Tuesday Bits & Bobs

28 May

BLYE8z0CIAECGIzIker was in Qatar today to open an Aspire Academy and look who he was interviewed with – RAUL! (Squee!)

Some of our bebes were recognized at the 2013 Futbol Draft: Morata, Derik, Álex, Jesé,  Raúl de Tomás and Pacheco.

Gala_Futbol_Draft (4)FROM REALMADRID.COM

Real Madrid are the most celebrated team at the Fútbol Draft 2013 award ceremony

Morata (gold team of the year); Derik (silver team); Álex, Jesé and Raúl de Tomás (bronze team); and Pacheco (fans’ team), received accolades at the Spanish youth system awards ceremony

Real Madrid took centre stage at the Fútbol Draft 2013 awards ceremony, an initiative which seeks to promote youth football by selecting the best young players in the country. Six Real Madrid players, the club with most awards, received accolades in an act which was held at the Real Madrid Football City in Las Rozas. Morata was named in the gold team of the year (once de oro), Derik was part of the silver team of the year (once de plata), while Álex, Jesé and Raúl de Tomás made it into the bronze team of the year (de bronce). As for Pacheco, he was named in the fans’ team of the year, which also included Morata and Álex.

Gala_Futbol_Draft (7)Real Madrid received the most awards at the 8th edition of Fútbol Draft. Five Real Madrid players were part of the 33 footballers between the age of 16 and 20 chosen by the Technical Committee as the best youth players of the season. Morata represented the Whites in the team of the year (once de oro) as a centre forward and also received the fans’ vote in the fans’ team of the year. The striker has had an outstanding season and has been involved with the first team set up and the reserve team, Castilla. “This season has enabled me to gain experience and improve as a player; it’s such a prestigious award to be named among the best players of the year. Mourinho has given me confidence and he has given his all for this team”, he explained.

Derik, who has alternated between Castilla and Real Madrid C, was included in the silver team of the year (de plata) as a central defender. “I am very pleased and this is recognition of a great year both on a personal and collective level. This goes to show that Real Madrid have always had an excellent youth system”, said the defender. Finally, Álex, Jesé and Raúl de Tomás took centre stage in the bronze team of the year (once de bronce). Castilla’s central midfielder, who was also named in the fans’ team of the year, said: “I am really proud to be here at these awards alongside such talented players. Castilla have had a magnificent season and the Factory is in very good shape”. As for Raúl de Tomás, he said: “I am very pleased, our work this season has been really good and long may it continue”. Finally, just like Morata and Álex, Pacheco was named in the fans’ team of the year.

Pipita was one of the players who received the new Nike Hypervenom boots. There’s a whole marketing campaign of various players receiving mysterious black boxes containing the boots.

Higuain-HypervenomBLYeILTCMAAT5KVSpeaking of promotional goodies, here’s more of Sergio at the Girard-Perregaux event.

BLYfKtbCQAA0sG3 BLYhs-2CQAABwPuGuti shared a shot with his good pal (and our Twitter friend!) Leo Millares, who is now on TV in Madrid Ink. Go Leo go!

BLXsp3sCAAAY28TAdan shared a sweet post match picture with Calleti the other day. Canteranos, FTW!

BLOOskjCMAAarp2Cesc posted a cute picture of him with Pique and Iniesta today. I love Iniesta’s big grin. Nice to see Pique’s hair and beard growing back a bit. Naked Mole Rat no more!

BLWkosDCIAALBWKMore angst-making was this shot I stumbled upon of Leo Messi in his skivvies for Dolce & Gabbana. It’s not that he doesn’t have a good body, but… I mean, am I the only person who finds it deeply disturbing to see La Pulga in his manties?! It just seems…wrong. That said,  I know one watishisto who is going to be extremely happy about this!

BLI_4TkCEAAAnbRSo now that we’ve gone all sexy ass up in here, how about something a bit more innocent? First, let’s welcome the wonderful Stu Holden back to the USMNT! Hooray! Here’s some sweet Stu and his puppy Toby. Too adorable.

Here’s some shots of Iker & Sara out and about on May 20th.

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DLo, Iria & out with our favorite be-bonneted bebe Zoe.


Xabi, Jon, their new puppy and the confirmed (via her own Twitter) preggers Nagore on May 13.

