Player Report Cards - The Final Treble Edition
Here I look at and grade the individual seasons of all Bayern players. Please note that all grades are 1. subjective (that means just my opinion) and 2. relative (that means Weihrauch gets a better grade for 5 goals than Gomez). We end the series with, of course, a treble. 3 in 1: 9 player reports, pure extravaganza. Here’s everything from Claudio Pizarro to Daniel van Buyten.
Player Report Cards - Martinez to Neuer
Here I look at and grade the individual seasons of all Bayern players. Please note that all grades are 1. subjective (that means just my opinion) and 2. relative (that means Weihrauch gets a better grade for 5 goals than Gomez). We continue with what might be the most elite group of all: Javi Martinez, Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer.
Bastian Schweinsteiger Birthday gift! - Project
To all Bastian’s fans:
My friend Hedi and I have come up with the idea to give a little gift to the FC Bayern boss, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and we want all of you to be a part of this project.
We will be in Germany during the summer, and we will meet in München twice and one of those times will be during Bastian’s birthday. Therefore we thought that this would be an amazing opportunity for his fans to reach out to him.
So our idea is to make a nice-fashun book with letters/messages (i.e. birthday wishes + anything you’ve wanted to say to him) from his fans (you) from all around the world, and this project will only be successful if you participate!
We will be delivering it to Bastian personally, so we will make sure he receives the book.
If you want to join this project just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your letter or message. If you want to send a handwritten letter/message please send it in good quality so we can print it. (Don’t forget to add where you come from - and letters cannot be longer than one page)
The languages that we accept for the messages: GERMAN & ENGLISH
Deadline: July 12th
JOIN US AND LET’S MAKE THIS A GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR BASTI, BECAUSE HE DESERVES THIS, AND OF COURSE, SO MUCH MORE!
Please reblog this post and share it with whoever you think may be interested. Again, we can only make this work if you join :)
PS: If you have any suggestions or questions, just leave us a message in our ask boxes, we will be more than happy to answer your questions and your ideas will be taken into consideration.
We never thought we’d be facing this hard moments again with Holger Badstuber. He suffered a second rupture of the cruciate ligaments in his right knee and that will keep him out for another ten more months.
We think Holger needs as much support as he can get at the moment, he is a strong, dedicated man but something to cheer him up would be great. Thats why we are doing a second project for him, to show him that, no matter how long he is going to be away from the pitch, he was our endless support. He is a fighter, and we believe in him.
The project consists in 3 things:
- We are going to make him a letter, from BF but signed for as many fans from all over the world as we can get. For this, we will ned you to send us a small picture of a SHORT handwritten message, with your signature (or name) and your country. Use a white page and black pen or marker so its easier for us to add it to the letter! Examples:
- When we think of Holger, we think of him using a cap. So we are going to make him a cap! Like the ones he always wears, but with a big “BF” in the front, from us to him. So he remembers that he has fans that will always support him.
- A video! Of fans from all over the world showing him support. The video will be included inside a usb that along the rest of the things that will be delivered. Record yourself saying “Get well soon Badstuber” in YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE. So he knows the support is from all over the world.
Again, our lovely Hadiya who helped us delivering the book at Doha on January, will be helping us! She is travelling to Munchen in the summer and she offered herself to deliver everything.
The deadline is June 20th. You can start sending us your material to: email@example.com
YO SEXIES, I hope we don't lose David Alaba. Has this been reported anywhere credible or just a silly blog rumour?
Silly blog rumor. It’s said that Arsenal want to buy an “unsettled” David Alaba from Bayern - offering him the midfield position he wants.
We’re just gonna sit back and laugh and not bother with it because he just won the treble - why would he move to a club that can’t win a trophy to save their lives?
Player Report Cards - Kroos to Mandzukic
Here I look at and grade the individual seasons of all Bayern players. Please note that all grades are 1. subjective (that means just my opinion) and 2. relative (that means Weihrauch gets a better grade for 5 goals than Gomez). This edition features three of this season’s regulars: Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm and Mario Mandzukic.
