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Open Thread: April 11, 2021

Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport 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 the mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail, Ezek Ix or NeRObutBlanco.


Lads, we fought bravely and won, but at a great cost. We lost one of our best players in Lucas Vazquez to injury. A moment of silence for our fallen comrade.

The dark & nefarious forces of Catalunya certainly didn’t go down without leaving a wretched mark. But the journey continues. La Liga is still a tight race. Rest up.


Now tell me, how many coaches would’ve taken out Benzema, Kroos & Vinicius for Isco, Mariano and Marcelo IN A MUST WIN CLASICO and still won??? Only person i know that would dare do such a thing is Mourinho, but he’ll have to not like the player/s to do so. Other than that, he wouldn’t try it. But smack me upside the head and call me a tree climbing fish, Zidane did just that. Presumably for the upcoming Liverpool match.


After years of expert level evasion that would make Messi’s tax accountant proud, followed by strategically racking up yellows, whether by technical or non-technical fouls and even using danilo as a stunt double to receive a yellow card in his stead. Lads, it is with great displeasure that i announce to you that Casemiro is now suspended from the next match. Smh, and i don’t think we can fight this one either.


Everytime i see him play. I think if he was a bit more ambitious, he would be one of the most deadliest strikers europe has ever seen. He’s physically gifted, technically astute and great work ethic, so you know he’s not a static or lazy poacher. But he’s fine collecting a 5 million a year paycheck and playing less than 500 minutes of football over the course of a year. Jovic would kill for his extra 500 minutes of football here.


Eder Militao is playing 50 Million Euro football. A consistent run of matches can do wonders for a players form and confidence.


Check out the immediate reactions from yesterday’s Clasico & our superb player ratings. Listen to our post clasico podcast. Zidane admits we could’ve scored more.

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