Bayern Thread

poet11

Oh and tits.
I doubt Alexis would go to Atletico. Whats the point. They aren't doing anything after selling Griezmann. Rather stay in London and earn a shit load of money. I can only see PSG, Bayern or Juve really tempting him with money and a chance to win.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Bayern won't pay him what he wants, as you say. Shattering the wage scale ruins Bayern. They did it for Gotze and lost Kroos.
 

chygry

Starting XI
You guys got James on such a bargain deal, take care of him! One reason to start following Bayern matches this season.

Hopefully he'll return to his Real Madrid 2014/15 form under Ancelotti again. Scoring awesome golazos and right, his passing range is unbelievable as well. Equal to Thiago's when used right. Although he's always incredible when playing for Colombia.
 

WhoDaWhat

Club Supporter
sacking your manger after a poor performance in a GROUP game is madness.
Even we didn't sack Rafa right after the clasico.
Hoeneß is more crazier than Perez i guess???
 

darthusa

Club Supporter
sacking your manger after a poor performance in a GROUP game is madness.
Even we didn't sack Rafa right after the clasico.
Hoeneß is more crazier than Perez i guess???
It's not only the group game.. last year they didnt win Bundesliga with 20 points like they did with Guardiola, also lost to dortmund in DFB Pokal in semi finals, and they got knocked out in CL at Quarter Finals..
Not like it matters, but they also had a very very weak summer, and yet they are struggling in Bundesliga
so overall they didnt play that beautiful, successful football like they did with Guardiola or Heynckes
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
The team has gotten worse and worse under Ancelotti. This was merely the final straw. He has alienated several key players who hate him not to mention Lewandowski who speaks against the club like he never did before. The organization is complete shit; last year there was a bit of Pep's positional game left, this season it is all gone and the players are clueless in this non-system. It isn't one game. It was last season when we got eliminated in the first knockout stage. It is the draw to Wolfsburg, the ass whooping to Hoffenheim. The lack of any kind of organization at all. Very telling that it wasn't just Ancelotti that was sacked, but his entire management team including fitness coaches. Seems Clement had a big impact on Ancelotti and not the other way around. He had to go. The dropoff from Pep to Carlo was massive and things were not getting better. The slide has been constant and consistent since Carlo took over. We had no chance in the Bundesliga this season under Ancelotti.
 

chygry

Starting XI
The team has gotten worse and worse under Ancelotti. This was merely the final straw. He has alienated several key players who hate him not to mention Lewandowski who speaks against the club like he never did before. The organization is complete shit; last year there was a bit of Pep's positional game left, this season it is all gone and the players are clueless in this non-system. It isn't one game. It was last season when we got eliminated in the first knockout stage. It is the draw to Wolfsburg, the ass whooping to Hoffenheim. The lack of any kind of organization at all. Very telling that it wasn't just Ancelotti that was sacked, but his entire management team including fitness coaches. Seems Clement had a big impact on Ancelotti and not the other way around. He had to go. The dropoff from Pep to Carlo was massive and things were not getting better. The slide has been constant and consistent since Carlo took over. We had no chance in the Bundesliga this season under Ancelotti.


Maybe Guardiola set the bar too high and now it's complicated for other managers to come up with something similar? Not to forget the team has to learn to play without Ribéry and Robben, both who seem to be slowly phased out. Thank Ancelotti for setting the foundament for that.

Also, I feel bad for James.. He finally got a move he wanted, to play under the manger he excelled the most.. And now he's left to hang in the dry again. I hope Sagnol keeps playing him as much as possible, same with the next manager.

I want all Colombianos to be in the best form possible before the World Cup.. The only position lacking is the midfield.. Carlito Sanchez is always incredible, but there's no Aguilar type of player, and he can be very shoddy and slow at times. Like Carrick for Man United right now..

Also Shifty, you're being too negative. Considering the squad you have you'll win the league no matter what, I think.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Maybe Guardiola set the bar too high and now it's complicated for other managers to come up with something similar? Not to forget the team has to learn to play without Ribéry and Robben, both who seem to be slowly phased out. Thank Ancelotti for setting the foundament for that.

Also, I feel bad for James.. He finally got a move he wanted, to play under the manger he excelled the most.. And now he's left to hang in the dry again. I hope Sagnol keeps playing him as much as possible, same with the next manager.

I want all Colombianos to be in the best form possible before the World Cup.. The only position lacking is the midfield.. Carlito Sanchez is always incredible, but there's no Aguilar type of player, and he can be very shoddy and slow at times. Like Carrick for Man United right now..

Also Shifty, you're being too negative. Considering the squad you have you'll win the league no matter what, I think.

