Training, Iker’s Ticking Biological Clock & A Fender Bender

6 Dec

Entrenamiento (5)Ooh, they look like they’re auditioning to be on Team Badass, don’t they? Me gusta!

The boys trained again for the quickly approaching match via Valladolid. It’s the first of three matches in a one week period, which means some seriously tired players. In addition to the first team, Castilla’s  José Rodríguez and Fabinho, and Real Madrid C players Joel, Mariano and Molero were part of the training. Essien rejoined the squad and Fabio did some running on his own.

Entrenamiento (3)Entrenamiento (7)Entrenamiento (2)EntrenamientoEntrenamiento (4)Entrenamiento (14)Entrenamiento (6)Entrenamiento (11)Entrenamiento (13)Entrenamiento (8)Entrenamiento (10)Entrenamiento (12)Entrenamiento (9)Entrenamiento (1)Watching the training closely was Lúcio Antunes, coach of the Cape Verde National Team. He was visiting to get pick up some tips and tricks from Mou.

El_entrenador_de_Cabo_Verde_presencio_el_entrenamiento_del_Real_MadridIker was interviewed on the mothership and they provided some pictures of him looking stern. That’s how you know he’s serious about cutting the point gap. The Real Madrid photogs, forever literal in interpretation.


Casillas: “After qualifying for the Champions League round of 16 we now want to cut the points gap in the league”
by Diego Jabalquinto

“Valladolid are playing some very good football and they will make things difficult for us”, added the Whites’ captain

Real Madrid play their second match of the week away against Valladolid, as part of match day 15 of the season, and the Whites are looking for another victory. Real Madrid’s captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas analysed the match against an opponent who are playing at a very high level on their return to the top flight of domestic football: “It will be a difficult match. It is a tough ground to visit where the fans are enjoying the team playing in the First Division again. Valladolid are playing some very good football and come into the match after have beaten Sevilla convincingly. I think Saturday will be a tough match and they will make things very difficult for us”, he said.

CasillasThe team have qualified for the Champions League and the Copa del Rey rounds of 16 and in La Liga they come to the match having beaten Atletico Madrid in the derby. “The targets set for the end of the year are there. The pity is perhaps that the distance between us and Atletico in the league, despite having reduced it last weekend, and with Barcelona is quite big. But we made it through to the next round of the Champions League and we expect a tough opponent in a difficult knockout tie, but between now and February there will be time to prepare. Now we want to focus on the league, and cut the points difference with the teams above, and keep getting through the rounds in the Copa del Rey”.

Casillas (1)Yep, Iker is serious, y’all. And standing in front of a giant picture of the Bernabeu looking like he’s freezing to death. HE’S COMMITTED TO WINNING, CAN’T YOU SEE THAT?!?! (Although he looks like he’s going to burst into sensitive tears in the second picture)

Watishista Em provided this fabulous little blast from the past with an old skool Panini sticker of our bebe capi.

A9RZJZSCYAA-ihfOh woobins! Speaking of bebes, check out these great videos at MGEF and concretar of Iker conducting a children’s clinic yesterday. He’s so great with children and clearly loves them.

These videos brought up a larger discussion about Iker’s loudly ticking biological clock that I had today with pinpanpam on Twitter. Iker wants a baby so much that it’s ridiculous. PPP had this to say which completely cracked me up:

Ikers BCWe then went on to discuss how obvious it’s become and to marvel at this photo he posted on Instagram today which said “Welcome to the world!”

cddff5c63fd111e29e6f22000a9e2992_7Me: “He’s got baby fever. I bet he even watched “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” on his last flight & cried while Sergio laughed”

PPP said she felt bad for Sara with all the pressure he must be putting on her: “I’m already 31, I’m not getting any younger, Sara!!”  I mused that he should just have a baby with Sergio because his biological clock is also ticking (though not as loudly). I also think they would make cute, mushy daddies. If they had a girl can you imagine the clothes Sergio would put her in?! And ponder this for a minute – Think how much Iker cries on the pitch. Now imagine his daughter’s wedding day.  I KNOW.  Kvelling and shepping nachas doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Someone needs to give that man a baby pronto. As in, like, yesterday. Ahem. Moving on…

Yesterday’s lunch at Asador Donostiarra was not only an opportunity to see what sins are being committed against overpriced jeans (I’m looking right at you, DSquared) but it was also the scene of a fender bender. First,  some denim abuse.

REAL MADRID 12-13REAL MADRID 12-13REAL MADRID 12-13REAL MADRID 12-13Sami & (surprisingly) Sergio kept it tame and classic, but I’m totally side eying Pepe, Luka and Mesut.

