European Blues – Bayern lead the way as Bundesliga sides fail and fail and fail

Hoo boy. Six teams in Europe, six losers. Bayern drop Carlo Ancelotti like he’s a bag of bologna sandwiches left outside on a hot day. Plenty of bad news to go around, and to tell the truth we didn’t know the half of it at recording time!

Matt Hermann caught up with his Berlin-based chum Stephan Uersfeld (ESPNFC) for some Bundesliga soul-searching just about an hour before the axe fell on Carlo’s neck, and before the Europa League trio wet-farted their way to a perfect storm of awful for the Federal League. Still, the whole convo is relevant, as the league’s present doldrums come in for unpacking.

Along the way, Jack Grimse of beIN Sports joins Matt on the line from Miami for a bit of extra insight into Real Madrid’s mastery. (Pardon the sound quality on Matt’s end – we had to use the backup recording as the Plan A version failed, hard.) Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

NOTE: For you sticklers for the highest standards of timeliness, we’ve got a Carlo post-mortem from Abel Maeszaros on our Patreon page…and it’s free!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 17/Hinrunde Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for one final time in 2015 as James, Bent and Alex cast their analytical eyes over, not only Matchday 17, but the Hinrunde as a whole!

Can Pep Guardiola’s three-year stint be considered a success and what will Carlo Ancelotti bring to the table when he takes over in the summer? Who wants to and who can come in to rescue Hannover 96 from the relegation scrap? With no European or domestic cup action, where does Andre Schubert go from here with Borussia Mönchengladbach? Was Borussia Dortmund’s first half a season under Thomas Tuchel a success despite complacency costing them against 1. FC Köln and which German player is in biggest need of a good Rückrunde to make it into Jogi’s Euro 2016 squad?

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

DFB Pokal review + match day 17 preview

The Hinrunde in the Bundesliga is slowly coming to an end and soon there will be no Bundesliga football to keep us warm during the coldest time of the year. But, don’t worry – match day 17 is still to come!

In the first part of our show Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen mull over the results of the third round in the DFB Pokal.

Mid-show we are first joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt who in the spirit of Christmas has brought along a present. We were more than happy to accept his interview for the Set Pieces of Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah which you’ll be able to listen to on this episode.

Nik has also spoken to Radio Free Weser host Patrick Davey about Werder’s crazy cup tie against Borussia Mönchengladbach and the club’s future prospects(Yes, Nik finally got his will and we are going big on the Werder love on this episode).

At the end of the show we take a closer look at the upcoming match day and we answer some of our listener questions!