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Managing Madrid Podcast: Madridista World Cup notes; Las Blancas domination; Another Arribas golazo

Mega 3-parter: Kiyan’s Sunday World Cup notes; Las Blancas crew dissect a big win; Castilla Corner review

Spain v Germany: Group E - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Juan Luis Diaz/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images


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

Part One: Kiyan’s Madridista notes

  • Antonio Rudiger vs Spain
  • Marco Asensio and Dani Carvajal vs Germany
  • Luka Modric vs Canada
  • Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard vs Morocco
  • And more.

Part Two (14:14): Las Blancas with Yash and Kani

  • Lineups and formation change
  • Updates on Misa and Athenea’s fitness
  • Starting strongly and scoring inside the first five minutes
  • Gamestate affecting Alhama’s gameplan
  • Pros of playing in a back 3 formation and how it solves some of our standing issues
  • Svava’s strengths as wingback and her shortcomings
  • Alahama’s set-up on goalkicks and how player-to-player approach backfired
  • Feller Fiesta (and her overall performance)
  • Esther’s goal
  • Second half substitutions
  • Nahikari’s eagerness to make an impact
  • Thunderbolt Tere
  • Toletti getting minutes to get back to form
  • Jade Boho’s return to the league and her performance against Real Madrid
  • Claudia Florentino’s recovery pace and lack of positional awareness
  • Caveats surrounding the game and the comfortable win
  • A look forward to the tough December ahead

Part Three (1:22:40): Castilla Corner with Ruben and Hridyam

  • Five wins in a row for Castilla
  • Terrible camera angle
  • Mario de Luís keeps showing his value
  • How many goals should Arribas aim at?
  • How do we solve the situation around Iker Bravo?
  • A big discussion on Raúl as a coach and his future
  • What happens if Real Madrid has to choose between Raúl and Ancelotti?

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Hosts this week:

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Kanita (@KaniFroh)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Castilla Corner (@CastillaConer)

Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)

Hidyam Arorar (@hridarora22)

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