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a little field trip for the schoolboys

November 11, 2012

Boys will be boys, as we saw during the presentation of this season’s Audi cars at the Jarama Circuit several days ago.  Our boys combined for some great moments, though I did miss the presence of Marcelo and Gonzalo Higuaín, who are recovering from their respective injuries.

Prior to receiving their new cars, the boys got to test their driving prowess around the circuit.  It looks like some of them didn’t do really well…

It’s no wonder that Iker didn’t trust his teammates, with drivers like these!

In addition, some of them were also brave enough to be Marc Gené’s co-pilot as he sped around in a Real Madrid-themed R8 Lemans race car.  Iker wasn’t one of them.  He said, “I got dizzy driving around with Jesús, so imagine what that would be like…”  He also confessed for the second year in a row that he does not like speed.  Pepe said after that experience, “that scared the shit out of me,” while MFC Álvaro Borja Morata Martín said, “my legs are shaking.”  And Xabi had a little trouble extracting himself from the co-pilot seat.

More fun moments from the day…

There were also several speeches before the boys got the keys to their new Audis, and they must have been quite boring, judging by the actions of the players.  First, Kaká tried to tickle MFC Álvaro Borja Morata Martín, but it didn’t work, as ABMM didn’t even notice.  Who did notice was Karim Benzema, who turned around to look at Kaká and tell him he is such an amateur at this kind of stuff.  I also love the look and little head shake of disapproval!  Following that, he attempted to show Kaká how the pros do it.

That wasn’t the end of things for poor MFC ABMM, as Karim made some repeated attempts to bother him, which Sami found quite amusing.  Then Mesut decided to join in.  He was really proud of himself for his stealth.

After several attempts, he finally got a reaction.  Seeing that, Sami decided to try his luck with Sergio, but got nothing.  Those speeches must have been really boring!

José Mourinho was in attendance for this act, though he didn’t seem to be at all happy to be there, or to receive the use of an Audi car for one year.

The conclusion of the act came with the presentation of the cars.  As always, there was a lot of teasing amongst the boys.  As Raúl Albiol got into his car, Álvaro Arbeloa shouted, “puppet, your wife chose that one!”  And when Xabi got into his car, “that’s a car for a grandfather!” was heard.

Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos somehow lost his keys prior to receiving his car.  He searched around inside the vehicle for them, before an Audi employee came up to him and handed them over, from wherever Sergio had left them.  This made Iker laugh at him, but Mou didn’t find it amusing at all.

Gifs mostly from these two videos.

Here’s the full list of cars, for those who are interested.

Iker Casillas: Audi A6 allroad

Cristiano Ronaldo: Audi R8 coupé 5.2 FSI

Sergio Ramos: Audi Q7 TDI

Pepe: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Marcelo: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Xabi Alonso: Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI

Álvaro Arbeloa: Audi Q5 3.0 TDI

Kaká: Audi Q7 4.2 TDI

Karim Benzema: Audi RS5 4.2 FSI

Mesut Özil: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Gonzalo Higuaín: Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI

Fabio Coentrão: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Sami Khedira: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Rafa Varane: A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI

Ricardo Carvalho: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Antonio Adán: Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI

Michael Essien: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Raúl Albiol: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Álvaro Morata: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

José Callejón: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Ángel Di María: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI

Nacho: Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI

Luca Modrić: Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI

Jesús Fernández: Audi A5 3.0 TDI

José Mourinho: Audi A8 3.0 TDI

And of course, Xabi Alonso was the best car model at Jarama that day.  The umbrella even adds to the elegance, instead of detracting from it.

A week earlier, the team chose their picks for this year’s FIFA FIFPro World XI, by filling out their ballots.

The scene was reminiscent of a classroom.  Those who have to be well-behaved (captains, rookies) sat in the front, while the jokers gathered in the back.

If the ballot were an exam, then Raúl Albiol would be the one who didn’t study and had to beg answers from his classmates, Gonzalo Higuaín would be the one who didn’t study and just decided to draw a picture instead of filling in any answers, Kaká would be the one who did study and who knows all the answers, Ángel di María would be the one who forgot everything he learned and just nervously stares at the clock, panicking over the amount of time he has left, Iker would be the one who studied but can’t remember anything so is just filling in the exam as best as he can and as quickly as he can, writing down everything he knows, and Mesut Özil would be the one who’s all like, fuck that, I don’t care about this exam, I know I’m passing (or else it would be, to hell with them, I filled in “Sergio Ramos” for every position).

It’s very clear that Gonzalo and Karim practice these smiles at night when they’re alone in their rooms during the concentración for photo ops like these.

And of course, Xabi Alonso was the best voting model at Valdebebas that day.

Video here and rest of the photos here.

28 Comments leave one →
  1. Henrik permalink
    November 11, 2012 11:45

    I love tat you’re back!!

  2. November 11, 2012 11:53

    I have to tell you that each and every time I see your name in my inbox, I let out this cheer. Yay Una has posted!

    This is an awesome post, and yes, you nailed the boys and their personalities perfectly.

