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Colchonero Chat 66: Griezmann sees red in Girona

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is an Into the Calderón staff writer and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. Rob and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren break down Atlético Madrid’s eventful 2-2 draw against Liga Santander minnows Girona on Saturday evening. The podders wonder whether or not Antoine Griezmann was rightfully sent off and whether or not it was a coincidence that Atlético improved after his departure. They pore over Diego Simeone’s new 3-4-3 formation, the impressive...

Duration: 00:39:28

Colchonero Chat 65: The Season Preview, Part II

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is an Into the Calderón staff writer and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, in which the podders offer in-depth player previews on each Atlético Madrid midfielder and wrap up the short Season Preview series. Jeremy and Rob discuss whether or not Nico Gaitán can still be a key contributor to Atlético, a breakout for Thomas Partey, Augusto Fernández’s return, the Koke quandary and lots more. The guys also dish out their predictions for the season; one podder...

Duration: 01:06:00

Colchonero Chat 64: The Season Preview, Part I

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the program for the first of two season preview podcasts, an in-depth look at each first-team player at Atlético Madrid, what each player’s role is and how we can expect each player to perform that particular role in 2017/18. Part I discusses Atlético’s goalkeepers, defenders and forwards. Jeremy and Rob debate the best partner for Diego Godín, take a closer look at the...

Duration: 01:11:10

Colchonero Chat 63: Brighton friendly and a thinning squad

Euan McTear (@emctear) is a Spanish football journalist and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins to dissect an entertaining friendly at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, where Atlético Madrid needed late heroics to overcome Brighton & Hove Albion. The podders have their say on Nico Gaitán’s two goals (one of which he scored for Atlético), Fernando Torres’ hot preseason and whether or not it’s too early to worry about Atlético’s defense. Then, Jeremy and Euan discuss the...

Duration: 00:43:55

Colchonero Chat 62: Audi Cup winners!

Renato Gonçalves (@renatodsg) is a writer for SB Nation’s Barça Blaugranes. He is also the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, in which he relives Atlético’s spellbinding (well, sort of) two-day run in Munich, which culminated in the club winning the Audi Cup over Liverpool. Jeremy and Renato pore over promising performances for Luciano Vietto, Keidi Bare and Nico Gaitán, and they also - for some reason - discuss candidates for next season’s NBA MVP award. Then, the podders get into...

Duration: 00:50:38

Colchonero Chat 61: The preseason is here

Colchonero Chat is back, and this time, with a game to talk about! Jeremy is joined by Spanish football writer and podcaster Jack Benson (@Jack_Benson1) for this edition of the program. Jack and Jeremy analyze Atlético Madrid’s 0-0 draw at Toluca on Tuesday and wonder if it’s the end for Luciano Vietto - as well as the beginning for left back prospect Sergi González. They also touch on Augusto’s return before shifting focus toward the 2017/18 Liga Santander fixture list and whether or not...

Duration: 00:46:34

Colchonero Chat 60: A hug for Conte

Colchonero Chat comes to you far away from the site of Diego Costa’s soon-to-be-infamous Instagram Live video (although we wish we were flies on the wall). Jeremy is joined by Rob Walker to discuss the seemingly-inevitable return of the Chelsea forward and the podders debate what they likely would be doing at one of Costa’s street parties. The guys also talk about Vitolo’s signing, where he fits in at Atlético Madrid and whether or not he will be worth his fee and the madness it took to...

Duration: 00:41:24

Colchonero Chat 59: Horse placenta as hair product

Now that we have your attention... Berenato is back, as Renato Gonçalves (@renatodsg) is the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. Armed with a microphone and two(!) laptops, Renato joins to discuss how Atlético Madrid cleaned up the mess of the Vitolo deal (“What the hell is this?”) and eventually signed the player. The podders also analyze what Barcelona see in Paulinho and potential future left back signings for Atlético. They wonder why Antoine Griezmann’s hair looks the way it...

Duration: 00:53:51

Colchonero Chat 58: Vitolo, boardroom shenanigans and mansions

On this special edition of Colchonero Chat, Into the Calderón manager Jeremy Beren and Into the Calderón staff writer Rob Walker analyze the stunning U-turn in transfer negotiations between Atlético Madrid, Las Palmas and Sevilla for Vitolo, which has resulted in the player renewing for a second consecutive summer with the Andalusian club. Jeremy and Rob discuss what went so wrong with a deal that was said to be “closed” last week, including who or what is to blame, Las Palmas’ unnecessary...

Duration: 00:29:32

Colchonero Chat 57: Goalkeepers, defenders and the amazing Saúl

Carlo Valladares (@C_V_News) is the guest on this edition of the program, wherein he takes part in a conversation about Atlético Madrid’s goalkeepers and defenders and the strength of their performances over the course of the 2016-17 season. Topics include a debate on the best fit next to Diego Godín at center back, Juanfran’s legacy, Jan Oblak’s status as Europe’s best shot-stopper and more. Carlo and Jeremy gush over Saúl Ñíguez’ hat trick against Italy in the EURO U-21s and discuss how...

