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bits & pieces, odds & ends

November 17, 2010

It’s an international week, which means that there are only bits and pieces of Real Madrid news floating around.  Here’s the most interesting ones, in my opinion.

One. Here’s Iker’s ad for the Philips SensoTouch 3D wet/dry electrical razor.  We’ve seen the images before (here, here and here) but the overall aesthetic look of the ad is quite nice, especially compared to this one.  In any case, whatever he’s selling, I’m buying.

Two. Apparently the trend now is to go back to your home country to recover from injuries, since AS reports today that Fernando Gago is in Buenos Aires working with kinesiologists from his ex-club Boca Juniors and the Albicelestes to recover from the injury to his left knee.  This came right after news that Kaká was given permission to return to Sao Paulo to work with doctors there for his knee problems.

Three. Cristiano Ronaldo showed off a new hairstyle while on duty with the Portuguese national team yesterday.  I don’t like it.  It looks like Cris has a stegosaurus lying on his head.  See a gallery of Cristiano’s hairstyles (mostly all original) here.  Bonus Cris here.

Four. Real Madrid’s La Roja players got a special visitor in the form of Pepe during their training session yesterday in the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon.  How cute that he went to go see them!  They look happy to see him too, and Sergio even jumped on Pepe.

This Spain-Portugal friendly is a bit like a preview of the upcoming Barcelona-Madrid game, because we’ll get to see how the central defenders do against the star forward.  In other words, Pepe and Carvalho will take on Villa, while the partnership of Piqué and Puyol will try to stop Cristiano.  The symmetry between Spain-Portugal and Madrid-Barcelona is interesting, no?  

Five. This week’s Crackòvia.  I’m not going to translate these, but I think you can the gist just from watching, even if you don’t speak Spanish.

Six. The full video from the chat Iker and Cristiano had with TVE can be seen here.  I don’t think I’ll get around to translating it, unless many people request it.

Seven. And another video from the Sporting game here.  Watch out for Karanka rubbing Marcelo’s head, Pipita being rude, Sergio’s ass, Iker being captainy and insisting on playing football…


31 Comments leave one →
  1. HermosaChica permalink
    November 17, 2010 10:47

    Okay, I’m going to take my chances and say that I really like Cris’ new hair! Despite the fact that the second shot makes his head look like *something* that needs a Brazilian wax, he doesn’t look like a pretty boy anymore!

    Aww, I love how Pepe visited the Madrid boys! Lol, look at Albiol with hands on hips “Uh-uhhh not too close to my Alvaro!”

    Even though the match is annoyingly late for me over here, I’m gonna stay up to watch it for sure! I can’t wait!

    LOL at number eight!!! 😆

  2. November 17, 2010 11:01

    No. 8 rocks! Jus saying! 🙂

    Ok, now that I’ve got that part out of the way, I have to ask – Cris, wtf were you thinking of?!! Your hair is a disaster. It looks terrible… like something left behind from the 80’s. *shrugs* That being said, as long as his football is still amazing, I really don’t care what he does in his personal life.

    I love our team. Pepe visiting the others just reinforces that fact.

  3. Mollie permalink
    November 17, 2010 11:34

    That Sergio pic…always relevant thank you 😉

  4. Kai permalink
    November 17, 2010 11:43

    I loved that video of the Sporting game. Especially the moments when Cristiano was conducting the crowd, when Pepe showed the RM crest to the fans after Gonzalo’s goal and how Mesut was also shaking his fist at them lol, and Gonzalo’s 401 salute at the beginning! But what was Pepe shown at the end of the video by that man? I didn’t get that.

    I want Cris to grow his hair long and he seems to be moving in the opposite direction. >.> The 2006 hair was good on him.

    Lol at the Sergio pic again.

    • Kai permalink
      November 17, 2010 12:03

      But on a serious note…and that Sporting game video isn’t the only thing I’m basing my following opinion on…Spanish fans are pretty hostile..they’re either tied or a close second to the Italians.

      • Jennifer permalink
        November 17, 2010 16:10

        Spanish fans are nowhere *near* as bad as the English… they invented “hooligans”, you know!

    • Gillian permalink
      November 17, 2010 16:49

      LOL. Mesut was like the little brother who is scrawny, but still wants to get in on the fight. Too adorable.

  5. November 17, 2010 11:46

    Oh geeeez. That haircut. No Cris, NO. No no no no no…

    #8 for the win!… I fully support inserting this picture in random posts! But let’s have it in every post for this week, at least, please, Una?

  6. November 17, 2010 11:53

    Oh, and what was Iker saying in the video?

