Three things we noticed: FC Bayern – FC Sevilla 0:0 (0:0)

Since the 2009/10 season, FC Bayern has reached the Champions League semi-finals six times. Since then, only Inter Milan (2011) and Real Madrid (2017) have managed to stop the five-time CL winner. After the first leg in Sevilla (2:1) the Munich team had good chances to push the number to seven. But after the return […]

April 11, 2018 / 2 Comments

Three things we noticed: FC Bayern – FC Sevilla 0:0 (0:0)

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

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 5-2 (2-2)

These are strange weeks. The league is almost decided. Really serious challenges feel like weeks away. If one does not pay attention properly, such situations often lead to a certain carelessness, from which even bigger problems can arise. On Saturday afternoon, FC Bayern looked after them. But only after a wake-up call. Starting formations FC […]

January 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 5-2 (2-2)

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)

MSR-EN012 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

MSR-EN012 French Connection

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)

MSR-EN010 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

MSR-EN010 BVB & DFB

3 Things We Noticed: Celtic Glasgow – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-1)

It was the first Champions League away game for Jupp Heynckes since the memorable 3-0 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou in 2013. This time the team managed to win over Celtic Glasgow. For the fourth game of the group-stage, Heynckes had to improvise quite a lot in order to keep his winning streak going. […]

November 1, 2017 / 1 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Celtic Glasgow – FC Bayern 1-2 (0-1)

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