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Managing Madrid Podcast: Las Blancas Season Preview; Ignoring Naysayers; Castilla Corner

Om Arvind and Grant little continue the season preview on Las Blancas; Sam Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack, and Ruben Skjerping discuss all things Raul / Castilla on Castilla Corner; Kiyan Sobhani discusses the importance of tuning out noise from naysayers on Journalism Corner

Benfica v Real Madrid - UEFA Youth League Final Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

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

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

- History of Levante

- Levante’s interesting formation

- Levante’s clever use of their wing-backs

- María Pry’s tactical ingenuity and trailblazing

- History of Rayo Vallecano

- Rayo Vallecano’s overreliance on Oriana Altuve

- Rayo being fortunate to beat Logroño

- Rayo’s formation being the antithesis of Levante’s

- Sporting de Huelva’s history

- Huelva’s strange manager/sporting director/founder situation

- Sporting de Huelva’s transfers

- Huelva’s offensive struggles

- Explaining the structure of Reto Iberdrola (Segunda División)

- Eibar’s history

- Ranting about the poor camera angles and the general poor broadcasting quality in Spain

- Eibar’s tactics

- And more

Part Two — 1:15:57 — (Journalism Corner with Kiyan Sobhani)

  • How to not care what people think of your work.

Part Three — 1:32:56 — (Castilla Corner with Sam Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack, Ruben Skjerping)

  • The UEFA Youth League final
  • What it means for La Fabrica
  • Who deserves more credit; Poyatos or Raul
  • Standout performers
  • the Castilla squad next season
  • Alvaro Fidalgo leaving
  • Reinier Jesus to Dortmund
  • Our favourite Brazilian players.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Sam Sharpe (@CastillaStats)

Kristofer McCormack (@K_mc06)

Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)