Talking Fussball Episode 8 – Matchday 5 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show are back to business as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to breakdown all the action from Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga before providing a brief preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Have Borussia Dortmund‘s new signings taken Jürgen Klopp’s side to greater heights? Did Wolfsburg prove they’re not ready to make a challenge for the European places this season? Would Manchester United be foolish to underestimate this Bayer Leverkusen side based on their form at present? Is Vaclav Kadlec the missing piece in Eintracht Frankfurt‘s puzzle and was Matthias Sammer justified in his criticism of FC Bayern München‘s performance against Hannover 96?

Jon also catches up with Hannover 96 players Didier Ya Konan and Marcelo to get their thoughts on the 2-0 defeat in Munich.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 8!

Disclaimer: This episode of Talking Fussball was recorded before Thorsten Fink was sacked by Hamburg!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 7 – Germany midweek review + Bundesliga Matchday 5 preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back and is jammed packed with German international and domestic chat. Host Matt Hermann is joined by regular experts Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, to run the rule on the Germany’s trip to the far flung Faroe Islands and to discuss the up-coming fixtures in the top-flight when the league resumes this weekend.

Adding extra analysis to the mix is Berlin based AFP Journalist Ryland James – giving his expert opinion on not only Germany, but the early season form in the Bundesliga.

All this and much more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 7 – Germany vs. Austria + Munich Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show takes a break from the norm as James, Alex and Bernie are joined in the M94.5 studios by Munich-based Abendzeitung reporter Patrick Strasser to break down Germany’s encounter with Austria as well as several long-standing questions pertaining to Munich’s power duo.

Was this a much-improved defensive performance from Germany? How important is Miroslav Klose to Joachim Löw’s plans and what makes him such a special striker? Are Germany moving towards a false nine system in the future? What can be made of the changes Pep Guardiola has instigated at FC Bayern München? What are the main differences between the record titleholders and their naughty neighbours 1860 München and does German football need to be concerned about it’s coefficient heading into the group stages of the European competitions?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 7!

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.