Whole Lotta Bits & Bobs

20 Feb

600713_550396551657241_1851544586_nYours truly has been totes slacking on the bits and bobs over the past couple of days. If I don’t get them up daily, they start to be overwhelming. So here’s a bit of a clear out. Our adorable capi posted this shot with his dishtowel scarf outside the Bernabeu. However, the big news is that our beloved Iker’s biological clock has obviously hit Code Red. 

He posted a link on Facebook to this short film about a pregnant woman awaiting the birth of her child. His translated comment was “This short is wonderful, sublime. Impossible to count more in less time. Life itself in 3 min. Do not miss it! A hug!” Oh Iker! Please, someone give this man a baby, stat!

Speaking of films, watishita Mygypsyspirit sent us this great mini-documentary called “A woman’s place at the match – Women & FC United – doing different” It’s described as a “short documentary showing the different roles women play in the running of FC United of Manchester. Filmed & produced by Kay Philips & Richard Searle”

It’s neat! For a surreal experience, click on the English automatic captions while watching. Their deciphering of Mancunian accents is unreal. It makes Google Translate look positively lucid.

While we’re in England mode, let’s check out some of our faves who reside there.

Pirata shared his love of old maps (very fitting for a buccaneer, no?) and said that Dubai was okay, but he was happy to back in London. The fact that he was reading Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary while on the beach cracked me up. So Pirata.


His bestie Juan let us know that he was back to playing pinball and that his goal was to beat teammate Oriol. He also shared a sunset shot of Battersea Power Station and name checked Pink Floyd. As you do. (If you don’t know the iconic cover of PF’s 1977 album Animals, here you go).

74db7d447b5c11e2aacd22000a1f932c_7266262607b7d11e2a7d422000a9e0846_7David Luiz, as usual, brought the cuteness and played photog as well, shooting some great scenes.


And now someone else who was recently in London: Sergio. I hesitate to post this because of all the screaming that’s bound to ensue, but apparently he was there to supporting Pilar in something to do with her fashion line. I am guessing that  this was during the team’s day off. Supposedly Mou & Pipita were also in London. It’s a quick flight, so who knows? Don’t shoot the messenger! I’m more concerned with the fact that over the past few days in two different countries, he’s been seen in not one, not two, but THREE plastic windbreakers of differing colors. WHO OWNS THAT MANY AND WHY?!


tumblr_mij8cvhqNq1qftb6ko1_500(Additional pictures courtesy of GF Sports, FYSergio Ramos & Alinnyderis)

Sergio posteda shot of some of the boys hanging out together after training today.

BDjsXD1CMAA-CpHAlbiol is behind his man with a protective hand on him. No Pipita in sight!

However, Alvaro posted a shot of himself getting a big ol’ squeeze  from Pipita with forever alone Benz lurking & scowling in the background. He captioned it “¡HALA MADRID!  #KB9 #GH20 #CRACKS
fd17358278ef11e2879322000a9f1376_7He also posted a shot with his cousin and recommended the Ta-kumi restaurant in Marbella. So if you’re ever there, tell ’em Arbie sent ya.
fb1634aa79e811e29e3522000a9f18ab_7The expecting Alicia posted a couple of sweet shots – one of Azahara and another of the tiny woobinsy hand of one of their daughters clutching Raul’s huge paw.

89307dce79ce11e2851d22000a1fb71f_7 c94775aa792b11e28e5d22000a1f979a_7It was Romina’s birthday yesterday and she posted a shot of her giving wee Enzo his bottle. She also shared her new look – what do you think about the lighter hair?

BDcyQp-CIAEHvdFNew ImageCalleti and Marta posed with a friend and Paula made a semi-grumpy appearance with her mami.

975ad27679cb11e28b9422000a1f8af5_783584622781911e2bc0822000a1f9737_7Marcelo and Clarice posted some shots of of their menagerie (Lola, Nalla and Uly representin’). Marcelo also shared a piccy with his bud Ruud van Nistelrooy and in training.

ec191e3a7b5b11e284b222000a1fbcf6_74900e9c87a3211e292c422000a1fbe6b_7d219aac8788011e29b3722000a1fa50e_7BDjFRN-CAAASZgoFellow awesome smiling person who cheers everyone up, Michael Essien, gave us a back-in-the-day shirtless shot. Much appreciated, Bison!

b558bfba78fc11e2b44322000a1f92df_7Kaka was filming for Adidas Predators (calm down, Shiggers, it’s just a product name!) and showed his skills. He really shouldn’t wear a t-shirt that says “Predator” on it, gonna give her all sorts of ideas and freak outs. I can hear the “I told you so!” comments all the way across Brooklyn.

da2526707abf11e2bfae22000a9e0782_7Villa gave us a glimpse of both his sex beard and his new Adidas boots. I wanna see the new baby!


