MSR-EN026 Hannover and the team that shall not be named

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.

April 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

MSR-EN026 Hannover and the team that shall not be named

FC Sevilla – FC Bayern München 1:2 (1:1)

Sevilla FC has been labelled by many as a lucky draw. However, the Andalusian side showed what they are capable of: Sevilla led 2-0 for 88 minutes at the weekend against FC Barcelona, which was absolutely deserved in terms of height. The Bavarians came to Sevilla with a 6-0 win over Dortmund. After a difficult […]

April 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

FC Sevilla – FC Bayern München 1:2 (1:1)

Three things we noticed: Beşiktaş Istanbul – FC Bayern 1:3 (0:1)

After a tough game, FC Bayern advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3:1 away win over Besiktas Istanbul. With Jupp Heynckes’ eleventh consecutive Champions League win, Bayern qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The opponent will be drawn next Friday. In case you missed it FC Bayern went into […]

March 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Three things we noticed: Beşiktaş Istanbul – FC Bayern 1:3 (0:1)

How can Kingsley Coman be replaced?

In the closing stages of the clash between Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC, Bayern hearts were in mouths. Kingsley Coman, just subbed on, seemed to have gotten injured in a duel. Just a few hours later, the confirmation: it’s very likely that the Frenchman will miss the rest of the season. We analyse the significance […]

March 10, 2018 / 1 Comments

How can Kingsley Coman be replaced?

MSR-EN020 BBC: Besiktas, Berlin, Coman

The pair also discuss the always-present Robert Lewandowski transfer rumors, as well as the possibility of Malcolm coming to the club from Bordeaux. Sadly, they end this week with the horrible news of Kingsley Coman’s surgery.

The conversation about the Besiktas match largely revolves around the first half of play where FCB couldn’t really get it going despite being a man up, then moving on to chatting about Hertha Berlin’s ultra-defensive set-up, and how the Reds found it very difficult to pick that lock.

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben didn’t exactly make cases for a contract extension with their play against Berlin, while Chris and Susie decide that they can allow Lewandowski his less-than-clinical goal scoring record for all the positives that he brings to Bayern’s XI.

Speaking of Lewandowski, the duo chats about his change in management and what that could possibly mean going forward for the club. Also discussed: what options might be available if the Polish striker decides to leave.

The Malcolm to Bayern rumors are heating up, and with that they look at who next season’s wing players might possibly be before moving on to the terrible news of Kingsley Coman’s ankle surgery. Is Bayern’s treble season dashed? How much can Jupp Heynckes depend on Ribery going forward? What changes in formation might Heynckes put forth to deal with the loss of such an emerging talent?

Thanks, as always, for listening in! We’ll be back with you next week. Mia san mia.

February 27, 2018 / 4 Comments

MSR-EN020 BBC: Besiktas, Berlin, Coman

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Hertha BSC 0-0

Hertha BSC have ended Munich’s win streak. They’ve gained a point against a mostly uncreative Bayern side with a compact defense. It was the 66th time the two teams from the German capital and the record champion from the Isar met in the Bundesliga. Munich went into the game on a 14 game win streak. […]

February 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: FC Bayern – Hertha BSC 0-0

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

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