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FC Bayern Munich
February 28, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 02/28/2012

After taking a battering from the press, the supporters and each other, Bayern Munich got back in business on Sunday afternoon comprehensively defeating Schalke 2-0 in a match that subdued the trophy-less, end-of-the-world scenario that most people had started to think was likely. It would seem, Chicken Little, that the sky isn't falling after all.

Well, at least not yet.

February 25, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 02/25/2012

It has taken me a few days to settle down enough to be able to write about the 1-0 loss away to Basel on Wednesday. My snap judgement was to pound furiously away on my keyboard- seeing red- and just be angry at my club, the players and life in general. Instead, I took my anger out on my liver (something needed to be punished!) and got gloriously inebriated. And by "gloriously", I mean "belligerently".

February 20, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 02/20/2012

Rather unfortunately for me, I was forced to watch the replay of the Freiburg - Bayern debacle, as I couldn't find a suitable stream live for the first half of that sorry excuse for a football match. Or should I say that just the first half was certainly sorry? The second half was definitely better, but still not enough to beat Bundesliga bottom-dwellers Freiburg.

February 17, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 02/17/2012

...ist vor dem Spiel. Translated in to English it means: After the match is before the match. And, never has this been more true for Bayern Munich. We are starting a run of nine games in five weeks including the Champions League tie with FC Basel and a DFB Pokal semi-final match at Moenchengladbach.

February 10, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 02/10/2012

The 1 - 1 draw with Hamburger SV and the 0 - 2 DFB Pokal match win at Stuttgart are showing that Bayern, once again, are on the up-swing after a wholly disappointing start to this season's Rueckrunde. It was never a matter of having quality personnel, but rather having said personnel in the right positions. A lot of people are saying Bayern plays better without Arjen Robben, but I don't find that necessarily to be the case. After all, most of those same people were clamoring for Arjen's return from groin injury and Thomas Mueller to be benched.

February 3, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 02/03/2012

The transfer window, though ultimately stagnant for Bayern Munich, was not without our particular brand of FC Hollywood drama. Danijel Pranjic and Franck Ribery have both publicly voiced their displeasure with January's lack-of-outcome.

February 1, 2012
Posted by Susie Schaaf on 02/01/2012

Hello, February! The transfer window has come and gone, and Christian Nerlinger wasn't lying: Nobody came and nobody went. The closest things Bayern has to new signings are the imminent arrival of Arjen Robben's third child, and of course, all of us: Bayern's 12th men. Pfffft.