Are FC Bayern Champions League Contenders?

As the season creeps towards its climax, both the Champions League picture and Bayern’s capabilities should be getting clearer. A 19 point lead in the Bundesliga, one loss and two draws since Jupp Heynckes return and a 5-0 thrashing of Beşiktaş would suggest that the record champions are real contenders in the Champions League. Yet […]

February 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Are FC Bayern Champions League Contenders?

MSR-EN019 Schalke, Wolfsburg & the youth

First up are the Bundesliga matches, both not entirely pleasant or comfortable 2-1 wins for FCB. The Schalke match veered into wildness at times, but Bayern’s wild man– Vidal– would be there to take control. The Wolfsburg game came with its own set of problems as the Reds fielded an unfamiliar line up.

Next, Anup fields questions from Marc and Susie about both the U17 and 19 teams, how their structure is coming along, and who might we see in the senior side over the next few seasons.

Manuel Neuer’s trip to Thailand, and his injury are discussed at length, as well as his treatment by Dr. Mueller-Wohlfahrt (and probably a bit too much about stem cell treatments). The trio leave off with a roundtable discussion on who might be leaving (or staying at) the club next season.

Sorry for the delay on this one, folks, but it’s a heck of an episode. Thanks for joining us, as always, and we will be back to chat with you next week.

Mia san mia.

February 21, 2018 / 3 Comments

MSR-EN019 Schalke, Wolfsburg & the youth

3 Things We Noticed: VfL Wolfsburg – FC Bayern 1-2 (1-0)

With a last minute win in Wolfsburg, Bayern has managed to hold its own in the final rehearsal for the next Champions League round. In the previous season, FC Bayern had clinched the club’s 27th championship with a 6-0 win in Wolfsburg. Despite a waning competition this year, it was not yet a matter for […]

February 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: VfL Wolfsburg – FC Bayern 1-2 (1-0)

Wolfsburg fan Antonia: “This was a soft upheaval.”

FC Bayern will play in Wolfsburg this weekend. We talked to blogger and fan Antonia about the current situation, the Bundesliga and her feelings on an unpleasant situation for the whole club. VfL Wolfsburg’s squad should easily be sufficient to make it into the top third of the table. Are the players simply overrated or […]

February 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Wolfsburg fan Antonia: “This was a soft upheaval.”

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – FC Schalke 04 2-1 (2-1)

FC Bayern is the gift that keeps on giving – victories, in this case, ending the game against Schalke 2-1. Despite Jupp Heynckes’ absence, the team delivered a convincing performance on home soil. “Even Helene Fischer sometimes gets ill and misses concerts,” explained Hasan Salihamidžić when asked about the coach’s absence due to illness. Starting […]

February 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – FC Schalke 04 2-1 (2-1)

MSR-EN018 Mainz and Paderborn

Susie and MSR’s Chris talk about those two matches, plus a bit about future coaching decisions and just what is going on with the Bundesliga these days.

Mainz is first as Chris explains their midfield press and how it made life difficult for Bayern initially while Susie questions using a ‘B” side here and bringing out all the guns for the Paderborn game.

Sandro Wagner’s first start is worth a mention, but the pair first segue off to chat about the ever-evolving news on who Bayern Munich’s next trainer will be.

A very tidy 6-0 victory to reach the semi finals of the DFB Pokal competition is on deck as Susie and Chris discuss what went so much better for FCB here than against Mainz 05.

The podcast closes out with a couple of quite important topics: 1) As the team comes to full fitness, who will be starting week in and week out? 2) What the heck is wrong with the Bundesliga this season? Why can’t anyone even attempt to catch up to Bayern at this point?

Thank you, as always, for tuning in! We’ll catch up with you after a very tasty Schalke match! Mia san mia.

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February 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

MSR-EN018 Mainz and Paderborn

3 Things We Noticed: FSV Mainz 05 – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-2)

FC Bayern beats Mainz 05 2-0 in a hard-fought away game, making a commanding start to the upcoming “English weeks”. James was impressive again with an excellence performance. The schedule for February has six games in store for FC Bayern. The DFB Pokal and Champions League are back from their winter breaks. In the Bundesliga […]

February 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FSV Mainz 05 – FC Bayern 0-2 (0-2)

MSR-EN017 Go-Go Goretzka

Bayern Munich made a rather remarkable comeback against Hoffenheim after going down 2:0, but whatever tactics could be discussed would always be eclipsed by Sandro Wagner’s hilarious goal on the day.

Going beyond that, the trio discusses the Leon Goretzka transfer, as well as Serge Gnabry’s return to Bayern, before getting in to the heart of the futures for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery at the club.

Who is leaving in the summer gets some mention until the team talks Uli Hoeness’ fangirling over Jupp Heynckes. Are his quotes about “no plan B” posturing, or?

It’s a very entertaining episode that covers a lot more than we initially thought it might. (Or, at least, Susie thinks so.) We hope to be back with you after the Paderborn Pokal match, and as always — thank you for listening! Mia san mia.

February 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

MSR-EN017 Go-Go Goretzka — The FC Bayern München Blog

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