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Episodes

Manita over Barca in 1995; Kubo to Mallorca; Keylor's Transfer Request

8/22/2019
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This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part One (Kiyan Sobhani, Eduardo Alvarez) - Real Madrid 5 - 0 Barcelona, 1995. Link to watch the game. - The context and build-up (stemming for three years) to the game - Four players who played for both teams appeared that night - Barcelona's offense completely shrivelling. They were paralyzed. - The decline of Johan Cruyff's dream - Laudrup, absolute patridazo - Jorge Valdano's pressing scheme - An assessment of...

Duration:01:42:10

Celta Post-game

8/17/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind discuss: - Thoughts on the starting XI - Modric's red card somehow being the turning point - Celta Vigo were right there until the Kroos golazo - The brilliance of all three Real Madrid goals - The tactics throughout the game - Gareth Bale's performance - Vinicius Jr's performance - Van de Beek update + the final Real Madrid squad - Will we see James and Isco together? - Any lowkey DMs on the market? -...

Duration:01:11:38

Ben Hayward, on the ongoing Neymar saga, and the potential of Real Madrid as a landing spot

8/15/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Ben Hayward discuss: - The Neymar saga, thoroughly - What was it about PSG that Neymar wants to leave now? - How much do Barcelona need Neymar? - How does having all four of Griezmann, Neymar, Suarez, and Messi affect Barcelona's tactics? - Comparing them to the Galacticos - How does that theoretical Barcelona team fare against Europe's elite? - How badly is Neymar needed at Real Madrid? - How would Rodrygo and...

Duration:00:37:25

Roma Post-game

8/11/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind discuss: - Another assessment of the 3-5-2 - How much will we see it this season? - Should Jesus Vallejo been kept? - An alternate explanation of Zidane's use of this formation - Concerns abotu Real Madrid's offense - The team's brilliance but lack of consistency - The performances of the substitutes - Kiyan and Om's altering views on whether Neymar is needed or not -- a back and forth - And more. Did you...

Duration:00:58:47

Neymar rumours, Kubo to Valladolid, 3-5-2

8/7/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: - The 3-5-2 - Marcelo the big winner of this formation - Thoughts on the Benzema - Isco - Hazard trio - Eder Militao's performance - What happened in the second half? What changed? - Fede Valverde's performance - How often will we see the 3-5-2 - Takefusa Kubo to Valladolid - Neymar rumours: The reported deal, would we take him? Why or why not? - Pros and cons of going to the USA or Asia for...

Duration:00:48:31

Donny Van de Beek

8/2/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: - Our thoughts on the win over Fenerbahce - The disorganized press - Defense on the flanks - Mariano Diaz's cameo - Donny Van de Beek: How does he fit? Does his signing affect the pursuit of Paul Pogba? How does this affect Isco? Does he start? - Upside: Brahim Diaz vs Marco Asensio - Barcelona kicking themselves over Takefuso Kubo - How much does Casemiro's return actually solve? - Can Eden...

Duration:00:49:49

Las Galácticas: Episode 1

7/31/2019
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Jess Houwen and Emilee Woods join Gabe Lezra to discuss the origins and backstory of the team that will become Real Madrid CF, and what the future holds. So, who is Tacón? And why are they the team Real Madrid chose? And what's going on with all of this? Let's look back and enjoy a fantastic World Cup this summer, which has kickstarted European women's game. But let's to the future and talk about everything we've seen up until now--and who Florentino might bring in as his first...

Duration:01:09:22

Live from New York

7/29/2019
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This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast was recorded in New York City, in front of a live audience at the Playwright Irish Pub. We discussed what it was like to be at the 7 - 3 loss at Metlife, what's happening with James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale, Zinedine Zidane's connection with certain players, how to 'solve' some of the team's problems, and so much more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:18:11

James in limbo

7/24/2019
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Link to purchase tickets to our live podcast in New York This episode if brought to you by Hotel Riu New York Times Square This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part one (Kiyan Sobhani, David Amoyal) - Napoli's stance on James Rodriguez - How much has Cristiano Ronaldo moved the needle for Juventus? - How does Maurizio Sarri change things for Juve? - The nightmare that is FedEX field, and Marco Asensio's injury - Why the Icardi / Wanda / Napoli trifecta...

Duration:00:51:43

Arsenal Preview; Dani Ceballos Fit

7/23/2019
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Link to buy tickets to our live podcast in New York This episode is brought to you by Hotel Riu New York Times Square On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Travis King discuss: - Arsenal vs Real Madrid in 2007 - Where does Dani Ceballos fit at Arsenal? - What to expect from Arsenal in tonight's preseason match - Ozil's first game against Real Madrid since his departure - And more Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through...

