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looking ahead to the Getafe game

December 31, 2010

Pedro León said yesterday at his press conference “it’s clear that I support Getafe, that I’m a socio, and that I always want Getafe to win… except when they’re playing Madrid.”  He’s the rare player that has moved from Getafe to Madrid in recent years, because the traffic seems to flow mostly the other way (if you don’t count players returning from loan spells).

There are six players on el Geta that are former Madrid canteranos:  Jordi Codina (2002-09; 2007-09 – years with Madrid; years on first team), Miguel Torres (1998-2009; 2007-09), Pedro Mosquera (2000-09; debut in 2010 against – curiously enough – Getafe as a Castilla player); Borja Fernández (1996-2006; 2003-06); Javier Casquero (various youth teams) and Dani Parejo (1996-2009; returned from loan in 2009 in the winter transfer market).

And Roberto Soldado and Adrián left at the beginning of this season, for Valencia and Racing, respectively.

Getafe coach Míchel is a former player and part of the Quinta del Buitre, and he was also in charge of the cantera for a short time, and had coached some of the players above during his time as Castilla head coach.

If that’s not enough, three players on our first team has also played for los azulones:  Pedro León, Esteban Granero and Raúl Albiol.  Rubén de la Red has as well.

There are rumors going on right now that Dani Parejo may be on his way back to Madrid.  And I really hope that Madrid takes Miguel Torres back – he signed a five-year contract with Getafe in the summer of 2009, which included a preferential buy-back option for Madrid that expires after two years.  That means that I still have hope for the next eight months!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. LaBlanca permalink
    December 31, 2010 10:28

    you forgot Getas president, who is socio of RM. 😉

    anyway I love the connections of both clubs and Im happy our players play well with them.

  2. December 31, 2010 11:44

    I love Getafe. They are my second favorite team in La Liga.

  3. mila_casillas permalink
    January 1, 2011 18:22

    My Migi. How I love thee.

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