Tag Archives: Xabi Alonso

I’m Just Not Ready To Say Goodbye

20 May

And now, the end is near…

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When Xabi posted this yesterday, I started blubbering like a baby and to be honest, I haven’t really stopped. Every time I try to write about it, think about it or look at pictures, I start wailing again. He may have been ready to call time on his career but I’m certainly not. So it’s going to take me a bit to be able to write coherently about this heartbreaking day.

But for now, I’ll just leave it at this: Thank you, Xabi.

– Lozil

Another Ending For Xabi

18 Apr

Tomorrow is a special game. Back to Bernabéu. #miasanmia

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He just loves to drive the knife in, doesn’t he?  I’ll always think of him as ours, no matter  how irrational that is. Today ultimately ended up as Xabi’s (and Philipp Lahm’s) last appearance in European competition as they are both hanging up their boots at the end of the season. That game had some very questionable decisions by the referees (in both directions) but I think, in the end, we deserved the win over the two legs.  I’m sorry to see the back of two such wonderful players, but I’m not sorry we advanced.

– Lozil

Ready For Bayern, Leg 2

17 Apr

Looks like he has angel wings (Hoping our goalkeeping is righteous tomorrow!)

How did this week fly by so quickly?! Seems like we just played like 2 days ago…oh wait, we did. Dang between Bayern and Barca this week, I feel like my head is going to explode. Also, the return of Xabi. ::sob:: Continue reading

It’s Bayern

17 Mar

Because the universe hates us and wants to rub Xabi Alonso in our face one more time, we have drawn Bayern as our next opponent in the Champions League. First leg is away on April 12 and the second is at home on April 18. Other matchups: Atletico Madrid-Leicester, Borussia Dortmund-Monaco and Juventus-Barcelona.

– Lozil

All The Gerlonso Feels

10 Mar

Because right now, Stevie is all of us. And he’s so obvs still pining for Xabi. It’s like live action fan fic. (But that said, I burst out laughing when I realized he spelled it “Xavi” Oy vey. )

– Lozil

Catching Up & Prepping For Betis

10 Mar

Got a bit of catching up to do here. After the Xabi news, I wasn’t much for posting yesterday. Sigh. Continue reading

Xabi Alonso Confirms Retirement At The End Of The Season

9 Mar

::Uncontrollable sobbing:: Xabi has confirmed that he will be retiring from football at the end of this season and posted this poignant photo on Twitter.

I knew it was coming, but it still hurts. Let’s hope our (I’ll always think of him as ours) GQMF decides to continue modeling because I don’t think that I can survive without seeing him regularly. What an elegant, smart player. He was  a pleasure to watch and I will miss him terribly. (And I hope that Bayern win lots this year so we can get at least one more look at Drunk!Xabi)

– Lozil