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Supercopa Preview : Glorified friendly or a chance to make a statement?

The start of the season proper is almost here. Whether you consider the Supercopa that or not is a matter of perspective, but it wouldn’t be a lie to say that both participating teams take the series of matches seriously, year in year out. Atletico de Madrid, champions of La Liga (that sounds weird to say and I still haven’t gotten used to it) will be our opponents in this potentially cagey two match series that starts on Tuesday. Both teams are different from the ones that won their respective titles last season, perhaps Atleti more so than Madrid. However, in terms of preparation and readiness for the season, it would appear that both teams are roughly at the same stage. Atleti having had a longer preseason, with fewer internationals hung over from the World Cup, compensate for a Real Madrid team that hasn’t trained together for so long, but perhaps don’t need to as the turn over in the squad isn’t as much.


Merengue Bites 2014-15 Episode 3 – La Liga Preview Edition

Bassam joins the crew after a long hiatus as him, Mark, Ryan and Kaushik preview the upcoming La Liga season from the view points of Barcelona, Atletico, and of course Real Madrid. The panel also tackles several tough listener questions, about whether Modric and Kroos can handle the midfield on their own, on how Zidane and Hierro will fare this season, and also a fun one where there’s even some Star Wars talk.

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Merengue Bites 2014-15 Episode 2 – The Zombie Apocalypse Edition

In this week’s edition of Merengue Bites, Mark, Kaushik and Ryan get together to discuss the preseason so far, with special emphasis on the very messy Iker Casillas situation. The panel also answers some listener questions, especially some fun ones regarding Battle Royales and Zombie Apocalypses. To top off the show, there is a special game where the panelists draft their own football teams in a hypothetical scenario where the future of the world depends on their teams. If your appetite is already whet, click that play button!

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Merengue Bites 2014-15 Pre-Season edition

Merengue Bites returns after its summer hiatus! Mark, Kaushik and Rahul discuss new signings Toni Kroos & James Rodriguez, tactical options for the new season and the goalkeeper position. Also, Mark and Kaushik ponder a 5-man basketball lineup comprising Real Madrid footballers…

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