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!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 37 – Germany World Cup Squad & Matchday 34 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is delving deep into the announced line-up for Joachim Löw and Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup squad. Host Matt Hermann and his panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, take a look at the Germany coaches initial picks and see what is hot and what is not from the selection.

But let’s not forget that there is one final round of games remaining in this season’s Bundesliga campaign. For some clubs it is do or die in the race for Europe or avoiding the drop. TFE brings you a comprehensive preview of the last weekend of action.

All that and more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 37 – Matchday 33 Review

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to delve headfirst into the weekend’s Bundesliga action as James and Alex break down the penultimate Matchday of the 2013/14 campaign with the battles at either end of the table set to go down to the wire.

Is sheer luck going to see Hamburger SV retain their Bundesliga status? Have Eintracht Braunschweig thrown away their only chances of causing an almighty upset at the foot of the table? Who is to blame for 1. FC Nürnberg’s demise this season? Is letting Sascha Lewandowski return to youth team duties the right move by Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Could Borussia Mönchengladbach do the unthinkable and qualify for the UEFA Champions League and which three defenders could help sure up FC Bayern München’s backline?

All this and much more on Talking Fussball Episode 37!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 36 – Bayern Beaten in the Champions League

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns with a heavy heart as the UEFA Champions League no longer has a representative from the Bundesliga. Host Matt Hermann is joined by a panel including, Niklas Wildhagen, Terry Duffelen and Jonathan Harding to discuss the departure of Bayern Munich at the semi-final stage of the competition.

Also looking over the defeat against Real Madrid is European football expert Andy Brassell, who met up with Matt in a lively London Cafe.

If all that wasn’t enough, then the TFE crew peer into their crystal balls to give their predictions for what will be happening on the penultimate round of fixtures in this seasons Bundesliga.

Enjoy the show!

Talking Fussball Episode 36 – Matchday 32 Review + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest offering of jam-packed action from Germany’s top flight as well as a look ahead to FC Bayern München’s must-win UEFA Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid CF.

How will Roger Schmidt fit in at Bayer 04 Leverkusen when he takes over as head coach in the summer? Just how in-form has Marco Reus been of late and should he be considered for Player of the Season? How unbelieveable were the feats witnessed in Gelsenkirchen and Hoffenheim this weekend? Have VfL Wolfsburg blown their chances of a top four finish? Do any of the teams currently in the bottom three have it in them to claw their way to safety? What do FC Bayern need to do differently in their second leg against Real Madrid and is Pep Guardiola’s brand of FCB tiki-taka boring?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 36!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 34 – DFB Pokal Special + Tobias Escher

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns with a look at the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal, the German Cup. Terry Duffelen steers the good ship TFE through the choppy waters of Cup action with the assistance of Niklas Wildhagen (Bundesliga Fanatic) and Talking Fussball’s own Jonathan Harding.

Also on the show, tactical genius and leading light at website Spielverlagerung.com, Tobias Escher, joins the pod to talk about Wolfsburg’s development.

Plus, there is a full run down on the up-coming matchday in the Bundesliga.

Talking Fussball Episode 34: Matchday 30 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by his bundesliga.com colleague Bernie to breakdown a Matchday 30 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to the DFB Pokal semi-finals.

Has the defeat to Borussia Dortmund proven that FC Bayern München’s invincibility was just a scary Bundesliga story? Do FC Schalke 04 still have a chance of clinching second place? Can Bayer 04 Leverkusen hold onto fourth place now that Sascha Lewandowski’s in charge? Is Kevin De Bruyne finally showing the type of form expected of him following his move to VfL Wolfsburg? Are Borussia Mönchengladbach gearing up for a long spell in European competition next season and how is the relegation battle going to pan out?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 34!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 33 – Champions League Review + Ian Joy

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for a bumper edition. Host Matt Hermann is joined by Bundesliga wisemen Niklas Wildhagen and Archie Rhind-Tutt to steer through the partially murky waters of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Also on the show, Ian Joy who broadcasts for beINSport in North America and is a former player of Hamburg and FC St. Pauli. He gives his insight into the footballing constellation in the Hansastadt.

All that and a preview of Matchday 30 in the Bundesliga!

Talking Fussball Episode 33: Matchday 29 – The Bayern winning streak ends

It’s another jam-packed episode of Bundesliga goodness courtesy of the Talking Fussball Munich crew, in which they kick of the show by discussing the surprise Bayern defeat to Augsburg and express their opinions on the much-asked question of the weekend: ‘Was Pep arrogant in fielding the side he did?’. Next, the pod trio get their teeth stuck into the relegation battle once again, as they shake their collective heads in disbelief at the excitement of it all. Can Braunschweig survive following their 3-0 win against Hannover 96? Did we really witness Heiko Westermann score a wonder-goal? And have Stuttgart got what it takes to stay in the league following their own win against Freiburg at the weekend? We’ve got our top 3 players, a new Sprechen Sie Fussball word and the obligatory Champions League preview talk, as Bayern and Dortmund prepare to do battle in Europe’s premier competition. All this and much more on this week’s all new Talking Fussball Episode 32!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 32 – Bodo Illgner + UEFA Champions League Review

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is on hand to break down the latest action from the UEFA Champions League for the two remaining German teams – Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Host Matt Hermann make his return to the show to head up an all-star line-up. He is joined by 200percent.net Bundesliga columnist – Terry Duffelen – and bundesligafanatic.com’s Niklas Wildhagen.

Alongside a review of the Bayern’s quarter-final 1st leg match against Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund’s visit to Real Madrid, the guest of the week is a World Cup winner – beIN SportsBodo Illgner.

The former German international goalkeeper gives his thoughts on the Champions League, as well as his country’s prospects in Brazil.

Plus a preview of Bundesliga Matchday 29.