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    El Clasico Preview Show Live From Toronto

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 82:23

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Mehedi Hassan, Rahul Kalvapalle discuss: Probable starting XI's Ronald Koeman and Carlo Ancelotti's pre-game press conference The Ansu Fati - Memphis Depay connection How to stop Barcelona's attacks How Real Madrid can exploit Barcelona's wings Ferland Mendy vs Sergino Dest 2nd half options if the 4-3-3 isn't working Should we go back to pressing? Ancelotti's league record vs Barcelona and Atletico Madrid Vinicius Jr vs Oscar Mingueza Why did we bring Carlo Back this summer? El Clasico player swaps How we became Madridista Should we go with the Casemiro - Kroos - Modric midfield? Why don't Real Madrid have more players in the Spanish National Team? Vinicius watershed moments Should we fit in Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba? Which manager we'd love to grab a beer with And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mini Clasico Reflections

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 53:15

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you Moxy South Beach Hotel, where you should be booking your stay when you come see us for our live podcast in Miami in January. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: Raul Gonzalez's tactical identity Castilla's defensive shape vs Barcelona Goalscoring issues How Raul's attributes as a player have translated to his coaching The performances of Aranda, Peter, and Arribas Sergio Reguilon's performance vs Newcastle And more Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Castilla Corner previews the Mini-Clasico

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 49:58

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Royal Sonesta Washington DC, where you should be booking your stay when you come to the live show we're doing in DC! Tickets here. Sam Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack and Ruben Skjerping return after a long hiatus to discuss: The challenges of watching Castilla this season Footters The season so far and what's gone wrong The Peter wing back experiment Miguel Gutierrez Some famous faces from past mini-Clasicos How Castilla match up to Barca B Alvaro Fidalgo Mink Peeters free agency How much money do youth players make? And more! Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Benzema and Mbappe take down Spain; Las Blancas record back-to-back wins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 114:31

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Royal Sonesta Washington DC, where you should be booking your stay when you come to the live show we're doing in DC! Tickets here. This episode comes in two parts. Part One: UEFA Nations League Final review with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse Kiyan's love-hate relationship with France's tactics What happened in the first half? Karim Benzema's defensive work Rodri's performance Karim Benzema's goal and his overall performance Why Benzema is a unicorn The Kylian Mbappe goal / offside confusion And more. Part Two (43:42): Om Arvind and Grant, post-game show for Real Madrid Femenino vs Eibar Injury news Updates on David Aznar's job security Does Florentino Pérez really care about the women's team? Double standards in how the masculino and femenino sections are handled What's true and what's not from the report on the players wanting Aznar sacked The lineup and Caroline Møller Hansen starting over Athenea del Castillo Claudia Florentino as an interior, again How Eibar won the tactical battle in the first half Why Real Madrid couldn't defend the channels despite having three center-backs Our atrocious effort on the goal conceded Briefly revisiting the Esther González vs. Nahikari García debate Caroline Møller Hansen's impressive performance Rocío Gálvez's passing Las Blancas' mental volatility Eibar shooting themselves in the foot with their second half subs Aznar's funky changes and Ivana Andrés in defensive midfield Athenea's spark off the bench Rocío's impact on offensive set-pieces Lucía Rodríguez's mojo returning Carla Camacho making history on her debut The alliterative pattern to our youth call ups What we need to do going forward to improve Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Champions League Group Stage Debut; Lorena Navarro Rising To The Occasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 65:14

    On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: What it feels like to win again The back three Claudia Florentino's strange midfield position and her performance WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv's defensive strategy Real Madrid's horrible start and complete lack of confidence The team not being used to the expectations and being unprepared to deal with a crisis Lorena Navarro's player of the match performance Lorena's mentality, maturity, and leadership as a 20-year-old Lorena's box positioning and ability to win headers as one of the shortest players around Claudia Zornoza shooting from range too much Athenea del Castillo as a striker Nahikari García's best link-up game yet Kharkiv's defensive adjustments in the second half The ridiculous physicality of the match and the referee's inability to control proceedings The hilarious yellow card allocation Caroline Møller Hansen finally getting the chance to show off her stuff Marta Corredera finally getting to play as a striker David Aznar doing his first ever press conferences? Manuel Merinero's troubling history as an ex-CD Tacón/Real Madrid Femenino Sporting Director and why he should not be a commentator for DAZN Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: A Full-Blown Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 73:58

    On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: Ona Batlle's “different gravy” tweet being the only bright point of the day Caroline Møller Hansen starting over Olga Carmona Struggling to pronounce Zhytlobud-1 Real Madrid's biggest tactical problem The lack of offensive efficiency and how much we miss Marta Cardona Athenea del Castillo being forced to carry a responsibility she's not ready for The absence of leaders in attack The limitations of relying on a transition-based, duel-focused approach How a good team “mentality” cannot be achieved without being linked to a cohesive system Claudia Zornoza's responsibility on Athletic Bilbao's first goal An adjustment that could've been tried in the first half One last set of bizarre David Aznar subs? Claudia Florentino's chaotic cameo Whether Aznar is on his way out or not Is the coach the one actually most responsible for Madrid's current predicament? Why wasn't Aznar sacked in the summer? The culpability of the Ana Rossell and the front office The snowball effect Knowing when to draw the line when criticizing Aznar Evaluating potential managerial replacements Whether Real Madrid will qualify for the Champions League next season Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Espanyol Post-game show: RDT, bad defense, confusion, and more.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 68:23

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Bisha Hotel in Toronto, which is where you should be booking your stay when I come see us for the live podcast in Toronto! Book your spot to the Toronto show here. On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear discuss: Real Madrid's starting lineup vs Espanyol The production from the wingbacks (zero) Problem with four central midfielders Why doesn't Carlo Ancelotti trust Miguel Gutierrez? Carlo's explanation for playing David Alaba as left back Does Carlo know who his best XI is yet? Slow starts Problems that Embarda / Darder / Raul de Tomas caused us Ancelotti's subs When the offense cools down, chaos is bad Karim Benzema's performance Crazy Benzema stats Eden Hazard off the bench Nacho's gambles Will Ronald Koeman still be coach for El Clasico? And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us and getting a TON of bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Villarreal Post-game, LIVE IN LA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 100:38

