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)

Episode 12: 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

Episode 12: French Connection

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – FC Augsburg 3-0 (2-0)

Let’s head into the final phase of football this year. To start off the busy week FC Augsburg travelled to Munich and, despite heaps of praise, didn’t stand a chance against the record champion. FCB-FCA, starting formations 3 Things We Noticed: 1. Heynckes continues to do everything right It’s really quite stunning. The grandmaster is […]

November 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – FC Augsburg 3-0 (2-0)

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

Episode 7: The 4th Heynckes Era begins

First up, the crew discusses Heynckes’ return and the team’s potential before they get in to the Freiburg match. How did the 2013 iteration of Bayern Munich fare four years later? David Alaba and Kingsley Coman seem to be coming around nicely, but is a match where Christian Streich’s Freiburg never really looked to go forward a good test?

Moving on, the trio chat about the Celtic match and the merits of Sebastian Rudy over Javi Martinez at defensive midfield. FCB’s high team press is mentioned with a special shout out to Arjen Robben as the Dutchman provided a remarkable defensive performance.

Susie questions the lack of control at the second half, and whether it was Arturo Vidal’s doing, but Christopher and Maurice are thinking the team is just looking ahead. (It gets a little tasty here, folks.)

They all get on board the Joshua Kimmich hype train– wondering if he might eclipse legend Philipp Lahm– before they question Brendan Rodgers’ decision to start without Celtic’s most potent offensive player, Moussa Dembele.

Words on Sven Ulreich (and two clean sheets!) close out the podcast as Bayern faces brutal matches in the next coming weeks: RB Leipzig in Pokal and the league, followed by a top-of-the-table Dortmund match.

Thank you, as always, for listening! We’ll be back with you after the Leipzig Pokal encounter. Mia san mia.

October 20, 2017 / 1 Comments

Episode 7: The 4th Heynckes Era begins

Preview: FC Bayern – SC Freiburg

Jupp Heynckes is back for real. And this weekend his first big challenge during his fourth stay at Bayern awaits him. SC Freiburg and Christian Streich challenge the Triple coach. When Heynckes last stood on the sidelines in a match against Freiburg, he set a new record for most points in a single Bundesliga season. […]

October 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Preview: FC Bayern – SC Freiburg

Peter Hermann: Worker behind the scenes

Jupp Heynckes is back in Munich for a fourth tenure together with his old assistant coach Peter Hermann, who Bayern signed from Fortuna Düsseldorf. But Hermann is not your average and everday assistant. Something that everyone, who worked with him, will tell you. An approach. When Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba and all the […]

October 10, 2017 / 2 Comments

Peter Hermann: Worker behind the scenes

DFB cup history: Dortmund (II)

Bayern will meet Borussia Dortmund for the ninth time in the DFB Cup in the upcoming final. Traditionally, clashes of the two clubs promise excitement; from the newly promoted Munich team that unexpectedly beat the reigning champion, to seat-gripping penalty shootouts, this constellation has had it all. In three parts, we look back on the […]

May 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

DFB cup history: Dortmund (II)

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