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Managing Madrid Podcast: Revisiting Clasico Tactics, Kovacic vs Barkley, Achraf Blazing

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This week’s loan-tracker Podcast, where Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse talk about Achraf, Kovacic, Mayoral, and Theo — among other things

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On this loan-tracker edition of the Managing Madrid Podcast for our Patrons, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

- Some lingering emotions from El Clasico

- The frail defensive scheme at the Camp Nou -- particularly the space behind Nacho

- Who’s actually been good this season?

- Are we really playing Bale in his best position?

- Borja Mayoral not getting playing time with Levante

- Notes on Oscar Rodriguez

- Mateo Kovacic competing with Ross Barkley

- Notes on Odegaard’s performance over the weekend

- Does Theo crack the Sociedad XI now that he’s back?

- Raul de Tomas update

- Achraf playing lights out. Do we bring him back next summer?

- Making the case that loaning him out was the right thing to do.

- And more.

Thanks for being a Patron. We hope you enjoy the show!

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wtilse (@MattWitltse4)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)