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The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, Episode 47: Points Are Points

Juventus’ performance in Udine was absolutely garbage, but thanks to a couple of late Cristiano Ronaldo goals they were able to salvage something out of one of their final away fixtures of the season.

Udinese Calcio v Juventus - Serie A Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

What do you do after Juventus puts forward another bad performance?

Change things up.

This week, even with Juventus recording a 2-1 win over Udinese in less-than-spectacular fashion, we changed things up a bit. With our resident Dutchman Chuks out and doing work in his community because he’s a wonderful human being, we welcomed in the newest member of the Black & White & Read All Over writing crew, Caleb Turrentine, to chat about what we had all watched the day before.

And, for added measure, with Super League talk thankfully not dominating a lot of the conversation for a third straight week, we got the chance to get back to answering some Twitter question. Whoa boy did we have a lot of them, which meant we were able to turn the majority of the episode into a BWRAO Mailbag of sorts.

That was quite fun considering the alternative. (And how Juventus actually played.)

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

  • Thoughts on the Udinese win, a game in which Juventus was collectively bad for 80 minutes and then suddenly found themselves leaving the field with three crucial points.
  • A whoooooooole lot of Twitter questions after a few weeks of not having them post-Super League creation and then very quick demise.

Going a step further, those Twitter questions address:

  • The potential impact of Barbara Bonansea signing with Mino Raiola.
  • How much does Inter Milan winning the Scudetto this season adjust a Juve fan’s hate for them?
  • Pick one: Manuel Locatelli or Rodrigo De Paul?
  • Is there some sort of short-term kind of fix for the current midfield to finish the season?
  • Could a return to Juventus for Max Allegri mean that Paulo Dybala is back in business?
  • Champions Leaug e or Super League? You get to pick!
  • Could Andrea Pirlo go back to being the Under-23 manager if he were to be relieved of his senior team duties like so many people think he will when the 2020-21 season ends?
  • What’s the best midfield Juventus could realistically hope for next season?
  • With four games (and a Coppa Italia final) remaining, what is your favorite moment from this season?

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