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Managing Madrid Podcast: The Zidane (non-Zidane) Mailbag; Raul and Castilla Corner

Lucas Navarrete and Kiyan Sobhani answer questions hitting on all aspects of Real Madrid’s season and immediate future before Kristofer McCormack and Sam Sharpe talk all things Castilla and Raul.

Real Madrid’s Raul Gonzalez (C) chats wi Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images

This Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcasts comes in two parts.

Part One (Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete answer questions from Patrons)

- Should PSG try to hire Zinedine Zidane?

- Why don’t Real Madrid sell old vintage jerseys?

- What is the reaction by the club if the team goes trophy-less this season?

- How to deal with player decline

- When will Sergio Ramos decline?

- The important traits of Real Madrid’s next president

- Rafael Nadal

- And more.

Part Two (Castilla Corner with Kristofer McCormack and Sam Sharpe)

  • The last three games
  • What has gone wrong
  • The Youth League winners struggling to adapt to Segunda B life
  • Sergio Arribas
  • Poor performances from Hugo Vallejo and Kenneth Soler
  • Injuries and COVID
  • Raul failings
  • What would happen if Raul replaced Zidane
  • Hugo Duro
  • Antonio Blanco
  • Loads of random Castilla stuff (Arbeloa, Miguel Baeza, Fran Garcia etc)
  • And more.

Click here for access.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)

Sam Sharpe (@CastillaStats)

Kristofer McCormack (@K_mc06)

Castilla Corner (@CastillaCorner)