Far from pretty, but effective: three takeaways from Bayern’s tight win in Mainz

The pretty football from earlier in the season is quickly fading into the distance, but Bayern are getting the job done. It was a struggle at times against an obdurate 1. FSV Mainz 05 and the injury list continues to grow, but the Bavarians are back up to second spot in the Bundesliga. Starting formations: […]

October 27, 2018 / 1 Comments

Far from pretty, but effective: three takeaways from Bayern’s tight win in Mainz

Scouting Report: Leon Goretzka

The 2017-18 season is now history. With Niko Kovac, a new era now begins which will hopefully be defined by success. At the beginning of pre-season one of the newcomers will probably not yet be around. After being included in the German World Cup squad, Leon Goretzka, joining on a free from Schalke 04, will […]

June 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Scouting Report: Leon Goretzka

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-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

MSR-EN016 Bremen, Goretzka and Nations League

The Bremen match is discussed first by the pair with Jupp Heynckes’ top-heavy 4-1-4-1 drawing scrutiny. It was an entertaining match (if you’re not a Bayern supporter). Ronan takes on the role of devil’s advocate here, as Susie picks apart the space around Javi Martinez and Franck Ribery’s over-earnest effort.

Leon Goretzka is finally coming to Bayern from Schalke in July as the team talks about his meaning to Schalke and Bayern, how Bundesliga teams eat each other, and a return to FC Bayern Germany.

Ronan and Susie answer a listener’s question about their opinion on FCB “missing out” on Alexis Sanchez and the possible pairing of he and Arturo Vidal (and that exit rumor) before talk turns to the new Nations League competition and what it all means. To be honest, Susie forgot it was even happening, but Ronan breaks it down in a way that everyone can understand.

This episode is short and sweet– tidy, even. Thank you, as always, for listening! We’ll be back to chat again after the Hoffenheim match. Mia san mia.

January 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

MSR-EN016 Bremen, Goretzka and Nations League

Preview: FC Bayern – FC Schalke 04

FC Bayern still has not picked up pace, but managed to win against Bremen. On Saturday, the team faces Schalke 04 for their first home game of 2017. Schalke has not had much success lately with some weak appearances over the past weeks. However, the team of Markus Weinzierl should not be underestimated. In the […]

February 3, 2017 / 1 Comments

Preview: FC Bayern – FC Schalke 04

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