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I think we could all use a little sunshine…

September 3, 2013

Just seeing the words “comunicado oficial” (“official announcement”) in the last several days brought dread into my heart.  Mesut, Antonio and Kaká, thank you and you will be missed (some more than others).  Gareth, welcome to Madrid, I hope it all goes well for you, but you haven’t earned the right to kiss the escudo yet (Isco and Carva, on the other hand, got it right).  Anyway, in case anyone needs any cheering up…

These moments are from Sunday’s game against Athletic.

P.S. How adorable and endearing are Sergio and Mesut’s “see you later” (because I refuse to believe that their bromance will be broken up by this) messages to each other?  Here, here and here.  Along the same lines are the statements Sergio made today.  By the way, can anyone explain to me what is “foundly”?

27 Comments leave one →
  1. Fatima permalink
    September 3, 2013 10:52

    I can’t believe we sold Özil. Still in denial. However mr. Sunshine always brings out a smile om my face 🙂

  2. September 3, 2013 11:38

    Thanx so much for this post Una, I couldn’t agree more with what you said in this post (re: Gareth Bale). Mesut Ozil story, I’m so mad @ FloPerez for allowing this& Ozil for not fighting harder for this place on this team. Ramos will miss his bro. That aside, Una, when’s your Q&A’s coming out?

    • unamadridista permalink*
      September 6, 2013 16:24

      Soon, I hope…

  3. September 3, 2013 13:26

    Pics arent loading… 😦

  4. Rich permalink
    September 3, 2013 13:43

    I’m still bummed out over mesut. But at least it gives me a reason to watch Epl arsenal games. Regarding bale, hope he does well. I don’t mind the kiss – if it signifies his desire to work hard for our beloved club then keep kissing lad. I just hope mister finds the formula.
    I can’t wait for the ‘reunion tour’ to begin in the champions league next rounds.

  5. Mariam permalink
    September 3, 2013 14:12

    still speechless about Mesut leaving… cannot believe Ancelotti and Florentino let that happen. I hope they didn’t force him out because that would be heartbreaking. And I hope he returns before the end of his career.

  6. September 3, 2013 14:25

    I am heartbroken right now. What the hell are we doing?

  7. September 3, 2013 15:06

    I can’t deal with all this. Makes me more puzzled than happy.

    I want to give Gareth Bale a benefit of the doubt, actually read an article about him, seems like a nice person, close to his family and not at all crazy. I hope he will be worth those money, but the amount of it still makes me a bit disgusted.

    With the news of Mesut today I however am really thinking: wtf. I hope it will be all sorted out, but it is not the same team anymore (not to even mention the situation with Iker) and it will definitely take some time for me to get used to this situation.

    why can’t those people (I mean the clubs) enjoy some stability in life is beyond my understanding.

    PS thanks Una for the Sunshine, at least that’s a constant element;-)))

    • unamadridista permalink*
      September 6, 2013 16:25

      Unfortunately for our sanity, Real Madrid seems to be allergic to stability.

  8. Marie permalink
    September 3, 2013 15:19

    I’m so HAPPY you posted Una. Words fail to describe how saddened I am by Mesut’s departure.
    No Mesut, no Kaka, no Pipa, practically no Casillas (though I promise I don’t have a problem with Diego) – all this change is too much all at once for me. I know this is the way of football – and really, the way of Real Madrid, but I’m just sad.
    Now I’m dreading that Ronaldo will not be resigned. At this point it all feels possible. I’m not too happy with management.
    Seriously, yesterday felt like Bale who?

    Hope you’re well Una. :]

  9. September 3, 2013 15:37

    thank you una! this tranfer season broke my heart

  10. Hali permalink
    September 3, 2013 18:19

    The transfer period is never fun. 😦 As for “foundly” I think he meant ‘fondly’ :-p

  11. Ayen permalink
    September 3, 2013 19:19

    Sergio misspelled the word on purpose to entertain and to lighten our burden.

