Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 5 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as Alex and James disect and discuss all things Matchday 5.

Who would be the most logical candidate to take over at Borussia Mönchengladbach following Lucien Favre’s resignation? Are Borussia Dortmund the real deal under Thomas Tuchel and can they genuinely challenge FC Bayern München for the title? What influece has Andre Breitenreiter had on fC Schalke 04 and what one earth is going on at VfL Wolfsburg with Dieter Hecking and Bas Dost!?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 4 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with goodness from Germany’s top flight as James and Alex C. mulled over all the permutations from Matchday 4!

How much credit does Armin Veh deserve for turning Eintracht Frankfurt into the attacking force they were when he was last in charge? In light of the current mini-crisis, which player are Borussia Mönchengladbach currently missing the most: Max Kruse or Christoph Kramer? Which player is the most important cog in Borussia Dortmund’s free-scoring frontline and how on earth did Douglas Costa win a last-minute penalty against FC Augsburg?

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

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 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 – Matchday 17 Review + Hinrunde Awards

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a final time in 2014 :(!

Join James and Archie as they break down a bizarre Matchday 17 and hand out the unofficial Talking Fussball Hinrunde awards.

What are the chances of Jürgen Klopp leaving Borussia Dortmund before the end of the season? Did Mainz’s inability to finish chances negate their work rate in the defeat to FC Bayern? Do Wolfsburg’s struggles against Köln underline the fact they can’t compete with Bayern at the very top of the table yet? Who was the best player from the Hinrunde and which Under-21 star stood out the most in the first half of the campaign?

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

Talking Fussball Episode 38 – Matchday 34 Review + Season Recap

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to mourn the end of the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign as James is joined by Alex and Jon to wrap up both Matchday 34’s results as well as provide an assessment of each of the 18 club’s seasons.

What on earth has gone on at 1. FSV Mainz 05 concerning head coach Thomas Tuchel? How immanent is the threat of extinction for Bundesliga dinosaurs Hamburger SV going into the relegation play-off? Could either 1. FC Nürnberg or Eintracht Braunschweig make an immediate return to the top-flight? How well represented will Germany be in the European competitions next season? How do FC Bayern München resemble Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka system and did Borussia Dortmund take a step forward in 2013/14?

Elsewhere Sal catches up with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Alexander Meier while the pundits delve into their bottomless pit of end-of-season awards. It’s Episode 38 of Talking Fussball and it’s not to be missed!