Well peeps, like death and taxes, El Clasico is inevitable. So here we are. I can’t believe that it will be a year tomorrow that watishista mygypsyspirit and I were sitting inside the Bernabeu waiting for the spectacle to unfold. What a bucket list moment that was! I’ve just been going through my photos and videos from the day and having a little stroll down memory lane. Nothing short of amazing. I hope that every one of you gets to experience it someday. Continue reading
Fiorentina left back Marco is actually a 3rd generation Blanco! His grandfather Marcos Alonso Imaz (better known as Marquitos) was a Real Madrid player during the golden era along with Don Alfredo and Ferenc Puskas. His father Marcos Alonso Pena came up through our cantera and played professionally for Racing Santander, Atleti, Barcelona and Logroñés. This Marcos came up through the cantera, made it on to Castilla and even played once for the first team in 2010. He has represented Spain at the U19 level.
Karim, happy at last! He definitely looks perkier since The Baby came along. It’s funny – Varane is so stoic and grounded and Karim is…Karim but they get along so well both at Real & on the French National Team. Continue reading
James may be the latest Cristiano fanboy to join the team, but Crispy gives the love right back (much to Gareth’s chagrin). Continue reading
Apparently there is a secret weapon at work in the backroom for us thanks to amputee and ex-Liverpool player Terry Nelson. Nelson has developed a buoyancy running suit which allows players to train in the water when land training isn’t possible. Apparently Crispy has used the suit (of course he has) to help with his injuries. Of more interest to me though, is how Nelson came to develop his aqua “running man” suit.