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Hanging Out In Doha

2 Jan
Dude, I am so sure Xabi LOVED that.

Dude, I am so sure Xabi LOVED that. I can tell by his face.

Greetings from snowy New York where we’re at the start of what is apparently a blizzard. The wind is howling and the snow is swirling. Good times fun! Got up to watch the match this morning and see our bebe Jese score the first goal of 2014 (he also had the last RM goal of 2013)! Start as you mean to go on, Jese! While they were in Qatar, they visited the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Epic Bromance Month: Xabi Alonso & Esteban Granero

27 Dec

fotogranero1-640x640x80Rarely has there been a more deliciously perfect pairing. They share a love of intellectual pursuits,  music, streamlined classic fashion (mmmm, Ray Bans & pea coats) along with chest/facial hair. I applaud their hipster perfection. El Pirata even chose the number 14 at QPR in honor of both Xabi & Guti who he idolizes. Xabi is our resident GQMF and Pirata is his heir apparent. Beautiful classy men, ftw. (BTW, funniest caption EVER for the picture above came from dorkorific: PRETTY SURE MY NAME MEANS ‘STEVIE’ IN SPANISH…AND THIS DUDE’S A SLOPPY DRUNK.” A year and a half later, I still burst out laughing every time I see this picture as a result (then I marvel at the sheer hotness). Continue reading

Bitsy Bobsy – Part I

9 Sep

e114ac26186c11e39bb822000a1f9abd_7I have not done a bits & bobs round up in over a month. I’ve been stockpiling pictures like crazy. That was the plan this weekend, but it didn’t exactly work out. Anyhow, Chori is indoctrinating his boy Romeo into the sports world! Continue reading

The Return of Raul

27 Aug

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How beautiful was the Bernabeu for Raul’s return?? So many beautiful moments were captured. The whole scene made me jealous of those who have been following the team since Raul’s time! I’m not ignorant as to what he means to the club & fans, and what he’s done for both, but unarguably this match was felt much more deeply for the Madridistas who supported him for years. With that said, get ready for a long one! There’s lots and lots of pretty.

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Tuesday Training, Other Bits & Bobs

27 Aug
Entrenamiento (8)

Well it’s not bars, Shigs, but does this make you feel a bit safer?

All the players who didn’t start against Granada had a session today. Illara trained at the same rate which is great news while Sami was on his own. The rest of the boys will be back tomorrow.  Continue reading

Realmadrid LIFE: Raúl returns home to the Santiago Bernabéu

24 Aug


Good luck not blatting your eyes out during the Raul parts. If that doesn’t get you, the montage to an instrumental version of Without You at the end will. At least they had mercy on us and didn’t use Nilsson’s Without You (but you know that Guti was playing that version in his headphones on the trip back to Ibiza and weeping).

– Lozil

So Much Raul Love!

22 Aug

Pirata & RaulThere’s a whole lotta Raul love around today and I’ll have to get to that in a later post. However, I got the weepies when Pirata posted this with the caption “The Boss.” If that’s not enough to dissolve you into little emotional pieces of goo, prepare to turn on the waterworks seeing Iker give Raul the captain’s armband. WAH! Cris also gallantly let Raul wear the number 7 tonight and took 11 since it was vacant. However, apparently not for long. Looks like we had another Null Null thang at the RM shop. The store when I last checked was “down for maintenance.” ::snort::

Back to work!

– Lozil

RAUL!

21 Aug

Rueda_de_prensa_de_Raýl (4)El Angel is in the house! Former captain and Bernabeu legend is back with his new team (::sniffle:: ) Al-Sadd. For those who are new to the team, this article will explain why we get all shriek-y about Raul. Suffice to say, he IS the shit.  Continue reading

Call Ups For Tomorrow’s Match

21 Aug


Ugh! I published the previous post before I meant to. Here’s the call ups for tomorrow’s match. If you don’t feel like watching the video, here’s the call up deets:

Goalkeepers: Casillas, Diego Lopez & Tomas Mejias.
Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Carvajal, Arbeloa, Pepe, Nacho & Mateos.
Midfielders: Ozil, Kaka, Casemiro, Modric, Isco & Di Maria.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Morata & Jese.

Remember, Raul will play a half with each team.

– Lozil

Wednesday Training & A Visit From Raul

21 Aug

Entrenamiento_del_Real_Madrid (7)Well, people, the football gods giveth, and the football gods taketh away. We’re getting Raul back for 45 minutes tomorrow, but we’ve lost Xabi for 3 months. Yep, you heard that right. He was expected to play tomorrow in the XXXV Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match against Al-Sadd until he fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot today in training. I was shouting “WHYYYYYYYYY!” to the heavens when I woke up to the news this morning. Ugh. Continue reading