Duration:00:28:28

Unpacking The Zidane and Barnett quotes

7/21/2019
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Link to purchase tickets to our live Managing Madrid Podcast in New York on July 28th On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Gabe Lezra discuss: - The pros and cons of both the first and second half lineups against Bayern Munich - The struggles of the young line-up in the second half - Performances of several players, including: Takefusa Kubo and Eden Hazard - The Zinedine Zidane bomb: His post-game quote about the club looking to sell Bale...

Duration:01:06:37

Where is the market for James? Plus: The passing of the torch from Buitre to Raul

7/18/2019
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Link to purchase tickets to tickets to our live podcast in New York City. This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square. Kiyan Sobhani and Eduardo Alvarez discuss: - Luka Doncic's leadership qualities, and his development in the NBA - What's the ceiling of Real Madrid's basketball team? Will it ever be on NBA level? - How the football team can learn from the basketball team in terms of domestic consistency - Why you should...

Duration:01:01:29

Givin' that good Real Madrid Transfer Gossip

7/14/2019
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Florentino is in Canada! To talk to....everyone he wants out? Can that really be true? And is that #actually the right play here, given the professional concerns? Gabe Lezra and Om Arvind are here to break this down--and to sip all the other Real Madrid transfer tea. Some of that good #gos discussed: - James to Atleti? What? - Ceballos to Milan and Fede as the main midfield backup? - Greizmann to Barcelona is somehow still funny as hell - Did Kovacic just love it at Chelsea? - Lots of...

Duration:00:43:57

Trimming down this Real Madrid roster

7/11/2019
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Purchase tickets for our live podcast in New York here. On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear discuss: - Atletico Madrid's off-season - Eder Militao's presentation, and what it was like being there for his presser - Should Florentino go for Neymar? - What does Real Madrid's starting XI look like next season if Paul Pogba arrives? - How do you trim this squad down before the season starts? - What would happen if Luka Modric and Toni Kroos...

Duration:00:56:35

Real Madrid's midfield next season; and looking back on the 2008 SuperCopa

7/3/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: - Our excitement for pre-season - Transfers in and out of central midfield, and the depth chart next season - What happens to Isco - Best Martin Odegaard destination - Would we see more galacticos if the market wasn't inflated - Milinkovic-Savic's regression, and a discussion on small sample sizes when investing on players - Is Kylian Mbappe attainable right now? - How safe is Zinedine Zidane if...

Duration:01:21:40

Introducing Las Blancas: Real Madrid Femenino, and a USWNT vs France Recap

6/28/2019
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Gabe Lezra and Jess Houwen talk Real Madrid's new women's side and recap the USWNT's thrilling 2-1 victory over France. Some of the topics included: --Real Madrid comparisons to players on the various teams--The United States' decision to cede possession to France--France's domination of the ball and its tactical issues--Rapinoe's set pieces and Ellis's tactical masterclass--Real Madrid targets in the match--How to build a Real Madrid women's superteam--and where to start--Dunn-Diani...

Duration:00:26:50

Andres Cordero, on Neymar returning to Barcelona, and what to do with Isco

6/27/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Andres Cordero discuss: - How much does 'character' matter when signing players - Parallels between Ronaldinho and Neymar - Isco's future - Does Real Madrid actually need another midfielder, or should they just keep Dani Ceballos and / or James Rodriguez? - And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:21:05

Mailbag with Ryan O'Hanlan, on football analytics, measuring process over results, Raul as Castilla manager, and more

6/21/2019
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This mailbag edition of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part 1 (Kiyan Sobhani, Ryan O'Hanlan) - Fernando Torres's retirement - Metrics to measure positional performance, and what space a player should in on the pitch when his team has the ball - How xP is calculated - How Real Madrid underperformed their xP last season - How much does Zinedine Zidane's three-peat give him a pass? - Is Paul Pogba's attitude really a significant distraction? - What does he bring to the...

Duration:01:35:38

Ferland Mendy, Paul Pogba, PSG drama; Real Madrid 3 - 1 Manchester United, 2003

6/17/2019
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This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts. Part 1 (Kiyan Sobhani, Jonathan Johnson): - Zinedine Zidane's effort on signing Ferland Mendy - Mendy being a late-bloomer - How he does in big games - The latest with Tanguy Ndombele - Nasser Al Khelaifi, controversial quotes - Paul Pogba update - And more. Part 2 (Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, on Real Madrid vs Manchester United in 2003) - How dominant Real Madrid were against Manchester United in the first leg - The...

Duration:01:25:49

Real Madrid 4 - 0 Real Zaragoza, Copa del Rey 05 / 06

6/6/2019
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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: - The 2005 - 2006 season - How Real Madrid lost the first leg against Real Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey 6 - 1. - Why the team's situation was worse then than it is now - The post-peak Galactico's - David Beckham's unparalleled crossing - An assessment of Robinho - Zinedine Zidane on his last legs - Signings in the summer of '06 - Robinho's debut vs Cadiz - Jonathan Woodgate's legacy - All the...

Duration:00:44:22