3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 5-2 (2-2)

These are strange weeks. The league is almost decided. Really serious challenges feel like weeks away. If one does not pay attention properly, such situations often lead to a certain carelessness, from which even bigger problems can arise. On Saturday afternoon, FC Bayern looked after them. But only after a wake-up call. Starting formations FC […]

January 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 5-2 (2-2)

The Alternative Awards 2017

At Miasanrot we have the ambition to critically question, objectively assess and precisely analyse. For this article, however, we have thrown it all over the board and are presenting the Alternative Awards for the year 2017. Italian of the Year: Brazzo It was in a way an Italian year for FC Bayern: Of course, even […]

January 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Alternative Awards 2017

3 Things We Noticed: Bayer 04 – FC Bayern 1-3 (0-1)

FC Bayern won the first competitive match of the year 2018 in Leverkusen with 1-3, taking full advantage of their set pieces. The last time FC Bayern had won a 90-minute game in Leverkusen was March 16th, also under Jupp Heynckes. Bayer 04 – FC Bayern, starting formations Three Things We Noticed 1. Shaky build-up […]

January 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Bayer 04 – FC Bayern 1-3 (0-1)

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

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 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

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)

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

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