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.
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. )
Got a bit of catching up to do here. After the Xabi news, I wasn’t much for posting yesterday. Sigh. Continue reading
::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)
Hope everyone had a lovely New Year’s Eve and have been enjoying the day today. As promised, a bumper crop of what various ‘ballers have been doing on their holidays. There have been engagements, baby announcements, singing in the mirror while dressed in a towel (Cristiano), blue gradient shoes (Sergio), celebrating on a camel (Mateo & Lukita) and a rather ungracious joke about a rival (Toni Kroos, being a bit rude, IMHO). Let’s dig in! (It’s long so be prepared!) Continue reading
Men’s style site Mr. Porter interviewed Xabi about his watch collection and produced a fantastic short film of our beloved much missed GQMF. Continue reading
Although he posted it early, I can’t help but feel this is Cristiano’s costume and in my mind, it’s clear who he is this Halloween… Continue reading