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Las Blancas Podcast: Explaining The Referee ‘Strike’ + Assessing New Signing Freja Siri

Hosts Om Arvind & Yash Thakur break down the insidiousness of the RFEF & whether Freja Siri was worth the money.

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On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Om Arvind and Yash Thakur discuss:

  • Why the refereeing strike can’t technically be called a “strike”
  • The full timeline of events
  • The statements from the referees
  • The league’s responses
  • The power struggle between the RFEF and the LPFF
  • Real Madrid disagreeing with any disciplinary action taken against the referees
  • The insidiousness and manipulative actions of the RFEF
  • The money involved: what the RFEF wants and what the LPFF has proposed
  • The RFEF’s true motivations
  • The referees being in a terrible position strategically
  • The scheduling issues this creates
  • What comes next
  • Brief bio on Freja Siri
  • Why Real Madrid signed her
  • What the stats say about Freja
  • Her strengths and weaknesses
  • Whether she is worth her reported price tag
  • Whether there were better options out there
  • Ana Rossell’s transfer tendencies
  • The long-term view

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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