Many people will agree that he is not ready for a team like Bayern. And maybe they will be right. The team played excellently in the first 7 games, with nothing pointing to the catastrophic weeks afterwards. And this is happening when Jupp left a team that had worked well overall but lacked some important elements. Continue reading
. . . and I’m beginning my work without wasting any time in the summer of 2018.
First of all, I’m not extending the contracts of Robben and Ribery. Continue reading
When you look back at the history of the Bundesliga, and the Champions League, you’ll need to dig incredibly deep to find a duo who have had a greater impact on a club like Robben and Ribery. Franck was once described by none other than Zinedine Zidane as the “Jewel of French football” – just before winning the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. The same year Bayern won the treble. Everything was good in the old days, but this was the situation 5 years ago. In 2018 … Continue reading
Christian Falk is a leading sports journalist working with SPORT-BILD and reporting mainly about FC Bayern and Die Mannschaft. During his long career, Mr. Falk has interviewed a large number of people. This time, we turn the tables on him and make him the interviewee. Users of BayernForum.com have teamed up together to ask Mr. Falk a number of questions regarding his job and more. Continue reading
Following the transfer of Toni Kroos, one of FC Bayern’s top young talents to Real Madrid, a competitor on the European stage, it is worth looking at some of the reasons for his sudden but not entirely unexpected transfer.
Kroos has been an integral part of FC Bayern’s dominance of domestic and World Football, and was a key member of the recent German World Cup win; however there have always been rumours of contract disputes and potential transfers away from Bayern. Continue reading
Christian Nerlinger, Bayern’s general manager since 2010, was replaced last week by Germany and Dortmund legend Matthias Sammer. Despite being in a position that needed guts and authority, Nerlinger was criticized by many for not stamping his authority and for being merely a “yes man” to club president Uli Hoeneß. While the bitter failure of the past two seasons was not directly his fault, someone had to pay the price, so who better than the timid, evasive general manager? Continue reading