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    Atletico de Madrid, 2022/23: Out with the old, in with the old

    Atletico lost 2-1 against Real Madrid this week in a disappointing fashion. First, a segment of Atletico fans changed racist things directed at Vinicius outside the stadium before the match. While I suppose there will always be people who suck, the lack of a strong response from the team is...
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    UCL Group Stage MW 2: The Balls Are Frozen

    Atletico played like Atletico of the last two years, which means offensive inconsistency matched with defensive blunders. Hermoso is just awful, but it is even more frustrating that the club did not sign any additional defenders given how frequently Savic and Gimenez are injured and even more...
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    La Liga 2022/23 All Out of Palancas

    Horrible luck for Sociedad and Sadiq -- he torn his ACL and is out for the season.
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    The Arms (Errr, Legs) Race: 2022 Summer Transfer Window

    Atleti Twitter hates this move -- Reguilon is a lifelong Real Madrid fan, is injured and will be out for a month, and is not viewed as an upgrade over Lodi. I get why Lodi wanted to move -- he wants more minutes in the lead up to the World Cup -- but I wish he had stayed. Lodi, despite his...
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    Spurs 22/23: You get a transfer, and you get a transfer, and you get a transfer...

    Rumors today that Spurs are going to try to sign Carrasco. What you think?
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    Atletico de Madrid, 2022/23: Out with the old, in with the old

    After two matches, it is unclear if which Atletico we'll get this year -- the Atleti from the first match against Getafe with a high press, quick movement up the pitch, and creative play, or the Atleti from the second match against Villarreal when Atletico look disjointed on defense, unsure of...
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    La Liga 2022/23 All Out of Palancas

    Emery got the best of Simeone, or maybe Simeone had one of those matches when he outsmarts himself. Either way, Villarreal were their typical well-organized selves, effectively minimizing Atletico's strengths and finding the right offensive movements and match-ups to create space and...
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    The Arms (Errr, Legs) Race: 2022 Summer Transfer Window

    @Zomp Do you think the chatter about Cunha of Atletico moving to United is real or just last-minute transfer window fodder?
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    La Liga 2022/23 All Out of Palancas

    Last year, Atletico struggled to find defensive consistency, especially in the first half of the year before acquiring Reinildo Mandava, and had a hard time getting everyone going at once. Reinildo really stabilized the defense upon arrival, so the hope is that Atletico can get enough quality...
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    La Liga 2022/23 All Out of Palancas

    I missed this news. Is there excitement and/or optimism around the Grupo Pachuca ownership?
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    The Arms (Errr, Legs) Race: 2022 Summer Transfer Window

    So the price that Barcelona paid for piss-poor financial management is sending Messi away perhaps inappropriately but before he aged poorly, getting rid of an incompetent (and maybe even law-breaking) president for one who seems competent, and being so mediocre that they fired a mediocre coach...
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    The Arms (Errr, Legs) Race: 2022 Summer Transfer Window

    I have absolutely no idea how Simeone would utilize Ronaldo. In general, Atletico has plenty of players to play in front of the defense and the holding/defensive midfielders -- (1) Joao Felix, (2) Cunha, (3) Correa, (4) De Paul, (5) Griezmann, (6) Koke, (7) Saul, (8) Lemar, (9) Carrasco, (10)...
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    The Arms (Errr, Legs) Race: 2022 Summer Transfer Window

    @SocrManiac The Spanish press is throwing around the rumor that Ronaldo could make a move to Atletico. Apparently, Atletico has not learned the lesson that Juventus did and I have no idea why this idea has not been shot down immediately.
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    22/23 Barcelona: Pull the Lever(s)

    As an Atlético fan, I’m both jealous and annoyed that Barca, despite seemingly in violation of league protocols, has been able to make serious improvements to the team whereas Atleti, also running afoul of league rules, has added one free transfer and a guy from Portugal who is as likely to...
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    2022 Tennis

    Kyrgios was in the match until he lost that service game when he was up 40-love. Djokovic is simply too mentally tough.