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Managing Madrid Podcast: Villarreal Preview, 2019 Bold Predictions

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Kiyan Sobhani is joined by Allen Dodson of Villarreal USA to preview Thursday’s game; and Matt Wiltse to set up Real Madrid’s 2019

Villarreal v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images

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

Part One (Kiyan Sobhani, Allen Dodson of Villarreal USA)

- Villarreal’s struggles this season

- Possibilities of them getting relegated

- Coaching issues, and lack of identity

- Will Villarreal play more defensive against us?

- Villarreal team news

- Iborra’s potential signing

- Predictions (Kiyan goofed, and talked about the game being at the Bernabeu, when it’s not -- didn’t realize until after the recording)

Part Two (Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse)

- Should we overpay for a player?

- Do we overrate players from the current era? Where do Marcelo and Ramos rank all time?

- Why have Real Madrid not opened up an academy in India (among other places)?

- Why haven’t Real Madrid signed another young center back?

- Bold predictions for 2019

- Why Valladolid should be a place where Real Madrid players go on loan

- And more

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWitltse4)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Allen Dodson (groguet01)