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
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 […]
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 […]
What an incredible game! The Bayern reserves beat the blue local rivals 3:1 and confirm their great development. Reserves vs. TSV, starting formations Because Jupp Heynckes used Niklas Dorsch and Franck Evina against Eintracht Frankfurt from the beginning, Tim Walter had to change his planned 4-2-3-1 formation on two positions. In front of Christian Früchtl, […]
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 […]