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Managing Madrid Podcast: More ESL Reaction; Las Blancas; Loan-tracker

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Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse provide some fresh takes on the Super League, and Om Arvind and Grant Little don’t hold back when assessing Real Madrid Femenino’s missed opportunity to go 2nd in Primera Iberdrola.

The Club Badges of the Four Champions League Semi Finalists Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

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

Part One: Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little

  • The state of the league table
  • Reactions to the starting lineup
  • Assessing Marta Corredera’s performance in her rare start as a right back
  • Maite Oroz’s bizarre game
  • Who were the bright spots?
  • Same old same old with the tactics
  • Real Betis’ selective pressing
  • Not taking advantage of Claudia Florentino’s ball carrying actions
  • What happened to all the crosses?
  • Grant taking the gloves off
  • Real Madrid Femenino hire some set-pieces coaches please
  • The series of errors that allowed Real Betis to score
  • Kenti Robles’ disappointing performance
  • Thaisa’s positive cameo
  • Kosovare Asllani coming alive on Madrid’s equalizing goal
  • Lorena Navarro’s crazy overhead kick
  • Thoughts on how the European Super League affects the women’s game
  • Our emotions on Las Blancas possibly never playing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League because of the ESL
  • Where are the players’ voices in this?
  • Disappointment in Florentino Pérez

Part Two: Most European Super League discussion with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse (52:51)

- The thought process behind the Super League

- The lack of player empowerment

- How similar Florentino’s methods here are to the way he signed Luis Figo

- The Super league format

- Toni Kroos’s quote about a Super League earlier this season

- The new generation of fans

- The hypocrisy of fans

- And more.

Part Three: Loan-tracker with Kiyan and Matt (1:30:20)

- Dani Ceballos vs Fulham and Slavia Prague

- Jose Mourinho’s sacking

- Sergio Reguilon vs Everton

- Reguilon conspiracies

- Luka Jovic’s rough weekend

- Reinier Jesus vs Werder Bremen

- Takefusa Kubo should’ve played vs Real Madrid

- Brahim Diaz vs Genoa

- Borja Mayoral’s leap this season

- Jesus Vallejo’s horror-show vs Manchester United

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)