Madrid Of Thrones & More

10 Apr

Ramos - SashayedReal life work is trying to eat my life. Been in meetings since I walked in the door this morning and have been gathering pictures while I’m on conference call. Queen of Multitasking!

Watishista meridiansour sent me a link to these fantastic RM themed Game of Thrones house sigils made by the ever wonderful and hilarious Sashayed. You can create your own here. I’ve put them in a gallery, so click the first one and you’ll be able to go through all of them in a larger size.

The Varane one is spectacular. So many of them made me laugh out loud. Brilliant stuff!

Let’s see what else has happened… Oh, fantastic story by Grant Wahl about Mou & Abel Rodríguez, a gentleman who has volunteered for the last 7 years to work at the pre-season in LA. A great read! Another good article is this NYT profile on Megan Rapinoe playing in France.

Alfredo Di Stefano was hospitalized after a routine exam on his heart, but is doing well and resting comfortably. Animo Don Alfredo!

Iker seems to be getting a bit of a photo bug and posted a few pictures on his Instagram feed. I love the ones of Albiol & Nacho.

I think it’s rather hilarious that he took a picture of his own ad on a building.

RM staffer Dani Martinez has been posting some great behind the scenes shots with the players on his Instagram account (danimani31). I especially love the one with Pipita.

b2e03e9ea1a511e2aa2222000a1f974c_77880b1bea03a11e2bd8822000a9d0df8_7024423b29ecf11e2957d22000a1fa40f_7Sergio posted another doggie shot today with the caption: “I share a pic after running with Nuca & Jackie. They are Caucasian Shepherds. Good day for everyone!

BHfHTJ_CcAAf0FoBuddy Jesus Alonso posted a shot with a group of friends including Sese & Canelita. I see Sergio is rocking his “English gentleman” look.
tumblr_ml1llsbEne1qftb6ko1_500So can we just talk about El Pirata for a bit? I miss him so much. He shared some great artsy shots from a trip to Santiago de Compostela to see the kick off of the Quique Gonzales tour.

He also posted this fantastic shot of him with his mami reading. Guess we know where he got his love of books from.
a70ab57a9d6f11e2b74c22000a9f1427_7However, seems like he’s on the train to Existential Angstville lately. He’s been posting a lot of shots of text from books and moody self portraits like this one called “Edge of Myself”
fa05ad3697ff11e2b4e822000a9f130c_7He also put a shot of his mangled shin with the caption “Keep Walking”
f17829a4a05711e29d3822000a1f90e8_7I think some of the source of his angst became apparent when he was called up to start for QPR’s U-21 side. Yep, you heard that correctly. So, yeah, he went from being benched at one of the best teams in the world to QPR so he could play, ends up benched at the worst team in the EPL and then gets shunted down to the B team. FUCK YOU, ‘ARRY! In happier news, if QPR is relegated, he can leave. He said in February that he was committed to QPR no matter what, but we’ll see if he still stays with them at the end of the season. I hope someone scoops him up and gives him the playing time he deserves.  Poor Pirata.

Let’s end on a less bummer note, shall we? Here’s a ‘making’ of video for Cristiano’s Jacob & Co campaign.

Our fine gentlemen return to training tomorrow and Friday is the UEFA semi-final draw. Bleurgh. Sorry it took me all frigging day to get this post up!

– Lozil

32 Responses to “Madrid Of Thrones & More”

  1. CinematiqueChic April 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Varane’s is perfect! “I Bought All Your Midfielders” and “We Do Not Furniture” are also fantastic.

    So, is Sergio trying to outdo Marcelo’s menagerie or is this, like Iker, a desperate cry for offspring (Lordy please be the former I am not ready!)? And his English gentleman look is pretty sexy. If only he were wearing that plaid coat he modeled a few years back.

    This Pirata situation is not okay. Playing for their B team? It’s a joke and a foolish waste of talent. I hope a team actually worthy of him gets him when QPR inevitably go down.

  2. Natalie April 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    cute doggies but i do not like the english gentleman look, only the high boots!!
    and poor pirata, i didn’t realize it is so bad for him in england. i hope he goes to a good team and gets plenty of play time there!

  3. Mehreh April 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    sashayed kills me. “we do not furniture” is brilliant.

    the first instagram shot of chori really makes his eyebrows prominent, bless. he’s so sweet.

    the poor, tortured pirata. i hope he gets picked up by someone else soon. he doesn’t seem to be happy at all in the UK.

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      Actually, I think he *loves* London. He seems to have a good time exploring the cultural life there. Having lived there, it seems to me it would be right up his hipster alley. However, doesn’t seem like his work life is going well at all. 😦

      • Mehreh April 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

        i go all mom when i see that he’s thinner than when he was living in madrid. i hope he and mata are enjoying bookshops and record stores and practicing english.

        • Mehreh April 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

          but! in the pic with his mom, i spy a headband! there is always hope!

          • CinematiqueChic April 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

            Damn, eagle eyes! Nicely spotted!

  4. kel April 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    I got to House Ozil and had to pause to get the laughs out.

  5. Katie Ann April 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    DYING laughing at the Game of Thrones pics. They’re perfect!

    I totally saw a guy who looked like Pirata when I went to vote yesterday. He was driving a Prius, which struck me as so perfect that I almost cracked up right in front of him.

  6. M April 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    The kitten of war with “we do not furniture” had me giggeling non stop. Brilliant stuff.

