Tag Archives: Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Stuart Holden Retires

3 Feb

1_062013_ISI_jam7_USMNTJD060613106_450A 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

Raul To Retire

16 Oct

Raul-IN-HK-CopyIt’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

Iker’s Farewell At The Bernabeu

13 Jul

Satellite (6)Iker said his goodbye today in a presser with FloPeezy. Lots of pleasant things were said and everyone was on their best behavior. Continue reading

An Open Letter To Our Captain

13 Jul

Iker bows

When hopechaser suggested that we post our testimonial to Iker on the blog, I recoiled for a moment. You see, I was stuck in traffic in the DC area (shocking) and had only just received the text confirming his departure. I have been avoiding transfer rumors and even confirmations as much as possible. This was a trying year for me as a footie fan and I need the break. Continue reading

Iker’s Final Presser

12 Jul

So I’ve been lying in bed since the ass crack of dawn, looking at these pictures and dreading writing this post. I can’t really put it off any longer. Gotta just bite the bullet and get on with it. I’ll tell what though, watch Iker Casillas crying his way through a press conference is definitely not how I wanted to start my day. Continue reading

It’s Official: Sami Khedira Signs To Juventus

9 Jun

sami-khedira-real-madrid-football_3231235::sniffle:: I know, I know but I’m just going to miss him! Sami inked a four year deal with the Old Lady and will join them July 1st. The only thing comforting me is the hope that he will bromance with Gigi. (Gimi? Khuffon?) You’ll be missed, Sami. Thank you for everything.

– Lozil

It’s Official: Carlo Ancelotti Sacked

25 May

ancelotti_2921770bWell, another departure that we knew was coming, but it still bums me out. Stupid, stupid move IMHO. Thank you for everything Carletto, you will be missed (along with Flotsam and Jetsam). The new coach will be announced next week.

– Lozil

Sami Says Goodbye

23 May

Even though we knew he was going, it’s still hard to see Sami saying goodbye. I would have really liked to see him play one more time. Sounds like Sami felt the same way.  It’s a real shame that things ended this way. I’ve always admired Sami for how he’s conducted himself. He’s intelligent, well-spoken, dignified, stayed out of trouble, worked hard and, avoided all the inter-team political drama and  was an all around good guy. I’ll really miss him. May you go from strength to strength, Sami. You deserve every good thing.

– Lozil

It’s Official: Steven Gerrard Leaving Liverpool At The End of 2014-2015 Season

2 Jan

photoIt’s a bit of a jolt, isn’t it? No matter who you support, Stevie G & Liverpool are the OTP. So when the news that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season but not retiring from the game was announced this morning, it felt the like the world was knocked off its axis. Continue reading