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, which is where you should be booking your stay when you come see us for the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE in New York City in December. Tickets to the New York podcast are here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, Siddharth Ramsundar, Ryan O'Hanlon, Rajpal Brar, and Christian Paredes discuss: Carlo Ancelotti's line-ups and decisions against Villarreal Real Madrid's defensive structure, or lack thereof Fede Valverde's performance at right-back Marco Asensio's performance in midfield Villarreal's defensive organization Casemiro's performance, overall form, and place in Real Madrid's team Carlo's subs What does Rodrygo need to do to get to the next level? Liverpool - Real Madrid memories The future of football analytics An explanation of the injuries to Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal How much are Real Madrid's medical department to blame? Madridismo Real Madrid trivia And more Did you enjoy this podcast? Join us on Patreon for a ton of exclusive content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Real Madrid Absolutely Cook Mallorca

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 62:49

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, which is where you should be booking your stay when you come see us for the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE in New York City in December. Tickets to the New York podcast are here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: Why a message of caution is needed after this win Mallorca's injury list and terrible defense Carlo Ancelotti's starting XI Eduardo Camavinga's defensive positioning Is this Marco Asensio performance something "real"? How sustainable is this offense? Asensio's CM role and why it might get exploited in other games The performances of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes Should Rodrygo be a starter? Our xG (today, and beyond) Our defensive gambles and high line Carlo's ability to resuscitate players Karim Benzema's performance Fede Valverde's subtly great season Carlo's subs And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vinny and Benzema strike again to take down Valencia at Mestalla

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 109:52

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you Moxy South Beach Hotel, where you should be booking your stay when you come see us for our live podcast in Miami in January. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind discuss: Vinicius Jr's performance vs Valencia The Benzema - Vinicius connection Eden Hazard's performance His central role / new phase of his career Dani Carvajal's situation Carlo Ancelotti's reasoning for not playing Miguel Gutierrez What happened to Lucas Vazquez since last season? Casemiro's struggles dealing with pressure The Eduardo Camavinga - Isco double pivot Real Madrid's press David Alaba's performance Break down Valencia's goal The Casemiro issue, and solutions without him Vinicius Jr now vs Marcos Asensio 2017 And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please join us on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid for a ton of bonus content. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vinicius and Benzema blitz Celta Vigo; Real Madrid Femenino lose to Atletico Madrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 189:25

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Royal Sonesta Washington DC, where you should be booking your stay when you come to the live show we're doing in DC! Tickets here. This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One: Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down Real Madrid's 5 - 2 win over Real Betis Lots of goals, bad defense, high entertainment Karim Benzema reliance Carlo Ancelotti's post-game quotes about Real Madrid's defense The team's press and defensive gambles Vinicius Jr's performance Karim Benzema's performance Eden Hazard's performance Miguel Gutierrez's performance A breakdown of the goals Luka Modric's performance Interesting tactical wrinkles How worried are we about burn out? Thibaut Courtois's long balls Carlo's subs Santiago Bernabeu atmosphere ESPN issues And more Part Two (): Grant Little and Om Arvind break down Real Madrid Femenino's 0 - 2 loss to Atletico Madrid Thoughts on the starting lineup and Nahikari García as a right-winger Breaking down the mistakes on the first goal The physical demands on the players Were Real Madrid Femenino that good in the first half? Atlético Madrid managing game state Claudia Zornoza's passing issues The intro and background to the Esther González vs. Nahikari García debate, where every single angle gets covered (seriously) The need for a heavily nuanced discussion around Esther and Nahikari Explaining who Nahikari and Esther are as players and how their strengths match (or don't) with their stylistic tendencies Why there is some incompatibility between Nahikari and Esther Whether we can really argue that all of Nahikari's problems are because of Esther Esther's box movement vs. Nahikari's How playing Nahikari as a right-winger made everything worse Why Esther and Caroline Møller Hansen's compatibility was the bigger issue vs. Atleti rather than Esther and Nahikari's The two ways to solve the Esther vs. Nahikari issue and which one is better Esther playing differently with Spain and how that informs this discussion Which key individuals have the dressing room power The need to set biases aside as fans Om being the Esther of the podcast and Grant being the most portable co-host of all time Back to the game! Oscar Fernández's substitution masterclass in the second half Thembi Kgatlana's terrifying impact Maitane's tactical fouling How Maitane's brilliant tackling created Atleti's second goal On Las Blancas' schedule, fixture congestion, and the injury situation not set to get any easier in the future Explaining the TV rights mess in detail and why we might not be able to watch certain games Spain's women footballers fighting against all obstacles to grow the sport Why women's football will win Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Reacting To A Thoroughly Humbling Defeat Against Levante

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 61:17

    On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: Thoughts on the lineup and rotations Evaluating Real Madrid's transfer strategy and the need for a defensive midfielder Levante's brilliant opener and the warning signs for Las Blancas Telling it how it was in regard to our defense Lucía Rodríguez's rough start to life in a white shirt Giving Levante their due credit The slightest of possible positives in regard to our double pivot The two Madrid players who had decent matches Claudia Zornoza's defensive weaknesses being magnified Whether any combination of subs could've changed anything The nuances that need sorting out in the Esther González-Nahikari García partnership Rocío Gálvez's poor showing Breaking down the awful defending on the three second-half goals conceded Alba Redondo rising to the offensive burden placed on her shoulders Looking towards the UWCL and Manchester City Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid - Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you. The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it's podcasts, going. Hosts this week: Om Arvind (@OmVAsports) Grant Little (@grantlittle09) Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas) - Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Betis Post-game PLUS explaining the Mbappe situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 119:48

