Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal Round 2 & Matchday 10

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is keeping it all domestic action this week. With two competitions taking place in Germany, there is no need to stray in to European chat territory. Host Matt Hermann and pundit in residence, Archie Rhind-Tutt, look back at the DFB Pokal 2nd Round and the drama that unfolded in the midweek action.

Also on the show, Bundesliga sage Uli Hesse drops in to talk about the current crisis at Borussia Dortmund.

All that, plus a preview of the up-coming Matchday 10 action in the German top-flight.

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 9 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another cracking weekend of Bundesliga action as James and Alex mull over the talking points to emerge from Matchday 9.

Have Borussia Mönchengladhbach sent out a message to the rest of the league after coming close to beating FC Bayern München? Just what on earth happened in the nine-goal thriller in Frankfurt? Are VfL Wolfsburg underling their ambition in potentially mixing things up near the top of the table? What does Alex make of the Borussia Dortmund crisis and did SV Werder Bremen have any other choice in the case of Robin Dutt?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – UCL Matchday 3 Preview & Bundesliga Matchday 9 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is juggling the midweek fixtures and more importantly the success of German sides in the UEFA Champions League. Matt Hermann, Niklas Widlhagen and Terry Duffelen look back at the wins for Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.

To talk about Bayern’s match with Roma, Italian football expert James Horncastle joins the pod to discuss the rout in Rome.

All that, plus a preview of the up-coming matchday in the Bundesliga.

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 8 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Jon and Bernie sit down to discuss all the goings on from Bundesliga Matchday 8, which boasted goalscoring goodness and a multitude of talking points!

Is FC Bayern München’s Mario Götze exhibiting the form of a Balon d’Or winner? How long will the Bundesliga’s unbeatable quartet remain intact? Have Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund thrown it all away? What’s the reason behind 1899 Hoffenheim’s inability to kill off teams? Are FC Schalke 04 and Roberto Di Matteo a match made in heaven and which Bundesliga captain would you most like to play under?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 + Bundesliga MD 7 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back into midweek mode. Host Matt Hermann is joined by Terry Duffelen and Jon Hartley to discuss the action from Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League, which included the behind closed doors game between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich. Schalke only got a draw at home to Maribor, while Leverkusen breezed past Benfica at home. To top it all off, Borussia Dortmund were 3-0 winners away at Anderlecht.

After the midweek excitement, there is the small matter of the previewing Bundesliga Matchday 7 which means that the battle between ‘Team Pod’ and ‘Team Listeners’ rages on. Terry represents TFE against Paul Schall from South Africa.

Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 5 & Interview with Simon Rolfes

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is rammed to bursting this week with German football goodness. Not only has it been the ‘English Week’ in the Bundesliga, with rare midweek action taking place, but TFE has a special guest on the pod – Bayer Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes. Check out his extended interview in part two of the show.

The task of wading through the results of Matchday 5 falls to host Matt Hermann with the help of panellists, Nik Wildhagen (Senior Editor – Bundesliga Fanatic) and Archie Rhind-Tutt (Bundesliga Reporter – BT Sport). It was quite some set of games, with FC Bayern taking top spot in the league and elsewhere there were last minute equalisers for the likes of Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund.

Team Pod also takes on Team Listeners in predicting the scores of Matchday 6 in the Bundesliga. This week, panellist Nik faces off against listener, Alex Chaffer.

Talking Fussball Extra – Kasper Hjulmand in Focus, Leverkusen Progress & Matchday 2 Preview

On Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show this week, host Matt Hermann is joined by the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagn, to bring you up-to-date with the goings on in the ‘League of the World Champions’. In a jam packed show, Bayer Leverkusen go under the microscope after their success in the UEFA Champions League play-offs against FC Copenhagen. Eric from the Neverkusen Podcast joins Nik to discuss the the match and how the team are shaping up at the start of the new season.

TFE also gets the low-down on the new coach of Mainz -Kasper Hjulmand. Matt calls up Danish sports journalist Martin Davidsen for his thoughts on the new man in the hot-seat at the Coface Arena. What can we expect? And will he be a success? We have the answers.

If that wasn’t enough, Matt represents Team Talking Fussball against you – the listeners – in our score prediction competition. Taking him on is Joe Havens on behalf on Team Listeners.

Enjoy the show!

 

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 1 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your first weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness of the 2014/15 season, which kicked off in style on the weekend whilst thorwing up a whole host of talking points for the panel of Alex, Jon and Bernie to discuss.

What can be made of the newly-promoted sides’ results on the opening weekend? How long will we have to wait to see Ciro Immobile come good in a Borussia Dortmund shirt? Do VfL Wolfsburg need to add a world-class striker to their ransk to truly compete for a place in the top 4? How on earth did Junior Malanda miss an open goal against FC Bayern München? Are Bayer 04 Leverkusen the real deal under new coach Roger Schmidt and did we really just witness Julian Schieber score a brace in another goal-riddled draw?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 1 Review!

Talking Fussball – 2014/15 Season Preview Part 1

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a brand new season as James is joined by Alex and Bernie to look ahead to the 2014/15 campaign in Germany’s top flight, as they analyse how nine top-flight teams are shaping up coming in the 52nd edition of the Bundesliga.

Can Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos fill the void left by the departure of the Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund? Is the best Bayer 04 Leverkusen side we’ve seen in recent years? Will Borussia Mönchengladbach’s new recruits spur them on to new heights? Is Augsburg’s squad better now than it was at this time last season? How do Hannover 96 fit Lars Stindl and Hiroshi Kiyotake in the same system? Will Germany’s Under-19’s goalscoring phenom Davie Selke going to get a look in at Werder Bremen? Could SC Freiburg’s youth products play an important role in keeping Christian Streich’s side in the division? Have Hamburger SV conducted themselves well in the transfer market? Will SC Paderborn’s flash in the pan Bundesliga campaign at least have some highlights?

It’s Part 1 of Talking Fussball’s 2014/15 season preview and it’s not to be missed!

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!