Torres prepares to begin Champions League journey with Atlético Madrid

If LLL were Fernando Torres – and for a couple of minutes in 2005, that was all the blog wanted to be (well, that and a spaceman) – then it would spend most of the day wandering about the Vicente Calderón trying to guess what on earth had happened to the club in the intervening period since leaving in 2006 and returning some nine years later. It is a period that has seen the club transformed from comedy-staple basket case to being actually quite brilliant.

The main theory LLL would be working on if it was in the forward’s boots is an alternate reality slip brought about by spending too much time with José Mourinho’s.

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