A Few Bits & Bobs

17 Dec


A few bits and bobs to round out the afternoon (I know I need to do a massive Bits & Bobs post, but I just feel so crummy! When I’m better, I’ll get something up). I screamed like a freak when watishista Tali posted this on Twitter. Look at bebe Carlos Martin, Miguel Torres and Esteban Granero! I would love a translation if anyone is up for it. I love how when it’s Esteban’s turn to talk they do a far shot and no chyron. No respect, even then!

Mesut and Sami both posted some pictures on Facebook/Instagram of their visit to Universitario Hospital . Mesut said “An amazing event: Together with Martynas Pocius, one of Real’s basketball players, Sami Khedira and I went to see children at Universitario Hospital – a wonderful Christmas surprise for the children. Get well soon, kids!”

837_10151301220674663_1499634709_n12103_10151301220919663_688020475_n67948_10151301220389663_211163187_nAnd Sami said “This afternoon in the Hospital! I Hope the Kids like our presents which we gave them #lovekids” You hear that, Lena?

Another man whose biological clock is ticking almost as loud as Iker’s is David Luiz. Here he is with his adored nephew. He dotes on this kid.

luiz and nephewAnd more on kids: @FunkyBlanco shared this fantastic video of Manchester City & Joe Hart making an ill little boy’s dream come true. I love how sweet Mario Balotelli is with him and how the twin brother is trying to hide behind the potted plant from Mancini!

It’s super lovely though, isn’t it? It’s truly wonderful how the team gave this tiny boy an amazing day to remember. Good on you, gentlemen!

Watishista blue beta found this funny flamenco Mou video. She also alerted me to this adorable picture on Nagore’s Instagram:

1de95f6c477a11e2ad8422000a1fa8e9_7Aiiiiiieeeeee! The caption said “Beginning of a great friendship …. Very proud of Jon and Joe” I don’t know who Joe is but I loved this in a ‘Gerlonso: The Next Generation’ way. Nagore also posted other pictures of her beautiful family.

ec266eb8478111e2aa5e22000a1f96ec_778da0132478011e292fc22000a1f9806_7176b0276477f11e29d7a22000a1f9d9b_7Ane is finally starting to look like Jon. She didn’t so much before, in my humble opinion. What an adorable family!

Someone who hasn’t lost his childlike side is Arbeloa. He posted this great shot saying he “always had his Spidey sense” Hahaha!

da14af96430d11e2abce22000a1f96d4_7I love how he was a bit of a pudge as a kidlet. Too cute. I love that he just happens to have an adult size Spiderman costume. I’m not asking, but I’m dying to know…

And because it’s all about the Sernando, I just had to share this translation which comes from Sergio’s new book. Thanks to ashleysams for this!

// FERNANDO TORRES ON SERGIO RAMOS//

WHAT ALWAYS CAUGHT MY ATTENTION ABOUT SERGIO WHEN WE STARTED GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER SOME YEARS AGO WAS THAT HE’S A PERSON WITH VALUES, WITH A CLEAR PERSONALITY, FAITHFUL TO HIS IDEAS AND WHO DEFENDS THOSE IDEAS IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY. AT 18 YOU COULD SEE THAT HE KNEW WHAT HE WANTED. IT ISN’T A QUESTION OF REBELLION; IT’S A QUESTION OF PRINCIPLES. IT ANNOYS HIM WHEN PEOPLE HAVE THE WRONG IMPRESSION ABOUT HIM AND, IN SOME WAYS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAD HAPPENED AND HAPPENS TO ME TOO.

SERGIO ALWAYS SAYS THINGS TO YOUR FACE. HE DEFENDS HIS IDEAS. HE SAYS WHAT HE THINKS AND HE DOESN’T GIVE UP EASILY. HE HAS HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH COACHES IN THE PAST, BUT NOT BECAUSE HE ISN’T CLEAR REGARDING THE STAFF ORDER OR WHO IS IN CHARGE. HE KNOWS THIS CLEARLY AND IS THE FIRST ONE TO RESPECT IT. IF HE HAS SOME TENSION IT IS BECAUSE HE DEFENDS WHAT HE BELIEVES IN.

