About us…

We are Maisougio and Lozil, two crazy Madridistas. Read our Manifesto to know what we’re all about.  HALA MADRID!

Contact us at hbandshbreak [a t] gmail [ d o t] com

Just a little update on commenting protocol: You’re welcome to disagree, but please be polite and civil. Have respect for each other. Comments that we consider trolling or that are overly aggressive will be deleted. Similarly, comments that reflect racist, homophobic or are intolerant of ethnicity, religion, etc. will also be deleted. We are trying to create a friendly, tolerant culture and community here and we would appreciate your support in this. We’re sorry that we have to spell this out, as you guys are incredibly polite, but not everyone on the internet is. Hence, protocol.  Thanks. L & M

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38 Responses to “About us…”

  1. Anna Buena April 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I love your site!!! It’s great to know there are other crazy Real Madrid fan girls out there!!! I am in love with Sergio Ramos and Kaka! I’ll be checking in from here on in!

    Hala Madrid!

    Anna

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

      Oh I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the site, Anna! Welcome and have lots of fun here. HALA MADRID! Lozil

      • Anna Buena April 14, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

        Im still going through your archives and I just realized that I have so much to catch up on! For example, what is a watishta(is that right?)? You girls should come up with a virtual welcome packet for newbies like me. Hopefully, it will include a glossary. Haha!

        Let’s cheer for our boys together ( in spirit) when they go up against barca this weekend! Hala Madrid! 🙂

        • headbandsandheartbreak April 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

          We do have a Glossary! And a Manifesto! If you look in the right hand column of the blog under the tag cloud, you’ll see a place to subscribe to the posts via email and then the HB & HB necessities (Twitter, Glossary and Manifesto) – also a list of sites that we love. I think maybe we should reorganize that side and put the tag cloud at the bottom so people don’t miss this!

          The Glossary will definitely help you understand what we’re nattering on about and our Manifesto will tell you about how we started, got our name, etc.

          And what’s a wa-tishista? Well, now you are! 🙂

          Edited to add: I moved things around a bit so the Necessities are easier to see.

          • Anonymous April 15, 2011 at 10:07 am #

            got it! I am already following you on twitter. 🙂

  2. Ibi May 8, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    Visca el Barca!

  3. maxwell chisoni August 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    we need alex tiexiera to chelsea

  4. Betsy October 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    FabUlous work here ladies!!!! Superb amount of taste and taste-less LOVES IT!!
    You have found a kindred spirit over here in O-town USA!

    PS- anytime you hear of one of these drool-worthy boys hitting the Florida shores plz hala at a sista!! or should a say wa-tishista 🙂

    • headbandsandheartbreak October 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

      Woot woot! You know it, Betsy! We will definitely let you know. Anytime they step foot on US shores, I’m sure you’ll hear Maisougio and myself screaming at the top of our lungs. 😉

  5. Sirius Bizniz (@Sirius_Bizniz) January 21, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    Ah – the kickette in you…

  6. CANADA Loves Ozil! April 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    MUCH LOVE FROM CANADA! It’s great to know that I’m not the only one going GAGA for the Real Madrid Men! xoxo

    • headbandsandheartbreak April 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Welcome to the insanity! Please jump right into the comments and join our merry crew. 🙂 xoxo

  7. Utd Girl June 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Ladies, I will be in LA to stalk the boys when they come visit. If you have tips on their future adventures, let me know and I will sure try and follow…Ha will def check their twitters 24/7. So excited! 🙂 If any other ladies will be there the same time, we can all go together!

  8. Tasha November 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Hey jst wanted 2 ask how do I join ur blog

    • headbandsandheartbreak November 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      On the front page of the blog on the right hand side there’s something that says Email Subscription. You can sign up there and you will get an email every time we update. Or you can follow us on Twitter (under HB & HB Necessities). The twitter posts every time we update.

  9. Anonymous February 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    ozil !!!!!!!!

  10. Laura Witrak August 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    LOVE this site. Actually cannot believe I haven’t found it before this year! Lozil – email me about signing up for the Fantasy League. I still can’t get on!

  11. Shimas December 3, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    I just got to this page and I already love it! More so its in English, I try to understand Spanish as much as I can as I am a Madridista but this very convenient. I like how you write your little blogs with details from the official site and additional research!
    Keep up the good work.

    Much love from the Maldives.

    Hala Madrid!

  12. Barbarossa June 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    Hello! I was made aware of football manlove just a few weeks ago.
    And discovered this site two days ago and loving it.

    I thought I’d let you know that a perfect book for you was published last month.
    (I haven’t read it myself)

    21st Century Jocks: Sporting Men and Contemporary Heterosexuality
    http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=711873

    Just look at the cover.
    http://www.palgrave.com/products/ShowJacket.asp?ISBN=9781137379634&width=385&height=625

    It is an academic research on sportsmen and how they relate to each other.

    The table of contents goes like this:
    Introduction

    PART I: 20TH CENTURY JOCKS

    1. Birth of the Jock

    2. Homohysteria

    PART II: 21ST CENTURY JOCKS AND INCLUSIVITY

    3. Including Gay Teammates

    4. Changing Homophobic Language

    5. Recognizing Bisexuality

    PART III: 21ST CENTURY JOCKS AND INTIMACY

    6. Loving other Men

    7. Kissing other Men

    8. Freaking other Men

    9. Cuddling and Spooning other Men

    PART IV: 21ST CENTURY JOCKS AND SEX

    10. Cheating on Girlfriends

    11. Sex with other Men

    Conclusions

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      Welcome Barbarossa (great user name!) You’ve come to the right place for the man love. 🙂 That book looks like a good read. One of the things that I love about Spanish soccer is how comfortable and demonstrative the men are when they express affection for their friends. I checked out the book on Amazon and it’s pretty pricy, probably because it’s an import and brand new. Hopefully the price will come down and I can check it out. Thanks for letting us know about it. 🙂

      • Barbarossa June 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

        Hi! Thanks for your reply!
        Don’t you want to get paid for researching sport manlove and writing an ACADEMIC book like this?!!

        Anyway, this is just so sweet.
        Ronaldo is waiting for Ozil like “yes, come here”.

        http://raamonka.tumblr.com/post/49376452334

        I have been staring at this for a few minutes.
        I have no life.

        • headbandsandheartbreak June 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

          Yes, I wish I could! That roll in the grass came in second for the Best Goal Celebration Tishie for 2013. You’ll have to scroll through the other categories to see it.

          If you dig Mesut & Cristiano, check out the Crozil tag or the Isn’t Bromantic tag/category.

          • Barbarossa June 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

            THANK YOU, I watched this! HOW CUTE!
            He is waiting with open arms! He knows Mesut is coming!!

            I didn’t even know I liked this three days ago.

            • headbandsandheartbreak June 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

              Once you go bromance, you never go back. 😉

              • Barbarossa June 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

                That will most likely be the case for me.
                AHHH the t-rex Mesut!

                I also found Gareth’s secret diary extremely amusing.
                His almost teenage man crush is so intense!

                • Barbarossa June 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

                  I think i just died reading this.
                  I have come a long way really fast in just a week.
                  http://loewsmiserables.livejournal.com/192206.html

                  This.

                  • headbandsandheartbreak June 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

                    We do an Epic Bromance Month every year (and have since 2011). If you click on the Epic Bromance tag in the list on the right, you’ll see 90+ bromances! (We tend not to repeat them except for the requested All Stars).
                    🙂

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