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Managing Madrid Podcast: Brahim’s front row seat to Zlatan vs Romelu; Las Blancas Post-game

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Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse review an eventful week for our loanees; Om Arvind and Grant Little recap an epic Las Blancas win at the death

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

Part One (Loan-tracker with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse)

  • Romelo Lukaku vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Brahim Diaz vs Inter Milan and Atalanta
  • Atalanta performance review
  • How will Zinedine Zidane defend Ilicic?
  • Borja Mayoral’s performance
  • Takefusa Kubo vs Athletic Club and Huesca
  • Jesus Vallejo as a DM
  • Luka Jovic cameos and quotes today
  • Jorge Valdano’s quotes about Martin Odegaard
  • In defense of Ø

Part 2 (Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little)

  • The recurrence of common tactical issues
  • The philosophy behind judging the quality of a team’s performance
  • The one-dimensional nature of the attack
  • Sofia Jakobsson’s great individual quality against the odds
  • Olga Carmona’s inside movements being wasted
  • Reviewing Real Madrid Femenino’s best chances
  • Thomas Tuchel on what it means to be a good coach
  • “Optimization” as the key word of the day
  • David Aznar’s bewildering use of Marta Corredera off the bench
  • Corredera’s differing roles in the 1st and 2nd halves
  • Thaisa’s positive cameo
  • Should Kosovare Asllani have come off?
  • Why moving to a 4-4-2 was the right decision
  • Las Blancas’ whacky offensive structure to end the game
  • Lorena Navarro’s impact
  • Looking ahead to El Clásico on the weekend
  • Paying attention to FC Barcelona’s threat on set-pieces
  • The importance of keeping expectations in check
  • And much more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)