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    Las Blancas Podcast: Athenea Torches Rosenborg (Again)

    Las Blancas Podcast: Athenea Torches Rosenborg (Again)

    On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Om Arvind and Yash Thakur discuss:

    Weir as a false right winger again

    Rosenborg’s smart tactical adjustments

    The performances of Rosenborg wingers Hansen and Jøsendal

    Real Madrid’s poor decision-making in the first half

    Why Madrid struggled to slow the game down

    Whether our midfield actually has a ‘controller’ profile

    The good and bad of Athenea and Weir swapping sides

    How well Maite and Weir operated together

    Maite’s tactical mentality

    How Teresa Abelleira changed the game

    Las Blancas possibly making a historically-important improvement in their possession game

    The better performer over the two legs: Weir or Athenea

    Athenea looking like she’s making the leap to the next level

    Lucía finding her Real Sociedad form

    How Madrid’s offense might get better without any blockbuster signings

    A listener question: can others catch Barcelona this season?

    Why no Real Madrid player was in the email to the RFEF

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    Hosts this week:
    Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)
    Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)
    Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    El Caso Figo reaction with co-director David Tryhorn

    El Caso Figo reaction with co-director David Tryhorn

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and David Tryhorn discuss:


    Jarring scenes at the Camp Nou upon Luis Figo's return as a Real Madrid player

    Pep Guardiola's relationship with Figo

    What would Figo's legacy at Barcelona been had he stayed?

    Roberto Carlos's standout quotes

    Figo's hairstyle

    Joan Gaspart publicly stating he’s not going to improve Figo’s contract

    Figo's perception of Gaspart

    Jose Ramon de la Morena making up stories at Michel Salgado's wedding

    Jose Veiga's pre-contract

    The politician side of Florentino Perez

    How many of the protagonists in the documentary interacted with each other?

    “I am telling the truth because i am the protagonist”

    Why would Veiga sign that agreement?

    Gaspart: “If he signed with real madrid there’s nothing can be done”

    The omission of the pig’s head

    Figo being unhappy in his presentation

    Parallels to Bernd Schuster and Michael Laudrup

    Barca’s treatment of their stars

    Paulo Futre

    The 'what if' of not signing Figo

    The pressure on him

    Does it make us look at the Mbappe saga differently?

    Difference between Perez and Gaspart

    And a ton more.


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    Hosts this week:
    Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)
    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Castilla vs Badajoz post-game

    Castilla vs Badajoz post-game

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kristofer McCormack, Ruben Skjerping, and Hridyam Arora discuss:

    Noel López making his mark in his first start

    Castilla’s incredible attacking depth

    No minutes for Álvaro Leiva. Is Raúl sending out a signal?

    Does Arribas need the media’s help to convince Ancelotti?

    Carlos Dotor’s potential

    The fall of Deportivo, and looking back at Guti’s taconazo at the Riazor

    How important is the Copa del Rey? Should Castilla players get more opportunities?


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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.
    Hosts this week:
    Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)
    Kristofer McCormack (@CastillaCorner)
    Hridyam Arora (@hridarora22)
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    • 40 min
    Las Blancas Podcast: Why Weir Excelled At “Right Wing” vs. Rosenborg

    Las Blancas Podcast: Why Weir Excelled At “Right Wing” vs. Rosenborg

    On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Om Arvind and Yash Thakur discuss:

    The UEFA coefficient mattering

    The reasons Freja Siri and Rocío started

    Weir on the right wing not being a surprise

    Rosenborg’s tactics

    Why Weir on the right worked and why it didn’t with Maite in the past

    The beautiful dynamics of the box midfield

    Having a new solution vs. deep blocks

    How Maite and Weir can play together

    Athenea’s genius goal

    Toletti’s excellent performance

    The tactical versatility of Real Madrid’s midfield

    Freja’s debut

    Toril timing Freja’s inclusion well

    Madrid’s press resistance issues

    Esther’s role changing next to Weir

    The increase in fines for yellow and red cards

    And more


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    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)
    Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)
    Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    BREAKING: Vinicius's agent denies threats made by El Chiringuito

    BREAKING: Vinicius's agent denies threats made by El Chiringuito

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.

    Part One: Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete discuss:


    Inaki Angulo's initial report that Spanish TV show El Chiringuito threatened Vinicius Jr to not post his social media video opposing racism

    Managing Madrid's conversation with Vinicius Jr's agent, who denied the story

    Why would this be initially reported if it wasn't true?

    Josep Pederol's response

    A reflection on Vinicius’s performance against Atletico Madrid on the weekend

    And more.


    Part Two: Ruben Skjerping and Kristofer McCormack discuss:


    First goal for Iker Bravo

    Comical own goals, but improved defending

    Is Arribas the best player in the division? Should we raise our expectations for him?

    Looking back at Vinícius being bitten while playing for Castilla against Atlético B

    Atlético ultras’ racist behavior against Juvenil A

    Who is the player equivalent of Sam Sharpe?



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    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:

    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
    Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarrete)
    Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)
    Kristofer McCormack (@CastillaCorner)
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Atletico Post-game; won but tainted

    Atletico Post-game; won but tainted

    On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear discuss:

    The racist chants inside and outside the stadium all night

    The unfortunate normalization of racism

    The lack of action taken by Atletico Madrid and La Liga

    A break down of both of Real Madrid's goals

    The difference between the tactics tonight from Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone

    The performances of Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes, Fede Valverde, Ferland Mendy, Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann, Mario Hermoso, and more.

    Post-game quotes from both coaches

    Real Madrid's run without Karim Benzema

    Reflecting on the decision not to sign a right-winger

    And more.

    Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of exclusive content over on 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:
    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
    Euan McTear (@emctear)
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    • 1 hr 10 min

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