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

Talking Fussball Episode 11 – Matchday 8 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is not to be missed as it returns to the M94.5 Studio with the fantastic four in place to decipher all of action from Matchday 8 in Germany’s top flight.

With lyrical host James Thorogood orchestrating the lederhosen-famous Bernie Reeves, the wise (yet beardless) Alex Handcock and the hair-obsessed Jonathan Harding, episode 11 of Talking Fussball is your perfect accompaniment for your mid-week Bundesliga blues.

On the evening Nürnberg’s head coach Michael Wiesinger got sacked, the TF team dissect the true value of a Pierre-Michel Lasogga hat-trick, whether Bayern were distracted by an Oktoberfest finale, and just how great it was to see Eintracht Braunschweig win a game in the Bundesliga.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 11!

Talking Fussbal Extra Episode 10 – Champions League reactions + Leverkusen Lowdown & Matchday 8

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with host Matt Hermann to get under the skin of Champions League Matchday 2 and the great results for the Bundesliga’s participants. Joining Matt to dissect the matches are Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen.

To give extra perspective on the fortunes of Bayer Leverkusen’s performance is Eric Bruehl from the Neverkusen Podcast, who also gives his thoughts on the progress of the Werkself and there prospects against Bayern Munich.

The rest of the team give their predictions and on the other up-coming fixture in the Bundesliga on Matchday 8.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 10 – Matchday 7 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Sal gather in the M94.5 studios to pick out the main talking points from Matchday 7 in the Bundesliga before providing a brief preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Are SC Freiburg doomed to feature in this season’s Bundesliga relegation battle? Have Borussia Dortmund proven they’re capable of dealing with injuries this season? Where is it all going wrong for FC Schalke 04 under Jens Keller? Is Michael Wiesinger edging ever closer to the exit door at 1. FC Nürnberg? Should Bastian Schweinsteiger have been sent-off against VfL Wolfsburg and are Bayer 04 Leverkusen ready to make it a three-horse race for the title?

Sal also catches up with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Max Kruse and Branimir Hrgota to get their thoughts on their sides’ 2-2 draw on Friday night.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 10!

Talking Fussbal Extra Episode 9 – The DFB Pokal, Matchday 7 & Augsburg’s Marcel de Jong

This week on Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show, Matthias Suuck steps in for Matt Hermann and is joined by Bundesliga Fanatic Editor Niklas Wildhagen, as well as BT Sport’s European Football reporter, Archie Rhind-Tutt. On the show, the crew dissect the 2nd Round of the the DFB Pokal, including interviews with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nuri Sahin and Mortiz Volz.

The interview of the week is with Canadian international and Augsburg star, Marcel de Jong. The FCA left-back explains his return from injury, as well as his love for doughnuts.

Finally, the Talking Fussball Extra experts give their thoughts on the up-coming Bundesliga action on Matchday 7.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 9 – Matchday 6 Reactions – Bouncers, Lederhosen and Thorsten Fink

Join Alex Handcock and Bernie Reeves in the M94.5 Studio as they welcome Sky Germany presenter Lisa Heckl to the show to break down all the action from match day 6.

The trio take a close look at the Nordderby – and wonder what is going wrong at Hamburg? They discuss Dortmund’s draw and ask whether Jürgen Klopp was wrong to rotate as heavily as he did. And finally, they ponder whether Bayern are now finding their groove under Pep?

Last but not least, faced with bouncers in front of Octoberfest tents, the Talking Fussball crew reach out to the Twitteresphere and wonder which Bundesliga player would in fact make the best doorman?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 9!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 8 – Champions League chatter and Tom Bartels

Matt Herrmann and his crew are back digging into this week’s Champions League action, Tom Bartels makes his first appearance on the podcast and the boys are previewing the upcoming match day in Germany’s top flight.

The first match day of Champions League action has been a mixed bag for the German teams participating in the competition. Both Schalke and Bayern managed to pull of marvellous wins, whilst Dortmund and Leverkusen suffered defeats on the road. Find out what one should read into these results? Furthermore, we are also taking a look at HSV and their current coaching situation.

You may have heard Tom Bartels commentary on ARD, Germany’s biggest public TV channel. The experienced broadcaster gives you his views on the current Bundesliga season in part two of the show.

In part 3 we’ll help you decide which matches you should watch during the weekend.