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Colchonero Chat is the premier English-language podcast on Atlético Madrid and a part of Into the Calderon, SB Nation's home for all things Atlético.

Colchonero Chat

  • Feb 15, 2020 LATEST EPISODE
  • infrequent NEW EPISODES
  • 45m AVG DURATION
  • 193 EPISODES


Latest episodes from Colchonero Chat

Colchonero Chat 193: Bat Boys for Life

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2020 54:00

Tim (@pittman021) and Sam (@spacenukesam) co-host the “Amunt!” podcast, and they join Jeremy (@JBBeren) for an in-depth look at Atlético Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Valencia on Friday night. Topics of discussion include: Ferran Torres’ dominationDiego Simeone’s confusing substitutionsHow Albert Celades (and his sideburns) has steadied the ship at MestallaValencia’s home-field advantageOverviews of Valencia’s trip to Atalanta and Atlético’s welcoming of Liverpool  

Colchonero Chat 192: Drama without drama — plus an announcement

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2019 49:00

Jeremy and Rob cover Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 home win over Lokomotiv Moscow, what it means for the team, Monday’s Champions League draw and Saturday’s tilt against Osasuna. Listen to the end for a special statement from Jeremy.

Colchonero Chat 191: Staying afloat?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2019 38:00

Jeremy and Rob analyze Atlético Madrid’s 0-0 draw at Villarreal, including notes on Vitolo’s injury, João Félix’s aggression against the Yellow Submarine, insufficient luck versus insufficient quality, how Diego Simeone can change his team’s fortunes, television sitcoms and Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday.  

Colchonero Chat 190, Part I: Bad week ends badly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2019 34:00

Jeremy and Rob break down Atlético Madrid’s second loss this week — a slim 1-0 defeat at home by Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. The podders discuss: Antoine Griezmann’s returnMessi putting Atlético to the sword for the 4562nd timeThomas Lemar’s errorAtleti’s best stretch of the seasonAtleti’s inability to finish chancesThe Héctor Herrera-Thomas Partey midfield pairWarped João Félix expectations Part II of this podcast can be found exclusively on patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 189: No margin for error

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2019 45:00

Jeremy and Rob break down Atlético Madrid’s slim loss to Juventus in the Champions League, which leaves the team’s chances for Champions League knockout football up in the air. Topics include: Paulo Dybala’s free kickWho is to blame for Atlético’s set piece woesThe near-absolute necessity of Álvaro Morata’s goalsHow Atleti can qualify from the group on matchday sixBarcelona’s win over Borussia Dortmund and previewing Sunday’s big gameAugusto Fernández memories

Colchonero Chat 188: Granada recap and Juventus preview

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2019 38:00

Jeremy and Rob are back as Atlético Madrid kicked off a challenging week with a draw at newly-promoted Granada. The podders touch on the following: Diego Simeone’s belief that this 1-1 draw was his side’s best away day of the seasonHéctor Herrera giving and taking awayRenan Lodi’s adaptation continuing with a goalMissed chances and another VAR controversyThe situation in Champions League Group D as Atlético get set for Juventus

Colchonero Chat 187: Three's a crowd

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2019 35:00

Rob Walker and Jeremy Beren link up for the latest podcast, which covers Atlético Madrid’s best display in weeks — a 3-1 home win over strugglers Espanyol. The guys discuss: Álvaro Morata’s sixth goal in six, continuing his transformation into a lethal forwardHow Atlético escaped Espanyol’s pressHéctor Herrera’s all-around showingVitolo’s re-emergence as an important piece for Diego SimeoneWhether Espanyol will stay in LaLigaHow the title race is shaping up with Atleti one point behind Barcelona and Real Madrid

Colchonero Chat 186: Pinched at the Pizjuán

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2019 44:00

Jeremy and Rob are back with a vengeance on this one, as they dive into Atlético Madrid’s 1-1 draw at Sevilla on Saturday. Some points of emphasis: The refereeing controversies which marred the gameWho should be taking Atlético’s penaltiesÁngel Correa taking over capably for João FélixThomas Lemar’s continued strugglesGaining momentum before the international breakDoes anyone want to win LaLiga?