HIS TENSION WITH LUIS ARAGONES IS AN EXAMPLE. IN THE FIRST EURO CUP HE CHALLENGED SOME OF LUIS’ VIEWS AND HE DID IT FACE TO FACE IN FRONT OF ALL HIS TEAMMATES. LUIS HELPED HIM A LOT AND SERGIO KNOWS IT. BUT THE DAY THAT HE THOUGHT THAT THE COACH CROSSED THE LINE, HE TOLD HIM. MAYBE BECAUSE OF THAT WE ALWAYS UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER WELL. I THINK WE’RE SIMILAR. WE LIKE THE SAME THINGS AND THE SAME THINGS BOTHER US.

WE HAVE BOTH BEEN AT THE CENTER OF MEDIA ATTENTION SINCE WE WERE VERY YOUNG. AND WE KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH. SINCE I WENT TO ENGLAND WE PROBABLY SEE EACH OTHER AND TALK LESS THAN BEFORE BUT YOU DON’T NEED TO TALK EVERYDAY TO MAINTAIN A FRIENDSHIP, AND WE HAVE IT. IT SHOWS ON BOTH OUR PARTS. HE KNOWS HE CAN COUNT ON ME FOR ANYTHING HE NEEDS, AND I KNOW HE’LL ALWAYS BE THERE TO HELP ME IF I NEED IT.

I THINK HE’S CALLED TO BE A LEADER OF OUR GROUP OF LA SELECCION AND ALSO IN HIS CLUB IF HE ISN’T ALREADY. I THINK THAT HE IS. IN FOOTBALL TERMS HE HAS EVERYTHING -PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL. THE SECRET OF HIS SUCCESS IS IN HIS HEAD. OTHERS PLAYERS CAN HAVE THESE PHYSICAL QUALITIES AND DON’T ACHIEVE WHAT HE HAS ACHIEVED. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY STRONG TO SHOOT THE PENALTY IN PANENKA STYLE AS HE DID IN THE EURO CUP AFTER FAILING IT IN THE CHAMPIONS. I WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT. NOT EVEN IF I WERE CRAZY. I FAILED FOUR OR FIVE SUCH PENALTIES IN ATLETICO AND IF I HAD TO TAKE ANOTHER ONE, I ONLY THOUGHT ABOUT SECURING IT. HE, IF HE HAD FAILED IT, WOULD TAKE IT IN THE PANENKA STYLE ANYWAY, AND DO IT WITH THE SAME CONFIDENCE. AND THIS CONFIDENCE, THIS MENTALITY, IS WHAT HE MUST NEVER LOSE. I ENVY HIM IN THAT SENSE, THE TREMENDOUS PERSONALITY HE HAS.

WHEN I WAS IN ATLETICO, ONE DAY WE HAD AN INCIDENT BETWEEN US. HE WAS EXPELLED FOR AN ACTION AGAINST ME. HE PUT HIS HAND IN MY FACE AND SAW HIS SECOND CARD OF THE MATCH. I FELL AND IT WASN’T BECAUSE I WAS ACTING. IT WAS IN THE BERNABEU. HE WAS ADAMANT THAT I HAD MADE TOO BIG A DEAL OF IT; THAT I HAD DIVED. HE HAD PUT HIS FINGER IN MY EYE. WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO?

