho Way’ And More

30 Jul

Here’s some shots from the second training along with some bits & bobs that I’ve collected throughout the day. Training legs ahead!


Mou, along with Rui Faria, Aitor Karanka, Silvino Louro, Luis Campos, Santiago Lozano, Carlos Lalin and Jose Morais, held a seminar on the ‘Mourinho Way’ for 200 NSCAA coaches.

I found some pictures from UCLA over on GF Sports, Facebook and Instagram. Basically, the boys hanging out and signing for the fans.

Iker with Miguel Montero & Gerardo Parra

Former Mexico national team goalkeeper Jorge Campos & Iker

UPDATED: Because I forgot to include this video clip of Iker making little Zion Torres’ day!

And now for some more bits and bobs. First off, in brother news, Cristiano’s brother Hugo has opened a nightclub called Seven Vilamoura. Here’s a few shots of the interior and of course, Cris stopped by to cheer him on.

And the Columbus Crew in the MLS have signed Pipita’s older brother, Federico Higuain, as a designated player. I wonder if he’s as big a flirt as Pipa? Definite family resemblance, eh?

Speaking of flirts, newly minted stud muffin and noted girl toucher Xavi Hernandez had his medical today. I dunno, does he seem a bit more relaxed and less grumpy now that he has a special lady in his life or am I projecting? He kinda looks stunned though, doesn’t he? Perhaps he saw himself in that mesh vest? Wearing one of those would give me pause as well.

“Wait – what? I have to keep that girl dating thing going? But what about football?”

Neymar posted an adorable picture of his son Davi Lucca covered in food as babies have a tendency to do. I wonder when Davi is going to grow his papi’s trademark rooster hair (or any hair for that matter)?

Romina posted a shot of her fluffy purse dog Bella. Both she and Guti have been oddly quiet on Twitter lately. I need to know more about what’s going on in their world!

And I just had to share this wonderful picture from Awkward Football Photoshoots. No matter what they think, in my mind there is absolutely nothing wrong with Thierry Henry and Animal. It’s the height of perfection, IMHO.

And on that note, I think it’s time for me to go to bed. I’m sure there will be many more training shots tomorrow as the team gears up for their match with the LA Galaxy!

– Lozil

5 Responses to “UPDATED: Bits & Bobs: Ball Work, Bats, Brothers, The ‘Mourinho Way’ And More”

  1. Allison July 31, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    “Girl toucher!” Sounds like a playground taunt. 😀

    Did you all see that The Ramos finally made Kickette’s Finest Five? Hooray!

    • jellyace July 31, 2012 at 1:39 am #

      And all he had to do was cut his hair? Shudda cudda wudda…

  2. Laurean July 31, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    I dont want to be a troll but did Mou (or most likely an assistant) fail to correct the translation of Operationalization in the slides? How cute! 🙂 I can’t imagine Mou sitting at a computer typing away at all though!

  3. Lizzie August 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Can you imagine if El Brody would of brought one odd hits old Jerseys and asked Iker to try it on..I can’t imagine Iker in such a colorful patterned outfit..but I will forever love Jorge Campos

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