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Champions League Open Thread: August 18

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Use this space to talk about today’s game (and whatever else you want)

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Slow news day, which makes today’s open thread all the more special.

Hey, here’s something! Today, for the first time ever, we recorded our first ever podcast in front of a live virtual audience:

Did you miss it? Don’t sweat. We’re going to do these at least once / week. The audio from the podcast is uploaded here. The video will be uploaded on YouTube later for Patrons.

Hey, here’s another thing! The Takefusa Kubo hype train has hit Villarreal.

Per Marca:

Since his loan from Real Madrid was announced last week, Villarreal have seen their following on social media spike.

In the 24 hours after the announcement, they gained 30,000 followers between Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

“On a normal day we have 700,000 impressions on social media, but we had 8,249,866 on the day of the signing,” a member of staff at Villarreal has explained.

Anyway, chat away below.