Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 29 Review + UCL Preview + UEL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Jon breakdown all things Matchday 29 whilst handing in their predictions for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League quarter final second legs.

Was the Revierderby performance against Borussia Dortmund more of what we needed to see from FC Schalke 04 this season? What does the panel believe is behind Marco Reus’ dip in form in the current campaign? How costly will SV Werder Bremen’s form against the bottom six prove in their relegation plight? Do TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have the best chance of survival based on current form and do we finally have faith in SV Darmstadt 98 beating the drop?

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

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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Talking Fussball – Matchday 20 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Jon gather to delve head first into the Matchday 20 action in which late bloomers stole the show and Borussia Dortmund finally returned to winning ways!

Was BVB’s 3-0 victory over SC Freiburg the turning point in their horrid season? What conclusions can be drawn from Andre Schürrle’s debut for VfL Wolfsburg? Where has it all gone wrong for European hopefuls TSG 1899 Hoffenheim? Are SV Werder Bremen demonstrating the form befitting of a team chasing a top four finish and why were the FC Augsburg fans booing their side following the 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt?

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Talking Fussball Extra – FIFA World Cup 2014 – Semi-Final Review

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show looks back at an unbelievable night of football in Belo Horizonte. Brazil 1 – 7 Germany – a result never seen before in a World Cup Semi-Final. A game that rocked the planet! Host Matt Hermann is joined by Alex Handcock and Archie Rhind-Tutt to review this special match for Die Nationalelf.

How was it possible that Germany took down the record champions in their own back-yard? All the answers, plus more than a little tip of the hat to the World Cup’s all-time top scorer – Miroslav Klose.

Before the final, Talking Fussball will be back to preview the biggest night in Germany football since the Italia 90 Final in Rome.

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16

So…Germany was not exactly souverän in their round of 16 match against Algeria, but the 2-1 win still counts, and it sets up a quarterfinal meeting with France that has already set our mouths to watering. (Next course – snails!) In that spirit, Matt Hermann, Alex Handcock, and Jonathan Harding convened – and had a dynamite discussion. They dissected Joachim Löw’s persistence with a few unusual tactical ideas, got to the bottom of Per Mertesacker’s rage at the press after the Algeria match and even invited France 24’s Dan Levy (@DanLevy1) by to fill us in on the bleu side of the equation. As you’ll hear, there were a few technical issues in post-production, mostly relating to Jon’s audio. We did what we could, but his parts are kinda jacked, we have to admit. As he told us…he was trying to go “extra sultry.”

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 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!