Back To Work, International Duty, BWIN Clinic, Bits & Bobs

7 Feb
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Oh hello, Sergio! Welcome home.

Mmmm, Pony is back and looking extra Sex beard-y today.  The internationals have returned to work. Oddly, Pipa has not flung himself back into the waiting arms of Albiol – he’s been hanging with Sese. Meanwhile, Kaka & Essien seem to be hanging around a lot and Essien has dragged Silvino Louro into the mix, possibly to Kaka’s chagrin.Entrenamiento_del_Real_Madrid (8)Entrenamiento_del_Real_Madrid (9)

Jose Rodriguez, Mariano and Llorente joined the team while Angel Di Maria stayed inside working in the gym.

After training, Sergio tweeted a picture with Albiol. So first, he hung out with Pipa, then Raul? I need a score card to keep up with these guys.

BChTlcNCYAAaVF9Our fine gentlemen have returned from international duties. Not all their teams won, but I’d say that our men made quite a good showing.

Here are the results:

Spain 3 – Uruguay 1
Croatia 4 – South Korea 0 (Lady Edith made an assist)
Germany 2 – France 1 (Sami goal, Mesut assist)
Portugal 2 – Ecuador 3 (Cris goal, Fabio assist)
Argentina 3 – Sweden 2 (Pipa goal, Angel assist)

The mothership and the boys themselves posted a bunch of pix from international duty. Can’t resist posting this one of my boo first. Under Armor. Bane of our existence.


Back in Madrid, Essien, Adan, Calleti & Morata took part in Bwin’s second annual “Train for Real” clinic in which 20 fans from different countries joined the team for the day. The close up shots of the 4 produced one of the best shots I have ever seen of Adan, a rather dire one of Calleti (he looks like he has mono or is going to burst into tears), a lovely smile from Essien and Morata is looking more like a man every day.

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Everyone looks like they had a great time – lucky fans! And now for a few bits & bobs…

Watishista bluebeta sent a link to a Brazilian video about the Antiguoko beach football club, where Xabi Alonso and Mikel Arteta played as kids. Xabi’s dad is interviewed. If anyone wants to translate, have at it!

Leo Messi posed in a rather awkwardly tailored suit on the cover of Esquire. He’s too short for that sort of cut in a jacket. What was the stylist thinking?!

Sadly, the pictures inside are even worse. However, Dirty Tackle led us through the terrifying visuals and gave us what Leo might have been thinking. Hilarious as always.

El Pirata chose to share his new Adidas kicks with us and a shot that was cryptically entitled ” Mi principito.”

7920edfc705911e29e9622000a9f09f1_7 21e1f40e708211e2996322000a9f1313_7Marcelo was feeling fiesty again today and posted a shot while arguing with the ref captioned “Like a boss ! Hahah #funny

49f3c4b4705911e29bac22000a9f13d0_7Clarice posted a picture of her chilling with her Grandpa. That makes him Enzo’s great grandpa! We need more Enzo shots!

1f1376ac70ab11e2901022000a9e13ab_7Alicia posted a beautiful shot with Azahara- is that not the sweetest thing? She said simply “Love
a510ceaa712611e2917422000a1fb30b_7It was an emotion also on Calleti’s mind. He posted a triple shot of him and Marta saying “Pure Love!”
3a3315ee70ad11e2a95722000a9f09e9_7Marta posted one of the pictures again. I love how googly eyed these two are over each other. It’s lovely.
3f305676710a11e2af9822000a1f9331_7Marta also put up a bunch of pictures of their family trip to London. Looks like they had a great time visiting the London Eye and, of course, getting some ice cream.

9285261e709011e2bccc22000a1f8cda_7 990bd68a709111e2b70422000a9d0df6_7 db078ac6709011e2aa6822000a9f1730_7 445174b0709111e28ddc22000a9f15db_7 And now it’s time for me to get out of here. I’ve got to hit the store. We’re expecting a blizzard starting tomorrow. Of course, I have a frigging dentist appointment tomorrow. I’ve been nursing a nasty toothache all week and if my appointment gets canceled, I’m going to be seriously miserable while snowed in tomorrow. Ugh. Wish me luck! Stay warm, kids.

– Lozil

34 Responses to “Back To Work, International Duty, BWIN Clinic, Bits & Bobs”

  1. mygypsyspirit February 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I don’t know whether it makes me a nerd that I got super excited when I saw the “El Principito” picture. That’s the Balawat Gate replica at the British Museum. I love that he was there! Also… That little kid is looking up at the gate like the cover of The Little Prince. I think that’s why he said it. Wasn’t The Little Prince full of wonder?

    • jellyace February 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Aw…he’s on Little Prince mode!

  2. Lizzie February 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Love that pix of Mesut “Illuminati” Özil, would of loved it more sans thermal wear

  3. Natalie February 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    those pictures of messi, OMG, he looks like a dog who is going to the vet to get his nuts chopped off without pain killers!!! When i showed it to my co-worker, his response was “OMG
    Please make it stop!”

