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happy mother’s day!
↳ favorite moms — martha rodgers, castle (2009-present)

after all, we are pod mates. another martha-ism. i call it the pea pod bond. you know, the bond that exists between parent and child; you and me, you and alexis. we’re all peas in a pod. and whether we like it or not, anyone who’s ever had a child is in the pod — forever.

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happy mother’s day!
↳ favorite moms — lorelai victoria gilmore, gilmore girls (2000-2007)

alright, everybody, i need your attention, attention, attention please. ahem. this is a very serious moment…two priests, a rabbi, and a duck — alright, i’m kidding! um, i would like to propose a toast to the one thing in my life that is always good, always sweet…and without whom, i would have no reason to get up in the morning. my pal rory, cheers! and in honor of this very special girl, i now invite you all to help me eat her face.

La Liga - MD14: Barcelona vs Real Madrid | December 3, 2016
- TV listings | Official streams

Match
- Preview {} | Team hotel {} | Stadium arrival {1} {2} {3}
- Match prep
- Last meeting: 1-2 W (Apr 2, 2016 - MD31) {1} {2}
- Lineups: RM | FCB
- Yellow card alert: Ramos, Kroos

Absentees (Call-ups)
- Bale, Coentrão, Danilo, Kroos, Morata (injury)

Notes
- Minute of silence to be held for the victims of the plane crash involving Chapecoense – Liga

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happy mother’s day!
↳ favorite moms — stefanie marie & lena elizabeth adams foster, the fosters (2013-present)

we did not give you the gift of life
but in our hearts we know
the love we feel is deep and real
as if it had been so

for us to have each other
is like a dream come true
no, we did not give you the gift of life
life gave us the gift of you

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La Liga - MD14: Prep for Barça | Dec 1-2, 2016

Training
- Thu, Dec 1 {1} {2}
  ⌞ Coentrão, Danilo out on pitch away from group; Morata and Kroos in gym
  ⌞ Bale in Wales recovering from ankle surgery
- Fri, Dec 2 {1} {2} {3} {4} {5} {6} {7}
  ⌞ Kroos joined training; Morata, Coentrão, and Danilo trained separately

Call-ups (19 players)
- In: Benzema, Kovačić, Marcelo, Modrić, Navas, Ramos, Ronaldo
- Out: Bale, Coentrão, Danilo, Kroos, Morata (injury)
  ⌞ Despite not being called up, Morata traveled with the team.

Injury updates
- Kroos was a surprise inclusion in Friday’s training, so he looks to be ahead of his recovery schedule. The club even put him on the Club World Cup (Dec 15-18) roster. [pdf]
- Morata was included in the Club World Cup roster.
- Bale’s injury is reportedly more serious than thought; he may be out for a total of 4 months.
- Coentrão (thigh) and Danilo (undisclosed) continued to train separately from the group on Friday; there’s no word on their returns.

Match [Special feature]
- Press conference {1} {2}
- Preview {} | Arrival {1} {2} {3} {4} | Autographs {}
- Last meeting: 1-2 W (Apr 2, 2016 - MD31) {}
- Kickoff: Sat, Dec 3 at 4:15pm CET ✈︎
- Yellow card alert: Ramos, Kroos

Match buildup
- 1st European league game to use 360° replays – Liga
- Clos Gómez to ref – AS
- Pérez promised the squad in last April’s match 150k + car bonus if they won – Marca
- 7-game league winning streak – Liga
- RM haven’t had a 6+ gap since ‘03 – AS
- Ronaldo with 5 league goals in 7 games at the Camp Nou {}
- Infographic of Ronaldo’s and Messi’s clásico goals – Marca
- Benzema’s pre-clásico interview with Mahou {}
- RM looking to extend unbeaten run to 33 games – ESPN
  ⌞ Club record is 34; longest in Spanish football is Barca’s 39 (which RM ended in Apr)

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happy mother’s day!
↳ favorite moms — sarah manning, orphan black (2013-present)

you know i never had a real mum and dad, yeah? when i was your age, it made me very angry. and i was so confused. and i don’t want that for you. i guess i brought you here because…there’s two parts of you, yeah? one of them is me, and the other is your dad. do you get that?

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Post-match interviews (Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe) | December 5, 2015

Gareth Bale

“Personally speaking, I feel comfortable with where I’m being played on the pitch and I always do the best I can. It’s nice to score but the most important thing is the team. I have a good relationship with Rafa Benítez. The fans were great and they always want us to win”.

Keylor Navas
“Real Madrid gave a well-rounded performance. The team are aware that there are still a few things to work on, but we deserved the three points. We’re coming on a lot and putting important points on the board. Touch wood we can continue like this and march onwards. We have to push ourselves to the limit”.

Nacho
“[…] We wanted the second-half performance to mirror the first but we already had a very commanding lead by then, and all things considered we played well and kept things quite tight. Obviously it wasn’t like the first half but we can leave here satisfied”.

Danilo
“[…] We’re a great side full of great players and we have to continue working. Our goal is always to win. By taking it one step at a time we’re coming away with three points. I feel comfortable out on the left, it’s not my strongest side but I’m here to help the team”.

Benítez
“Every team his its own peculiarities. Everyone expects us to win every game, and everything to be perfect. We have to stick together and work hard to achieve what we’ve achieved today. The team’s reaction on the back of a difficult situation was very good, and that’s the main thing I’ll come away with".