Midweek Heat-up: Is Alexander Nübel “the subsequent one” for Bayern Munich? In that case, when?; Bundesliga predictions; May Bayern Munich make a play for Borna Sosa?; An incredible origin story; Throwing it again to Sizzling Sizzling Warmth; and MORE!

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has been glorious this season regardless of his latest shoulder damage. Nevertheless, that ailment as soon as once more opened the thoughts of the membership’s brass and followers alike on what life may seem like when Neuer lastly retires.

When precisely that may occur for Neuer stays a thriller, however the membership is already plotting its future — and that’s with Alexander Nübel. The difficulty, although, is that Nübel’s persistence appears to have worn skinny ready for his massive likelihood in Bavaria.

Maybe sensing as a lot — and doubtless studying Nübel’s latest quotes as effectively — the membership’s movers and shakers (sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and technical director Marco Neppe) paid the goalkeeper a go to in France.

Based on kicker (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), the membership is able to enable Nübel to take over — simply as quickly as Neuer calls it a profession:

Bayern see Alexander Nübel as their future primary and are fascinated by a strategy to preserve him on the membership past 2025. Premier League golf equipment are inquisitive about Nübel. It stays to be seen how the membership would react if Manuel Neuer determined to remain after 2024.

Together with his contract expiring in 2025, Nübel might apply strain on Bayern Munich to seek out him one other mortgage task for subsequent season at a minimal.

Salihamidžić appears intent on doing no matter it takes to maintain Nübel within the fold, which incorporates serving to him discover constant enjoying time — someplace aside from Bayern Munich — subsequent season.

“We presently have Manuel Neuer who’s excellent. Neuer will certainly play one other two or three years and Sven Ulreich can even be there. Alexander Nübel is not going to come again in 2023,” Salihamidžić instructed Sky90 (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “I needn’t deliver a competitor for Manuel Neuer. He is our captain. He does not want anybody to push him. We spoke to Alex about how he desires issues to proceed and in some unspecified time in the future we have now to make selections. However we’re not there but.”

Sky’s Florian Plettenberg thinks a mortgage for 2023/24 is probably going the best choice to maneuver ahead:

The 2 largest questions stay:

1 – How for much longer will Neuer play?

2 – Will Nübel stick round (in some capability) lengthy sufficient to ultimately take over?

When bodily traits and enjoying model, Nübel seems to be about near a Neuer clone as Bayern Munich goes to seek out. Whereas Nübel’s efficiency has improved this season, nevertheless, he’s a great distance from being “The Subsequent Neuer.”

Comparisons and expectations apart, what do you suppose? Can Nübel successfully turn into the “Subsequent Era Neuer?” Inform us what you suppose will occur within the ballot under.


Will Alexander Nübel take over for Manuel Neuer?

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    Sure – he’ll grasp in till Neuer calls it quits.

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    Sure – however I am undecided he is going to have the ability to actually fill Neuer’s boots.

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    No – He’ll go away earlier than Neuer is able to retire.

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    No – The extra he performs, the extra Bayern Munich will see he isn’t the one.

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Music of the Midweek: “Bandages” by Sizzling Sizzling Warmth

That is one from my (comparatively) “fashionable alt rock” assortment. Launched in 2003 by Canadian band Sizzling Sizzling Warmth, I used to be instantly “in” on this music! Admittedly, I do not know a ton about Sizzling Sizzling Warmth, however this undoubtedly is a music I can re-listen to (as I’ve for about 19 years! GAAAAH – I’m so outdated). I ought to most likely dig additional into their catalog. Anyway, take pleasure in:

Sosa leaving Stuttgart?

VfB Stuttgart left-back/left wing-back Borna Sosa is ready to depart the membership this winter as Die Schwaben wants money. VfB Stuttgart is banking on Sosa performing effectively on the World Cup to assist drive up his asking worth:

Bayern Munich has been a fan of Sosa for fairly some time and supervisor Julian Nagelsmann, specifically, is understood to admire Sosa’s enjoying model. May the Bavarians be in play for the Croatian?

In all probability not, however there are a few circumstances that might push Bayern Munich into the combination:

1 – As uncertain because it most likely is, Bayern Munich might make a shock play for Sosa if there’s any inkling that Alphonso Davies won’t re-up his deal when his present contract ends in 2025 (that means the membership must promote him 2024 ). This state of affairs appears impossible at this stage (although it isn’t completely inconceivable that the Canadian will look to Spain or England for the subsequent step in his profession).

2 – There’s an overarching plan to make use of Davies — and even Sosa — as a winger. Bayern Munich doesn’t want a winger, however that doesn’t imply they’d not add a proficient winger.

Each eventualities appear impossible and it could appear that Sosa might transfer on from the Bundesliga altogether. Borussia Dortmund looks as if a superb match, however it may be assumed that many golf equipment could have curiosity within the proficient Croatian.

Time Killer of the Midweek

In case you have been in a stadium any time within the final 15 years (possibly even longer), you might have heard it. The music is widely-known as “Zombie Nation”, however that’s really the title of the artist. The music is “Kernkraft 400.”

Techno usually isn’t my bag, however I’m a sucker for a loopy origin story. The music was born in Munich…and closely influenced by a Commodore 64 sport (!?) referred to as Lazy Jones.

(Sidenote: I had a Commodore 64 — I believe I used to be in fifth grade — and I used to play this baseball simulator and pit the 1927 New York Yankees vs. 1980 Philadelphia Phillies (amongst different groups) advert nauseam. I realized a ton about baseball historical past from that sport. Oddly, sufficient, a good friend of mine additionally had a Commodore 64 and I imagine he had Lazy Jones. It was a bizarre flashback/deja vu second — and now I imagine I really performed Lazy Jones complete at his home. Was this my “Keyser Söze” second, the place I drop the espresso cup? In all probability…what a tragic life, in that case! Anyway, let’s get off this sidetrack and again on subject).

If you wish to spend quarter-hour seeing how this music when from a pc sport to the Munich disco scene to an Italian DJ placing a model collectively that blew as much as each stadium on this planet…it is value your time.


Regardless of an uneven exhibiting towards Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich goes to smash Werder Bremen.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 69-0 Werder Bremen

Different Bundesliga predictions embody:

  • Wolfsburg 2-3 Borussia Dortmund
  • VfL Bochum 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
  • VfB Stuttgart 2-2 Hertha Berlin
  • FC Koln 2-3 Bayer Leverkusen
  • Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Hoffenheim
  • RB Leipzig 2-1 SC Freiburg
  • Schalke 04 1-1 Mainz 05
  • Union Berlin 2-1 FC Augsburg

Prediction Data

Hey, hey! Look who’s again!

  • Final match day’s report: 8-1
  • General Bundesliga report: 56-61
  • DFL Supercup report: 1-0
  • DFB-Pokal report: 2-0
  • Champions League report: 5-1
  • WWU general report: 64-62
  • Visitor predictions: 7-4

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