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Managing Madrid Podcast: El Caso Figo reaction with co-director David Tryhorn

Behind the scenes of the doc, and full reaction to the Figo saga

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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and David Tryhorn discuss:

  • Jarring scenes at the Camp Nou upon Luis Figo’s return as a Real Madrid player
  • Pep Guardiola’s relationship with Figo
  • What would Figo’s legacy at Barcelona been had he stayed?
  • Roberto Carlos’s standout quotes
  • Figo’s hairstyle
  • Joan Gaspart publicly stating he’s not going to improve Figo’s contract
  • Figo’s perception of Gaspart
  • Jose Ramon de la Morena making up stories at Michel Salgado’s wedding
  • Jose Veiga’s pre-contract
  • The politician side of Florentino Perez
  • How many of the protagonists in the documentary interacted with each other?
  • “I am telling the truth because i am the protagonist”
  • Why would Veiga sign that agreement?
  • Gaspart: “If he signed with real madrid there’s nothing can be done”
  • The omission of the pig’s head
  • Figo being unhappy in his presentation
  • Parallels to Bernd Schuster and Michael Laudrup
  • Barca’s treatment of their stars
  • Paulo Futre
  • The ‘what if’ of not signing Figo
  • The pressure on him
  • Does it make us look at the Mbappe saga differently?
  • Difference between Perez and Gaspart
  • And a ton more.

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

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