Talking Fussball ENCORE – Mexico NT chat with DW Sports’ Hecko Flores

World Cup 2018 is under way! We’ve already seen one instant classic in Portugal-Spain as well as late-game drama in Friday’s other two matches. We can only hope Germany vs Mexico provides us with plenty more thrills.

To whet the appetite, we thought we’d post the full version of Matt’s chat with Hecko Flores his colleague at DW Sports. (This was originally a Patreon bonus which had appeared in the full podcast in truncated form.) The conversation was recorded a good while back (a few weeks after the draw) so some squad information has changed, but it remains a good primer on what makes El Tri tick, as well as how Mexico supporters relate to their team. Enjoy!

Talking Fussball – Germany NT World Cup preview

It’s World Cup time! It’s time to Talk Fussball! Germany are gearing up for their Group F opener on Sunday and Matt catches up with Kit Holden in Berlin to run the squad over with a fine-toothed comb.

The boys also devote quite a bit of time to exploring the “Erdogan affair”, the controversy that’s bogging down Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogan…and threatens to engulf the team’s entire campaign in Russia. It’s a real departure from the usual sports chat – we hope you enjoy it!

Talking Fussball Extra – Hanover aftermath and MD13 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra is back with a rather serious-minded show. Matt Hermann talks to broadcaster Jon Hartley about the scene that unfolded in Hanover as Germany’s friendly against the Netherlands was canceled because of a terror threat, and then Matt and Nik Wildhagen chat a bit about the mess the German Football Federation (DFB) has got itself into.

Then things lighten up and sound a bit more like a usual TFE episode – Match Day 13 needed previewing, so Matt and Nik got down to it. Can Dortmund end their Hanseatic misery against HSV? Is Augsburg well-poised to snap out of their funk in Stuttgart? Might Bayern drop points against Schalke? (After all, they did it twice last season…)

Tune in.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 27 + DFB Cup

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Bernie and Jon look back on all the excitement from Germany’s biggest game ‘Der Klassiker’, the rest of the matchday 27 action and look ahead to the DFB Cup quarterfinals.

What were the reasons behind FC Bayern München’s tactical surprise against Borussia Dortmund? How long before Gladbach are taken seriously as a top-three contender? Has the toup four already cemented itself and will the relegation battle come down to the final day of the season?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 26 + Germany Squad

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with ato bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James and Alex look back on all the twists and turns from Matchday 26 as well as briefly breaking down Joachim Löw squad selection for Germany’s upcoming encounters.

Did Borussia Mönchengladbach execute a perfect gameplan against league leaders FC Bayern München? How big of a loss will Arjen Robben be in the coming weeks? Have Hamburger SV made a rash decision in replacing Josef Zinnbauer with Peter Knäbel and how important were VfB Stuttgart’s and SC Freiburg’s victories this weekend?

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 Extra 2014/15 – Germany versus Gibraltar

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is all about international football this week and specifically the mighty against the minnows clash of Germany versus Gibraltar.

Host Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen take a look back at what was a disappointing match for Germany despite the resounding 4-0 win. The team came under fire from coach Joachim Löw, but was it justified? Terry and Nik give their views on the match.

They also look forward to Germany’s up-coming match with Spain. Will this be a friendly to savour between the European and World Champions, or one to forget?

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal Round 2 & Matchday 10

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is keeping it all domestic action this week. With two competitions taking place in Germany, there is no need to stray in to European chat territory. Host Matt Hermann and pundit in residence, Archie Rhind-Tutt, look back at the DFB Pokal 2nd Round and the drama that unfolded in the midweek action.

Also on the show, Bundesliga sage Uli Hesse drops in to talk about the current crisis at Borussia Dortmund.

All that, plus a preview of the up-coming Matchday 10 action in the German top-flight.

Talking Fussball Extra – Di Matteo joins Schalke & Poland v Germany

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for the international week. Despite the lack of Bundesliga action this week, Archie Rhind-Tut and Niklas Wildhagen delve into the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo to Schalke. Will he be the one to revive the Royal Blues?

On the pitch this coming weekend, Germany are on their travels to take on Poland. The pod’s special gues this week is Ryan Hubbard, a freelance journalist on Polish football. He give the low-down on the the World Champions next opponents in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.

All that and so much more. Enjoy the show.

Talking Fussball Extra – Argentina thrash the World Champions + Scotland Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show takes a slight detour from league matters in order deal with all things Die Mannschaft. Host Matt Hermann is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen, to look back at Germany’s disappointing 4-2 defeat to fellow World Cup finalists Argentina. To talk about the match from an Argentinian perspective, the Buenos Aires Herald’s Dan Edwards, joins the pod to discuss the action.

Not one but two internationals are taking place, and with that, Talking Fussball turns to Derek Rae (BT Sport and ESPN Commentator) for the view from the Scotland camp ahead of Germany’s match with them in Dortmund on Sunday.

All that, plus the views of the panel on the best and the worst transfers of the window from Bundesliga clubs.