Player Report Cards - Gomez to Højbjerg
Here I look at and grade the individual seasons of all Bayern players. Please note that all grades are 1. subjective (that means just my opinion) and 2. relative (that means Weihrauch gets a better grade for 5 goals than Gomez). This time we’re talking about three guys who only have the alphabetical proximity in common: Mario Gomez, Luiz Gustavo and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
BILD interview with Franck
BILD: Monsieur Ribéry, the fans are dying to know: when will you extend your contract (still 2 years left on the current one) with Bayern until 2017?
FR: We talked it all through. And a yes from me is a yes! We don’t actually need it on paper. But of course it has to be signed and that’s happening at the next opportunity. There’s isn’t much of a rush.
BILD: Does the new contract make the treble season perfect for you personally?
FR: Yes, I’m happier than I’ve ever been. In my private life as well. Why should I go anywhere else where I might be unhappy? When I finish my career here some day, then I want to do it like a Grand Seigneur. With a farewell match like Mehmet Scholl had.
BILD: Like him, you are championship winner, cup winner and CL winner. With the difference that you achieved all this in one season.
FR: Championship and cup winner I’ve been twice already but to win the Champions League on top of that - that’s the biggest of all.
BILD: Describe it for us…
FR: My compatriot Zinedine Zidane congratulated me. Before the final, I talked to Eric Abidal on the phone. He said: “That’s your trophy, go and get it! It’s an incomparable feeling.”
BILD: And was it?
FR: I wanted to laugh, wanted to cry. Everything at the same time, it was a jumble of emotions. My life, my career passed me like a movie. I saw myself play in France’s 3rd league, saw me work with my father in road construction. Our family never had much money, we lived in a small apartment. Two, three people in one room. My father, amateur footballer, worked his ass off for us. When I handed him the CL trophy in London, we both cried.
BILD: You took the trophy to bed with you. Did your wife Wahiba like that?
FR: She said: “You’re crazy!” We made funny pictures via selftimer: my wife, the trophy and I in bed. Those pictures better stay private though (laughs). Afterwards, we put the trophy in front of the bed. It’s unbelievable to finally have won it. The CL trophy is the proof that I’m a big player. And I play for a big team that wrote history. You know what makes me proud?
BILD: Tell us.
FR: I was captain three times, that motivated me even more. And when Jupp Heynckes subbed off Schweinsteiger and Lahm in Barcelona, Lahm came to me right away and gave me the badge. A small gesture that had the biggest meaning to me. I told Lahm so.
BILD: 2012 during the halftime break in the semi final against Madrid, you slapped Robben in the heat of the moment. Now you played two deciding passes to him in the Wembley final. If you two hadn’t made up, Bayern might not have won the CL. How is your relationship these days?
FR: We talked a lot. I said: “It doesn’t matter who scores the goal”. This isn’t the FC Ribéry nor is it the FC Robben. It’s about FC Bayern, only together we can be successful. That was our big strength this season: the cohesion as a team. Robben changed his way of playing, he works a lot for the team now.
BILD: You too helped a lot defensively. And yet you were still strong offensively. Do you have a secret?
FR: Everyone of us put in more work after last year’s shock. I myself feel like this was the best season of my career. I’m fitter than ever before. That’s Jupp Heynckes’ training. But I also trained on my free days, I ran on my own on the trainings ground and went to the sauna afterwards. And I often slept in the afternoon.
BILD: When will your push-up duel with Matthias Sammer take place that you planned in case of a CL win?
FR: He just has to say when. I’m ready at all times - and here for many more years (laughs).
Player Report Cards - Can to Dante
Here I look at and grade the individual seasons of all Bayern players. Please note that all grades are 1. subjective (that means just my opinion) and 2. relative (that means Weihrauch gets a better grade for 5 goals than Gomez). Today we continue with the second
treble triplet: Emre Can, Diego Contento and Dante.
Player Report Cards - Alaba to Boateng
Here I look at and grade the individual seasons of all Bayern players. Please note that all grades are 1. subjective (that means just my opinion) and 2. relative (that means Weihrauch gets a better grade for 5 goals than Gomez). Going through the squad alphabetically, we begin with the first three: David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and Jerome Boateng.