Johan Cruyff & FC Bayern München

This time last year, the footballing world came together to mourn the death of Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest personalities the beautiful sport produced. In a memory of the late wizard, we decided to look back at his illustrious career by citing the times he faced his old acquaintance, Bayern Munich. NOTE: This article […]

March 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Johan Cruyff & FC Bayern München

Stats & Links: The Relative Age Effect And Philipp Lahm

After covering the current condition of Bayern’s youth teams last week, today’s Stats & Links section will focus on youth football as well. Therefore the relative age effect (RAE) will be introduced, which has an enormous impact on the selection of youth players and hence can shape future squads. What is the relative age effect? […]

March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

Stats & Links: The Relative Age Effect And Philipp Lahm

Xabi Alonso – A legend hangs up his boots

When Toni Kroos left the club to Madrid in July 2014, many fans and observers doubted that he could be replaced. Then after injuries to Schweinsteiger and Martínez, there was an urgent need for action. The solution: Xabi Alonso. For many it was somewhat surreal, since Alonso hadn’t just gained his legendary status at Liverpool, […]

March 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Xabi Alonso – A legend hangs up his boots

Badstuber: Loan or leave?

Holger Badstuber transfers out to FC Schalke on a loan. What that means for him and the club. An overview. Bayern fans had to take a deep breath when the news of Holger Badstuber’s transfer to Schalke broke, even though it was hardly surprising, after the discussions that had preceded it. Badstuber had given a […]

January 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Badstuber: Loan or leave?

The Alternative Awards 2016

An eventful Bayern year is drawing to its close, and we look back on the best goals, biggest moments, and other peculiarities that happened in this past year. Goal of the year: Xabi Alonso against Werder Bremen The new season has only just woken up; really, it’s still half-asleep. And suddenly: boom. There were more […]

January 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Alternative Awards 2016

“Carlo needs to work smart, not hard” – Martí Perarnau on Bayern and his new book

In his new book Martí Perarnau tells us more about the era of Pep Guardiola in Munich. We talked to him about Carlo Ancelotti, the last three years and Philipp Lahms present to Pep.

November 11, 2016 / 4 Comments

“Carlo needs to work smart, not hard” – Martí Perarnau on Bayern and his new book

Bridge over troubled midfield: Alonso’s issues

Saturday afternoon in Munich: FC Bayern passes the ball along their defensive line. Ahead of them: an area of maybe ten square metres, occupied by Xabi Alonso. Hoffenheim keeps this area open to then attack the routinier and put him under pressure. He gets the ball. He loses the ball. The public image of Xabi Alonso […]

November 7, 2016 / 1 Comments

Bridge over troubled midfield: Alonso’s issues

Kingsley Coman – A career defining season

After a very promising first year in Munich and some highlights during the Euros, Kingsley Coman currently seems to have problems with adapting to the new role of the Bayern wingers under Ancelotti. How did his role change and how does it affect his possible future at Bayern? At the end of the 2015 summer […]

November 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Kingsley Coman – A career defining season

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