Oct 15, 2020
Back in April, Bayern Munich were playing a game and losing…
If that weren’t already remarkable enough, that 1-0 loss to Kaiserslautern was actually enough to see them win the league title.
As you might have guessed, this was not Hansi Flick’s Bayern Munich, but Sebastien Hoeness’ Bayern Munich Zwei - Bayern’s B-Team.
But having won the Dritte Liga, Bayern Zwei had got as high as they could go. Even Bayern’s reserves had become uncompetitive.
Over in England, the debate over B-Teams rages on.
With coronavirus pushing the pyramid to the limit, solutions to the problem of English football are rife. The call for B-Teams is back.
In this episode, we ask: are B-Teams really the solution to English football’s problems?
Matt Ford (@matt_4d) is a freelance
journalist who covers German football and fan culture for DW Sports
The music for this episode was provided under the Creative Commons license by Blue Dot Sessions.
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Peacetime - TinyTiny Trio