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Moxy Hotel South Beach, which is where you should be booking your stay when you come see us in Miami for the live podcast in January. Book your tickets here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse discuss: Real Madrid's starting XI vs Real Betis Our press vs Betis's build-up Why our press was disjointed Our counter-pressing by comparison The wingback duel Real's defensive shape overall Casemiro's performance His usage rate Is he a dying breed? How would Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel use him? Isco's performance Why we struggled in the build-up phase Gareth Bale and Vinicius Jr Karim Benzema's performance Carlo Ancelotti's subs Marco Asensio's performance Miguel Gutierrez's performance Kylian Mbappe updates and potential tactical fit What happened? Why is this deal breaking down? Why was the Spanish media so confident about the deal? And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please join us over on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid for more bonus content. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Marta Cardona's Injury; What It's Like To Talk To Alexia Putellas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 71:46

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Bisha Hotel Toronto, where you should book your stay when you come see us in Toronto in October (Clasico weekend). Book your tickets here. On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: What we know about Marta Cardona's injury Could this have been prevented? How Cardona's departure affects the team and their prospects vs. Manchester City Why City are the favorites Grant attending the Women's International Champions Cup as an accredited journalist Grant's relationship with Morgan Weaver and several other Thorns' players Grant interviewing in Spanish! Mariona Caldentey “snubbing” Grant What it's like to interview someone with the aura of Alexia Putellas How seriously should we take tournaments like the WICC? Whether the Portland Thorns are one of the best teams in the world Sophia Smith being a superstar in the making Quickly recapping Real Madrid 8-0 Fundación Albacete Esther's incredible desire and work-rate in preseason Marina Salas' unofficial debut Ariana Arias playing on the wing Nahikari García finally scoring The ridiculous reason we couldn't watch Real Madrid 1-0 Madrid CFF DAZN messing up their livestream of the WICC match between Barcelona and the Houston Dash The terrible situation of Rayo Vallecano's players that we shouldn't ignore Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Levante Post-game, Aug 22: Isco starts, Vinny on fire, bad defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 113:22

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, where you should book your stay when you come see in New York in December for the live podcast. Book your tickets here. On this Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind discuss: WE ARE ENTERTAINED Carlo Ancelotti's Menthos The Casemiro - Fede Valverde - Isco trio Isco's role and performance Does he really slow the game down? Levante's high line Eden Hazard's performance Our attacking structure Casemiro's performance Entertainment vs efficiency Breaking down the goals that Real Madrid conceded Lucas Vazquez's performance Ancelotti's subs Marco Asensio taking over Isco's role in central midfield Vinicius Jr's performance Should he start? Ancelotti's post-game thoughts on Vinny Luka Jovic and Gareth Bale Lucas Vazqeuz as right back And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManaginMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Alaves Post-game: Real Madrid start with a bang

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 101:18

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Bisha Hotel Toronto, where you should book your stay when you come see us in Toronto in October (Clasico weekend). Book your tickets here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind discuss: Our initial reaction to Real Madrid's starting XI BBH attack David Alaba's performance His best position Alaves getting whatever they wanted on the flank Real Madrid's press Lucas Vazquez's performance Carlo Ancelotti's use of Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard Why Hazard is a different footballer now His overall performance Vinicius Jr's performance Karim Benzema - Eden Hazard connection Ancelotti's quote about Vinicius Jr Bale's performance The difference between the two halves Luka Modric's performance Eder Militao's performance Carlo Anceltti's subs Facundo Pellistri What is Marco Asensio's best position? And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why the CVC deal is terrible for La Liga

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 44:07

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, where you should book your stay when you come see in New York in December for the live podcast. Book your tickets here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Gabe Lezra discuss: Why the Lionel Messi situation is connected to the CVC deal Explaining La Liga's salary cap Barcelona's ridiculous mismanagement Why Real Madrid sold Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane Will Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero be registered? Will it get even worse for Barcelona? Why the CVC deal is problematic Is the CVC deal actually illegal? Why Real Madrid are filing a 'criminal' lawsuit against Javier Tebas Who owns audio and visual rights to La Liga What are the chances this still goes ahead? Preventing another Malaga situation And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AC Milan post-game and what it means for Odegaard, Isco, and other

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 67:58

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, where you should book your stay when you come see in New York in December for the live podcast. Book your tickets here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind discuss: Gareth Bale's performance A fast-paced first half David Alaba's debut Luka Jovic's performance Isco's performance What's going to happen to Martin Odegaard? Rodrygo Goes's performance and confidence levels Sergio Arribas Mariano Diaz's performance and future And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid for lots of bonus content. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Ultimate Las Blancas Crossover Podcast: Real Madrid Femenino 2020/21 Awards Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 77:09

    On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Om Arvind and Grant Little are joined by Raquel Barbadillo and Mente en Blanco hosts: Juan, Isa, and Reyes to discuss: Best goal/favorite goal of the 20/21 season MVP (Most Valuable Player) MIP (Most Improved Player) Underrated player of the season Best individual performance of the season Top three players to road trip with Player you'd most want to back you up in a fight Aznar's best tactical performance Aznar's most bizarre decision Funniest player on the team Best substitute performance Favorite moment of the season Opponent player's best performance vs. Real Madrid (can't include Barcelona players) Best celebration Transfer you're most excited for 3-a-side draft (no new signings; only 20/21 roster); vote for the best team! Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you. The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it's podcasts, going. Hosts this week: Om Arvind (@OmVAsports) Grant Little (@grantlittle09) Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas) Guests: Raquel Barbadillo (@raquelbars) Isa (@RegatenFemenino) Juan (@RMfutfem) Reyes (@_EnFemenino) Mente en Blanco (@meb_podcast) Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Sweden Advance To The Olympics Final; USWNT Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 62:12

    On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: Why the USWNT failed Does the US need to transition to a new generation? The power shift occurring in international women's football Which country is the best in the world? Will the old American guard be ready to move on? Christine Sinclair's class and unselfishness The good and bad of Australia's tactics The misuse of Ellie Carpenter Sweden's struggles offensively Australia's karma turning against them Bemoaning Fridolina Rolfö becoming a Barcelona player Kosovare Asllani's performance Is Sinclair being deployed in the right manner? What we expect from the USWNT in the bronze medal game The chaos that will be the final Olympic matchday Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Carlo Ancelotti rips Real Madrid's midfield apart

