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Daily Schmankerl: Crystal Palace confuses young Germans; Niklas Süle is all class; and MORE!

It’s finally Friday! Ease into work with a little morning Schmankerl.

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Crystal Palace used a photo of Joshua Kimmich to promote Max Meyer (Who Ate All the Pies)

Leave it to the Premier League to rope Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich into the transfer news; but it’s not quite what you think. Crystal Palace used Kimmich’s photo in a release about new signing Max Meyer. Considering the Max Meyer was just handed, however, this is probably a minor hiccup, eh?

Crystal Palace had to break the bank and make Max Meyer their top earner (at around £170,000-a-week) to lure him into joining them, so you’d think they would pay a little more attention when welcoming the former Schalke midfielder – a free agent since the end of last season – to Selhurst Park. Indeed, in attempting to brief their fans about their new star signing, the official Eagles website ran with a photo not of Meyer, but of fellow German youngster Joshua Kimmich instead

Because I love Arrested Development, it made me instantly think of this:

Franck Ribery suffered a knock to his head in training, but is okay (AZ)

Veteran winger Franck Ribery suffered what looked like a scary injury during the team’s first session in Tegernsee yesterday when he fell during a drill and hit his head on a goal post.

The 35-year-old had stumbled in a flank exercise in the first practice in Tegernsee and popped his head against a goal post. For a brief moment there was a lot of excitement on the field, Ribéry was bleeding to the head, the team doctors hurrying to treat the French lying on the ground.

The story was later updated to confirm it was a small cut and did not require a hospital visit:

Update: As the club announces in the evening, it is a small cut. Franck Ribéry was not taken to the clinic, but was driven directly to the hotel and treated there.

Ribery, as always, was gracious to those who reached out to wish him well and returned to training today.

All the feels from Niklas Süle (@FCBayernUS)

It is good to see an athlete who “gets it.” It’s even better when a young athlete, who is destined for stardom not only take the time to interact with young fans, but to also do a little extra to ensure those kids experienced a memory they will never forget.

In truth, the only disappointing thing about the video is that Süle didn’t rip the railing down.


Sebastian Rudy owned this drill in training today (@FCBayernUS)

In this drill Sebastian Rudy was straight fire.

A cool thing about the short video was the sound of excitement at the practice. That is a great sign for a squad working with a new coach.

Bayern physio Christian Huhn steps down from Die Mannschaft (FCBayernUS)

Christian Huhn, physiotherapist of the and since 2007 also with the DFB, has decided to end his activity with the @DFB_Team now and to focus in the future exclusively on FC Bayern:

ICYMI: Lucas Digne transferred from Barca to Everton (ESPN)

Hey, this is a little late, but we’ve been busy making sure Arturo Vidal’s son doesn’t release any more transfer gems on You Tube. Anyway, one of the players rumored to be a target for Bayern was former Barcelona outside back Lucas Digne. Fortunately - or unfortunately depending on your perspective - the Frenchman is now with Premier side, Everton.

Everton have completed the signing of Barcelona defender Lucas Digne, who has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Goodison Park. Digne, 25, sat out Barca’s International Champions Cup game against Tottenham on Saturday after an Everton bid was accepted.

With Juan Bernat still on the roster and Rafinha not going anywhere, Digne really was not a fit in Munich anyway. Regardless, Digne was happy to be in a place where it looks like he will be a bigger contributor:

Everton is a big club with a great history. I want to play games, win games and excite the fans with the quality of our football. I played good football in Rome and I played well, too, in Barcelona. I progressed a lot as a player and as a person by playing with the best players in the world. I want to show my best football here and discover the best league in the world. Everybody loves the Premier League. I am loving the fact I am coming here.

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