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Open Thread : 30 January 2022

Sunday Edition of the Daily Merengue

The Daily Merengue is a place where you can feel free to discuss all things football. Do not be alarmed by the overt RMCF bias. It’s in the name!

Shoutout to the mods who do a fantastic job, Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, Ezek lx, NeRObutBlanco and YoSnail

Top guns

My daddy said shoot..

Real Madrid ladies saw off Sevilla 3-1, with some oh so sweet finishing. The ladies are now in 7th, 1 point off 5th place and with games in hand. The climb is looking good. Femenino have some momentum with 4 wins and a single loss in their last 5 outings.

From sweet to sour

Castilla held to 2-2 draw in mini-clasico

Get a load of this

There were some good performances from Raul’s boys spoiled largely by star defender Pablo Ramon’s sending off. Castilla failed to hold on as Barca be equalised at the death to get a share of the spoils.

Three’s company

If Real Madrid cannot find a midfield three that works well consistently when moving on from KCM, could we see the team revert back to a double pivot in the near future? Has the game got to the point where numerical superiority in midfield is key? Finding 3 unique midfielders who blend well together isn’t easy. Real Madrid were lucky to end up with KCM. It’s not so obvious that we’ll find another 3-man combo that works.

Who’s the boss

Can a midfield work without a conductor? How important are midfield combinations and the unique midfielders that make them work?

Poll of the day

Poll

How important is Toni Kroos?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    He should be rotated more
    (132 votes)
  • 68%
    Indispensable
    (307 votes)
  • 2%
    He’s a liability
    (12 votes)
451 votes total Vote Now