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.

Talking Fussball Episode 14 – Matchday 10 Reactions + FC Bayern Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James hands over the hosting reigns to Sal in the M94.5 studios as they highlight all the major talking points from Bundesliga Matchday 10.

Who was the key to Borussia Dortmund’s stunning win over Ruhr rivals FC Schalke 04 in the Revierderby? Did VfL Wolfsburg need an embarassing defeat to kick-start their push for a European place? Is fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach’s to lose despite their inconsistency? Have Hertha Berlin given other sides a glimpse of hope with their performance at the Allianz Arena and were the DFB right or wrong to decide against replaying the encounter between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1899 Hoffenheim?

James also catches up with ESPN FC blogger Susie Schaaf to discuss all things FC Bayern München after an eventful week for the record titleholders. Susie’s work can be found on her exemplary blog as well as on the Rekordmeister podcast!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 14!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 13 – Champions League Review + Revier Derby Build-up

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back. Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen break down Matchday 3 of the Champions League which included wins for Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund. Archie Rhind-Tutt provides the reaction from the Emirates Stadium with interviews with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Dortmund legend Nobby Dickel.

Bayer Leverkusen are under the spotlight with the show’s guest of the week, Stefan Klüttermann from the Rheinische Post.

All that plus a preview of the Revier Derby and the Matchday 10 action.

Talking Fussball Episode 13 – Matchday 9 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to break down an eventful/controversial weekend in the Bundesliga before previewing the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Who was to blame for Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s ‘Phantom Tor’ against 1899 Hoffenheim? Where’s the precedent for a replay to take place? What changes have VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV implemented since their respective change in management? Why did Mario Götze make such a big difference in the second half against 1. FSV Mainz 05? Can Borussia Dortmund keep Mesut Özil quiet while coping with a lengthy injury list? Are FC Schalke 04 set to face their toughest test yet in the form of Chelsea FC and who have the pundits chosen in their ‘Non-household-name XI’?

Jon also catches up with 1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach Thomas Tuchel and midfielder Niki Zimling to get their thoughts on their sides’ 4-1 loss to FC Bayern München on Saturday. Plus could Tuchel be set to take charge of a Premier League side in the future?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 13!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 12 – International week, Jonathan Wilson + Matchday 9

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back and delving deep into the international fixtures. Matth Hermann and his able exports, Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, look at Germany and other prominent nations with Bundesliga players. Also on the show, Football Jounalist and Author Jonathan Wilson is the Podcast’s guest to answer questions on Bosnia’s international side. A team that boasts Bundesliga stars like Sejad Salihovic, Vedad Ibisevic and Emir Spahic.

Also on the show, a full run-down on the up-coming Bundesliga fixtures.

Talking Fussball Episode 12 – Germany vs. Ireland Reaction + Legends Profile

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James Thorogood and Jon Harding convene in the M94.5 studios to highlight the main debatable topics and talking points from Germany’s win over the Republic of Ireland in Köln, where Jon Hartley caught up with Arsenal FC’s Per Mertesacker and Chelsea FC’s Andre Schürrle to get their thoughts on die Nationalmannschaft‘s performance against the Republic of Ireland and the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Are Germany destined to feature a false nine for the forseeable future? Where does Toni Kroos fit in with this incredibly talented squad? Does a result like this paper over the cracks regarding Germany’s defensive deficiencies and how much pressure is there on this current ‘Golden Generation’ to walk away with the World Cup in the summer?

Furthermore Jon Harding profiles one of Germany’s legends of years past, a Wunder-ful player who didn’t exactly have pace to Bern – find out who it is by listening in to this and so much more on Talking Fussball Episode 12!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 11 – Nuremberg Focus & Germany Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back. Host Matt Hermann is joined by Bundesliga experts Niklas Wildhagen and Terry Duffelen to preview the up-coming international match for Germany against Ireland.

Also on the podcast, a low down on what is going on at Nuremberg after the departure of coach Michael Weisinger from the club. To answer these questions, Talking Fussball Extra got in touch with author and Nuremberg fan Jon Goulding. You can find out about Jon’s book ‘For Better of for Wurst’ and information about the UK Fan Club of Nuremberg here or on Twitter.

All this and much more on Talking Fussball Extra