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Posted by GaN on 12 November 2016 - 09:15 AM
Yannick and his brother Mylan.
Posted by sarnobat on 02 March 2016 - 11:57 PM
Posted by Cholo on 05 February 2016 - 09:30 AM
Both Baston and Morata are 23 years old.
Baston would cost us nothing, while Morata at least €40M.
Borja scored 15 goals in Laliga this season(21app), while Alvaro has 11 goals(50app) in the last two seasons.
Borja is Rojiblanco since he was 4, while Alvaro left us for mierdas...
Why on earth would we want Morata?
Griezmann/Baston/Vietto + Correa/Torres is more the enough IMO.
Posted by Jimbo_With_the_Dancinshoes on 01 October 2014 - 01:20 PM
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Posted by Urban on 01 July 2014 - 09:33 AM
Im disappointed with FL attitude. I know he did great for us but he also has to remember that we bet EUR 12 mln on a horse with a broken leg.
He is fine with his contract in terms of the extended expiry date and increased salary, but the buy-out clause suddenly became an issue for him. I would not lower it by a cent! He should be a man and take responsibility for what he signed.
Posted by Kaminero on 27 May 2014 - 05:49 AM
Ohhhhh... excitement time. Always been checking the rumours so thanks a million for always keeping us up to date Kaminero
Thanks Jeronamo! Searching and posting the transfer rumours is a good way to make the work day go faster.
Posted by Kuzay on 15 May 2014 - 04:28 PM
You showed us football is not just a game but also we have many brothers in Spain. You showed us being a team is the most importand thing in this life whatever our pocket says. You told again being a family leads on in our hearts not into our bloods.
Since years we watch all your matches live, thus, our Spanish visitors were very suprised when they saw our excitement. You put your colors in our eyes but now you are living in our hearts.
Muchos Gracias to your support in our bad time of #Soma
Now we understood that you are not just a team, you are a culture of friendship.
Our heart will be beaten for you, we will pray for you on your way.. Make us happy again please
ATLETICO!!!! GO 2 CUPS.........
Love from Türkiye...
Posted by Fulham FC Fan on 30 April 2014 - 01:36 AM
I was in Hamburg when Atletico Madrid beat Fulham in the Europa League final in 2010. Every single Spanish fan I met seemed so humble and genuine that I could never begrudge them the victory.
Fulham are a club that have forever lived in the shadows of our local neighbours... Not unlike Atletico for the last few years. Our neighbours are Chelsea.
I want you to know you have the backing of Fulham FC tomorrow, not only because of how brilliant your fans are, but because it would mean so much more to Atletico Madrid, than it would to a Chelsea team full of overpaid inflated egos.
Good luck Atletico,
Love from London!
Posted by Dylanowy on 01 September 2013 - 05:29 PM
Sergio Asenjo - 90 minutes against Osasuna (Villarreal won 3-0)
Roberto Jimenez - 90 minutes against Levadiakos (Olympiakos won 5-0)
Silvio - out of club's selection against Sporting due to injury (Benfica draw 1-1)
Ruben Perez - 90 minutes and a yellow card against Almeria (Elche draw 2-2)
Saul Niguez - 90 minutes against Levante (Rayo lost 0-2)
Thomas - out of club's selection against Gijon due to suspension (Mallorca lost 0-3)
Sergio Cidoncha - out of club's selection against FC Barcelona B due to injury (Zaragoza lost 0-1)
Pedro Martin - out of club's selection against Girona due to injury (Numancia draw 2-2)
Borja Baston (Gonzalez) - 84 minutes as a starter and two goals in his debut in Deportivo against Sabadell (Deportivo won 3-0)
I must say that Borja was fantastic today. He could score more than just two goals and I wouldn't have been surprised if he had collected a double hat-trick (okay, maybe I'm overdoing but at least four goals were possible!). Nice to see that our canterano feels good in La Coruna. I hope he will show his best skills this season. He totally deserves to play in La Liga - maybe not in Atletico but in team like Villarreal or Malaga.
Posted by Pantic#10 on 06 January 2017 - 07:07 PM
This is why our Atleti is an unique team, a big family.
According to Marca, Domínguez has received a job offer from the club. It would most likely involve some scouting work under Caminero and Berta.
Posted by El Colchonero on 29 May 2016 - 04:30 PM
Beautiful moment between Juanfran and the fans. Juanfran doesn't need to apologize to anyone, penalties are the ultimate crap shoot, more luck involved than anything. He's my favorite player from the core of this golden generation of Atleti players that has been with the team. Juanfran, you are an absolute legend sir, wish I could personally tell the guy how much I love him and how proud of him we are. He's a legendary, all-time great for this club, and a hero for me personally and millions more out there.
