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The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, Episode 18: Season’s Greetings


Juventus v Novara - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

A new era is about to officially get underway at Juventus.

One that we don’t know much about. But after this past weekend’s friendly against Novara, we have 90 minutes more of information of what Andrea Pirlo might want to be trying to do as he sets out on his first managerial voyage when Sampdoria comes to Turin this Sunday.

So, progress?

Juventus’ 2020-21 season opener is right around the corner. And, because of that, you can probably guess where the four-man crew at The Old Lady Speaks began their proceedings. One friendly does not make a team, but for a situation like ours where we’ve never seen a Pirlo-coached team actually take the field, the 5-0 win over Novara was something that provided at least something to go off of when it comes to what Juventus might look like this season.

We finally have a sample size. As small as it may be, we have one, dammit.

On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss:

  • The friendly against Novara and our first glimpse of what Pirlo’s Juventus might look like when they take the field against Sampdoria in the season opener.
  • That “wonderful” merry-go-round of the hunt for a new No. 9 to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.
  • Players, outside of the big names on the squad, that we’re really looking forward to watching this season.
  • Dejan Kulusevski is good.
  • Weston McKennie might be a surprise.
  • Chuks doesn’t slide into your DMs. (Sorry, folks.)
  • Juventus’ midfield might not be as bad as we’ve feared if things go right.
  • And, as always, we wrap things up with some Twitter questions.

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