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

Let’s head into the final phase of football this year. To start off the busy week FC Augsburg travelled to Munich and, despite heaps of praise, didn’t stand a chance against the record champion. FCB-FCA, starting formations 3 Things We Noticed: 1. Heynckes continues to do everything right It’s really quite stunning. The grandmaster is […]

November 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

Episode 10: BVB & DFB

But before they dug into those two topics, Susie and Maurice chat about how they came by their Bayern fandoms, the possibility of an alternate World Cup tournament and Robert Lewandowski’s new hair don’t.

Finally getting into the good stuff, the pair discuss the highly entertaining Dortmund – Bayern match and why it wasn’t the tactical masterclass we’re used to seeing from these two sides when they match up.

The 1:3 score would end up being flattering for an FCB side that managed to be clinical when it counted, and the excellent performances of Kimmich, Ulreich, Coman, Alaba, Suele and Robben get mentioned as well as a superior match from Pulisic.

Moving on to the Nationalelf, Maurice introduces the 58 men that might have a shot at traveling to Russia next summer as he and Susie try to pare down that list to a workable 26-man practice squad and a final 23-man roster (all the while keeping in mind that Jogi Loew is going to do exactly what Jogi Loew does).
They close out the episode briefly discussing the World Cup pots and ideal and not-so-ideal draws that Germany might face. We are happy to be getting back to club football, though, and will be back with you after the Augsburg match. Thank you, as always, for listening! Mia san mia.

November 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 10: BVB & DFB

But before they dug into those two topics, Susie and Maurice chat about how they came by their Bayern fandoms, the possibility of an alternate World Cup tournament and Robert Lewandowski’s new hair don’t.

Finally getting into the good stuff, the pair discuss the highly entertaining Dortmund – Bayern match and why it wasn’t the tactical masterclass we’re used to seeing from these two sides when they match up.

The 1:3 score would end up being flattering for an FCB side that managed to be clinical when it counted, and the excellent performances of Kimmich, Ulreich, Coman, Alaba, Suele and Robben get mentioned as well as a superior match from Pulisic.

Moving on to the Nationalelf, Maurice introduces the 58 men that might have a shot at traveling to Russia next summer as he and Susie try to pare down that list to a workable 26-man practice squad and a final 23-man roster (all the while keeping in mind that Jogi Loew is going to do exactly what Jogi Loew does).
They close out the episode briefly discussing the World Cup pots and ideal and not-so-ideal draws that Germany might face. We are happy to be getting back to club football, though, and will be back with you after the Augsburg match. Thank you, as always, for listening! Mia san mia.

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Do it again, Hans!

How should the return of Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt be assessed in the context of the personnel decisions of the last few months? A comment. First of all, the decision to reactivate Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt as a team doctor is understandable. Having a local doctor, who still has the confidence of international sports stars and for whose expertise, […]

November 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Do it again, Hans!

How should the return of Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt be assessed in the context of the personnel decisions of the last few months? A comment. First of all, the decision to reactivate Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt as a team doctor is understandable. Having a local doctor, who still has the confidence of international sports stars and for whose expertise, […]

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3 Things We Noticed: Borussia Dortmund – FC Bayern 1:3 (0:2)

FC Bayern beat BVB in a passionate 3-1 clash. Due to this win, Bayern extend their league lead. Before the last international match break, the signs were diametrically opposed. Bayern had just given away consecutive two-goal leads, while Dortmund were leading the table. This time, with a three-point lead and odds in their favor, the […]

November 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Borussia Dortmund – FC Bayern 1:3 (0:2)

Preview: Borussia Dortmund – FC Bayern

FC Bayern Munich find themselves in the most intense phase of the season. On Saturday evening the next big game in the league against Borussia Dortmund beckons. The Rekordmeister can go six points ahead of BVB and take a huge stride. Jupp Heynckes was well aware of this scenario when he left out Hummels, Kimmich […]

November 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Preview: Borussia Dortmund – FC Bayern

FC Bayern Munich find themselves in the most intense phase of the season. On Saturday evening the next big game in the league against Borussia Dortmund beckons. The Rekordmeister can go six points ahead of BVB and take a huge stride. Jupp Heynckes was well aware of this scenario when he left out Hummels, Kimmich […]

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Episode 9: Ten-man Leipzig (again) and Celtic

Bayern Munich are still grinding out wins in a nearly impossible schedule lately, but they have managed to qualify for the third round of the DFB Pokal, rise to the top of the Bundesliga standings, as well as reaching the Round of 16 in Champions League competition.

