Talking Fussball Episode 30: Matchday 25 Reaction + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another goal-ridden weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon, Bernie and Alex to break down Matchday 25.

Is there anything left to say about this FC Bayern München side? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach push on for European qualification after beating their namesakes from Dortmund? Could 1. FSV Mainz 05 sneak under the radar to secure themselves European football next season? Did FC Augsburg prove they’re not ready to compete at the top of the table and what were the implications of ‘Relegation Super Sunday’?

Elsewhere Bernie caught up with FC Schalke 04 duo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Kevin-Prince Boateng to get their thoughts on the Royal Blues’ away win in Augsburg.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 30!

Talking Fussball Episode 29: Matchday 24 Reaction + Champions League Chat

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 24 which didn’t disappoint and preview a crunch week in the UEFA Champions League for the Bundesliga sides.

How are things shaping up in the relegation battle with just nine points separating Hannover 96 in 12th and Eintracht Braunschweig in 18th? Were VfB Stuttgart right to sack Thomas Schneider and can Huub Stevens come in and rescue them from the drop? Have FC Bayern München rediscovered the ruthless quality to their game within Pep Guardiola’s new system and philosophy?`Have Borussia Mönchengladbach got the raw end of the deal in signing Yann Sommer and who did the Talking Fussball listeners vote for in the Bundesliga XI to beat Bayern?

All this and more on Talking Fussball Episode 29!

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 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 Episode 26 – Matchday 21 Reactions + UCL R16 Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a turbulent Matchday 21 that boasted goals, upsets and a fifth managerial casualty of the season.

Wherein lie Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s issues with form at the start of the Rückrunde? Was James right to highlight Ludovic Obraniak as a potential leader for a struggling Werder Bremen side? Was VfL Wolfsburg’s win over Hertha Berlin the type of victory that will secure them a top six spot? Who’s the better head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld or Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel or Markus Weinzierl and can Mirko Slomka prove Hamburger SV’s saving grace after taking over from Bert van Marwijk?

Plus Bernie talks to Josip Drmic and Per Nilsson after 1. FC Nürnberg put an end to FC Augsburg’s eight-game unbeaten streak, while Sal caught up with SC Freiburg head coach Christian Streich following his side’s 4-0 defeat to league leaders FC Bayern München.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 26!

Talking Fussball Episode 24 – Matchday 19 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 19 that was littered with highlights and controversy.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to take all three points against VfL Wolfsburg? How will Diego’s departure affect the Wolves? Did Eintracht Braunschweig deserve to take a point in their game with Borussia Dortmund? Was the right decision made in the weekend’s most controversial tale which took place in the German capital? What’s been the secret to Gertjan Verbeek and Tayfun Korkut’s success?

Plus Bernie catches up with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Constant Djakpa to get his thoughts on the encounter at the Allianz Arena, all this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 24!

Talking Fussball Episode 23 – Matchday 18 Reactions + Transfer Talk

Talking Fussball is back in 2014 and boy does it feel good! The second half of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season has begun and with James hosting in yet another new location, Jon, Bernie and Alex were on hand to complete the awesome foursome in breaking down a truly unpredictable Matchday 18.

Was the winter break long enough for Borussia Dortmund? Surely Hannover 96 on the road against VfL Wolfsburg can only end one way? Is Gertjan Verbeek due a sponsorship deal with Gillette? Is their less plus and more minus to HSV’s current state of affairs? Did SC Freiburg throw Bayer 04 Leverkusen off course and have Eintracht Frankfurt finally appeased their home fans?

Join us. Go on. The Bundesliga’s been away far too long, we know that, but both the league and Talking Fussball are back now. So sit back and enjoy episode 23 of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Episode 22 – Matchday 17 Reactions + Hinrunde Flashback

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back for the last time in 2013 with another dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in his kitchen by Sal and Jon the final Matchday of the Hinrunde before refelcting on the highs and lows of both 2013 and the first half of the season.

Was Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 win in Dortmund a reward for their astonishing work ethic? What implications does the 2-2 on Sunday have on Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg’s European ambitions? Has Dieter Hecking proven the perfect fit for the Wolves? Could Shinji Okazaki be considered one of the signings of the season so far? How doom and gloom is life for 1. FC Nürnberg and what does the Bundesliga have to offer if the title race is dead and buried?

Plus find out who made the Talking Fussball crew chose in their Hinrunde XI and as the Team of the Hinrunde!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 22!

Talking Fussball Episode 18 – Matchday 13 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to break down another blockbuster weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Jon and Alex to highlight the key talking points from Matchday 13 before providing a brief preview of this week’s pivotal UEFA Champions League fixtures!

What did Pakistan and North Korea miss out on following this weekend’s top game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München? Was BVB’s new-look backline really the problem in their 3-0 loss in Der Klassiker? Who is the mole in the record titleholders camp currently leaking information to the press? How big a blow is the loss of Sidney Sam to Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Did FC Schalke 04 once again prove they’re not ready to cut it in the top four this season? Where will Borussia Mönchengladbach slip up in the coming weeks and can Hamburger SV maintain their form under Bert van Marwijk?

Meanwhile, Sal worked his magic in the mixed zone once again, checking in with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh to get his thoughts on the the importance of his side’s 2-0 win at home to 1899 Hoffenheim.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 18!

Talking Fussball Episode 8 – Matchday 5 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show are back to business as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to breakdown all the action from Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga before providing a brief preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Have Borussia Dortmund‘s new signings taken Jürgen Klopp’s side to greater heights? Did Wolfsburg prove they’re not ready to make a challenge for the European places this season? Would Manchester United be foolish to underestimate this Bayer Leverkusen side based on their form at present? Is Vaclav Kadlec the missing piece in Eintracht Frankfurt‘s puzzle and was Matthias Sammer justified in his criticism of FC Bayern München‘s performance against Hannover 96?

Jon also catches up with Hannover 96 players Didier Ya Konan and Marcelo to get their thoughts on the 2-0 defeat in Munich.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 8!

Disclaimer: This episode of Talking Fussball was recorded before Thorsten Fink was sacked by Hamburg!