Straight Red https://www.straightred.de Blog with analysis on FC Bayern Munich and the German national team Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:02:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 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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Four thoughts on Bayern’s 3:1 win at Mainz https://www.straightred.de/2020/02/mainz-1-3-bayern-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/ https://www.straightred.de/2020/02/mainz-1-3-bayern-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/#comments Sat, 01 Feb 2020 16:23:23 +0000 https://www.straightred.de/?p=713 FC Bayern's run of form has been superb for weeks. A convincing win against Mainz is a great showcase, but the way the team plays also leaves a question mark for the business end of the season.

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Three thoughts on Bayern’s flattening of Schalke https://www.straightred.de/2020/01/bayern-5-0-schalke-bundesliga20-ruckrunde-thoughts/ 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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