Preview: SC Freiburg – FC Bayern

On Sunday, FC Bayern will be playing in Breisgau. Traditionally, games in Freiburg are a difficult affair for the record champion. Very often these matches were decided in the final minutes. Nevertheless, there is no reason to panic for the Reds. Not only the lead in the league table is comfortable, but also the record […]

March 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Preview: SC Freiburg – FC Bayern

Stats & Links: Shadow strikers over time

The January transfer of Sandro Wagner from Hoffenheim to FC Bayern ended a period of almost three years in which the Rekordmeister had only one out-and-out striker in their squad. In today’s round-up we want to look into the history of the back-up striker at FC Bayern. Since the question regarding the necessity of one […]

February 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: Shadow strikers over time

MSR-EN020 BBC: Besiktas, Berlin, Coman

The pair also discuss the always-present Robert Lewandowski transfer rumors, as well as the possibility of Malcolm coming to the club from Bordeaux. Sadly, they end this week with the horrible news of Kingsley Coman’s surgery.

The conversation about the Besiktas match largely revolves around the first half of play where FCB couldn’t really get it going despite being a man up, then moving on to chatting about Hertha Berlin’s ultra-defensive set-up, and how the Reds found it very difficult to pick that lock.

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben didn’t exactly make cases for a contract extension with their play against Berlin, while Chris and Susie decide that they can allow Lewandowski his less-than-clinical goal scoring record for all the positives that he brings to Bayern’s XI.

Speaking of Lewandowski, the duo chats about his change in management and what that could possibly mean going forward for the club. Also discussed: what options might be available if the Polish striker decides to leave.

The Malcolm to Bayern rumors are heating up, and with that they look at who next season’s wing players might possibly be before moving on to the terrible news of Kingsley Coman’s ankle surgery. Is Bayern’s treble season dashed? How much can Jupp Heynckes depend on Ribery going forward? What changes in formation might Heynckes put forth to deal with the loss of such an emerging talent?

Thanks, as always, for listening in! We’ll be back with you next week. Mia san mia.

February 27, 2018 / 4 Comments

MSR-EN020 BBC: Besiktas, Berlin, Coman

FC Bayern Reserves – VfB Eichstätt 2-0 (1-0)

In spite of 63 minutes being one man down, FC Bayern’s Reserves won their first game of 2018 deservedly 2-0, with goals scored by Nicolas Feldhahn and Adrian Fein. Starting formations: FC Bayern Reserves – VfB Eichstätt In the new year, Tim Walter remained true to his proven 4-2-3-1 system. In front of Christian Früchtl […]

February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

FC Bayern Reserves – VfB Eichstätt 2-0 (1-0)

Are FC Bayern Champions League Contenders?

As the season creeps towards its climax, both the Champions League picture and Bayern’s capabilities should be getting clearer. A 19 point lead in the Bundesliga, one loss and two draws since Jupp Heynckes return and a 5-0 thrashing of Beşiktaş would suggest that the record champions are real contenders in the Champions League. Yet […]

February 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Are FC Bayern Champions League Contenders?

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Hertha BSC 0-0

Hertha BSC have ended Munich’s win streak. They’ve gained a point against a mostly uncreative Bayern side with a compact defense. It was the 66th time the two teams from the German capital and the record champion from the Isar met in the Bundesliga. Munich went into the game on a 14 game win streak. […]

February 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Hertha BSC 0-0

MSR-EN019 Schalke, Wolfsburg & the youth

First up are the Bundesliga matches, both not entirely pleasant or comfortable 2-1 wins for FCB. The Schalke match veered into wildness at times, but Bayern’s wild man– Vidal– would be there to take control. The Wolfsburg game came with its own set of problems as the Reds fielded an unfamiliar line up.

Next, Anup fields questions from Marc and Susie about both the U17 and 19 teams, how their structure is coming along, and who might we see in the senior side over the next few seasons.

Manuel Neuer’s trip to Thailand, and his injury are discussed at length, as well as his treatment by Dr. Mueller-Wohlfahrt (and probably a bit too much about stem cell treatments). The trio leave off with a roundtable discussion on who might be leaving (or staying at) the club next season.

Sorry for the delay on this one, folks, but it’s a heck of an episode. Thanks for joining us, as always, and we will be back to chat with you next week.

Mia san mia.

February 21, 2018 / 3 Comments

MSR-EN019 Schalke, Wolfsburg & the youth

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Besiktas 5:0 (1:0)

A red card, a forced change, a big win. Despite some early struggles, Bayern managed to beat Besiktas with a scoreline that should be more than enough to go through to the quarter finals. After only finishing the group as second placed team, Bayern were prepared for the worst. Luckily enough, they got one of […]

February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Besiktas 5:0 (1:0)

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