Hertha BSC – FC Bayern 2-2 (0-1)

The first game after the departure of Carlo Ancelotti was meant to be a turning point. But after the draw FC Bayern has hit a new low point this season. 3 things we noticed: 1. Structural problems stay the same Willy Sagnol did not implement big changes in his first game as interims coach at […]

October 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

Hertha BSC – FC Bayern 2-2 (0-1)

Episode 5: The Eyebrow

Host Susie Schaaf is joined by French Football Weekly and IBWM editor Jeremy Smith, as well as Mia San Rot’s very own Tobi, to chat about the Wolfsburg draw and the PSG loss.

Was there anything else you wanted to discuss? Ha!

Behind those two matches lurks the elephant in the room as we say “Arrivederci!” to Carlos Ancelotti and his rather brief tenure at Bayern Munich.

The Wolfsburg draw is regrettably glanced over as the team had their minds solely on Paris and the calamity there and the next day. After discussing PSG, the trio get down to the Ancelotti firing. Who’s the interim coach? Are Bayern going to hire Thomas Tuchel? What does this mean for the hope of Julian Nagelsmann?

As always, thank you for listening. Mia san mia.

September 29, 2017 / 4 Comments

Episode 5: The Eyebrow

Host Susie Schaaf is joined by French Football Weekly and IBWM editor Jeremy Smith, as well as Mia San Rot’s very own Tobi, to chat about the Wolfsburg draw and the PSG loss.

Was there anything else you wanted to discuss? Ha!

Behind those two matches lurks the elephant in the room as we say “Arrivederci!” to Carlos Ancelotti and his rather brief tenure at Bayern Munich.

The Wolfsburg draw is regrettably glanced over as the team had their minds solely on Paris and the calamity there and the next day. After discussing PSG, the trio get down to the Ancelotti firing. Who’s the interim coach? Are Bayern going to hire Thomas Tuchel? What does this mean for the hope of Julian Nagelsmann?

As always, thank you for listening. Mia san mia.

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3 Things We Noticed: Paris Saint-German – FC Bayern 3-0 (2-0)

It was the first real test of the season for FC Bayern as they played Champions League away in Paris, against Saint-Germain, the first truly big opponent. Suffice to say, they didn’t pass that one. The tension was tangible before the game, and Ancelotti’s unexpected starting formation added fodder to the discussions. Paris Saint-Germain vs […]

September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Paris Saint-German – FC Bayern 3-0 (2-0)

It was the first real test of the season for FC Bayern as they played Champions League away in Paris, against Saint-Germain, the first truly big opponent. Suffice to say, they didn’t pass that one. The tension was tangible before the game, and Ancelotti’s unexpected starting formation added fodder to the discussions. Paris Saint-Germain vs […]

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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

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