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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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This & That

Posted by atleti on April 7, 2008

WORDPRESS, the site that hosts my blog, has changed a few things recently. Long story short, I finally figured out how to update my sidebar with the goals.

Next five games:
-away to Real Valladolid
-home to Real Betis
-away to Getafe
-home to Recreativo Huelva
-away to Espanyol

With the exception of SuperGeta and perhaps Espanyol, I think we have a fairly good run of games coming, no?

Reyes and Cleber continue to receive abuse from supporters. Keep it coming– both players need to be continually reminded that they are not wanted at the club.


After Sunday’s game,Forlán enters the history books of Uruguay and Liga as the highest scoring Uruguayan to play in Liga. 68 goals and still going strong! Congratulations to him!

The Dutchman was thanked for his 150 appearances for the club by supporters– a large banner was created and supporters sang songs in his honour. 

We’re linked with Bolton’s El Hadji Diouf. Sorry, but I don’t care for this player. NO THANKS. I hope this rumour remains a rumour.

Meanwhile, according to Tuttosport & MARCA, Juventus continue to ‘dream’ of signing Maxi this summer. I highly doubt it.

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Saludos y Aupa Atleti

31 Responses to “This & That”

  1. Ram said

    I can understand…but why Cleber? He does put in honest effort. I dont think the supporters should be doing that.

  2. Ram said

    Today Simao has echoed the same view….fans can and should improve.

  3. atleti said

    Fair point- I think the reason behind the hatred for Cleber is that he was brought in by Pitarch without consulting anyone else. At best, he’s average, which doesn’t help– if he were more a quality player I doubt anyone would make a fuss about him!

  4. Dani said

    The whistles against Cleber began after Camacho first liga game. But even when Aguirre puts both them play together it doesn’t stop.

    I’m not sure, but Cleber, maybe, is not a defensive midfielder, but a right defensive midfielder.

  5. Ram said

    The important point is Cleber is not at fault. Why boo the player who is putting his effort for the cause of the team. He might be a player with limited talent, but still that does not mean the crowd has the liberty to jeer him.

  6. rafael said

    has anyone noticed forlans lack of goal scoring, besides penalties.

  7. Be carefull with the Betis and Receativo. The matches at home are very dangerous for us. Greetings from Spain.

  8. Alvaro said

    Hola,Forlán como demuestran sus números es el máximo goleador uruguayo con 68 goles,esperamos que siga con esta racha y logre muchos más.
    Yo no he visto jugar mucho a Diouf pero creo que es delantero,si te digo la verdad es que nos vendría bien un delantero aunque no sé si con las características de este jugador.
    Por último,Cleber debe salir del equipo no me parece un jugador con calidad,sin embargo,Reyes creo que si tiene calidad y debería quedarse un año más porque alomejor empieza a realizar un buen fútbol.

    Un saludo desde la ribera del Manzanares(España)jeje.

    Algún día tienes que poner un comentario en español.

  9. Armon said

    gabi, luccin, and reyes were all in the top 10 worst signings of la liga this season. my only surprise: where was cleber?

  10. Ram said

    what a pathetic question

  11. gf said

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before but here’s a transfer rumor about Sinama-Pongolle from Recre:

    I like how they describe him as a reject…very comforting.

  12. atleti said

    Hey guys, if you have a question for Kun, you can ask it on BBC:

  13. day1star said

    Why are we being linked with some very crappy sort of players?
    I mean Uche and Sinama-Pongolle though they’re ok players they are not the calibre of players that we should be aiming for. I read that we’re looking at Damian Escudero, a midfielder, i’ve heard that he is pretty good and he’s young, will be 21 in a week’s time, that’s more like the type of players that we need.

  14. Home games are the most important. With nine points vs Betis, Recreativo and Deportivo Uefa cup qualify is assured and Champions League qualify would be easy. Away games are more difficult. Perhaps next game vs Valladolid is the easiest one, and Getafe would be easy too, if los azulones win Copa del Rey or beat Bayern in the Uefa fixture. I woulnd´t bet for us in Espanyol and Valencia games, because anything can happen on these.


  15. Luiz Pereira said

    Getafe, with 1 man down throughout most of the game, looked tough tonight against Bayern. They had it, but if it wasn’t for their crazy goalkeeper . . . are we going to get Braulio back? I’d take him over Diouf. Heck, I would even take Laudrup!

  16. rafael said

    what time is the atleti game easter time on sunday

  17. gf said

    Just got USA/Argentina tickets for Jun 8 at Giants Stadium. This site has the passwords you need to buy. It says it’s for Visa cardholders only but I used my MC and had no problem.

  18. atleti said

    Thanks for the info, GF!!! Maybe I’ll see you there!

  19. day1star said

    Good news, Aguero will be playing on Sunday, he’s recovered from the cold he had, and we’re going to see Leo Franco back in goal.

  20. day1star said

    Have to win 2morrow, Racing have won, they’re level with us now.

  21. atleti said

    I agree, Laudrup is a very good manager, considering the resources he has available to him. Very savvy.

    It’ll be interesting to see how Leo plays after such a long period out of action.

    Stupid Valencia are good for nothing this season! I was hoping they would win Racing…oh well, so much for that.

    Time to win tomorrow. I don’t care if it’s pretty or ugly…just WIN.

    I’ll be watching it as a replay here (5.00pm my time), but feel free to comment on the game anyway!

  22. atleti said

    New entry will be posted after the game!

  23. Mohammed said

    Just a thought about Valencia:

    Valencia are there to make our life difficult. I don’t know what makes them superior to us! They always seem to outwit us even at their worst times. That’s why I think we’ll have a very bad time in the Mestalla when we are going to play against them in our last fixture.

  24. day1star said

    Anyone watching the game? There giving me minor heart attacks, we are not creating any chances. We have had just one shot on goal compared to there 8 shots. We look like a bunch of amateurs. I hope Aguirre gives them a good talking to, we’re not going to be in the top four if we continue to play like this.

  25. day1star said

    Luckily for us they’re players don’t seem to know where the goal is.

  26. day1star said

    Goal 0-1 Maxi with the goal.

  27. day1star said

    Bad news, they’ve equalised.

  28. atleti said

    UGH! 30 more minutes until the replay will be on TV for me.

  29. Armon said

    disgusting. especially since luis garcia pulled another ‘bolton’ and missed a gimme that easily would’ve sent us through. the only consolations i can get from the result is 1) we truly didn’t deserve a victory, and 2) a tie still puts us ahead of racing.

    however, the game gave me more worries, because instead of just being pissed at the defense like i usually am, the midfield was doing an absolutely horrible job of linking up with our forwards. it’s a shame that taking camacho for cleber actually produced results.

    one more thing, for the little that he played, reyes actually did well, for the second game in a row! not that i don’t hate him now, but at least this might boost his market value when we ship him away

  30. atleti said

    Crap, crap, crap. It pained me to watch it too.

  31. atleti said


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