Colchonero Chat 185: What was that about calmer winds?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2019 36:00

Rob Walker and Jeremy Beren are here to dissect a draw for Atlético Madrid — this time, 1-1 at Deportivo Alavés. The guys talk about the following: The days of the weekThe Ángel Correa-Álvaro Morata combination giving and taking awayFormer Arsenal great Lucas Pérez’s golazoAtlético’s self-inflicted woundsThe tactical and psychological reasoning behind Atleti’s persistent road strugglesWhether Atleti will reach 50 goals scored this season

Colchonero Chat 184: Calmer winds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2019 42:00

Athletic Club expert James Etxegorri of Inside Athletic joins the podcast to analyze Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 win over the Basque side on Saturday night — a result which settled things down after a challenging week-plus in the capital. James and Jeremy Beren talk about: Jan Oblak's two savesAtlético winning the battle of the fullbacksÁngel Correa’s two assistsRaúl García being Raúl GarcíaUnai Simón’s difficult nightHow Athletic are able to hang onto their best players year after year

Colchonero Chat 183: Leverkusen, Athletic and whistles for Koke

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2019 39:00

Euan McTear returns to Colchonero Chat to break down Atlético Madrid’s important yet uninspiring victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Points of interest include: Álvaro Morata’s first goal in two months, meaning he has now scored for four different teams in the Champions LeagueThe disapproval of Koke’s performanceWhat José Giménez’s injury meansRaúl García appreciationThe latest on Atlético’s agreement with Barcelona over Antoine Griezmann compensation

Colchonero Chat 182: Diego, Dani and a draw

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2019 35:00

Rob Walker and Jeremy Beren discuss the following exciting topics on this fresh edition of Colchonero Chat: João Félix’s ankle injury, which Diego Simeone said could be seriousAtlético Madrid’s good start, punctuated by Diego Costa’s goalSimeone effectively inviting Valencia’s pressure by ceding possessionAtlético losing even more ground to BarcelonaWhy the Costa-Félix-Álvaro Morata trident hasn’t worked

Colchonero Chat 181: LaLiga’s surprises, Spain’s qualification and Miami madness

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2019 59:00

Managing Madrid’s Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) joins Jeremy for this wide-ranging international break edition of Colchonero Chat, which features banter about: The possibility of a Villarreal-Atlético Madrid match in Miami on Dec. 8The latest on the protests in Catalonia and their potential impact on the upcoming ClásicoSpain securing a berth at Euro 2020 and the ceiling for Roberto Moreno’s menReal Madrid’s midfield shuffleLaLiga’s most surprising players and teams thus farA look ahead to Atlético-Valencia and Mallorca-Real Madrid

Colchonero Chat 180: Is Atlético a meritocracy?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2019 31:00

Jeremy Beren and Rob Walker reconvene on Colchonero Chat and analyze Atlético Madrid’s dour 0-0 draw at Real Valladolid on Sunday, the final game before an international break. Points of discussion include: Atlético’s now-sturdy defenseThe team’s inability to score away from homeThe disconnect between Atleti’s attacking plan and executionDiego Costa’s terrible formThe lack of chances for several new signings (Update: Barcelona did go on to beat Sevilla, 4-0.)

Colchonero Chat 179: The International Affairs Desk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2019 46:00

Rob Walker joins Jeremy Beren to discuss several exciting topics on this edition of Colchonero Chat, including: Atlético Madrid’s win over Lokomotiv MoscowThe defensive resurgence — Atlético kept a fourth straight clean sheet in RussiaSunday’s match at goal-shy ValladolidUpdates from Brazil, where Juanfran and Filipe Luís are loving lifeThomas Partey versus Manchester City’s Rodrigo Hernández

Colchonero Chat 178: Meh-drid Derby

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2019 37:00

Into the Calderón’s Rob Walker is back on the pod to join Jeremy Beren in examining Atlético Madrid’s goalless draw with neighbors Real Madrid in Saturday night league action. The guys also take a look at Tuesday’s Champions League tilt in Russia against Lokomotiv Moscow. Among the talking points: Whether the draw is a point gained or two points lostThe scarcity of chances in a more open-than-usual Madrid DerbyThomas freaking ParteyJan Oblak’s huge 75th minute saveHow Diego Simeone’s changes kept Atlético in neutral (Ángel Correa’s big missed header aside)Another strong Stefan Savic performanceJoão Félix versus Eden HazardMissing Álvaro Morata

Colchonero Chat 177: Rubén blanks Atlético

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2019 46:00

Into the Calderón’s Rob Walker rejoins the podcast to analyze Atlético Madrid’s goalless draw against Celta Vigo on Saturday. Rob and host Jeremy Beren take positives and negatives away from the match — such as strong debuts for Felipe and Héctor Herrera in addition to the team’s lack of precision, often emphasized by Celta goalkeeper Rubén Blanco. They wonder what Atlético’s ceiling really is this season and preview Wednesday’s match against new-promoted Mallorca.

