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 8: Grinding out wins

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.

October 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Episode 8: Grinding out wins

3 Things We Noticed: Hamburger SV – FC Bayern 0-1 (0-0)

FC Bayern won their third game in a row under their new old coach Jupp Heynckes on Saturday evening. The Reds defeated the Hamburger SV 1-0, with Tolisso scoring the goal of the day against the decimated opponents. HSV-FCB, starting formations 3 things we noticed: 1. Washed away by the high pressing After not even […]

October 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Hamburger SV – FC Bayern 0-1 (0-0)

3 Things We Noticed: SV Werder Bremen – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-0)

FC Bayern win their first away match of the new season at Werder Bremen 2-0. Once again it was the individual quality of Robert Lewandowski that secured the win for Bayern. Before the game started, the new „sporting director“ Hasan Salihamidžić announced that Renato Sanches didn’t travel to Bremen and that there are multiple offers […]

August 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: SV Werder Bremen – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-0)

Stats & Links: Why Martinez was more expensive than Tolisso

Last week the French youngster Corentin Tolisso was transferred from Lyon to Munich. The Bavarians paid a record-breaking fee of 41.5 million euros for the 22-year-old. In our Round Up we will take a look at the most expensive transfers in FC Bayern’s history and compare them to the all time biggest ones worldwide at […]

June 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: Why Martinez was more expensive than Tolisso

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