On to the accident:  It was between Sergio’s Porsche and Nacho’s Audi. Not sure who hit who but that Porsche got some good dents on it.

tumblr_mem3fuQ2oZ1qftb6ko1_1280tumblr_mem3fuQ2oZ1qftb6ko2_1280A tow truck was even involved. How embarrassing to do that in front of the press.  Here’s a link to some gifs and also the link to a video (in Spanish) about the accident. If anyone can tell me what happened, I’d be most grateful.

And in closing, is this not the most “I am so fed up with this shit” picture of Nando that you’ve ever seen?

Chelsea v FC Nordsjaelland - UEFA Champions League

“Oh FFS!”

Boyfriend looks exhausted and completely over it. Can’t say that I blame him.

– Lozil

23 Responses to “Training, Iker’s Ticking Biological Clock & A Fender Bender”

  1. Lici December 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    wow, an outfit I like Sergio! and cool trainers Mesut 🙂 I know I am turning into my mama but why do expensive jeans have so many rips in them?? surely that is one big con!

    • Charliechaz December 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      Yes! Why is that…spend all his money on damaged (and tacky) clothes, which are barely in style now….but definetly won’t be in style 8months from now?!

      • jellyace December 7, 2012 at 1:03 am #

        Waitaminit! Is that another Frankenjacket, Sergio?

  2. Heidi Kreizinger December 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    couldn’t Pepe signed one autograph? The others did. Especially since the babe Sergio did.

  3. Katie Ann December 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Omg, Iker with the kids. I’m dying from the adorableness.

  4. MissLadya December 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Wait, wasn’t the tow truck there because Özil’s car’s battery either died or something?
    … And what are the odds that Serzil had car problems at the exact same time??

    • headbandsandheartbreak December 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

      Could be. That’s why I was asking if anyone could translate the news report.

      • Katie Ann December 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

        Can’t get the news report to load, but the boys were teasing Nacho on Twitter last night and he said, “It was the valet.” So there’s some more info.

  5. SR4ever December 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    I think what I love most about Iker and the kids is how he talks to them like they’re real people. I work with kids and it’s so important to them to not be talked down to, they must be thrilled when someone like Iker actually takes the time to really talk to them 🙂

  6. Lizzie December 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Idk if you have posted the interview Kaka had with some kids but it somewhat hilarious, there’s a few ouch question towards him, but I love the interview. Read it on Yahoo DT

    • Stephanie December 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      I read that interview, it’s a parody. When you’re on DT, you have to make sure that the entries aren’t filed under “DT Exclusive” or “Future News” (aka, news that has not happened yet!). These are things that Brooks makes up himself. 🙂

      • Lizzie December 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

        Oh ok I want sure if it was real our not and on my phone I didn’t see anything about it being a parody of future news

    • headbandsandheartbreak December 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Dirty Tackle is a primarily a humor site – that Kaka schtick is one of their regular features – it’s so funny!

      • black widow December 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

        xavi’s letters to UEFA are my FAVOURITE. well, that and kittier katba (RIP since drogba’s move from chelski).

  7. Stephanie December 6, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Awww Iker… Sara and him need to get cracking on the babies thing, he so obviously wants kids!

    And I just watched the news clip. Besides the fact that Sergio is looking fiiiine, apparently there was an incident with Mesut’s car and an incident with Sergio and Nacho’s cars. Mesut’s car was having trouble starting (they never showed the car on the screen), and apparently the valets responsible for parking Sergio and Nacho’s cars got into a little fender-bender. According to Cuatro, Sergio didn’t notice and just drove off like normal.

    • Charliechaz December 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Wow! Thats so ridiculous

    • Natalie December 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      i am sure he noticed it now!!! and how does Mesut’s Ferrari does not start??? it is a freaking Ferrari

  8. black widow December 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Someone needs to give that man a baby pronto. As in, like, yesterday. Ahem.

    I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • Charliechaz December 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      Get in line!

      A baby Iker would be a blessing upon football, being a child of a saint and all. Also super adorable.

  9. Phédre December 7, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    They don’t need to audition for Team Badass … they already are Team Badass.
    And what is this with footballers in Spain and their love for hideous DSquared jeans? Sami and Ramos looked great though. I love Sese’s shoes! And while Sami looked very handsome I didn’t like it that he kept his cap on at the table. You can be sure Sese did notice that dent. I bet he takes care of his cars the way he does of his clothes. And he goes to that restaurant regularly, there’s no way they wouldn’t tell him.
    And now I’m going to daydream some more about a tiny little Iker…

  10. Sikander December 7, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Our German Newspaper BILD ( said, that Özil had problems with his Ferrari because the battery was down. And Özil had “parked strong-willed, so half of the team was blockaded until a dragging service came”. Maybe someone tried to drive home despite the fact he was still blocked? ^^

    • Lici December 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      I think I may also be a strong willed parker…

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