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20 November 2015 @ 01:09 pm
It is coming.

The big one.

El Clásico.

Can you feel it in your bones? Does your heart flutter a little?

The mothership has released a video telling us the relevant times for our countries. I suck at tech so can't find a way to hijack them and post them here directly but I have links!


A wonderful wee piece of video wizardry if I do say so myself. But let's open this up to discussion. What are your hopes for the Clásico? Fears? Preferred players to start?

Is your area reacting to the event at all? Are you debating anyone?

Play nice but debate is open. ♥
17 November 2015 @ 04:53 pm
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just in time for halloween, too!

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Jose Mourinho would be welcomed back to the Bernabeu and insists Rafa Benitez was the club's fourth choice to take charge.

Current Chelsea boss Mourinho is under mounting pressure after a disappointing start to the season in which the Blues have lost five of their opening ten Premier League fixtures ahead of Saturday's clash against Liverpool.

Mourinho spent three seasons in the Spanish capital and, with his future in West London uncertain, Calderon claims current Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to bring the Portuguese back to Spain.

Speaking to BeIn Sports, Calderon said: 'The truth is that Benitez was the fourth option for Real Madrid. I think Perez is still trying to bring [Mourinho] back here. He really likes him.

'You know that in football that results are important. Chelsea is in a situation that is not normal for them and I don't know what [Roman] Abramovich will be thinking about that.

'This situation was lived by both of them a few years ago and he decided to sack him. If he is not anymore in Chelsea I think Perez will be really willing to bring him back to Real Madrid.'

'I don't rule out that [he will be back at Real Madrid]. If he is not anymore at Chelsea and Benitez is not doing well at the end of the season here, I don't rule out he's going to be back here. The president is really looking for that.'


this can't be real, can it? calderon has to be saying this as some sort of real madrid power struggle to fuck with flo, right? RIGHT?

17 October 2015 @ 09:57 pm
Welcome back to club football! If you thought this was something to look forward to after the international break... think again!!

We have become riddled with injuries and I feel it's best to inform everyone of the state of the squad before we head back to the Bernabeu tonight against Levante. (This update is brought to you by MGEF/informadrid.)

  • Pepe: injured after match with Athletic Bilbao, should be back within this month but is not part of the squad for tonight's match.

  • Ramos: played the Madrid derby while he was injured and was unable to join his countrymen over the break, he has joined the group training but is not included in tonight's squad list. He could return in action against PSG in the first leg.

  • Carvajal: injured early this month, could be back against PSG, also in the first leg.

  • James: caught the FIFA virus in September, expected to be back in action by the end of the month.

  • Benzema: thigh injury while playing for France (where he provided one assist and scored two goals, btw!), could return next month.

  • Modric: another victim of the FIFA virus, could return at the end of this month.


  • Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Rubén Yáñez.

  • Defenders: Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Danilo and Lienhart.

  • Midfielders: Kroos, Bale, Casemiro, Kovacic, Cheryshev, Isco and Llorente.

  • Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas Vázquez, Jesé and Mayoral.

I'd say Arbeloa is a surprising omission from the list, considering how much our defense has been depleted because of injuries. Oh well!
22 September 2015 @ 07:11 pm

ffs, Isco. Who told you to shave your head??

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sergio's twitter

Sergio Ramos has added to Real Madrid’s injury woes after it was discovered he had dislocated his shoulder during the 4-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

The centre-half took a theatrical tumble in the opposition penalty area at the Bernabéu on Tuesday, landing heavily on his shoulder, and was substituted shortly afterwards. He was driven to hospital on Wednesday morning and Real said: “Following the tests carried out on Sergio Ramos today in the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with dislocated acromioclavicular joint in his left shoulder. His condition will be evaluated.”

