He just loves to drive the knife in, doesn’t he? I’ll always think of him as ours, no matter how irrational that is. Today ultimately ended up as Xabi’s (and Philipp Lahm’s) last appearance in European competition as they are both hanging up their boots at the end of the season. That game had some very questionable decisions by the referees (in both directions) but I think, in the end, we deserved the win over the two legs. I’m sorry to see the back of two such wonderful players, but I’m not sorry we advanced.
::Uncontrollable sobbing:: Xabi has confirmed that he will be retiring from football at the end of this season and posted this poignant photo on Twitter.
I knew it was coming, but it still hurts. Let’s hope our (I’ll always think of him as ours) GQMF decides to continue modeling because I don’t think that I can survive without seeing him regularly. What an elegant, smart player. He was a pleasure to watch and I will miss him terribly. (And I hope that Bayern win lots this year so we can get at least one more look at Drunk!Xabi)
Three out of four members of the legendary Booty CAAll (Albiol, Arbeloa, Pipita, Calleti) posed for a shot on the Napoli Instagram. I miss these guys! But I know that they are well loved and that Napoli fan extraordinaire Maria Rosario is taking very good care of them, which is comforting.
Even though he is obviously trying to re-break our hearts, there’s no way that I won’t be watching this Xabi video on repeat. In his last outfit, it looks like he raided Iker’s training closet. Those are some San Never Nude tights for sure! H/T to mygypsyspirit who left this on my Facebook wall.
A day after announcing the birth of his first child, total sweetheart & USMNT national team midfielder Stuart Holden has decided to hang up his cleats. Poor Stu has had a ton of injuries and some really shitty luck, so he decided to call time on his career. He did it in his usual charming, humble style. Continue reading
USWNT icon Abby Wambach plays her last game in just a few hours and her teammates prepared this beautiful and emotional send off for her. And that wasn’t the only Abby related video that broke me today. Continue reading
It’s a sad day for football and Madridistas in particular. El Angel de Madrid has decided to hang up his boots next month at the end of the NASL season. Continue reading