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Managing Madrid Podcast: Royal Collapse

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Gabe and Om break down Real Madrid’s brutal failure against Real Sociedad in the Bernabéu.

Al Ain v Real Madrid: Final - FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Gabe Lezra and Om Arvind discuss:

- How Solari’s Madrid has actually gotten worse since he took over from Lopetegui

- Solari’s (lack of) offensive tactics and what that means for the team moving forward

- Why bringing in new players won’t actually fix the problems with this squad

- Everyone looks worse--which is actually a perversely good thing

- Did Madrid actually “deserve” to win this match?

- More Isco chicanery

- And talk about what it means to “reinvent” the squad, and why that’s not what we’re calling for

- And more.

SPECIAL NOTE: This is Gabe. So sorry this is dropping late. I was supposed to upload it last night and I was honestly really under the weather and just passed out. SO here you go. I’ll do an extra free episode this week as penance. Love you all and I hope you enjoy (as much as you can, given everything) the show.


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Hosts this week:

Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah)

Om Arvind (@OmVArvind)