Before delving into the Leipzig game, Maurice and Susie discuss the merits of drawing Dortmund in the third round of the Cup and what ramifications it has for the German football watching public on the whole. But then they hop on a Leipzig match that happened to be much less controversial than the last time the two teams met, despite yet another red card for RBL. Jupp Heynckes’ utilization of a 4-3-3 is discussed as well as how Bayern executed their matchplan more successfully than in the Pokal match. (Hint: it’s the midfield!)

Celtic is next and the duo marvel over the wonderful atmosphere in Glasgow while also wondering why FCB aren’t giving their all over 90 minutes the last few times out. Is it the tough schedule? Is it injuries? Did Heynckes have an eye on Dortmund? Going past that, Maurice and Susie discuss Bayern’s XI, the merits of Kingsley Coman over James Rodriguez on the left, a bloody lovely day for Javi Martinez (ha!), and who was responsible for Callum MacGregor’s equalizer.

Before they say “adieu!”, the pair briefly discusses the upcoming Dortmund match and Peter Bosz’ problems with his new squad. Thank you for listening, as always, and the podcast will be back after BVB before heading into the international break. Mia san mia.

November 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 9: Ten-man Leipzig (again) and Celtic

Bayern Munich are still grinding out wins in a nearly impossible schedule lately, but they have managed to qualify for the third round of the DFB Pokal, rise to the top of the Bundesliga standings, as well as reaching the Round of 16 in Champions League competition.

Before delving into the Leipzig game, Maurice and Susie discuss the merits of drawing Dortmund in the third round of the Cup and what ramifications it has for the German football watching public on the whole. But then they hop on a Leipzig match that happened to be much less controversial than the last time the two teams met, despite yet another red card for RBL. Jupp Heynckes’ utilization of a 4-3-3 is discussed as well as how Bayern executed their matchplan more successfully than in the Pokal match. (Hint: it’s the midfield!)

Celtic is next and the duo marvel over the wonderful atmosphere in Glasgow while also wondering why FCB aren’t giving their all over 90 minutes the last few times out. Is it the tough schedule? Is it injuries? Did Heynckes have an eye on Dortmund? Going past that, Maurice and Susie discuss Bayern’s XI, the merits of Kingsley Coman over James Rodriguez on the left, a bloody lovely day for Javi Martinez (ha!), and who was responsible for Callum MacGregor’s equalizer.

Before they say “adieu!”, the pair briefly discusses the upcoming Dortmund match and Peter Bosz’ problems with his new squad. Thank you for listening, as always, and the podcast will be back after BVB before heading into the international break. Mia san mia.

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3 Things We Noticed: Celtic Glasgow – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-1)

It was the first Champions League away game for Jupp Heynckes since the memorable 3-0 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou in 2013. This time the team managed to win over Celtic Glasgow. For the fourth game of the group-stage, Heynckes had to improvise quite a lot in order to keep his winning streak going. […]

November 1, 2017 / 1 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Celtic Glasgow – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-1)

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – RB Leipzig 2:0 (2:0)

Rarely have there been such heated discussions about a game in the aftermath as about the cup match between Leipzig and Bayern on Wednesday. Unlucky referee decisions but also strong goalkeeping performances made the game a real highlight. With these two teams facing each other again just days later, Bayern had a chance to grab […]

October 28, 2017 / 4 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – RB Leipzig 2:0 (2:0)

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