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Ep. 12, Merengue Bites

Mark and Bassam discuss Real Madrid’s comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Almeria and the nervy 0-2 defeat at Dortmund that preceded it. Also, a look-ahead to the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to it below using the Soundcloud player. Hala Madrid!


Spineless, Gutless Chokers (Borussia Dortmund 2 – Real Madrid 0)

My Twitter Feed last Tuesday Night Spineless, Gutless Chokers. No Character. No Resolve. No Poise, No Cojones. . These were some of the words I used to describe Real Madrid last Tuesday night as I watched in horror how Real Madrid almost sabotaged their own advancement to the Champions League Semi-Finals. In the end, Borussia Dortmund won 2-0. They fell 1 goal short of the 3-0 scoreline they needed to send the game into extra time or even penalties. When the referee blew his whistle, though I cannot deny that I heaved a sigh of relief, I also stood up and applauded my television. The applause of course was meant for Jurgen Klopp and his men. It was as gallant and fearless a performance as I had ever seen in the game of football. There is no logical explanation as to why there is no queue or bidding war going on to acquire the services of this frumpy-haired, bearded German coach with yellow teeth amongst Europe’s elite clubs. He led his band of mostly-no-name replacements to almost eliminate the most expensively assembled squad in the history of the world’s most popular sport from the Champions League. . That we lost to Borussia Dortmund did not upset me. I was in fact somewhat prepared for the possibility of More >

Ep. 11 Merengue Bites – Real Sociedad 0-4 Real Madrid

Mark, Kaushik and Rahul review Real Madrid’s surprisingly comfortable 4-0 away win at Real Sociedad and look forward to the upcoming 2nd leg of the Champions League quarterfinal versus Borussia Dortmund. The panel also discuss possible transfer activity for Real Madrid over the summer, the ramifications of Barcelona’s transfer ban and Mark reveals his deep admiration, respect and veneration for Barca’s reserve goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Merengue Bites on iTunes. You can also listen to it using the Soundcloud player below, or access the podcast file here. Hala Madrid!