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Why it's time for Bayern Munich to end Niko Kovac experiment
09:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munch appointment was a clear experiment. The Bavarians buried their ancient managerial ritual for the Croat. Prior, intermediate knowledge of the game and a playboy physique with kinky hair was grossly insufficient.…

Champions League
Kyiv 2018: Liverpool the new Champions League favourites?
11:30 Tuesday 1st May 2018

After the Champions League semi-final draw, it looked like every team but Bayern Munich would have been pleased. Two European heavyweights were set to contest another battle, renewing the most played tie in the competition’s history.…

Champions League
Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid: what we learned
08:30 Thursday 26th April 2018

Real Madrid inched closer to a third consecutive Champions League trophy when Marco Asensio scores the winner at Allianz Arena in the Champions League semifinal first leg against Bayern Munich. Los Blancos will hold a two-away-goal advantage…

Champions League
Bayern Munich have a score to settle with Real Madrid
10:00 Monday 16th April 2018

The Champions League semifinal draw took place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland. The two favourites for the final were drawn together. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich meet yet again, following last season’s quarterfinal in which…

Champions League
Can Pep Guardiola Conquer Europe Again Without Lionel Messi?
17:22 Thursday 12th April 2018

Pep Guardiola is frequently referenced in discussions regarding the game's greatest coaches. Guardiola has no doubt written his name among the elites in football. Few coaches can match his achievements at club level. He enjoyed…

Bundesliga champions: Bayern Munich rule Germany yet again
09:00 Sunday 8th April 2018

On Saturday, Bayern Munich did what Manchester City could not. Admittedly against lesser competition, die Roten were crowned league champions. In their case, it was for the sixth season in a row and their 28th Bundesliga title in total.…

Premier League
Thomas Tuchel will be perfect for Arsenal
08:30 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Former Borussia Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel has been in the news. The 44-year-old German tactical maestro has been linked to the managerial jobs at Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. He has reportedly shown his interest in moving to The Premier…

Champions League
Why Manchester City can win the Champions League
17:00 Monday 26th March 2018

When Pep Guardiola gets his teams going they become very hard to stop. It happened at Barcelona and Bayern Munich to some extent. He won the Champions League trophy twice in his four-year spell at the Catalan giants, but failed to win…

Champions League
Why Bayern Munich should be Champions League favourites
11:00 Monday 5th March 2018

The Champions League's knockout stages is finally upon us, with the last sixteen round already underway. Some clashes remain delicately poised for the second leg, while others are done and dusted even with the return fixture still…

Bayern Munich’s hegemony limits the Bundesliga
08:30 Saturday 3rd February 2018

All year long, every football fan knows FC Hollywood will win the Bundesliga. The chasing pack don’t have the finances, quality, or political clout to mount a challenge against Bayern Munich. Sixteen points clear despite a dismal start…

European Football
Exclusive: IRAIW reveals footballers' letters to Santa!
09:00 Sunday 24th December 2017

Footballers are no different than fans when it comes to the holidays. No matter their religious persuasion, they get caught up in the festivities. They’re excited and filled with good spirit, except maybe Dani Carvajal. Most can’t…

3 things to watch during midweek UEFA Champions League encounters
13:00 Tuesday 17th October 2017

Champions League matchday three takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. While there are interesting matches eagerly awaited, the focus here is on the context surrounding some of Europe's top teams. Some European teams face pivotal contests this…

Key areas Jupp Heynckes must address at Bayern Munich
15:30 Thursday 12th October 2017

Jupp Heynckes is back at Bayern Munich and everyone expects some sort of radical change. But what exactly should the 72-year-old tweak to resurrect the Bavarians' ailing fortunes? A lot has changed since Jupp Heynckes steered Bayern to that…

Bundesliga Kick Off Marked 300th Appearance For Schweinsteiger
09:29 Tuesday 13th August 2013

Bastian Schweinsteiger took to the field on Friday evening for the 300th time in his club career. Before the kick off the all-action midfielder was awarded a player-of-the-year gong in front of the giant crown in the Allianz Arena. Bayern were…

European Football
Bayern Munich Tipped For Champions League Glory
12:10 Thursday 23rd May 2013

The Champions League Final takes centre stage on Saturday with fierce Bundesliga rivals, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich locking horns in the confines of the magnificent Wembley Stadium in the competition's first ever all German final.…