Tag Archives: Rui Faria

UPDATED: Sunday Bits & Bobs: Part II (Now On A Monday Morning)

15 Jul

da42000aebf911e283d722000a1f99fc_7Well now that its heading for 1 AM and I’m in an absolutely foul mood, I’m going to make this a quick post since I have to be up for work in a few hours. This post deals with non-Real players. David Luiz and his goofiness always seem to cheer me up. He’s adorable.  Continue reading

Happy Birthday Rui Faria!

14 Jun

img8463gRui turns 38 today. ::sniffle:: I miss him already! Feliz cumpleanos, Rui – I can’t wait to see how many send offs you’ll rack up at Chelsea! (Looking forward to seeing you at the ICC semi-finals later this summer)

The End….for now

4 Jun


I’ve changed my mind. I take it back. I don’t want this season to be over & done, I’m just not ready. I thought I had made my peace with the fact that Mou would no longer be with us next season, along with a number of our players, but…..come the final match, all my acceptance went right out the window. Seeing Mou in the tunnel, seeing the boys chat in the tunnel, waiting for the beginning of the end, it just did me in and then Pipa goes and drops a bomb the size of his ass, saying he wants to leave?? My life officially became a Cymbalta commercial. No joke. My iTunes library certainly wasn’t helping the matter either, putting together the saddest shuffles known to man. Talk about Ode to Depression. I know at this point, there’s nothing we can do but try and figure out how to deal….it’s not going to be easy, but hopefully launching into NT mode will help. And cake. And lots of ice cream. And lots of sobbing into your ice cream. WAHHHH!

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It’s Official: Mou Appointed Chelsea’s New Coach

3 Jun

0,,10268~11984845,00In a move surprising only someone who has been living on a desert island with no contact with the outside world (and even that’s debatable), Mou was officially appointed Chelsea’s coach today. He took Silvino Louro, Rui Faria and Jose Morais with him. Wonder if that means that Karanka will stay?! Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Coaches: Rui Faria

24 Mar

Rui FariaPortuguese cutie (and more than occasional hot head) Rui is Real Madrid’s fitness coach. He is Mou’s long time collaborator. They originally met when Rui attended a seminar at the Camp Nou where Mou was working as assistant manager to Louis van Gaal. They obviously hit it off and Mou hired Rui (as a fitness coach & video analyst) in 2001 when he took over União Leiria. He’s worked with him every club since then: Porto (physiotherapist), Chelsea (fitness coach), Internazionale (fitness coach) and now RM.

Updated: Happy Boys

27 Feb

0cbb52b6809311e2bc2222000a1f98f9_7Just a wee drive by tonight, I’m feeling a bit crappy and need to get to sleep early.  They boys posted some celebratory pictures. Arbeloa put this one up on Instagram with the caption “CRISTIANATOR!” Very appropriate! Continue reading

A Bipolar Express of Match Recaps

16 Jan


First things, first….HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HB&HB, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!! And what better way is there to celebrate a birthday, than to dish out a birthday beating…err, birthday WATISH? That’s what it looks like Benz is going for, a nice smack on Xabi’s bootay! If only we could all enjoy the perks of being a Real Madrid player *sigh* Now for the matter at hand, get ready for a double up of match recap action, in my attempt to catch up with the boys’ crazy match schedule, I’ve lumped the last two matches together and what does that leave us with? A bipolar recap of matches. Oh yeahhhh, two for the price of one, but only one of the matches was good news. Wah, wah, wah! Good news is up first.

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Saturday Training, Presser & Concentracion

15 Dec


Sorry I’ve been absent all day. I’ve got one helluva a cold and I feel wretched. I’ve been asleep all day trying to keep it from getting worse. But got up to get something to eat so I might as well update the blog, right? PRIORITIES! 🙂 That said, it’s going to be a drive by so I can get back to sleep. Continue reading

Training, Traveling, Presser, Book: What You Need To Know About Today

7 Dec
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Uh oh! Look who’s bromancing now! It’s Luzil!

Hectic day at work today so I didn’t have time to put everything in a post earlier, best catch up, eh? The boys look like elves in those caps (especially Luka) don’t they? And it also looks like the weather was as gray and crappy in Madrid as it was in New York today. Continue reading

Training fo’ Zaragoza

1 Nov

Fresh off their CdR win, the team was back to training this morning, with La Liga & the upcoming Zaragoza match on their minds. The boys have got quite a nice, little, streak going. Their past two matches have had wonderful results (that almost got typed ‘resluts.’ Freudian slip? I think so!). With all the injuries we’ve been dealt, I think we deserve to finally see this turn around of awesome play. It’s time to keep up with all the progress made & keep on improving…and keep on looking fab at training…and for some to keep the bromance alive…and for one to keep hiking his shorts up…

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