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 55:50

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, where you should book your stay when you come see in New York in December for the live podcast. Book your tickets here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down Real Madrid's 5 - 0 loss to AC Milan in the 1988 - 1989 European Cup 2nd leg semi-finals. (1st leg podcast can be found here): The starting line-ups for both teams Similarities between Paco Llorente and Marcos Llorente Real Madrid's initial promising start to the game before getting annihilated Should Real Madrid have had a penalty in the first half? The body language of the team with each passing Milan goal Milan's offside trap The issues of the Bernd Schuster - Martin Vazquez double pivot Carlo Ancelotti's perfomance And much more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please join us on Patreon for tons of bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rangers Post-game; Asllani's Performance in a wild day of Olympics football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 113:19

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, where you should book your stay when you come see in New York in December for the live podcast. This episode comes in two parts. Part One: Rangers post-game show Will any of these issues linger into the season? Sergio Arribas as striker Marcelo's performance Will we actually have to worry about significant Marcelo minutes? Will Martin Odegaard get many transition attacking opportunities this season? Ryan Kent and Fashion Sakala Steven Gerrard's tactics Part Two (53:40): Las Blancas discuss Sweden and Kosovare Asslani Great Britain's capacity to go deep in the tournament The issues with Chile's defensive approach Sweden's tactical organization being comparable to club sides Kosovare Asllani's critical defensive role and “double assignment” Sweden's unbelievable structural chemistry Lindsey Horan vs. Julie Ertz What the USWNT could've changed tactically to win [full analysis] Are both Peter Gerhardsson and Vlatko Andonovski playing 4-D chess and hiding their hand? The Sofia Jakobsson-Hanna Glas overload vs. Crystal Dunn Should the US drop Tobin Heath to be more defensive vs. Sweden? Asllani's impeccable transition passing and underrated offensive impact Jakobsson's best performance in a long time Quickly recapping the rest of the Olympics action in round one Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Sweden 3-0 USWNT; Asllani's Defensive Excellence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 54:44

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, where you should book your stay when you come see in New York in December for the live podcast. On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: Great Britain's capacity to go deep in the tournament The issues with Chile's defensive approach Sweden's tactical organization being comparable to club sides Kosovare Asllani's critical defensive role and “double assignment” Sweden's unbelievable structural chemistry Lindsey Horan vs. Julie Ertz What the USWNT could've changed tactically to win [full analysis] Are both Peter Gerhardsson and Vlatko Andonovski playing 4-D chess and hiding their hand? The Sofia Jakobsson-Hanna Glas overload vs. Crystal Dunn Should the US drop Tobin Heath to be more defensive vs. Sweden? Asllani's impeccable transition passing and underrated offensive impact Jakobsson's best performance in a long time Quickly recapping the rest of the Olympics action in round one Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour: Los Angeles, September Toronto, October Dallas, November New York, December Miami, January London, February Washington DC, March Chicago, April Mumbai, May Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All things Castilla Transfers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 48:06

    Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN LOS ANGELES Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN TORONTO Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN DALLAS Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN NEW YORK Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN CHICAGO Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN MIAMI Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN LONDON, UK Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN WASHINGTON DC Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN MUMBAI On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Sam Sharpe and Kristofer McCormack discuss: Fran Garcia to Rayo Vallecano The fee His Real Madrid chances  Diego Altube to Fuenlabrada The third goalkeeper spot What to do with young goalkeepers?  Franchu to Eibar  Hugo Duro returning to Getafe Barcelona B Juame Jardi moving to Castilla Return of mini El Clasico Pre-season Did you enjoy this podcast? Join us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Euro 2020 & Copa America Final post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 94:16

    Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN LOS ANGELES Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN TORONTO Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN DALLAS Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN NEW YORK Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN CHICAGO Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN MIAMI Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN LONDON, UK On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind discuss: The balance between tactical battles and pure entertainment How Italy controlled England's strong start Were these the two best teams in the tournament? England's conservatism Donnarumma Should coaches intervene and not let certain players take penalties? Which Real Madrid players will get back to the Spain squad? Casemiro vs Argentina Is Messi the GOAT? And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please join our Patreon family where you'll get tons of bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fede bounced; Casemiro and co. march on; Hazard, Copa, Euros, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 53:25

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Kristofer McCormack discuss: Fede Valverde's role with Uruguay Uruguay's issues Copa America needs a break. How to fix Copa America Casemiro vs Chile Spinazzola What will Italy adjust from the Belgium game Do we live in a simulation? And more. Thanks for being a Patron. We hope you enjoy the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hazard and Courtois advance to quarter-finals; Air Militao; Las Blancas vs Granadilla Tenerife post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 114:40

    Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN LOS ANGELES Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN TORONTO Reserve your spot to the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE IN DALLAS This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One: Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse review Euro action Thibaut Courtois's one completed dribble Eden Hazard's performance vs Portugal His synergy with Thorgan Hazard and Romelu Lukaku Renato Sanches Fernando Santos's decisions Hazard's injury Gareth Bale vs Denmark Spinazzola and tactical trends David Alaba vs Italy Good and bad use of stats Our favourite nostalgic games How we became Madridista And more. Part Two (1:06:38 ish): Grant Little and Om Arvind on Las Blancas The starting lineup Samara Ortíz's quality off the bench Real Madrid's easy control in the first half The chemistry that has been built over the season Sofia Jakobsson's final game for Las Blancas? Updates on Kosovare Asllani's contract situation Teresa Abelleira's golazo Assessing Jakobsson's performance Comparing the Sofia of last season with the one we saw this season Madrid completely switching off in the second half Cristina Martin-Prieto's bully-ball and shades of Mayra Ramírez The irony of David Aznar's subs The hilarious image of Marta Cardona Misa's Zamora award The massive defensive improvement from the Tacón days Why the next few seasons will be more about holding our position rather than catching Barcelona Future podcast plans We can hear the UWCL anthem already Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kroos and Germany's blitz of Portugal; Santa Teresa CD 1 - 5 Real Madrid Femenino Post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 111:15

