Paco Jemez has proven himself to be an extremely dynamic individual. Rayo over the past two seasons have played decent football and have given youth a chance. This has been forced on the manager as investment into the club has not been forthcoming. Last season the side failed to improve on the 8th place attained in the 2012-2013 campaign but nonetheless still avoided being bogged down in a relegation dogfight. … [Read more...]
Defeat is hard to take but Atletico Madrid can look back on the season with pride
Mike Larsson, football editor at Superbetting.com takes a look at ATLMs season after they lost in the CL final. As the clock in the Estádio da Luz stadium ticked over to 90 minutes, Atletico Madrid’s season was about to go from absolutely fantastic to downright unbelievable. Diego Simeone’s team had already secured the La Liga title and broken the hegemony of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the league; something that hadn’t been accomplished since Rafa Benitez’s Valancia did so back in 2004. To the unobserved it seemed as though Atletico’s season had come out of nowhere however the steady … [Read more...]
The best it will get for Atleti?
This past year must feel like a dream for Atletico Madrid and their supporters. It started on May 17 of last year, when Atletico did the unthinkable and beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Copa Del Rey Final. Now, a year later, and despite losing Radamel Falcao, the team is only one victory and one tie away from being crowned the Spanish and European Champions. It’s a great story and Atletico Madrid’s current success has been celebrated by not only their fans but by La Liga watchers around the world. The reason? Many believe this team will reform the league by being able to consistently challenge and … [Read more...]
Atletico Madrid – a club destined for success
Many say that there are only 2 teams in a very one-sided La Liga division; Barcelona and Real Madrid. But I implore you to take a good long look at the rest of the teams that occupy Spain's top division. Valencia for example, who won their last league title in 2003/04. Málaga, who are showing what a good club they are and finally Atlético Madrid, the team I will be analysing today. … [Read more...]