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    26 year old in New York; Passionate fan of the beautiful game; lover of Argentina (los Albicelestes); long-suffering, devoted supporter of Atlético Madrid (los Rojiblancos) for the past 13 years.
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Posted by atleti on March 10, 2009

Life got in the way of blogging again.

I might have to recruit a person or two to help me maintain this blog during those busy times.

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Jornada 23: Abel’s 1st Home Game

Posted by atleti on February 14, 2009

Atlético de Madrid v Getafe

A Madrid derbi against neighbouring Getafe.

No word on our starting 11 until Sunday morning, as stated on the club’s official website.

This is a must-win game. Here’s the table as of this moment:

1 Barcelona 60
2 Real Madrid 47
3 Valencia 38
4 Sevilla 38
5 Villarreal 37
6 Málaga 36
7 Atlético 35
8 Deportivo 35


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Jornada 22: First 3 Points of 2009

Posted by atleti on February 9, 2009


Unfortunately, I was working this Sunday, so I couldn’t follow the game.

Still, a few things interested me about it:

1- It’s our first victory of 2009.

2- It’s Abel’s first victory as manager.

3- Kun & Forlán scored the goals.

4- Abel’s starting 11: Leo Franco; Perea, Pablo, Ujfalusi, Pernía; Sinama, Assunçao, Raúl García (Maniche 78), Antonio López; Forlán (Banega 80) & Agüero (Miguel 90).

Interesting tactic to use Sinama & Antonio López on the wings.

5- It’s still too soon to tell if we can label this a ‘Resinolution’, but it’s certainly promising, no?

Next up: home to Getafe! The other Madrid derbi. Abel’s first home game as manager.

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Jornada 22: Abel Resino’s First Test

Posted by atleti on February 6, 2009


This Sunday marks Abel’s first game as manager and, frankly, I’m both excited and nervous. Why? Change is good, but the man has a tough string of games ahead him.

Our next 10 games:
-away to Recre.
-home to Getafe.
-away to Sevilla.
-home to Porto.
-home to Barcelona.
-away for Madrid derbi.
-away to Porto.
-home to Villarreal.
-away to Mallorca.
-home to Osasuna.

No word on our starting 11 yet for this Sunday’s game.

According to a couple news sources, Abel is keen on assessing the physical and psychological condition of the players before announcing his team for the game against Recre.

Also on his agenda? Re-educating the defence on not committing the same errors that they did under Aguirre’s reign.

Plus, he intends on enforcing a stricter code of conduct– in terms of teamwork, particularly.

So far so good, yes?

I look forward to Sunday. Change is good. Here’s hoping for a fresh start to our campaign.

(I’m trying to update the ’08/09 Goals’ section on the left-hand margin, but I can’t seem to remember where I left off…bear with me a bit on that!)

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New Entries in the Works

Posted by atleti on February 6, 2009

After a bit of a ‘hiatus’, I am back to regular blogging– starting this evening!

Thanks to all those who continue to leave comments & opinions on our club.


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Posted by atleti on February 2, 2009

No, I haven’t died or anything. I’ve just been in total disgust over our miserable run of form since the start of 2009.

So, a replacement for Aguirre…finally. Who will it be? Apparently we’ll know soon enough.

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The Month of January…

Posted by atleti on January 17, 2009

has been a dismal, downright ugly, one.

Liga: Valencia 3 Atlético de Madrid 1

Copa: Atlético de Madrid 1 Barcelona 3

Liga: Atlético de Madrid 2 Athletic Bilbao 3

Copa: Barcelona 2 Atlético de Madrid 1

Next up…away to Almeria in the league this Sunday…here’s hoping this game doesn’t lead to more misery. I don’t think I can stomach anymore.

Thinking out loud: Mediocrity abounds in our team (certain players, in particular), but, in terms of Aguirre, is the reason why he’s still around because the club can’t find a suitable replacement?

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Jornada 17: Valencia 3 Atlético de Madrid 1

Posted by atleti on January 4, 2009

New year, same shit. Once again, we fail to beat a top side in the league. Mediocrity, ahoy.

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Holiday Break

Posted by atleti on December 22, 2008

Jornada 16: Espanyol 2 Atlético de Madrid 3
Two goals by Maxi and one by Kun. That’s four consecutive wins for us and a nine-game streak without a loss.

We find ourselves back in a Champions spot, thankfully:
1 Barcelona 41
2 Sevilla 31
3 Atlético 30
4 Valencia 30
5 Real Madrid 29
6 Villarreal 29

According to AS, 76% of our attempts at goal have come from Forlán, Agüero, Simao y Maxi. 29 of our 38 goals. We are, at the moment, the fifth team with the most goal-scoring: Barcelona (48), Anderletch (43), Hoffenheim (42) & Bayern Munich (39). Good company!

January’s Fixtures
Liga 3: away to Valencia.
Copa 7: home to Barcelona.
Liga 11: home to Athletic.
Copa 14: away to Barcelona.
Liga 18: away to Almeria.
Liga 25: away to Málaga.

Enjoy the holiday off!

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Champions: Ola, FC Porto!

Posted by atleti on December 19, 2008

Not a bad draw for the first knockout round, all things considered.

1st leg: 24/25 February
2nd leg: 10/11 March

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