Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 27 Preview and Uli Hesse

Join Matt Hermann and Terry Duffelen as they break down the latest news, including the comings and goings at Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig.

They also look ahead to the resumption of the Bundesliga this Easter weekend, including the match formerly known as der Klassiker..

There is also an extended interview with celebrated Bundesliga writer Uli Hesse who talks about Leipzig, Thomas Tuchel Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 26 Preview & UCL Review

This week, Nik Wildhagen and Terry Duffelen are joined by Kirsten Schlewitz who is making her Talking Fussball debut. Together the reflect on Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund’s UEFA Champions League exit and look forward to Matchday 26 in the Bundesliga.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 21 Preview, BVB and Hertha BSC

This week on Talking Fussball Extra, BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt was joined by the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen to mull over the latest happenings from the Bundesliga.

Top of the agenda was the contract extension of Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus – did this new deal mean he’s at BVB “for good”?
Then, there’s an interview by TFE’s very own Matt Herrmann with Joern Meyn, the Hertha beat writer for the Berliner Morgen Post about all things…Hertha – find out what  was wrong between former coach Jos Luhukay and USMNT international John Anthony Brooks along with other changes that new coach Pal Dardai has made since taking over from Luhukay.
And as ever, Archie and Nik previewed Matchday 21 of the Bundesliga, casting a careful eye in particular over the Rhein Derby as Cologne travel to Gladbach, on Karneval weekend no less, “Medicine against Motoring” as Leverkusen face Wolfsburg and the clash between the two most unlikely “in-form” teams – Werder Bremen against Augsburg.
Add to that your questions and our ongoing Bundesliga prediction game and you have this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.
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Talking Fussball Extra Episode 21 – World Club Cup, Hinründe reflections and Matchday 17 Preview

With Matt and Nik on holiday it falls to Archie Rhind-Tutt to take up the reins and host our final pod of the Hinründe with Terry Duffelen and regular of the Monday edition of the pod, Bernie Reeves who flew over to London especially to record the podcast… no really.

Together the chaps reflect upon Bayern’s World Club Cup exploits, discuss the coaching conundrums at Schalke 04 and Hannover 89 and preview the final match day before we all break up for Christmas.

Compliments of the Season from all at Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 19 – DFB Pokal, 2.Bundesliga + Matchday 15 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show, returns under the temporary guidance of Jon Hartley. Alongside him are Niklas Wildhagen and Archie Rhind-Tutt, to review the DFB Pokal, talk the 2.Bundesliga and preview Matchday 15 in the Bundesliga.

Also on the show, Pep Guardiola’s post-match thoughts after the cup.

All that and more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 19 – Matchday 14 Reactions + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by the TF’s own ‘Magische Dreieck’ of Jon, Bernie and Alex to break down a curious Matchday 14 before previewing the upcoming DFB Pokal ties?

Was 1899 Hoffenheim’s eight-goal thriller with Sv Werder Bremen the best game of the season so far? Wherein lie 1. FC Nürnberg’s greatest problems in terms of trying to seek out their first win of the season? Were Dortmund somewhat fortunate to walk away with all three points from their encounter with 1. FSV Mainz 05? What do FC Bayern München and Star Wars have in common and which DFB Pokal tie boasts the greatest upset potential?

Plus find out about Talking Fussball exclusive competition, which could see you get your hands on a copy of Tor! The Story of German Football, signed by the author Uli Hesse! Click here for more details of how you could win.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 19!

Talking Fussball Competition – Win a signed copy of Tor! The Story of German Football

To enter our competition to win a signed copy of Uli Hesse’s superb (revised and updated version) of Tor! The Story of German Football, you need to guess which one of these Borussia Dortmund shirts is Uli’s favourite.

A: 1989
B: 1997
C: 2012

Leave your answer as a comment on the competition post on our Facebook page (give us a ‘like’ while you’re there) and we will pick a name at random from the correct answers. Entries close on Wednesday 11, December at 17:00 CET.

Good luck!

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Talking Fussball Extra Episode 18 – Champions League reaction and Matchday 14 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra is back with Matt Herrmann in the chair and ably assisted by Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen ruminating on a decidedly mixed bag of Champions League results. Aiding them is special guest Ryland James of AFP to discuss the performance of the Bundesliga teams in the Champions League and forecast who might be competing on the European stage next season.

As usual we’ll also be looking ahead to the forthcoming set of fixtures in the Bundesliga, including Schalke v Stuttgart and Wolfsburg v HSV.


Talking Fussball Extra Episode 17 – England v Germany review, Uli Hesse + Der Klassiker

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back, with host Matt Hermann, Terry Duffelen and Nilkas Wildhagen to sort the wheat from the chaff of Germany’s friendly at Wembley against England. There is reaction from Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Hamburg’s Marcel Jansen at the result, and the German national team is also one of the topics covered in this week’s in-depth interview.

Esteemed author Uli Hesse joins the pod to bring his views on Germany’s recent friendlies, Joachim Löw, as well as the up-coming show down between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

That Dortmund versus Bayern clash is also the focus of the podcast’s preview of Matchday 13.

All that and more, on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.


Talking Fussball Extra Episode 16 – Talking Tactics + The International Friendlies

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with host Matt Hermann at the helm. He is joined by his trusty pundit panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, to preview the up-coming German national team clash with Italy. They are helped out by tactics supremo Michael Cox, from the essential Zonal Marking website, with his view on the German team.

There are also plenty of Bundesliga news for the podcast panel to sink their teeth into, including injuries to Bastian Schweinsteiger and Neven Subotic and the new shirt of the German national team.

All that and more on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.