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Open Thread: October 15, 2023

Your Sunday Edition of the Daily Merengue

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images

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’d totally rewatch the Star Wars movies with (except for the sequels): Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, Kung_Fu_Zizou (AKA KFZ), Juninho and, of course... yours truly.

Still Getting Comments on this Man’s Brilliant Start

Think They Stand a Chance?

Guler hasn’t made his debut yet, but Jude has had a fantastic start to his RMA career, building on his short but great spell at BVB. Jude seems to be a great nominee for the Golden Boy award. Do you think he could get it?

One of the Greatest Ever 10’s

What a magician.. Ozil was nothing less than a magician. I saw some comments in the previous thread regarding 10’s and how Real Madrid don’t use use in the last few years - an exception being Zidane’s roaming 10 role, played by the bandy-legged beauty Isco. There’s plenty of truth in there, especially when you add it to the fact that most of the top teams (not just RMA) omit the pure 10 role from their formation and roles. Ozil did not adapt his game and faded fairly quick. Nonetheless, the man was fantastic and had a great career at Real Madrid. It’s a shame he wasn’t part of a UCL-winning team.

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