1. Carlo Ancelotti Can Give Pep Guardiola's Pretty Bayern Munich a Sharper Edge

    "I would say that Bayern have never played more beautifully than under Pep," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge , Bayern Munich CEO, per Welt am Sonntag (h/t Sport Bild ; in German)...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 12 hours ago 994 reads 2 comments

  2. Bayern Munich's Tactical Tweak Flicks Switch On Thomas Muller

    What do you get if you add four, two, three and one? A 3-1 win, it seems. For the first time since taking over at Bayern Munich in the summer, Carlo Ancelotti abandoned his 4-3-3 ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 3 days ago 5,196 reads 6 comments

  3. The Reasons Behind Robert Lewandowski's Bayern Munich Dip

    Strikers should not be measured on goals alone is the modern-day maxim. The man providing your most significant threat to opponents is supposed to be so much more than an out-and-out goalscorer...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 4 days ago 5,019 reads 9 comments

  4. Picking a Best Bayern Munich XI Using 1 Player of Each Nationality

    Things are not going smoothly for Carlo Ancelotti right now, despite having a wealth of talent at his disposal, so we thought we'd attempt to lighten the mood with a bit of fantasy football, picking a Bayern Munich ultimate XI—with a twist...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 5 days ago 407 reads 0 comments

  5. Pep Was Never Loved in Munich; Ancelotti's Bayern Showing He Should've Been

    It's the line he'd probably like to have back and one that, if Bayern Munich aren't careful, he could struggle to live down. "Bayern will win the Bundesliga without even taking their hands out their pockets," manager Carlo Ancelotti said ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 days ago 10,061 reads 11 comments

  6. Uli Hoeness, the Return of Mr. Bayern Munich Can Only Be Good for the Club

    Prison is supposed to rehabilitate you, to make you see the error of your ways. On Friday, Uli Hoeness promised the more than 7,000 members of Bayern Munich who had just re-elected him as the club's president that he had done so...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 8 days ago 1,958 reads 12 comments

  7. Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

    Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has signed a one-year contract extension at the Allianz Arena to take him into his 11th season at the club...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 9 days ago 1,157 reads 5 comments

  8. Leverkusen Show Carlo Ancelotti Work to Be Done at Bayern Munich

    " Everyone had expected that we wouldn't enjoy a handsome win today, but that we would have to earn it by working ," said goalkeeper Manuel Neuer per Bayern Munich's official website (in German)...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 9 days ago 1,751 reads 7 comments

  9. Leadership, Class and Medals Make Philipp Lahm Ideal for Bayern Munich Boardroom

    "Philipp Lahm is perhaps the most intelligent player I have ever trained in my career. He is at another level...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 10 days ago 1,340 reads 3 comments

  10. Rostov Loss Must Act as a Wake-Up Call for Bayern Munich's Faltering Players

    If you are a Bayern Munich fan, you might want to look away now. "On Wednesday evening, FC Bayern under the aegis of Carlo Ancelotti reached its low point so far: 2-3 in Rostov—a disgrace...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 11 days ago 2,306 reads 30 comments

  11. What's Wrong with Bayern Munich?

    Bayern Munich have had a rough time of late, and their shock defeat to Rostov means they won't finish top of their Champions League group. In the video above, we look at the stats behind the Bundesliga champions' poor form...

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  12. Bayern Munich's David Alaba Is so Much More Than the World's Best Left-Back

    The Alaba family has a habit of coming first; dad George was the first black gardesoldat in the Austrian army, mother Gina is a former Miss Philippines, and then there's David...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 14 days ago 3,087 reads 18 comments

  13. Defeat at Dortmund Shows Work Carlo Ancelotti Still Has at Bayern Munich

    "But it's good for the league. It's what everyone has been wishing for," said Philipp Lahm, per Kicker ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 16 days ago 3,365 reads 19 comments

  14. Where Did It All Go Wrong for Mario Gotze at Bayern Munich?

    When Bayern Munich make the 600-kilometre journey to North Rhine-Westphalia for Der Klassiker with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon, they will find a familiar face there to greet them in the shape of Mario Gotze ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 18 days ago 7,134 reads 12 comments

  15. Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels: The Road to Bayern Munich Via Dortmund

    When Bayern Munich line up at Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park for Saturday's Klassiker in the Bundesliga, the camera will linger for just a little longer on two ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 19 days ago 1,480 reads 6 comments

  16. Joshua Kimmich: The Origins of Bayern Munich's Next Superstar

    Hailing from the German town of Rottweil, the Swabian town that gave its name to the powerful, tenacious dog, perhaps it is little surprise to find those qualities in Joshua Kimmich...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 23 days ago 4,108 reads 7 comments

  17. Kingsley Coman Injury: Bayern Munich Winger Injures Knee, Ankle on France Duty

    Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman will be out until the new year with knee and ankle injuries suffered in training with his national team at their base, Clairefontaine, France...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 24 days ago 867 reads 2 comments

  18. Bayern Munich's Backroom Boys: The Men Behind Carlo Ancelotti

    Two Italians, a pair of Germans and an Englishman might sound like the start of a joke, but the punchline the combination provides at the Allianz Arena is no laughing matter for Bayern Munich's opponents...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 25 days ago 1,096 reads 2 comments

  19. Bayern Munich's Recycled Kit Shows the Club Are Anything but Plastic

    Bayern Munich are the defending German champions—a position they have found themselves in a record 26 times...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 26 days ago 1,010 reads 2 comments

  20. Goal Drought or Return to Normal for Bayern's Raumdeuter Thomas Muller?

    "Muller always plays." The phrase, uttered by Louis van Gaal back in 2010, per Focus (in German), has been true for Thomas Muller since he established himself in the ...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 28 days ago 1,597 reads 13 comments

  21. Unpicking Bayern Munich's Problems at the Back That Could Cost Them Dear

    "We defend as a team" is what you hear from most footballers these days. If that is true, then everyone from Robert Lewandowski down to Manuel Neuer in the Bayern Munich squad needs to be looking at what they are doing wrong...

    Ian Holyman Written by Ian Holyman about 29 days ago 3,266 reads 16 comments