Bundesliga MD 30 – Schalke stomp BVB in Revierderby, Frankfurt fold after Kovac agrees to join Bayern

Dortmund’s dreams of overhauling the Royal Blues with a win in Gelsenkirchen were dashed in style on Match Day 30 – Tedesco’s boys walked off the Veltins Arena pitch with a 2-0 win and a tight grip on second place.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich decided Niko Kovac is the man to lead them come summer when Jupp Heynckes puts himself out to pasture. Matt catches up with Kit Holden in Berlin for an extended chat on these two juicy topics…as well as much more from MD30. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

TF Fantasy MD30 preview – tips for the home stretch, Revierderby preview

The Bundesliga heads into the final five games this weekend as Schalke and Dortmund get set to intensify their battle for second place on a head-to-head basis. Hamburg and Cologne travel to Sinsheim and Berlin, respectively, to see if their improbable hopes of staving off relegation can come true.

This week it’s Flo and Abel in the fantasy house, considering all the line-up issues and form hot streaks that will take your team to the top. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Bundesliga MD 29 – Bayern snatch a sixth straight title, Hamburg shock Schalke

This past weekend, the most surprising thing happened: Hamburger Sportverein took down the (recently) mighty FC Schalke 04. As if to tip the scales back into balance, the least surprising thing happened as well as FC Bayern München claimed the Bundesliga title for the sixth year in a row.

Matt and Abel are back to break Match Day 29 down, including Dortmund’s warm-up act for the big Revierderby next week, Hoffenheim’s missed opportunity in Frankfurt, and which relegation-threatened teams should be most apprehensive as they head into the final five. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

TF Fantasy MD29 preview – Relegation rumbles and squad rotation headaches

Florian Reinecke, the Fantasy God, flies solo this week as JT tries his hand at some next-level sports betting in Las Vegas. He’s got advice for all your MD29 needs, including which players will respond to the pressures of the fight against the drop, and which players will make it on the pitch in the first place (for Bayern, who are concentrating on the Champions League). Enjoy!

Bundesliga MD28 – BVB the victim in Klassiker massacre at Bayern, Hoffenheim still climbing

If Peter Stöger was looking to dispel the myth that his Dortmund team was defensively sound, a six-nil stomping in Munich was an emphatic way to do it. The result propels Bayern into their Champions League date with Sevilla with wind in their sails, and leaves BVB vulnerable to being overtaken as they enter a tricky set of fixtures.

Matt and Abel get a jump on match day 28 analysis, chewing over all the Klassiker fallout, the steady rise of Hoffenheim and much much more. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

TF Fantasy MD28 lowdown – BVB’s rough schedule, late season bargains

The international break is history and the Bundesliga is back – so too is TF Fantasy.

Listen in as JT and Flo tell you what they’ve learned from the recent past and how to apply it to your immediate future on MD28. Does Dortmund’s coming tricky stretch (Bayern, Stuttgart, Schalke, Leverkusen) mean you should lay off black-and-yellow reinforcement to your team? Which teams were most hurt by injury in the most recent set of friendlies? Is Christian Pulisic set to be a Banker or a Bandwagon Denied in the coming weeks? Find out on TF Fantasy! Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

A quick international break update before the Bundesliga returns

Like TF, The Bundesliga’s been away…but we’re almost back! Germany have been in action,  and so too have Thomas Tuchel’s representatives in the star coach’s search for a new gig. Matt’s here with a quick update to tide you over for TF Fantasy later this week.

Bundesliga MD27 – Bayern go bust in Leipzig, Löw leaves out BVB stars for friendlies

ALERT! ALERT! FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN HAVE LOST IN THE BUNDESLIGA! To mark that unusual event in Leipzig, Susie Schaaf of Miasanrot drops by to talk about the Rekordmeister’s present and future.

Matt also engages her in an extended discussion of Germany’s squad ahead of two prestige friendlies against Spain and Brazil – games in which some decisions on who makes the plane to Russia might well get made. Susie also introduces us to the latest project she’s involved in: The Short Pass. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

 

TF Fantasy MD27 tips – Striking advice for the run-in

Ever think “WWSHDIHPOFB?” (What would Steven Hawking do if he played Official Fantasy Bundesliga?) Maybe not, but JT has – he and Flo chew it over on an episode that zooms in on the Bundesliga’s top goal-getters.

Yes it’s striker week on #TFFantasy, where you’ll get the boys’ thoughts on who’ll serve your team best up front in the run-in, along with the accustomed range of bankers, watchlist wonders, and fantasy facepalms. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Bundesliga MD 26 – Titz the cure for what ails Hamburg after Bayern battering, Michy saves BVB’s bacon again

It’s basically a done deal – Hamburg are going down. This week’s two-part reset-button smash on either side of a 6-0 hiding at the hands of Bayern proves the club knows it too. Listen in as Matt and Abel go deep on the team the elegantly named Christian Titz is taking over as interim coach. (The two could just as easily have talked about Cologne’s sense of impending doom – unfortunately, they hadn’t yet lost to Bremen when the pod recorded.)

Also plenty of talk on Dortmund’s Dusel in winning against Eintracht, the doldrums of the foals, Franck Ribery’s renaissance weekend, and much much more. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.