Colchonero Chat 176: Another Atlético rally

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2019 49:00

Juventus and Serie A expert Adam Digby makes his Colchonero Chat debut to discuss a pulsating encounter between Atlético Madrid and Juve at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Adam and Jeremy go in-depth on a wild second half, the beginnings of Sarri-ball, both sides’ defensive struggles and Atlético’s set-piece prowess. The podders also talk about upcoming fixtures and whether both teams could be close to their best when they meet at Allianz Stadium in November.

Colchonero Chat 175: How about those Falcons?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2019 44:00

Into the Calderón writer Rob Walker joins Jeremy Beren for this edition of the program, where the guys discuss Atlético Madrid’s disjointed, dispiriting display against Real Sociedad. They wonder what it will take to get new guys like Héctor Herrera on the pitch and talk about the importance of staying consistent in LaLiga. The guys also analyze the weekend’s action and preview Atlético’s Champions League clash with Juventus, while Rob offers his thoughts on his “favorite” NFL team.

Colchonero Chat 174: Follow the leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2019 45:00

It was a somber weekend in LaLiga as ex-Barcelona and Spain coach Luis Enrique lost his daughter Xana to bone cancer, but the games carried on nonetheless and Atlético Madrid arguably had the best one — a 3-2 comeback win over Eibar. Jeremy Beren and Euan McTear hop on the pod to talk about the result, the substitutes, Atlético’s status atop the table and the recently-shut transfer window which saw Atleti make eight signings for a club-record €245 million.

Colchonero Chat 173: Lit-ganés

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2019 39:00

Into the Calderón staff writer Rob Walker (@rwalk03) joins the program to riff on Atlético Madrid’s 1-0 win at Leganés — a first in club history. He also discusses the exploits of the Atlanta Braves, fried chicken spots and Thursday’s UEFA Champions League draw. Colchonero Chat Amigo rewards have undergone a facelift! Check out what’s new at patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 172: More new than improved

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2019 36:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) in a breakdown of Atlético Madrid’s season opener, a victory over Getafe. Atlético’s new era began with a hard-earned three points, which lead Rob and Jeremy into a discussion about what’s new and different about this 1-0 win. The podders, of course, pore over that João Félix run and the promising connection between Kieran Trippier and goalscorer Álvaro Morata. They debate the new, stricter guidelines centered on dangerous tackles from behind — which were prominent all weekend in LaLiga and got Getafe forward Jorge Molina sent off in the first half. In addition, the guys talk about the Rodrigo Moreno latest and recap the action from matchday one before looking (somewhat far) ahead to Sunday’s trip to Butarque, where unlucky Leganés await.

Colchonero Chat 171: A new season beckons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2019 44:00

Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) is a sports journalist based in Madrid and a site manager at Into the Calderón. He joins fellow ItC site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) for the final preseason Colchonero Chat, breaking down Atlético Madrid’s 2-1 win over Juventus on Saturday. Jeremy and Robbie start, however, with the latest on Atlético’s move for Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno — which, at the time of recording, is nearly complete. The podders contemplate the surprising move, the chaos at Mestalla, where the Spain international will play (or how often) and the effect his potential transfer will have on Ángel Correa. Then, the guys properly dive into the Juve friendly, João Félix’s awesomeness and the surprise packages behind refreshed Atlético’s undefeated preseason. Finally, they preview the upcoming league season, trying their best to figure out the top six, the relegation candidates and more.

Colchonero Chat 170: Wide awake in America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2019 50:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) for a Q&A podcast on where Atlético Madrid stand following an unbeaten tour of the Americas. Rob and Jeremy discuss the highlights of the four-game swing and what to look for as Atlético gear up for their final friendly in Stockholm against Juventus. The podders then take questions from Patreon and Twitter followers, answering queries on which formation is best for Atleti, the necessity of such a dramatic rebuild and any further transfer activity before the league season begins on Aug. 18. In addition, the guys discuss cats, Starbucks and American football mascots.

