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)

About entitlement and expectations

Four consecutive losses, eliminated from the German Cup, about to be eliminated from the Champions League – there have been better weeks in recent Bayern history than the last few weeks. The club and coach Pep Guardiola in particular are facing the wrath of the media these days. The team in the middle of a […]

May 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

About entitlement and expectations

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