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Complete analysis: 10 players who can replace Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben

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

What the fans say: Nein to false nine

The results of BayernForum.com’s first ever Monthly Poll are in, and while the difference between the two leading options is only slight, one conclusion can be drawn: the fans do not want Bayern to radically change into a strikerless team.

The question asked was: Do you think Bayern have played better with or without Mandžukić this season? 50% of the voters (9 users) said it made no difference, while 44% of the voters (8 users) voted With Mandžukić. Only 1 voter felt that Bayern are better off playing without a real striker. Continue reading

Older Players

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A Complex Business

Almost nothing is straightforward in the world of football. One area which may appear to be relatively simple to the casual observer is that of older players. A closer inspection, however, would lead to the conclusion that there are so many factors involved that quite the opposite is the case – even in a club like Bayern, which has a responsible board that doesn’t buy and sell on a whim. Continue reading

2001: A Space Odyssey

The unfortunate events of the last few seasons have had many nostalgic Bayern fans looking back to better times. Times when the Rekordmeister was raking in the trophies and glory, times when Europe’s finest trembled at the name “Bayern”, times when legends were born. While many have accused the current squad of lacking aggression, winning mentality, hunger and, well, balls, the class of 2001 is now lauded for having those exact same things. Bayern fans today yearn for the days of Kahn, Scholl and Effenberg, despite the abundance of riches that strut their stuff weekly at the Allianz Arena. Below is a little trip back to that magical season of 2000/2001. Continue reading