Bundesliga season preview II: The surprise teams

The Bundesliga is back! On the 24th of August FC Bayern München and TSG Hoffenheim open the new season. We will introduce you to all the teams in a three-part introduction and clarify the various expectations with 18 experts. Today we’re talking about six teams that are capable of almost anything. In the Bundesliga, things […]

August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bundesliga season preview II: The surprise teams

Bundesliga season preview I: The battle against relegation

The Bundesliga is back! On the 24th of August, FC Bayern Munich and TSG Hoffenheim will kick off the new season. In our three-parter we introduce you to all the teams, clarifying their varying expectations with 18 experts. Today is about six relegation candidates. Thick smoke floats through the stadium. The stadium is – put […]

August 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bundesliga season preview I: The battle against relegation

Where will Nico Kovac be leading FC Bayern?

Rarely has the general mood at the start of the season been as diffuse among Bayern supporters as it was this year. It is not only unclear what to expect from this team and what the appointment of the new coach promises. Perhaps a look back into the 1980s will help. Season goals usually result […]

August 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Where will Nico Kovac be leading FC Bayern?

Round-Up: Quo VARdis

After one full season in the Bundesliga, it is safe to say that the Video Assistant Referee (“VAR”) is still a very divisive topic. Unfortunately, the first year of use in the Bundesliga led to more questions than answers at times. Especially early in the season, there were too many incidents when the referees used […]

July 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Round-Up: Quo VARdis

World Cup-Blog: No Bayern goals in Russia

It has not been the World Cup of FC Bayern. Since 1990, at least one current player of the record champion had always scored at a World Cup. This chain will likely break in Russia in 2018. But is this really a terrible thing? There’s more to this issue than just facts. It’s absurd to […]

July 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

World Cup-Blog: No Bayern goals in Russia

Player of the Season 2017/18

At the beginning of 2016, a hype-train started in Munich that has been unstoppable ever since. In the same year we wrote a commentary about Joshua Kimmich having to go to the European Championship. Today he is a top performer at the DFB and FCB, multiple Miasanrot Award winner, and our player of the 2017/18 […]

June 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Player of the Season 2017/18

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 / 3 Comments

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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

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