  7. November 17, 2010 12:11

    LOL love how the ass is everywhere now. xD

    Cristiano’s hair is ugly. Why does he do that? But oh all RM players are super cute. ❤

  8. Cindy permalink
    November 17, 2010 12:37

    In that second video, is that Higuain giving Sporting fans the finger? **raises hands** I won’t mind if you translate the video between Cris & Iker…:). Love that Pepe went to see his Real Madrid teammates. Ugh Cris just better grow out that hideous haircut real soon. Last but not least…Sergio love him.
    Won’t get to see the game but good luck to both teams, and please keep it friendly.

  9. Tex permalink
    November 17, 2010 13:00

    Eight does indeed speak for itself.

  10. Camera25 permalink
    November 17, 2010 13:02

    Good luck to Gago and Kaka! Hopefully being home helps a little…

  11. November 17, 2010 13:08

    I agree with the Cristiano / stegosaurus comparison. Iker looks yum in that ad.

  12. Miria permalink
    November 17, 2010 13:28

    I absolutely love that no 8 item XD

  13. Whiskey permalink
    November 17, 2010 14:37

    Nice ad with Iker – no doubt there will be a huge spike in the number of women buying the Sensotouch 3d (who names these things??) for their men. Speaking of spikes – words fail me on the new ‘do from Cris – thankfully we have Una to come to the rescue, as the stegosauraus comparison is spot on. It should cut down on the need for all that gel at least. And every one of your posts should end with that 8th point!. Thanks again Una

  14. November 17, 2010 14:42

    thanks for the news!

    oh, and numero 8 -relevant forever.

  15. Maisoun permalink
    November 17, 2010 14:43

    Oh Cris……someone needs to buzz the rest of his head while he’s sleeping…d

    LMAO!— “Eight” Enough said! 😉

    Random bit of info- lol I had a dream that Xabi was doing a tv commercial for I dont know what, and gave me a shout out! Sad part is I woke up wondering if I recorded it….;)

  16. Rytel1 permalink
    November 17, 2010 15:26

    eight is great…and you just made my day

  17. tpuppie permalink
    November 17, 2010 15:34

    I just laughed SO HARD at the stegosaurus line. Hilarious!

  18. emily permalink
    November 17, 2010 15:39

    Great observations about the ‘preview’ of the Super Classico. This should be a ‘beautiful’ game today. I wonder what Irina thinks about CR’s hair… ?

  19. November 17, 2010 16:13

    ” mi baso de leche con galletas y pa’ la pintra” i love crackovia Guti and love the real one even more (miss him =(

  20. Gillian permalink
    November 17, 2010 16:55

    Hmmm….re: the Cris hairdo, I am looking forward to the awkward “growing out” period.

    The video of the Sporting game is hilarious. Iker gesticulating madly was awesome!

  21. sidney permalink
    November 17, 2010 17:51

    I think that Cris new hair do is fierce and suits him.Love 8 :):):):).Aww to pepe and his teammates/friends:):):)

  22. Vrock permalink
    November 17, 2010 18:20

    You are seriously amazing! i love the little tib-bits of info! 🙂 Keep up the good work, you make my work day fly by! 🙂

  23. Morales permalink
    November 17, 2010 19:32

    *stares horrified* WHAT. IS. THAT. THING. ON. HIS. HEAD?

    I’m going to pretend it’s not there.

    aw man, now I wish I’ll be able to see the game, damn career getting in the way >O

  24. Rebekah permalink
    November 17, 2010 20:03

    Wow, it really does look like a stegosaurus. Good call!

    That is very interesting about the defender/forward dynamic for this match compared to El Clásico. I will be paying attention to that. So in a way, though Spain is my favorite, I hope Pepe and Carvalho can stop Spain’s attack…

  25. November 18, 2010 06:45

    that was an intense game, people judge Cristiano so much that they can get the worst of him w/out knowing the rest of him. But people that yell out stuff to him should know that their insults wont stop him.

    • Deb permalink
      November 19, 2010 07:51

      I agree. Boy those fans were brutal, weren’t they? Seemed like the fans spent more time yelling at Madrid than watching the game. :\

  26. November 19, 2010 09:12

    I like Cristiano’s mohican hairstyle.
    It looked good and sometimes a bit fierce during the fight against Spain.
    Like the commentator of EUROSPORT TV Germany said: “Cristiano is as sharp as a razor blade”.
    And in some pictures the mohican makes Cris look very young.
    Sweet little punk! :o)

  27. November 20, 2010 08:10

    I don’t like his hair so much. I sort of hope it grows back before the big match. Now, when everybody is taking him seriously… he does his hair like a 16 year old.

    & nice post 🙂

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