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Verboten : 28 September 2022

Wednesday 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, Juninho, NeRObutBlanco and yours truly, Kung_Fu_Zizou

“We get it almost every night

When that moon is big and bright

It’s a supernatural delight

Everybody’s dancing in the moonlight”

Better to be lucky than good?.. Try both and you’re perfect

Most would choose to be lucky as opposed to being good at something. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have the unique combination of both. Many say that’s what you need to be champions. It’s not enough to be lucky, you still have to be good enough to meet the moment. In an era where managers are judged on how high their teams press, Carlo Ancelotti is like a breath of fresh air. He takes coaching into the realm of art while others obsess over turning it into a science.

Unlikely Duo

When we started last season with the potential CB pairing of Militao and Alaba, very few believed it would work. Yet somehow they marched on to victory. Courtois had to play his part given how many crucial saves he had to make but I’d be unkind if I didn’t heap praise on Carlo and his CB pairing of choice. World class stuff. How did Carlo get it to work?

More luck?

I still think about Modric’s assist for Rodrygo in the game against Chelsea last season. Outrageous. If you need to be that good to be lucky.. I mean.. Good luck!

How much luck?

Last season we were often surprised by Carlo’s charges stepping up when needed. This season it’s matured into a way of life out on the pitch. They seem to do it seamlessly. Vinicius stepped up, then Fede and then Rodrygo. The rate at which their going, I wouldn’t surprised if it’s a while before they remember what it’s like to lose.

If you’re as lucky as Carlo’s Real Madrid.. Anything is possible. For now we look forward to seeing more dancing from the men in white.

The Daily Poll

Poll 1


Carlo Ancelotti

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Mastered the art of coaching
    (352 votes)
  • 15%
    Practices magic
    (74 votes)
  • 3%
    Always has the best players when he wins
    (16 votes)
  • 5%
    Some guys have all the luck
    (26 votes)
468 votes total Vote Now

Poll 2


Which of the following is true in football?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Better to be lucky than to be good
    (19 votes)
  • 3%
    Better to be good and unlucky
    (17 votes)
  • 91%
    You have to be good to be lucky
    (413 votes)
449 votes total Vote Now

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