    I’m nervous about tonight’s match. Hope we do well and that all out injured players get well soon. HALA MADRID!!

  3. Mia permalink
    November 11, 2012 13:57

    jajajjajajajjajajajjajajajaja Oh My GOD Madridista! I am dying. I just cannot stop laughing, this is hilarious. First of that the fact that you point out that Mou is not amused made me laugh as hell. Secondly, I so knew you were going to notice the fact that the boys were soooo bored (I was dying to read what you had to say about it!). And third, I was crying badly from all the laughing reading what you write about “if the ballot was an exam”. SO DAMN FUNNY!

    I Love to have you back dear!
    Love you

  4. vina permalink
    November 11, 2012 14:09

    i love every time i received an email and it was from you!!!!!

  5. Farrah permalink
    November 11, 2012 14:40

    awww una. thank you for this lovely yet funny post. I love you!

  6. manie permalink
    November 11, 2012 16:36

    I LOVE when you post Una!!! Thanks 🙂

  7. hbwm permalink
    November 11, 2012 16:37

    there were just so much fun~~ lovely boys~~ I just can’t stop laughing from the beginning!!! XD XD

  8. fats permalink
    November 11, 2012 16:39

    Amazing post! Hahahha u crack me up.. Well they crack me up.. Uh.. i mean Through you..
    Well im sure u got me.. Whts important is.. THANX A TONNE for posting!! Would be so lost in translation without you. Iker is beyond adorable.. Love those new pair of jeans of his.. They fit great! 😉 lol cheers!

  9. November 11, 2012 17:05

    Jaja. But could you please translate the dialogue between Iker and Nacho please? I can hardly get it even with google translate 😛 Thanks!!

    • unamadridista permalink*
      November 13, 2012 10:06

      If I recall correctly, Nacho seemed to be asking Iker for a bit of help in making contact with FP.

  10. November 11, 2012 17:33

    Your little asides and commentaries are wonderful, as always.

  11. November 11, 2012 18:24

    hee. boys and their toys …

    i adore the sense of camaraderie and friendship/joking around that they have. it’s a major reason why i love this team so much. 🙂

    xabi got the same car as modric and higgy — it doesn’t strike me as very grandfatherly, although the same can’t be said of iker’s choice. that’s a “mummy”mobile if i ever saw one!

  12. Eruhin permalink
    November 11, 2012 20:46

    Yay for the new post and such a enjoyable one too! 😀 This was my favorite part: “Mesut Özil would be the one who’s all like, fuck that, I don’t care about this exam, I know I’m passing (or else it would be, to hell with them, I filled in “Sergio Ramos” for every position).” Hahah 😀

    Are you officially back or just for an occasional post or two?

    • unamadridista permalink*
      November 13, 2012 10:00

      Still on “occasional” mode!

      • Eruhin permalink
        November 13, 2012 13:23

        Well, okay, I’m happy nonetheless 🙂

  13. ThatPerson permalink
    November 12, 2012 00:18

    Flo slapping Sergio was just hilarious!

  14. @ulonghaz permalink
    November 12, 2012 03:42

    This post really cracking me up. Lol…If I wasn’t here in my office doing my job…
    Una, you are really something…

    Hugs from your loyal reader in Jakarta ^^

  15. November 12, 2012 06:16

    And this reminds me how much i missed you……………..

  16. Jenny permalink
    November 12, 2012 09:08

    OMG what adorable goof-balls! I love how they teased Morata. Poor thing. He must feel like such a responsible first-team player (like a student on his first day) and they are spoiling the seriousness of the occasion!

  17. November 12, 2012 09:43 are right, boys will be boys and they make you love them all the more with their antics…though I also think these are actually great ways for them to relax….btw, happy that YFC Alvaro did well/scored in the match against Levante. ..i hope you can also write about that…in case somebody asks why I said YFC instead of MFC is because I am talking bout Your Favorite Canterano, lolz

  18. jen permalink
    November 12, 2012 14:09

    These boys are incredible cute.
    Una you have to do a icymi edition of the Levante-Real game, so much material.

  19. November 13, 2012 05:38

    loved the bit about what type of students they would be. especially mesut’s gif. the way he put his ballot in…

  20. superfan permalink
    November 13, 2012 13:53

    I love love love Mesut’s ‘fuck this’ attitude!! Hahaha! 🙂

    I’m so glad you’re back, even if it’s from time to time. 🙂

  21. Happy permalink
    November 13, 2012 14:38

    Una, I like your post, welcome back!!! And Audi day is the moment I looking forward every year!!!

  22. Morales permalink
    November 14, 2012 09:25

    *cackle* Benzema’s utter look of disappointment at Kaka’s utter fail sent me into peals of laughter. Pobre Morata, he’s probably like “WHY ARE THEY TOUCHING ME?”

  23. November 15, 2012 15:44

    LOL why did they say Xabi Alonso’s car was for a grandfather, that was probably the least grandfather-like car after Cristiano’s R8

  24. November 21, 2012 05:49

    I’m a little behind having been traveling, but your posts always make me smile. Thanks! 🙂


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