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One: Euro weekend recap with Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind Toni Kroos vs Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo vs Germany Gareth Bale vs Italy His tournament so far His playmaking role His physical deterioration Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane vs Hungary Fede Valvede vs Argentina David Alaba vs Netherlands Victor Chust vs Pablo Ramon vs Mario Gila Antonio Blanco Aliens And more. Part Two (52:35 ish): Grant Little and Om Arvind discuss Real Madrid Femenino's win over Santa Teresa Worries before the game Thoughts on the rotations Real Madrid's explanations for why Thaisa and Marta Corredera weren't in the squad Marta Cardona's brilliance on the opening goals Is Cardona's scoring sustainable going into next season? How the second goal reveals Lorena Navarro's impact on the entire match Why Las Blancas could handle the press in the 4-2-3-1 this time The best team goal of the day Samara Ortíz's big moment and Kosovare Asllani's class Asllani's under-the-radar performance Sofia Jakobsson's and Asllani's legacies of sacrifice The two Swedes peaking at different times Maite Oroz's great showing Is Maite best as a pivot or should she be used further forward? The importance of tempo control from your deep-lying playmaker Ariana Arias' bright cameo and goal Sara Ezquerro fulfilling her dream and the feel-good nature of the game Misa's pure joy for her teammate The one blemish on the night This team being the one thing that saved us over the last year or so Future content plans and a possible surprise? Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Recapping the opening weekend of the Euros and Copa America

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 46:09

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, Kristofer McCormack, and Grant Little discuss: Christian Eriksen Casemiro, Eder Militao, and Vinicius Jr vs Venezuela Luka Modric vs England Croatia's issues Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard vs Russia Eden Hazard's post-game interview Romelu Lukaku And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please join us over on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid for lots of bonus content during the Euros and Copa America this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Revisiting La Septima; Las Blancas Qualify For UWCL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 142:57

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One: Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HERE WE COME!!! The Madridismo-remontada spirit in this team What the league table looks like, because why not? Explaining how the UWCL qualifiers work What we can tell you about the Chioma Ubogagu situation Thoughts on the lineup How both teams exploited each other well from a tactical perspective Maite Oroz's unusually poor start The brutal way Real Madrid Femenino conceded the first goal Lucía Rodríguez's (future Madrid player) good performance Las Blancas' strong response to going down The feeling that the game was going against us Teresa Abelleira's magnificent, clutch display Teresa's importance on throw-ins Why Marta Cardona and Sofia Jakobsson need to swap positions more The one big weakness with the 4-3-3 false nine/4-4-2 diamond approach and how it allowed Real Sociedad to score their second goal The unreal mentality of this side Kenti Robles stepping up defensively Initial reaction to the David Aznar subs Why the change to the double pivot worked in this case How Teresa's retention off of throw-ins created our first goal Breaking down Madrid's equalizing goal Jessica Martínez's impact on the third goal and her Real Madrid legacy The historic nature of this season Shouting out all the wonderful people that helped and educated us Why Real Madrid creating a women's team is so important Thanking the listeners and patrons Part Two (1:15:3): Kiyan Sobhani and Kristofer McCormack revisit La Septima: The context of surrounding the 1998 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus and why it was such an important game Was is the biggest night in Real Madrid history? The deep coaching pool that came out of that Juve team Jupp Heynckes still kicking after coaching us to a title in 98 Lorenzo Sanz's revolution Elvir Baljic Who's aged the best? The Fernando Hierro - Manolo Sanchis partnership Zinedine Zidane's performance Edgar Davids vs Clarence Seedorf Roberto Carlos's greatness His finals record Roberto Carlos vs Marcelo If Twitter was around for the Ferenc Puskas signing.. Was Predrag Mijatovic offside? The importance of his goal and celebration And more Did you enjoy this podcast? Please joins us on Tuesday's and Thursdays's ALL SUMMER over on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    David Alaba's fit; Jorge de Frutos; Real Madrid's next manager

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 91:08

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One: Kiyan Sobhani discusses David Alaba Where is Alaba's best position? Will he get many minutes in midfield? His salary What does his arrival mean for the other defenders? And more. Part Two (23:35): Kristofer McCormack and Ruben Skjerping discuss: Myself and Ruben talked about: Antonio Blanco call up to the Under-21s Would we care if Real Madrid didn't prioritise Spanish youngsters Castilla coach stock at the club vs when they leave.  Our preferred choice for senior team manager  Jorge deFrutos  Did you enjoy this podcast? Please join us for more bonus content over on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Athletic Bilbao 1 - 3 Real Madrid Femenino — The Good Tactics Game

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 52:50

    On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: The state of the league table; UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification updates Was the formation a 4-4-2 diamond or a 4-3-3 with a false nine? Re-energized individual performances Comprehensive explanation of why the offensive system worked Marta Cardona and Sofia Jakobsson adapting to inside forward roles Why spacing and structure is so important and how that enables off-ball gravity The attacking shape and its relation to good counterpressing Real Madrid Femenino’s diamond press Breaking down the first goal and how it embodied everything good about Madrid’s tactical approach Maintaining the momentum created by structural advantages Analyzing Las Blancas’ second goal Cardona magic Raquel is always right Cardona’s xG overperformance Discussing Real Madrid’s third goal Aurélie Kaci’s overall performance Athletic Bilbao’s second half adjustment that troubled Madrid a bit The one blemish on our display David Aznar’s subs and the way they impacted the game Lorena Navarro’s positive cameo and press resistance Being able to almost taste the Champions League next season Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Season reflection / what's next / Villarreal post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 102:59

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind discuss: Why there is plenty of room to be critical even if you're proud of the team Going over all of the team's injuries Dispersing the blame, diagnosing the problems Rodrygo's injuries, playing time, and efficiently in limited playing time How do we solve the lack of productivity from the wings? Why the blame goes around to more than one person Rating the team's best and worst performers this season Real Madrid's tactical issues vs Villarreal Our pressing structure Zinedine Zidane's 'one-off' decisions Breaking down the Pino's goal Why wasn't our offense clicking? Zidane's subs Yet another great Karim Benzema season Is Zidane leaving? And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content over on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Athletic post-game; Castilla fall; Raul’s fit; Las Blancas post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 143:14