Colchonero Chat 169: 3-7 Mafia

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2019 38:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren to break down a stunning result — Atlético Madrid’s 7-3 win over Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. This stateside derbi saw loads of goals and controversy as Diego Costa notched four goals and both sides finished with 10 men. Rob and Jeremy talk about João Félix’s excellent display and Atlético’s midfield dominance. They discuss Real Madrid’s approach, Dani Carvajal’s challenge on Thomas Lemar and where Vitolo stands in Atleti’s wide midfielder pecking order. The podders then provide an update on the James Rodríguez chase and preview Wednesday’s festivities in Orlando, Florida, where los Rojiblancos will take on a selection of Major League Soccer’s top players in the league’s annual All-Star Game.

Colchonero Chat 168: Reservoir defenders

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2019 46:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to dive into the latest Atlético Madrid transfers and preseason preparations. The podders break down the acquisitions of Mario Hermoso and Kieran Trippier and how they fit into Diego Simeone’s revamped defense. They wonder whether Atlético got good value for their money and take Colchonero Chat Amigo questions on who lines up where ahead of the new season. Then, Rob and Jeremy analyze one final bombazo that Atlético are planning — the signing of James Rodríguez. The guys debate where the Real Madrid midfielder would fit and discuss an Ángel Correa exit, the Vicente Calderón land sale and more.

Colchonero Chat 167: Brooklyn, stand up

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2019 46:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón, and Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) writes for SB Nation’s MMA Fighting. They are the guests on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where they join Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) for a lively analysis of what’s to come for Atlético Madrid. The podders discuss how they came to follow Atlético and express excitement (and trepidation) over the João Félix signing. They also touch on the latest in the Antoine Griezmann saga and wonder when he will actually sign for Barcelona. Finally, the guys examine the transfer window to this point and zero in on key figures for the upcoming season. In addition, the trio takes Patreon and Twitter questions, while Danny compares Diego Simeone to a UFC fighter and discusses the wonders of Brooklyn.

Colchonero Chat 166: Cash splash in the capital

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2019 46:00

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) is the head of SB Nation site Managing Madrid and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to break down the rampant spending going on in Madrid this summer as Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid refresh their squads. Kiyan and Jeremy ponder the now-completed João Félix and the latest in his predecessor Antoine Griezmann’s departure. They also discuss how Diego Simeone will utilize his central midfield quintet after Héctor Herrera’s arrival from Porto and if Diego Costa can bounce back from a nightmarish 2018/19 season. Then, the podders analyze the new-look Real Madrid and how Zinedine Zidane will accommodate new signings Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy. They take Twitter questions pondering other players who may depart the Spanish capital this summer and more.

Colchonero Chat 165: Various agendas

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2019 37:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to analyze and debate Atlético Madrid’s latest potential signings. Rob and Jeremy talk about whether Diego Simeone can tweak his tactics further as the João Félix signing nears completion, and they also wonder how Atlético can accommodate the latest star talent linked with them — Real Madrid’s James Rodríguez. In addition, the guys provide an update on Atleti’s fullback search and throw a little shade at the New York Mets.

Colchonero Chat 164: The €120 million episode

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2019 63:00

On this special edition of Colchonero Chat, Jeremy is joined by Spanish football journalists Euan McTear and Kiyan Sobhani to break down what is already a hectic summer in the capital. Jeremy and Euan analyze João Félix’s imminent arrival from Benfica, debating everything from his fee to his tactical fit. They touch on the now-confirmed Marcos Llorente signing and answer loads of Patreon and Twitter questions centered on Atlético Madrid’s future transfer activity, youth players and more. Then, Managing Madrid’s Kiyan Sobhani joins the program for a more in-depth look at Rodri’s purported move to Manchester City and what Llorente offers as a replacement. The guys wonder if Llorente is actually a better fit than Rodri in a Diego Simeone system.

Colchonero Chat 163: The departed defense

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2019 62:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the program to speak with site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) on matters such as Atlético Madrid’s defense, goalkeeping and transitioning into a new era. Rob and Jeremy analyze each player who made an appearance in goal or in Diego Simeone’s back four over the course of the 2018/19 season and ask one big question for each. The podders debate how the outgoing defenders will do with their new clubs and attempt to project next year’s quartet of center backs. Then, the guys break down the latest transfer talk, including Espanyol’s Mario Hermoso, Nélson Semedo and Rodri.