Posted by Kaminero on 13 February 2016 - 08:13 AM
Posted by Wate on 04 February 2016 - 10:42 AM
On one hand it’s simply a bad clearance, but it’s actually more significant than that. When Atletico won the title two years ago, one of the most interesting features of their play was the fact there was, essentially, no such thing as a mere clearance – only the start of a counter-attack. Here, Fernandez had space, could have played a relatively simple pass to either Carrasco or Griezmann, and Atletico could have been countering immediately. As the ball was smashed away, the two forwards turned to express their dissatisfaction with the clearance. Most players in Fernandez’s situation would have done the same thing, but Atletico players cannot afford to – it undermines their gameplan.
Posted by sarnobat on 14 April 2015 - 09:47 PM
I was at the Calderon.
It was a tough game against a good side. But we didn't crumble under the pressure and are still in the tie. Good work again by Simeone. If you can't win, at least don't lose.
Posted by Nick on 15 February 2015 - 02:54 PM
Went to the Nike store in Madrid last weekend, managed to get this printed onto my blank Atleti jersey! Really happy with it.
Posted by ShalomCohen on 10 October 2014 - 01:08 PM
My name is Shalev and I'm from Israel. In Israel most channels don't broadcast Atletico matches, in La Liga its just Barca or Real. That's why until 2-3 years ago I barely knew about Atletico's existence. But I just fell in love with this team, which is unlike Real or Barca. Victory for Atletico is not a given thing, the players give 300%, unlike Real or Barca that almost always wins by at least 4 goals. I fell inlove with everything that, if you want to achieve something, you'll reach there only with hard work and believing in yourself. My favorite players is Koke, yet i also really like Raul Garcia.
Posted by GaN on 04 February 2014 - 09:13 AM
Atlético Madrid's rise to the top the perfect tribute to Luis Aragonés
As the tears flowed for their former player and manager, the side responded to lead La Liga for the first time in 18 years
Atlético Madrid's fans display a flag reading 'Aragonés, Atlético's legend' after the death of their former coach Luis Aragonés, before Sunday's 4-0 win over Real Sociedad. Photograph: Andres Kudacki/AP
Fernando Torres tells the story of the final minutes before the 2008 European Championships. Luis Aragonés approaches him in the dressing room in Vienna and looks him in the eye; the old man and the kid. The kid has not scored yet but no one knows him like the old man and this is a ritual he has performed once before. He raises a finger and "draws" a cross on Torres's forehead, twice. "Niño," he says, "you're going to score today." Then he continues, pacing the dressing room, player by player, before speaking to the whole group together. After 50 years in the game, first as a player then as a coach, this is it.
Throughout the team talk, Aragonés refers to Michael Ballack as "Wallace". Eventually, one of the players speaks up: "Erm, Míster he's called Ballack." Aragonés claims to know that but barks: "I'll call him whatever I bloody feel like." In the tunnel soon after, the players are lined up. The jinx has been broken in the quarter-final against Italy, Spain winning on penalties, but they're nervous, tense, and the Germans look huge. Aragonés winks at them and turns to Ballack. "Good luck, Wallace," he says. And then Spain head on to the pitch and win their first trophy for 44 years. Fernando Torres scores the goal.
Luis Aragonés died on Saturday morning at 6.15 am. He was 75 and he had leukaemia but he hadn't told anyone. The man who had taken charge of more first division games than anyone else ever, on 791, and who changed the course of Spain's history, was gone. No national team has achieved what this generation of Spaniards have. "Luis paved the way," Vicente del Bosque said. The coach who had championed the counter-attack now led a team based on control: more power to the little guys. "You're the best there is. If we don't win the European Championships it's because I did a shit job," Aragonés told his players. It seems obvious now; it wasn't then. But as Lobo Carrasco, who played under him at Barcelona, put it: "Luis had square balls."
At Camp Nou on Saturday Barcelona and Valencia's players stood for a minute's silence before the opening game of the weekend; the following day, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Carles Puyol travelled to Madrid for the funeral. Everywhere, people followed suit. Silences, photos and T-shirts. At The Hawthorns, Pepe Mel wore a black armband. Javier Clemente led Libya to their first ever African Nations Championship and dedicated it to Aragonés. When Cristián scored the only goal for Elche against Almería, the players gathered together and signalled to the skies. At Mallorca, a chair sat next to the dugout. On it were Luis Aragonés's boots. His nickname was Zapatones: Big boots.
Nowhere embraced him like the Vicente Calderón. "Atlético are my life," Aragonés once said. Born in Hortaleza, north-eastern Madrid, he began his professional career at Real Oviedo but Atlético de Madrid was his club. A goalscoring central midfielder, with an awkward, almost ponderous gait but elegant touch, he played for them for 11 years, making 360 appearances, winning three league titles and two cups. For a moment, he appeared to have won the European Cup. He scored the extra-time goal in the 1974 final, beating Sepp Maier with a free-kick, before a ludicrous long-range shot from Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck equalised in the very last minute and Bayern Munich won the replay.
"I would love to see Atlético Madrid win the European Cup, that's a thorn in my side still," Aragonés said in the last interview he gave before he died.
