FC Bayern beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1, with Jupp Heynckes rotating some youth players into the first eleven. After the line-ups were announced, football Germany hyperventilated over Bayern’s B-team filled up with four amateurs and was outraged by the alleged “distortion of competition”. Apart from the fact that any other club would have acted in the […]
Bayern got a slow start against Hannover, but eventually ran out 3:0 victors in what is now a basically meaningless Bundesliga match. And the big stuff comes in the second half of the pod where we’ll discuss the 1:2 loss at home to Real Madrid, and all the news surrounding the Champions League semi final tie.
Before delving in to the pair of matches, Susie and Dennis chat about their geek fandoms and why exactly the podcast was being recorded in the middle of the night in Germany.
Getting back to the pressing topics, the Hannover match appears first with most of the talk pointed on U-19 Lukas Mai and his debut as the first 2000-era player for Bayern, and his signing to a professional contract. But, the pair realize nobody really is interested in this particular Bundesliga match, so they move on rather quickly…
Whew. The loss to Real Madrid is the heart of the podcast– with a few segues elsewhere– as the duo break down the match tactically, and call out performances pretty much across the board. Might Jupp Heynckes have been able to change the match more effectively had he not been hampered by two early substitutions? Is Robert Lewandowski really a flop for Bayern? What did Madrid do particularly well? Did Franck Ribery really have a “great” match?
Assessing Bayern’s chances in the return tie at the Bernabeu– and how Bayern might go through to the final are talked about before ending with some thoughts on Niko Kovac, Eintracht Frankfurt, Saturday’s match and the Pokal finale.
Thanks, loyal listeners, as always. We’ll be back shortly! Mia san mia. Mia san Rot.
For a good two weeks now, what had already been reported several weeks earlier in the German tabloid media has been fixed: Niko Kovac, current coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, will be the new strong man on Säbener Straße next season. The Croatian is not the first former Munich player to sit on the coach’s bench. […]
Once again Bayern lose against Real Madrid with 2:1. Despite a good performance they don’t manage to use their chances and are now face a Herculean task in Madrid. In addition, two experienced key players, Robben and Boateng, have been injured. The disappointment is deep among many fans and players. The challenge now is to […]
A sea of flags covered the Allianz. The Champions League hymn rang out. Semi final. Bayern. Real. Goosebumps. Could Heynckes’ Bayern stop the best team in the world on their way to their third title in a row? That question hovered over this battle. Now it was down to Bayern to answer it positively. In […]
The trio got a lot wrong here. We had all pegged Schalke 04 to beat Frankfurt to progress to the DFB Pokal finals, as well as picking ‘Kusen over Dortmund in their derby match on the weekend.
Beyond all of the collective bad calls, Eric, Tom and Susie discussed fandom– in the stadiums and throughout the world– whatever the result.
We promise, there is match chat, too!
Thank you, as always, for listening! And we will be back with you after la Bestia Negra vanquishes Real Madrid in Munich.
An entire season is about to come to its climax with just a few highlights. This is what the fans have been waiting for. On Wednesday evening, FC Bayern will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. In our preview we prepare you for the most important things. Duels with Real are among the […]
FC Bayern succeeds in the dress rehearsal for Real Madrid. The Munich team wins 3:0 against Hannover 96. After the victory in the DFB Pokal semi-final, the Munich team still had a mandatory task in the Bundesliga before the match against Real Madrid. In case you missed it The biggest surprise came 75 minutes before […]