I don't think anyone can leave out James, he looked amazing in his first game with Bayern. I actually disagree about Carlo starting to phase out Robbery; if anything he did not continue with that like Pep had. Last season I didn't see Douglas Costa or Kingsley Coman at all. It was incredibly frustrating. Kimmich got phased out after starting the year white hot; Sanches wasn't given any opportunities at all and when he was, it wasn't in a position for him to succeed. Alaba went from one of the most impressive players in the world to a pretty average left back; Boateng and Hummels seem completely disrespected. Boateng IMO is the best defender in the world, so I thought that was idiotic too.

I also think that 1) a trophy is not guaranteed at all. I have a ton of respect for Bosz and it looks like he and Dortmund are killing it. Neuer may be out for the entire season, which is a HUUUUGE blow and makes it a lot more challenging.

Anyway, it is Heynckes right now, who I think is a good interim appointment. The players obviously respect him a lot and I think he can get them to work hard and at least challenge Dortmund for the league. After that it seems to be Naglesmann. It is a Hoeness appointment after Rummenigge fucked up the Ancelotti hire, so we shall see how that goes.
 

chygry

Starting XI
I don't think anyone can leave out James, he looked amazing in his first game with Bayern. I actually disagree about Carlo starting to phase out Robbery; if anything he did not continue with that like Pep had. Last season I didn't see Douglas Costa or Kingsley Coman at all. It was incredibly frustrating. Kimmich got phased out after starting the year white hot; Sanches wasn't given any opportunities at all and when he was, it wasn't in a position for him to succeed. Alaba went from one of the most impressive players in the world to a pretty average left back; Boateng and Hummels seem completely disrespected. Boateng IMO is the best defender in the world, so I thought that was idiotic too.

I also think that 1) a trophy is not guaranteed at all. I have a ton of respect for Bosz and it looks like he and Dortmund are killing it. Neuer may be out for the entire season, which is a HUUUUGE blow and makes it a lot more challenging.

Anyway, it is Heynckes right now, who I think is a good interim appointment. The players obviously respect him a lot and I think he can get them to work hard and at least challenge Dortmund for the league. After that it seems to be Naglesmann. It is a Hoeness appointment after Rummenigge fucked up the Ancelotti hire, so we shall see how that goes.

Unfortunately I did not fully see the match, but I heard he was great indeed. Grabbed a goal and an assist, plus earned a penalty. Basically had a hand in all three goals. The problem with him is that he doesn't track back so much, though. When you got beaten by PSG some people were blaming James for some goal because he stayed forward ...

Then again the whole lineup was weird. Rather out of form Müller, both Tolisso and Vidal? It clearly showed that you need a regista like Xabi Alonso in midfield controlling things. Rudy has shown promise (surprisingly), but does not have the experience yet. Sagnol used Javi Martinez in midfield again, who's more of a #6, but that was a sign of improvement. Hopefully Heynckes will use him there as well. With Boateng, Hummels and Süle if all are fit there's no need for him in defence.

... Back to James for one thing. So when you have both him and Robben on at the same time it could turn out to be a problem (forwards tracking back). Although Robben has improved a lot in that aspect. So maybe it's a stupid thing to bring out.

Last season? Wasn't Douglas Costa a tad shoddy all season long? Plus he had his issues with the board/management over demanding a new contract, with somebody responding that "he isn't even worth it and tell your agent to shut up" or something. He was great in his first season for like 6-7 months, but then it seemed like the defenders figured him out - he often liked to beat a player with pace and then drill a low cross into the box when it was overcrowded. Someone like Lewy or Müller mostly got to the end of them. In some CL matches he seemed like the only player who could produce something as well, which has to be noted (when you went through against Juve for example).

And Coman.. Wasn't he out for 6 months or something last season? I can't recall whether it was because of an injury or he had some speeding or domestic issues which brought it on.

Renato Sanches looked like a Sunday league footballer playing for Bayern to be fair. Dunno why was that, I don't follow Bayern that closely.

But yes, you're right in most aspects. It seems that the team regressed a bit when it comes to certain stuff.

Also, it seems like most of your problems started when Uli Hoeness came back from prison lol. It was all cool before that.
 

chygry

Starting XI
I've absolutely grown to love watching Bayern lately. The performance against Dortmund was a masterclass. Thiago + James in midfield is mouthwatering.

This time James wasn't as individualistic as he has been normally, and really made things happen as a #10 in the middle of the park. Always available for a pass, and always looking forward. This is so refreshing to see.

This Müller injury could be a blessing in disguise. I hope these kinds of performances continue and he cements his place in the starting XI permanently.

Also the fact that he was playing against a bald manager probably didn't hurt.

Just check the buildup leading to Robben's goal. From Thiago to James who lays it off perfectly and unselfishly to Robben to finish it off with a spectacular curler. He didn't even need to cut in like this.
 


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