Talking Fussball Episode 23 – Matchday 18 Reactions + Transfer Talk

Talking Fussball is back in 2014 and boy does it feel good! The second half of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season has begun and with James hosting in yet another new location, Jon, Bernie and Alex were on hand to complete the awesome foursome in breaking down a truly unpredictable Matchday 18.

Was the winter break long enough for Borussia Dortmund? Surely Hannover 96 on the road against VfL Wolfsburg can only end one way? Is Gertjan Verbeek due a sponsorship deal with Gillette? Is their less plus and more minus to HSV’s current state of affairs? Did SC Freiburg throw Bayer 04 Leverkusen off course and have Eintracht Frankfurt finally appeased their home fans?

Join us. Go on. The Bundesliga’s been away far too long, we know that, but both the league and Talking Fussball are back now. So sit back and enjoy episode 23 of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 22 – The wait is almost over!

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns after it’s own winter break. Host Matt Hermann and regular pundits, Terry Duffelen (200percent.net) and Niklas Wildhagen (bundesligafanatic.com), have been preparing in sunny climes to bring you most important information from the winter break.

They also take a look at the way that Hamburg could be about to change their ownership model. What have been the problems and what could this move mean for the Bundesliga Dinosaur?

Plus a preview of Matchday 18 in the Bundesliga. Football is almost back!

Rejoice with Talking Fussball Extra.

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 Extra Episode 20 – Champions League Drama + Andy Brassell

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns to unravel all the UEFA Champions League group stage drama. Alongside host Matt Hermann on the show, are regular pundits Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen. Joining the trio is European football expert, Andy Brassell, who helps out on running the rule on the German success in the Königsklasse.

We announce the winner of our competition to win a copy of Tor! The Story of German Football and preview Bundesliga Matchday 16.

All this and more on Talking Fussball Extra.

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 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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