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Managing Madrid Podcast: Ancelotti’s decision-making; Las Blancas falling behind

Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete go through all your Real Madrid questions before Om Arvind and Grant Little break down Real Madrid Femenino’s loss to Real Sociedad

Real Madrid V Real Sociedad - Liga Iberdrola Photo By Irina R. Hipolito/Europa Press via Getty Images

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

Part One: Mailbag with Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarette)

- A reflection on the loss against Sheriff

- Should David Alaba play more as defensive midfielder?

- Winter transfer window options

- The decision to loan out Alvaro Odriozola

- Ferland Mendy’s return

- What is Carlo had Zinedine Zidane as his assistant again?

- Ancelotti’s A-team / B-team comment

- Rotations

- The Casemiro - Camvinga - Valverde midfield

- Why didn’t Ancelotti start Isco against Sheriff?

- Have we lost our ‘fear factor’ at the Vernabeu?

- A hypothetical, gun-to-our-head scenario involving the departure of a player

- Luis Enrique’s Spanish squad selection.

Part Two (55:00): Las Blancas post-game with Grant Little and Om Arvind

  • Real Madrid not opening tickets to the general public and why any excuses for this are nonsense
  • How bad our start to the league is and the realistic chances of a comeback
  • Thoughts on the starting lineup
  • Why David Aznar might be preferring Rocío Gálvez over Babett Peter at the moment
  • The reasons Real Sociedad’s press failed
  • Madrid’s inability to capitalize on their territorial dominance
  • Athenea del Castillo’s struggles
  • How much Marta Cardona would’ve saved us over these last four league games
  • Which defender was most responsible on the penalty incident
  • Whether the penalty call was harsh
  • Natalia Arroyo’s comments in regard to Real Sociedad adjusting their build-up structure; video analysis:

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)