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Open Thread : 27 December 2023

Wednesday Edition of the Daily Merengue

Real Madrid CF v Villarreal CF - LaLiga EA Sports

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

Real Madrid CF v Real Sociedad de Futbol - La Liga

Hope Everyone is enjoying the Holiday season and in good health along with their loved ones. The beautiful game brings us together yet life is more beautiful.

“When this world comes crashing

And time flies right past usLove only lasts if my heart races on

So I step on the gas, burning faster and faster

’Cause love only lasts if my heart races on

I’m racing on it, on

I’m racing on, if my heart races on”

Vinicius and Camavinga’s relationship off the pitch is wonderful to see. The culture in the Real Madrid dressing has been examplery for more than a decade now. They have their ups and downs but the ability to compete with each other and for each other and maintain friendships off the field cannot be taken for granted.

The Super League Project

If it is true that the Super League aims to make viewing free for users, then it will be a brilliant innovation to keep up with the times.

The reasoning is simple.. Social media platforms are free and have billions of users and some users pay for a more enhanced or tailored experience.

For what it’s worth the project seems to be far from over. We’ll be watching that space for sure.


The 16/17 final was one of the best performances by Real Madrid in a CL final. For much of that season, Real Madrid was a second half-team. Trophies and matches are generally won in the 2nd half anyway. Perhaps that mentality, that once the players can see the finish line, they transform into indomitable beasts and just clear the path. We have seen the nature of this beast even with Carlo Ancelotti’s double winning team.

The Güler Affair

This kid will be one of the most exciting ballers since Isco, back when he was getting standing ovations at the Bernabeu. Hopefully the change in medical staff will give him a chance to play. If Wirtz could come back from an ACL to ball like he has been doing, we can have hope for Arda to show his ability. It must be quite the ordeal to get your dream move, train all pre-season and not even manage to play a minute for the rest of the year. Animo Arda!

The Daily Poll


Is the treble realistic if we recover all the non-ACL injured players in January

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Yes. This is the season
    (173 votes)
  • 33%
    No. We need more firepower
    (169 votes)
  • 33%
    We have to sign another CB to have a chance
    (169 votes)
511 votes total Vote Now

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