1. Predicting the Stars, Breakouts, Disappointments at Atletico Madrid in 2016/17

    The 2016/17 campaign got off to a slow start for Atletico Madrid on Sunday, when a last-gasp equaliser from Alaves’ Manu Garcia turned what looked certain to be three points into one point in a 1-1 draw...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 6 hours ago 1,184 reads 7 comments

  2. Why Arsenal Target Jose Gimenez Is Priceless to Atletico Madrid

    Talk about Uruguay’s 2014 World Cup campaign and it isn’t long before you’re discussing what Luis Suarez did to Giorgio Chiellini, but that summer in Brazil was also a coming of age for one of the country’s young talents...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 day ago 2,672 reads 9 comments

  3. Atletico Madrid Left in a Midfield Muddle After Opening-Night Disappointment

    At Atletico Madrid , they pride themselves on doing things differently to their two main Liga rivals, but they aren ’t supposed to be quite this different...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 3 days ago 1,521 reads 9 comments

  4. Ultimate Guide to Atletico Madrid's 2016/17 Season

    Third in La Liga. First with a Champions League final. Third. Then third with a Champions League final. Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid have become an increasing force ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 5 days ago 1,653 reads 11 comments

  5. Diego Simeone Has to Show New Atletico Madrid Attacking Focus Is Fit for Purpose

    There aren’t much gentler starts to a new domestic league season than playing a newly promoted team at home, but in many ways, Sunday’s fixture against Alaves places Atletico Madrid in a fairly difficult position...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 6 days ago 1,293 reads 2 comments

  6. Analysing Atletico Madrid's Reported Interest in Pedro Rodriguez

    You all know Pedro Rodriguez , right? He’s the quicksilver wide man who served as an able deputy to Barcelona’s various attacking talents over seven years in the Catalans’ first team...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 8 days ago 2,883 reads 4 comments

  7. Why Atletico Madrid's Rafael Santos Borre Can Star During Villarreal Loan Spell

    There are two distinctly different types of loan spells. In many cases, loan moves become the only viable option for clubs looking to trim both their squads and their wage bills, ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 days ago 1,022 reads 3 comments

  8. Pre-Season Results Haven't Been Great, but Atletico Madrid Are Ready for 2016/17

    There are no dress rehearsals from here on out, with Atletico Madrid a week away from opening what promises to be a fascinating La Liga season with a home match against newly promoted Alaves next Sunday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 days ago 1,875 reads 6 comments

  9. Goalscoring Is Atletico Madrid's Biggest Area to Focus on in the New Liga Season

    There have been two successive third-place finishes for Atletico Madrid in the past two La Liga seasons, but the second was a clear improvement on the first in all ways but one...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 14 days ago 1,715 reads 4 comments

  10. How Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann Can Secure Top-3 Finish in Ballon d'Or

    He’s back, and this time it’s personal. Well, it’s personal from the point of view that, as Antoine Griezmann starts his preparations for the 2016/17 season ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 16 days ago 4,460 reads 15 comments

  11. Javier Manquillo Needs a Loan Move, but Atletico Madrid Must Find the Right Club

    Because of the nature of the job at the highest level, footballers can often be seen to have achieved a lot in a short space of time without actually achieving anything at all...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 17 days ago 1,204 reads 4 comments

  12. Why Atletico Madrid's Nicolas Gaitan Has the Tools Required to Be a La Liga Star

    If pre -season is all about putting into practice what will later become second nature during the regular campaign, then Atletico Madrid have got their own pre -season pretty much on point...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 18 days ago 2,134 reads 1 comments

  13. 3 Areas for Antoine Griezmann to Improve on to Become an Atletico Madrid Great

    As he prepares to come back to his club following a hectic summer, there is huge excitement among  Atletico Madrid fans over the return of Antoine Griezmann...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 20 days ago 3,278 reads 7 comments

  14. Atletico Madrid Striker Borja Baston an Ideal Fit for Swansea or West Brom

    Ask most Atletico Madrid fans about May 2010, and they’ll respond with a smile and a knowing nod. It was, after all, when everything started to change...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 21 days ago 2,396 reads 4 comments

  15. Why Atletico Madrid Made the Right Move Picking Kevin Gameiro over Diego Costa

    Kevin Gameiro sat in front of the Spanish press, but the first questions put to him were about someone else...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 23 days ago 4,445 reads 10 comments

  16. Melbourne Defeat Is Part of the Learning Curve for Atletico Madrid Youngsters

    As Atletico Madrid have found out so far this summer, pre -season results are quite often taken in one of two ways, and that is entirely dependent and just how positive they have been...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 25 days ago 2,059 reads 4 comments

  17. Why All-Rounder Diego Godin Is Still so Crucial at Both Ends for Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid ’s second pre -season game could hardly have been more different to the first. From the comfortable 2-0 stroll against Numancia in front of just 1,500 ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 27 days ago 784 reads 4 comments

  18. 4 Players from the Past 10 Years Atletico Madrid Should Not Have Sold

    The trouble with being a club like Atletico Madrid is that, however successful you are, however many La Liga titles you may win or Champions League finals you reach, you are always ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 29 days ago 8,853 reads 10 comments

  19. Ranking the Top 6 Teenagers to Have Played for Atletico Madrid Since 2000

    Your teenage years are always ones to savour, right? Especially if you’re playing football in the first team at one of the biggest clubs in the world...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 6,120 reads 4 comments

  20. Atletico Madrid Need a New Forward but Shouldn't Forget About Fernando Torres

    The setting was a humble one, and the exercise was, as ever with pre-season friendlies, broadly about fitness...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 4,653 reads 4 comments

  21. 5 Key Fixtures for Atletico Madrid Fans to Focus on in 2016/17 La Liga Season

    The release of the 2016/17 Primera Division fixtures saw everyone, as usual, immediately look to see when the two Clasico fixtures were due to take place before looking for other key ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,993 reads 5 comments

  22. 5 Atletico Madrid Youngsters Who Deserve to See Playing Time in 2016/17

    With a transfer ban hanging over Atletico Madrid ever since January, there has been a greater emphasis placed on the club's large array of talented young players, some of whom we are more than likely to see at some point in 2016/17...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,635 reads 13 comments

  23. Who Will Be Atletico Madrid's First-Choice Right-Back This Season?

    Cast your minds back to before Euro 2016 took over our screens and to the last kick of Atletico Madrid ’s 2015/16 season. Some of you will never have left that moment, of course, and least of all Juanfran ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 1,464 reads 3 comments

  24. Portugal Should Enjoy Euro 2016 Win, but 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Will Be Tough

    The red and green ticker tape has long since been picked up from the grass of the Stade de France and the streets of Lisbon, and so what now for Portugal? Well, in short, rest...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 9,745 reads 47 comments

  25. Ranking Portugal's Players on Their Euro 2016 Performances

    They were the shock winners in France, but which of Portugal's players impressed the most during Euro 2016? During a tournament in which the obdurate Portuguese only led once after ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 1 month ago 2,752 reads 21 comments