This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in three parts.
Part One (‘Las Blancas’ with Om Arvind, Jess Houwen, Grant Little, and Raquel Barbadillo)
- The history of Primera Iberdrola’s format
- The unpopular changes made by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)
- What Primera Iberdrola might look like next season and whether it’ll be played at all
- The disparity in attentiveness and effort paid to the men’s league vs. the women’s league
- The damage that the RFEF’s potential decisions might cause
- Madrid CFF’s history
- Madrid CFF’s recent form
- Madrid CFF’s key players
- Why Real Madrid took over CD Tacón and not Madrid CFF
- Madrid CFF’s great youth structure
- The history of Athletic Bilbao Femenino
- Overview of Athletic Bilbao’s squad
- Thoughts on Real Madrid’s pink kit
Part Two — 1:02:15 (Iker Casillas discussion with Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind)
- Our initial reaction to Iker’s retirement
- Casillas standing up for what he believes in, and not taking Mourinho’s side
- Revisiting: The Tito eye poke, and Iker’s texts to Xavi and Puyol
- Jose Mourinho’s use of Pepe on the field
- A discussion on the battle between short-term managers, club values, and long-term sporting vision
- Iker’s deeper analytics post 2014
- Explaining his decline
- His legacy and rank all time
- Iker vs Buffon
- Iker vs Diego Lopez
- And more.
Part Three — 1:56:55 (Journalist Corner with Kiyan Sobhani)
- How to analyze football
- The holistic approach
- How to interact with other journalists online
- And more.
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Hosts this week:
Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
Grant Little (@grantlittle09)
Raquel Barbadillo (@raquelbars)
Jess Houwen (@jesshuh15)