Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 22 preview & Champions League re-start

Talking Fussball Extra’s cup runneth over this week, as Matt Hermann and Terry Duffelen 1) take on FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04’s opening legs of the UEFA Champions League knock-out stage, 2) welcome two guests to talk about the same, and 3) preview the 22nd match day of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season. Matt talks to Yan Matusevich (@YMatusik) about how Shakhtar Donetsk ended up playing its home matches 1,200 km away in Lviv, and checks in with the Spanish Football Podcast’s Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) to hear about the two Madrid clubs’ dates with Bundesliga destiny. Enjoy!

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 – Matchday 18 Review + Matchday 19 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns to kick off 2015 in style! Join James and Jon as they break down all the action from the opening weekend of the Rückrunde and preview the upcoming Englische Woche.

What was the key behind VfL Wolfsburg’s resounding win over league leaders FC Bayern München? Does 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Yunus Malli fall under the ‘Ones to Watch’ catergory heading into the second half of the season? Is Jürgen Klopp right in saying that fans shouldn’t expect ‘champagne football’ taking Dortmund’s current predicament into account? Is Franco Di Santo the key to SV Werder Bremen ensuring their survival in the 2014/15 campaign? All this and more…

Talking Fussball is brought to you in partnership with fubo.tv, the streaming service that brings the Bundesliga directly to your tablet, laptop or smartphone. Listeners with a North American IP address can sign up to win a free subscription which will allow them to see LIVE Bundesliga broadcasts for the remainder of the season here!

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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 Extra 2014/15 – The English Week & Matchday 17 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for one last show in 2014. Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen run down the results of the midweek action on Matchday 16 in the Bundesliga and take a look at what it means for teams across the league.

The pair also delve into the up-coming fixtures for the final round of games in 2014 before the winter break. Enjoy the last round of games of the year, with a little help from Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 14 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Jon gather to casts their analytical eyes over all things Matchday 14, as well as tkaing a brief look at the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures.

Was Jürgen Klopp right to drop Roman Weidenfeller in favour of Mitchell Langerak? What’s to be made of FC Augsburg’s current league position? Are Thomas Schaaf’s enterprising Eintracht Frankfurt side a surprise package? Should Shinji Okazaki seek a move elsewhere with 1. FSV Mainz 05 faltering and is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting the best foil for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar since Raul?

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

Talking Fussball Extra 2014/15 – Goal-line Technology & Matchday 14 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is getting all techie this week and chatting over the decision to implement goal-line technology in the Bundesliga from the start of the 2015/16 season. Host Matt Hermann and pundits Nik Wildhagen and Terry Duffelen are on hand to give their differing views on the decision.

TFE also wraps up the Bundesliga news doing the rounds this week and also runs down the full fixture list and previews the up-coming Matchday.

 

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 11 Review + Nationalmannschaft Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another weekend of breath taking Bundesliga action as James and Jon mull over the talking points to emerge from Matchday 11 before taking a look ahead to Germany’s upcoming fixtures with Gibraltar and Spain.

Just where did Pawel Olkowski’s sensational performance come from in Köln seven-goal thriller with Hoffenheim? Are FC Bayern München bad for the Bundesliga as a competitive league entity? What on earth went through Christoph Kramer’s head as he scored THAT own goal? Is Andre Breitenreiter the next Markus Weinzierl and did Augsburg’s win over Paderborn shed any light on his managerial capabilities?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 & Bundesliga Matchday 11

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is tasked this week with sifting through the remains of UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 which brought success for three of Germany’s four teams. Host Matt Hermann and a panel of Niklas Wildhagen and Mark Lovell go through the highs and lows of the Matchday.

In addition, they one of the panel faces 0ff with a listener in our weekly preview and ‘pick the score’ competition that has been running all season long. Team Pod is in the lead, but will listener Jonathan Walsh be able to strike a bow for the other side against Mark?

Find out on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 10 Review + UCL Matchday 4 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back as James and Alex put their heads together to bring you the latest offering of jam-packed action from Germany’s top flight as well as a look ahead to Matchday 4 in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

Were FC Bayern München tactically superior against Borussia Dortmund for the first time in a long time? What was to be made of the storylines which came out of the Klassiker? Is Borussia Mönchengladbach’s historic start to the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign an execution of Lucien Favre’s long-term vision for the club? Is Kevin De Bruyne the most in-form player in Germany’s top-flight at present and what more can be said of SC Paderborn 07?

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