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    Villarreal Post-game, LIVE IN LA

    Villarreal Post-game, LIVE IN LA

    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


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Real Madrid Absolutely Cook Mallorca

    Real Madrid Absolutely Cook Mallorca

    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.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Vinny and Benzema strike again to take down Valencia at Mestalla

    Vinny and Benzema strike again to take down Valencia at Mestalla

    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.


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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Vinicius and Benzema blitz Celta Vigo; Real Madrid Femenino lose to Atletico Madrid

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

    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



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    • 3 hrs 9 min
    Las Blancas Podcast: Reacting To A Thoroughly Humbling Defeat Against Levante

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

    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


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    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.
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    Grant Little (@grantlittle09)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Betis Post-game PLUS explaining the Mbappe situation

    Betis Post-game PLUS explaining the Mbappe situation

    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.


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    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

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Great show

Brilliant show Kiyan, Gabe, Om and all you guys at MM. I look forward to both your weekly podcasts and find it really insightful

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Wonderful show

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Brillant, Brilliant, Brilliant work by Kiyan and the gang. Love it

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