The team continued their preparations for Sunday’s match vs. Celta Continue reading
The team returned to Madrid after Wednesday’s win over Bayern Munich arriving home on Thursday. The game was fun but exhausted (the trip back seemed to take forever). Mygypsyspirit and I spent the following day recovering and hanging out. She left today so I’m getting back to work on things with a very quick catch up. Continue reading
La Undecima wasn’t the only good thing that happened on Saturday – Nacho & Maria’s new baby arrived! They’ve only called him (I think it’s a him!) Mini Nacho so I’m guessing that they named him after his daddy – that would make him José Ignacio Fernández Cortes. Big sister Alejandra will now have a playmate. Congrats to the happy family.
But then there were two more surprises. First off, guess who got married? Continue reading
The glorious and civic minded Esteban hosted the third annual Cena Pirata charitable dinner last night in San Sebastian. Continue reading
Happy 28th birthday to our beloved hipster pirate.I miss him terribly but knowing that he’s happy in San Sebastian (aka the Ancestral Land of Xabis) makes me feel much better. Feliz cumpleaños, Esteban!
Just wanted to share an excellent article by Andy West who covers Spanish football for the BBC. He does a fantastic job of breaking down a very complicated scenario and how it got to this point. He also goes into the impact on the lower tier clubs and players, many of whom have unpaid wages. He mentioned the very real possibility of FIFA involvment (::shudder::) and the impact on Spain overall. It’s a great read and Esteban Granero (among others) is quoted.