Talking Fussball Episode 29: Matchday 24 Reaction + Champions League Chat

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 24 which didn’t disappoint and preview a crunch week in the UEFA Champions League for the Bundesliga sides.

How are things shaping up in the relegation battle with just nine points separating Hannover 96 in 12th and Eintracht Braunschweig in 18th? Were VfB Stuttgart right to sack Thomas Schneider and can Huub Stevens come in and rescue them from the drop? Have FC Bayern München rediscovered the ruthless quality to their game within Pep Guardiola’s new system and philosophy?`Have Borussia Mönchengladbach got the raw end of the deal in signing Yann Sommer and who did the Talking Fussball listeners vote for in the Bundesliga XI to beat Bayern?

All this and more on Talking Fussball Episode 29!

Talking Fussball Episode 28: Matchday 23 Reaction + DFB Chat

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Alex to break down a Matchday 24 that was just as fancy and entertaining as the 2014 Oscars.

Did FC Bayern München’s thrashing of FC Schalke 04 underline the gulf in class between the league leaders and the chasing pack? What are the implications of VfL Wolfsburg suffering a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of 1899 Hoffenheim? Is Armin Veh’s impending departure positive or negative from an Eintracht Frankfurt perspective? Has Joachim Löw waited to long to introduce the likes of Matthias Ginter, Andre Hahn, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Shkodran Mustafi to the national team and which Bundesliga all-star XI could beat the almighty FC Bayern?

Elsewhere Sal catches up with FC Augsburg duo Alexander Manninger and Ragnar Klavan, as well as getting Mame Diouf’s thoughts on Hannover 96’s 1-1 draw at the SGL Arena.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 28!

Talking Fussball: Alexander Manninger Full Interview

FC Augsburg goalkeeper Alexander Manninger talks to Sal following his side’s 1-1 draw with Hannover 96 about the result, his future with the club and his perception on the differences between the Bundesliga and other foreign leagues.

Talking Fussball Episode 27: Matchday 22 Reaction + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga show returns as the ‘Awesome Foursome’ are reunited to record Germany’s premier football podcast! Pod host James Thorogood is joined on the mics by Jon, Bernie (and bronzed) Alex in the comfort of Handcock’s hollow.

Did Hamburger SV have a ‘Slomkaover’ that saw off Borussia Dortmund? Were 1. FC Nürnberg were involved in the game of the season against Eintracht Braunschweig? How pivotal will Leverkusen and Schalke’s dropped points prove in the race for European qualification? What’s going on with FC Augsburg and will FC Bayern München’s Philipp Lahm ever be a right-back again?!

We also talk mid-table results, relegation scraps and just how fantastic the Bundesliga really is!

All this and more on Talking Fussball Episode 27!

Talking Fussball Episode 26 – Matchday 21 Reactions + UCL R16 Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a turbulent Matchday 21 that boasted goals, upsets and a fifth managerial casualty of the season.

Wherein lie Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s issues with form at the start of the Rückrunde? Was James right to highlight Ludovic Obraniak as a potential leader for a struggling Werder Bremen side? Was VfL Wolfsburg’s win over Hertha Berlin the type of victory that will secure them a top six spot? Who’s the better head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld or Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel or Markus Weinzierl and can Mirko Slomka prove Hamburger SV’s saving grace after taking over from Bert van Marwijk?

Plus Bernie talks to Josip Drmic and Per Nilsson after 1. FC Nürnberg put an end to FC Augsburg’s eight-game unbeaten streak, while Sal caught up with SC Freiburg head coach Christian Streich following his side’s 4-0 defeat to league leaders FC Bayern München.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 26!

Talking Fussball Episode 24 – Matchday 19 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 19 that was littered with highlights and controversy.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to take all three points against VfL Wolfsburg? How will Diego’s departure affect the Wolves? Did Eintracht Braunschweig deserve to take a point in their game with Borussia Dortmund? Was the right decision made in the weekend’s most controversial tale which took place in the German capital? What’s been the secret to Gertjan Verbeek and Tayfun Korkut’s success?

Plus Bernie catches up with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Constant Djakpa to get his thoughts on the encounter at the Allianz Arena, all this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 24!

Talking Fussball Episode 23 – Matchday 18 Reactions + Transfer Talk

Talking Fussball is back in 2014 and boy does it feel good! The second half of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season has begun and with James hosting in yet another new location, Jon, Bernie and Alex were on hand to complete the awesome foursome in breaking down a truly unpredictable Matchday 18.

Was the winter break long enough for Borussia Dortmund? Surely Hannover 96 on the road against VfL Wolfsburg can only end one way? Is Gertjan Verbeek due a sponsorship deal with Gillette? Is their less plus and more minus to HSV’s current state of affairs? Did SC Freiburg throw Bayer 04 Leverkusen off course and have Eintracht Frankfurt finally appeased their home fans?

Join us. Go on. The Bundesliga’s been away far too long, we know that, but both the league and Talking Fussball are back now. So sit back and enjoy episode 23 of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Episode 22 – Matchday 17 Reactions + Hinrunde Flashback

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back for the last time in 2013 with another dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in his kitchen by Sal and Jon the final Matchday of the Hinrunde before refelcting on the highs and lows of both 2013 and the first half of the season.

Was Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 win in Dortmund a reward for their astonishing work ethic? What implications does the 2-2 on Sunday have on Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg’s European ambitions? Has Dieter Hecking proven the perfect fit for the Wolves? Could Shinji Okazaki be considered one of the signings of the season so far? How doom and gloom is life for 1. FC Nürnberg and what does the Bundesliga have to offer if the title race is dead and buried?

Plus find out who made the Talking Fussball crew chose in their Hinrunde XI and as the Team of the Hinrunde!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 22!

Talking Fussball Episode 21 – Matchday 16 + Champions League Draw Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to break down another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Alex to highlight the key talking points from Matchday 16 before taking a look at Monday’s UEFA Champions League draw.

Can Hertha Berlin sustain their current form or are they set for a classic Bundesliga Rückrunde flop? Was Robin Dutt right to drop Sebastian Mielitz as the club’s No. 1? Could a three-goal comeback against 1. FC Nürnberg be the turning point for Hannover 96 this season? Can FC Augsburg be considered the team of the Hinrunde? Is Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s priority now retaining second place and how many German teams are likely to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter finals?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 21!

Talking Fussball Episode 20 – Matchday 15 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to break down another scintillating weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Jon and Alex, as well as special guest, AFP Sports Journalist Ryland James, to highlight the key talking points from Matchday 15, discuss Germany’s FIFA 2014 World Cup group draw, the final shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or before previewing the final round of UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures!

Can Bayer 04 Leverkusen push on to challenge for the title? Has it been a case of poor planning or bad luck in regard to Borussia Dortmund’s injury crisis? Did Gladbach underline their ambitions and capabilities by beating FC Schalke 04? Are VfL Wolfsburg capable of battling for a spot in the top four? Was their 7-0 thrashing of SV Werder Bremen the closest FC Bayern München have come to replicating their form from last season and how long until Eintracht Frankfurt fans have to start getting worried?

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 20!