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Managing Madrid Podcast: Ranking Real Madrid’s Germans; And Revisiting Real Madrid During The Civil War

Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Kristofer McCormack hit a ridiculous amount of talking points in this wide-ranging podcast about Real Madrid’s history

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On this Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Kristofer McCormack discuss:

Part 1 (Ranking Real Madrid’s Germans)

- Christoph Metzelder’s forgettable Real Madrid career

- How good was Sami Khedira?

- The formation change that saw Khedira fall out of the starting XI

- How much was he at fault for the way things ended?

- Remember Bernd Schuster as a player

- His argument with Mendoza

- An awkwardly technically gifted player

- Bodo Ilgner’s career and legacy

- John Toshak’s relationship with goalkeepers

- How fun was Gunter Netzer — Real Madrid’s response to Johan Cruyff?

- The Guti of his time

- Paul Breitner: Marxist and Che disciple

- Mesut Ozil’s incredible peak

- His defensive work rate

- Our favourite Ozil memories

- Uli Stielike’s legacy

- Alfredo di Stefano’s favourite player

- Kroos’s rightful throne as the club’s best German player ever

Part 2 (50:15 — Real Madrid during the Civil War)

- Appreciating Real Madrid as an institution during the pandemic

- Were Real Madrid really Franco’s team?

- The fascinating history before Di Stefano and Puskas arrived.

- Zamora getting held at knife point

- The legendary Quincoces / Ciriaco center-back partnership.

- Pahiño: The Club’s first superstars

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Kristofer McCormack (@K_mc06)