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Las Blancas Podcast: A Full-Blown Crisis

Where Real Madrid Femenino should go from here after a 2-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid Femenino v FC Barcelona Femenino - Primera Iberdrola Femenina Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

  • Ona Batlle’s “different gravy” tweet being the only bright point of the day
  • Caroline Møller Hansen starting over Olga Carmona
  • Struggling to pronounce Zhytlobud-1
  • Real Madrid’s biggest tactical problem
  • The lack of offensive efficiency and how much we miss Marta Cardona
  • Athenea del Castillo being forced to carry a responsibility she’s not ready for
  • The absence of leaders in attack
  • The limitations of relying on a transition-based, duel-focused approach
  • How a good team “mentality” cannot be achieved without being linked to a cohesive system
  • Claudia Zornoza’s responsibility on Athletic Bilbao’s first goal
  • An adjustment that could’ve been tried in the first half
  • One last set of bizarre David Aznar subs?
  • Claudia Florentino’s chaotic cameo
  • Whether Aznar is on his way out or not
  • Is the coach the one actually most responsible for Madrid’s current predicament?
  • Why wasn’t Aznar sacked in the summer?
  • The culpability of the Ana Rossell and the front office
  • The snowball effect
  • Knowing when to draw the line when criticizing Aznar
  • Evaluating potential managerial replacements
  • Whether Real Madrid will qualify for the Champions League next season

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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