FC Bayern München

Suck it up, Bayern are in a rebuilding phase – – Football Article

Vocal Bayern fans want heads to roll, starting with head coach Niko Kovač’s, because the team has suffered four defeats this season. They are all blind to a transition and rebuilding phase. There are no scientific polls to gauge what percentage of the Bayern fan base is complaining about the team’s results. However, those who see Kovač as personally responsible for a decline in performance are impossible to ignore, whether at a fan club or online. Hideous comparisons I will…

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Bayern Munich – VFB Stuttgart Preview – – Football Article

Bayern Munich will be hoping to keep pressure on Borussia Dortmund by taking all three points when die Roten face VFB Stuttgart on Sunday. Bayern cruised comfortably to a 3-0 win in the pair’s last meeting. The Bavarians are unbeaten in their nine games since a 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund. Despite 19 goals from Robert Lewandowski, the team has been short on goal production. Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben the next-highest scorers with five each. Niko Kovac can find…

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Adventures at the “Jahreshauptversammlung” – – Football Article

From abroad, the Bundeslia’s 50+1 rule world leaves many a mouth watering, especially from here in the U.S., a land of sports franchises, portly serving of nachos, $10 beers, pulsing entertainment music filling every second of downtime, and old fart team owners. Take the commonly fetishized (at least by me) fact that Bundesliga locals in Germany “own” their clubs (i.e. their ownership stake is at least 51%), sit on club boards, and attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM or die Jahreshauptversammlung),…

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Kovac and Bayern triumphant in return to Frankfurt – – Football Article

FC Bayern’s Niko Kovac returned to Frankfurt for his first Bundesliga match since making the offseason move to Munich. Just like in the Supercup, the Bavarians were strong in all components in Frankfurt and came out 3-0 winners. Franck Ribéry proved to be the man of the night, netting a goal in both halves. Rafinha added a late goal when his cross was too strong for Robert Lewandowski, but found the back of the net anyways. Though the Eagles were…

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