Merengue Bites Episode 14 – Sergio Ramos vs. Stadium Camera edition

Mark, Rahul, Kaushik & Ryan discuss Real Madrid’s comfortable 4-0 win away to minnows Eibar and major talking points such as Luka Modric’s injury, Isco’s performance in central midfield, Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring target for the season and potential winter transfer window activity.

The guys also discuss off-the-field matters such as potential transfer window activity, Real Madrid’s deal with Microsoft and the polarizing articles of El Pais journalist Diego Torres.

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In the absence of Luka Modric

FIFA Virus. I never believed that was a thing. After all, they’re football matches just like the weekly La Liga matches. Chances of someone getting injured in international matches are probably the same as doing so in club matches. I’d argue even less, because club games in general are far more intense, but I digress. However clubs, and fans crib, when players go out to play for their nations in these FIFA days. I am not a fan either, but that’s mostly because I tend to get saturated with the 24*7*365 cycle of football coverage and if I can appreciate a break, perhaps the players would even more. But there’s a certain pride about representing your nation that I probably will not understand. Clubs crib because if players get injured under their watch, its part of the process, but if its while on duty with their nations, its out of their control. They do get insured by FIFA but when there’s a chance to crib, why would people not crib? Over time, I’ve come to accept these injuries, but when I heard about Luka Modric’s injury in Croatia’s match against Italy, I was bummed for a bit. I made peace More >

Merengue Bites Episode 13 – The Putting 5 Past Rayo Edition

Merengue Bites is back after a week’s break and Madridista Mac has Ryan and Kaushik with him to discuss the victory against Rayo Vallecano, Ancelotti’s renewal rumours and other topics. The crew also play a trivia game which you, the listener, can play as well. The panel also tries to name the best team out of Real Madrid cantera products and if that’s not enough there’s also answers to whacko questions about superheroes and the likes. What better way to fill the international break?

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Episode 12 – Real Madrid Easily Romp Past Granada

Mark, Rahul, Kaushik & Ryan discuss Real Madrid’s easy and super-impressive 4-0 away win at Granada. The panel also address Isco’s future once Gareth Bale returns from injury, whether Real Madrid have well and truly moved on past Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo’s unbelievable evolution as a player.

As a Halloween treat, the guys also put their heads together to come up with an All-Time Worst XI of Real Madrid players, which you can see at the very bottom of this page.

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Merengue Bites’ All-Time Worst Real Madrid XI