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The Hard Way : 12 January 2023

Thursday 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

Hasta el final!

Real Madrid continue to make hard work of things. But winning is what matters in the end.

The Wall

Courtois is still the best between the sticks and bailed the team out once more like he’s done on many occasions last season.

Kroos on point

There will scarcely be another midfielder in our lifetimes who will play the game the way Toni Kroos does. His vision of the game is extraordinary. It is a shame we will likely be seeing him for the last time this season.

King Karim Cool as Ice

Karim needs to score more from open play. But he remains a genuine leader and his resolve will always be a positive signal for the rest of the squad.

Another Milestone for Dani

Dani played his 350th match for his boyhood club. A significant milestone in a club where longevity is elusive. Congratulations Daniel Carvajal!

The Kids Are Alright

Tobias in Action

The club’s decision to take a chance on young Vinicius Tobias is in keeping with the strategy of signing and developing young players either keeping them with the first team or sending them out on loan to gain experience. This young man looks promising though he has a lot to work on, one hopes he grows in confidence now that the club have decided to keep him.

The Daily Poll

Poll 1


Vinicius Tobias

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Has the potential to be the starting fullback in the future
    (97 votes)
  • 28%
    Should be part of the first team next season
    (105 votes)
  • 34%
    Needs a loan move to get experience at a higher level
    (128 votes)
  • 11%
    Promote Tobias to first team and sign Malo Gusto
    (43 votes)
373 votes total Vote Now

Poll 2


Potential January signings

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Short loans could help the team over the line
    (110 votes)
  • 14%
    Permanent signings are too expensive in January
    (47 votes)
  • 27%
    We need all the help we can get due to injuries and poor form
    (91 votes)
  • 25%
    Adding a forward in January at any cost could make all the difference
    (84 votes)
332 votes total Vote Now

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