Posts tagged "Atletico Madrid"
Savour This!

Savour This!

Going two-nil up against Barca is the layman’s equivalent of getting Sienna Miller and Kate Moss in the sack… at the same time! So you could imagine how excited the boys from Madrid must have been when Simao buried his free kick and Atleti’s second into the back of Victor Valdes’ net last night. They...
Predictions - La Liga - Week 22

Predictions – La Liga – Week 22

WARNING: THIS POST IS HUGE! Today our amigos at Heads or Tails warn us to expect Barcelona’s first defeat of the season and a chance for Real Madrid to close the gap at the top of the table to just 2 points! Barca are short on defensive players the likes of Dani Alves, Abidal, Pique,...

Predictions – 7th / 8th November

The Madrid derby takes center stage in Spain this weekend and once again we’re hearing that Pellegrini’s head is set to role if Real don’t get the desired result… however before that can happen, our amigos at Heads or Tails inform us that the league may be stopped this weekend in protest of foreign players...
Results - Matchday 4

Results – Matchday 4

The thing I love most about the Champions League is the weird and unpredictable score lines you get right across the continent. I also love it when a manager makes a substitution and within minutes of that player stepping onto the field, he scores a cracker to put his team ahead. And what’s even better...
Blues Make Light Work Of Atletico

Blues Make Light Work Of Atletico

After watching highlights of the match, I had this whole spiel about Chelsea’s strength and experience in Europe and Atletico’s sheer lack of anything really, but instead I’m going to sit here with Blues fat-man Branislav Ivanovic and over a bucket of fried chicken discuss how inappropriate it is to claim a goal you didn’t...

Predictions – 26th / 27th September

Say the word desperation and the first club that comes to mind in the La Liga this season is Atletico Madrid and it doesn’t get any easier. This weekend is guaranteed to be a do or die clash for their coach Abel Resino, whom Kun Agüero and Maxi Rodriguez have it in for and to...

Results – 19th / 20th September

A poor weekend of predictions can be easily overlooked by a stunning on field performance… one of which Barcelona are renowned for. So it was no surprise that they embarrassed an already down and out Atletico, leading 4-0 at half time and then taking the foot off the gas through the second half to finish...

Predictions – 19th / 20th September

After some mid week Champions League action and Atletico’s poor showing, they’re in for a complicated match against champions Barcelona. Our sources over at Heads or Tails suggest it’ll be a Barca white wash as they attempt to let off some steam following their frustrating draw to Inter mid week. Predictions: Osasuna 2 v 1...

Predictions – 12th / 13th September

After a mid week international break, we resume the La Liga with some pretty descent matches and almost as much controversy as a Michael Jackson tribute tour! Our friend Juan over at Heads or Tails tells us to keep an eye out for a “demonstration” by Atlético Madrid fans after their teams dismal loss on...

Stalemate sees Porto through

Pfft! Nil-all stalemates are bullocks and anyway haven’t Arsenal put a patent on them this year? (see here, here, here and here)… anyway this game was pretty drab and probably the most exciting thing to come out of it was the new turquoise fabric that Porto have as their kit… I find it’s a little...

A share of the spoils in Madrid

Real came out of the starting blocks blazing in this match and had it not been for the short sightedness of ball-hog Arjen Robben, they may have scored a lot sooner than they did… so it’s funny that Atletico absorbed the early pressure and caught Los Blancos on the counter (on several occasions mind you)...

Barca cracking under pressure?

Atletico put their own internal turmoil behind them and managed a win while at the same time punishing some sloppy Barcelona defending and this got me thinking.Are the ghosts of Barca’s 2007/08 campaign coming back to haunt them and are the wheels starting to fall off their cruisy ride to an otherwise unchallenged league title?...