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Javi Martinez – Thanks to Bayern Munich, he has Won Everything

Posted on 22 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Moving to Bayern Munich was probably the best thing possible for Javi Martinez. Not just getting recognition as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, but getting a chance to add a lot of silverware to his cabinet at home and honors to his CV, which now includes a domestic championship and cup, the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the European Super Cup and also international titles with Spain – the Euro and the FIFA World Cup. More

Bayern Munich – Mario Götze Has Every Reason to Celebrate

Posted on 24 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

The 3-0 win for Bayern Munich over Borussia Dortmund doesn’t really tell the story of the difference between the two teams, but there’s also no doubt about who’ll end up as the champion in the Bundesliga. On a less serious not, Mario Götze proved just how great of a player he is, and just how dull this trend of not celebrating against ex-teams is becoming. More

Bayern Munich – Javi Martinez Shows Pep Guardiola Makes Mistakes

Posted on 30 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

The arrival of Pep Guardiola to Bayern Munich placed him as some sort of genius arriving into a difficult situation, trying to change too much of a perfect thing. Javi Martinez being left out early on might have been his biggest mistake, but a manager like Guardiola realizes at some point that despite all of his ego, there are some things he shouldn’t let his pride decide on. More

Bayern Munich – Pep Guardiola Trying to Change Too Much & Coming Off as Arrogant

Posted on 5 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Before playing one league match, it seems that Pep Guardiola isn’t enjoying a honeymoon or grace period with the German press, criticizing him already for losing one title for Bayern Munich and trying to change too much from something that worked close to perfectly last season. More

Bayern Munich – Mario Götze & Thiago Alcantara Raise Many Questions

Posted on 15 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s a good chance Bayern Munich are finally done adding players, but the arrivals of Mario Götze & Thiago Alcantara raise a lot of questions regarding the tactics Pep Guardiola is planning to use, and the future use and roles of Javi Martinez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic. More

Bayern Munich – Franck Ribery as the Perfect Team Player

Posted on 2 May, 2013, by in Soccer

One of the more interesting things Bayern Munich have given us in their incredible run this season is the next prototype to the perfect team. One with quite a few talented players, and so-called “stars”, but without the sense of anyone being greater than the collective. Franck Ribery might be the best example of this system, that makes the most of his individual talents while it doesn’t suppress the attacking talent of those around him like Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and others. More

Bayern Munich – The Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 25 Apr, 2013, by in Featured

Building a dominant side such as Bayern Munich have been in 2013 takes more than just an excellent youth system, which is apparent in this squad, but also making quite a few expensive signings over the years, unlike other Bundesliga sides, bringing players like Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez and Arjen Robben for huge sums, totaling at €235.3 million. More

Bayern Munich – Javi Martinez in the Center of a Demolition

Posted on 24 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

Every single player for Bayern Munich did his part, while Manuel Neuer never had to do anything. At the center of everything was Javi Martinez, who completely destroyed the passing game of his opponents, allowing Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger to roam free and create counter attack at a relentless pace. More

4 Reasons Why Bayern Munich Will Win the Champions League

Posted on 23 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

After losing in two Champions League finals over the last three seasons, it looks like Bayern Munich are finally reaching the final stage of the season as the best team in Europe, and the one everyone should be afraid of, partially because they’re no longer a side reliant on the individual abilities of selfish players like Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. More

Bayern Munich – Everything Juventus Still Aren’t

Posted on 11 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

In a season, or two, Juventus would like to be where Bayern Munich are at the moment. A team that’s been running for a few years, and simply getting better with time, without relying too much on a single player. Sure, some, like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery might be a little bit more important than the rest, but unlike the Spanish giants heading into the semifinal, the feeling around Bayern is that of a cohesive unit, peaking at the perfect time. More