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Managing Madrid Podcast: Florentino’s Interview; Gabe Lezra’s Return; Cadiz Post-game

On tonight’s two-part mega-episode. The crew discuss the legal aspects of the failed ESL, discuss Flo’s quotes on El Larguero, and break down the win over Cadiz.

Real Madrid v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

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

Part One: The legalities of the European Super League with Kiyan Sobhani, Gabe Lezra, and Evan Mateer

- Can an American sports model exist in European football?

- Can UEFA and FIFA actually legally ban players from playing international football?

- How and why did the ESL dissolve?

- Why did the politicians get involved?

- Failure to get political support

- Does the basketball Euro League work?

- JP Morgan’s funding

- Are there consequences for the teams that backed out?

- Why was this rushed?

- How was the ESL so unprepared?

- The fan protests

- Why this wasn’t meant to be an ‘American invasion’

- Can we fight racism the same way?

- How far away are we from a players union?

Part Two (51:10): Florentino’s quotes on El Larguero and Cadiz post-game with Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear

- Florentino’s quotes

- Why these interviews aren’t helping the situation

- More lies

- The criteria to be a founding member

- Why didn’t he involve the opinion of the socios?

- Wanting the rich to get richer

- The main hidden message Florentino conveyed about Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland

- His quotes on Sergio Ramos / Luka Modric’s contracts

- David Alaba

- Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI vs Cadiz

- 5 Brazilians on the field!

- Another solid 3-at-the-back performance

- Antonio Blanco’s performance

- Rodrygo Goes’s performance

- Alvaro Odriozola’s performance

- Vinicius Jr’s performance

- His spirit

- Cadiz’s tactical mistakes

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Euan McTear (@emctear)

Gabe Lezra

Evan Mateer (@evan_mateer)