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trying to get back into the habit of hosting more than just matchspams here -- let me know if you're reading this!
23 August 2015 @ 08:54 pm
La Liga has officially kicked off this weekend, so friendly reminder to stick around for the match spam post later as we face the recently promoted Sporting Gijon. A lot of topics have been covered over the pre-season in this comm... a certain departure, a big renewal, a few signings here and there... So here are some stuff you may have missed:

  • Pepe has signed an extension until 2017. Pepe is 32 years old right now, so it might be possible for him to retire here (that would be lovely!) As of this moment, Arbeloa is the only player with a contract ending this coming season.

  • Spanish wonderkid, Marco Asensio, is being loaned out to Espanyol. They are not given the option to buy (so we will definitely get him back) and they will face a financial penalty if he doesn't play in at least 30 games for the club (exceptions made for injuries and suspensions.)

  • Lucas Silva is definitely being loaned out (which is why Kovacic secured the #16 jersey). Real Betis and Levante are supposedly interested in the midfielder. It is necessary to loan him out as the three slots for non-EU players have already been filled by Danilo, Casemiro and James.

  • Cheryshev and Illarra are also possibly being loaned out. In the case of Illarra, Real Sociedad have been looking at him for a loan move but RM would rather sell him to recoup some of his transfer fee....

  • ..... which begs the question: who the hell are we going to sell?? We've spent €82 million on transfers alone this summer... and we haven't even signed a galactico yet (thankfully). We've let go of some players, loaned them out... but we haven't actually sold anyone for income. There's huge buzz surrounding Benzema and Arsenal... could that be the money-maker? I hope not.

  • King Cristiano is one of the finalists for the UEFA 14/15 Best Player in Europe award. He will be up against Messi (of course) and Luis Suarez (um, okay?)

  • Enzo Zidane is appointed captain of Real Madrid Castilla by his dad (y'all probably never heard of him... not like he's one of the GOATs or anything....)

  • ICYMI: Rafa Benitez has won three trophies in the pre-season, but the team's performance has been.... ehhh, so-and-so, I would say, personally. To recap: International Champions Cup (Australia Leg) - 0-0 vs. Roma and they won via penalties, we won 4-1 against Manchester City so apparently that makes us champions in Australia. Meanwhile, in the China Leg of the tournament, we won 3-0 against Inter Milan, 0-0 vs. AC Milan and we won via penalties (with Kiko Casilla scoring the winning goal.... yes, it took that long.), so that makes us champions in China.... The format for the tournament has been a little weird this year. Then we traveled over to Munich for the Audi Cup. Won 2-0 against the Spurs in the semi-finals but lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich thanks to Lewandowski (who was subbed in at the second half). We traveled to Norway for a friendly against Valerenga where Martin Odegaard was well-received. And finally, we went home to the Bernabeu for the Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu and won 2-1 against Galatasaray, the winner coming from vice-captain Marcelo who dinked the ball past Galatasaray's defense and rather than crossing it over to his teammates like he always does so beautifully, he decides to go for gold and shoot it past Gala's GK.

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So for those who followed the team during the pre-season: 1.) What did you think of the team's performance under Benitez? Does it give you a little bit of hope for this season?, and 2.) Will we sign a galactico? Who are we going to sell? Are we gonna get De Gea or nah? (Interesting to note that he's been watching from the stands for United since the PL season started but Van Gaal insists that he's not being sold.)
19 August 2015 @ 04:50 pm

09 August 2015 @ 05:01 pm

A few years ago this chap was the annoying kid that kept saving any attempts on Atlet's goal. Now he is lauded as the next big thing despite having spent seasons at an under-performing team. (really, we thought Man Utd would do better). Now it seems his next destination is our fabulous Bernabeu. Despite this we have already signed a keeper this summer in Casilla and of course we have our Costa Rican bad-ass in Navas, who has yet to have a real run between the posts.

So let's have your thoughts, Madridistas. Do you want him? Do you think we need him? What would you pay for him? Do you think this is a knee jerk reaction to selling Casillas and a need to be seen to be 'replacing'?

Personally I'm team Navas. I don't think we need him. I think he's overpriced and always was.

Come on! No one else watching and in need of some banter? Season's about to start and am all rusty. Don't wanna head into official match spams without a little warm up XD