Die Meister .. Die Besten.. Les Grandes Équipes.. The Champions! It is back! It was technically back last week, but you know what they say, the champions league isn’t really back until Real Madrid plays. Actually, nobody says that, it is just one of those things we fans like to say, to feel good about ourselves. Even we don’t do it? Sigh, ok, but hey, I now have your attention (10 lame points to me!). Madrid, who took sole custody of the top of La Liga this weekend, are in a great run of form, and will hope that it carries on to Germany, where historically, they have an awful record, to put it mildly. Schalke on the other hand are seeing a bit of a downslide and potentially Real Madrid comes at a rather bad time.
I’m not going to lie to you guys and say I know everything about Schalke but I am going to do what I do rather well in times like these. I reached out to a friend of mine who is a big German football enthusiast, and also one of the sharpest football minds I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Meet Aditya who is primarily a Milan fan, but as More >
Mark, Bassam and Kaushik run the rule over the big Real Madrid talking points of the day, as Rahul is left out of the squad for showing a poor attitude in training. This week, the guys review Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Elche which sees us take sole top spot in La Liga! The guys also preview Real Madrid’s Champions League Round of 16 1st leg away to German club Schalke, answer your questions and discuss their latest #RMFBManCrush.
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As always, send us your questions and comments using the comments section below, email or Twitter. Hala Madrid!!
Ep. 4 of Merengue Bites sees the long-awaited, much-hyped season debut of Bassam, who jumps right into the host’s chair! Bassam, Mark and Rahul review Real Madrid’s routine 3-0 win over Getafe, discuss individual players and compare the team’s 4-3-3 formation to its old 4-2-3-1 Mourinho-era setup.
The panel also discusses Alvaro Morata’s future at the club and look ahead to the return of the Champions League. All that and lots more in this latest edition of Merengue Bites! As always, send us your questions, comments and observations using the comments section, email or Twitter!
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The last few days of this past summer’s transfer deadline day were really hectic. After what seemed like a complete transfer window very early in the off season, all of a sudden Perez stepped up his chase for Welshman Gareth Bale and successfully landed him for what is spoken of as a world record fee. The trickle down effect of this though, meant that one player had to go from the team. It was largely believed that this player would be Angel Di Maria, mostly because of course, he plays in the same position as Bale was bought for. On transfer deadline day, everybody and their mother was shocked when it was announced that it was Mesut Ozil, not Di Maria, that would go. While every one tried to make sense of what had just happened, things slowly started unravelling. Ultimately it was seen that Ozil himself (largely thanks to his dad (don’t you hate family agents?) and some other contractual issues) sort of wanted out. I wasn’t too crushed by the news of his sale, and each passing day, it seems that the move was not a bad one after all. I mean, 50 million, and there’s not a More >