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elreus:

xabi alonso x adidas x bayern

captainfantastic-8:

Some things never change

lishsterical:


27.09.14 - Special father-son moment after the goal

Alberto probably wears this under his kit:

lishsterical:

27.09.14 - Special father-son moment after the goal

Alberto probably wears this under his kit:

List of people that Xabi Alonso helped convince to come to English football

1. Juan Ugarte (2004)

Is it right you persuaded one of your Spanish mates to come play in England?

Xabi: Juan Ugarte? Yes, we’ve known each other for a long time because he was at school with me, though he was in my brother’s class because he’s one year older. They always played together, and with me sometimes. He ended up going for a trial at Wrexham and did really well, but he’s not playing at the moment because he’s injured. He often comes to Anfield – he’s a Liverpool supporter.

There’s also this from Denis Smith, the Wrexham manager at that time: 

"Juan is best friends with Xabi Alonso, who plays for Liverpool. Alonso told Rick Parry that Juan was looking for somewhere to play in this country. I know Rick because his lad is at our Centre of Excellence. He asked me if I wanted to take a look at this Juan Ugarte. He said Alonso thinks he can do it and he did play for Real Sociedad which meant he must have something, so we took a look at him.”

2. Mikel Arteta (2005)

"When we were boys the idea was for us to play together for Sociedad, and that was also the chairman’s idea when he bought me from Rangers, but as soon as I arrived Liverpool signed Xabi so it never happened. A few months later Xabi was recovering from an injury back home in San Sebastian and I had just heard that Everton were interested in me when he walked into the Sociedad dressing-room to see me. I asked him what he thought and he told me it was a great opportunity. He was right.”

3. Pepe Reina (2005)

"I’m quite close to Xabi. We became good friends in the national side.
I was asking him loads of things about the place and he was telling me everything about it and it was all really positive. It made me really keen to come here - I was dying to come here in fact - and it’s all true what he said about the place.”

4. Mikel Alonso

(In 2007 to join Bolton on loan)

Work made the [brothers] part company in the summer of 2004, when Xabi decided to sign for Liverpool from Sociedad. Mikel went on loan to Bolton this summer from the San Sebastián club because Sammy Lee, the manager, got an excellent recommendation — someone told him he could be a player that would fit the style he wants to implement. Xabi denies he was the talent spotter. “When I decided to move here, it certainly helped to have as a reference the positive experience of my brother,” Mikel says. “We used to watch lots of Premiership matches together. Maybe if he hadn’t been here I wouldn’t have had the chance to come.”

(In 2008 to go on trial with Swansea)

My brother is pleased to see me here, he loves life here and he was like ‘come on over to the island!’ I had already heard a lot about Swansea; the good work Roberto [Martinez] has been doing and the good football they are playing. But, because Xabi’s been over here for a while, he had seen and heard a lot more about Swansea and read more about how they are doing in the newspapers. And from the first moment that this chance came along to come here to train he told me to go for it. He said he felt it could be a great place for me. He said everything he had heard about Roberto was good and that it would be a good team to spend time with. Of course it was my decision to come and although I haven’t been here long I can already see for myself that the things we have heard were true.”

5. Esteban Granero (2012)

"Xabi has great memories of the Premier League and he also told me that it would be good for me. His words are important for me. He told me that the football suited me and he was right.”

6. Nuri Sahin (2012)

"I spoke with Xabi lots of times. When he heard Liverpool were interested in me, he started telling me about Liverpool. He is still in love with Liverpool Football Club. It’s crazy how he was telling me about Liverpool. He was saying ‘go there, you will love it. The fans will take care of you and love you’ and things like that. He said Anfield is the best stadium in the world. Xabi won a lot of trophies here, and hopefully we can do that too.”

7. Alberto Moreno (2014)

"During the Super Cup I talked to Xabi Alonso and he told me [Liverpool] is an amazing club. He said they would treat me so well and he was right. He also said that I would have a lot of fun. [He said] that it is a very tough, very competitive league where any team can cause you problems, but that I would enjoy it a lot. He said I would fall in love with this club.

I will just leave this here…

image

And this puppy…

image

cinemove:

Once (2006) dir. John Carney

People wouldn’t listen.

I listen.

earloffabulousness:

Person: You should try dressing normal for once

Me:image

(via corseque)

Anfield LEGO

(Source: kopzone, via bossiter)

colinodonorgasm:

Once Upon a Wardrobe + Mary Margaret Blanchard Season 1

(via smilingswan)

  • *hears noises at night*: well this is it this is the end for me I had a good life
  • *gets shampoo in my eyes*: I guess I'm blind now how am I ever going to see my first born child
  • *heart is beating fast*: I think I am having a heart attack is this what cardiac arrest is
  • *a cop walks by*: here I go about to get arrested I probably murdered someone
  • *taking a test*: don't take your eyes off of this paper you will get caught cheating and get kicked out of school and amount to nothing
  • *gets a sunburn*: great now I have skin cancer how will I tell my parents
  • *tripping over something*: I guess my leg will have to be amputated why did this happen to me
  • *period is late*: shit i'm pregnant i'm the next virgin mary

elreus:

xabi alonso x adidas x bayern

captainfantastic-8:

Some things never change

lishsterical:


27.09.14 - Special father-son moment after the goal

Alberto probably wears this under his kit:

lishsterical:

27.09.14 - Special father-son moment after the goal

Alberto probably wears this under his kit:

List of people that Xabi Alonso helped convince to come to English football

1. Juan Ugarte (2004)

Is it right you persuaded one of your Spanish mates to come play in England?

