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  • 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. 

  • 00:57

    Simply Managing Change

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    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

  • 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

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    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

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    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?

  • Managing Madrid Podcast 2015-16 Episode 2

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    It's part 2, and Gabe Lezra, Bozz and Mike Platania are back to break down everything that wasn't mentioned in the first preview episode! Gabe admits that he was a bit harsh on Rafa Benitez ¯\_(?)_/¯ in the first show--but he won't retract it!--and allows Bozz and Mike to push back on some of his criticism. That being said, the overwhelming negativity isn't entirely transformed into positivity, however, as the guys break down a bunch of Benitez's mis-steps, the De Gea fiasco, and Madrid's prospects moving forward. 

    Transitioning, the guys take a look at Madrid's 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis in the Bernabéu, praising James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and the entire squad for looking very strong. Additionally, they get down and dirty talking about the strategy the club is taking, the transfer policy, and generally the ideas going into the club this season. 

    They end by taking your questions, breaking down many of the angles listeners brought up on Twitter and via email. 

  • 00:37

    Managing Madrid Podcast 8: Replacing Luka Modric

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    Gabe, Josh and Lucas discuss Luka Modric's injury during Croatia's game against Italy and Carlo Ancelotti's options to replace him. They also talk aboutReal Madrid's upcoming match against Eibar. Will it be an easy win for los blancos without the Croatian midfielder? Who will fill Modric's shoes? Is Illarramendi ready for the task? All of those get answered in this week's episode.

  • 01:09

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Atletico, Getafe and Impossible Pronunciations

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    The Managing Madrid podcast returns, with host Gabe Lezra in a sour mood given his other allegiances over the weekend. Gabe and Josh Zeitlin recap Real Madrid's week, diving into the los blancos' draw home against Atletico (crashing out of the Copa del Rey), and chat about the 3-0 win against Getafe. Along the way they get into the signing of Martin Odegaard, chatting about his future and the plan for Real Madrid Castilla. Finally, the guys take some questions, delving into possible signings and the old stalwarts--rotation issues and Modric's return. 

  • 00:54

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Eating Crow, Praising Keylor and Hating Pitstains

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    Gabe Lezra and Josh Zeitlin are back and ready to eat crow--after Real Madrid's initial 0-0 draw, they were really down on the team's chances this season. Well, since then Madrid has gone 3-0-0 with an incredible 16-0 goal differential. Well then! The guys haven't been happier to be proven wrong (so far). They discuss the Espanyol, Granada and Shakhtar matches, revel in Cristiano's brilliance and Keylor's dominance, and take some questions. Finally, they wail and gnash teeth about Madrid's GOD AWFUL away kits. Seriously. #PitStains. 

  • 00:36

    Managing Madrid Podcast Reboot: Early Season Recap

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    The Managing Madrid Podcast is back! Hosts Gabe Lezra and Josh Zeitlin sit down to talk about Real Madrid's rocky first month of the season, the soothing balm of the Champions League, and the recent goal barrage against Deportivo. Welcome back to Managing Madrid (or should we say the Abu Dhabi Managing Marid Poidcast?!) and welcome back to your 10-time Champions League Champions, Real Madrid!