Colchonero Chat 162: School's out

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2019 55:00

Rob Walker is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and a recent graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio. He is also the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he joins Jeremy Beren to reflect one last time on an Atlético Madrid match from the 2018/19 season. Rob and Jeremy touch on Atlético’s friendly loss to Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem and how surprisingly unsurprising it was to see Diego Costa sustain another injury in the match. The podders then turn to Saturday’s events at the Ciutat de València, which saw 10-man Atleti fight back from a 2-0 deficit to grab a draw against Levante thanks to 18-year-old B team striker Sergio Camello. The guys talk about Juanfran’s final game and his legacy, plus the patented “Cholo consistency” in addition to what to do with Ángel Correa. Finally, they start the discussion on Antoine Griezmann’s impending transfer and how he will be remembered.

Colchonero Chat 161: A goodbye for Godín

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2019 52:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the season’s penultimate episode to talk about Diego Godín’s final home match for Atlético Madrid — a 1-1 draw versus Sevilla. The match itself was secondary to what took place afterward — a touching extended ceremony which saw the club and fans celebrate Godín’s nine years in the Spanish capital and send him off properly to pastures new. Rob and Jeremy discuss Godín’s legacy, where he ranks among Atlético greats and if he is at all replaceable. Attentions then turn to the game itself, which saw Atleti fail to impress but clinch second spot in LaLiga nonetheless. Finally, the podders discuss more rumors and whether there is such a thing as too much change — a concept the club may have to face this summer with so many names linked to the exits.

Colchonero Chat 160: Now an Atlético Femenino podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2019 35:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is an Into the Calderón staff writer and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to analyze just what happened to Atlético Madrid during Saturday’s 3-0 trouncing at Espanyol. Rob and Jeremy run through Atlético’s continued defensive issues and, shall we say, inconsistent away form. They try to decipher Diego Simeone’s substitutions and discuss whether this was one of the season’s worse results. The podders also believe they have enough to give the season a letter grade. Finally, the guys celebrate Atlético Femenino’s historic title triumph — their third domestic success in a row.

Colchonero Chat 159: Eibar and Easter

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2019 33:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to break down late-season Atlético Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Eibar on Saturday afternoon. In a business end of the season that is bereft of storylines, Jeremy and Rob find solace in a debate over match-winner Thomas Lemar and his future role in Diego Simeone’s side. The podders discuss Koke’s influence in an Antoine Griezmann-less XI, what the France forward was up to on his week off and what to look for in Wednesday’s clash with Valencia. Become a Colchonero Chat Amigo and unlock bonus podcasts at patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 158: A risky podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2019 35:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he joins ItC site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to break down Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday evening. It was a professional performance from a shorthanded Atlético, one which saw two academy kids start in central defense and Vitolo get a rare run-out. (I know, we were surprised, too.) Rob and Jeremy discuss how Javi Montero and Toni Moya performed, how Jan Oblak continues to make incredible saves, Antoine Griezmann’s free kick prowess and what developments to monitor as the season winds down. Then, the podders ponder Juanfran’s contract renewal and whether Diego Costa should leave Atlético in the summer.

Colchonero Chat 157: Berenato on insulting mothers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2019 72:00

Renato Gonçalves writes for SB Nation’s Barça Blaugranes and appears as the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren to analyze Barcelona’s controversial 2-0 win over Atlético Madrid on Saturday. Jeremy and Renato debate whether Diego Costa’s red card was deserved and just how much it changed a game which had gotten off to an excellent start. They discuss Jan Oblak’s giant game and the special goals it took to beat him, while again wondering about the trajectory of Diego Simeone’s Atlético. The guys also find time to talk Barça transfer rumors, WrestleMania, the upcoming NBA playoffs and more. Become a Colchonero Chat Amigo! Learn more at patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 156: Let the above-average times roll

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2019 49:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this long-awaited edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to review Atlético Madrid’s last two wins and preview Saturday’s match at Barcelona. Rob recaps briefly Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing at Alavés before the podders dive into Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Girona. The mattress makers’ first-ever win over the Catalans featured goals from Diego Godín and Antoine Griezmann in addition to more heroics from Jan Oblak — Rob and Jeremy break down the decent team showing before moving on to Patreon questions. The guys wonder about the future of Atlético’s defense, a possible Diego Costa sale, sticking with Diego Simeone and more before they take a closer look at the weekend’s top of the table clash with Barcelona.