Xabi: Juan Ugarte? Yes, we’ve known each other for a long time because he was at school with me, though he was in my brother’s class because he’s one year older. They always played together, and with me sometimes. He ended up going for a trial at Wrexham and did really well, but he’s not playing at the moment because he’s injured. He often comes to Anfield – he’s a Liverpool supporter.

There’s also this from Denis Smith, the Wrexham manager at that time: 

"Juan is best friends with Xabi Alonso, who plays for Liverpool. Alonso told Rick Parry that Juan was looking for somewhere to play in this country. I know Rick because his lad is at our Centre of Excellence. He asked me if I wanted to take a look at this Juan Ugarte. He said Alonso thinks he can do it and he did play for Real Sociedad which meant he must have something, so we took a look at him.”

2. Mikel Arteta (2005)

"When we were boys the idea was for us to play together for Sociedad, and that was also the chairman’s idea when he bought me from Rangers, but as soon as I arrived Liverpool signed Xabi so it never happened. A few months later Xabi was recovering from an injury back home in San Sebastian and I had just heard that Everton were interested in me when he walked into the Sociedad dressing-room to see me. I asked him what he thought and he told me it was a great opportunity. He was right.”

3. Pepe Reina (2005)

"I’m quite close to Xabi. We became good friends in the national side.
I was asking him loads of things about the place and he was telling me everything about it and it was all really positive. It made me really keen to come here - I was dying to come here in fact - and it’s all true what he said about the place.”

4. Mikel Alonso

(In 2007 to join Bolton on loan)

Work made the [brothers] part company in the summer of 2004, when Xabi decided to sign for Liverpool from Sociedad. Mikel went on loan to Bolton this summer from the San Sebastián club because Sammy Lee, the manager, got an excellent recommendation — someone told him he could be a player that would fit the style he wants to implement. Xabi denies he was the talent spotter. “When I decided to move here, it certainly helped to have as a reference the positive experience of my brother,” Mikel says. “We used to watch lots of Premiership matches together. Maybe if he hadn’t been here I wouldn’t have had the chance to come.”

(In 2008 to go on trial with Swansea)

My brother is pleased to see me here, he loves life here and he was like ‘come on over to the island!’ I had already heard a lot about Swansea; the good work Roberto [Martinez] has been doing and the good football they are playing. But, because Xabi’s been over here for a while, he had seen and heard a lot more about Swansea and read more about how they are doing in the newspapers. And from the first moment that this chance came along to come here to train he told me to go for it. He said he felt it could be a great place for me. He said everything he had heard about Roberto was good and that it would be a good team to spend time with. Of course it was my decision to come and although I haven’t been here long I can already see for myself that the things we have heard were true.”

5. Esteban Granero (2012)

"Xabi has great memories of the Premier League and he also told me that it would be good for me. His words are important for me. He told me that the football suited me and he was right.”

6. Nuri Sahin (2012)

"I spoke with Xabi lots of times. When he heard Liverpool were interested in me, he started telling me about Liverpool. He is still in love with Liverpool Football Club. It’s crazy how he was telling me about Liverpool. He was saying ‘go there, you will love it. The fans will take care of you and love you’ and things like that. He said Anfield is the best stadium in the world. Xabi won a lot of trophies here, and hopefully we can do that too.”

7. Alberto Moreno (2014)

"During the Super Cup I talked to Xabi Alonso and he told me [Liverpool] is an amazing club. He said they would treat me so well and he was right. He also said that I would have a lot of fun. [He said] that it is a very tough, very competitive league where any team can cause you problems, but that I would enjoy it a lot. He said I would fall in love with this club.

I will just leave this here…

image

And this puppy…

image

cinemove:

Once (2006) dir. John Carney

People wouldn’t listen.

I listen.

earloffabulousness:

Person: You should try dressing normal for once

Me:image

(via corseque)

Anfield LEGO

(Source: kopzone, via bossiter)

fairytaleasoldastime:

Felix DeSouza - The 51st State

Robert Carlyle Characters 2/?

(via suchadearie)

colinodonorgasm:

Once Upon a Wardrobe + Mary Margaret Blanchard Season 1

(via smilingswan)

  • *hears noises at night*: well this is it this is the end for me I had a good life
  • *gets shampoo in my eyes*: I guess I'm blind now how am I ever going to see my first born child
  • *heart is beating fast*: I think I am having a heart attack is this what cardiac arrest is
  • *a cop walks by*: here I go about to get arrested I probably murdered someone
  • *taking a test*: don't take your eyes off of this paper you will get caught cheating and get kicked out of school and amount to nothing
  • *gets a sunburn*: great now I have skin cancer how will I tell my parents
  • *tripping over something*: I guess my leg will have to be amputated why did this happen to me
  • *period is late*: shit i'm pregnant i'm the next virgin mary
footieridiculosity:

I’M DYING (x)

footieridiculosity:

I’M DYING (x)

(via lishsterical)

List of people that Xabi Alonso helped convince to come to English football

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