Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"?

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Post by Gil Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:27 am

They don't value possession & are an extremely direct team, they prefer to make games scrappy affairs, they are heavily reliant on the counter-attack & most importantly Simeone plays with a low defensive block. Usually teams with these characteristics are derided but even Barcelona fans have no problem with their tactics.

If I had a nickel for everytime I heard the phrase "Park the Bus" since Chelsea's heorics in 2012 it'd be me instead of Icardi in my avatar yet people are far more accepting of this Atletico side.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:36 am

I think people are willling to brush it off on account of them being a classic underdog story. That being said, they do score a fair amount (they've scored 72 goals in the league, the third highest and far more than 4th highest sevilla at 61) so while they park it they don't really play anti-football.

In my opinion the difference between parking it and anti-football is that one is a legitimate strategy whereas the other one renounces all options to score that defeats the purpose of football (to entertain).
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Post by BORUSSIA!! Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:10 am

They're a counter attacking side not a bus parking side. The defend deep and aggressively if they need to, but they still attack plenty too. They're passing and movement is easy on the eye and entertaining. The way they press and defend is actually pretty entertaining too compared to most sides that sit back.

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Post by futbol Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:38 am

Because they aren't playing anti-football.

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Post by Forza Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:47 am

Fußball wrote:Because they aren't playing anti-football.
End thread. There is no point spending any more time or energy on this topic.
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Post by LeSwagg James Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:11 am

Bunch of thugs they are
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Post by Onyx Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:22 am

As said already, it's because Atletico are underdogs, so people are more accepting. Also they don't just put everyone behind the ball and hope for the best, it's more of a tactical thing the way they defend.

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Post by MaraVilla Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:08 am

Fußball wrote:Because they aren't playing anti-football.

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Post by futbol Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:05 am

Average positioning Atletico vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Jivxnuco

Average positioning Chelsea 2012 vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Rvbdzibw

The comparison is just daft.

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Post by El Chelsea Fuerte Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:08 am

Fußball wrote:Average positioning Atletico vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Jivxnuco

Average positioning Chelsea 2012 vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Rvbdzibw

The comparison is just daft.

ffs do u know how shit our squad was back then leave us alone

btw now we dont park the bus

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Post by futbol Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:11 am

El Chelsea Fuerte wrote:
Fußball wrote:Average positioning Atletico vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Jivxnuco

Average positioning Chelsea 2012 vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Rvbdzibw

The comparison is just daft.

ffs do u know how shit our squad was back then

Yes. Proud

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Post by Lupi Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:14 am

BarrileteCosmico wrote:I think people are willling to brush it off on account of them being a classic underdog story.

That
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Post by sree999 Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:19 am

Because Chelsea football is equivalent to sh*t in a stick . They don't play to entertain neutrals . Most neutrals hate the chav style .atletico are underdogs when compared to Russian mafia team . Their transitions are very smooth as compared to chavs . Its their attitude to playing football especially pressing and pouncing on the errors they force on others which make their football so pleasing as compared to Russian chavs
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Post by Pip Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:19 am

sree999 wrote:Because Chelsea football is equivalent to sh*t in a stick . They don't play to entertain neutrals . Most neutrals hate the chav style .atletico are underdogs when compared to Russian mafia team . Their transitions are very smooth as compared to chavs . Its their attitude to playing football especially pressing and pouncing on the errors they force on others which make their football so pleasing as compared to Russian chavs
Agreed, this chav park-the-bus football is an embarrassment. And then when Chelsh*t have Mouthrinho in charge Chelsh*t will only play 9-0-1 guerrilla football and he celebrates this mafia football. Whenever he talks about football it's like opening a toilet. He's a disgusting eye-poker and his Russian mafia team are only parking planes.

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Post by Helmer Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:22 am

MaraVilla wrote:
Fußball wrote:Because they aren't playing anti-football.


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Post by zigra Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:46 am

Atletico is actually dominating teams even if they have less possesion then them.
Chelsea was a team (successfully) trying to survive against better teams.
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Post by BusterLfc Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:52 am

HEIL MEIN REDS wrote:
MaraVilla wrote:
Fußball wrote:Because they aren't playing anti-football.

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Post by Blue Barrett Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:15 am

sree999 wrote:Because Chelsea football is equivalent to sh*t in a stick . They don't play to entertain neutrals . Most neutrals hate the chav style .atletico are underdogs when compared to Russian mafia team . Their transitions are very smooth as compared to chavs . Its their attitude to playing football especially pressing and pouncing on the errors they force on others which make their football so pleasing as compared to Russian chavs
Got to be the most childish poster on this forum. Can you try to put well thought out posts together sometimes?




Anyway, Athletico are basically "underdogs" so they get a pass. And I'm not buying that "they score goals" talk. We create enough chances every match to average 3 goals a game. All you need to do is look at the last match against Swansea. Should have ended like 6-0 but ended 1-0 because of some incredibly shit finishing. Been the case for the entire season.

The times when we've played some attacking football, we've been quite unlucky in the CL and we've had to deal with it so I couldn't care less what anyone thinks about how we won the 2012 CL tbh.
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Post by Lord Spencer Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:08 pm

Chelsea were not considered "Anti-football" for most of their Abramovitch time except in their CL campaign., especially in the way they beat both Barca and Bayern.

A simple comparison between Chelsea vs. Barca and Atleti vs. Barca is sufficient to understand why no one labels Atleti as a park-the-plane team.

That being said, kudos for Chelsea for playing to their strength and winning the CL. It was probably the weakest Chelsea squad to win it from all the ones who played in the CL (with the exception of last year), but they stuck together and won.

Atleti not only play a different style, but they are also more similar to BVB than Chelsea tbh.
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Post by Art Morte Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:13 pm

Because, to me, there is no such thing as anti-football hmm
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Post by The_Badger Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:46 pm

Fußball wrote:Average positioning Atletico vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Jivxnuco

Average positioning Chelsea 2012 vs. Barca:

Why aren't Atletico accused of playing "Anti-Football"? Rvbdzibw

The comparison is just daft.

rofl

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Post by Robespierre Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:35 pm

Because they have won nothing.
If  they will begin to do  it then they wil begin to be obnoxious and so someone will have to diminish the merits. That's all .
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:57 pm

Firstly there's no such thing as anti-football.

Secondly there is difference between packing your box with the entire team like Chelsea did and what Atletico did.

Look at that average positions graphic ffs... Felipe Luis a f*cking LB is beyond the half way line comfortably.

Atletico are very aggressive, organised and direct but they do not play anything like what " anti-football" supposedly is.

According to the logic of this thread, Dortmund in their peak were supposedly anti-football as well Laughing
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Post by Glory Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:15 pm

Robespierre wrote:Because they have won nothing.
If  they will begin to do  it then they wil begin to be obnoxious and so someone will have to diminish the merits. That's all .

This ^^

even though atletico dont go for park as much as chelski and are comparatively more attack minded, at the end of the day it is this above reason why people are not complaining. Let them get to chaksi's level and then if they play in this same manner. I am sure it wont be the same then when it comes to the support.

spot on there Robbes  Thumbs up 

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Post by El Chelsea Fuerte Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:18 pm

cause theyre spanish

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