ONE DAY BEFORE THE GERMANY WORLD CUP WE HAD A BIG FIGHT ON A FREE DAY. HE CAME UP TO ME SUDDENLY, GRABBED MY CHEST AND PUSHED ME AGAINST THE WALL. HE THOUGHT I HAD PLAYED A JOKE ON HIM, MOST LIKELY A DIRTY TRICK. I SWORE AND SWORE TO HIM THAT I HAD NOT DONE ANYTHING. HE TOOK ME TO HIS ROOM AND SHOWED ME A “PRESENT” SOMEONE HAD LEFT IN HIS MINIBAR. WE WENT TO MY ROOM AND I HAD A “PRESENT” TOO. FINALLY IT WAS CLEAR THAT ANOTHER PERSON WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE “PRESENTS”. THAT DAY NEITHER ONE OF US WAS RESPONSIBLE, BUT JUST IN CASE, I PREFER TO ALWAYS BE HIS ALLY, ON HIS SIDE. IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO TEASE HIM. BUT HE HAS NO REAL MEANNESS. HE KNOWS WHO IT IS OK TO TEASE AND WHO IT IS BETTER TO LEAVE ALONE.

I ALWAYS WANT SERGIO ON MY TEAM. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU HANGING, AND NEVER LET YOU DOWN. SO IF MADRID DOESN’T WANT HIM, HE KNOWS WHERE HE CAN COME…

FERNANDO TORRES [SERGIO RAMOS: CORAZÓN, CARÁCTER Y PASIÓN]

Well, then! I personally liked the part where Sergio throws him up against the wall and manhandles him (“So did I!” said Nando) because I’m a total pervert. But who the hell took a crap in their minibars? I’m guessing that’s what he means by “present” – I vote for any or all of the following: Joan Capdevila, Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas. Your thoughts? And why would Sergio automatically think that Nando would be pranking him. Innnnnnnnnteresting…. Hmmmm…. I also love how he always wants Sergio on his team. SERNANDO LOVE 4EVAH!

– Lozil

7 Responses to “A Few Bits & Bobs”

  1. Tasha December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Hot dayum sese is violent but it makes him even sexier . Why can’t I marry this man ? I love this bromance its so deep n intense.

  2. CinematiqueChic December 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    I have many conflicting feelings about Nando airing dirty laundry (and his tempting Sergio to England – STOP THAT!) and the fact that I find Sergio’s hot temper disturbingly sexy. But I just love how passionate he is, and how it seems like when people describe him they talk about his integrity. I think those qualities come across so strongly on the pitch and are part of what make him such a skilled player and someone it seems like his teammates look up to.

    Wow, I really could blah blah blah about this man all day long.

    Anyway, bb Pirate! Bbs Gerlonso! Arbe in a Spiderman costume! If I fall any harder in love with these fools my entire real social life will fall apart.

    • Mary December 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      arbe is quickly catching up with geeker in silly man status and it’s a race i will gladly keep up with.

      my heart skipped a little when i read the bit about nando and sergio getting into it at the WC. even the strongest bromance must have its ups and downs.

      if i could live in luiz’s sweet london pad, i’d volunteer my uterus. yes, i just said that.

  3. Anna December 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    i totally didn’t clock on about what the whole ‘present’ situation was, i just read HE TOOK ME TO HIS ROOM AND SHOWED ME A “PRESENT” and thought ohhhhhhh my.
    genuinely think i may be a little bit in love with arbeloa.

    • black widow December 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

      *SNORT*

      i had the SAME thought! the second i read that, i said, “… and so began a thousand and one fan fics …”

      arbeloa is a closet geek of epic proportions and i totally adore him for it. i’m thinking the spiderman costume was for a halloween party, but i’m secretly hoping it wasn’t. 😉

      that man city video made me cry. j oe hart has never been one of my favourites, but his kindness towards that boy, who clearly adores him, went a great way in softening my heart to him. (and in a weird way, i’m not at all surprised balotelli was so sweet, either.)

      for a split second, i thought david luiz’s nephew’s tiny sock-covered feeties was actually a union jack thong! not sure if i’m overtired or that’s wishful thinking or perhaps a bit of both …

  4. Ally December 18, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    Aww that video warms my heart 🙂 That little boy had probably the best day of his life!

  5. jellyace December 19, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    I love this post! You had my emotions going all over the place!

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