Talking Fussball Extra – 2015/16 Match Day 6 Review + Match Day 7 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra returns with a double dose of Bundesliga – FEEL the bang-bang effect of the englischer Woche! Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen have settled down after the aftershock of Robert Lewandowski’s five-goal earthquake and are ready to talk it over, they cover Gladbach and Stuttgart’s first wins of the season, and they pump you up for a few matches to come on Match Day 7.

In honor or Nik’s new favorite punk rock earworm Heller ist Schneller, we’re also asking YOU to send us your offbeat Bundesliga-themed musical submissions, be they found or specially created just for this occasion. Hit us up on twitter under the hashtag #TFEBundesligaAnthem!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 5 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as Alex and James disect and discuss all things Matchday 5.

Who would be the most logical candidate to take over at Borussia Mönchengladbach following Lucien Favre’s resignation? Are Borussia Dortmund the real deal under Thomas Tuchel and can they genuinely challenge FC Bayern München for the title? What influece has Andre Breitenreiter had on fC Schalke 04 and what one earth is going on at VfL Wolfsburg with Dieter Hecking and Bas Dost!?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 4 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with goodness from Germany’s top flight as James and Alex C. mulled over all the permutations from Matchday 4!

How much credit does Armin Veh deserve for turning Eintracht Frankfurt into the attacking force they were when he was last in charge? In light of the current mini-crisis, which player are Borussia Mönchengladbach currently missing the most: Max Kruse or Christoph Kramer? Which player is the most important cog in Borussia Dortmund’s free-scoring frontline and how on earth did Douglas Costa win a last-minute penalty against FC Augsburg?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Extra – Transfer history special

This week’s Extra really is a bonus – it’s a history special! In an era where deadline day can seem like the ONLY DAY THAT HAS EVER MATTERED, Matt and especially Nik decided to take an extra long view of the transfer window and look back at how German football’s Wechselbörse has changed down the years, and how the game has changed along with it.

Look out for a nifty little history intro ditty along the way too.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 3 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another jam-packed episode full of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex and Archie mull over all the goings on from Matchday 3, whilst casting an eye over the top transfer deadline deals.

Are Borussia Mönchengladbach headed for a Borussia Dortmund-like crisis this season? Who will get the sack first: VfB Stuutgart’s Alexander Zorniger or Hannover 96’s Michael Frontzeck? What kind of a season are FC Augsburg in for? What is FC ingolstadt 04’s secrect to success and are Eintracht Frankfurt on the up and up under the tutelage of Armin Veh?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Extra – CL review and match day 3 preview

Matt Hermann and Niklas Wildhagen are diving into all the latest transfer news and they chat about Leverkusen’s big win on Wednesday night(Note: the pod was recorded before the CL draw).

We start the show by analysing what Kevin de Bruyne’s big move to Manchester City means for the Bundesliga and Wolfsburg as a team. Furthermore, we discuss the prospect of a Heung min Son moving from Bayer Leverkusen to Tottenham Hotspurs for the nice and tidy sum of 30 million Euros.

Afterwards we take a closer look at Leverkusen’s marvellous win against Lazio.

In part 2 of the show Matt and Nik take a closer look at the upcoming match day in the Bundesliga.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 2 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex and Jon cast their analytical eyes over all things Matchday 2.

Is Hamburger SV’s win over VfB Stuttgart an early sign that they’re in for another jammy season? What does the season hold for FC Schalke 04 and Andre Breitenreiter? What was with Kevin De Bruyne’s body language after missing a golden opportunity to clinch a win for VfL Wolfsburg against 1. FC Köln? How does Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund side differ tactically from the Jürgen Klopp version and is Douglas Costa the real deal or a flash in the pan?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 1 Review

We’re back!!

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with your first weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness in the 2015/16 season, as James and Alex put their heads together to break down the action from Matchday 1.

Is this going to be Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s year to shine for Borussia Dortmund? Was BVB’s performance the perfect synergy between the playing philosophies of Jürgen Klopp and new man in charge Thomas Tuchel? Do FC Ingolstadt 04 or SV Darmstadt 98 have better survival prospects as the two newly-promoted sides? Could 1. FC Köln be this year’s surprise package following their impressive outing against VfB Stuttgart? Just how good is Douglas Costa and is Kevin De Bruyne on the move?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball 2015/16 – Matchday 1 Review!

Talking Fussball Extra – Season Preview

Talking Fussball returns from its summer hiatus to take on all the things that have happened over the summer break. Matt Hermann and Niklas Wildhagen review every match up on match day 1 in depth. Additionally, the two of them dive into what has happened over the summer break.

In part 2 of the show Nik Wildhagen talks to 11 Freunde editor Ron Ulrich about the merits of the 50+1 rule.

At the end of the podcast Matt and Nik make their predictions for the forthcoming season.

Talking Fussball – DFB Pokal + Relegation Play-off Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Bernie and Alex look back on all the ups and downs from the DFB Pokal Final and the Relegation Play-off between Hamburger SV and Karlsruher SC.

Does Wolfsburg’s performance suggest they can sustain a challenge to FC Bayern’s title chase next season? How do Borussia Dortmund recover from this season under Thomas Tuchel? Where will Jürgen Klopp be heading after his sabbatical? How on earth did Hamburg manage to survive for yet another season and why is there a two-legged play-off in the Bundesliga?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.