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Managing Madrid Podcast: Guti Partidazo (Historical Segment); Las Blancas Post-game

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Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down Real Madrid’s historic win in 2007; Grant Little and Om Arvind break down Real Madrid Femenino’s win over Athletic

Real Madrid v Sevilla Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

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

Part One (A review of Real Madrid’s 3 - 2 win over Sevilla in the ‘06/07 season with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse)

  • A background of the 2006 / 2007 season
  • Sergio Ramos - Fabio Cannavaro partnership
  • The banishment of David Beckham in 2006
  • Fabio Capello’s brand of football
  • Mahamadou Diarra - Emerson double pivot
  • David Beckham, the last of his kind
  • Casemiro’s ancient role
  • An analysis of Robinho
  • Fabio Cannavaro masterclass
  • Young Ramos
  • Cicinho and Miguel Torres
  • Raul’s performance
  • David Beckham’s performance
  • Guti masterclass
  • Santiago Bernabeu atmosphere.

Part Two (Las Blancas with Grant Little and Om Arvind)

  • The positive effects of Aznar’s move to the midfield three
  • The sharp individual performances of Kaci, Maite Oroz, and Teresa
  • The tactical differences between the 4-4-2 and 4-3-3
  • Om eating his own words???
  • How to make a false nine work
  • Why the 4-3-3 is the best compromise solution
  • The issues with Athletic Bilbao’s defensive structure
  • Erika Vázquez’s poor defensive performance
  • Analyzing the goal
  • Why Madrid couldn’t create many chances
  • Real Madrid’s unwillingness/inability to switch play & Kenti Robles’ strange positioning
  • The increased relevance of high pressing in the modern age
  • Ivana Andrés’ great defensive & passing performance
  • Sofia Jakobsson’s bounceback game
  • Praising Marta Cardona
  • Miscommunication between Misa and the back line
  • Why the 2nd half became more even
  • Lamenting the incorrect substitution graphics
  • And more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)