Straight Red https://www.straightred.de Blog with analysis on FC Bayern Munich and the German national team Sat, 30 May 2020 18:18:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Final whistle: Bayern’s state of the art defense https://www.straightred.de/2020/05/bayern-fortuna-bundesliga20-final-whistle/ https://www.straightred.de/2020/05/bayern-fortuna-bundesliga20-final-whistle/#comments Sat, 30 May 2020 18:18:38 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=809 How versatile and powerful can FC Bayern's defense be? Saturday's win against Fortuna Düsseldorf showed that the club got even more than it bargained in the summer of 2019.

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Throw-in: Bayern’s dominance and others’ lack of mentality https://www.straightred.de/2020/05/throw-in-bayern-dominance/ https://www.straightred.de/2020/05/throw-in-bayern-dominance/#comments Wed, 27 May 2020 16:03:28 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=785 Seven Bundesliga titles in a row. Seven points ahead of Dortmund with six matches to go in 2020. Are FC Bayern unfairly crushing the competition at home?

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Four talking points on Bayern’s win over Dortmund https://www.straightred.de/2020/05/dortmund-0-1-bayern-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/ Tue, 26 May 2020 18:28:11 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=774 FC Bayern win, but so does German football. The 1:0 win against Borussia Dortmund was just what the Bundesliga needed to demonstrate its quality.

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Four talking points on Bayern’s shelling of Frankfurt https://www.straightred.de/2020/05/bayern-5-2-frankfurt-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/ Sat, 23 May 2020 18:22:07 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=767 Not too bad, eh? FC Bayern have returned to form with a mostly dominant and convincing 5:2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt that righted the wrong in many ways.

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All eyes on the Bundesliga – with cautious optimism https://www.straightred.de/2020/05/all-eyes-bundesliga-cautious-optimism/ Mon, 18 May 2020 21:00:12 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=758 This weekend marked the return of the Bundesliga after a two-month break. The world set its eyes on Germany as the first major sporting league in the world dipped entered the realm of socially distanced competition.

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How Bayern and German football can exit the corona crisis https://www.straightred.de/2020/04/bayern-german-football-exit-coronavirus-crisis/ Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:58:35 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=748 German football needs solidarity, and action on the pitch, to save its soul. Why the action must resume as soon as it's safe.

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The dominos are in place as football faces the Coronavirus https://www.straightred.de/2020/03/dominos-in-place-football-coronavirus/ Fri, 13 Mar 2020 06:00:23 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=737 Games and leagues are taking increasingly drastic measures to do their bit in containing the Coronavirus pandemic. The effects will put the sporting world's logistical capacity to an excruciating test.

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Four thoughts on Bayern’s big win at Köln https://www.straightred.de/2020/02/koln-1-4-bayern-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/ Sun, 16 Feb 2020 16:21:08 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=731 FC Bayern are on a roll. A largely dominant win at FC Köln shows signs of brilliance but it conceals second-half problems that pop out too often.

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Four thoughts on Bayern’s Pokal victory over Hoffenheim https://www.straightred.de/2020/02/four-thoughts-on-bayerns-pokal-victory-over-hoffenheim/ Wed, 05 Feb 2020 21:44:44 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=725 Bayern and Hoffenheim offered defensive horrorshows in the DFB-Pokal. It was only the Bavarians' scoring credentials that saw them through.

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Why Jürgen Klopp’s stand against an FA Cup replay is important https://www.straightred.de/2020/02/why-jurgen-klopps-stand-against-an-fa-cup-replay-is-important/ Mon, 03 Feb 2020 21:28:42 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=721 Jürgen Klopp made headlines when he announced Liverpool would field a U23 side in their FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury. Is Kloppo right in making a daring point against overloaded scheduling?

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