3 Things we noticed: FC Bayern – Hanover 96 3:1 (1:1)

On Saturday FC Bayern secured their spot at the top of the table with a 3:1 win over Hanover 96. The win also means to be back on track to succeed in upcoming challenges. Some injured players made their team-training comeback over the past week, which quite fortunately was one of a few without any […]

December 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things we noticed: FC Bayern – Hanover 96 3:1 (1:1)

Episode 11: Injuries, injuries and more injuries

Host Susie and guest Tobi run through a trio of matches that saw Jupp Heynckes finally suffer his first defeat during his fourth tenure at Bayern Munich while getting a few words in about Bayern Munich’s Annual General Meeting and the persistent rumours of Sandro Wagner as Robert Lewandowski’s back-up.

Before the breakdown of Bayern’s breakdown in form, the few interesting points of the Jahreshauptversammlung are discussed; namely: Why are people that don’t live in Germany members of the club? What is and is not liked about the plans for the new stadium seating? How in the world did Munich manage to wrangle 46mil euro for Douglas Costa? (And a little bonus bit at the end.)

Then it’s on to a rather typical win for FCB over Augsburg. Although the pair does mention an uncommon(ly good) performance from Arturo Vidal, it’s fairly cut-and-dry before they move on to the next two games.

A terrible first half at Anderlecht is agreed upon, but the manner of which it happened is not, but both Susie and Tobi could definitely agree on how devastating the losses of Thiago and Arjen Robben to injury played out in the match and the next.

Continuing on the downward slide Bayern’s form has taken of late– painfully obvious at Gladbach–, Susie and Tobi rue the lack of creative options available to the club currently, chat about Niklas Suele’s no-good-very-bad day, and debate a much better second half for the visitors.

Thoughts on Sandro Wagner close out Episode 12, with a little about TV shows and what Susie can’t stand while watching Game of Thrones.

Thank you, as always, for listening. Mia san mia.

November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 11: Injuries, injuries and more injuries

Host Susie and guest Tobi run through a trio of matches that saw Jupp Heynckes finally suffer his first defeat during his fourth tenure at Bayern Munich while getting a few words in about Bayern Munich’s Annual General Meeting and the persistent rumours of Sandro Wagner as Robert Lewandowski’s back-up.

Before the breakdown of Bayern’s breakdown in form, the few interesting points of the Jahreshauptversammlung are discussed; namely: Why are people that don’t live in Germany members of the club? What is and is not liked about the plans for the new stadium seating? How in the world did Munich manage to wrangle 46mil euro for Douglas Costa? (And a little bonus bit at the end.)

Then it’s on to a rather typical win for FCB over Augsburg. Although the pair does mention an uncommon(ly good) performance from Arturo Vidal, it’s fairly cut-and-dry before they move on to the next two games.

A terrible first half at Anderlecht is agreed upon, but the manner of which it happened is not, but both Susie and Tobi could definitely agree on how devastating the losses of Thiago and Arjen Robben to injury played out in the match and the next.

Continuing on the downward slide Bayern’s form has taken of late– painfully obvious at Gladbach–, Susie and Tobi rue the lack of creative options available to the club currently, chat about Niklas Suele’s no-good-very-bad day, and debate a much better second half for the visitors.

Thoughts on Sandro Wagner close out Episode 12, with a little about TV shows and what Susie can’t stand while watching Game of Thrones.

Thank you, as always, for listening. Mia san mia.

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3 Things We Noticed: RSC Anderlecht – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-0)

It’s not often that the second-to-last game in the Champions League group stage has this little importance – and this fact was obvious from the team’s performance throughout the game. It was a weak game that wasn’t the only annoying thing on this Wednesday evening. Anderlecht vs FC Bayern, starting formations 3 Things we noticed: […]

November 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: RSC Anderlecht – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-0)

It’s not often that the second-to-last game in the Champions League group stage has this little importance – and this fact was obvious from the team’s performance throughout the game. It was a weak game that wasn’t the only annoying thing on this Wednesday evening. Anderlecht vs FC Bayern, starting formations 3 Things we noticed: […]

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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

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