  12. Sabrina permalink
    September 3, 2013 22:48

    I liked Manolo Sanchis on the transfer of Mesut Oezil.

    It’s upset me a great deal – and more than I thought possible. It’s wrong for every reason he says.

  13. wandering-again permalink
    September 4, 2013 01:32

    I CRIED. I will miss them all.

    I’m just relieved though that Mesut ended up in AFC and not some hated team on the EPL.

  14. September 4, 2013 02:43

    I would like to hit “like” (because Marcelo’s smile is the best), but I am still a little sad at our losses prior to the close of the transfer window. Then again, I am very excited for our additions and we still have our sunshine, so it is not all bad. Side note: I can’t believe how good certain of my faves look in that Napoli blue (errr…Albiol in particular). But still SNIFF!!!!!!

  15. superfan permalink
    September 4, 2013 04:20

    STILL CRYING OVER MESUT’S DEPARTURE. I still can’t believe it. It will definitely take a while before i am ready to move on from this whole mess. I can’t believe the club let him go. HE IS LITERALLY ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS OUT THERE. And his partnership with Cris was beyond amazing. He was loved by everyone. His departure sucks. I’m going to miss all his dorky moments, his bromance with Sergio, his soy muy feliz and everything else. WHY DID WE LET HIM GO??????

  16. cheskaramos permalink
    September 4, 2013 19:42

    Haha I think maybe Sergio meant fondly? 🙂

  17. rojafan permalink
    September 5, 2013 07:41

    I cringe at the special announcements throughout the transfer window. Half of my team is gone. I like the new signings, but I’m so sad! 😦 And what is going on with Iker?

  18. Akemi permalink
    September 5, 2013 19:05

    I think Sergio means fondly instead of foundly. Foundly isn’t a word in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, I’m not sure if it is elsewhere either. Fondly, however, means affectionately.

    I miss all of them so badly, Kaka, Ozil, Antonio, Pipita, Chori, Calleti… but football is football so all I can do is wish them the best with their new teams.

    Totally agree with you, Una, on the “kissing of the escudo”. If I remember correctly, Cris did this too when he was presented to the madridistas. Thankfully, he has truly earned the right to kiss it. I can only hope that at least, at the end of this season, Bale will also be able to earn that same right. Everyone has high expectations from him. I hope he doesn’t crumble under the pressure.

    If it were up to you, who would you get to replace Ozil and Kaka as playmaker possibly in the January transfer window? I know Isco and Modric could easily do the job (Modric is more of a hybrid in my opinion since we’ve seen him play well in different positions) but it’s never good to have only 2 players rotating as attacking midfielders.

    • unamadridista permalink*
      September 6, 2013 16:29

      I’d try and get Mesut back, jajaja!

  19. September 6, 2013 00:10

    i love that sergio actually has a ‘serzil’ video — like he is consciously, actively aware that people bromance the two of them. that kills me. heh. 🙂

    (did you read adan’s interview with la sexta, una? depressing. i hate knowing he feels like that, though i can completely understand it.)

    i am largely indifferent to bale, but i really have to wonder if he was worth all this time, effort and money. i wonder if they pursued him with such ferocity because CR7 may not resign, and they’re trying to build their future around him?

    change can be good, and i want to believe things happen for a reason. but personally, i am having trouble with the enormity of these changes, their impact and the possible reasoning behind them. 😦

    this team. my heart aches for what this team has done to me this (calendar) year.

  20. Henrik permalink
    September 7, 2013 18:22

    Going to miss seeing Mesut in white so much..

    Selling him was a big mistake.. But leaving was the best decision for his career. I mean moving to a club where he’ll get to play much more than he would in Madrid. I can only hope that he will do great things i Arsenal.

    And also, I hope Bale really lives up to his big price tag..

  21. @ulonghaz permalink
    September 8, 2013 02:30

    Ozil transfer will always be a mystery to me

  22. September 9, 2013 17:20

    I can’t believe Mesut has left. He is one of the most gifted players that we have had on our team. I hope Bale lives up the price tag.

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