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Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Self Sabotage vs. Alavés

Hosts Om Arvind and Grant Little go over one of the most frustrating Real Madrid Femenino performances in some time.

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Real Madrid v Deportivo Alaves - Primera Femenina Iberdrola Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square, which is where you should be booking your stay when you come see us for the Managing Madrid Podcast LIVE in New York City in December. Tickets to the New York podcast are here.

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

  • Whether this is the most frustrating Real Madrid Femenino game we’ve ever watched
  • The Freja Olofsson transfer rumors
  • The actual attractiveness of Madrid as a project
  • Optimism on the starting eleven
  • The true lineup fiasco
  • Aznar — yes, Aznar — scoring
  • Being tired
  • What Alavés did well tactically
  • Positive vs. negative criticism
  • How the diamond started to work
  • The only way Nahikari García scores
  • Real, actual dominance
  • The most inexplicable set of substitutions you’ll ever see
  • The insane drop off in performance after the changes
  • The complete lack of process-oriented thinking and decision-making
  • Tactical inconsistency over the course of the season
  • The necessity of a coherent playing philosophy
  • Claudia Zornoza’s classy long-distance passing
  • The Esther-Nahikari duo working
  • Teresa Abelleira looking off since coming back from injury
  • The innocent excitement of preseason feeling so far away

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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