The silence before the World Cup is deafening. You can almost feel the excitement and anxiety for the tournament building as the normal news flow screeches to a halt. With the Daily Schmankerl, however, we are still working to give you a way to blow off work every morning with some Bayern Munich news bits.
Real Madrid to make its move on Robert Lewandowski after the World Cup (Bild)
The constant reports and rumors have all fallen to the wayside as the World Cup excitement builds. Real Madrid’s plot to bring in Robert Lewandowski, however, will thicken after the World Cup concludes per a report by Bild.
Real-President Florentino Perez (71) reportedly has pushed the Lewandowski issue forward again internally. However, the Royals want to wait until the World Cup and see the the Pole’s performances there.
Could this be the last Lewandowski report for a few weeks (fingers crossed!)????
Die Mannschaft takes flight to Russia (@FCBayernEN)
Everyone wants a selfie with @esmuellert_!— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) June 12, 2018
Safe flight, boys! ✈️ @DFB_Team_EN #MiaSanMia #packmas pic.twitter.com/wXHVruPzL9
Serge Gnabry views Robbery as mentors, not competition (FussballTransfers.com)
One of the more heated debates among Bayern fans in 2018 has been the subject of Die Roten extending the contracts of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. The legendary veteran duo is back in Munich for one more season and Serge Gnabry is looking forward to working with two of Bayern’s all-time greats per a report in Kicker that was captured by FussballTransfers.com.
Serge Gnabry received the news about Arjen Robben’s and Franck Ribery’s extensions at FC Bayern positively. That is what Kicker is reporting from a source close to Munich’s new acquisition. The 22-year-old views Robbery not only as competition on the wing, but rather especially as teachers.
I still contend that Robben and Ribery have some gas in the tank and much to offer Bayern. With Kingsley Coman taking a lead role on the wing and Gnabry and Thomas Müller likely to see time there as well, the squad has a good mix of youthful exuberance and veteran experience.
FC Bayern Frauen’s Sara Däbritz hits a screamer for Germany (@FCBfrauen)
Last time we checked in on Sara Däbritz she was hitting the game-winner for the FC Bayern Frauen in their Champions League clinching victory over FFCFrankfurt in the Bundesliga finale. Däbritz, however, has stayed hot while suiting up for the German Women’s National Team as she added this screamer below to her goal collection.
Einen wunderschönen guten Morgen - wünschen die #FCBFrauen mit dem hammer Treffer von Sara Däbritz im Länderspiel der @DFB_Frauen vs. Kanada! ⚽️ #MiaSanMia #dfbteam— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) June 12, 2018
The #FCBFrauen wish you a beautiful good morning - with this screamer of a goal by Sara Däbritz in the international game of the @DFB_Frauen vs. Canada! ⚽ #MiaSanMia #dfbteam️
Däbritz’ free kick attempt also led to the game-winner as Turid Knaak hit home the rebound to seal a 3-2 win for the Germans over Canada.
Free kick from Sara Däbritz, Stephanie Labbè is able to save it but @turid10 puts the rebound away to make it 3-2 for Germany and giving the @DFB_Frauen the win. #CANGER #DFBfrauen pic.twitter.com/z1lEMTY3YW— Patrick (@RatedRHero) June 10, 2018
The anatomy of a social media frenzy (@FCBayernUS and @ManUtd among others!)
After the announcement that the Red Devils were going to visit Munich in August, the flurry of social media activity spiked, particularly among Bayern and Manchester United with Mainz and Borussia Monchengladbach among others jumping in the fray.
It started innocently enough:
We’re— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 11, 2018
⚪️ On holiday
Available in early August to visit a big club in Germany for a final pre-season game of the summer. Any takers?
Mainz (@Mainz05en) and M’Gladbach (@borussia_en) jumped in quickly (bonus points to the Foals for changing their Twitter user name):
Sorry lads, we're busy— Mainz 05 English (@Mainz05en) June 11, 2018
Guys, I think they were talking to us.— A big club in Germany (@borussia_en) June 11, 2018
They're not ready to be #Stindled.— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) June 11, 2018
Even Bayer Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) got roped in when they were just innocent bystanders.
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Matlock Town FC (@Matlock_TownFC) - the Gladiators! - came in from outta nowhere:
We’ll play any of you if you want to play a moderate size English side pic.twitter.com/Hp0f8P6tAS— Matlock Town FC (@Matlock_TownFC) June 11, 2018
Then deals started to be brokered!
Slide in to our DM’s and let’s make this friendly happen— Matlock Town FC (@Matlock_TownFC) June 12, 2018
But eventually on Twitter someone gets upset and this tweet from @FCBayern made Manchester United upset.
The only takers we’re interested in are for good penalties, and as an English club, you guys probably wouldn’t know about that... pic.twitter.com/7TJbc2V6lr— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) June 11, 2018
And then the fun starts to dissipate because Manchester United simply cannot let itself have a good time (call it The Mourinho Effect).
Just as well that we didn’t need them to beat you in the #UCL final back in 1999 then, isn’t it? pic.twitter.com/fllThHNaDd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 11, 2018
Then Bayern unleashed Kimmich!
Looks like we hit a nerve there! How about this pre-season friendly in August, then? Let’s hope your football is better than your jokes... pic.twitter.com/yePGKVTEIl— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) June 11, 2018
And just when you thought it over, one club tried to bring it all back full circle for some fun.
We'd love to have you in Berlin-Köpenick, but we've got our eyes on the @DFBPokal_EN. pic.twitter.com/HSMNXDo9bm— FC Union Berlin EN (@fcunion_en) June 11, 2018