Watishista Em sent in this shot of Bayern boys Basti, Javi & Duckie kicking it Oktoberfest style.

New ImageShe also sent a link to Morata doing the old gum juggling trick. This trick is one we’ve seen many times – most memorably from Mesut & Zlatan. Must be a rite of passage for footy boys, eh? BTW, Mesut posted a cute shot of his bulldog Rocky. What a sweet face!

5ac46100796811e28d1322000a1fb079_7And now we’re down to the French portion of the bits and bobs. Karim, bless him, posted a shot with *his hairdresser* today. I am pleased to say that he’s removed that animal pelt he had stapled to his head. He looks much better!

551370_420211358070316_150553808_nNow, this is an example of a young Frenchman setting a good hair example. For the flip side, we must go to my beloved Meow (aka Remy Cabella) who is having some sort of hair monstrosity carved in to both sides of his hair – one side is blessedly discreet. The other? Not so much.

1be9b60a7ac711e29b7022000a1fbd93_7288638e87b8511e2beb322000aaa0754_7(Pinpanpam said she hoped Jese didn’t see this – might get inspired, eh? xD) I wouldn’t mind so much, but kids copy him!

715d2e3a722711e2bbed22000a9e28b0_7Remy! Think of the children! You’re setting an entire generation of French boys up for hair failure. Sigh. Stick with your nutty selfies (with added tongue action) and posing with Barbie. That’s much less scarring to the next generation.

What is it with French dudes and selfies? And why hasn’t Varane caught this disease? (Not that I’m complaining)

Anyhow, I have to run. Keep those Tishie nominations coming in! We may add some of the categories soon and open nominations for those as well. I’ll keep you posted.

– Lozil

19 Responses to “Whole Lotta Bits & Bobs”

  1. Alice February 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Whew! For a second I thought Sergio got a chest tattoo, then I realized it was a t shirt. I’m sort of coming to terms with the fact things are getting serious with Pilar. As long as he’s happy…right?? *Sniffle*

    • Katie Ann February 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      I thought the same thing the first time I saw that pic!

    • number1barcachick February 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      ikr i almost had a heart attack i mean i actually shed a tear

    • Mehreh February 21, 2013 at 12:18 am #

      I did a double take on that. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes for that next.

      • Laurean February 21, 2013 at 11:18 am #

        I was just going to ask!!! I even szoomed up to see! Anywhere but the chest!

  2. Lizzie February 20, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I volunteer to make a baby with Iker, it’s a sacrifice i’m willing to make

  3. CinematiqueChic February 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    I’m less concerned about Sergio’s windbreaker collection and more concerned about what appeared to be the purple leather pants he wore to dinner. And that I thought he got a giant chest tattoo and nearly had a heart attack before I realized it was a t-shirt. And that this Pilar thing is still happening (ok that’s more jealousy than concern unless you count the concern I have for my liver if this thing results in offspring – although, actually, I am curious to see how they’d dress it).

    Meanwhile, the preciousness happening in the rest of this post is making me giddy. Iker, you are too much! Also I want to go to London and smoosh Mata’s cute little face while Pirata DJs and/or recites Sassoon.

    • Mehreh February 21, 2013 at 12:19 am #

      Pirata would play some bootleg Lou reed you’ve probably never heard of. But mata is so darn smooth able!

      • CinematiqueChic February 21, 2013 at 11:45 am #

        I want to get into Pirata’s music collection. (In this case “music collection” also means pants).

    • Backwards February 21, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      I want to pinch Mata’s cheeks every time I see a pic of him. I’m sure Fernando has the same feeling.

      • CinematiqueChic February 21, 2013 at 11:51 am #

        He is the cutest thing! I’m not even sure if I’m attracted to him or just love him because he’s cute like a bunny. Obviously we know what Nando thinks ;-P

        • Backwards February 22, 2013 at 5:58 am #

          haha he is just a precious soul.

  4. Dr. Heidi February 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    *crying in my beer about my boobalah Sergio* whaaaaaaaaaa……

  5. Natalie February 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Pilar has a fashion line???? is this for real????she is an awful dresser why on earth she would have a fashion line???

    • headbandsandheartbreak February 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

      I’ve gotta say, her fashion line is…challenging. I’m not a fan. Just Google ‘Pilar Rubio Metalhead’ and you’ll see what I mean.

  6. jellyace February 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Dear Shiggers,

    I know that Kaka’s smile gives you the heebie jeebies and you fear he will turn Predator. But I don’t think that it is Kaka that we should fear. You know when reporters interview the neighbors of mass or serial killers, the neighbors always say: “He was quiet. He kept to himself. He didn’t have any friends.” See, we should not fear Kaka. We should fear Benzema!


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