Ain’t it purrrrrrrrrdy?
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.
The glorious Raul was presented today as a New York Cosmos player at the Four Seasons hotel. I am both delighted and dismayed by this because Good: RAUL IN NEW YORK! and Bad: I have to haul my ass out to Long Island to see him play. Muy bien on the former. no me gusta on the latter. Continue reading
The latest version of Gamedayplus is an all RM special and features hanging out with Marcelo, training with Gareth, a tour of the facilities with Arbeloa, an interview with Nacho (who tells a funny story about his brother Alex). Good times fun!