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Open Thread: December 3, 2020.

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

Hola Madridistas!

The Open Thread/Daily Merengue is a place where you can discuss anything and everything related to football. Feel free to discuss the topics presented here, or start your very own discussions! The Open thread will be posted every day by one of the mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail or Oscnar.

More rumors from the Spanish press about Zidane’s future.

Both Marca and AS reported that the game against Borussia will decide Zidane’s future. AS repeated that Pochettino and Raul are the candidates to replace the coach. Marca mentioned that the club recognized Zidane’s greatness, but he is assessed by the team’s current form and he is aware of his situation. Both newspapers’ front cover was about Zidane and his future. Cardena SER confirmed Zidane doesn’t consider resigning, but he is aware he made a mistake and that some players have not given what is expected of them.

According to Arancha Mobile, some players believe a change of coach would be good to break the bad results. However, Marca stated the opposite: they’re against Zidane’s sacking and believe they can change the situation soon.

Financial issues due to the pandemic.

Onda Cero reported that the club will meet with the captains in order to make a decision for another pay cut as result of financial loss in the pandemic. However, the club tweeted that they closed the 19/20 financial year with a positive result of €313,000. This is impressive considering the multitude of clubs reporting massive negative numbers. You can read more about the financials on the official website of the club. On Sunday, 20 December, the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Representative Members will take place virtually.

Poll regarding Zidane’s future.

With our community clearly divided regarding Zidane’s continuity at the club its time for a poll again to see where Managing Madrid members stand regarding our coach’s future. It’s fairly certain that he will be managing the team for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach. What’s not certain is whether he will continue being in charge if Madrid lose that game or draw and get knocked out. So here’s the poll question.

Poll

Should Zidane continue if Real Madrid is knocked out in the group stage of the UCL?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Yes give him till the end of the season.
    (217 votes)
  • 27%
    No sack him right away.
    (83 votes)
300 votes total Vote Now

ICYMI: Where were they at 19-years-old? Comparing current Real Madrid stars vs today’s youngsters.

Superb comparison done by Matt Wiltse of where our aging stars were at the age of 19 compared to our young crop today. Do give it a read.