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Athletic Bilbao: Basque-ing in Glory

Started on 18 July 2013 by Verdinho
Latest Reply on 4 September 2013 by Rablador
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August 2012




Athletic Bilbao 4 – 0 Almeria




Celta Vigo 1 – 3 Athletic Bilbao




La Liga Table




Our Player of the Month




Markel Susaeta

Meanwhile Aritz Aduriz was scoring the majority of the goals, Susaeta was creating chance after chance for his teammates. Being responsible for most of Aduriz’s goals and even notching two goals himself, it’s no wonder he’s our player of the month.

Oceano’s Verdict


A perfect start to our season leaves us top of the table with Barcelona. I couldn’t ask for more. We have gelled well after being handed two reasonable opening fixtures but now the business really starts with clashes versus Levante, Real Madrid, Villarreal and Barcelona all next month. We’ve got to bring our A game.
Super start Paddy, I hope you will be able to topple the giants that are Barca and Real!
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Top 10 La Liga Transfers
In & Out

Summer 2012





FC Barcelona – Neymar Jr - £48 million
FC Barcelona – Robert Lewandowski - £45 million
Real Madrid – Asier Illarramendi - £36 million
Real Madrid – Isco - £25 million
FC Barcelona – Stevan Jovetic - £21.5 million
FC Barcelona – Holger Badstuber - £16.75 million
Atletico Madrid – Christian Maggio - £7.5 million
Atletico Madrid – Silvestre Varela - £6.5 million
Atletico Madrid – Loic Remy – £6.5 million
Atletico Madrid – Imanol Agirretxe - £3.4 million



AS Monaco – Radamel Falcao - £51 million
Napoli – Pedro Rodriguez - £22 million
Bayern Munich – Thiago Alcantara – £21 million
Manchester United - Antoine Griezmann - £21 million
Manchester City - Alvaro Negredo – £20 million
AS Monaco – Hector Moreno - £16.5 million
Chelsea – Adriano - £11.5 million
Paris Saint-Germain – Sami Khedira - £11 million
Borussa Dortmund – Raul Albiol - £7 million
Napoli – Jose Callejon - £7 million
I see you have included real ;life transfers so where is Villa to Athletico?? :P Anyways, Barca are going to be incredibly hard to beat with the team they have built!
Great first 2 results, hopefully all goes well for the next 36 games, good luck :D
Some great results! Keep it up mate!
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2013-07-20 18:05#121239 Nathaniel : I see you have included real ;life transfers so where is Villa to Athletico?? :P Anyways, Barca are going to be incredibly hard to beat with the team they have built!

Oops! I kinda forgot that one.

Thank you all for the comments of appreciation :D

September 2012




Athletic Bilbao 5 – 1 Levante




Real Madrid 0 – 0 Athletic Bilbao




Villarreal 0 – 3 Athletic Bilbao




Athletic Bilbao 2 – 1 FC Barcelona




La Liga Table




Our Player of the Month




Aritz Aduriz

Aritz Aduriz was again our key performer, scoring vital goals one day and goals galore another. Aduriz now has 9 goals in 6 league games making him joint top in the charts with Robert Lewandowski.

Oceano’s Verdict


We were simply fantastic this month, in a period we were expected to struggle. We didn’t quite know what to expect from Levante as they had lost to both Real Madrid and Barcelona but we made good use of morale and battered them 5-1. Villarreal again was one for the experts to decide as they could have provided a shock early one here but we always looked the better side and could have won by more. Real Madrid needed no introduction and we were delighted to return home with a point. As for Barcelona, we played our cards right and got an immense results which will hopefully catapult us this season.
OH WOW!!!!! You pretty much couldn't have had a better month!!! Fantastic results, and in my opinion this is a POTENTIAL Story of the Month contender if you continue the way you are going!
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2013-07-20 20:29#121262 Nathaniel : OH WOW!!!!! You pretty much couldn't have had a better month!!! Fantastic results, and in my opinion this is a POTENTIAL Story of the Month contender if you continue the way you are going!

Well you are very kind :D Maybe not at the moment for me but I'm glad you are enjoying it. It's what I strive for so who knows maybe one day :P
Aduriz looks quite the player ;)
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Wow. What a start.. great updates and great results :)
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GURPEGI ON HIS WAY OUT



Oceano Cruz has today confirmed that captain Carlos Gurpegi could leave the club in the following transfer window after showdown talks.

The Athletic Bilbao boss stated he’d been approached by Gurpegi in training this week after it became public knowledge of interest from other clubs.

Gurpegi told Oceano he is after a fresh challenge after spending a lengthy 11 years with the Basque club.

“I was approached by Gurpegi and we had a long chat concerning the team. We took many factors about the team into consideration and at which point he revealed his desire to leave.

“We will respect his decision and agree that it is the right time for him to leave the club, therefore granting his request.”

The 31 year old holding midfielder has been linked with a move to Granada, Osasuna and Celta Vigo with expected to launch bids soon.
What a brilliant set of results so far, top of the league, a win against Barca and a draw away to Real, I tip my hat off to you Mr. Oceano ;)
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October 2012




Real Valladolid 0 – 3 Athletic Bilbao




Real Betis 1 – 3 Athletic Bilbao




Athletic Bilbao 3 – 0 Getafe






Alcorcon 0 – 2 Athletic Bilbao




La Liga Table




Our Player of the Month




Benat

Benat this month seems to be at the centre of everything. He’s dictating the game perfectly as he should and picking out through balls for fun. He’s been with us for 3 months but it’s as if he’s been our maestro for 3 years (Although he was once a Bilbao player before moving to Real Betis).

Oceano’s Verdict


Our month was far less complicated that it was last month in terms of opposition so I expected us to win the majority of our games. Indeed we did and I’m super happy too as I was a bit wary of what Real Betis could offer. We won all our games and continue in top spot. Fantastic!!!

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