Round-Up: Richard Mamajewski
It was an intense week for Bayern, with the first highlight of the season. The first game of the knockout round has been played, the Bundesliga match against a currently unsettled Wolfsburg team is just around the corner, followed by an “English week” with a home match against Mainz 05. We prep you up for the weekend with our round-up.
Richard Mamajewski was born in Starnberg in 1956, half an hour outside of Munich at the beautiful Lake Starnberg. At the tender age of eight he came to Bayern and fought his way through all youth and amateur teams until he received a professional contract in 1974. Neither under Lattek, nor under Cramer was Mamajewski able to get past Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to find his spot in Bayern’s attack. This episode was followed by a transfer to local rivals 1860, playing in the second division in 1976. He stayed with the Lions for two years as well – but could not establish himself again and collected only three appearances. In 1978, Mamajewski moved to MTV Ingolstadt where he finally found happiness. He played for Ingolstadt 69 times, but after relegation to the Bayernliga he decided to leave the club and moved to Belgium. At Lierse SK, the striker spent one more season before he ended his career and returned to Germany in 1981.
Mamajewski subsequently studied at the Technical University in Munich and is now working as a golf trainer and also has a physiotherapy office. Belated congratulations to his birthday!
Steffen wrote our game analysis and focused on Guadiola’s courage, the loss of control and Kimmich. Tom Payne analyzed the roles of our two fullbacks in the game against Juventus in his article on spielverlagerung.com.
A very interesting and unique text can be found on theplayerstribune.com. In a series in which athletes talk about their careers and from a perspective that otherwise often remains closed to the outside world, Jerome Boateng talks about his career and his job – and it starts with an anecdote from his youth …
In an equally exciting text on AnalyticsFC.com FC Bayern is compared to a modular designed mobile phone, which is built by certain blocks that can be reassembled. A highly exciting and well-executed comparison which provides an interesting perspective on Pep Guardiola’s coaching.
In Germany, Thomas Müller is already known inside out – but it isn’t necessarily like that abroad. For the Guardian, the magazine Eight-by-Eight has assessed the German striker and delivered a detailed and readable portrait – with this particular sentence standing out:
Müller can not beat you with his close ball control, he can not beat you with his pace, and he can not beat you with his dribbling skills. He just beats you.
That Bayern have spent little money compared to many other clubs is already known – it is already forgotten, however, how many wise transfers there have been made in the past decades to the present day, where great players were signed for cheap. Squakwa provides us with a list.
Kingsley Coman is an interesting case: At Bayern the young Frenchman impressed – but why did both Paris St Germain and Juventus let him leave? This question is answered on Goal.com with a portrait that, among other things, contains a statement by former Bayern player Sagnol.
Currently Coman is among the most fielded under 21 year old players in the big 5 leagues in Europe. At Bayern he is only slightly behind Costa in terms of most dribbling attempts (more than 7 per 90 minutes). In the Bundesliga, only Traore tops Coman’s four successful dribbles per game.