Choking on pedigree?

While international football relentlessly enhances its structures, FC Bayern invokes its inner strengths. Could that lead to disaster for the club? The sleeping giant has awoken and now threatens to put everything that can’t keep up in its shadow. After more than half a century of confused wastefulness, the Premier League – almost at the […]

December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Choking on pedigree?

Preview: FC Bayern – 1. FC Köln

Furiously rushing to Europe, conquering the hearts of many fans, starting the season badly, not getting back on track, dismissing the sporting director, dismissing the coach, losing sympathies, as good as relegated before the winter break – the year 2017 sounds like a bad joke for the 1. FC Köln in time lapse. As if […]

December 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Preview: FC Bayern – 1. FC Köln

Furiously rushing to Europe, conquering the hearts of many fans, starting the season badly, not getting back on track, dismissing the sporting director, dismissing the coach, losing sympathies, as good as relegated before the winter break – the year 2017 sounds like a bad joke for the 1. FC Köln in time lapse. As if […]

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3 Things We Noticed: Eintracht Frankfurt – FC Bayern München 0-1 (0-1)

With a 1-0 win in Frankfurt, FC Bayern secured their seventh consecutive “Herbstmeisterschaft”. Arturo Vidal scored the only goal in an otherwise astonishingly passive game after 21 minutes. Three Things We Noticed 1. Vidal will always be Vidal It was once again a typical game for the player, who is often criticized in our blog: […]

December 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Eintracht Frankfurt – FC Bayern München 0-1 (0-1)

With a 1-0 win in Frankfurt, FC Bayern secured their seventh consecutive “Herbstmeisterschaft”. Arturo Vidal scored the only goal in an otherwise astonishingly passive game after 21 minutes. Three Things We Noticed 1. Vidal will always be Vidal It was once again a typical game for the player, who is often criticized in our blog: […]

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Episode 12: French Connection

Hannover is up first as the trio discuss the midfield dominance of James Rodriguez and Javi Martinez in the 3-1 victory. They rue Bayern’s conversion troubles while praising the opposition for taking a run at the home side, and give oodles of praise to Kingsley Coman and James under Jupp Heynckes.

Moving on to PSG, they discuss whether Sebastian Rudy was the right guy for the single pivot, Corentin Tolisso’s fantastic match and how Heynckes completely outfoxed Unai Emery with his very un-Bayern-like tactics before Susie and Fletcher wildly, yet entertainingly, segue off course to chat about yellow and red cards.

Maurice brings it back together by talking about the defensive work of Coman and Franck Ribery against Paris, before they move on to discuss the arbitrariness of the newly released ESPN FC 100 rankings with a definite bias towards the Bayern players included.

Thank you for listening! Mia san mia.

December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 12: French Connection

Stats & Links: Hanging up the boots, with 43!

Zé Roberto retires after 1,161 games. Last Monday, the long-serving Bayern player made his final appearance in Brazil for Palmerias Sao Paolo. The likeable Brazilian hangs up his football boots forever at the age of 43. It’s time to look back. Zé Roberto – in the minds of Bayern fans, that stands for Brazilian flair […]

December 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: Hanging up the boots, with 43!

Zé Roberto retires after 1,161 games. Last Monday, the long-serving Bayern player made his final appearance in Brazil for Palmerias Sao Paolo. The likeable Brazilian hangs up his football boots forever at the age of 43. It’s time to look back. Zé Roberto – in the minds of Bayern fans, that stands for Brazilian flair […]

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4 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 (2-0)

A revenge was announced before the game. After a 0-3 loss in the first leg, they were looking to make amends against Paris Saint-Germain. They succeeded. Bayern in a 4-2-3-1 with 4-3-3-looking roles, Paris in a 4-3-3. Four Things We Noticed 1. Bayern like the away team It has been a long time since Bavaria’s […]

December 6, 2017 / 2 Comments

4 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 (2-0)

A revenge was announced before the game. After a 0-3 loss in the first leg, they were looking to make amends against Paris Saint-Germain. They succeeded. Bayern in a 4-2-3-1 with 4-3-3-looking roles, Paris in a 4-3-3. Four Things We Noticed 1. Bayern like the away team It has been a long time since Bavaria’s […]

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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

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