This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.
Part One: Emergency Varane departure segment
- Why this is a huge blow for the club
- How tied is Raphael Varane’s departure to David Alaba and Kylian Mbappe?
- Would Real Madrid have lose him if they held onto him for one more season?
- Was his salary actually an issue?
- Will Isco be the next dominoe to fall?
- Varane’s legacy
- The manner in which he left
- And more.
Part Two (1:02:28): Las Blancas Olympics update
- Our honest, brutal thoughts on the USWNT’s approach
- Recapping Sweden 2 - 0 New Zealand
- Australia’s rather inefficient and similarly conservative strategy
- Did the US even execute Vlatko Andonovski’s preferred route one tactics properly?
- The psychological dominance of the USWNT and whether that’s over
- Will we see a different US vs. the Netherlands?
- Did the players seem visibly frustrated with Vlatko’s decisions?
- Great Britain 1-1 Canada
- Great Britain’s and Canada’s offensive struggles
- Fran Kirby’s seismic impact in limited minutes
- Om’s 2021 Ballon d’Or ranking
- Laughing at some hilariously horrible commentary
- Quickly going over the other three games
- How the Olympics knockouts look
- Predictions for the quarter-finals
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Hosts this week:
Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)
Grant Little (@grantlittle09)
Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)
Kiyan Sobhani (@kiyanSo)
Matt Wiltse (@mattWiltse4)
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