3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – VfL Wolfsburg 2-2 (2-0)

Lucky lead, bad ending. Bayern showed a bad performance against Wolfsburg, causing worries over the upcoming CL clash. Friday night Bundesliga action! A rare event for the record champs, unless they play yet another season opener. Today’s opponent was the wild card from Wolfsburg, including their recently appointed coach Martin Schmidt. FC Bayern vs VfL […]

September 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – VfL Wolfsburg 2-2 (2-0)

Episode 4: Is Bayern Back on Track?

Before the chat about the Mainz match begins, Susie apologizes for putting a jinx on Manuel Neuer in Episode 3. The discussion moves to the match, but more importantly talks about Joshua Kimmich on the ascendant and Franck Ribery’s declining role.

Next, we take a break from the men and move to the women as Jolle breaks down some huge preseason changes for the Frauen and how the team has looked over their first two matches. The ladies also discuss some national team business as the DFB side just narrowly beat the Czech Republic 1:0.

Back to the men, and the Schalke match, which turned out to be a little more complicated than the breezy victory over Mainz. Man of the match James Rodriguez rightly features here, before the trio discusses which Schalke player got owned more on the day.

The last segment answers some listener questions as Bettina, Chris and Susie rate Bayern’s centerbacks, rate Carlo Ancelotti as a coach and talk about how to improve FCBs defense.

Episode 5 will come after the PSG Champions League showdown, and perhaps some very strong opinions will shift. Well, we’ll see.

Thank you, as always, for tuning in. Mia san mia.

September 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 4: Is Bayern Back on Track?

Before the chat about the Mainz match begins, Susie apologizes for putting a jinx on Manuel Neuer in Episode 3. The discussion moves to the match, but more importantly talks about Joshua Kimmich on the ascendant and Franck Ribery’s declining role.

Next, we take a break from the men and move to the women as Jolle breaks down some huge preseason changes for the Frauen and how the team has looked over their first two matches. The ladies also discuss some national team business as the DFB side just narrowly beat the Czech Republic 1:0.

Back to the men, and the Schalke match, which turned out to be a little more complicated than the breezy victory over Mainz. Man of the match James Rodriguez rightly features here, before the trio discusses which Schalke player got owned more on the day.

The last segment answers some listener questions as Bettina, Chris and Susie rate Bayern’s centerbacks, rate Carlo Ancelotti as a coach and talk about how to improve FCBs defense.

Episode 5 will come after the PSG Champions League showdown, and perhaps some very strong opinions will shift. Well, we’ll see.

Thank you, as always, for tuning in. Mia san mia.

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3 Things We Noticed: FC Schalke 04 – FC Bayern 0-3 (0-2)

It was the first mid-week fixture in the new Bundesliga season and Bayern played FC Schalke away from home. In Gelsenkirchen, they confirmed their improved form and cruised to a 3-0 victory that was never really in danger. FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern, basic formations 3 things we noticed: 1. Offensive power James, Müller, […]

September 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Schalke 04 – FC Bayern 0-3 (0-2)

It was the first mid-week fixture in the new Bundesliga season and Bayern played FC Schalke away from home. In Gelsenkirchen, they confirmed their improved form and cruised to a 3-0 victory that was never really in danger. FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern, basic formations 3 things we noticed: 1. Offensive power James, Müller, […]

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3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Mainz 05 4-0 (2-0)

The mood hasn’t been overly positive in Munich in the opening days of the Oktoberfest. However, this changed on Saturday afternoon. The 4-0 against Mainz 05 was a strong performance and the end to many discussions in recent weeks. FC Bayern vs. Mainz 05, starting formations 3 things we noticed: 1. Coman plays well In […]

September 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Mainz 05 4-0 (2-0)

Episode 3: FC Hollywood is back

We were so sorry not to be able to provide you with a podcast last week, but host, Susie Schaaf, was bunkering down for Hurricane Irma. She got out of the storm relatively unscathed, so we were able to bring you a surprisingly great episode. On short notice.

Susie is joined by Christopher Ramm to chat about the Hoffenheim loss, the Anderlecht win (that felt anything but) and the general attitude in the club.

All things are not rosy at Bayern currently, and the pair opine– whether right or wrong– on formations, on player attitudes, and whether Carlo Ancelotti sees through the season. (And maybe a bit about Julian Nagelsmann…)

Let us know you you feel! We love to hear what you think!

September 14, 2017 / 5 Comments

Episode 3: FC Hollywood is back

We were so sorry not to be able to provide you with a podcast last week, but host, Susie Schaaf, was bunkering down for Hurricane Irma. She got out of the storm relatively unscathed, so we were able to bring you a surprisingly great episode. On short notice.

Susie is joined by Christopher Ramm to chat about the Hoffenheim loss, the Anderlecht win (that felt anything but) and the general attitude in the club.

All things are not rosy at Bayern currently, and the pair opine– whether right or wrong– on formations, on player attitudes, and whether Carlo Ancelotti sees through the season. (And maybe a bit about Julian Nagelsmann…)

Let us know you you feel! We love to hear what you think!

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3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – RSC Anderlecht 3-0 (1-0)

FC Bayern win their Champions League opener against RSC Anderlecht 3-0. After the defeat against Hoffenheim, the Reds get back on the winning track. For long stretches of the game Anderlecht managed to put up a challenge that was stronger than the final result suggests, despite being a man down for the bigger part of […]

September 12, 2017 / 3 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – RSC Anderlecht 3-0 (1-0)

FC Bayern win their Champions League opener against RSC Anderlecht 3-0. After the defeat against Hoffenheim, the Reds get back on the winning track. For long stretches of the game Anderlecht managed to put up a challenge that was stronger than the final result suggests, despite being a man down for the bigger part of […]

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Women's setback against Freiburg

In an equally-matched game well worth seeing, SC Freiburg came out on top away to Bayern and nabbed three points from Munich. Before the game, Mandy Islacker was first awarded with the Golden Boot for her 19 goals in the previous Bundesliga season. At the time she was still netting for FFC Frankfurt. She already […]

September 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Women's setback against Freiburg

3 Things We Noticed: TSG Hoffenheim – FC Bayern 2-0 (1-0)

Bayern versus Hoffenheim. Ancelotti versus Nagelsmann. And in the end – disillusionment, again. The Munich team loses to TSG Hoffenheim once more and have to accept the first big setback in the 2017/18 Bundesliga season. TSG Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich, 09/09/2017, basic formations. 3 things we noticed: 1. Nagelsmann coolly blocks Ancelotti’s innovation It wasn’t […]

September 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: TSG Hoffenheim – FC Bayern 2-0 (1-0)

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