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Managing Madrid Podcast: Peak Hazard; Ye-Ye Era; Castilla Corner

A mega episode in 3 parts, where Kiyan Sobhani, Alex Goldberg, Matt Wiltse, Om Arvind, Sam Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack, and Ruben Skjerping hit on a wide range of topics

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

Part One (Kiyan Sobhani, Alex Goldberg on Chelsea / Hazard / Kovacic / Podcasting)

  • How does Alex get his guests?
  • The story of getting Reece James and (almost) Mason Mount on The Byline
  • Chelsea’s dealings with the press
  • Why Chelsea and Real Madrid are indirect allies
  • Eden Hazard’s best season
  • Mateo Kovacic’s turnaround at Chelsea
  • Was Chelsea’s transfer ban a blessing in disguise?

Part Two — 1:12:39 — (Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse Om Arvind on Real Madrid’s encounter with Manchester United in the European Cup semi-finals in 1968)

  • Amancio’s greatness
  • The Ye-ye era
  • Gento’s longevity
  • Busby’s United team
  • Why this was such a relatable game to watch
  • An incredible atmosphere at the Bernabeu
  • Wonky formations
  • How Real Madrid changed after Puskas and Di Stefano left
  • The collapse — blowing a two-goal aggregate lead
  • Why Pirri is one of the most underrated players in Real Madrid history
  • Miguel Perez
  • Rapid fire questions: CR vs Messi, our favourite players, our favourite teams said from Real Madrid, our most disliked teams, etc.
  • And more.

Part Three — 2:44:40 — (Kristofer McCormack, Sam Sharpe, Ruben Skjerping on Castilla Corner)

  • This week, Castilla Corner give their top five and bottom five Castilla prospects through a higher/lower ranking of the entire squad.


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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_)

Om Arvind

Sam Sharpe (@CastillaStats)

Kristofer McCormack (@k_mc06)

Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)