Tuesday Training, Other Bits & Bobs

27 Aug
Entrenamiento (8)

Well it’s not bars, Shigs, but does this make you feel a bit safer?

All the players who didn’t start against Granada had a session today. Illara trained at the same rate which is great news while Sami was on his own. The rest of the boys will be back tomorrow. 



BSoEG-ZIAAAGYzUSergio shared a shot with his bros. Wonder why Luka has one sock on? Was he in the middle of dressing and Sergio had to take the picture RIGHT NOW so he shoved his shoe back on?  I’m always so paranoid when I see things out of the ordinary. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!?

Speaking of hidden meanings, this (to me) is the clearest indication that Bale is coming to Real Madrid because you just know that Sergio picked out that ensemble.

BSr69Y1CMAAVhLIWe were talking a few days ago in the comments about Bale picking up fashion tips in our dressing room and our concern that he would “imprint” on Sergio. Clearly, our fears have been realized.

RM’s next match will be Thursday against Deportivo for the Teresa Herrera Trophy. More info in this post, scroll down near the end.

Cris will not be playing because he will be attending the Champions League Draw in Monaco that day and awaiting the results of the Best Player in Europe award. He’s shortlisted with Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.

Back in La Liga, we meet Athletic Bilbao on Sunday at the ungodly hour of 6:00 AM ET/12:00 PM CET. Looks like I’ll be up nice and early that day. Sigh.

Here’s a good article by Madridista Mac on, among other things, the Iker/DLo kerfuffle.

Pipa’s accident (actually happening) was documented by the paparazzi. (Via @ADP113) So who is the lady in the pink bikini? Saw her in the hospital shots as well. Poor Pipita!

BSq9MWFCAAAcm_bI stumbled across some cute shots of Mamen and all the kids at the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match. Maria is getting so big! And wow, do those kids ever look like Raul.

Another little girl who is growing up fast is Harper Beckham. Look at her on the merry-go-round!

Congrats also to Pepe & Ana Sofia – their daughter Angeli turned one yesterday!

And finally, the bi-teamuals will love this. Qatar Airways produced a very clever Barca advert (bonus Gary Lineker as a cab driver!)

Here’s wishing El Pirata & Real Sociedad good luck today as they play Lyon for a spot in the Champions League! GO PIRATOSKI GO!

– Lozil

16 Responses to “Tuesday Training, Other Bits & Bobs”

  1. randomthoughts57 August 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    haha, glad I wasn’t the only one to wonder about the woman in the pink bikini. animo Pipita. glad your bums okay.

  2. Kkkla_ August 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Little Harper is sooooooo sweet and cute! And she’s growing up very fast!

    And THAT Bale’s pink t-shirt and cap…mmmmmm… LOL

  3. CinematiqueChic August 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Well, that photo of Bale made me legitimately LOL, which is the best I’ve felt about his transfer since… well, since the Stone Ages, when it feels like all this started. Personally, I just want the transfer window to hurry the heck up and close. The wildly flying rumours give me anxiety. Let’s just get through the next few days relatively unscathed.

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      Keep repeating September 2nd. We only have to get through till Tuesday. We will survive!

      • Natalie August 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

        that is 6 more days!!! Will we survive??

      • CinematiqueChic August 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

        I’ll say one thing for transfer season – it keeps me healthy. I double my morning yoga to deal with the stress.

  4. MissLadya August 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Usually I applaud a man who dares to wear pink …. but no. Then again, the image of him and Sergio sitting on the floor among piles of hideously colored clothes, swapping items and tips, as a form of some getting-to-know-your-team-mates bonding time tickles my funny bone, which is reassuring because with all the stressing and NOT-laughing I’ve been doing all week I’d almost forgotten I had a funny bone. Excuse me while I … OH GOD MESUT PLEASE STAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!–ahem. Just had to get that out.

    • Anna August 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

      he can’t leave Sami!!! (or us)

    • jellyace August 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

      Bale in pink and off to Madrid? Have we forgotten that pink is the favorite color of David Villa? Maybe Bale is off to Atletico Madrid?

  5. Anna August 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    “because you just know that Sergio picked out that ensemble” hahah!
    Am I getting it wrong that I thought all of the players said Sese was the one who took longest to get ready, or that he had a beauty regime? Surprised to see him ready ahead of everyone else in that photo if that’s the case (I may have imagined this, although it wouldn’t shock me at all if it’s true)
    Also, did anyone else see that that Napoli’s president wants to sue for Pipa’s injury? 100 million euros 😮 !

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      Boy, De Laurentiis is getting straight up American-style litigious. I love my country, but people sue here at the drop of a hat.Pipa jumped off the freaking boat of his own free will. It’s unfortunate but I’m not seeing any negligence. That said, De Laurentiis is going on about the quality of the medical care (although he hasn’t seen Pipita as of the report). So if there was some sort of issue with his treatment, then yeah, perhaps but he’s talking about suing Capri, the region Campania. WTH? At least he says that he will be donating anything from the lawsuit to charity.

      The biggest issue I can see is with the diving, he could have had a neck or spinal injury. As we all know, Pipita had surgery on his spine for a herniated disc in January of 2011. Let’s hope the stitches were the only issue.

      • Anna August 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

        I personally think it’s crazy! In the article I read, it said Pipa and his family had thanked the people who had treated him, so it didn’t really sound like he was displeased with the treatment himself?
        I’m all for giving to charity, but suing the region for 100mill when Italy isn’t in the best shape financially (as far as I’m aware) to do so is just ridiculous, IMHO. I’m sure that man has money lying around that he can spare if he’s feeling generous.

        Hopefully it was just stitches, animo Pipa!

  6. Mehreh August 27, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    he does not have the skin tone to pull off such a pink. that’s better for the cris’s and sergio’s of the world. a welshman should stick to something a little subtler.

    the children of raul and mamen are just breathtakingly lovely.

  7. hopechaser August 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Is that one of those heart monitor bras I see under your shirt, Kaka? I am now grateful you are never photographed shirtless.

  8. Laura Witrak August 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    I don’t know if anyone will read this post but…gulp…I kind of like Sergio’s fashion sense. Except for some of his t-shirts and hats, I enjoy his pseudo-Eurotrash/suave clothing. And YES – Pipita did all of this on his own – De Laurentiis sounds like he missed his morning shot of sanity.

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