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Colchonero Chat #6: Getting the banned back together

This week's Colchonero Chat talks transfer bans, World Cup qualifiers, the UCL draw and more

CD Leganes v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

We're back from international break, and we have lots to talk about.

Jeremy is joined this week by Martin Connolly (making his pod debut - we finally sorted out his wages) as well as Managing Madrid's Gabe Lezra and Villarreal USA's Francisco Hernandez. We talked about FIFA's decision to bar Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid from making transfers over the next two seasons - spoiler alert, things aren't so bad when you're forced to dip out of the transfer market. The Liga Santander season has started quite differently for the Madrid sides, while Villarreal try to regain its footing after losing Roberto Soldado to injury and Marcelino to...well, we try to make sense of that.

The Champions League group stage is nearly upon us, and we hear from Francisco regarding Villarreal's Europa League chances before analyzing a tough group for Atletico and a less-than-straightforward group for Madrid. Finally, we take your questions and discuss (briefly) the international break and World Cup qualifiers.