Duration: 00:40:43

Colchonero Chat 56: Midfielder review and best games

There is much to discuss on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where Into the Calderón staff writer Rob Walker (@rwalk03) joins Jeremy for an in-depth discussion of Atlético Madrid’s midfielders during the 2016-17 season, including which midfielder has the best hair. The guys also analyze the five best games Atlético played during the season, and Rob updates us on how Atleti’s players are performing abroad - yes, including José Giménez, whose own goal against Italy has been the talk of the...

Duration: 01:06:59

Colchonero Chat 55: Podcasting without CAS approval

Colchonero Chat kicks off the summer with a special podcast that did not require the approval of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the in-person guest on this edition of the program. He offers his perspective on Atlético Madrid navigating its way through a transfer ban and what steps the team will take to remain competitive next season. Rob and Jeremy also share their thoughts on the end of (or pause in) the Antoine...

Duration: 00:39:55

Colchonero Chat 54: A fitting finale

The final Colchonero Chat of the season finds the podders in inspired form as they discuss Atlético Madrid’s victory over Athletic Bilbao. Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of the program. He stops by to talk about the keys to Atlético’s 3-1 win over Athletic, including Fernando Torres’ brace, Tiago’s first start in five months and strong performances by Saúl Ñíguez and Thomas Partey in defense. Jeremy and Rob also review the...

Duration: 00:48:46

Colchonero Chat 53: Objective complete

Each season, Diego Simeone sets third place in LaLiga as the minimum target for Atlético Madrid. On Sunday, his team achieved this goal by drawing with Real Betis, and Colchonero Chat is here to break it all down. Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of the program. He analyzes a rather blah affair in Seville, including Dani Ceballos’ wonder goal, Stefan Savic bundling in an offside equalizer and some heroics from Mattress Maker of the...

Duration: 00:47:07

Colchonero Chat 52: Adiós, Europe

Colchonero Chat returns to look back and reflect on Atlético Madrid's fourth successive Champions League exit at the feet of Real Madrid. Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) is a manager at Into the Calderón and a journalist working with AS English in Madrid. He also attended Wednesday's Champions League semifinal second leg at the Vicente Calderón and joins to relive that experience, how he was able to attend the match, what the atmosphere was like and why Diego Simeone flung his jacket into the...

Duration: 00:48:40

Colchonero Chat 51: ¡Atlético desastroso!

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón, and Om Arvind (@OmVArvind) is an editor at Managing Madrid. They are the guests on this edition of Colchonero Chat to analyze Real Madrid’s dominant 3-0 win over Atlético Madrid in the Champions League semifinal first leg. The podders answer your questions and discuss the effectiveness of Real Madrid’s counterpress, Atlético’s inability to punish mistakes, disappearing acts from Diego Simeone’s best players and whether or not...

Duration: 00:46:48

Colchonero Chat 50: Atlético frenetico!

Colchonero Chat marks a half-century of episodes with a reflection on a spellbinding Atlético Madrid performance. Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of the program. He joins to talk about Atlético's 5-0 win away to Las Palmas, which marks the team's 15th consecutive away game without defeat. Jeremy and Rob discuss Roque Mesa's moustache, Jesé's slander of Antoine Griezmann, Saúl's new ink, goals from substitutes and José Giménez'...

Duration: 00:35:09

Colchonero Chat 49: Exploits at Espanyol

Colchonero Chat returns for a rundown of Atlético Madrid’s win at RCDE Stadium. Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He stops by for a discussion of Atlético’s workmanlike 1-0 win at Espanyol on Saturday. Topics include Antoine Griezmann’s continued heroics, whether or not Atleti are too reliant on the Frenchman, José Giménez’ successful outing at right back and the difficulty of playing Espanyol and Leicester City...

Duration: 00:47:19

Colchonero Chat 48: Fox hunt

This long-awaited Colchonero Chat is timed perfectly, with Friday’s Champions League semifinal draw nearly upon us. Atlético Madrid are fresh off eliminating Leicester City and await the next challenger standing in the way of the European Cup. Barcelona will not be one of those teams, but a Barcelona writer has gladly hopped on the pod regardless. Barça Blaugranes’ Renato Gonçalves (@renatodsg) is the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He stops by to discuss a wide variety of...

Duration: 00:55:34

Colchonero Chat 47: Alessio Cerci's glorious return

Atlético Madrid took an opportunity to rotate against Osasuna and took full advantage, notching a 3-0 win (and missing two penalties) ahead of the crucial Champions League quarterfinal second leg. Jack Benson (@Jack_Benson1) is a Spanish football writer and podcaster. He and his dog are the guests on this edition of Colchonero Chat, charged with analyzing Atlético’s win over Osasuna. Jack and Jeremy discuss Diego Simeone’s five rotations and how they did, the ongoing race for third place,...

Duration: 00:48:35

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