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    Las Blancas Podcast: Reacting To David Aznar’s Dismissal & Alberto Toril’s Appointment

    Las Blancas Podcast: Reacting To David Aznar’s Dismissal & Alberto Toril’s Appointment

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by The Guild. Use code ManagingMadrid for at 15% discount upon checkout!

    On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

    The David Aznar dismissal blindsiding almost everyone, including Aznar himself and the players

    Ana Rossell’s position possibly being under threat

    Our reactions to the news

    Chiringuito breaking it first

    The final straw on the camel’s back for the board

    Why now and not before

    Alberto Toril’s lack of experience in women’s football

    Whether the length of Toril’s contract means anything

    Why assistant coach Irene Ferreras wasn’t appointed as manager

    Toril’s CV, coaching history, and accomplishments

    What Castilla followers think of Toril

    Toril’s tactics with Castilla and Elche

    Toril’s tactics vs. Aznar’s

    How Toril’s tactics might fit Real Madrid’s players

    When we’ll be able to have an idea of Toril’s vision for the team

    What Toril’s biggest positive effect will be in the short term

    Aznar’s legacy


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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)
    Grant Little (@grantlittle09)
    Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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    • 48 min
    Sevilla Post-game: Vinicius The Superstar; Benzema Passes Henry

    Sevilla Post-game: Vinicius The Superstar; Benzema Passes Henry

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Bisha Hotel Toronto. Book your stay with Bisha and used code SOCIAL upon checkout.
    On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

    The absolute greatness of the Vinicius Jr goal

    Why Sevilla were the better team in the 1st half

    Casemiro's performance

    Sevilla’s build-up

    Real Madrid's press and counter press

    Marco Asensio’s performance

    Eder Militao’s performance

    Dani Carvajal’s performance

    Eduardo Camavinga and Fede Valverde's performance off the bench

    Carlo Ancelotti's rotations and the team's fatigue

    Karim Benzema vs Thierry Henry

    Vinicius Jr vs Phil Foden

    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:
    Kiyan Sobhani (@kiyanSo)
    Matt Wiltse (@mattWiltse4)
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    • 52 min
    Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Self Sabotage vs. Alavés

    Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Self Sabotage vs. Alavés

    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 Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

    Whether this is the most frustrating Real Madrid Femenino game we’ve ever watched

    The Freja Olofsson transfer rumors

    The actual attractiveness of Madrid as a project

    Optimism on the starting eleven

    The true lineup fiasco

    Aznar — yes, Aznar — scoring

    Being tired

    What Alavés did well tactically

    Positive vs. negative criticism

    How the diamond started to work

    The only way Nahikari García scores

    Real, actual dominance

    The most inexplicable set of substitutions you’ll ever see

    The insane drop off in performance after the changes

    The complete lack of process-oriented thinking and decision-making

    Tactical inconsistency over the course of the season

    The necessity of a coherent playing philosophy

    Claudia Zornoza’s classy long-distance passing

    The Esther-Nahikari duo working

    Teresa Abelleira looking off since coming back from injury

    The innocent excitement of preseason feeling so far away





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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)
    Grant Little (@grantlittle09)
    Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)




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    • 45 min
    Granada Post-game: Real Madrid comfortably score four away from home

    Granada Post-game: Real Madrid comfortably score four away from home

    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 and Matt Wiltse discuss:


    David Alaba’s performance

    Casemiro’s performance

    The interchangeability of the center backs and Casemiro

    Granada's defense

    Toni Kroos’s performance

    Marco Asensio’s performance

    Karim Benzema’s performance

    Vinicius Jr's performances

    Our set piece routines

    Breaking down the goals we scored, as well as the one we conceded

    Luka Modric’s performance

    Can Vinicius sustain this all season?

    And more.


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    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
    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)
    Matt Wiltse (@mattWiltse4)
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    • 54 min
    Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Put Up A Much Better Fight In Round 2 vs. PSG

    Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Put Up A Much Better Fight In Round 2 vs. PSG

    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, hosts Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

    What prompted Real Madrid to open the Di Stéfano stadium to the general public

    Story time with Om

    Differences between press conferences with the men’s and women’s teams

    David Aznar living up to his pre-match words

    Trying to predict the formation beforehand

    What the formation actually was

    The pros to Aznar’s tactics

    The cons to Aznar’s tactics

    The impact of the fans

    Maite Oroz’s incredible performance on the ball

    Claudia Zornoza’s noteworthy contributions

    This PSG not being the same team we faced last time out

    The trend with away teams in the Champions League

    Madrid’s key defensive change

    The impact of the loss vs. Lyon on PSG

    Set-pieces, set-pieces, set-pieces

    Whether Athenea del Castillo should’ve come on earlier

    Why PSG got better in the second half

    Poor Lucía Rodríguez

    Aznar throwing in the towel after Las Blancas went down 2-0

    Ivana Andrés playing at left center-back in a back four

    Sakina Karchaoui turning up the heat

    Misa’s performance

    Olga Carmona’s insane level of defensive activity

    Match stats

    And more


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    A wild Sunday: Jovic, Modric, Carvajal qualify for World Cup. PLUS: Vinny + Mbappe + Benzema connection, Hazard's role, and more.

    A wild Sunday: Jovic, Modric, Carvajal qualify for World Cup. PLUS: Vinny + Mbappe + Benzema connection, Hazard's role, and more.

    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, Kiyan Sobhani, Jose Perez, and Mehedi Hassan discuss:

    Spain vs Sweden

    Alvaro Morata's goal, Sweden's counter, Zlatan's act of aggressive, Gavi's prformance

    No Brahim Diaz cameos

    Serbia's late game-winner over Portugal

    Luka Modric vs Russia

    His reported contract renewal

    How to get the best out of Eden Hazard

    His role with Belgium

    Gareth Bale as a striker

    Will Vinicius Jr and Kylian Mbappe coexist on the field?

    Vinicius vs Colombia

    Karim Benzema's role with the French National Team

    His synergy with Kylian Mbappe

    And more.


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    • 1 hr 16 min

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