When a dog’s dinner is good enough: Three takeaways from FC Bayern’s grubby cup win against SV Rödinghausen

It was another frustrating struggle, but FC Bayern München are through to the third round of the DFB-Pokal. Apart from the result itself, there were no positives to take away from this disjointed, grubby display against fourth-tier SV Rödinghausen in Osnabrück. In short, it was a bit of a dog’s dinner. 1. Bayern are still […]

October 30, 2018 / 1 Comments

When a dog’s dinner is good enough: Three takeaways from FC Bayern’s grubby cup win against SV Rödinghausen

Far from pretty, but effective: three takeaways from Bayern’s tight win in Mainz

The pretty football from earlier in the season is quickly fading into the distance, but Bayern are getting the job done. It was a struggle at times against an obdurate 1. FSV Mainz 05 and the injury list continues to grow, but the Bavarians are back up to second spot in the Bundesliga. Starting formations: […]

October 27, 2018 / 1 Comments

Far from pretty, but effective: three takeaways from Bayern’s tight win in Mainz

Preview: FSV Mainz 05 – FC Bayern München

Two wins in a row and the streak begins – but can FC Bayern also keep it going in Mainz? FSV will do everything to avoid that. When the coach is satisfied in his public image, that should actually be a good sign. Kovač praised his players, and saw the performance in Athens as progress. […]

October 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Preview: FSV Mainz 05 – FC Bayern München

Miasanrot Roundtable: Mailbag October 2018

Another month brings the first “crisis” of the season. It has been a tumultuous four weeks for the reds going winless in four consecutive games prior to the international break capped off by controversial presser by Uli Honess and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Joining me to break down your questions this month are ESPN’s Mark Lovell and […]

October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Miasanrot Roundtable: Mailbag October 2018

Stats & Links: Boateng + Thiago = success?

In comparison with other sports, particularly in the USA, football has developed relatively little in terms of statistics. In today’s stats & links article we take a look at the plus-minus rating and assess what conclusions can be drawn from the past season’s numbers. The plus-minus rating was introduced on Miasanrot as early as a […]

October 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: Boateng + Thiago = success?

Comatose Bayern wake up for two minutes in Athens. Three torpid takeaways.

After going through the motions for over an hour, Bayern woke up from their coma. The job done, they then dozed off again. It was not pretty, but Niko Kovač’s men did what they had to do. Two goals scored, three points safely in the bag, and the knockout phase in clear sight. starting formations: […]

October 24, 2018 / 1 Comments

Comatose Bayern wake up for two minutes in Athens. Three torpid takeaways.

Back on track? Three takeaways from Bayern’s much-needed win in Wolfsburg

The international break always creates an unwanted media vacuum in Munich. When things are not clicking, it is all the more painful. Against VfL Wolfsburg, the main task was to settle the rocking Bavarian boat. It was far from perfect, but a good case of a job well done. Starting formations: Wolfsburg – Bayern, 20.10.2018 […]

October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Back on track? Three takeaways from Bayern’s much-needed win in Wolfsburg

Preview: VfL Wolfsburg – FC Bayern

The international break did not necessarily play into FC Bayern’s cards. Although some players were able to clear their heads a little within the two weeks, the majority of the squad will go into the important away match at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday with further negative experiences. On Tuesday evening Manuel Neuer had to explain […]

October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Preview: VfL Wolfsburg – FC Bayern

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