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La Liga: The Diego Effect

Diego Simeone

“Whenever you put on a shirt like Atlético’s, there are no excuses,” announced the still relatively new coach Diego Simeone ahead of the game against city rivals Getafe. Never one to fail to produce inspiring rhetoric, it is Los Rojiblancos domestic form of late that is a little less awe-inspiring.

April 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

La Liga: Atlético’s away form comes home to roost

It now looks too late for coach Gregorio Manzano to turn around the fortunes of Madrid’s perennial underachievers and save his job.

December 20th, 2011 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

What, another reason to hate Cristiano Ronaldo?

The Madrid derby saw the Portuguese striker show his flippant side on the pitch. But Atlético’s anger at Ronaldo hides their frustration at always coming second to bitter rival Real.

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

The red-and-white underdog roars

It’s not easy being an Atlético Madrid fan. There’s the administrative and boardroom chaos, the unbalanced books and the revolving door of coaches, each hailed as a saviour before being dismissed as a false prophet. There are the financial scandals from the years when Jesús Gil was president, leading to his arrest in 2000 for […]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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