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Merengue Bites Episode 9 – Rounding up Villarreal, Ludogorets and Athletic

Mark, Kaushik and Ryan return after nearly two weeks of a break to discuss the three matches that have taken place in the time frame, and how Real Madrid has progressed in that time. The crew also tackles Cristiano’s evolution, Casillas’ interview, Ancelotti’s position in a manager’s power rankings, coolest goal celebrations and much more.

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Merengue Bites Episode 8 – The goals they are a flowin’ edition

In this week’s Merengue Bites episode, Mark returns after a week out and discusses with Ryan and Kaushik, about the goal fest at the Riazor. The panel discusses the formation the team began with and finally ended with, along with voting for their favourite goal among the eight. In the second part, the crew discuss Varane’s new contract, Perez’ plans of cutting one of the Real Madrid cantera teams and more.

Merengue Bites 2014-15 Episode 7 – Derbi Defeat

Kaushik, Rahul and guest podcaster Albert review Real Madrid’s disappointing derby reverse at home to Atletico Madrid. The panel scrutinizes individual player performances, surmises on tactical matters and look forward to Real Madrid’s games against Basel in the Champions League and Villarreal in La Liga. As always, the guys also answer a wide variety of listener questions addressing topics as varied as why Illarramendi and Varane are always on the bench to which coach’s daughter they wouldn’t dare date…

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El Derbi Madrileño – The obstacle between a statement and crisis

I’ve started to grow fond of international breaks, quite unlike say two years ago, at which time I hated time off from club football. Perhaps it is because there’s a bit of football fatigue, or maybe it was just a subconscious feeling of brushing away some of the doubts created by the loss to Real Sociedad before the players broke for international duty. If it was the latter, there isn’t a trickier match to come back to than the derbi madrileño. Real Madrid takes on league champions Atletico in the Bernabeu on Saturday at 8 PM local time in a match that comes much too early in the season for both teams, more so, for Real Madrid.