Episode 8: Grinding out wins

Host Susie Schaaf is joined by Christopher Ramm of Mia San Rot and guest Rick Joshua from Schwarz und Weiss and Bayern Central returns as the trio discuss two narrow victories for Bayern Munich.

There are similarities between the two matches — notably the opposition’s press and the Arturo Vidal / Corentin Tolisso midfield pairing — but the group still managed to split the two up.

HSV comes up first as they chat about Markus Gisdol’s effective team press and how it interrupted the flow of Bayern going forward. Susie wonders if James Roriguez’ performance might have been better had he not been so isolated by the midfield as the team calls into question the timing of his substitution for Thomas Mueller.

Before the actual Leipzig match, all go on a roundtable and answer the oft-asked fan question if Bayern need/want a backup for Robert Lewandowski.

Getting to the the Pokal, first up is referee Felix Zwayer’s abysmal performance (ranked), and then they tuck into the second hard fought victory.

Leipzig’s 4-2-2-2 press is considered and how it effectively made FCB use their wings, before the trio discuss the relative goalkeeping merits of Man-Of-The-Match Peter Gulasci and Sven Ulreich over the course of the game and the nearly perfect penalty shootout for Bayern.

Susie, Chris and Rick close out the podcast discussing Heynckes’ substitutions against RBL and how they effectively closed out the opposition before ruminating on what the four-time Bayern trainer will do against that very same team on Saturday.

Thank you, again, for listening! We will be back with you after the mid-week Champions League Celtic match.

Mia san mia.

October 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 8: Grinding out wins

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October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: RB Leipzig – FC Bayern 5:6 (1:1)

On Wednesday evening in Leipzig, part one of the ongoing assessment of Bayern’s current abilities was on the agenda. It was about nothing less than surviving in the cup. Will the record winner remain in the competition or did RB Leipzig collect their first victory in this matchup? RB’s starting position was not bad at […]

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More than 24 years after the last meeting, the time had finally come again. “Our little ones are too big for you!” chanted the fans of Bayern’s reserve team after the 1-0 win in the local derby against TSV 1860 Munich’s first team. The winning goal was scored by Fabian Benko (74′). Derby, basic formations […]

October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Historic Munich derby win

More than 24 years after the last meeting, the time had finally come again. “Our little ones are too big for you!” chanted the fans of Bayern’s reserve team after the 1-0 win in the local derby against TSV 1860 Munich’s first team. The winning goal was scored by Fabian Benko (74′). Derby, basic formations […]

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October 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Hamburger SV – FC Bayern 0-1 (0-0)

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Today’s article is about a new approach to evaluate squad rotation. We examine how Ancelotti has exploited the team’s rotation potential and compare the rotation from the Italian’s tenure with his predecessor Pep Guardiola and his successor Jupp Heynckes. Ten years ago, club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, after a disappointing 2-2 defeat by Bolton Wanderers in […]

October 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: Quality time with Jupp, Pep, and Carlo

Today’s article is about a new approach to evaluate squad rotation. We examine how Ancelotti has exploited the team’s rotation potential and compare the rotation from the Italian’s tenure with his predecessor Pep Guardiola and his successor Jupp Heynckes. Ten years ago, club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, after a disappointing 2-2 defeat by Bolton Wanderers in […]

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Episode 7: The 4th Heynckes Era begins

First up, the crew discusses Heynckes’ return and the team’s potential before they get in to the Freiburg match. How did the 2013 iteration of Bayern Munich fare four years later? David Alaba and Kingsley Coman seem to be coming around nicely, but is a match where Christian Streich’s Freiburg never really looked to go forward a good test?

Moving on, the trio chat about the Celtic match and the merits of Sebastian Rudy over Javi Martinez at defensive midfield. FCB’s high team press is mentioned with a special shout out to Arjen Robben as the Dutchman provided a remarkable defensive performance.

Susie questions the lack of control at the second half, and whether it was Arturo Vidal’s doing, but Christopher and Maurice are thinking the team is just looking ahead. (It gets a little tasty here, folks.)

They all get on board the Joshua Kimmich hype train– wondering if he might eclipse legend Philipp Lahm– before they question Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start without Celtic’s most potent offensive player, Moussa Dembele.

Words on Sven Ulreich (and two clean sheets!) close out the podcast as Bayern faces brutal matches in the next coming weeks: RB Leipzig in Pokal and the league, followed by a top-of-the-table Dortmund match.

Thank you, as always, for listening! We’ll be back with you after the Leipzig Pokal encounter. Mia san mia.

October 20, 2017 / 1 Comments

Episode 7: The 4th Heynckes Era begins

First up, the crew discusses Heynckes’ return and the team’s potential before they get in to the Freiburg match. How did the 2013 iteration of Bayern Munich fare four years later? David Alaba and Kingsley Coman seem to be coming around nicely, but is a match where Christian Streich’s Freiburg never really looked to go forward a good test?

Moving on, the trio chat about the Celtic match and the merits of Sebastian Rudy over Javi Martinez at defensive midfield. FCB’s high team press is mentioned with a special shout out to Arjen Robben as the Dutchman provided a remarkable defensive performance.

Susie questions the lack of control at the second half, and whether it was Arturo Vidal’s doing, but Christopher and Maurice are thinking the team is just looking ahead. (It gets a little tasty here, folks.)

They all get on board the Joshua Kimmich hype train– wondering if he might eclipse legend Philipp Lahm– before they question Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start without Celtic’s most potent offensive player, Moussa Dembele.

Words on Sven Ulreich (and two clean sheets!) close out the podcast as Bayern faces brutal matches in the next coming weeks: RB Leipzig in Pokal and the league, followed by a top-of-the-table Dortmund match.

Thank you, as always, for listening! We’ll be back with you after the Leipzig Pokal encounter. Mia san mia.

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October 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Youth teams in autumn 2017 – part 3

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October 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

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