In Part 1 of this article I outlined aspects of our play that need to be improved upon and one aspect that needed to be implemented which is counter-attacking. In this part I will talk much more analytically and attempt to combine all the above points into one hopefully impressive tactical system. Continue reading
Disclaimer: This article was written before the poor displays by Bayern in the last few matches and prior to Schweinsteiger’s injury.
All of us love to be armchair managers, whether it is in Football Manager, simply playing FIFA with friends or in nearly every match thread. This is a hypothetical two-part article in which I will attempt to be an armchair manager and ask some core tactical questions that, if implemented, I believe could make us close to being unbeatable in Europe. Continue reading
FC Bayern’s next game is against Hamburg and there might be a problem with the defense. With Daniel van Buyten and Diego Contento injured, Rafinha suspended and Breno unfit; Bayern Munich has only three true defenders available. Barring any injuries, Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber and Jerome Boateng are all sure to start on Saturday. This leaves one problem: who will be the fourth one? We have a few answers, but will any of them provide the team with enough defensive stability come Saturday? Continue reading
Last month, Philipp Lahm said that there are similarities between Barcelona, and the current FC Bayern team. This statement was not without basis, and we can see how Bayern are currently developing in the same way as Barcelona did a decade ago. Continue reading
This aforementioned statement was consistently utilized by Roberto Mancini, the media and even the players when referring to their debut Champions League campaign. They constantly highlighted that although City possessed Champions League experienced players it was their first year in the Champions League as a team. The likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Inter Milan are always highlighted as the cartel of Champions League football, i.e. they all possess this so called asset of “experience” to be consistently successful in this tournament. Continue reading