MSR-EN028 All Good Things Must Come To An End

Instead of what might have been a rather expected double to send of Jupp Heynckes, instead Bayern never seemed able to catch their breath after suffering defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi finals.

Mia San Rot’s Marc Almstedt and Maurice Hauss join host Susie Schaaf to chat about the last two matches and more.

Just glancing over the disappointing (yet, meaningless) Stuttgart game, the trio take a bite in to the DFB Pokal against Frankfurt. Future Bayern trainer Niko Kovac set his XI perfectly, while the group feel like the out-going Heynckes might have started a more effective Startelf. Individual mistakes also came in to play in the loss in Berlin, before the crew talk about some pretty contentious VAR decisions from referee Felix Zwayer.

A talk about the misguided anger at certain players by a large part of fandom is discussed, as well as how muted the ceremonies at the Allianz Arena and Marienplatz seemed to be this year.

Susie and Marc debate Maurice’s season-end grades for the entire senior squad, before they all take a glance in to the future. Will Kovac play a 3-5-2 next season? With rumors swirling around some of Bayern’s starters, who is really on their way out?

Before they close down the last podcast of the season, the team discusses a couple of listener questions before giving their very early expectations for next season.

Thank you, as always, for listening! And in case you think you’ll be without the podcast this summer? You are in luck! The MSR team will be recording for World Cup competition– with an emphasis on all Bayern players representing their respective nations. Mia san mia. Danke, Jupp!

May 25, 2018 / 2 Comments

MSR-EN028 All Good Things Must Come To An End

Calls to Sylt

FC Bayern have played a good season – and yet a tough analysis is required to determine why it did not become an outstanding one. However, who should provide the decisive insights? Karl-Heinz Rummenigge could not really enjoy his summer vacation on Sylt. The phone rang every day, the same voice kept ringing: Jupp Heynckes […]

May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Calls to Sylt

Three things we noticed: FC Bayern – Eintracht Frankfurt 1:3 (0:1)

Eintracht Frankfurt wins the DFB Pokal 2018. Niko Kovac’s team defeats FC Bayern 3:1 in a hard-fought final. For Jupp Heynckes it was (for the time being) his last match as coach of FC Bayern – his 77th on the sideline in the DFB Pokal. In case you missed it Before the game there was […]

May 20, 2018 / 1 Comments

Three things we noticed: FC Bayern – Eintracht Frankfurt 1:3 (0:1)

Preview: FC Bayern München – Eintracht Frankfurt in Pokal Final

One last time to send eleven top players out on the pitch. One last time to get chased by cameras and take his place on the sideline. One last time to win and lift the golden trophy into Berlin’s night sky. Jupp Heynckes has big plans for Frankfurt, one last time this weekend. A familiar […]

May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Preview: FC Bayern München – Eintracht Frankfurt in Pokal Final

Roundup: Season End Statistics

After the last matchday is a good time to draw a line under another strong Bundesliga season of FC Bayern. In today’s Sunday round-up we take a look at various statistics to measure the season by numbers. In the 2017/18 season, the Munich-based team collected a total of 84 points, which represents the fourth-best Bundesliga […]

May 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Roundup: Season End Statistics

MSR-EN027 Frankfurt, Madrid, Koeln

There are two different segments to this one. First, host Susie Schaaf is joined by Marc Almstedt to chat about Bayern Munich’s 4:1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt and next year’s trainer, Niko Kovac. The chat about SGE-FCB is centered mainly on the youth that were promoted for the game and how they performed. After segueing massively off-topic– as this podcast is wont to do– the pair bring it back in to talk about what this match might mean for Kovac going in to the DFB Pokal final, and if there will be any lingering misgivings over the result.

In the second segment, Susie is joined by an English language commentating legend– Phil Bonney. Before the loss to Real Madrid is discussed, as well as the victory at relegated Koeln, Susie gets the rare opportunity to chat with Phil about his career in broadcasting– when did he start, how did it all come about, and most importantly? What was his favourite match he ever got a chance to call.

Moving on to Bayern’s dump out of the Champions League at the hands of old foes, Madrid, Phil and Susie discuss how much criticism can be leveled at the players. Is VAR warranted in Champions League competition? And do most Bayern fans have it better than they think?

Phil is based out of Koeln, so he provides a sort of overview of the season and the team’s slide in to relegation, but the pair would be shocked if the Billy Goats didn’t come right back up in 2019.

There are plenty of bits of history, a stellar look at what it is like to do Mr. Bonney’s job, and one or two errors might be mentioned (only compounded by making another error during the podcast. Haha.)

It’s a long one, folks. But with a character as interesting as Phil, Susie was reluctant to let him off the line. Thank you, as always, for listening! Mia san mia. Mia san Rot

May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

MSR-EN027 Frankfurt, Madrid, Koeln

Round-Up: Player of the Month – April

Another big clash with Real Madrid turns out badly for FC Bayern. Nevertheless, the club can look back on an already successful year. Jupp Heynckes has saved the Bayern season. But there is someone else who had a big part: our player of the month April. Tuesday night. It’s getting late in Madrid. Happy, cheering […]

May 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Round-Up: Player of the Month – April

Three things we noticed: Real Madrid – FC Bayern München 2:2 (1:1)

Another magical night at the Bernabéu becomes a tragic one. FC Bayern were narrowly defeated by Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. The analysis of an impressive football match. In case you missed it: The Bavarians had left nothing to chance before the game in Madrid: The hotel was changed compared to […]

May 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Three things we noticed: Real Madrid – FC Bayern München 2:2 (1:1)

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