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  • 00:40

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Betis Post-game

    in Soccer

    Kiyan Sobhani and Mike Platania on this week's Managing Madrid podcast discussed:


     



    The match against Real Betis
    The Danilo / Carvajal debate
    The politics surrounding the idea to bench Ronaldo
    La Liga - is it lost?
    Real Madrid's grey kits


     


     


    We hope you enjoy the podcast!


     

  • 01:06

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Feb 1st

    in Soccer

    On this week's podcast - recorded just after yesterday's match against Espanyol -  I was joined by Gabe Lezra and Mike Platania to discuss:



    Real Madrid's dominance over Espanyol
    Lucas getting roasted on Twitter
    Ronaldo's form
    Zidane's love for Jese
    James and Isco
    Questions from readers: Do we sell Ronaldo? can Isco be as good as Iniesta? Should Real Madrid scrap the pre-season tours? Any potential upsets in Real Madrid's upcoming schedule?


    Enjoy!

  • 01:15

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Season Recap

    in Soccer

    Gabe Lezra, Josh Zeitlin and Bozz recap Real Madrid's disappointing 2014-2015 campaign, taking a look at each part of the team--from the underwhelming defense, to the sporadically brilliant midfield and forward lines. What went wrong for Real Madrid this year? What went right? Who is to blame? All this and more this week. 


    In addition, the guys take a bunch of listener questions and reflect on the state of the club going forward. Will Rafa Benitez be a good manager for the Whites? And what areas should Madrid target in the next transfer window? 


    And finally, they reflect on the recent FIFA implosion, with some appropriately vitriolic words for (now ex-!!!!) FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

  • 00:57

    Simply Managing Change

    in Lifestyle

    We made it...! Thank you!, to all those that supported, participated and encouraged us to achieve our first milestone of producing 50+ episodes to date! I am referring to ‘Managing Change’ on both, BlogTalkRadio.com and now ManagingLifesChanges.com every Wednesday evening at 7:00PM EST.
    Managing Change is a content rich, filled hour in which you will hear and identify with diverse perspective about challenges we all face. Eclectic points of view in addressing the family nucleus. answers for your career, solutions for your business and for that entrepreneurial spirit which is uniquely American.  Our guests share with you each and every week, their own Life’s Perspectives on having mapped their minds for success.
    Come join us and voice your thoughts in our ‘Forums’ and create your own ‘Groups’ while feeding off the energy that inspires us to do better for ourselves and for one another.
    Join us on BlogTalkRadio every Wednesday at 7:00 PM EST for Managing Changes. Real Time Content - Providing Real Time Solutions. No streaming on www.ManagingLifesChanges.com and Engage Life!
    Ronald M Allen Producer/Host

  • 00:30

    Managing Madrid Podcast 6: Granada and Liverpool and Calma

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    Gabe and Josh are back in a slightly shortened Managing Madrid Podcast. Real Madrid are undergoing a fantastic stretch--12 consecutive games, with most of them playing out as blowouts. Cristiano Ronaldo has been on fire, Benzema has been playing the best ball of his life, and Isco and James are both clicking. The guys reflect a little bit on Madrid's form, contrasting the team with Guardiola's Barcelona. Finally, they conclude with a conversation about Gareth Bale. 

  • 00:53

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Transfer Ban Edition

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    In this week's episode - featuring myself, Gabe Lezra, Mike Platania, and Joshua Zeitlin - we discuss Real Madrid's match against sporting and Jese / James' role in the team. After that, we thoroughly dissect the transfer ban and what it could mean for Real Madrid, and then we spend about a huge chunk of time debating whether we need Pogba or not. On two seperate occassions, I was cornered by Gabe and Josh because I opted for the 'we don't need Pogba' route - highly entertaining. Then Josh takes off and we answer some question.


    Enjoy.

  • 00:50

    Managing Madrid Podcast: New Year Edition

    in Soccer

    This was a super fun podcast to record. Gabe, Kiyan, and Mike create their own Real Madrid group therapy session, among other things. 


