Being Liverpool

13 Oct

Watishista Allison let us know about the Being Liverpool documentary, currently running on Fox Sports, and more importantly, that it featured half nekkie Pepe Reina! I don’t follow Liverpool, but I follow the nekkie, so this doc will be gaining another viewer tomorrow night! New episodes air on Sunday nights at 9pm, but if you’ve missed an episode or don’t get the channel, I’m posting links after the jump. This first little snippet is of Pepe Reina at home with his bebes. You’ll see that Grecia is a girl with spunk, Baby Luca will melt your everythang with his “mummma mummmma and Papa Pepe will melt your everythang with his everythang! More bebes please!

Here are the links in case embedding didn’t work.

Episode 1 – http://vidbull.com/5gyaq6wyy3m4

Episode 2 – http://vidbull.com/8najprv9fi4a

Episode 3 – http://vidbull.com/0ze2c4v9qkxc

Episode 4 – http://vidbull.com/t57ch1vdcnwu

Stay tuned for International Game recaps a bit later, I’ve got to get a couple hours worth of makeup on my face & my booty over to the Zombie Walk Detroit fundraiser!

-Maisougio

18 Responses to “Being Liverpool”

  1. CinematiqueChic October 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Being Liverpool is pretty great. So much footage of the guys with their families (the Gerrards are particularly adorable) but it’s also really interesting behind the scenes stuff. I hope they’ll do TV docs like this for more clubs.

  2. black widow October 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    i have always said i am in love with iker, i lust after valdes and i love pepe! he is adorbable! funny, devoted family man, hot, great keeper … the type of guy you could go for a few pints at the pub with and have a great old time. love him! 🙂

    have a great time at the zombie walk, maisougio! that sounds like all kinds of awesome!

    • maisoun October 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      Thank you! It was such a good time. Walked a mile with a rotting face & 1/2 an arm, disturbing many unsuspecting city goers. 🙂

  3. Anonymous October 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    ummm…. I wonder whose number 9 jersey is on the wall?

  4. em October 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Have been watching this series with interest since the start. There was a radio interview with the producer of the series a few weeks ago and he was very forthright about how difficult it was to gain this kind of access to such a major international team. It’s never been done before. He attributed the openness to the American ownership. From that openness, we get little gems like Pepe in his skivvies!

    • Anonymous October 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      Incidentally, the producer has made a promise that the entire Luis Suarez Monopoly match will be included as a bonus on the DVD!

  5. Allison October 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I think it was episode 4 with in-his-panties-in-the-lockeroom Pepe. Actually, if you get Fox Soccer channel, they are showing a Being Liverpool marathon right now.

  6. Charliechaz October 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    I think I’m one of the few people who don’t like the show. I like some bits but overall no.

    1) because Liverpool is American owned the show feels very much like an American reality show than an authentic behind the scenes documentary. Or more like a very long commercial. For example: there was absolutely no criticisms of the club itself “dalish made it really easy to move on from him. He was professional and his original contract was only for a year anyway” no mention of Suarez’s difficulties. No mention of the struggles in managing a club from the managers/captains/owners perspective.

    2) Liverpool is a great club with a long history but it was less about Liverpool and more about “being brendan Rogers”. Thus far the show has spent more time on him than any other the players. They introduced his wife/kids/in-laws/his daughters boyfriend ….like what does that have to do with being Liverpool. He’s the new guy….and not all that successful yet.

    Rogers keeps talking about his philosophy his system his style and I’m thinking I don’t want to know or your plans all that much. I think it would different if it were a different club like ManU because fergueson is such a part of the institution that knowing him better is by extension very revealing about the club itself. Here that is not the case.

    The is about to air the second to last episod and none of the defensive line has been interviewed or shown. If you were “new to the LFC” you wouldn’t be able to name the entire starting eleven.

    3) it feels like a room with a false wall. If they are not willing to expose a few warts or approach the club from “the bottom up” (players and supporters) it appears as though all the good bits were left on the cutting room floor. The show was billed like it was going to like “hard knocks” the American sports documentary show which is gritty and honest. This just feels like a half truth.

    After people watch I would love to know what you guys think.

