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!

PS – Once you’ve heard the podcast, please let us know what you feel about our teams, and which one do you think will win it. In case you wanted a wrap of the three teams, we’ve got that covered for you as well.

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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…

Listen to the podcast using the Soundcloud player below, download the podcast file through Soundcloud or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes! Hala Madrid!!

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RIP Alfredo Di Stefano

RIP to the greatest ever player and the most important player in Real Madrid’s history. We will never forget you, blond arrow.

Football in Sickness (and In Health)

So my health has finally caught up with me. I started showing symptoms of the flu last Monday and here I am wheezing, sneezing, snorting and sniffing my way through the day. Having caught the flu though, my wife has now kicked me out of the bedroom lest I infect her and the 2 kids. So behold my new mistress: football. Here are a couple of thoughts on the last 2 matches: . . Belgium 2 – Algeria 1 If they’re not going to entertain us with their football, they should at least do it with their hair. Come on Mark Wilmots: play the all-afro midfield of Witsel and Fellaini!

I looked forward to seeing the hipster’s choice for the tournament. They have the best young goalkeeper in the world (Courtois), one of the best CBs (Kompany) and 2 of the best young attacking players in the world (Hazard, Lukaku). They were in turn surrounded by plenty of great players whom almost much every nation would like to have in their team (Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, etc.). What Belgium don’t have however are fullbacks, and it is this weakness of theirs that I think will be exposed… and that’s exactly what happened More >