    • jellyace February 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      Something about Messi has always reminded me of the 7 Dwarves, Dopey *cough*cough*. But that model shoot has turned him into Bilbo Baggins.

  4. number1barcachick February 7, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Dying with laughter this is so funny lolz messi stick to football the modeling thing is not a good look for you

  5. drea February 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Oh no, Leo sweetheart, no. I think it’s enough that people deify you in football. Let’s not try to expand the imaging that way. The inside photos are so bad I. Just. Can’t.

    • Allison February 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      Sergio’s boots! They are maroon and gold, my old high school colors. They are terrible!

      • Mehreh February 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

        Between the sergio boots and the janky bulletin board behind them, this picture makes me giggle.

        • jellyace February 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

          Oh no! Sergio is back to his interstate log-hauling trucker look. He was doing so well as a Xabi-wanna-be.

      • drea February 8, 2013 at 1:13 am #

        Mine were maroon and cement gray so I feel you there, haha. I think I’d go blind inside Sergio’s closet.

  6. CinematiqueChic February 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Damn Mesut those abs are showing even through that base layer. And Sergio is defying logic by looking even better in these photos than he usually does. How does he keep getting hotter? HOW?

    • Mehreh February 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

      That’s all I could see in that pic of mesut. The base layers can’t stop mesut’s abs. Mmmm.

      • mygypsyspirit February 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

        I noticed that too!

        • Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

          Me toooo! I even moved my screen to see them even better at an angle….man made me drop my chip!

  7. Backwards February 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    My curiosity got the better of me….. is Calleti helping raise Paula or did Marta and him have a baby together?

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 7, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

      Paula is Marta’s daughter, but Calleti is raising her as if she is his own daughter.

      • Backwards February 8, 2013 at 3:46 am #

        Ahh thanks. All these families are just too adorable!

  8. jellyace February 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    To all of you in the US Northeast, stay safe. Hope you get to ride out the blizzard without much discomfort.

  9. Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    From the cover picture Messi looks lihe he is wearing a skirt! haha Oh man I think I have seen that suit on a woman before.

  10. cindy yin (@meridiansour) February 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Hmm, I can’t actually remember, but why is Sergio nicknamed the pony again? Did he do something embarrassing with a horse? Cause that’s also Silva’s nickname too right? Damn it’s been a long time since I’ve watched la roja, those sex beards… I predict Calleti to be the next one to attempt it!

    • cindy yin (@meridiansour) February 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

      PS. Did anyone see who Mesut exchanged shirts with after the game? I hope it was benzie.

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 8, 2013 at 12:07 am #

      Many people think he looks like a horse. For reals.

      • cindy yin (@meridiansour) February 8, 2013 at 1:14 am #

        I love how you had to add “for reals” because I would’ve thought you were joking.

      • Luz February 8, 2013 at 9:07 am #

        I’ve always thought he was nichnamed the pony because of his long hair – kinda like the mane on a horse……..

        how wrong was I…..

        • headbandsandheartbreak February 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

          Oh that’s definitely part of it. But I think a lot of it has to do with his teeth.

  11. Phédre February 8, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    Mesut is looking absolutely delicious in that under armor!
    And Sese a horse? A mighty fine stallion if you ask me!
    I loved the black Portugal kits, Cris looked so good in them.
    Oh my, that stylist sure isn’t a Messi fan, he looks ridiculous.

    • Luz February 8, 2013 at 9:04 am #

      Rec’d – you’ve hit the nail right on the head!

  12. Matea February 8, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Sergio and Raul are looking gorgeous on that photo, but Sergio’s shoes.. no further comments 🙂

  13. Dr. Heidi February 8, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    the pony thing for Sergio? Hmmmmm…..I thought it was the hair. At least that’s what caught MY attention for the first time. And yes, some older photos were not that kind to his cute face, so I get the horsey thing….I wouldn’t have gone with monkey, but okay. NOW? you can call him any animal you want, I’d still pet him……*bad bad girl*

    • Dr. Heidi February 8, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      I meant I WOULD have gone with monkey on those less-than-flattering early photos. Some just completely miss the mark on what this gorgeous piece of man meat has evolved into (bad shoes and all)

  14. Katie Ann February 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Adan’s getting in on the beard trend. I like it.

    Sergio’s shoes… I have no words, heh.

    Snow day (I teach) for me here in the northeastern US! Looooovin’ it!

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      Ah lucky you! We get to leave early today. Good luck with the storm and hope you don’t get too whomped where you are.

      • Katie Ann February 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

        Heh, well, I live in the part of the weather map’s that’s like “asajdkadghsuai!SNOW!” so, yeah, gonna get whomped. But c’est la vie here in the north country. Be safe getting home!

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