A wee teaser…of Uli Hesse (Bayern book giveaway next week)

So ahead of the big game some folks like to Der Klassiker, Matt called up Uli Hesse, who you may know as the author of the essential book Tor! The Story of German Football or as a columnist at ESPNFC. In addition to being a pretty much delightful guy, Uli has an interesting relationship to this fixture. He’s a Dortmund native (and BVB fan) who has recently written a new book on the other team called Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub. Here’s a little taste of the full interview to come in the next episode of Talking Fussball…as well as fair warning that we’ll be giving away no fewer than SIX copies of the book in a contest we’ll announce next week. Don’t miss out!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 13 Review & Neuer Ballon D’or discussion

Join James, Alex and Bernie as they break down match day 13 in the Bundesliga. Find out why Leverkusen’s 5-1 victory in the Rhine Derby was not as clear cut as the scoreline suggests. Listen in as the pod gang attempt to make sense of where BVB are going wrong. And tune in to coo over the latest Bundesliga youngsters to make a mark on the league. All this – and much more – on this latest episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Extra – The Champions League Disaster

Join Bernie Reeves and Alex Handcock for a Talking Fussball Extra edition, in which the pod pals break down the German Champions League fixtures and try to figure out what went wrong in all four fixtures. Helping them from afar, are Archie Rhind Tutt and Raf Honigstein, who chat about BVB’s shortcomings in the press area at The Emirates stadium: how many kilos is Gündogan overweight? In part II, Alex and Bernie take a look at their pick of the weekend’s fixtures and look forward to the return of Huub Stevens!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 7 – Clubs in crisis

Crises in the Bundesliga! Grab our latest edition as Alex, Bernie and Jon check in on all the clubs in crisis. Are Dortmund really in crisis? Is Klopp the man to lead Dortmund out of their current slump? Is Keller heading into another crisis? Is Dutt’s crisis too much for him to handle and how can Veh prevent Stuttgart’s crisis? All this — a Germany international preview — and much more, on this week’s Monday episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 3 – Review and Analysis

It’s a jam-packed episode of Talking Fussball, as we’ve got exclusive interviews with Fabian Johnson Eljero Elia and Franco Di Santo sprinkled into the show. We’ve also got extensive analysis of the goal-fests in Mönchengladbach and Leverkusen, as well as a Bundesliga first involving a headset malfunction and a clear penalty. Finally, we grab our handkerchiefs and all get a bit emotional, as we hail the return of The Lost Son, Shinji Kagawa. All that and much more, in this week’s episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 25 – DFB Pokal, Hamburg in Crisis and Matchday 21 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with Matt Hermann at the helm for a packed episode. He is joined by TFE stalwarts, Terry Duffelen (200percent.net) and Niklas Wildhagen (Bundesliga Fanatic), to get down and dirty with the goings on in the Bundesliga and German football.

The hot topic of the week is the ongoing crisis at Hamburg. To bring the situation up-to-date and to get the opinions of a man on the ground, Kicker’s HSV reporter – Sebastian Wolff – is on the show.

Hamburg were one of the clubs involved in the DFB Pokal Quarter Finals in midweek. The panel wrap up the results and give out all the details for the draw for the next round.

If all that wasn’t enough, the TFE crew preview the up-coming action for Bundesliga Matchday 21.