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 Extra Episode 21 – World Club Cup, Hinründe reflections and Matchday 17 Preview

With Matt and Nik on holiday it falls to Archie Rhind-Tutt to take up the reins and host our final pod of the Hinründe with Terry Duffelen and regular of the Monday edition of the pod, Bernie Reeves who flew over to London especially to record the podcast… no really.

Together the chaps reflect upon Bayern’s World Club Cup exploits, discuss the coaching conundrums at Schalke 04 and Hannover 89 and preview the final match day before we all break up for Christmas.

Compliments of the Season from all at Talking Fussball Extra.

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!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 19 – DFB Pokal, 2.Bundesliga + Matchday 15 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show, returns under the temporary guidance of Jon Hartley. Alongside him are Niklas Wildhagen and Archie Rhind-Tutt, to review the DFB Pokal, talk the 2.Bundesliga and preview Matchday 15 in the Bundesliga.

Also on the show, Pep Guardiola’s post-match thoughts after the cup.

All that and more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 19 – Matchday 14 Reactions + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by the TF’s own ‘Magische Dreieck’ of Jon, Bernie and Alex to break down a curious Matchday 14 before previewing the upcoming DFB Pokal ties?

Was 1899 Hoffenheim’s eight-goal thriller with Sv Werder Bremen the best game of the season so far? Wherein lie 1. FC Nürnberg’s greatest problems in terms of trying to seek out their first win of the season? Were Dortmund somewhat fortunate to walk away with all three points from their encounter with 1. FSV Mainz 05? What do FC Bayern München and Star Wars have in common and which DFB Pokal tie boasts the greatest upset potential?

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 19!

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.