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The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, Episode 122: Juve pummel Empoli, deliver good vibes

Juventus had one objective during the third week October — beat Empoli. And for one of the few times this season, Juve actually gave something to be happen about as we watched them play.

Juventus v Empoli FC - Serie A Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

On Friday night, Juventus did something they haven’t done a lot of this season.

Juve didn’t just win a game. They won a game and did so in relatively convincing fashion.

That is what Friday night provided us, with Juve recording their second win in a row for the first time this season against Serie A opposition. It was the kind of game in which a lot of players actually did play well, and the three goal scorers — Moise Kean, West McKennie and Adrien Rabiot — all ended lengthy scoring droughts against domestic opposition.

All in all, a pretty good day at the office.

That’s something we haven’t been able to say much this season.

And because of it, we actually bring you a podcast in which we are in a relatively good mood. (I know, those have been pretty rare this season knowing how things have gone.)

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

  • Takeaways from the week that was — including Juventus giving us something fun to watch against Empoli, Filip Kostic being a dude who will cross and cross and cross and cross some more, and Moise Kean not being totally BACK but showing signs of improvement.
  • Some thoughts on the win over Empoli and how Juventus actually played pretty well.
  • We know, it’s hard to believe after what we’ve seen this season, too, but it actually happened. And we know the caveat is that “it’s just Empoli,” but that’s fine because it’s not like they can control who’s playing opposite of them.
  • Some players who had been having some rough patches really did play well.
  • Guess who looks like they’re going to be be coming back soon? Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba.
  • The thing is, though, just what should we expect from them upon their immediate return considering that we’re just a few weeks away from the World Cup break?
  • Our lone Twitter question of the week — just how much Paul Pogba (and to a further extent Federico Chiesa) fit into things when he does indeed come back from injury?

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