The following season from that final defeat, Bayern refused to travel to the Intercontinental Cup, so Atlético went instead and won the trophy. Their coach was Luis Aragonés. Just days had passed between his final game as a player and his first as manager. He was 36. Under him, Atlético won a league title and three cups. It was the first of four different spells, accounting for fifteen seasons and spread across almost thirty years, starting in 1974 and ending in 2003.
In the dressing room before the 1992 Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid, Aragonés picked up a bottle of Coke. "If you don't win today, I'll stick this up my arse," he shouted. "You've got to do them. This is the moment you've been waiting for: Real Madrid and at the Bernabéu. They've been sticking it up our arses for so long, now it's our chance to stick it up theirs." He pointed at the tactics board and said: "See this? Well this is irrelevant. What matters is you. Forget tactics, it's Real Madrid. Get out there and stick it up their arses!" They did, too. He returned to Atlético when they were in the second division, "hell" as they called it, and brought them back to the first. His striker was Fernando Torres. Few owed him as much as Samuel Eto'o at Mallorca; probably no one owed him as much as Torres.
At Cerro del Espino, Atlético's training ground, the flag flew at half-mast. On Saturday morning, Atlético offered Aragonés's family the chance to have his body lie at the stadium, using the Calderón as a chapel of rest before the funeral. They declined, but Aragonés's home became the focal point; his body was not there, but he was. By Gate 8, fans left flowers and candles and cuttings. Scarves carried his name. In the dressing room, an Aragonés No8 shirt hung from a peg alongside those of the team. Before the game against Real Sociedad, a giant Atlético shirt with his name and number on was carried onto the pitch by former players and an enormous portrait was unfurled at the south end.
As the teams stood, arms round each other, over on the touchline Diego Simeone swallowed hard. When he told Aragonés that he had the chance to coach Atlético Madrid, the response was typically direct: "So, what are you waiting for?"
The stadium was quiet for the first eight minutes. The silence was broken with chants of "Luis Aragonés!" Then, 30 minutes later, it erupted. Atlético won the ball back. Diego Costa headed into the left side of the area and pulled it back. David Villa, dashed alongside him, scored. Tumbling to the floor, he looked to the sky, neck tilted back, and raised his arms. During the minute's silence, he had been close to tears. The goal was for Aragonés. Villa looked up and the Calderón chanted again: "Luis Aragonés!" "Touching heaven," ran the cover of Marca.
Villa was the right goalscorer: it is hard to do justice now, six years on, to how big a decision it was to make David Villa Spain's first-choice striker, wearing No7 – el siete de España. Hard to imagine with hindsight how intense the campaign against him was. Square balls.
Real Sociedad put on the pressure and Atlético resisted like only Atlético can; almost as if it is no resistance at all, almost as if they enjoy it. Let them come. Faith, conviction, character. "We lacked penetration," Jagoba Arrasate admitted. "That's always the hardest thing against Atlético." Sent through, Diego Costa made it 2-0 curling into the corner. The fans chanted "Luis Aragonés!" again. João Miranda headed in three minutes later. The fans chanted "Luis Aragonés!" With three minutes left, the winter signing Diego Ribas, returning to the club from Wolfsburg, controlled and lifted his shot into the roof of the net. The fans chanted "Luis Aragonés!" Control, calm, cutting edge against defences that wait, avoiding the counter: with his arrival, the one thing that Atlético perhaps didn't have they do now. A connection too. "I left Atlético," Diego said, "but Atlético never left me."
This was the perfect homage. "If only Luis could have seen it," wrote the AS editor, Alfredo Relaño. "Luis is up there somewhere dressed in red and white. He would have been proud of the team, of the character and bravery that he always had," Simeone said after the game. The night before, Barcelona had lost 3-2 to Valencia at the Camp Nou. By winning, Atlético overtook them. For the first time in 59 weeks Barça are not top, Atlético are. On this night of all nights. Atlético led the league for the first time in 18 years. Yes, 18. They have not been top since 1996, when they won the league and cup double. "Luis leaves Atlético top," ran the headline in El País.
It got better too. As the players departed, the fans chanted Luis Aragonés's name again. Up in Bilbao, Real Madrid were just about to kick off against Athletic. It finished 1-1, meaning that on Monday morning Atlético were three points clear; they equalled their longest ever unbeaten run: 23 matches. They have lost just once in 37 games this season and that was thanks to a fluke own goal. Copa del Rey holders, unbeaten in the Champions League, they have an astonishing 57 points. "Game by game," Simeone keeps saying; game by game, victory by victory, they are getting nearer to a title that even their manager said was impossible. It does not look that way now.
Asked for his philosophy of football, Luis Aragonés famously responded, shaking his fist to make the point, bringing it down with every "win". "Win, win and win and win and win and win again and win and win and win and win again and win and win and win and win." Atlético Madrid are doing exactly that.