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Colchonero Chat: A conversation with ESPN’s Mark Donaldson

The veteran broadcaster stops by to discuss all things Atlético.

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On this edition of Colchonero Chat, Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) speaks with ESPN commentator Mark Donaldson (@DonaldsonESPN) about a number of topics, including:

  • Mark’s path to ESPN, how he started covering LaLiga & the best parts of the job
  • Memories of the Vicente Calderón & discussing the Metropolitano atmosphere
  • Atlético Madrid’s season so far
  • The João Félix-Diego Simeone relationship — what’s next for both?

Colchonero Chat Amigos get access to more content at You can listen to new and archived episodes of this show, as well as the Partido a Partido Podcast, on your preferred platform (including Spotify and Apple Podcasts) — just search “Into the Calderón.”

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