Colchonero Chat 155: The collapse

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2019 47:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the program to converse about Atlético Madrid’s latest heartbreaking Champions League elimination. Rob and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) discuss how Cristiano Ronaldo once again put Atlético to the sword with a hat trick at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium. The podders wonder how Atleti managed to put in such an uninspiring display and analyze who the culprits were behind such a performance. And with LaLiga just about gone as well, the guys also look ahead and begin to plan for the summer — which could be very busy indeed as the mattress makers have been denied a chance to host a Champions League final.

Colchonero Chat 154: Sinking the submarine

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2019 34:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to analyze Atlético Madrid’s drought-snapping 2-0 win over Villarreal on Sunday afternoon. For the first time since 2014, Atlético beat Villarreal in a home match, and Rob and Jeremy are here to break it all down. The podders discuss another fine display from Álvaro Morata, who at last opened his Atleti account and poked fun at VAR in the process. They also answer Patreon questions on Diego Simeone going for the metaphorical throat and who has the edge on the Morata versus Diego Costa battle. Finally, the guys wonder if next weekend’s Clásico will reopen the title race to some degree.

Colchonero Chat 153: Grandes huevos

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2019 46:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) for a deep dive into Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 win over Juventus on Wednesday night. A Stadium Called Wanda bounced and roared as Atlético overpowered the Italian champions in the second half, and Rob and Jeremy discuss the catalysts behind the big win (including VAR). They also talk about Diego Simeone’s goal celebrations and how an older back four was able to quiet Juve’s dangerous attacking trio. The podders analyze key performances throughout the squad before looking ahead to next month’s second leg in Turin. Then, Rob and Jeremy preview Sunday’s clash against bogey team Villarreal and whether the intensity will drop again as Atleti return to domestic action.

Colchonero Chat 152: Transmitting fear

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2019 37:00

Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) is a sports journalist based in Madrid and a site manager at Into the Calderón. He is also the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he joins fellow Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to discuss Atlético Madrid’s very slim 1-0 win at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday afternoon. Robbie and Jeremy analyze Diego Costa’s return and how he fits next to Álvaro Morata, and they also talk about a possible move to left wing for Antoine Griezmann. They discuss Rayo’s strong performance and Jan Oblak’s heroics while wondering about any carryover effects into Wednesday’s game against Juventus. The podders also discuss that massive tilt and whether the Juve tie represents the two biggest games of Diego Simeone’s Atlético tenure.

Colchonero Chat 151: Video Assistant Realferee

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2019 38:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to debate Atlético Madrid’s eminently debatable 3-1 loss to rivals Real Madrid on Saturday. Rob and Jeremy have a lot to discuss on this episode, including the three (nearly four) VAR decisions that went against Atlético at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. They analyze dubious penalty claims, Álvaro Morata coming close but not close enough, the status of the Madrid Derby as a rivalry, the effects of Koke’s absence and much more. They talk about the merits of Real Madrid’s win and wonder if Atleti can bounce back at Rayo Vallecano next Saturday. Plus, the guys talk a little Champions League and start a #RivalWatch on Juventus.

Colchonero Chat 150: Existential crises and first-born children

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2019 42:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah) writes for SB Nation site Managing Madrid. They are the guests on this special edition of Colchonero Chat, where they discuss Saturday’s Madrid Derby at the Wanda Metropolitano. The trio analyzes Real Madrid’s good run of form and the key figures behind it. They also talk about how Atlético Madrid can bounce back from last week’s loss at Real Betis and who will be healthy in a team littered with injured players. Gabe has a #hottake on Álvaro Morata and the guys ponder key players for this matchup before offering their scoreline predictions.

Colchonero Chat 149: The Betis loss and Amigo Q&A

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2019 34:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to ponder Atlético Madrid’s 1-0 loss at Real Betis on Sunday afternoon. For this episode, the podders take questions exclusively from Colchonero Chat Amigos. Jeremy and Rob debate how Álvaro Morata’s Atlético debut went, Filipe Luís winding down, more injury problems, the best forward pairing for Diego Simeone and much, much more. They also discuss whether or not this loss knocks Atleti out of the title race. Become a Colchonero Chat Amigo and get a guaranteed answer to your questions at patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 148: Huesca and the Morata Transfer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2019 42:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to discuss all things Huesca — where Atlético Madrid won 3-0 on Saturday evening. Rob and Jeremy break down Atlético’s best away performance of the season to date. Atleti finished with less possession than LaLiga’s bottom side, but won away thanks to goals from defenders and Koke. The podders talk about Koke’s 400th game in red and white, buildup play, winning without an Antoine Griezmann goal and debuts for two top academy prospects. Then, the guys spend time analyzing Álvaro Morata’s pending return to Atlético, what the ex-Real Madrid forward has endured at Chelsea and what he can add to Diego Simeone’s side as the season nears its business end. Colchonero Chat Amigos have a new episode of the International Affairs Desk to look forward to this week! Find out more at patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 147: Grit or whatever

