Closer than it should have been: three takeaways from Hertha BSC v FC Bayern

In what was a tougher-than-it-should-have-been encounter in Berlin, FC Bayern München booked their place in the last eight of the DFB Pokal. They are now favourites to win the tournament. Or are they? In what was a good night for Bayern’s flying wingers, Serge Gnabry bagged a lovely brace and Kingsley Coman forced home a […]

February 7, 2019 / 5 Comments

Closer than it should have been: three takeaways from Hertha BSC v FC Bayern

Big Crisis, Big Analysis

True to the motto of the headline, Miasanrot’s Tobias (one of the three) has explored some fundamental issues at FC Bayern that have led to the crisis the team is currently going through. The Situation After four consecutive games without a win against Augsburg, Hertha, Ajax and Mönchengladbach, including three home games, it is impossible […]

October 9, 2018 / 1 Comments

Big Crisis, Big Analysis

Preview: Hertha BSC – FC Bayern

Bayern rotate to a draw against Augsburg. On Friday Niko Kovač will travel to his hometown to face Hertha BSC. It will not only need a different set of personnel on the pitch to get back on the winning track. When the record champion visits the capital, the Olympic Stadium is usually sold out. It […]

September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Preview: Hertha BSC – FC Bayern

Bundesliga season preview II: The surprise teams

[nextpage title=”Augsburg and Bremen: What’s next?”] 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 […]

August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bundesliga season preview II: The surprise teams

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

Hertha BSC – FC Bayern 2-2 (0-1)

The first game after the departure of Carlo Ancelotti was meant to be a turning point. But after the draw FC Bayern has hit a new low point this season. 3 things we noticed: 1. Structural problems stay the same Willy Sagnol did not implement big changes in his first game as interims coach at […]

October 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

Hertha BSC – FC Bayern 2-2 (0-1)

3 Things We Noticed: Hertha BSC – FC Bayern 1:1 (1:0)

“The motivation in knock-out games is different from that in the Bundesliga,” said Carlo Ancelotti during the press conference ahead of the game against Hertha BSC; an attitude that might have cost the team two points in Berlin. Hertha BSC – FC Bayern, 18/02/2017, starting formations. 3 things we noticed: 1. Collective > individual class […]

February 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

3 Things We Noticed: Hertha BSC – FC Bayern 1:1 (1:0)

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