    This mega episode of the Managing Madrid comes in two parts. Part One: Athletic post-game / Castilla eliminated / Raul as a manager with Kiyan Sobhani, Sam Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack, Ruben Skjerping Dealing with the absolute La Liga chaos in the 2nd half Raul Garcia’s red card and Luis Suarez’s goal Thank God Miguel Gutierrez started... How would Miguel and Antonio Blanco have helped Castilla today? Why Castilla absolutely need to get to Segunda Was Miguel always this good? Should we have even called up Blanco? Terrible playoff rules What does Castilla look like next season? Marvin Park vs Sergio Santos Miguel’s performance vs Athletic Our press Fede Valverde’s performance Eder Militao vs Iñaki Williams An insane lack of offensive production outside of Karim Benzema Reflecting on Vinicius Jr’s time at Castilla Zinedine Zidane’s sub Is Raul Gonzalez ready to coach Real Madrid? Xabi Alonso and Guti as options Massimiliano Allegri Difference between Raul and Zidane Does Zidane leaving mean Kylian Mbappe is not coming? The sacrifice needed to make room for Mbappe Part Two (1:30:45): Real Madrid Femenino 2 - 0 Eibar post-game with Om Arvind and Grant Little League table updates! Grant can’t forgive me Corredera as a left-winger! Again... Eibar’s reduced intensity and defensive scheme Marta Cardona’s influence over our offensive efficacy How Maite Oroz and Teresa Abelleira controlled the first half Teresa’s press resistance on the opener Why we had less control at the start of the second half Were David Aznar’s subs pre-prepared or a reaction to the game? Jessica Martínez’s impact A little segment on the underrated Lorena Navarro and her game-sealing goal Getting excited about Marta Cardona, Olga Carmona, and Real Madrid receiving international attention from playing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League next season English football bias in the media Why we can’t hate Barcelona Femení The similarities between Barca and the USWNT UWCL final predictions And much more Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider joining our big Real Madrid family for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. -- Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you. The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it’s podcasts, going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Athletic Club Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 33:30

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez discuss: What's changed since we last faced Athletic Club? New manager bounce wearing off Iker Muniain Why Iñaki Williams may not start Miguel Gutierrez or Marcelo? Playing without Toni Kroos Athletic's defense Key matchups Lineups And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A controversial draw vs Sevilla

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 109:04

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind discuss: The handball incident(s), an entire penalty sequence for Sevilla Revising the new (revised) FIFA handball rules Zinedine Zidane and Marco Asensio's quotes after the game Zidane's starting lineup Our defensive shape How we limited Sevilla's chances Oure press Sevilla's ball progression issues Suso's danger What happened on Fernando's goal? 'Respecting set pieces' The performances of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr Vinicius's miss What changed in the 2nd half? Long range shots The disallowed goal Alvaro Odriozola's performance Fede Valverde's performance Toni Kroos's performance His assist to Asensio Chances of a La Liga title now Eden Hazard's goal And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Rayo Vallecano 0 - 3 Real Madrid Femenino

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 64:45

    On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: The state of the league table Looking at teams’ form in only the second half of the season The lazy vibe around the game No Marta Corredera as a left-winger! Olga Carmona’s performance in attack How Real Madrid reacted to Rayo Vallecano’s conservative defensive block Teresa Abelleira’s role and underutilization Why threatening through the middle can help you succeed out wide Marta Cardona’s most underrated trait The origins of the first goal was peak Corredera Discussing David Aznar’s second half tactical tweak Being personally trolled by Aznar The big Jessica Martínez debate How should we judge strikers? Headers are harder than you think How much the second goal of the game meant to Jessica A thorough breakdown of the third goal and how we can repeat the sequence going forward Chioma Ubogagu’s bright substitute appearance and the stylistic differences she offers Praising Kenti Robles The awesome interaction between a fan and Marta Cardona, which has spawned an inside joke and a nickname The special place women’s football is in right now and why it won’t last Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Loan-Tracker: Gareth Bale's hat-trick, Ceballos's Europa League nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 34:04

    On this loan-tracker episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos vs Newcastle and Villarreal Should Ceballos return to Arsenal? Gareth Bale's hat-trick Reinier Jesus's cameo Takefusa Kubo vs Villarreal Borja Mayoral vs Benevento And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Join us for the Chelsea preview on Tuesday, and the post-game show on Zoom on Wednesday, all over on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Femenino 1 - 1 Sporting Huelva

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 69:51

    On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: League table updates Ranting about Marta Corredera as a left-winger Why isn’t Chioma Ubogagu being used? Analyzing Sporting Huelva’s press What modern great teams have that Real Madrid Femenino lack The fundamental problem with Las Blancas’ build-up Why was the game so chaotic? Om decides to talk forever Why formations aren’t really “tactics” Grant explains what Om was trying to say in five seconds Misa saving us Ball don’t lie! Mayra Ramírez’s epic performance David Aznar probably feeling that his lineup decisions were justified by the goal Where were the substitutions? Why Madrid had more control in the second half Grant being naive Boiling down what makes a good manager to the basics The most disappointing thing about Sporting’s goal from the All White’s perspective Corner kick frustration Frustrations boiling over with Aznar Grant forgets the result smh Is Marta Cardona getting back to her best? The Brazilian lads showing up to watch the gals play Super quick UEFA Women’s Champions League recap No more margin for error; no more excuses Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Osasuna Post-game; Dominant Militao

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 68:44

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: Zinedine Zidane's starting XI and rotations The Casemiro - Blanco double-pivot The role of the front-four Our collective defensive performance Antonio Blanco's performance Eden Hazard's performance Will he start vs Chelsea? Eder Militao is a complete weapon in the box Marco Asensio's performance Marcelo's performance Ranking this year's secret weapons If we win the Champions League given the circumstance, where does it rank? "Next man up" Short corners Isco's performance Miguel Gutierrez's performance And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Join us this Tuesday over on Patreon for a mega Chelsea preview podcast: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mega Chelsea Preview; Las Blancas Win; Loan-Tracker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 137:03

