Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup MD2

The Talking Fussball boys are back! Matt Hermann, Bernie Reeves and Nik Wildhagen break down Germany’s stumble against Ghana, as well as mull over the challenge ahead for Jogi’s Truppe, who face a tricky Group G finale against the USA. (Or will they? The ghosts of Gijon are swirling…)

Nik also catches up with one of our favourite guests, @TobiasEscher of Spielverlagerung.de, who, as usual, has been thinking things out tactically and fills us in on his thoughts as to what went wrong for Germany v. Ghana as well as how the Jungs should prepare for Klinsi and the USMNT.

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup MD1

Germany got off to a flying start at the 2014 World Cup, and so too have the Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show boys. Matt Hermann rounds up Nik Wildhagen and Bernie Reeves to break down die Nationalmannschaft‘s big win over Portugal, as well as discuss the team’s prospects against the beaten (though very game) Ghana in the next match day in Group G.

The gang also take on the matter of a gentleman’s honour (w/r/t how much one can exaggerate after being clumsily fouled by Pepe), as well as share their tops and flops among Bundesliga players over the tournament’s first few days.

So get listening to Talking Fussball Extra’s World Cup Update!

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup Preview

Following a near month-long hiatus, Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to bring you a 2014 FIFA World Cup preview focusing specifically on Joachim Löw and the Nationalmannschaft as they go into Group G set to take on Portugal, Ghana and the USA.

Has Joachim Löw got a squad at his disposal capable of meeting expectations of both the media and the fans? Where are Germany at their weakest and strongest? Could selecting just one out-and-out striker prove to be the downfall for Germany? Will the golden generation fall just short again? How big a loss is Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus and can they get off on the right foot in the World Cup opener against the Portuguese?

All this and more on the first episode of Talking Fussball: The 2014 World Cup Edition!

Talking Fussball Episode 38 – Matchday 34 Review + Season Recap

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to mourn the end of the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign as James is joined by Alex and Jon to wrap up both Matchday 34’s results as well as provide an assessment of each of the 18 club’s seasons.

What on earth has gone on at 1. FSV Mainz 05 concerning head coach Thomas Tuchel? How immanent is the threat of extinction for Bundesliga dinosaurs Hamburger SV going into the relegation play-off? Could either 1. FC Nürnberg or Eintracht Braunschweig make an immediate return to the top-flight? How well represented will Germany be in the European competitions next season? How do FC Bayern München resemble Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka system and did Borussia Dortmund take a step forward in 2013/14?

Elsewhere Sal catches up with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Alexander Meier while the pundits delve into their bottomless pit of end-of-season awards. It’s Episode 38 of Talking Fussball and it’s not to be missed!

Talking Fussball Episode 37 – Matchday 33 Review

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to delve headfirst into the weekend’s Bundesliga action as James and Alex break down the penultimate Matchday of the 2013/14 campaign with the battles at either end of the table set to go down to the wire.

Is sheer luck going to see Hamburger SV retain their Bundesliga status? Have Eintracht Braunschweig thrown away their only chances of causing an almighty upset at the foot of the table? Who is to blame for 1. FC Nürnberg’s demise this season? Is letting Sascha Lewandowski return to youth team duties the right move by Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Could Borussia Mönchengladbach do the unthinkable and qualify for the UEFA Champions League and which three defenders could help sure up FC Bayern München’s backline?

All this and much more on Talking Fussball Episode 37!

Talking Fussball Episode 36 – Matchday 32 Review + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest offering of jam-packed action from Germany’s top flight as well as a look ahead to FC Bayern München’s must-win UEFA Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid CF.

How will Roger Schmidt fit in at Bayer 04 Leverkusen when he takes over as head coach in the summer? Just how in-form has Marco Reus been of late and should he be considered for Player of the Season? How unbelieveable were the feats witnessed in Gelsenkirchen and Hoffenheim this weekend? Have VfL Wolfsburg blown their chances of a top four finish? Do any of the teams currently in the bottom three have it in them to claw their way to safety? What do FC Bayern need to do differently in their second leg against Real Madrid and is Pep Guardiola’s brand of FCB tiki-taka boring?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 36!

Talking Fussball Episode 34: Matchday 30 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by his bundesliga.com colleague Bernie to breakdown a Matchday 30 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to the DFB Pokal semi-finals.

Has the defeat to Borussia Dortmund proven that FC Bayern München’s invincibility was just a scary Bundesliga story? Do FC Schalke 04 still have a chance of clinching second place? Can Bayer 04 Leverkusen hold onto fourth place now that Sascha Lewandowski’s in charge? Is Kevin De Bruyne finally showing the type of form expected of him following his move to VfL Wolfsburg? Are Borussia Mönchengladbach gearing up for a long spell in European competition next season and how is the relegation battle going to pan out?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 34!

Talking Fussball Episode 33: Matchday 29 – The Bayern winning streak ends

It’s another jam-packed episode of Bundesliga goodness courtesy of the Talking Fussball Munich crew, in which they kick of the show by discussing the surprise Bayern defeat to Augsburg and express their opinions on the much-asked question of the weekend: ‘Was Pep arrogant in fielding the side he did?’. Next, the pod trio get their teeth stuck into the relegation battle once again, as they shake their collective heads in disbelief at the excitement of it all. Can Braunschweig survive following their 3-0 win against Hannover 96? Did we really witness Heiko Westermann score a wonder-goal? And have Stuttgart got what it takes to stay in the league following their own win against Freiburg at the weekend? We’ve got our top 3 players, a new Sprechen Sie Fussball word and the obligatory Champions League preview talk, as Bayern and Dortmund prepare to do battle in Europe’s premier competition. All this and much more on this week’s all new Talking Fussball Episode 32!

Talking Fussball Episode 31: Matchday 26 Reaction + Revierderby Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by Bernie, Jon and Alex to breakdown a Matchday 25 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to Matchday 27 and the Revierderby.

Is fourth place there for the taking considering Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s current battle with poor form? What can Borussia Mönchengladbach realistically achieve with just two points separating them from UEFA Champions League qualification? Did VfL Wolfsburg get ahead of themselves in their pursuit of European football? Were Jos Luhukay and Gertjan Verbeek harsh with their post-match comments and what implications will Tuesday’s Revierderby have on the battle for second place between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 31!

Talking Fussball Episode 30: Matchday 25 Reaction + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another goal-ridden weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon, Bernie and Alex to break down Matchday 25.

Is there anything left to say about this FC Bayern München side? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach push on for European qualification after beating their namesakes from Dortmund? Could 1. FSV Mainz 05 sneak under the radar to secure themselves European football next season? Did FC Augsburg prove they’re not ready to compete at the top of the table and what were the implications of ‘Relegation Super Sunday’?

Elsewhere Bernie caught up with FC Schalke 04 duo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Kevin-Prince Boateng to get their thoughts on the Royal Blues’ away win in Augsburg.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 30!