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Open Thread: October 8, 2021

Your Friday (at last) Edition of the Daily Merengue!

Belgium v France – UEFA Nations League 2021 Semi-final
See that? That’s the look of a man who’s doing a very sacred thing; WINNING.
Photo by Emmanuele Ciancaglini/CPS Images/Getty Images

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 those mods you’d love to do a FIFA/PES night with: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail, Ezek Ix or... yours truly.

“What? No singing?”

Yeesh! What a game

Did you catch yesterday’s game between Belgium and France? I know many of you didn’t cause you were commenting about it on the previous thread. Great game folks! In the first half Belgium seemed to be dominating and got a 2-0 lead, while the second half was the exact opposite and in the end, France turned it on it’s head. Also... Man, Benz is something else.

Karim Benzema scored the first of France’s goals and was ever present in their attacking sequences. Long may his red-hot form continue!

What are your thoughts about the game Madridistas?

Thursday’s Training Session

Those not participating in international games completed Thursday’s training session. It will be a few more days till we get to see our beloved Blancos in action. Until then, here are some highlights.

♫ Samba!

Heheheh ♫

Regarding Lukita’s Contract Situation

And here’s the obligatory rumor.

Yeah... no.

Agree, Madridistas?

Heck yes and a good looking one at that too!

♫ She used to be good for Coruna

but now we find her....

Simply irresistible ♫ ...for defences, of course. Right?

A New Takeover

You’ve been talking about it for a couple days already, but I thought it appropriate to add to the thread’s news nonetheless. A consortium of Public Investment Fund (PIF), PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media have taken over Newcastle United, one of England’s historic clubs (yes, it objectively is such). Muhammad bin Salman (A.K.A. MBS) has been the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia since 2017 and is chairman of the aforementioned PIF. I’m fairly sure you can hazard a guess regarding his financial status. This takeover has drawn reactions like the following, by PL legend Alan Shearer;

While Shearer’s reaction may sum up their fans’ feelings, it goes without saying that the sentiment is not shared by most of the world. So, Madristas, what’s your take on this most recent takeover? How do you think if affects the EPL and in turn, the rest of the big leagues?

Don’t Miss It!

Kiyan brought to you guys, his usual observations column, this time featuring four tactical notes, the highlight of which is an analysis of the Cama-Case-Fede midfield trio.

Have a nice day and may the madridismo be with ya all.