Talking Fussball – Matchday 17 Review + Hinrunde Awards

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a final time in 2014 :(!

Join James and Archie as they break down a bizarre Matchday 17 and hand out the unofficial Talking Fussball Hinrunde awards.

What are the chances of Jürgen Klopp leaving Borussia Dortmund before the end of the season? Did Mainz’s inability to finish chances negate their work rate in the defeat to FC Bayern? Do Wolfsburg’s struggles against Köln underline the fact they can’t compete with Bayern at the very top of the table yet? Who was the best player from the Hinrunde and which Under-21 star stood out the most in the first half of the campaign?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 14 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Jon gather to casts their analytical eyes over all things Matchday 14, as well as tkaing a brief look at the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures.

Was Jürgen Klopp right to drop Roman Weidenfeller in favour of Mitchell Langerak? What’s to be made of FC Augsburg’s current league position? Are Thomas Schaaf’s enterprising Eintracht Frankfurt side a surprise package? Should Shinji Okazaki seek a move elsewhere with 1. FSV Mainz 05 faltering and is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting the best foil for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar since Raul?

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

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 11 Review + Nationalmannschaft Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another weekend of breath taking Bundesliga action as James and Jon mull over the talking points to emerge from Matchday 11 before taking a look ahead to Germany’s upcoming fixtures with Gibraltar and Spain.

Just where did Pawel Olkowski’s sensational performance come from in Köln seven-goal thriller with Hoffenheim? Are FC Bayern München bad for the Bundesliga as a competitive league entity? What on earth went through Christoph Kramer’s head as he scored THAT own goal? Is Andre Breitenreiter the next Markus Weinzierl and did Augsburg’s win over Paderborn shed any light on his managerial capabilities?

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

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 10 Review + UCL Matchday 4 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back as James and Alex put their heads together to bring you the latest offering of jam-packed action from Germany’s top flight as well as a look ahead to Matchday 4 in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

Were FC Bayern München tactically superior against Borussia Dortmund for the first time in a long time? What was to be made of the storylines which came out of the Klassiker? Is Borussia Mönchengladbach’s historic start to the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign an execution of Lucien Favre’s long-term vision for the club? Is Kevin De Bruyne the most in-form player in Germany’s top-flight at present and what more can be said of SC Paderborn 07?

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

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 9 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another cracking weekend of Bundesliga action as James and Alex mull over the talking points to emerge from Matchday 9.

Have Borussia Mönchengladhbach sent out a message to the rest of the league after coming close to beating FC Bayern München? Just what on earth happened in the nine-goal thriller in Frankfurt? Are VfL Wolfsburg underling their ambition in potentially mixing things up near the top of the table? What does Alex make of the Borussia Dortmund crisis and did SV Werder Bremen have any other choice in the case of Robin Dutt?

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

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 8 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Jon and Bernie sit down to discuss all the goings on from Bundesliga Matchday 8, which boasted goalscoring goodness and a multitude of talking points!

Is FC Bayern München’s Mario Götze exhibiting the form of a Balon d’Or winner? How long will the Bundesliga’s unbeatable quartet remain intact? Have Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund thrown it all away? What’s the reason behind 1899 Hoffenheim’s inability to kill off teams? Are FC Schalke 04 and Roberto Di Matteo a match made in heaven and which Bundesliga captain would you most like to play under?

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

Talking Fussball – Germany 2-1 Scotland Review

In the shortest-ever episode of Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show, Sal and Bernie catch up in Borussia Dortmund’s illustrious Signal Iduna Park mixed zone to cast their analytical eye over Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland in their opening UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match.

How close did Scotland really come to causing an upset in Dortmund and what does Joachim Löw have to do to settle this side so they can start performing to the standard their World Cup winning title demands?

All this and more on Talking Fussball: In the Zone!

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 1 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your first weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness of the 2014/15 season, which kicked off in style on the weekend whilst thorwing up a whole host of talking points for the panel of Alex, Jon and Bernie to discuss.

What can be made of the newly-promoted sides’ results on the opening weekend? How long will we have to wait to see Ciro Immobile come good in a Borussia Dortmund shirt? Do VfL Wolfsburg need to add a world-class striker to their ransk to truly compete for a place in the top 4? How on earth did Junior Malanda miss an open goal against FC Bayern München? Are Bayer 04 Leverkusen the real deal under new coach Roger Schmidt and did we really just witness Julian Schieber score a brace in another goal-riddled draw?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 1 Review!

Talking Fussball – 2014/15 Season Preview Part 1

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a brand new season as James is joined by Alex and Bernie to look ahead to the 2014/15 campaign in Germany’s top flight, as they analyse how nine top-flight teams are shaping up coming in the 52nd edition of the Bundesliga.

Can Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos fill the void left by the departure of the Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund? Is the best Bayer 04 Leverkusen side we’ve seen in recent years? Will Borussia Mönchengladbach’s new recruits spur them on to new heights? Is Augsburg’s squad better now than it was at this time last season? How do Hannover 96 fit Lars Stindl and Hiroshi Kiyotake in the same system? Will Germany’s Under-19’s goalscoring phenom Davie Selke going to get a look in at Werder Bremen? Could SC Freiburg’s youth products play an important role in keeping Christian Streich’s side in the division? Have Hamburger SV conducted themselves well in the transfer market? Will SC Paderborn’s flash in the pan Bundesliga campaign at least have some highlights?

It’s Part 1 of Talking Fussball’s 2014/15 season preview and it’s not to be missed!

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup MD3

Germany have rounded out their Group G campaign in resounding fashion – and now so too have the boys at Talking Fussball. Matt Hermann and Niklas Wildhagen got together to recount how Germany got past the USMNT, as well as to mull over what steps they might want to take to trap the desert foxes of Algeria in round two.

Joining the pod this time out are two superb expert guests: John Godfrey (@ThisIsASN), founder and Editor in Chief of AmericanSoccerNow.com who’s been following the USMNT in Brazil, joined us by phone from the US camp in Sao Paulo to tell us what the 1-0 win for Germany was like in person; later, Maher Mezahi (@MezahiMaher), who writes on Algerian and North African football for ESPNFC and the Telegraph, let us know more about the desert foxes and what kind of threat they pose to Joachim Löw’s German national team.