    This morning's podcast was recorded last night, topics discussed:



    2-2 results at Valencia
    Gareth Bale
    Rafa's line-up decisions
    Toni Kroos
    James' speeding incident
    James and Isco
    2015 highs and lows


    Enjoy!

  • 00:48

    Managing Madrid Podcast 2015-16 Season, Episode 1

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    We're baaaaaaack! Gabe Lezra and Josh Zeitlin are back with the first episode of the 2015-2016 Managing Madrid podcast season. Real Madrid made some moves during the offseason--though not as many as some would have liked. The guys are here to chat coaching changes--really, Rafa Benítez?! ¯\_(?)_/¯ --player acquisitions (from Asensio and Vallejo to Kovacic and Danilo and even style changes. They're both worried about the direction the club is headed, though they are optimistic about some of the acquisitions. Listen on to find out exactly how they feel about certain aspects of Real Madrid's circumstances. 


    The guys then transition, chatting about Madrid's disappotinting 0-0 draw to open the season against Sporting Gijón. What went wrong for los blancos? Is this just an anomalous result? Or is it the beginning of a worrying tred for Rafa Benítez (ugh ¯\_(?)_/¯) and company? And what exactly is going on with the offense? 


    We apologize for the timing of the show--ideally we would have gotten it up earlier, but we've had some technical issues. Additionally, we're sorry for not being around this summer--Gabe took the New York State Bar Exam, the qualifying test for becoming an attorney in New York, and Josh applied for and was accepted into Medical school. So yeah, not the easiest couple months. On the bright side, this is the first of a two-part Managing Madrid Podcast, and in the second part we'll talk David De Gea, Madrid's crushing victory over Betis, and the magic of James Rodriguez. 

  • 01:09

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Is Real Madrid Being Punished?

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    The Managing Madrid podcast is back, and hosts Gabe Lezra, Josh Zeitlin and Lucas Navarrete are here to answer the one question on everyone's minds: is Real Madrid being punished? In all seriousness, the guys break down Madrid's 3-1 win over Málaga, with goals from James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo, and horrifying injuries to Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. How can Madrid rebound from their terrible luck and find a way to beat cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the return leg of the Champions League quarter-finals? How should coach Carlo Ancelotti line up his team with all the injuries they've suffered? And who is to blame for this horrible luck? Is Real Madrid being punished? 


    All this and more on this week's Managing Madrid podcast. 


     

  • 00:51

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Atletico, Champions League, and Venting

    in Soccer

    The Managing Madrid Podcast is back, as host Gabe Lezra is joined by Josh Zeitlin and Bozz to discuss Real Madrid's recent form after Los Blancos' 0-0 draw against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League. Real Madrid has been on a better run of form since the side lost to Barcelona in the Camp Nou, and with a second leg against Atlético looming on the horizon, Gabe, Josh and Bozz break down los blancos' title chances. Are things really as bleak as they seam? Will Madrid be able to make it out of the round against Atleti, despite their horrendous record against los colchoneros this year? And if not, what will happen? Is Ancelotti on the cutting block? What about Casillas, Coentrao, and others?


    All this and more on this week's Managing Madrid Podcast. 

  • 01:06

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Recapping Real Madrid - Barcelona

    in Soccer

    Host Gabe Lezra is joined by Managing Madrid staff writers Bozz, Marc Craig and Mike Platania to break down Real Madrid's disappointing 2-1 loss to rivals FC Barcelona in the most recent edition of Spanish football's greatest match, El Clasico. The guys break down each aspect of the match, from Real Madrid's dominance during the first hour of the match, to the different players that were responsible for that form, and even to the hopes they have for the side moving forward this season. Then, they break down some of the mistakes: they chat about who was responsible for the goals, why Madrid seemed to lose energy down the stretch, the atrocious refereeing, and what Barcelona's win means for this Liga season. Is everything over? Should Madrid fans lose heart? And why on earth do people insist on blaming Gareth Bale for everything?

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