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Bavarian Podcast Works S4E20: We’re BACK! Discussing Bayern Munich’s Covid crisis, is Marcel Sabitzer a flop, FIFA’s The Best award, and more!

INNN and Schitzel discuss (or argue about) some of the big Bayern-related topics of the last week or so.

FC Bayern München v Borussia Mönchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

After a long (and unintended) hiatus, BPW is finally back with a new episode! While we were gone, Bayern Munich concluded the winter break and came back to a disastrous Covid-19 situation at the club. Up to TEN players tested positive before the game against Borussia Monchengladbach, which the team ended up losing 2-1 to start off the new year. Not great, all things considered — but it did give us a lot to talk about.

In this episode, Ineednoname and Schnitzel discuss:

  • The crazy situation with Covid-19 at the club, and how Julian Nagelsmann has coped.
  • Were the players who tested positive (guys like Lucas Hernandez, Manuel Neuer, etc.) irresponsible by going abroad during vacation?
  • Why was Bayern hit so hard by Covid?
  • Another tangent on the state of the Bundesliga, stemming from frustration with how Gladbach play.
  • Moving onto our main topic — has Marcel Sabitzer been a flop at Bayern Munich?
  • Schnitzel gives an impassioned defense of the Austrian. INNN is unmoved.
  • The problem(s) with Sabitzer so far.
  • Schnitzel and INNN’s first argument of the year.
  • Closing thoughts on the Sabitzer issue — what does he need to do to be accepted?
  • A final quick look at the nominees for the FIFA The Best award — can Robert Lewandowski win it?

As always, thanks for your support and let us know what you think!

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