FC Bayern lacks both the necessary incentives and the necessary importance of the league. Thus, the game against Hoffenheim is more like a small winter test than a test in the struggle for the most important title of the country. And the actual preview turns into a general commentary on the future. During the week […]
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 […]
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.
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.
After four years on a massive high, FC Bayern have landed again. Under Ancelotti the team is especially facing problems when the opponent is applying massive pressure, which reflects in the results and statistics. One can blame the problems on a single player and certainly argue that not a single winger is in form, Alonso’s […]
After Bayern’s victory in the DFL-Supercup a discussion started, which Pep Guardiola has known all too well in his time in Germany. Carlo Ancelotti’s team voluntarily gave up possesion and with that gave up control. Can this system be successful or should the Italian adhere to the basic principles of positional play? A comment. The […]
The last game of the season will also be Pep Guardiola’s final game on the Bayern bench. We follow up our series about Bayern’s DFB cup history against Borussia Dortmund (part one, two, three) with our first “original production” roundtable. We are proud to have four Miasanrot.com authors at the table with the seasoned “war […]
On a weekly basis, miasanrot.com will provide a 2-for-1 information combo meal. It contains a link list to (hopefully) worthwhile texts about the red giant. Each round-up is dedicated to a former Bayern player who is celebrating his birthday in that week. After a pleasantly quiet week, Bayern Munich will face Werder Bremen in their […]