Eight, seven or six? On the way to Munich, the Hamburger SV was met with a lot of banter – as it turned out rightfully so. Even before the match, the starting formations indicated what this game would look like. In case you missed it Against the HSV, Jupp Heynckes continued his rotation policy and […]
When the Hamburger SV comes to Munich, Bayern will score many goals. That’s what the younger, yet unwritten law demands. The Bundesligadino is as close to relegation as ever before. On the other hand, are the Bayern, who don’t give away anything in the league. The preview. Of all people Heribert Bruchhagen, who has always […]
Host Susie Schaaf is joined by Christopher Ramm of Mia San Rot and guest Rick Joshua from Schwarz und Weiss and Bayern Central returns as the trio discuss two narrow victories for Bayern Munich.
There are similarities between the two matches — notably the opposition’s press and the Arturo Vidal / Corentin Tolisso midfield pairing — but the group still managed to split the two up.
HSV comes up first as they chat about Markus Gisdol’s effective team press and how it interrupted the flow of Bayern going forward. Susie wonders if James Roriguez’ performance might have been better had he not been so isolated by the midfield as the team calls into question the timing of his substitution for Thomas Mueller.
Before the actual Leipzig match, all go on a roundtable and answer the oft-asked fan question if Bayern need/want a backup for Robert Lewandowski.
Getting to the the Pokal, first up is referee Felix Zwayer’s abysmal performance (ranked), and then they tuck into the second hard fought victory.
Leipzig’s 4-2-2-2 press is considered and how it effectively made FCB use their wings, before the trio discuss the relative goalkeeping merits of Man-Of-The-Match Peter Gulasci and Sven Ulreich over the course of the game and the nearly perfect penalty shootout for Bayern.
Susie, Chris and Rick close out the podcast discussing Heynckes’ substitutions against RBL and how they effectively closed out the opposition before ruminating on what the four-time Bayern trainer will do against that very same team on Saturday.
Thank you, again, for listening! We will be back with you after the mid-week Champions League Celtic match.
Mia san mia.
Same procedure as every year. Bayern slaughter Hamburg and gain some valuable confidence along the way. Two attackers proved their almost-forgotten worth in a win that was at least partially caused by a smart lineup. “Let’s keep it close this time” – that’s what Hamburg had planned prior to their annual horror trip to Munich. […]
First in the league, 7 wins in a row, only one goal against. One might argue about the quality of play of the current FC Bayern team, but not about their results. HSV = blowout, Volksparkstadion = away win. That’s the equation of the relationship between FC Bayern and HSV. As far back as in […]
It was a tough beginning of the new year for Bayern. Travelling to Hamburg with expectations high and the rhythm gone, the team struggled due to Philipp Lahm’s questionable role and Xabi Alonso’s sudden slump. Nevertheless, they escaped with a win, mostly thanks to a highly involved Robert Lewandowski. After 34 days, the Bundesliga is […]
It’s Bundesliga time!!! After weeks of more or less significant preseason matches, we finally returning to meaningful football on Friday evening. At the end of matchday 1, Bayern are almost certainly gonna be right where they finished last season: at the top of the table. The 5-0 win (1-0 at HT) and the performance in […]