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in three parts. Part One: Chelsea preview with Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez Why tomorrow's game is historic Chelsea's defense Why both teams are similar Chelsea's strengths How will Thomas Tuchel approach this game? How to defend Chelsea better than Manchester City did How to stop Chelsea in transition Chelsea's weaknesses Will Vinicius have space vs Cesar Azpilicueta? What do Chelsea miss without Mateo Kovacic? How much will Real Madrid press? The physicality of Chelsea Options without Ferland Mendy Predicted lineups for both teams And more. Part Two (39:20): Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little Good vibes! The state of the league table and race for UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification Thoughts on David Aznar’s big brain lineup What changed that allowed Real Madrid Femenino to start better than they did in the Copa de la Reina quarter-finals? Kosovare Asllani deciding to carry from minute one How much the tactics actually altered in this win Madrid CFF’s overreliance on offensive set-pieces Breaking down both Las Blancas goals Kenti Robles’ hilarious reaction to scoring Ex-Tacón player Osinache Ohale’s defending Why Marta Cardona was subbed off at the half Substitute Estela Fernández’s impact Real Madrid’s set-piece defending Assessment of Marta Corredera as a winger Kenti’s performance Olga Carmona’s complete skillset Just how high is Olga’s ceiling? Why Aznar might stick with the 4-2-3-1 going forward Quick tactical review of the 1st leg of the UWCL semi-finals: PSG-Barcelona; Bayern-Chelsea Thanking those above for Ata Football broadcasting Primera Iberdrola matches Part Three (1:37:10): Loan-tracker with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse Dani Ceballos vs Everton His 'Kroos syndrome' Martin Odegaard's return Sergio Reguilon's form Gareth Bale vs Southampton and Manchester City Could Karim Benzema and Harry Kane co-exist? Luka Jovic vs Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg Matt's Jovic prediction The case for Borja Mayoral's return to Real Madrid Reinier Jesus vs Union Berlin Takefusa Kubo vs Barcelona Brahim Diaz vs Sassuolo Jesus Vallejo eaten alive by Kike And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Join us on Zoom for the Chelsea post-game show. Get access at: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Real Betis Post-game; Hazard's Return; Castilla Corner

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 101:55

    This Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One: Real Betis post-game with Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind Matt's chipped tooth and Om's broken laptop Zinedine Zidane's starting XI Marco Asensio and Rodrygo Goes on the wings Isco's role The visible absence of Toni Kroos and Fede Valverde Luka Modric's fatigue Real Betis's performance Real Madrid's bad press Bad transition defense Karim Benzema's performance What happened to our defense in the 2nd half? Who is Eder Militao's best defensive partner? Zidane's ubs Eden Hazard's performance Different xG models / flaws Vinicius Jr's performance Mini Chelsea preview And more. Part Two (1:11:11): Castilla Corner with Sam Sharpe and Kristofer McCormack Original takes on the Superleague and more.  Castilla and the Superleague  Perez The start to the promotion phase of Segunda B Antonio Blanco in the first team Castilla products in the first team And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    European Super League Emergency Podcast + Getafe Post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 103:33

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One (European Super League talk with Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind): Latest Super League updates at the time of recording How similar would it be to an American sports league? Would it kill football? The irony of UEFA and FIFA opposing it Fluff quotes from owners Real Madrid and Champions league divorce And more. Part Two -- 38:20 -- (Post-game podcast with Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear): Zinedine Zidane's starting XI vs Getafe The decision to rest Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos The tactical plan, and issues that came with it Getafe's physicality Vinicius's performance Mariano Diaz's performance Rodrygo Goes's role Isco's role and performance Marco Asensio's performance Thibaut Courtois's heroics Eder Militao's performance Why didn't Takefusa Kubo get on the field? Isco's physical state Luka Modric's performance Can Alvaro Odriozola have a good career somewhere? And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Getafe Preview Show: We're Dropping Like Flies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 20:50

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Jose Perez discusses: -      Summarizing Getafe’s issues in numbers -      Pressing struggles during pandemic ball -      Goalscoring problems with Getafe’s strikers -      The integration of Kubo and Aleña -      Bordalás formation experiments -      Kubo’s end product issues -      Getafe’s expected 4-2-3-1 lineup -      Starting Kubo or Nyom at right wing -      Real’s expected lineup -      No starting defensive line -      Replacing Casemiro -      Militão and Chust in the air -      Defending Getafe in the box -      Benzema and Vinicius vs Getafe’s high line Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us on Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    El Clasico Post-game Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 49:18

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: Real Madrid's starting XI in Clasico The team's defensive issues Fede Valverde's role Barcelona's vertical outlets Zinedine Zidane's decisions Curveballs out of Zidane's control (Lucas Vazquez's injury, the weather) Karim Benzema vs inexperienced center-backs The performances of Casemiro, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric Vinicius Jr's performance Alvaro Odriozola's performance Antoine Griezmann's role off the bench Zidane's subs And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content, including the Liverpool 2nd leg post-game podcast live on Zoom: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mega Liverpool Preview Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 150:12


    This free episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One, Kiyan Sobhani is joined by Ryan O'Hanlon to discuss: Liverpool hitting form Have they just been unlucky this season? Facing Liverpool's press without Sergio Ramos La Liga's tactical struggles Should Jurgen Klopp play Naby Keita / Georginio Wijnaldum? How will Liverpool lineup? The effect of Ozan Kabak Who will win the midfield battle? James Milner or Wijnaldum Kabak and Nathan Phillips vs Karim Benzema and Casemiro in the box What should worry Real Madrid fans most about Liverpool? What should worry Liverpool fans most about Real Madrid? Liverpool's pace And more. Par Two, Om Arvind is joined by Josh Williams: Overview of Jürgen Klopp’s general offensive and defensive tactics How much of Liverpool’s defensive woes can be put down to injuries? The reasons behind Liverpool’s offensive struggles Liverpool and Real Madrid being better suited for the Champions League The underrated importance of offensive set-pieces to Liverpool’s attack Does Thiago fit Liverpool’s system? The similarities between Thiago’s and Paul Scholes’ defending Liverpool’s Champions League DNA Do Liverpool fans still hate Sergio Ramos as much as they did in 2018? What about Real Madrid scares Josh and what Madrid can do to win Sergio Ramos might be a bigger miss for Los Blancos’ offense than defense Can Madrid exploit Liverpool’s high line? Should Real press or sit in a low block? How Om would set up the team What Liverpool can exploit The abundance of speed in Madrid’s defensive line Can Liverpool take advantage of Casemiro’s and Ferland Mendy’s press resistance weaknesses? The Anfield crowd vs. the Bernabéu Which team wins at full strength? And much more Did you enjoy this podcast? Join us on Patreon / Zoom after the Liverpool game: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    The final hurdle before Liverpool: Eibar post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 57:48

