1. Arda Turan Tantrum Underlines Lack of Discipline That Could Cost Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona's 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon was one of the most entertaining matches of the season...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about almost 3 years ago 5,092 reads 21 comments

  2. Antoine Griezmann's Getting to Level of Fernando Torres' 1st Time at Atletico

    Antoine Griezmann scored another two goals for Atletico Madrid , as his side beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at the weekend...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about almost 3 years ago 11,883 reads 14 comments

  3. An Argument for Why Atletico Madrid Must Tie Diego Godin to a New Deal

    Diego Godin 's form for Atletico Madrid has been integral to the team's prosperity in recent years...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about almost 3 years ago 1,409 reads 4 comments

  4. Why Mandzukic and Torres' Partnership Is Biggest Issue Facing Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid 's 2-0 win over Granada saw Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres paired together for the first time. Torres had previously started both legs of the Madrid derby Copa del Rey encounters, but had yet to feature in the league...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 10,901 reads 9 comments

  5. Real vs. Atletico: Winners and Losers from Madrid Derby Game

    The 2-0 victory against Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on Jan. 7 put Atletico Madrid in pole position for their second-leg Copa del Rey encounter Thursday...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 4,094 reads 4 comments

  6. Why Lionel Messi Will Deny Cristiano Ronaldo a Ballon d'Or Hat-Trick Next Year

    It has been an interesting 10 days for Lionel Messi , which culminated in his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo claiming the 2014 Ballon d'Or trophy...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 23,982 reads 79 comments

  7. How Much Is Mario Mandzukic Worth Based on Form This Season?

    The importance of Mario Mandzukic to Atletico Madrid in the first part of this season has been huge, with the team and player both having to adjust to develop new characteristics...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 9,569 reads 19 comments

  8. Fernando Torres Boost Will Only Last for Atletico Madrid If He Delivers

    After seven-and-a-half years away from Atletico Madrid , Fernando Torres finally realised his dream and returned to the Vicente Calderon. El Nino is back, while the atmosphere surrounding his homecoming in Madrid is electric...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 9,999 reads 9 comments

  9. 10 Young La Liga Talents Ready to Break Through in 2015

    Only Real Madrid, Barcelona and, more recently, Valencia can afford to invest large sums of money in players in Spain, where the majority of clubs have to rely on youth in order to survive...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 5,704 reads 7 comments

  10. Setting out Diego Simeone's Best Atletico Madrid Midfield Setup for Rest Season

    When Atletico Madrid won last season's La Liga title and reached the Champions League final, they naturally earned many plaudits...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 2,089 reads 1 comments

  11. Why World Club Title Will Spur Real Madrid Push for La Liga, Champions League

    It has been a good 2014 for Real Madrid , with the side finally claiming La Decima and then the Club World Cup. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has continually illustrated his ability to adapt to any problems he has encountered...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 6,236 reads 18 comments

  12. Atletico Madrid Need to Find Goals Outside of Mario Mandzukic

    It was always going to be difficult to replace Diego Costa, but losing David Villa and Adrian Lopez at the same time meant that Atletico Madrid needed to add a number of strikers...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 4,487 reads 6 comments

  13. A Progress Report on Real Madrid's Summer Signing Toni Kroos

    One of the most extraordinary elements of Carlo Ancelotti 's first 18 months at Real Madrid has been his ability to continually restructure the midfield...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 15,119 reads 29 comments

  14. Barcelona's Superstar Trio Covers for Luis Enrique's Tactical Tinkering

    After the last 10 minutes of Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain, it looked like another routine performance from the Blaugrana...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 14,821 reads 111 comments

  15. Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape UCL Game

    A draw for Juventus against Atletico Madrid will be enough to see them advance to the last 16 of the Champions League, as they lead Olympiakos in third by three points...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 3,863 reads 5 comments

  16. Lionel Messi's Return to Right Wing Bolsters Barcelona's Goal Count

    When Lionel Messi was making his way into the Barcelona first team, his now manager Luis Enrique was captain of the club...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 34,168 reads 21 comments

  17. Atletico Madrid and Liga Clubs Overshadowed by Hooligans off the Pitch

    On the weekend that American shopping trend "Black Friday" caused chaos across the UK, those involved in Spanish football witnessed far more disturbing scenes...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 995 reads 1 comments

  18. Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo: How Atleti Should Line Up in La Liga Game

    It was vital that the defending champions returned to winning ways, after they were surprisingly defeated by Real Sociedad in La Liga before the international break. Atletico reacted in positive fashion last weekend, as they beat Malaga 3-1...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 1,583 reads 4 comments

  19. Tiago Justifying Decision to Stay at Atletico Madrid Ahead of Chelsea Transfer

    There were numerous changes to the Atletico Madrid squad during the last transfer window. These alterations led to a slow start by Diego Simeone 's men, and some of the new signings are still not fully up to speed...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 8,010 reads 5 comments

  20. How Long Will It Be Before Diego Simeone Leaves Atletico Madrid?

    When Atletico Madrid won last season's La Liga title and reached the Champions League final, it naturally attracted the attention of the world's leading football owners...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 2,853 reads 12 comments

  21. Why Atletico Madrid Must Keep Hold of Diego Godin at All Costs

    Diego Simeone's arrival at Atletico Madrid in the winter of 2011 has led to unprecedented success for the club. The Argentine has installed a work rate and discipline within the squad, while gradually introducing new players to the side...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 2,842 reads 4 comments

  22. Why Diego Costa Is a Better Fit for Brazil Than Spain

    There aren't many players that get to choose between two of the world's best footballing countries but then Diego Costa isn't a normal player. Chelsea are quickly learning that the striker has a personality and a particular skill set like no other.

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 7,243 reads 13 comments

  23. 5 Issues That Atletico Madrid Need to Work on During International Break

    The international break means that teams will go almost two weeks without any competitive action and managers will be left to work with fringe members of their respective squads...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 4,432 reads 9 comments

  24. Malmo FF vs. Atletico Madrid: Lessons Learned from Champions League Game

    Atletico Madrid became the first team in their group to win an away game, as they ran out 2-0 winners in Sweden. Diego Simeone's team are the perfect away side in Europe, with their ability to soak up pressure and counter-attack at speed...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 2,188 reads 1 comments

  25. Malmo FF vs. Atletico Madrid: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape UCL Game

    There's still plenty to play for in Group A at the midway stage in the Champions League group fixtures. Only three points separate the four sides, while all the teams have both won and lost...

    Paul Wilkes Written by Paul Wilkes about 3 years ago 1,141 reads 2 comments