Episode 18 – Mainz and Paderborn

Susie and MSR’s Chris talk about those two matches, plus a bit about future coaching decisions and just what is going on with the Bundesliga these days.

Mainz is first as Chris explains their midfield press and how it made life difficult for Bayern initially while Susie questions using a ‘B” side here and bringing out all the guns for the Paderborn game.

Sandro Wagner’s first start is worth a mention, but the pair first segue off to chat about the ever-evolving news on who Bayern Munich’s next trainer will be.

A very tidy 6-0 victory to reach the semi finals of the DFB Pokal competition is on deck as Susie and Chris discuss what went so much better for FCB here than against Mainz 05.

The podcast closes out with a couple of quite important topics: 1) As the team comes to full fitness, who will be starting week in and week out? 2) What the heck is wrong with the Bundesliga this season? Why can’t anyone even attempt to catch up to Bayern at this point?

Thank you, as always, for tuning in! We’ll catch up with you after a very tasty Schalke match! Mia san mia.

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February 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Episode 18 – Mainz and Paderborn

3 Things We Noticed: FSV Mainz 05 – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-2)

FC Bayern beats Mainz 05 2-0 in a hard-fought away game, making a commanding start to the upcoming “English weeks”. James was impressive again with an excellence performance. The schedule for February has six games in store for FC Bayern. The DFB Pokal and Champions League are back from their winter breaks. In the Bundesliga […]

February 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FSV Mainz 05 – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-2)

Preview: Bayer 04 – FC Bayern

The warm-up phase for the decisive part of the season for FC Bayern is about to begin. The second half of the season kicks off in Leverkusen on Friday evening. The Reds must now find their rhythm as quickly as possible in order to put themselves in a good starting position for trophies this summer. […]

January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Preview: Bayer 04 – FC Bayern

Winter transfer: Sandro Wagner returns to FC Bayern

Week in week out there were media talks about the transfer of Wagner to Bayern Munich. Now, it’s a done deal. Sandro Wagner leaves TSG Hoffenheim to join his former club. For the last few matches before the winter break Wagner, was no option for Julian Nagelsmann anymore. There were reports regarding an injury but […]

December 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

Winter transfer: Sandro Wagner returns to FC Bayern

Episode 14 – Uncomfortably victorious

It’s been a bit of a slog to close out the Hinrunde; thankfully Susie Schaaf has ESPN FC’s Stefan Buczko and Mark Lovell to help her disseminate a couple of close calls and some great front office business.

Before the trio delve in to the Stuttgart and Dortmund matches, Sandro Wagner’s signing is discussed, as well as Kingsley Coman’s contract extension. Somehow this all leads to a great chat about who Bayern’s next trainer may be (we promise it all makes sense!).

On to Stuttgart, as Susie questions her guests about that Niklas Suele penalty call before getting in to what VfB did right. And it wouldn’t be a Mia San Rot podcast without questioning the pairing of Arturo Vidal and Corentin Tolisso.

The highlight of the podcast is the Pokal match and Stefan is, of course, the BVB expert. The three run down an abysmal first half for Dortmund, a stagnant second half for Bayern, and a bit of squeaky-bum-time towards the end of 90 minutes that just might have been a 2:2 draw.

Is Jupp Heynckes purposefully throttling the tempo to just do enough to get the job done running to the end of the first half of the season? Why? Was Peter Stoeger’s defensive sub in the first half a wise move? All those questions are answered before both Mark and Stefan opine on where they see Munich and Dortmund at the business end of the Rueckrunde.

Thank you, as always, for listening in! We’ll be doing some fun recordings over the break– so please stay tuned! Meanwhile, we are wishing you and yours the happiest holiday season; however you celebrate and who you hold near and dear. Mia san mia.

December 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 14 – Uncomfortably victorious

Episode 11: Injuries, injuries and more injuries

Host Susie and guest Tobi run through a trio of matches that saw Jupp Heynckes finally suffer his first defeat during his fourth tenure at Bayern Munich while getting a few words in about Bayern Munich’s Annual General Meeting and the persistent rumours of Sandro Wagner as Robert Lewandowski’s back-up.

Before the breakdown of Bayern’s breakdown in form, the few interesting points of the Jahreshauptversammlung are discussed; namely: Why are people that don’t live in Germany members of the club? What is and is not liked about the plans for the new stadium seating? How in the world did Munich manage to wrangle 46mil euro for Douglas Costa? (And a little bonus bit at the end.)

Then it’s on to a rather typical win for FCB over Augsburg. Although the pair does mention an uncommon(ly good) performance from Arturo Vidal, it’s fairly cut-and-dry before they move on to the next two games.

A terrible first half at Anderlecht is agreed upon, but the manner of which it happened is not, but both Susie and Tobi could definitely agree on how devastating the losses of Thiago and Arjen Robben to injury played out in the match and the next.

Continuing on the downward slide Bayern’s form has taken of late– painfully obvious at Gladbach–, Susie and Tobi rue the lack of creative options available to the club currently, chat about Niklas Suele’s no-good-very-bad day, and debate a much better second half for the visitors.

Thoughts on Sandro Wagner close out Episode 12, with a little about TV shows and what Susie can’t stand while watching Game of Thrones.

Thank you, as always, for listening. Mia san mia.

November 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 11: Injuries, injuries and more injuries

Lewandowski close to extending his contract at FC Bayern

The deal isn’t done, yet, but there is growing evidence that FC Bayern will announce Robert Lewandowski’s contract extension to 2021 in the very near future. Even if the club and Lewandowki’s agents are still keeping the lid on it, it seems clear that no big obstacles are left to overcome in the discussions. Being […]

October 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Lewandowski close to extending his contract at FC Bayern

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