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Las Blancas Podcast: 2022/23 Season Preview

Recapping preseason, analyzing the new signings, & more.


On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, Om Arvind, Grant Little, and Yash Thakur preview Real Madrid Femenino’s 2022/23 season and discuss:

  • The biggest takeaways from preseason
  • The offensive value of the high press
  • A shift to a 4-3-3?
  • Teresa arguably being the best player in preseason
  • Maite’s quality vs. Sparta Praha
  • The performances of the academy players: Carla Camacho, Paula Partido, Pichi, and Sofía Fuente
  • The criticism of Møller and Svava
  • Olga being primed to have a breakout season
  • Watching Olga live vs. England
  • Analyzing the new signings: Weir, Toletti, Feller, and Sousa.
  • Weir’s value as a late box runner
  • Toletti eliminating the need to sacrifice offense for defense
  • Feller’s clever movement
  • Debates around Sousa’s level
  • The incredible versatility in our midfield
  • The El Confidencial article on Ariana Arias’ allegations against Real Madrid
  • Explaining the power struggle between the RFEF and the LPFF — why it took so long to schedule a draw, the issue of non-EU slots, and the lack of a broadcasting deal
  • Whiffs of a player strike
  • Improvements to and availability of femenino kits
  • Scouting our UWCL opponent: Sturm Graz

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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