Weekend Heat-up: What lifelike transfer would push Bayern Munich excessive within the second half?; Throwing it again to “Busting Up a Starbucks” by Mike Doughty; The significance of Daley Blind; & MORE!

Can the “sluggish and regular wins the race” method work for Bayern Munich within the rückrunde?

The recordmeister is off for a coaching camp in Doha to arrange for the second half of the season and whereas the crew suffered two extremely unlucky accidents throughout the World Cup break, the membership seems to be avoiding panic mode regardless of having to face the quick future with out Manuel Neuer and Lucas Hernandez.

Is {that a} good factor?

With out breaking the financial institution, it seems that Bayern Munich will get its replacements for Lucas Hernandez and Manuel Neuer. Daley Blind was a free agent, who was inked for a six-month deal and can fill a significant position in Bavaria, whereas Yann Sommer is Bayern Munich’s major goal to exchange Neuer. The Swiss worldwide may even not price the membership a lot within the grand scheme of issues.

Two sensible, decisive, and prudent strikes that would assist save a season (if the Sommer deal finally goes by way of).

With Blind in-house and Sommer presumably on the way in which, Bayern Munich might now have good depth on the backline and at goalkeeper for the second half of the season — together with a fully stacked roster of wingers and attacking midfielders. With Blind’s capability to fill in as a No. 6 as nicely, the midfield can be a bit extra sturdy now.

All issues thought of—apart from pulling off the unthinkable and getting a real, top-tier striker—it seems like Bayern Munich ought to really feel okay about the place it stands with its roster.

If, nonetheless, (and this is likely to be an enormous if) Bayern Munich has the monetary wherewithal and need to make another price environment friendly transfer, who ought to pursue it? What place might most use a jolt. Let’s discover a number of not completely unattainable choices that would present the squad with a spark for the striker place:

  • Olivier Giroud, AC Milan: Giroud is 36 (!?) but put in an incredible efficiency on the World Cup. Bayern Munich might encompass him with simply as a lot velocity and expertise as he has with France. Along with his glorious nostril for purpose, the outdated fella may have the ability to produce greater than both Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting or makeshift No. 9 Thomas Müller. Getting Giroud won’t price a lot both. His contract is ready to run out after this season.
  • Niclas Fullkrug, Werder Bremen: Typically a participant has a kind of “lightning in a bottle” seasons and this is likely to be it for Fullkrug. The 29-year-old will not be an abnormality or something, he is been strong for years, however this is likely to be the season he’s at his greatest. For a nominal price, Bayern Munich ought to take an opportunity to trip that lightning.
  • Marcus Thuram, Borussia Monchengladbach: By far the largest identify on this checklist by way of worth, the 25-year-old has an expiring deal and might be out there considerably cheaply as Die Fohlen will possible lose him and get nothing in just some months. In contrast to the opposite gamers on this checklist, Thuram would in all probability need some form of long-term dedication.
  • Simon Terodde: One other outdated man, Terodde’s contract with Schalke expires in July and given the woeful state of issues in Gelsenkirchen, it won’t be so onerous to pry away the purpose scorer from Die Knappen.

What do you assume? Would any of those cost-effective choices assist push Bayern Munich excessive for the Rückrunde? Inform us your concepts within the ballot beneath and within the feedback.


What low price, low danger transfer would you make to assist push Bayern Munich excessive for the second half of the season?

  • 29%

    Olivier Giroud, AC Milan

    (69 votes)

  • 28%

    Niclas Fullkrug, Werder Bremen

    (66 votes)

  • 29%

    Marcus Thuram, Borussia Monchengladbach

    (68 votes)

  • 2%

    Simon Terodde, Schalke 04

    (5 votes)

  • 10%

    I’ve received a greater thought and can drop it within the feedback!

    (24 votes)

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Bavarian Podcast Works — Weekend Heat-up Podcast: Season 2, Episode 25

One other week and Bayern Munich supplied their fanbase with one other shocker or two.

As all the time, there’s loads to speak about in relation to Bayern Munich — and we begin this episode by rapping concerning the shock pickup of Daley Blind and what seems to be an almost carried out deal for Yann Sommer.

Right here is the total rundown for what we’ve got on faucet:

  • What Daley Blind will carry to Bayern Munich — and what it means for different gamers on the roster.
  • The most recent on the place issues stand with Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Yann Sommer.
  • The Harry Kane pipedream seems to be lifeless, so is Randal Kolo Muani a viable choice to be Bayern Munich’s striker of the longer term?
  • Was Leon Goretzka utilizing the World Cup platform to grandstand?
  • Julian Nagelsmann had some attention-grabbing ideas on teaching.

Music of the Week: “Busting Up a Starbucks” by Mike Doughty

Ah, we’re throwing this again to 2005 and to Mike Doughty.

Doughty, after all, was the lead singer of Soul Coughing (a very underrated band that emerged within the 90s) and he put out this masterpiece within the mid-aughts that roped me proper in.

For those who had been round at the moment (I do know WAY again in 2005), you’ll acknowledge among the cultural references from the interval (which I all the time like). Anyway, get pleasure from this gem…I used to be obsessive about the tune again when it got here out and nonetheless hearken to it immediately:

Leisure Rundown

I went again into slacker mode for my viewing, however have a number of reveals within the cue and can be again with a vengeance subsequent week!

Blind Particulars

After all, now we all know why Daley Blind got here in out of nowhere to turn out to be a short-term goal for Bayern Munich. Information broke early on Friday that Noussair Mazraoui will turn out to be the most recent Bayern Munich participant to have to sit down out for an prolonged interval.

Whereas Mazraoui’s ailment is just anticipated to maintain him out of the lineup for four-to-six weeks, his absence put the backline depth in a really precarious state of affairs—particularly given the unsure state of Benjamin Pavard.

Pavard has been strong for Bayern Munich all season, however had points with France throughout the World Cup and didn’t appear all of the thrilled together with his state of affairs in Bavaria because the crew ended the Hinrunde.

The transfer by Bayern Munich for Blind was sensible and cost-conscious. Realizing what we learn about Mazraoui’s state of affairs, the Dutch veteran turns into a vital cog in Bayern Munich’s general machine.

Accidents and sicknesses, although, have a method of spreading like a virus on this squad. We already know Marcel Sabitzer can be late in flying to Doha due to a illness. Let’s hope that would be the finish of it for some time.

Prediction Information

  • Total Bundesliga document: 64-69
  • DFL-Supercup document: 1-0
  • DFB-Pokal document: 2-0
  • Champions League document: 5-1
  • World Cup general document: 38-25
  • WWU general document: 110-95
  • Visitor forecast: 7-5

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