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Colchonero Chat 91: The year that was and the year that will be

Jeremy Beren and Rob Walker look back on a wild 2017 and get set for Atlético’s return to action in 2018.

Presentation of Diego Costa and Vitolo of Atletico Madrid Photo by Guillermo Martinez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. The first podcast of 2018 looks back on 2017; Rob and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) pick their best player, best goal and best moment of the past calendar year before offering up bold predictions for the year ahead. Will Atlético Madrid hold on to second place? Can they win a double? Who will replace Antoine Griezmann? The crystal ball-gazing may surprise you.

Rob and Jeremy also look back on Atlético’s disappointing loss at Espanyol, talk about Kévin Gameiro’s hat trick in a friendly win in Egypt and preview the Copa del Rey trip to Lleida. Plus, Rob delivers his scouting report from lower-level English leagues.

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