Post by Steve Yates

The previous declaring about constantly currently being the bridesmaid and never getting the bride isn’t really appropriate. Atlético Madrid, following all, have won the Spanish league five instances in the previous fifty years the Copa del Rey nine times the outdated European Cup Winners Cup (they have been runner up twice as well) and even achieved a European Cup ultimate in 1974.

It also isn’t acceptable because, in the very last number of many years, Atlético have hardly been the bridesmaid. Far more like the rather, frivolous woman everybody likes but you wouldn’t have as a bridesmaid simply because you just know she would do a thing really stupid to mess it all up come the big day. You see, every single time the longsuffering, and actually loyal, supporters have to observe a staff that puts in displays of breathtaking brilliance 1 week and then comply with it up by providing the appearance of not really knowing what it is they have been intended to be performing on that football pitch out there. Inconsistent is a lot too variety a phrase for the dear previous Colchoneros – mattress makers to you and me.

Most British fans will almost certainly associate Atl̩tico Madrid with three extremely dissimilar names РFernando Torres, Jesus Gil and Ron Atkinson a genius, a crook and you can fill the very last one in for yourself!

Fernando Torres, of course, was Atlético for a lengthy time. The club’s youngest actually league player, goalscorer and captain he was a lot more than just a talisman for the fans and the group he was proof that Atlético had been a force in the land. Even now, after turning into this kind of a throughout the world star at Liverpool, he nevertheless says that he hopes one particular day to be capable to return to his beloved Madrid team. Certainly, following helping humiliate Actual Madrid in final season’s Champions’ League, Torres stated that he hoped the Atlético followers had enjoyed it as a lot as he had!

Jesus Gil is remembered for very various factors. The mayor of Marbella and proprietor/president of Atlético, Gil by some means stored the club financially safe for years – and, for most of the time, stored himself out of jail as nicely. A literally bigger than daily life character, Gil didn’t just know every single trick in the guide – he knew all these that they daren’t set in it!

And Ron Atkinson? Properly, he was 1 of Gil’s 16 different coach/managers – lasting just 3 months right after leaving his job at West Bromwich Albion to go to Spain. At least he possibly obtained a actual tan then!

So now the followers of this Madrid group await the new time with far more than a small trepidation. Diego Forlan, these kinds of a peripheral figure at Manchester United, has had five fabulous seasons in Spain – sharp, inventive and scorer of 102 targets in 175 league video games. Enjoying alongside Sergio Aguero (Maradona’s son-in-law), this has been arguably the very best twin striker partnership in the region. All summer, the speculation has been incessant about where the two of these players could stop up playing their football in the course of 2009/ten. Atlético fans are occasionally unkindly referred to as Las Pupas, the cry babies. If both of these two gamers do finish up leaving, then the headline writers will deliver that out once more, with excellent cause.As issues stand today, the club have signed the exceptionally promising Betis complete again Juanito and are heading in the direction of the play off rounds of the Champions’ League – courtesy of their late surge to fourth location in final season’s La Liga.

If they can maintain on to their attacking stars, possibly this year, at previous, Club Atlético de Madrid followers can at final get themselves fitted up for a bridal.

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