Thursday Training, That’s What Makes You Visitors, The New Crib Is Almost Complete & More

23 May

Entrenamiento_del_Real_Madrid (4)Sigh. What a bunch of silly goofballs on our team. Love them. Los Blancos had their fourth training of the week and then were joined by some special guests.







Short shorts!

Short shorts!

So 3/5 of boy band One Direction stopped by for a visit as they are performing in Madrid. Lord knows where Zayn & Harry were. The whole group are big footy fans and have visited a number of teams. After seeing these pictures, I bet El Pirata may be thanking his lucky stars for the first time that he went to QPR. His indie cred couldn’t survive this one.

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Mou looks just THRILLED to be hanging out with 1D. Bet Matilde will be excited though.

The band ‘One Direction’ visited Real Madrid’s Football City
by Diego Jabalquinto

Three members of the band watched a training session and greeted the coaching staff and the players before having photos taken

The Whites’ fourth training session at Real Madrid’s Football City in preparation for the league match against Real Sociedad was watched by the band One Direction. The British music group are in Madrid as part of their European tour and three of the five members took the opportunity to see the training session and greet and chat with the Whites’ coaching staff and players and also played some football on one of the pitches, shooting at one of the goals.

Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson were the One Direction band members who visited the facilities at Real Madrid’s Football City to see the Whites’ training session. All three were dressed in shorts and first spoke with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, with whom they were photographed before he gave them each a Real Madrid shirt with their name on.

“We are in the middle of a European tour right now and we will be performing in Madrid. They told us that we had the opportunity to come to see the Real Madrid players and that is very exciting for us. It is amazing to see how they train and see so many such good players. We are big football fans and Real Madrid are one of the best teams on the planet”, said Niall, while Liam admitted:” Cristiano Ronaldo is my favourite player, he is one of the best in the world”.

At the end of the training session the three band members greeted and chatted with the players, with whom they had a great group photo taken. Niall, Liam and Louis also took some shots on goal with Cristiano Ronaldo, Modric, Kaka and Essien. Finally, the three One Direction members saw the facilities at Real Madrid’s Football City, about which Louis said: “They are great.”

Rhiannon Jones, Sergio & Cristiano also shared some shots from the pop stars’ visit.

BK9nTydCYAI-heN BK8uOu5CEAA1uWI BK9FDmqCEAEPGZyReal Madrid’s player residence is almost done (no more concentracions at the Mirasierra Suites!). The rooms are fabulous. The team will be able to chill out between training with 3 floors of options for dining, swimming, learning in the classrooms, physiotherapy,  etc.

How about that new crib, eh? Pretty freakin’ posh. It’s no Real Madrid Resort Island, but as a place to kick back and kill some time, it’s lush. Why bother to go home at all?

Here’s a few little bits & bobs…

Abiolita didn’t just hang with teen idols today – they paid a visit to 5 year old  Alvaro Serrano Ruiz. Raul said Alvaro was his new friend and followed him on Twitter. Aw!

BK-WehlCYAAry5PMeanwhile Alicia, Azahara and Alma took a dip in the pool.

039932b0c31011e298b222000aa80313_7Alvaro Arbeloa thanked Adidas for the customized Raul booties for his new bebe (who I can’t wait to see!)

03ac44a4c3a611e2b59422000a9f13f8_7Iker took a picture of his own shadow giving, of course, a thumbs up.

7adcd86cc3a211e28d7822000a1fa48d_7Mesut gave us a piccy of his adorable puppy Balboa.ea37b63cc32a11e2895f22000a9e4895_7Calleti shared a shot of a face-painted Paula.

9271bce0bd8511e285a622000a1f9e5b_7And finally, Iria posted a lovely shot of wee baby Zoe playing on the slide with her adoring papi, DLo.

be59734ac3be11e2a2f822000a1f985f_7Are those tiny little cowboy boots I see? Ach, too delicious. She’s even got an itty bitty smile on her face. Love it.

That’s it for now. I’ll get something up tomorrow, of course, but it will be another hectic day. Please send some good vibes my way. Max the cat might be having surgery tomorrow morning and he’s an old man (17, possibly 18 – we’re not sure!) so it’s a bit of an issue to sedate him. Everyone keep their fingers crossed for us, okay?


14 Responses to “Thursday Training, That’s What Makes You Visitors, The New Crib Is Almost Complete & More”

  1. Katie Ann May 23, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Crossing fingers. Also, I see what you did there in the post title…

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

      Yeah, couldn’t resist. 😉 Thanks for the good wishes.

      • jellyace May 24, 2013 at 1:46 am #

        Sending you and Max some {{hugs}} and healing energy!

  2. maisoun May 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Ozi & Balboa have the same eyes. So sweet.

    • SR 4 May 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

      That was my first thought as well! I love it.

  3. Mehreh May 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Best wishes to your kitty! Hope everything goes perfectly.

  4. la-la May 23, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Sending love and hugs for Max, what a grand age to achieve! Best wishes to him, he’s clearly a fighter xx

  5. Natalie May 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    i really like the new crib!

    • jellyace May 24, 2013 at 1:48 am #

      It’s really nice. That indoor pool is awesome.

  6. Allison May 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    My kitties & I are sending good vibes to you & Max. ❤

  7. Steph May 24, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    In that second picture, Mesut REALLY reminds me of that Ridiculously Photogenic Guy meme:
    Both so incredibly flaw-free!

    PS, good luck to you and Max! 🙂

  8. jellyace May 24, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    Cristiano to 1D: Let’s have a Hot Off: show me your thighs!

    My fandom and my kid’s fandom got into a head-on collision here. Hope that makes me cooler in her eyes!

  9. Mehreh May 24, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    niall’s face as he’s meeting everyone, especially kaka, is so incredibly sweet. you can see he is legitimately excited to meet the players and doesn’t take it for granted for a second.

    • Mel May 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      Niall is such a fan girl!!! I bet he jumped up and down with excitement when he got out of the training ground!
      Louis propably tried to talk Cris into signing for United!
      Liam is just so humble!
      Harry would rather work on his tan at the w hotel in Barcelona……..
      Niall is said to be a huge RM fan. But still he and Harry had Barca shirts on during their show in Barcelona the night before the RM training sesh. So I’m not convinced Niall is an RM fan.

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