Stats & Links: Quality time with Jupp, Pep, and Carlo

Today’s article is about a new approach to evaluate squad rotation. We examine how Ancelotti has exploited the team’s rotation potential and compare the rotation from the Italian’s tenure with his predecessor Pep Guardiola and his successor Jupp Heynckes. Ten years ago, club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, after a disappointing 2-2 defeat by Bolton Wanderers in […]

October 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: Quality time with Jupp, Pep, and Carlo

Round-Up: Player Of The Month – September

The loss in Hoffenheim, a draw against Wolfsburg after a 2-0 lead, a 0-3 defeat in the Parc des Princes against star-studded Paris and on top of that, the earliest managerial sacking in club history. The month September was one of the darker chapters in Munich’s successful history. There is still a player of the […]

October 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Round-Up: Player Of The Month – September

Jupp Heynckes is back: these are his challenges!

Things are hectic at Säbener Straße. Tuchel, Enrique, Van Gaal, even Scholl was mentioned briefly. Now it’s Jupp Heynckes in charge for the fourth time. The right decision? In the last few weeks, Bayern have been lacking almost everything. Tactical structure, but also the “Mia san mia” that is so eagerly evoked. So now Jupp […]

October 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

Jupp Heynckes is back: these are his challenges!

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

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?

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

3 Things We Noticed: SV Werder Bremen – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-0)

FC Bayern win their first away match of the new season at Werder Bremen 2-0. Once again it was the individual quality of Robert Lewandowski that secured the win for Bayern. Before the game started, the new „sporting director“ Hasan Salihamidžić announced that Renato Sanches didn’t travel to Bremen and that there are multiple offers […]

August 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: SV Werder Bremen – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-0)

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

FC Bayern reaches the second round of the DFB Pokal with a 5-0 win over Chemnitzer FC. Bayern also won their second official game of the season. The team convinced with good combinational play and three goals from set-pieces. 3 things we noticed 1. Good combinations The Bavarians played convincingly throughout the whole game, against […]

August 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

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

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