Episodes
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Siddharth Ramsundar discuss: An epic end to the Manchester City trilogy The different phases of the game Real Madrid’s great start to the game What happened after the Rodrygo goal and why did it happen? How good was our defensive structure, actually? Was it luck or heroic defending? How were we feeling heading into the penalty shootout? Nacho’s performance An ode to Toni Kroos and Luka Modric — both brilliant. Both...
Published 04/18/24
Published 04/18/24
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Published 04/17/24
On this episode of the Castilla Corner podcast, Hridyam Arora and Sam Sharpe discuss: Real Madrid Castilla’s form — one win in the last five games Raul’s decision-making on and off the pitch Xabi Alonso’s incredible rise Whether Castilla can actually get relegated, and what it would mean for the club Castilla’s schedule And a lot more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content exclusively on: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with...
Published 04/16/24
We’re back with Manchester City analyst @4lex_mcfc to go over all the key matchups, storylines and notable things to look out for in the big Champions League game on Wednesday. We comprehensively discuss: Manchester City’s return to the top of the Premier League table, the tactics and vibes around the first leg, both managers’ post-game comments, potential tactical changes between legs, the physical outlook of both teams including rest and rotation, and any personnel changes. Tune into get...
Published 04/16/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss: How important was Real Madrid's win over Mallorca A heavily rotated squad  Nacho to start vs Manchester City? Jude Bellingham’s performance vs Mallorca Why did Real Madrid struggle in the first half? Performances of Andriy Lunin, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Brahim Diaz Vinicius Jr and Eduardo Camavinga’s cameos off the bench Camavinga RCM / LCM And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of...
Published 04/13/24
On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Yash Thakur and Kanita discuss Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Villarreal and discuss the upcoming international break Talking points: Lineup selection and rotation Low stakes in the remainder of the season A 4-4-2 approach on and off the ball by Toril Dominant performance all round Caroline Moller Hansen in a front two Naomie Feller’s brace and her qualities Feller’s fit in the side when everyone is fit How will Weir’s return impact minutes...
Published 04/10/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Siddharth Ramsundar discuss: Real Madrid’s approach and press vs Manchester City The disastrous start A dominant Antonio Rudifer Diagnosing City’s weak points in this game and how we can maximize those in the 2nd leg Performances of the midfielders Toni Kroos / Eduardo Camavinga / Fede Valverde masterclass Carlo Ancelotti's subs Carlo Ancelotti's post-game quotes Why Real Madrid didn't press as much in the 2nd...
Published 04/09/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Siddharth Ramsundar discuss: The main takeaways from Manchester City’s past few games Stopping Rodri Sergio Busquets vs Rodri Why Rodri is so important to City  Some jarring numbers from last season’s bloodbath at the Etihad Should Real Madrid be more proactive rather than reactive? Real Madrid’s starting XI City’s injuries Is Gvardiol ready? Will Rico Lewis start? Pros and cons of Eduardo Camavinga starting as the...
Published 04/08/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Rob Palmer discuss: "Do English pundits have a bias against Real Madrid?" Financial Fair Play, and the difference in salary caps between La Liga and and the Premier League Two epic / crazy moments in Real Madrid history that Rob has been in attendance for The greatness of Ronaldo Nazario And much more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content exclusively on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Join our Real...
Published 04/03/24
In this comprehensive mega-preview, we bring back returning guest and Manchester City analyst Alex to preview the upcoming heavyweight Champions League tie. We start with a deep dive into Manchester City’s Champions League journey, from their early struggles to their recent emergence as a European powerhouse. We examine the ups and downs of City’s campaigns, including their heartbreaking exits and thrilling victories. Then, as we look ahead to their third consecutive meeting with Real Madrid,...
Published 04/02/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Jose Perez, and Siddharth Ramsundar discuss: Nico Williams's absence and Athletic Club's overall performance The double pivot and different combinations Real Madrid’s defence and how their tactical set up affected their offense Rodrygo Goes: Is his issue with positioning or is it mental? Carlo Ancelotti’s post-game quotes Manchester City vs Arsenal takeaways Will Real Madrid approach the City game like Arsenal or...
Published 03/31/24
As the football season enters its decisive phase, the Champions League is set to deliver thrilling matchups and unforgettable moments. On this mega 2+ hour episode of the Real Deal we’re joined by returning guest Ali Elfakharany, co-founder of Statsbomb to preview the big Arsenal v Man City game, break down all the Champions League ties, forecast different Champions League outcomes depending on how things play out this next week, and to discuss how much the Premier League schedule will...