    I’m actually quite upset about Pirata. This is just wrong in so many ways. I hope to hell things look up for him.

  7. Jana April 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Someone help me figure out the Ramos, Khedira, Callejon and Xabi posters? I feel like I get it, but I kind of don’t.

    I get the others.


    • headbandsandheartbreak April 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      When Sergio started learning English, he tweeted to his followers “Be patience. Some help is going on.” Sami is one of the smartest dudes on the team, Callejon is from our cantera and Xabi loves Coldplay. I feel like I’m missing something with the Marcelo “diced pineapples” but then again, I’d brain fried after a long tough work day.

      • Jana April 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

        Ahhhhhhh! Thanks girl! And yeah, Diced Pineapples…beats me.

        Btw, are you going to those games in NY at Yankee Stadium?

        • headbandsandheartbreak April 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

          Not sure about the Manchester City/Chelsea game, but will definitely go to the Spain/Ireland match. Are you planning on going?

          • Jana April 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

            Going! It’s going to be my first La Roja match. I’m too excited. Are you holding out for the Groupon/Living Social tickets?

            • headbandsandheartbreak April 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

              Oh cool! I’m holding out for individual tickets going on sale. Not keen to buy a bundle. If we’re in the CL final, I don’t want to watch it in Yankees Stadium – I want to be in my pub.

            • headbandsandheartbreak April 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

              We’ll have to try to do some sort of HB & HB meet up for the Spain game. So many cool people who read the blog. Everyone I’ve met thus far has been absolutely lovely.

              • Jana April 11, 2013 at 12:00 am #

                Absolutely! I’ve been wondering if you were going to do a meetup in the near future since it would be cool to meet some of the HB& HB community in NY. The Spain game would be perfect!

                And as for the CL final…didn’t think about that, but I’m hoping our boys are there. This draw is going to be something on Friday…

    • Mehreh April 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

      Marcelo once said that someone’s abs look like diced pineapples. Maybe cris?

      • Jana April 11, 2013 at 12:01 am #

        Is that supposed to be a compliment to Marcelo or himself? Haha, not sure about that one. With Cris, you never know.

  8. drea April 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    I hope Pirata leaves QPR. They’re a mess. Such an odd assortment of players, and I can’t help but give Tony Fernandes the side-eye for that. It’s like he’s a budget version (if there is such a thing for multi-millionaires) of Roman… likes to tinker with his new toy but doesn’t really know how.

    As for the sigils, big claps for Sashayed! I really want to frame these. Definitely two of my favorite things to watch on TV. Now all I need is a pic of Sese wrapped around a direwolf, but until I find that, the one with the adorable caucasian shepherds will have to do.

    • Rose April 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

      Those Caucasian shepherds can grow to be super huge, like direwolf size, so your wish could come true!

      • headbandsandheartbreak April 10, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

        Sheesh – I just looked it up, they can weigh like 180 pounds!

      • drea April 11, 2013 at 8:25 am #

        I just googled them as well and WOW… the head of a full grown one looks like it could have the same diameter as a steering wheel (sorry, 2+ hours in traffic so that’s all I’ve seen tonight). Ok then, so I just have to wait a few years. 🙂

  9. Rose April 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    The placement of the pointing finger icon on Pipita’s super ample booty on his poster is killing for some reason.

    And I loved all the pics from Esteban’s trip through Galicia and Asturias. I passed through some of the same places last fall and it is so gorgeous. What is not awesome is his situation with QPR. He deserves better than a manager who has no idea how to use him properly. So angry for him.

  10. Beta April 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Madrid of Thrones posters are epic. I laughed a lot so many times that I’ll favourite this link just to see them again when I need to save my mood.

  11. SR 4 April 11, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Aww I had no idea Sergio tweeted ´Some help is going on`. ADORABLE! I can´t with this man. Now I love him even more if that´s humanly possible. I just want to hug him and never let go but who doesn´t..

  12. Phédre April 11, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Madrid of Thrones!!!!! Absolutely perfect, two favorites combined. Alonso’s and Benzema’s are my favorites.
    Ok Cris, stop being so adorable in these video’s with your cheeky smile and smoldering look. I’m supposed to just admire you, not developing another crush. Already have my hands full with Sese (you know you’re cute with those puppies, don’t you) and Benzema and Özil and Pipita and …

  13. jorzil April 11, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Hahaha Loved the Game of Thrones posters!!
    I was laughing out loud at the ‘We do not furniture’ one! Oh you poor kitten of War!
    The one I didn’t get was the Varane one, could someone please explain it for me? Since I’m probably being an idot :s

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

      It’s a fortress. He’s a defender. An amazing one. He’s saved our asses a lot lately. Hence, the “you’re welcome” 🙂 That was one of my favorite posters. Burst out laughing when I saw it.

  14. Mel April 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Granero is my background on my phone. He deserves so much more, and so much better. If he loves London, perhaps some other team based there will have him! Otherwise, he should return to Madrid! It is a waste of his talent. And a disgrace. He is so loyal, and QPR does not appreciate that at all. I never liked Harry Redknap!

  15. kfunk22 April 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    the game of thrones sigils are absolutely brilliant!
    and that grant wahl story about mourinho and abel was so heartwarming, truly. that man.

    and pirata’s season? it’s all very down and out in paris and london, isn’t it?

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