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Open Thread: May 11, 2021

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

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We could get used to this
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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.

ZIDANE’S TOMORROW, OUR FUTURE

Uncle Flo is being patient with Zidane in deciding whether he will continue as head coach next season or step down after this season is over. With Allegri and some other unknown managers in the pipeline as possible replacements for Zidane.

EUROPEAN SUPER DOOM LEAGUE UPDATE:

In yet another awe inspiring attempt to save football, Italian football federation president (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, has said that if Juventus is still part of the ESL, they will be expelled from Seria A starting next season. Crazy, not only are they on the verge of playing Europa League football with Ronaldo, now they could possibly be playing Seria B football too, Per Sky Sports. IMO, this is UEFA trying to move heaven, hell and earth to make sure that the ESL never happens, ever. Ironically, the new 2021-22 Coppa Italia format now blocks Seria C & Seria D teams from participating starting next season. Only 40 teams can contest, 20 from Seria A and 20 from Seria B. So much for meritocracy and caring for the little guys.

HAZARDOUS

According to MARCA, Real Madrid will be listening to offers for Eden Hazard as he’s been reportedly put on the market. I don’t mean to sound cold but if he’s sold, we won’t lose anything at all, other than some money.

PSG UPDATE:

Neymar has renewed with PSG till 2024 with an extra one year extension clause for 2025. Meaning Mbappe can pack his bags quickly and come to Besikt...i mean to us (Real Madrid), now that Neymar is staying in france, which bodes well for Ligue 1’s TV deal being stabilized. Oh and Barca feel they were used by Neymar in his renewal negotiations with PSG LOL.

Im all open for us saving Ronaldo from playing europa league football with a terrible Juventus team and God awful fans that blame him for every loss. He doesnt need to start every game here and should accept a small wage. So he can retire here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIBAUT COURTIOS

Our keeper turns 29 today. More years of success to come with more zamora trophies.