Talking Fussball Extra – Wednesday Madness and Match Day 29 Preview

Wednesday saw Bayern München lose the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals against Porto after three massive blunders by the Bavarians defence. Back in Germany HSV made headlines for appointing their fourth coach of the season and BVB coach Jürgen Klopp announced that he’d leave Dortmund at the end of the season.

Archie Rhind-Tutt and Nik Wildhagen take a closer look at all the story lines emerging on that crucial day for German football. The two of them talk about Jürgen Klopp’s legacy at Dortmund and HSV chances of avoiding the drop, before they dive into the mess Bayern got themselves into in the Champions League.

In part 2 we’re taking a closer look at all the upcoming action on match day 29.

And if that wasn’t enough, we are giving away 10 copies of Ronald Reng’s new book “Match days: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”. So sit back, pour yourself a cup/glass of coffee/tea/beer/beverage of your choice, and enjoy!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 28 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James and Alex look back on all the ups and downs from Matchday 28 before Archie catches up with European Football expert Andy Brassell to discuss FC Bayern München’s upcoming Champions League clash with FC Porto.

Will the Bundesliga relegation battle rage on until the final Matchday? Is there still hope for VfB Stuttgart after their win over Werder Bremen? Are Hamburger SV now destined for the drop under Peter Knäbel? How on earth did SC Paderborn 07 pull off an upset against FC Augsburg and what have Hannover 96 done to drop into the regelation mix?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal quarter finals/Matchday 28 preview

A knock-out of an episode! Matt Hermann and Alex Handcock run down the matches from the last eight in the German Cup: Bielefeld pull a shocker! Bayern squeak past Leverkusen on penalties! Dortmund come back against the Hoff! Wolfsburg win…as we pretty much thought they would!

In part two, the boys look ahead to Bundesliga match day 28, when the two Borussias go head to head; Paderborn, Hamburg and Stuttgart look to stave off relegation against tough opponents, and Hannover 96 seek their first win since December.

 

Talking Fussball – Matchday 27 + DFB Cup

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Bernie and Jon look back on all the excitement from Germany’s biggest game ‘Der Klassiker’, the rest of the matchday 27 action and look ahead to the DFB Cup quarterfinals.

What were the reasons behind FC Bayern München’s tactical surprise against Borussia Dortmund? How long before Gladbach are taken seriously as a top-three contender? Has the toup four already cemented itself and will the relegation battle come down to the final day of the season?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 26 + Germany Squad

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with ato bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James and Alex look back on all the twists and turns from Matchday 26 as well as briefly breaking down Joachim Löw squad selection for Germany’s upcoming encounters.

Did Borussia Mönchengladbach execute a perfect gameplan against league leaders FC Bayern München? How big of a loss will Arjen Robben be in the coming weeks? Have Hamburger SV made a rash decision in replacing Josef Zinnbauer with Peter Knäbel and how important were VfB Stuttgart’s and SC Freiburg’s victories this weekend?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 25 Review & UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex and Bernie put their heads together to mull over Bundesliga Matchday 25 and the upcoming UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg encounters.

Has Josip Drmic played his way ahead of Stefan Kießling in the Bayer 04 Leverkusen pecking order? Do VfB Stuttgart need to pull the plug on Huub Stevens to stand a chance of surviving this season? Is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the long-term solution for Borussia Dortmund in the lone striker role? Where would Borussia Mönchengladbach be without Patrick Herrmann and his goals? How good could Leroy Sane be in the future for FC Schalke 04 and how costly were Timon Wellenreuther’s mistakes against Hertha Berlin?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Extra – Champions review and Bundesliga Match Day 25 preview

Archie Rhind-Tutt welcomes Terry Duffelen and Nik Wildhagen along for the ride to take a closer look at Bayern’s and Schalke’s brilliant outings in the Champions League and the upcoming match day in the Bundesliga.

In part 1 the boys discuss the ins and outs of Bayern’s 7-0 thrashing of Shaktar and Nik is joined by 11 Freunde editor Ron Ulrich to discuss the Royal Blues trip to Madrid.

In the second half of the show Nik Wildhagen tells you what his thoughts are on the spat between Matthias Sammer and Thomas Eichin and all the upcoming Bundesliga action is previewed. Furthermore, Nik is also joined by halbangst.de blogger and Vollraute pod member Manuel Breuer to talk all things Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal review and Match Day 24 preview

Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen team up to take a closer look at Match Day 24 and all the DFB Pokal action.

In the first part of the show Nik is joined by Arminia Bielefeld’s press man Tim Santen to talk about the rising Blues’ marvellous win over Werder Bremen in the cup. Matt, meanwhile, talks to kicker’s Wolfsburg beat writer Thomas Hiete about the Wolves’ midweek outing, as well as what’s got the team’s motor running so smoothly this season.

In the second part of our show we take a closer look at all the upcoming action from match day 24.

Pour yourself a nice cup of something and enjoy!

Talking Fussball Extra – Match Day 23 Preview and CL action review

Pour yourself a big mug of tea, because Talking Fussball Extra is back with a jam-packed show full of Champions League and Bundesliga goodness. Matt Hermann guides you through the show as he welcomes the Bundesliga Fanatic’s editor in chief Niklas Wildhagen. The pair talk about Bayer Leverkusen’s big win in the Champions League and take a closer look at the upcoming Bundesliga action on match day 23.

Juve expert and author Adam Digby stops by to talk to Terry Duffelen about Tuesday night’s match between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund and Matt chats to longtime Schalke fan Stuart Dykes about the upcoming Revierderby.

All that and an awful lot more on an all new Talking Fussball Extra!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 22 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another jam-packed episode full of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Alex put their heads together to mull over all the goings on from Matchday 22 and provide the shortest ever UEFA Champions League preview – quality over quantity guaranteed!

Where’s it all gone wrong for Roger Schmidt and are Bayer 04 Leverkusen relying too heavily on individual quality? When do we have to start taking FC Ausgburg sustained challenge in the top half of the table seriously? Is this the season we’re going to lose a big Traditionsverein in the form of VfB Stuttgart? Can Borussia Dortmund still challenge for the UEFA Champions League qualification spots and is Bas Dost a top quality striker or simply benfitting from top class midfield service? All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

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