    • Allison October 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      I agree. It is a long infomercial for LFC, specifically the new Brendan Rogers era LFC. But it is interesting to see the training sessions and other behind the scenes stuff like the signing of contracts, etc. Even though it is very whitewashed and edited, it’s interesting to watch if nothing else.

    • mygypsyspirit October 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

      I’m not a Liverpool fan at all. The closest I come to anything Liverpool is my lust for Steven Gerrard. I actually die a little inside every time Xabi Alonso talks about Liverpool. To me, it’s his one flaw…

      Anyway, I enjoy the show. I understand your point and I don’t entirely disagree. But the show is called Being: Liverpool so I don’t know why you didn’t think it was going to be like one big commercial for the club.

      I can almost guarantee that with the access to the club came the stipulation that none of the “bad” stuff would be shown. Why would a club present itself that way? Henry is a business man, and Suarez’s “struggles” are hardly good for business.

      If I’ve learned one thing over the past few years that I’ve managed to involve myself in sports, not just football, is that you hide everything you can. You make yourself look as good as possible.

      From an American fan stand point, we’ve never seen anything like this before for this sport. Not from a major club. Is the show going to win Emmy’s? Probably not. But is it awful? No. I think it gives American fans (the fanbase they were catering toward) exactly what they were looking for.

      • Charliechaz October 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

        Yes and No.

        When the owners compared their show to “Hard Knocks” as show I know they are familiar with and then completely “edited” show….I’m thinking that was dishonest. But it’s not about whether they show the bad parts…

        my complaint is more that the show feels like “being Brendan Rogers” than being Liverpool.

        As I am already familiar with the club….whatever the show is nice….but show is part of a larger plan (by owners) to expand LFC in the united states. So if I am a newer or recent Liverpool fan…..what have I really learned? Do I know the players names? Do I know why the motto is “you’ll never walk alone”?

        Have I really learned why people are so disappointed about the club’s current positioning? How do the players…the captain….respond to the rut they are in? I am only learning how Rogers feels.

        He might not even be there in a year. How is is opinion truly reflective of what “being Liverpool” really means.

        In short my problem isn’t about what the show is…more so about the different between what it was billed as and what we’re actually seeing. In the world of soccer/football documentary….this ranks pretty low.

  7. Katie Ann October 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I adore Liverpool, and this show is totally my guilty pleasure. Pepe’s awesome, and Steven Gerrard, omg! I adore him. The best bits are the startlingly normal ones.

  8. Bombay Talkies (@BombayTalkies) October 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Sorry, as much as I want to like Pepe Reina, every time I see him all I can think about are the countless stories about him stepping out on his wife every chance he gets. I know he’s not alone in that regard but I can’t respect that, no matter how goofy and fun he seems.

    • maisoun October 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

      Oh, I had no idea that there were stories like that about him, but given the stories that are concocted about the players in Madrid, I can’t be fast to believe anything about anyone…unless it was his wife making the claims.

      • black widow October 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

        yeah, that was the first i had heard of it too, and tried multiple google permutations to shed some light on it but came up empty handed. where are these stories coming from?

      • Bombay Talkies (@BombayTalkies) October 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

        There are a LOT of stories about the Spanish NT during their trips overseas. There were more than a handful of girls who spent the night with Pepe Reina and Sergio Ramos before Spain’s loss to Argentina a while back. The press in BA had a field day with the NT’s night out before that match.

        And given the stories some of the groupies here in Madrid tell…I’d put money on most of those “concocted” stories being true. I don’t believe every single player is a man whore, but I don’t believe that they’re all perfect angels either. Most of them are probably somewhere in between.

        • maisoun October 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

          I believe all men are incapable of being “perfect angels” and I don’t excuse any athlete from bad behavior just because of their status or likable personalities, so I don’t disagree with you on that. My only issue is who the sources of the stories are. The words of groupies don’t rank very high on my list of trustworthiness, so I’m not as quick to believe the rumors. Sex sells and it only takes one claim for the idea to be planted in another persons head & then another story pops up & then another, and so on. After reading the same claims so many times, it’s hard to keep doubt out of your mind, but it doesn’t make the claim a fact either.

    • Liya October 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      I don’t like him either. I don’t buy his family man image. Plus, he defended Suarez after he racially abused Patrice Evra.

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