Talking Fussball Competition – Win a signed copy of Tor! The Story of German Football

To enter our competition to win a signed copy of Uli Hesse’s superb (revised and updated version) of Tor! The Story of German Football, you need to guess which one of these Borussia Dortmund shirts is Uli’s favourite.

A: 1989
B: 1997
C: 2012

Leave your answer as a comment on the competition post on our Facebook page (give us a ‘like’ while you’re there) and we will pick a name at random from the correct answers. Entries close on Wednesday 11, December at 17:00 CET.

Good luck!

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Talking Fussball Extra Episode 18 – Champions League reaction and Matchday 14 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra is back with Matt Herrmann in the chair and ably assisted by Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen ruminating on a decidedly mixed bag of Champions League results. Aiding them is special guest Ryland James of AFP to discuss the performance of the Bundesliga teams in the Champions League and forecast who might be competing on the European stage next season.

As usual we’ll also be looking ahead to the forthcoming set of fixtures in the Bundesliga, including Schalke v Stuttgart and Wolfsburg v HSV.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 18 – Matchday 13 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to break down another blockbuster weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Jon and Alex to highlight the key talking points from Matchday 13 before providing a brief preview of this week’s pivotal UEFA Champions League fixtures!

What did Pakistan and North Korea miss out on following this weekend’s top game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München? Was BVB’s new-look backline really the problem in their 3-0 loss in Der Klassiker? Who is the mole in the record titleholders camp currently leaking information to the press? How big a blow is the loss of Sidney Sam to Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Did FC Schalke 04 once again prove they’re not ready to cut it in the top four this season? Where will Borussia Mönchengladbach slip up in the coming weeks and can Hamburger SV maintain their form under Bert van Marwijk?

Meanwhile, Sal worked his magic in the mixed zone once again, checking in with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh to get his thoughts on the the importance of his side’s 2-0 win at home to 1899 Hoffenheim.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 18!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 17 – England v Germany review, Uli Hesse + Der Klassiker

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back, with host Matt Hermann, Terry Duffelen and Nilkas Wildhagen to sort the wheat from the chaff of Germany’s friendly at Wembley against England. There is reaction from Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Hamburg’s Marcel Jansen at the result, and the German national team is also one of the topics covered in this week’s in-depth interview.

Esteemed author Uli Hesse joins the pod to bring his views on Germany’s recent friendlies, Joachim Löw, as well as the up-coming show down between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

That Dortmund versus Bayern clash is also the focus of the podcast’s preview of Matchday 13.

All that and more, on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 17 – Italy vs. Germany Reactions + England vs. Germany Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to cater to all your German football needs as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Jon and Alex to break down the lessons learned from Germany’s draw with Italy, before previewing the upcoming friendly with England!

Can Germany take plenty of positives from their defensive performance against one of the best sides Europe has to offer? Was the lack of chances created a cause for concern? Is Mario Götze the best fit for the ‘false nine’ role in Joachim Löw’s system? Who is the ideal replacement for the injured Sami Khedira? How seriously are Germany taking the encounter with England? Where will England be able to target any chink in the armour of Germany and who is Talking Fussball’s dark horse to make it into Germany’s World Cup squad for the trip to Brazil?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 17!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 16 – Talking Tactics + The International Friendlies

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with host Matt Hermann at the helm. He is joined by his trusty pundit panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, to preview the up-coming German national team clash with Italy. They are helped out by tactics supremo Michael Cox, from the essential Zonal Marking website, with his view on the German team.

There are also plenty of Bundesliga news for the podcast panel to sink their teeth into, including injuries to Bastian Schweinsteiger and Neven Subotic and the new shirt of the German national team.

All that and more on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 16 – Matchday 12 Reactions + DFB Squad

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Bernie and Alex to break down a a topsy-turvey Matchday 12, which boasted controversy, upsets and record-breaking aplenty!

What effect will losing to VfL Wolfsburg have on Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race? Have the Wolves proven their European credentials with their performance against BVB? What is the main thing that has changed at Hamburger SV since Bert van Marwijk took over? Are 1899 Hoffenheim laying the ground work for a European assault in the next five years? Is a lack of discipline or talent Werder Bremen’s biggest problem and what does Philipp Lahm have to do in order to get the recognition he deserves in this year’s Ballon D’or?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 16!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 15 – The Champions League, Raphael Honigstein & Bundesliga Derby Weekend

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns with host Matt Hermann and top pundits Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen. In reviewing the trials and tribulations of the Bundesliga’s UEFA Champions League participants, Talking Fussball Extra’s Archie Rhind-Tutt caught up with Guardian and Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist, Raphael Honigstein.

The panel also preview a derby packed weekend of action in the Bundesliga and catch a word with Jacob Thomas, who scored Eintracht Braunschweig’s winner in the last Niedersachen derby with Hannover 96.

All that and plenty more on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 15 – Matchday 11 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James is back in the hosting hot seat alongside Bernie in the M94.5 studios to break down a streak-busting Matchday 11 before providing a mini-preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League encounters involving Bundesliga sides.

Were Borussia Dortmund at their very best during their 6-1 thumping of VfB Stuttgart? Was Sami Hyypiä naive in rotating his Bayer 04 Leverkusen side so heavily and underestimating Eintracht Braunschweig? What are the changes that Pep Guardiola could be talking about following FC Bayer München’s hard-fought victory over 1899 Hoffenheim? After winning away from home for the first time in six months is fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach’s to lose and is there a dark horse capable of breaking into the top six?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 15!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 13 – Klopp’s Extension & Matchday 11 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra -The Bundesliga Show has all the latest news from Germany’s top-flight, including all the reaction to Jürgen Klopp’s contract extension at Borussia Dortmund. Host Matt Hermann is joined by the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen and BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt to review Klopp’s decision to stay at the Schwarzgelben. Adding his thoughts is Stephan Uersfeld, ESPNFC’s Germany correspondent, in an extended interview relating to all thinks Borussia Dortmund.

The panel also preview the up-coming Matchday 11 fixtures in the Bundesliga.