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Here’s a beautiful shot of Pepe’s girlfriend Ana Sofia. (Note the Pepe tattoo on her wrist)

tumblr_mnemgfFtIh1s2odu5o1_500Cool news! Clarice is in Brazil making a short film. Here’s a couple of stills from the set.

tumblr_mn8yklZBdD1s2odu5o3_500 tumblr_mn8yklZBdD1s2odu5o1_500 tumblr_mn8yklZBdD1s2odu5o2_500All photos after Stu Holden courtesy of madridistas-out & about tumblr.

Matt Bellassai over at Buzzfeed has some mad love for Robbie Rogers and doesn’t care who knows it! He asked Robbie on Twitter if he had seen the piece and Robbie charmingly said that he was “sick of himself.” Well, I’m certainly not sick of him and neither, apparently, is Matt. #TEAMHOTROBBIE!

MLS supporters groups at New England, Dallas and Kansas City had LGBT pride and anti-homophobia displays in the stands this weekend to mark International Day Against Homophobia. Makes me proud that an American league is so progressive and tolerant. Keep up the good work!

The ever lovable Juan Mata reached 2 million Twitter followers and made a little video of thanks.


And now it’s time for me to head home and take a bazillion more allergy pills. Ugh. I don’t know what’s in the air today, but it’s AWFUL.

– Lozil

16 Responses to “Tuesday Bits & Bobs”

  1. Mariko May 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    Speaking of Juan Mata, I saw a making of video featuring him posing for DT magazine. He looks absolutely yummy. You should check it out http://vimeo.com/m/67050709

    • Jules May 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      …I’ll be in my bunk.

    • Mehreh May 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

      Oh my.

  2. CinematiqueChic May 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Our two great captains together ❤ ❤ ❤

    I'm so excited about Stu Holden being back on the USMNT! I really hope he plays in the friendly against Germany.

    And I know this is the most obvious statement ever, but DAMN Sergio is handsome. It catches me off guard sometimes. I want his face to be much much closer to my face.

  3. Sf May 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Loooool at Jon’s face while he’s hugging a bin!

    • la-la May 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      Maximum cuteness…I just can’t…

  4. Rose May 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    DUDE…I have a serious thing for male hip dips, but I can’t when it’s Leo Messi, I just can’t.

    • jellyace May 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      Leo Messi in underwear! Cannot unsee!
      Seriously, he has short arms.

  5. Mehreh May 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    My heart exploded when iker called Raul “my captain.” That’s too freaking sweet. I love when they love each other after they don’t play together anymore.

    The messi shoot. No further comment.

    Xabi + bulldog puppy + jontxu= pure sweet. It’s like he knows what I’m into.

  6. Natalie May 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    did Dolce and gabanna run out of underwear models??? I though they would have a huge supply of them. I just think it look odd. It looked good when chris and nadal did armani but this is just not turning me on, sorry.
    Looks like pepes gf also has an engagement ring there as well

    • la-la May 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

      Same thoughts re Ana Sofia’s ring finger, and gosh isnt she a natural beauty? Our boys have good taste!

  7. number1barcachick May 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    oh dear all that is good in heaven my eye’s Leo looks horrible, i mean it not in a bad way but he doesn’t scream imma make the girls drop panties model it look so odd my poor eye’s i cant unsee that 😥 and also yes sergio ❤ as handsome as always

  8. drea May 29, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    This post makes me feel so many things… mostly good (RAUL! Mata!) but damn, that picture of Leo is just wrong, almost like adolescent porn or something. Leo’s slightly saggy whities belong inside his kit, where no one else can be disturbed by them.

  9. Anna May 29, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    I’m really happy for Robbie Rodgers, and from what I’ve seen, all the response he’s gotten has been extremely encouraging and positive. I think it’s great that people have reacted so well to it (not that they shouldn’t).
    To be honest, I really can’t imagine something like this being responded as well to in English football at all and it’s a real shame.
    I’m definitely fangirling over Iker and Raul being together again!

    • Anna May 29, 2013 at 7:12 am #

      * Rogers

  10. la-la May 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    Leo looks TINY. I mean, Im an itty bitty too but he seriously looks like one of those 5 yo bodybuilders you see on TLC or the like. Chin dimples run in my family and one of my cousin coined the phrase ‘bum chin’ to describe them. So if nothing else he’s got that going on…

    I’m just dying of love for Zoe’s bonnets. What an awesome fashion statement! You rock that look girl!!

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