Published 03/31/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Siddharth Ramsundar, and Jose Perez discuss: Why this international break was the most unique in recent memory What makes Athletic Club so fun this season? Why are they so much better than last season? Athletic’s defensive line and ‘midfield renovation’ What Ernesto Valverde has done this season Underlying analytics that make Athletic scary The height of their defensive line Who starts in attack? Will Eder Militao get...
Published 03/29/24
On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Yash Thakur and Kanita discuss Real Madrid’s 0-3 loss to Barcelona and take a look at recent performances. Talking points: A look at the games against Sevilla and Eibar Back-to-back cleansheets for the first time in the season Rocio and Ivana’s blossoming partnership at CB Restricting teams to very low-quality shots Constant changes in lineups between games Barcelona and high-quality chances in the game Difference in performance and numbers...
Published 03/29/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani discusses: The tactical gap between Spain and Brazil Brazil's current state The performances of Vinicius and Rodrygo Endrick -- the man of the moment and man of many more big moments to come Tension-filled friendly Eduardo Camavinga's injury Other international things: Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content exclusively on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Join...
Published 03/26/24
On this episode of the Castilla Corner Podcast, Hridyam Arora and Sam Sharpe discuss: The two losses on the trot for Castilla Why hasn’t Raul been playing his new signings? Sam’s article about La Fabrica’s dormancy Mink Peeters Next fixtures Endrick’s ceiling And a lot more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content exclusively on: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course,...
Published 03/26/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani reacts live to Endrick's performance vs England, and also gives his thoughts on today's Corazon Classic, things to do in Madrid, historical Real Madrid matches, and more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content exclusively on Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid. Join our Real Madrid Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/rTD2PmE26f Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses,...
Published 03/24/24
On this week’s live Zoom podcast that goes up at least once per week exclusively for Managing Madrid Patrons, Kiyan Sobhani, Yash Thakur, Siddharth Ramsundar, and Hridyam Arora spent an entire episode discussing the Manchester City tie, and much more. Topics this week included: Manchester City and Real Madrid’s respective schedules before the first leg And much more. The clip we’ve uploaded for free on YouTube this week is about the greatness of Toni Kroos and Fede Valverde: The full...
Published 03/22/24
In this edition of the Real Deal, we welcome guest Joel Adejola to dive deep into the often overlooked role of athleticism in football. We explore how physical attributes like speed, strength, and stamina can be game-changers on the pitch, and why they’re frequently underrated in player evaluations and projections. Through compelling case studies, we illustrate how raw athletic talent has propelled some of the game’s biggest stars to the top. From the blistering pace of Vinicius Jr. and Mo...
Published 03/21/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Phil Kitro discusses: Fede Valverde’s different role this season TSFP’s trip to Bilbao Athletic Club’s uniqueness Tactics Tuesdays  Real Madrid’s set piece defending Best atmospheres in Spain How would Phil feel if he had to do the RMTV referee videos? Greek food vs Spanish food Which club does Phil support? How will Rodrygo Goes be affected by Kylian Mbappe’s arrival And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a...
Published 03/20/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Adrian Sousa of Rabona TV discuss: The Canadian National Team Adrian’s football allegiance The Fabio Coentrao cult Thomas Gravesen The mistake of selling Esteban Cambiasso The improvement of Real Madrid’s transfer strategy and scouting Best three Real Madrid players outside of Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr Is Arda Güler a future star? His player comp and contributions in limited minutes Thibaut Courtois injury —...
Published 03/19/24
In late 2014, Mink Peeters was one of the biggest talents in world football, and Real Madrid signed him from Ajax to launch their now widely successful youth development policy. The first in a long line of talents brought to the club, the Dutchman now sits down with Castilla Corner to take a look at his newest adventure in Austria, breakdown at his time at Real Madrid, and reveal his best stories from in and around Valdebebas. Listen below for the full podcast with Sam Sharpe and Hridyam...
Published 03/19/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete discuss: Vinicius Jr's performance  Fede Valvdere's hat-trick of assists Osasuna’s suicidal tactics Eduardo Camavinga -- dominant as the 6 Rodrygo’s performance Brahim Diaz Carlo Ancelotti’s post game quotes Andriy Lunin Militao — when will he be back for the Manchester City game? What's the most realistic scenario? And more. Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content exclusively on...
Published 03/16/24
On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Jose Perez, Mehedi Hassan, and Siddharth Ramsundar discuss: The entire Champions League bracket Is PSG better than we thought? The rest of the matchups An analysis of Manchester City Has City regressed since last season? Are Real Madrid better equipped this season to face? The yellow card concerns What went wrong at the Etihad last season ? Can we avoid the mistakes of last season? Upcoming schedule for both...
Published 03/15/24