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Open Thread: June 21, 2021

Daily Merengue: Card games on a Manic Monday Edition


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 you would totally play card games with: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail, Ezek Ix or yours truly.

Transfer News

  • At this point, it seems like Brahim Diaz is set for yet another loan move to AC Mlan,this time probably with an option to buy (seriously, I’m tired of this.. just make a solid offer to buy already).

  • Pau Torres as a potential CB aquisition for Los Blancos is nothing new, but with these pages reporting it, I thought I’d let you know.
  • Goal report that Real Madrid are interested in Dominic Calvert-Lewin. This is likely only a rumour because of Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival. Let us not forget that DCL was in red hot form last season. Do I believe this one? No. Still, think about this; If the name was Dominic Lewin-Calvert then the first letters would spell “DLC”. Huh, how about that for marketing...

Some info regarding our 2022/23 kit has leaked

Looks like an interesting choice. I liked the original kit back in the day. I’m not over the moon, but it looks nice. I’m guessing that he away or the third kit will be purple as well, which should bring back fond memories for Madridistas. So .... * Nero seal of approval *.

Griezmann, apart from FM, also plays... Yu-Gi-Oh!

Ok so hear me out. I came across this video the other day, in which Antoine Griezmann himself said he loved Yu-Gi-Oh! - that’s right, the card game and old anime show with the Egyptian gods, white dragons etc. So imagine this conversation between Martinez and Deschamps taking place during the later stages of a hypothetical France vs Belgium EURO final:

D. Deschamps : “Play your last pathetic player so I can end this, Martinez...”

R. Martinez: “My National Team has no pathetic players Kaiba Didier... But it does contain... The unstoppable... Eden Hazard!!!

D. Deschamps: “Aaaah!! Hazard! Impossible... Noone’s been able to summon him to the field!“

R. Martinez: “Hazard... Obliterate!!!”

(I know that those of you who watched the series back in the day, just read it in Yugi’s voice)

Have a very nice day, enjoy watching the Euros and commenting here with the rest of the gang. Oh and of course, may the Madridismo be with you.

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