Winter transfer: Sandro Wagner returns to FC Bayern

Week in week out there were media talks about the transfer of Wagner to Bayern Munich. Now, it’s a done deal. Sandro Wagner leaves TSG Hoffenheim to join his former club. For the last few matches before the winter break Wagner, was no option for Julian Nagelsmann anymore. There were reports regarding an injury but […]

December 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

Winter transfer: Sandro Wagner returns to FC Bayern

Episode 14 – Uncomfortably victorious

It’s been a bit of a slog to close out the Hinrunde; thankfully Susie Schaaf has ESPN FC’s Stefan Buczko and Mark Lovell to help her disseminate a couple of close calls and some great front office business.

Before the trio delve in to the Stuttgart and Dortmund matches, Sandro Wagner’s signing is discussed, as well as Kingsley Coman’s contract extension. Somehow this all leads to a great chat about who Bayern’s next trainer may be (we promise it all makes sense!).

On to Stuttgart, as Susie questions her guests about that Niklas Suele penalty call before getting in to what VfB did right. And it wouldn’t be a Mia San Rot podcast without questioning the pairing of Arturo Vidal and Corentin Tolisso.

The highlight of the podcast is the Pokal match and Stefan is, of course, the BVB expert. The three run down an abysmal first half for Dortmund, a stagnant second half for Bayern, and a bit of squeaky-bum-time towards the end of 90 minutes that just might have been a 2:2 draw.

Is Jupp Heynckes purposefully throttling the tempo to just do enough to get the job done running to the end of the first half of the season? Why? Was Peter Stoeger’s defensive sub in the first half a wise move? All those questions are answered before both Mark and Stefan opine on where they see Munich and Dortmund at the business end of the Rueckrunde.

Thank you, as always, for listening in! We’ll be doing some fun recordings over the break– so please stay tuned! Meanwhile, we are wishing you and yours the happiest holiday season; however you celebrate and who you hold near and dear. Mia san mia.

December 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 14 – Uncomfortably victorious

It’s been a bit of a slog to close out the Hinrunde; thankfully Susie Schaaf has ESPN FC’s Stefan Buczko and Mark Lovell to help her disseminate a couple of close calls and some great front office business.

Before the trio delve in to the Stuttgart and Dortmund matches, Sandro Wagner’s signing is discussed, as well as Kingsley Coman’s contract extension. Somehow this all leads to a great chat about who Bayern’s next trainer may be (we promise it all makes sense!).

On to Stuttgart, as Susie questions her guests about that Niklas Suele penalty call before getting in to what VfB did right. And it wouldn’t be a Mia San Rot podcast without questioning the pairing of Arturo Vidal and Corentin Tolisso.

The highlight of the podcast is the Pokal match and Stefan is, of course, the BVB expert. The three run down an abysmal first half for Dortmund, a stagnant second half for Bayern, and a bit of squeaky-bum-time towards the end of 90 minutes that just might have been a 2:2 draw.

Is Jupp Heynckes purposefully throttling the tempo to just do enough to get the job done running to the end of the first half of the season? Why? Was Peter Stoeger’s defensive sub in the first half a wise move? All those questions are answered before both Mark and Stefan opine on where they see Munich and Dortmund at the business end of the Rueckrunde.

Thank you, as always, for listening in! We’ll be doing some fun recordings over the break– so please stay tuned! Meanwhile, we are wishing you and yours the happiest holiday season; however you celebrate and who you hold near and dear. Mia san mia.

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

A win is a win! Bayern beat Dortmund 2-1 and reach the cup quarterfinals. It was a win that was both not clear enough and lucky. Dortmund travelled to Munich, having just hired a new coach in Peter Stöger. Both teams secured a rather lucky but certainly feel-good win on Bundesliga matchday 17, as Bayern […]

December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

A win is a win! Bayern beat Dortmund 2-1 and reach the cup quarterfinals. It was a win that was both not clear enough and lucky. Dortmund travelled to Munich, having just hired a new coach in Peter Stöger. Both teams secured a rather lucky but certainly feel-good win on Bundesliga matchday 17, as Bayern […]

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Preview: FC Bayern – Borussia Dortmund

For Borussia Dortmund, the last six months have been more than just a little patchy. Peter Bosz was dismissed before the winter break, and the playing style was far from matching pre-season expectations. Nevertheless, the year’s finale against BVB is a great danger for FC Bayern. Under Bosz, Dortmund were defensively quite weak. In our […]

December 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Preview: FC Bayern – Borussia Dortmund

3 Things We Noticed: VfB Stuttgart – FC Bayern 0-1 (0-0)

Bayern manage to end the first half of the season on a high note – at least in terms of the result. A difficult, lucky win in Stuttgart all but brings the year 2017 to a close. Stuttgart – with Holger Badstuber leading the defense – are having a bit of an unlucky season. Coach […]

December 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: VfB Stuttgart – FC Bayern 0-1 (0-0)

Bayern manage to end the first half of the season on a high note – at least in terms of the result. A difficult, lucky win in Stuttgart all but brings the year 2017 to a close. Stuttgart – with Holger Badstuber leading the defense – are having a bit of an unlucky season. Coach […]

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Stats & Links: Player Of The Month – November

After a short break the “Player Of The Month” is back. It’s already the second time we’re giving the award to a goalkeeper. Sven Ulreich has had his best month in a Bayern shirt after reaching new levels of confidence and thus making him the deserved winner. It’s not even been three months since Sven […]

December 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: Player Of The Month – November

After a short break the “Player Of The Month” is back. It’s already the second time we’re giving the award to a goalkeeper. Sven Ulreich has had his best month in a Bayern shirt after reaching new levels of confidence and thus making him the deserved winner. It’s not even been three months since Sven […]

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Episode 13 – Grinding wins, again

To parse this, Susie welcomes Marc Almstedt and Randall Hauk to the podcast. Getting into the Frankfurt victory, they do a lot of talking about Arturo Vidal and whether he is a detriment or valuable to Bayern. Jupp Heynckes’ passive tactical approach to the match is also discussed before some well-deserved praise of goalkeepers Tom Starke and Sven Ulreich.

Koeln is Randall’s team, so much of the focus comes from that angle. Very organized defensively, he opines the Billy Goats can take a small victory in their narrow defeat. Susie asks him about the club post-Peter Stoeger, and what is his opinion on Stoeger’s subsequent hiring at Borussia Dortmund.

The group winds down the podcast with a bit of nerdiness on their favorite comic book heroes and a Star Wars/Star Trek you-pick-em. Thank you, as always for tuning in! We’ll be back with you after the BVB Pokal showdown. Mia san mia.

December 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 13 – Grinding wins, again

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – 1. FC Köln 1-0 (0-0)

Before the match, the only question was how high FC Bayern would win. The Effzeh visited Munich and before the game went looking for 11 eligible players. Jupp Heynckes, on the other hand, listened to the Miasanrot editorial team and rotated heavily. After all, this was the last chance before the winter break. FC Bayern […]

December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – 1. FC Köln 1-0 (0-0)

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