Talking Fussball Extra – German Super Cup Review, Transfers & DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back for the new top-flight German season! Host Archie Rhind-Tutt and Bundesliga Fanatic senior editor Niklas Wildhagen talk about the season curtain raiser – the German Super Cup – and what it might mean for the season ahead. Borussia Dortmund picked up the trophy with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich. The goal scorers for BVB were Henrikh Mkhitaryarn and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the latter who broke out a Spiderman mask in celebration. The game was a comfortable win for Borussia, but the game threw up more questions for Bayern due to a cruciate ligament injury to Javi Martinez. How will FCB react in defensive areas to this news?

The pair also talk transfers and more specifically about former Arsenal striker Niklas Bendtner who has recently arrived at Wolfsburg.

To finish, Talking Fussball Extra explains the colour and atmosphere of the DFB Pokal (German Cup) 1st Round.

 

Talking Fussball – FIFA World Cup Final Review – Weltmeister Edition

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to celebrate Germany’s FIFA World Cup win! Host James Thorogood is joined by Alex Handcock and Archie Rhind-Tutt to heap praise on the world champions.

The Talking Fussball crew bring together all the emotion and all the analysis of this incredible achievement for Jogi’s boys. Who was Talking Fussball’s man of the match and man of the tournament, tune in to find out.

Let your teutonic side run riot and join in the celebrations of Germany’s fourth star.

Talking Fussball – FIFA World Cup Special – Final Preview – Germany v Argentina

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns to chew over Germany’s up-coming FIFA World Cup Final with Argentina. The biggest game on the planet that could be the crowing glory for Germany’s golden generation.

Host James Thorogood and guest Niklas Wildhagen go over what this game means in a historic and current context. The two teams have previously met in the 1986 and 1990 finals with one title a piece to each nation.

Will Germany become the first European team to win a World Cup in South America? Will it be Messi or Müller to be victorious. James and Nik give their views.

Enjoy the show!

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16

So…Germany was not exactly souverän in their round of 16 match against Algeria, but the 2-1 win still counts, and it sets up a quarterfinal meeting with France that has already set our mouths to watering. (Next course – snails!) In that spirit, Matt Hermann, Alex Handcock, and Jonathan Harding convened – and had a dynamite discussion. They dissected Joachim Löw’s persistence with a few unusual tactical ideas, got to the bottom of Per Mertesacker’s rage at the press after the Algeria match and even invited France 24’s Dan Levy (@DanLevy1) by to fill us in on the bleu side of the equation. As you’ll hear, there were a few technical issues in post-production, mostly relating to Jon’s audio. We did what we could, but his parts are kinda jacked, we have to admit. As he told us…he was trying to go “extra sultry.”

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 38 – DFB Pokal + Relegation Play-Off Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is here with a dose of post-season joy to soften the blow of the end of the regular campaign. Host Matt Hermann and his merry band of pundits – Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen – take a look at the big games of the week.

The DFB Pokal Final in Berlin (German Cup) pits two of the best teams in Europe -Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The meet at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening for a game that has all the hallmarks of another classic. Dortmund are really hitting their stride, while Bayern will want the win the double just to consider this a successful season.

The massive match is the Relegation Play-Off. Hamburg have two games to overcome 2nd Division Greuther Fürth. It starts at the Imtech Arena on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon. Is the Bundesliga Dinosaur about to become extinct?

One team that will be in the Bundesliga next season is Paderborn. They reached the promised land on the final day of the season. Peter Ahrens from Der Spiegel Online chats to Talking Fussball Extra about his home town club.

All that, plus a look at Germany’s bore draw friendly with Poland on Tuesday evening.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 37 – Germany World Cup Squad & Matchday 34 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is delving deep into the announced line-up for Joachim Löw and Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup squad. Host Matt Hermann and his panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, take a look at the Germany coaches initial picks and see what is hot and what is not from the selection.

But let’s not forget that there is one final round of games remaining in this season’s Bundesliga campaign. For some clubs it is do or die in the race for Europe or avoiding the drop. TFE brings you a comprehensive preview of the last weekend of action.

All that and more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 28 – Germany v Chile Review, Stuttgart + Matchday 24 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is talking international football this week. Host Matt Hermann and Editor of the Bundesliga Fanatic, Niklas Wildhagen, run the rule on Germany’s performance in their friendly against Chile.

That game took place in Stuttgart where the locals have been getting restless about their own team. Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider has been under pressure after poor results. Kicker writer George Moissidis gives his view on the the state of affairs at Stuttgart.

Finally, Eurosport commentator Angus Torode joins the pod to preview Matchday 24.

Talking Fussball Episode 28: Matchday 23 Reaction + DFB Chat

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Alex to break down a Matchday 24 that was just as fancy and entertaining as the 2014 Oscars.

Did FC Bayern München’s thrashing of FC Schalke 04 underline the gulf in class between the league leaders and the chasing pack? What are the implications of VfL Wolfsburg suffering a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of 1899 Hoffenheim? Is Armin Veh’s impending departure positive or negative from an Eintracht Frankfurt perspective? Has Joachim Löw waited to long to introduce the likes of Matthias Ginter, Andre Hahn, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Shkodran Mustafi to the national team and which Bundesliga all-star XI could beat the almighty FC Bayern?

Elsewhere Sal catches up with FC Augsburg duo Alexander Manninger and Ragnar Klavan, as well as getting Mame Diouf’s thoughts on Hannover 96’s 1-1 draw at the SGL Arena.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 28!

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.

 

 

 

Talking Fussball Episode 13 – Matchday 9 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to break down an eventful/controversial weekend in the Bundesliga before previewing the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Who was to blame for Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s ‘Phantom Tor’ against 1899 Hoffenheim? Where’s the precedent for a replay to take place? What changes have VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV implemented since their respective change in management? Why did Mario Götze make such a big difference in the second half against 1. FSV Mainz 05? Can Borussia Dortmund keep Mesut Özil quiet while coping with a lengthy injury list? Are FC Schalke 04 set to face their toughest test yet in the form of Chelsea FC and who have the pundits chosen in their ‘Non-household-name XI’?

Jon also catches up with 1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach Thomas Tuchel and midfielder Niki Zimling to get their thoughts on their sides’ 4-1 loss to FC Bayern München on Saturday. Plus could Tuchel be set to take charge of a Premier League side in the future?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 13!