Talking Fussball Extra Episode 6 – Mesut Oezil, Germany & Eintracht Braunschweig’s Marc Arnold

Talking Fussball Extra: The Bundesliga Show has a packed edition this week. Bundesliga Fanatic editor Niklas Wildhagen and Bundesliga columnist Terry Duffelen, join host Matt Hermann to discuss the impact of Mesut Özil’s move to Arsenal. Also in the show, a preview of Germany’s up-coming crunch match with Austria in Munich.

This week’s guest is the Sporting Director of newly promoted Eintracht Braunschweig, Marc Arnold, who chats about the challenges his club faces to stay in Germany’s top flight.

All that and much more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 6 – Matchday 4 Reactions + Transfer Deadline Day

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back as James and Alex welcome transfer deadline day signing Archie Rhind-Tutt to the M94.5 studios to help breakdown the UEFA Super Cup, the UEFA Champions League draw, the deadline deals involving Bundesliga/ex-Bundesliga players and Matchday 4 in the top flight!

Were Chelsea really the better team in the UEFA Super Cup? Which German side has come out with the toughest group stage draw in Europe’s premier club competition? Is joining Arsenal a good move for Mesut Özil? How important is it for Borussia Dortmund to boast a two-point lead over FC Bayern Munich this early in a season and can we classify this as resurrection weekend?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 6!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 5 – Tony Woodcock, Matchday 4 Preview and all change at Stuttgart

Talking Fussball Extra is back with a packed 45 minutes of Bundesliga goodness. Matt Hermann is joined by Bundesliga Fanatic Editor Niklas Wildhagen and tactics master Tobias Esher from spielverlagerung.de, to discuss the Bayern’s midweek encounter with Freiburg, Schalke in the Champions League and preview Matchday 4.

In addition, Talking Fussball Extra caught a word or two with European Cup winner and ex-FC Cologne player Tony Woodcock on his thoughts on the UEFA Super Cup and the state of the Bundesliga.

And with a new coach at Stuttgart, local journalist Philipp Maisel runs the rule on the new man Thomas Schneider.

All this and plenty more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 5 – Matchday 3 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to the M94.5 studios as James, Alex and Bernie take a look back at all the action from Matchday 3 of the Bundesliga, which boasted 8 red cards, 5 penalties and a more controversy than you could hang your hat on!

Can last season’s top three maintain their stunning starts to the current campaign? Will Toni Kroos be the main beneficiary with Thiago Alcantara out injured? What did we make of Stefan Kießling’s national team furore? Is playing without a recognized striker the latest tactical craze to hit the Bundesliga? What constitutes a ‘derby’ in German football and where did it all go wrong for Bruno Labbadia?

Elsewhere, Bernie talks to Arjen Robben to get his thoughts on his current form for FC Bayern Munich and any changes that have been made to his role with the record titleholders!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 5!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 4 – Midweek Review, Schalke & Matchday 3 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with more insight into the German game. Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, join host Matt Hermann in looking at Schalke’s midweek performance against PAOK, and the fallout from the match.

To help talk about the issues surrounding that game and the state of the Schalke, is this week’s guest, reporter Sascha Bacinski from Germany’s sports news network – Sky Sport News HD.

The panel also preview the next round of games in the Bundesliga which includes both Rhein and Bavarian derbies.

All this and so much more on Talking Fussball Extra.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 4 – Matchday 2 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to the M94.5 studios as James, Alex and Sal take a look back at all the action from Matchday 2 of the Bundesliga, which provided plenty of curveballs and its fair share of unexpected star performers.

Are Thorsten Fink’s tactical changes taking it a step too far for Hamburg? What was the key the 1899 Hoffenheim exposing the Red Shorts frailty beyond Roberto Firmino’s spell-binding display? How big of an impact will the signing of Luiz Gustavo have on Wolfsburg’s current campaign? What’s behind Schalke’s inability to put in a good performance despite good investment over the summer? Have Dortmund handled the Lewandowski saga in the correct manner and were FC Bayern Munich slightly fortunate to walk away with all three points against Eintracht Frankfurt?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 4!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 3 – Matchday Two Preview & Northern Clubs under the microscope

This week on Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show, Jon Hartley steps in for Matt Hermann on podcast hosting duties. On the panel this week are Niklas Wildhagen and Terry Duffelen, as they tackle Germany’s testing friendly with Paraguay, the state of play in the 2.Bundesliga and to preview Matchday 2 in the top flight.

Special guest on Talking Fussball Extra this week is NDR sport presenter Valeska Homburg, who brings her expert analysis to the show’s hot topic of the week, Germany’s northern Bundesliga clubs.

Talking Fussball Episode 3 – Matchday 1 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to the M94.5 studios as James and Jon break down a phenomenal opening weekend of Bundesliga action, which included 37 goals, 6 penalties, 2 red cards and a whole host of talking points.

Are the reigning champions still not reaching Pep’s perfectionist standards? Was tactical uncertainty Eintracht Frankfurt’s downfall against a Hertha Berlin side thriving off of their return to the top flight? What on earth happened to the defending when Schalke hosted Hamburg in Gelsenkirchen and was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Bundesliga debut in Dortmund’s defeat of Augsburg the greatest of all time?

Elsewhere, James talks to Alvaro Dominguez and Luuk de Jong to get their thoughts on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-1 loss to FC Bayern Munich, before the lads ponder the most interesting ties from the 2nd Round of the DFB Pokal.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 3!

Talking Fussball Extra 2 – DFB Pokal, Doping and Matchday 1 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra is back. Joining Matt Hermann are Bundesliga Fanatic Editor Niklas Wildhagen and Columnist Terry Duffelen. This week, the team mop up the remaining results from the German Cup, which included a professional performance from the treble winners Bayern Munich.

The last seven days has seen doping revelations concerning German sport over many decades. Journalist Titus Chalk joins the show to discuss the issue of doping and what that might mean to some of Germany’s footballing achievements.

If that wasn’t enough, the Bundesliga is set to return this weekend, so the crew preview the highly intecipated 51st season of the German top-flight.

All this and so much more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 2 – DFB Pokal Review and Season Predictions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as Alex, Sal and Jon join James in the M94.5 studios to help decipher the conclusions that can be drawn from the DFB Pokal 1st Round before answering the most ominous question currently surrounding Germany’s top flight.

Was Werder Bremen’s defeat a sign of what’s to come from Robin Dutt’s side?  Are Borussia Dortmund still a work in progress despite a 3-0 win on the weekend? Are VfL Wolfsburg ready to make an assault on Europe and how crucial is a strong start to the season for Hamburger SV?

Elsewhere the Munich crew highlight what the Bundesliga has to offer outside of the top 2 before offering their predictions on a number of subjects ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2013/14 campaign.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 2!