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Managing Madrid Podcast: Emergency Camavinga / Deadline / Las Blancas UWCL Debut / Loan-tracker Bonanza

Om and Grant break down a historic day for Real Madrid Femenino; while Kiyan and Matt discuss Camavinga’s fit, the Mbappe saga, Odriozola at Fiorentina, and much more.

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

Part One: #DeadlineDay / Loan-tracker with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse

  • Eduardo Camavinga scouting report
  • His strengths and weaknesses
  • Where does he fit?
  • Can he co-exist with Fede Valverde?
  • His best position
  • How does this affect Marco Asensio?
  • PSG’s shocking non-response
  • Their constant lies
  • Barcelona’s horrific transfer window
  • Are we worried about Reinier Jesus?
  • Sergio Reguilon vs Ismaïla Sarr
  • Takefusa Kubo vs Espanyol
  • Brahim Diaz vs Cagliari
  • And more.

Part Two (1:01:20): Grant Little and Om Arvind Las Blancas Post-game show

  • Our in-the-moment reactions to the game and the result
  • How strong were Manchester City coming into this one?
  • City’s good start and Real Madrid’s nerves
  • Misa being a lifesaver
  • Lucía Rodríguez’s rough night defensively
  • Where the first half turned in Madrid’s favor
  • Fully analyzing Las Blancas’ pressing and counterpressing
  • The vast differences in physical level between last season and this season
  • Why Aurélie Kaci starting was the correct decision initially
  • How Madrid stopped Manchester City’s possession mechanisms
  • Teresa Abelleira’s partidazo
  • Ivana Andres’ GOAT-level performance
  • The offensive impact of Ivana’s defending
  • Debating Olga Carmona’s consistency on the night
  • Athenea del Castillo and Kenti Robles shutting down Lauren Hemp and Demi Stokes
  • The validity of Madrid’s direct attacking strategy
  • The value that Esther González provided despite her poor finishing
  • Contrasting Esther’s and Nahikari García’s styles and performances
  • Can Esther and Nahikari play together?
  • Giving Babett Peter her props
  • The irony of City’s goal
  • City’s tactical switch in the second half
  • Vicky Losada being made to eat her words
  • City revealing the danger they possess after the opener
  • Madrid’s new, more successful strategy for finding Athenea
  • Should Claudia Zornoza have come on for Olga or someone else?
  • The beauty of the equalizing goal
  • The best celebrations
  • The last time we felt these type of emotions
  • Athenea’s 1v1 genius and battle with Stokes
  • Athenea’s complete lack of fear

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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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