Straight Red https://www.straightred.de Blog with analysis on FC Bayern Munich and the German national team Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:23:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Three thoughts on Bayern’s flattening of Schalke https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/bayern-5-0-schalke-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/ https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/bayern-5-0-schalke-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/#respond Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:22:57 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=706 Are you not entertained? FC Bayern offered a monstrous performance to flatten Schalke with a choice of tactical formation that once was seen as incompatible.

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Five thoughts on Bayern’s 4:0 win at Hertha https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/herthabsc-0-4-bayern-thoughts/ https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/herthabsc-0-4-bayern-thoughts/#comments Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:22:30 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=694 FC Bayern München earned all three points against Hertha BSC on Sunday with a performance that is less comfortable than the final score suggests.

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How Alphonso Davies earned a starting spot at Bayern – and the fans’ hearts https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/how-alphonso-davies-earned-a-starting-spot-at-bayern-and-the-fans-hearts/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:35:49 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=672 Bayern fans named Alphonso Davies as the club's Player of the Month in December. Here's why - and how - Phonzie has skyrocketed to the fans' hearts - and the teamsheet.

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The many question marks with the Alexander Nübel transfer https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/the-many-question-marks-with-the-alexander-nubel-transfer/ https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/the-many-question-marks-with-the-alexander-nubel-transfer/#comments Sun, 05 Jan 2020 15:29:44 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=658 Bayern announced the signing of Alexander Nübel. The club intend to settle the matter of succeeding Manuel Neuer. What are the implications of this move?

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Five wishes for Bayern in 2020 https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/five-wishes-bayern2020/ https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/five-wishes-bayern2020/#comments Sat, 04 Jan 2020 13:15:57 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=643 FC Bayern have gone through a rough patch and a nice recovery earlier this season, but three trophies are still up for grabs and challenges remain. Here are five no-nonsense wishes for the club in 2020.

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Four calamities that damage Bayern’s rebuilding effort https://www.straightred.de/2019/12/four-calamities-damage-bayern-rebuilding/ Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:39:25 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=615 FC Bayern München are hardly going through a crisis by 99% of football clubs' terms. However, a spoiled organisation and fanbase are soul-searching at present, and failing.

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Serge Gnabry is Germany’s most in-form player. Deal with it. https://www.straightred.de/2019/11/serge-gnabry-is-germanys-most-in-form-player-deal-with-it/ Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:47:07 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=606 It is no small feat to be voted FC Bayern’s player of the season in your maiden campaign. Serge Gnabry took München by storm in 2018-19 and has picked up where he left off in ...

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With Kovač gone, Bayern still have 98 problems https://www.straightred.de/2019/11/bayern-munich-niko-kovac-fired-98-problems/ https://www.straightred.de/2019/11/bayern-munich-niko-kovac-fired-98-problems/#comments Sun, 03 Nov 2019 20:41:28 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=600 FC Bayern München have parted ways with Niko Kovač as the head coach. With Hansi Flick in charge on an interim basis, many problems remain.

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Is Niko Kovač’s credit running out at FC Bayern München? https://www.straightred.de/2019/10/is-niko-kovacs-credit-running-out-at-fc-bayern-munchen/ Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:04:30 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=578 After a confident pre-season and start to 2019-20, Bayern are now plagued with doubts about their football. Niko Kovač is at the centre of the uncertainty. Is the Croat pushing his luck? However you look ...

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Weak Germany bound to fail at the next Euro? https://www.straightred.de/2019/10/estonia-germany-euro-qualifiers-analysis/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:35:31 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=571 The German national team is in appalling state. Three goals scored against Estonia (two on deflections) in Euro qualifiers on Sunday evening change nothing to that.

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