Choking on pedigree?

While international football relentlessly enhances its structures, FC Bayern invokes its inner strengths. Could that lead to disaster for the club? The sleeping giant has awoken and now threatens to put everything that can’t keep up in its shadow. After more than half a century of confused wastefulness, the Premier League – almost at the […]

December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Choking on pedigree?

MSR-EN005 The Eyebrow

Host Susie Schaaf is joined by French Football Weekly and IBWM editor Jeremy Smith, as well as Mia San Rot’s very own Tobi, to chat about the Wolfsburg draw and the PSG loss.

Was there anything else you wanted to discuss? Ha!

Behind those two matches lurks the elephant in the room as we say “Arrivederci!” to Carlos Ancelotti and his rather brief tenure at Bayern Munich.

The Wolfsburg draw is regrettably glanced over as the team had their minds solely on Paris and the calamity there and the next day. After discussing PSG, the trio get down to the Ancelotti firing. Who’s the interim coach? Are Bayern going to hire Thomas Tuchel? What does this mean for the hope of Julian Nagelsmann?

As always, thank you for listening. Mia san mia.

September 29, 2017 / 4 Comments

MSR-EN005 The Eyebrow

3 Things We Noticed: Paris Saint-German – FC Bayern 3-0 (2-0)

It was the first real test of the season for FC Bayern as they played Champions League away in Paris, against Saint-Germain, the first truly big opponent. Suffice to say, they didn’t pass that one. The tension was tangible before the game, and Ancelotti’s unexpected starting formation added fodder to the discussions. Paris Saint-Germain vs […]

September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Paris Saint-German – FC Bayern 3-0 (2-0)

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

Lucky lead, bad ending. Bayern showed a bad performance against Wolfsburg, causing worries over the upcoming CL clash. Friday night Bundesliga action! A rare event for the record champs, unless they play yet another season opener. Today’s opponent was the wild card from Wolfsburg, including their recently appointed coach Martin Schmidt. FC Bayern vs VfL […]

September 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

MSR-EN002 Werder and the Thomas Question

The rumour mill is still open as Renato Sanches might yet be on his way out, but Thomas Mueller’s public comments about his particular skill-set — and Carlo Ancelotti’s ambivalence towards it — dominate the second half of the podcast.

Everyone’s least favourite international break is upon us as questions about James Rodriguez’ call up for Colombia are addressed, before the trio top it all off with their Champions League Group B predictions. (Everyone, root for Jan to be right!)

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August 29, 2017 / 2 Comments

MSR-EN002 Werder and the Thomas Question

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 (2-0)

It’s Bundesliga time again. Bayern open the season at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. We analyzed the match at Allianz Arena. For the Supercup match against Dortmund, Carlo Ancelotti came up with an alternative that is a hybrid of the initial 4-3-3 and the recent 4-2-3-1 system. Against Leverkusen, he chose that same formation. Bayern […]

August 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 (2-0)

Preview: Supercup in Dortmund

Once more, the first competitive game of the season is the Supercup. Bayern will play Dortmund, in Dortmund, to determine the first title-winner of 2017/18. Preseason was far from ideal for both teams – so what can we expect? Matches against Borussia Dortmund were something of a mixed bag in previous years. After Thomas Tuchel […]

August 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Preview: Supercup in Dortmund

Youth players in first team training

Traditionally, pre-season is the ideal time for youth team players to show their skills while training with the first team. While the U23 was away for their training camp and will begin filling in the ranks for the first team in the upcoming week, Carlo Ancelotti had a number of freshly-crowned U17 German champions available […]

July 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Youth players in first team training

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