Arrival At The Bernabeu, Some Bits & Bobs

15 Jan

Llegada (5)Our very determined gentlemen have arrived at the Bernabeu for the match against Valencia which kicks off in a few minutes.

Here’s a little video of last night’s concentracion arrivals. Worth it if only for Iker’s leopard spotted shopping bag!

Speaking of Iker, he posted a shot of some black tights clad feet wearing Hello Kitty slippers today. Now, common sense would say that they are Sara’s. However, Iker wears black tights ALL THE TIME. I’m completely amusing myself thinking of San Nevernude tootling around his kitchen, making tea and humming, while wearing tights and these slippers. Oh, Geeker!

33f06ff45f0c11e2a3e422000a1fbe39_7He also posted this great portrait – I would love to know the artist’s name so we could credit. Fantastic job!

2aa0f8e45ef611e29d3822000a1f90e8_7El Pirata was getting artsy too, posting this shot with the caption “Who?” I miss your hipster arse, Esteban!

906a6f2c5f0311e29d0222000a1fbc0c_7There’s an interview with Esteban in El Diaro today. He takes the media to task among other things (his creative writing class, his love of reading, Real Madrid). Anyone want to take a crack at translation for us? I know I’m missing plenty with my Google Translate action!

He also posted a link to the new interactive online version of QPR’s magazine, The InsideR

Arbeloa, meantime, was trying to figure out what biography to read next: Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela or…Hitler.

581b9ebe5e8811e2bd9a22000a9f14ba_7The commenters’ consensus pretty much seemed to be on Steve Jobs.  Wonder if he’ll report back on it like he did with Game of Thrones?

Joey Barton & Did Hamann got into a nasty spat on Twitter yesterday (much of which I watched unfold live). Although Joey issued a half-arsed apology today, there’s speculation that he’s basically toasted any future career as a pundit and there’s even talk that Didi may sue him. Joey did make some comments that could be construed as libelous so I wouldn’t be surprised. Never a dull moment!

So for a little palate cleansing after the loathsome Mr. Barton, how about three adorable things? The Baby, David Luiz and puppies!

The Baby is continuing his Twitter contest – the most original tweet with the hashtag #Varane2013 will win a signed shirt. You can enter here at @VaraneOfficiel

David Luiz posed on his balcony again today, sans snow. He looks cute no matter what he does.

3cea4b645f2711e2b62322000a9f12da_7And finally, a friend of mine posted this adorable video on Facebook yesterday. It’s two puppy pitch invaders at a Galatasaray game. They’re having a little doggie tug of war and then are rather unceremoniously carted off (Hey! That’s not how you carry a doggie!) You can’t really tell who is more excited, the puppies or the first player who greets them happily. Obviously a dog lover. My friend thinks all games would be better natured if there were regular puppy breaks. I agree! We could use some puppy breaks during El Clasico.

The match has kicked off now – keeping my fingers crossed for a victory! HALA MADRID!

– Lozil

11 Responses to “Arrival At The Bernabeu, Some Bits & Bobs”

  1. Mehreh January 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    i have been in a *state* since i saw iker’s slippers this morning. i’m not sure what tickles me more – that he posted kitty noises on instagram, that they have holes, or that he was wearing his ever-present black tights. it gives me a good feeling for today’s match.

    i’m going to ignore the unpleasantness of joey barton and focus instead on how freaking adorable luiz is. i wonder who the lucky photographer is? probably his mom.

  2. Tasha January 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I have 2 go 2 varsity 2mw , so unfortunately I can’t watch the match . I’ll jst hav 2 check the scoreline 2mw .

    I saw pics of ozi with his “apparent” ladylove Mandy or watever her name is , even though the thought of ozi with a ladylove makes my stomach turn endless , I think they look really cute 🙂

    Arghhh guys plz plz don’t lose , this n the champions league r all we hav !!!!!!!!

    I don’t hav a clue who didi hamann is , but his spat with Joey barton is off the chart funny !!!!!!

    I can’t look pics of david luiz anymore , its like someone grabbing chocolate anyway from your fingers before you’ve even started opening the wrapper , or before you’ve even began to contemplate wat chocolate tastes like or wat its about #toooopain

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      Yeah, her name is Mandy.

      Didi Hamann played for Man City, Liverpool & Germany among other clubs (that’s right in the article). Joey Barton is vile douche who thinks he’s a lot smarter than he actually is.

  3. CinematiqueChic January 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    I really hope those are Iker’s Hello Kitty slippers. Maybe he borrowed them from Sara? Like I’m assuming he did with that leopard print bag. Speaking of our Saint, he was on fire today! Wish some more of our shots had gone in but I’m more than happy with a clean sheet. Hopefully they won’t get so lucky at the Mestalla.

    • jellyace January 17, 2013 at 10:01 am #

      I think the holes in Iker’s Hello Kitty slippers might be Doce’s doing. After all, there’s nothing a puppy loves more than a smelly slipper!

  4. Backwards January 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Adorable puppies! I agree more puppies/ baby animals in football please.

    David Luiz. Hope he isn’t feeling too sad Lucas Piazon has been loaned out to Malaga for the rest of the season. Those Brazilians at Chelsea are tight!

    • Backwards January 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      David Luiz is a babe**

  5. em January 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    BTW Loz,
    I have been meaning to congratulate you on your recent office move. Things like that are substantive and morale building. When you work hard, you should get what you deserve. Enjoy your new digs! Hala Madrid!

    • em January 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

      and, incidentally, Comcast in our area FINALLY picked up BeinSport. I found them on the menu guide this morning. I was able to watch the RM vs VAL CdR match this afternoon. bliss… the picture made Iker’s shirt look ultra neon pink. I am guessing it’s actually international orange. I have for years dreamed of having a pink I Casillas gk shirt. Could my dream ever come true?

  6. Natalie January 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Aw, those puppies are adorable!!!

  7. Katie Ann January 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Puppies, Hello Kitty slippers, and David Luiz? The world is adorable (things like Joey Barton can just be ignored). Great post!

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