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Open Thread: July 8, 2021

Our Thursday issue of the Daily Merengue!

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.

Pre-season continues.


  • Bale is not retiring, he wants to complete his contract with Real Madrid;
  • Miguel Gutiérrez has an loan offer from Getafe and Arsenal is also considering paying his release clause. However, Real asked player to stay at Castilla, while he’ll be regularly called up for the first team;

The injury cost analysis.

As reported by Robert Husby, the site published a very interesting analysis of how much the clubs spent on injury during the period between April 2020 and March 2021.

It’s no surprise to us that Eden Hazard, with 252 days injuried, is the first player with most expensive injuries.

Real Madrid is also the club who spent the most on injuried players (£38,253,143). PSG came in second (£35,110,929) and Barcelona was the third (£34,875,571).

Euro’s final is settled.

England reached the final after winning 2-1 against Denmark in the extra-time. However, there was a controvery regarding the penalty. Mourinho has commented, stating that even though England won and were the best team, the penalty should have not been given:“it’s never a penalty”. Arsene Wenger also think it’s no penalty:

What do you think about the penalty? Vote down bellow:


Do you think that penalty should have been given to England?

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