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2019 31:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the program to discuss Atlético Madrid’s 1-1 draw at Sevilla with Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren). Atlético’s eighth draw of the league season came at a difficult ground and following an end-to-end affair with the hosts. The podders reflect on the latest round of Jan Oblak heroics, Antoine Griezmann’s decisiveness, Thomas Lemar’s continued struggles and Atleti’s inconsistent consistency. Then, the guys turn toward Wednesday, where another tough test awaits: Girona, at Montilivi, in the Copa del Rey. Become a friend of the show! Learn more about Colchonero Chat Amigo benefits at patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 146: Atlético and Real Madrid year-end review

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2018 43:00

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) is the chief editor of SB Nation blog Managing Madrid and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to analyze the year that was in the capital. Jeremy and Kiyan dissect the good and bad of 2018 for both Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid. The podders discuss the best moments of 2018 for both sides — which one a combined three trophies in seven months — in addition to the current status of Simeone’s and Solari’s teams and reasons to be concerned in the weeks ahead. They ponder possible January transfer activity for both sides and who could leave the Santiago Bernabéu and the Wanda Metropolitano. Finally, they make bold predictions for 2019. Catch Kiyan on the Managing Madrid and Churros y Tácticas podcasts wherever you listen, and support Colchonero Chat on Patreon at patreon.com/colchonerochat.

Colchonero Chat 145: Valladolid victory and Courtois comments

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2018 40:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is an Into the Calderón staff writer and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to break down a thrilling and important Atlético Madrid win, this one over Real Valladolid. Saturday evening at Estadio José Zorrilla saw los rojiblancos notchjust their second away win of the league season as they battled back to beat an inspired Valladolid. Antoine Griezmann led this charge with his assist and two goals, so the podders discuss his improving form — which has also worn off on Nikola Kalinic, who opened the scoring on Saturday. Rob and Jeremy also highlight Koke and Santiago Arias’ strong performances, Atlético’s inability to defend corners and more. Then, the guys discuss Thibaut Courtois and Luka Modric going off on Diego Simeone in interviews this week and the significance — if any — behind their remarks.

Colchonero Chat 144: An Atlético-Alavés meditation

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2018 38:00

The jubilant Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to discuss Atlético Madrid’s 3-0 win over Basque side Deportivo Alavés on Saturday. Rob takes a break from celebrating Atlanta United’s MLS Cup win to help break down how Atlético beat a good Alavés. The podders analyze Nikola Kalinic’s promising performance, the Rodri-Thomas duo’s effectiveness, Antoine Griezmann stepping up once more and Diego Simeone’s substitutions. They also talk about the possibility of Gelson Martins’ departure and Football Leaks revelations regarding Yannick Carrasco’s controversial exit last spring. Then, the guys fast-forward to Tuesday, when Atlético travel to Belgium to take on Club Brugge. Rob and Jeremy debate the merits of finishing first in Group A versus finishing second and offer their scoreline predictions.

Colchonero Chat 143: Some Atlético talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2018 37:00

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the laptop-less Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren to break down Atlético Madrid’s fifth draw away from home in LaLiga — a 1-1 stalemate against Girona. The Catalan side gave Atlético more problems on Sunday, and Rob and Jeremy discuss how Atlético’s improvements were still not good enough to put Diego Simeone’s side back atop the table. They discuss the faster tempo, Rodri’s penalty-inducing error, the amazing Cristhian Stuani, Ángel Correa’s rise, Thomas Lemar’s fall, Diego Costa’s surgery, American rapper Earl Sweatshirt's new album "Some Rap Songs" and much, much more. The podders then turn to Wednesday’s Copa del Rey fixture against Sant Andreu. Atlético hold a 1-0 aggregate lead in that Round of 32 tie, and the guys debate the importance of this match in addition to which players may actually take part in it.

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