Last Week in Bayern News
Guest Contributor: Subrat Borgohain
To me, summer vibes and vacation time are always a proxy for an impending transfer window and a restart. However, this time has been the first time in living memory when Bayern players and all of us here enter holiday season without having our eyes peeled for possible transfer news or looking forward to the new season starting soon.
Hoping that the team might successfully finish in August what they set out do when the Hinrunde started – winning the Champions League – is what we all look forward to.
On the other end of the emotional spectrum, the home of the Bavarians sent out a shining message in opposition to any form of discrimination around the globe, as put very succintly by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge:
Flicki Flacka is a real thing, fight me. Have a look at our trophy cabinet, if you need more convincing.
Süle’s training videos continue to flood my feed. And joining him is the talisman Leroy Sane. Well, you can’t blame us for being too happy.
Adrian Fein is set to join the first team for next season according to Kicker. And closely following his footsteps is Lars Lukas Mai, who is set to go out on loan in order to join the first team later. Furthermore, Alexander Nübel’s transfer was expected to shake up the status quo for Bayern’s 2nd goalkeeper position, and, according to Kicker, Sven Ulreich might be on the move. Oof.
You know what else makes all of us happy? Six years ago today, the German national team won the world cup in Brazil. How many Bayern players were in that team, you ask? Seven. Seven Bayern players led by our captain, Philipp Lahm.
A dream come true indeed, Müller. Perhaps dreams come true again. Perhaps in Lisbon?
Also, that away kit!
Two words: Serge. Gnabry.
Two more: North. London.
Karl-Heinz Rumenigge had some strong opinions on the proposed European Super League, Bayern Munich’s dominance in the Bundesliga, and Borussia Dortmund. He snubbed the first, suggesting that Bayern are dominant only because they give 100% till the last day and maintained that in terms of pure infrastructure and team quality/depth, and Dortmund was the team to look out for for Bayern every season.
One last tidbit for this day is that Bayern is supposed to play a friendly on July, 31st to prepare for the Champions League. Judging from Cuisance’s words, methinks the opponents might be Olympique de Marseille. One would assume we get to see Sané in action and the team won’t be a Bundesliga team (spoiler alert: heh, you’d be surprised).
As we’ve already mentioned, I find great joy in watching loops of Niklas Süle and Leroy Sané training. The French contingent at Bayern Munich agrees, methinks. On a side note, to feel elated that two of the 2018 World Cup winning defense make up Bayern’s rock solid wall for the Champions League, might as well be criminal.
Since there was not much else to do on this uneventful Wednesday, we decided to check out the schedule for the 2022 world cup.
Also, according to Sky Sports, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) proposes that the five substitutes rule should remain in effect for next season as well. Wonder if the DFB complies.
We had a zen moment on Thursday. Partially because a 4th consecutive day of Niklas Süle and Leroy Sané training videos, but more because we realised that Serge Gnabry, Lewy and Müller have shared 83 goals between them this season. Crazy, right? No? Well consider this. The whole Chelsea squad has scored 95 goals this season. That’s, like, barely 7% more. Wonder if Lewy will make up that 7% too in the Champions League, the madman.
Kinglsey Coman has been hiding a big facet of his gameplay all these years. What do you associate Coman’s style of play with? Sudden bursts of speed from a standing start and twists and turns in an advanced attacking role, right? What if we told you that he’s been taking lessons from Manu all this time? Don’t believe us?
There was a clip earlier this week featuring Phonzie’s speed and the reactions in a Randy Moss moment. Why am I talking about American Football out of the blue? Methinks Herbert Hainer played that a couple of times, couldn’t believe his eyes and had to say it eventually, come on.
In case you are a part of the quiz team at your school or an aspiring quizmaster, here’s a tidbit for you: Alvaro Odriozola, similar to Kingsley Coman in 2015/16 (who won both the Bundesliga and Serie A back then), is the only player this season to have won both the Bundesliga and La Liga.
I am convinced Alphonso Davies can do anything he puts his mind to.
More proof of my claim:
3 more weeks. 3 more weeks till Football resumes, I get some of my life energy back and Flicki Flacka is dubbed a real phenomenon. Godspeed.
Bayern München, provided they comethru Chelsea, will use the Municipal Stadium of Mafra for training when the UCL resumes, and there’s a chance Hansi Flick is going to integrate even more youth into the first team next season.
Oh also, Niko Kovac found a new club. Just saying.