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 […]
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: […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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. […]
The current season is on its home stretch. But FC Bayern is already preparing for the next one. According to German media, Julian Brandt could be one of their targets for the summer. With the certain departures of Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, two old-stars will leave the club in the summer. In 2017/18 there […]
For their 200th home game in the Allianz Arena FC Bayern hosted FC Augsburg. It was the first of the nine games in April. In the end Bayern won 6-0 and rightfully so. #FCBFCA – starting formations: 4-3-3 vs. 3-5-2 3 Things we noticed 1. Thiago FC Bayern started well into the game in the […]