Talking Fussball – Matchday 31 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James and Alex put their collective heads together to mull over managerial changes, Bundesliga Matchday 31 and FC Bayern München’s upcoming UEFA Champions League semi-final 1st leg against FC Barcelona.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to escape with three points from their clash with VfB Stuttgart? Which side benefitted more from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund sharing the spoils on Matchday 31? Are SV Werder Bremen worthy of a place in the UEFA Europa Leagze based on their resurgence? Can FC Augsburg hold onto a top six spot and have VfL Wolfsburg become complacent or tired towards the end of the current campaign?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 30 Review + DFB Cup Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Alex and Alex look back on all the twists and turns from Matchday 30 as well as taking a look ahead to the DFB Cup semi-finals.

Who were the big winners and losers in the relegation battle? Does Freiburg’s experience in skirmish for survival count double? Does Lasogga’s brace make up for his poor form all season? Can Augsburg afford any further slip ups this season? What does the future hold for Hannover 96 under Michael Frontzeck and FC Schalke 04 under Roberto Di Matteo?

Furthermore we announce the winners of the competition to win one of ten copies of Ronald Reng’s new book “Match days: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”.

Talking Fussball Extra – Champions League review and Match Day 30 preview

Archie Rhind-Tutt and Niklas Wildhagen are mulling over Bayern’s big win in the Champions League, all the latest Bundesliga news and the upcoming match day.

What were the reasons behind Bayern’s miraculous comeback against Porto? How is Michael Frontzeck going to fare at Hannover? And could the race for the title be decided this weekend?

For our mid-show interview Archie has spoken to Ronald Reng, the author of the marvellous “Matchdays: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”.

In the last section of our program the boys take a closer look at the battle against relegation and all the other upcoming matches this weekend.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 29 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James and Bernie put their heads together to mull over managerial changes, Bundesliga Matchday 29 and FC Bayern München’s upcoming UEFA Champions League 2nd leg against FC Porto.

What will Thomas Tuchel bring to the table that Jürgne Klopp didn’t at Borussia Dortmund? Was this the right time for Hannover 96 to pull the plug on Tayfun Korkut’s reign as their head coach? Did we witness an improvement in Hamburger SV’s first outing under Bruno Labbadia and do SC Freiburg and VfB Stuttgart fans have reason to believe their sides have what it takes to survive this season?

We are also giving away 10 copies of Ronald Reng’s new book “Match days: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”.

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 15 Review + UEFA Champions League Draw

We’ve got quite the pod in store for you today, as Alex and Bernie team up to discuss a topsy turvy weekend, to preview the upcoming Champions League fixtures and the Englische Woche. Get your dose of Dortmund Doldrums, feast your ears on the Bavarian Bonanza and nestle in to get the low-down on the latest Schalke Schlappe. All this and much more on this week’s Monday 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 Extra Episode 27 – European Drama & Historic Derby Build-Up

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns with stand-in host Archie Rhind-Tutt in the chair. He is joined by stalwarts of the Bundesliga punditry game, Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen.

On the menu this week: A review of all the Bundesliga teams in midweek European action. Schalke’s Battle Royale with Real, Dortmund’s visit to the Venice of the North and Frankfurt’s heartbreak against Porto.

All that, plus a round-up of Bundesliga news and the preview of Matchday 23 – including the 100th Nordderby between Werder Bremen and Hamburg.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 26 – UEFA Champions League Review, Per Mertesacker + Matchday 22 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show – returns to review all the week’s goings on in the UEFA Champions League for Germany’s clubs. Host Matt Hermann and pundits Terry Duffelen, Niklas Wildhagen and Archie Rhind-Tutt, go through the mixed bag of results for Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal’s German defender – Per Mertesacker – gives his post-match view on his side’s defeat to the Bayern Munich.

News in the Bundesliga this week has centred around contract extensions at Borussia Dortmund, Freiburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Find out who will be staying at German clubs a while longer.

And finally, the podcast crew give their thoughts on the up-coming Matchday 22 in the Bundesliga.

 

 

Talking Fussball Episode 10 – Matchday 7 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Sal gather in the M94.5 studios to pick out the main talking points from Matchday 7 in the Bundesliga before providing a brief preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Are SC Freiburg doomed to feature in this season’s Bundesliga relegation battle? Have Borussia Dortmund proven they’re capable of dealing with injuries this season? Where is it all going wrong for FC Schalke 04 under Jens Keller? Is Michael Wiesinger edging ever closer to the exit door at 1. FC Nürnberg? Should Bastian Schweinsteiger have been sent-off against VfL Wolfsburg and are Bayer 04 Leverkusen ready to make it a three-horse race for the title?

Sal also catches up with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Max Kruse and Branimir Hrgota to get their thoughts on their sides’ 2-2 draw on Friday night.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 10!

Talking Fussball Episode 7 – Germany vs. Austria + Munich Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show takes a break from the norm as James, Alex and Bernie are joined in the M94.5 studios by Munich-based Abendzeitung reporter Patrick Strasser to break down Germany’s encounter with Austria as well as several long-standing questions pertaining to Munich’s power duo.

Was this a much-improved defensive performance from Germany? How important is Miroslav Klose to Joachim Löw’s plans and what makes him such a special striker? Are Germany moving towards a false nine system in the future? What can be made of the changes Pep Guardiola has instigated at FC Bayern München? What are the main differences between the record titleholders and their naughty neighbours 1860 München and does German football need to be concerned about it’s coefficient heading into the group stages of the European competitions?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 7!