Tag Archives: Pre-Season 2011

Lover Boy Finally Makes It To China

1 Aug

Newlywed Fideo made it to China today to join the team. Poor bebe, he just got married on Saturday. He must have still had a hangover when he headed off to Asia. The missus is undoubtedly not so pleased. Hopefully, he’ll have a bit of  quality time to spend with his new wifey before the season kicks off in earnest. So Angel, how’s married life treating you?
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Bits & Bobs: More Cuteness, Kaka Smiles Too Much While Xabi Smolders, El Pirata Has An Ouchie

1 Aug

More cuteness from the Adidas clinic to be had. Here comes another almighty picspam…
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Big China Update!

1 Aug


Okay, I’ve come to the conclusion that Iker is a watishista! Why else would he post a picture on his Facebook with him Charlie Browning It which is one of our most cherished poses here? (Check the HB & HB Glossary if you’re still flummoxed).  He said it’s because of the heat and humidity, but we all know that it’s a loving shout out. 😉  (Thanks to watishista! jellyace again for letting me know that Iker posted this.)
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The Boys in China

1 Aug

How adorable are they, all conked out on the flight to China? I admire them – I can’t sleep on flights – no matter how long they are – which sucks. I remember staying blearily awake through a 13 hour non-stop flight to Moscow (in both directions) years ago. I was not a happy camper. I’m hoping to go to Thailand this spring and I’m already dreading the flight.  Some of the boys slept, some spent quality time with their laptops and others socialized…
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Bits and Bobs: Iker Photos/Mazel Tov Angel & Jorgelina/Half Naked Hotness

1 Aug

I’ve been banging away on a paper all Sunday so I’m finally getting to some updates! Thanks to watishista! jellyace for mentioning Iker had posted some pictures on his Facebook, because I totally forgot to check last night in my inebriated state. Here’s one of him with Manu. Their hands are cracking me up. Manu’s like “Look! It’s San Banana!” and Iker looks like he’s presenting a prize package on Let’s Make a Deal or The Price Is Right: “Real Madrid, this striker can be your’s…if the price is right!” (And I wish they’d agree on a damn price so Manu won’t be so sad). Iker’s a regular Carol Merrill.  Anyhow, Iker posted a couple more…
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I Certainly Enjoyed That!

30 Jul

And honestly, that goes for both the Real Madrid/Leicester game and seeing Manchester United spank Barca. Okay, gotta admit, there was an enormous amount of satisfaction in the latter. Anyhow, great shot of Leicester’s King Power Stadium, isn’t it?
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Well Done, Nando!

30 Jul

Nando scored himself a nifty little first touch goal today against Aston Villa in Hong Kong. It’s the hair, I tell you! Final score: Chelsea 2- Aston Villa 0

I’ll have a recap of the Real Madrid – Leicester game a bit later.

Squad List for UK & China Trip Announced

29 Jul

After training the squad list was released. It was also announced that the newlywed (by that time) Angel DiMaria will be joining the team in China.

SQUAD LIST

Goalkeepers: Casillas, Adan, Tomas Mejias, Jesus
Defenders: Arbeloa, Ramos, Albiol, Pepe, Varane, Carvalho, Marcelo, Coentrao, Nacho
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Sahin, Callejon, Granero, Ozil, Kaka, Di Maria
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuain, Jese

Pipita Back! Nuri Recovered!

29 Jul

Good news (aside from that Mou/UEFA crap)! Our beloved Pipita has returned to the fold (where’s Fideo?!) and Nuri has recovered, which means we’ll finally get to see him play. Mou went straight from the UEFA meeting to training. The RM website said this (which made me giggle): “The coach did not want to miss the last part of the session and spent some time talking to Gonzalo Higuain.”

What do you think he said? My guess is that it was somewhat along the lines of “OMG, Pipita! I missed you so much! Don’t ever leave me for that long again!”  😉

Grin and “Bear” It, Gentlemen…

29 Jul


Saw this today on unamadridista and couldn’t resist re-posting it due to the hilarity. I needed a giggle after a night of doing research until my eyes crossed. Anyhow, as you can see, Real Madrid is not the only club that has photographers that enjoy torturing players. Here our guys pose with Herthinho, who is the mascot of Hertha Berlin. Mesut’s rocking his mono face (or he’s terrified), Mou looks like he’s been stunned by a blunt object, Iker has lost the will to live and Cris, bless him, well, he’s just up for anything that allows him to put a thumb up and grin.  You know that El Pirata took one look at this scenario and said “Fuck that shit, I’m outta here. If I pose with a giant bear and a thumbs up, no one will ever take my sensitive indie rock YouTube recommendations seriously again.” and then he curled up with some Dylan on his iPod while reading Infinite Jest for the 50th time.  Poor Herthinho, you deserve better. Next time we’ll get Marcelo and Pepe in there, they know how to bring the fun.