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: How Real Madrid dealt with Eibar's press Luka Modric's role The roles of Marcelo and Lucas Vazquez Marco Asensio's performance Isco's performance Should we go with three at the back vs Liverpool and Barcelona? Managing Madrid, 50 years from now Eibar's low quality chances Zinedine Zidane's subs Sergio Arribas and Vinicius Jr's cameos off the bench Should Eden Hazard play during hell week? What is it like playing in a thunder storm? Karim Benzema's performance And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us for lots of bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Quinta del Buitre vs Sacchi's Milan; Las Blancas Post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 162:48

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One (Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little) Quick recap of Barcelona-Sevilla The current outlook of the race for the UEFA Women’s Champions League spots Is the “every game is a final” talk becoming cheap? How to balance rotations Real Madrid Femenino forgetting how to control proceedings Depor’s brave start to the game Explaining why Marta Corredera’s performance can be so drastically different from one minute to the next The Depor players that impressed Thoughts on Olga Carmona coming on for Jessica Martínez Breaking down the first and second goals Is Kosovare Asllani fit? Teresa Abelleira and Olga as bright spots in the match Grant’s Corredera agenda The Las Blancas players we stan Marta Cardona’s ironclad case for Real Madrid Femenino MVP Transfer rumors Saturday’s WSL games Tottenham’s old coach (now Real Betis’ current coach) taking shots at his old team on twitter The — and maybe soon to be diminished — authenticity of women’s football Grant giving Om a heart attack and their resulting bet The Mente en Blanco podcast will interview Real Madrid TV commentator Arancha Rodríguez on Sunday (March 27) And much more Part Two -- 1:10:58 -- (Real Madrid 1 - 1 AC Milan, 1988-89 European Cup semi-final, 1st leg) Quinta del Buitre vs Arrigo Sachi's Milan Advanced tactics from Sachi Insane physicality How would this level of football hold up today? The context of the 88-89 season Starting XI's for both sides Terrible passing from both Gallego's role Insane offside traps Individual standouts Bernd Schuster's role Franco Baresi's line-breaking Carlo Ancelotti's performance Terrible refereeing Should you put a defender on the post on corners? Things that won't age well in football Marco Van Basten's performance The evolution of tactics Paolo Maldini vs Chendo The back-pass rule And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Real Madrid Femenino 1 - 2 Levante UD

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 89:38

    On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss: The current state of the race for the UEFA Women’s Champions League spots The injuries that affected both starting lineups The chaos and frenetic pace of the opening 20 minutes Analyzing Levante’s press How Real Madrid Femenino regained control of the half Levante’s struggles against Madrid’s high press The inefficiencies in Las Blancas’ possession circuit The high-risk high-reward style of Levante’s build-up The importance of Madrid’s press in creating the opening goal Was Marta Cardona’s spinning backheel pass intentional? The irony of Levante’s equalizer Could Claudia Florentino have done better to stop Esther González from scoring? Whether Esther is the best striker in Spain or not The reasons behind Madrid’s inability to control the second half Thoughts on David Aznar taking Maite Oroz and Teresa Abelleira off for Kosovare Asllani and Thaisa Breaking down the critical mistakes Real Madrid made on the goal in the 93rd minute Marta Corredera’s Jekyll and Hyde performance Sofia Jakobsson’s up and down form Real Madrid TV’s disastrous coverage of the game And much more Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you. The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it’s podcasts, going. Hosts this week: Om Arvind (@OmVAsports) Grant Little (@grantlittle09) Las Blancas (@las_blancas) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Celta Vigo Post-game, March 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 66:29

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: Real Madrid's starting XI vs Celta Vigo Fede Valverde's role Real's pressing structure Luka Modric's press-resistancy Celta Vigo's press Vinicius Jr's performance Is Toni Kroos and underrated dribbler? Celta Vigo's defense Our performance on the wings 4-3-3 vs 4-4-2 Vinicius's 'chest' chance Breaking down both of Karim Benzema's goals Why was Santi Mina unmarked on his goal? Marco Asensio's performance A discussion on longevity and sports science And more Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Atalanta 2nd leg preview; Real Madrid Femenino vs Atletico Post-game

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 111:48

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One (Las Blancas post-game with Grant Little and Om Arvind): The current state of the quest to qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League Thoughts on Real Madrid Femenino’s and Atlético Madrid’s lineups Some kinks with Real’s high press Olga Carmona being sent off Ludmila’s game-changing ability as an athlete Why Atléti seemed to struggle more against ten players Was Maite Oroz the right player to take off? Debating Maite’s and Teresa Abelleira’s defensive abilities vs. Aurélie Kaci’s and Thaisa’s Why keeping Jessica Martínez on was the right decision Should Laia Alexandri have gotten a direct red for her foul on Jessica? The tactical issues with Atlético Madrid’s left-hand side The impact of José Luis Sánchez Vera’s half-time subs Jessica’s warrior-like display Breaking down the winning goal Sofia Jakobsson’s brilliant finish Praising Marta Corredera Ivana Andrés’ and Claudio Florentino’s performances Deyna Castellano’s second yellow and her rough past couple of weeks Did David Aznar have any other choice but to replace the injured Claudia with striker Lorena Navarro? The team’s togetherness and spirit Real Madrid Femenino are inspiring young girls everywhere Part Two -- 1:16:00 -- (Atalanta 2nd leg preview with Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez) How different will Atalanta look in the 2nd leg? What's going on Josep Ilicic? Ilicic vs Zapata Revisiting Atalanta's loss to Inter Milan What are Real Madrid's options without Casemiro? What's the best one out of those options? Key matchups Predictions And more. Join us LIVE on Zoom for the Atalanta post-game show. For access: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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