Talking Fussball Episode 21 – Matchday 16 + Champions League Draw Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to break down another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Alex to highlight the key talking points from Matchday 16 before taking a look at Monday’s UEFA Champions League draw.

Can Hertha Berlin sustain their current form or are they set for a classic Bundesliga Rückrunde flop? Was Robin Dutt right to drop Sebastian Mielitz as the club’s No. 1? Could a three-goal comeback against 1. FC Nürnberg be the turning point for Hannover 96 this season? Can FC Augsburg be considered the team of the Hinrunde? Is Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s priority now retaining second place and how many German teams are likely to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter finals?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 21!

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 Extra Episode 16 – Talking Tactics + The International Friendlies

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with host Matt Hermann at the helm. He is joined by his trusty pundit panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, to preview the up-coming German national team clash with Italy. They are helped out by tactics supremo Michael Cox, from the essential Zonal Marking website, with his view on the German team.

There are also plenty of Bundesliga news for the podcast panel to sink their teeth into, including injuries to Bastian Schweinsteiger and Neven Subotic and the new shirt of the German national team.

All that and more on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 15 – Matchday 11 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James is back in the hosting hot seat alongside Bernie in the M94.5 studios to break down a streak-busting Matchday 11 before providing a mini-preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League encounters involving Bundesliga sides.

Were Borussia Dortmund at their very best during their 6-1 thumping of VfB Stuttgart? Was Sami Hyypiä naive in rotating his Bayer 04 Leverkusen side so heavily and underestimating Eintracht Braunschweig? What are the changes that Pep Guardiola could be talking about following FC Bayer München’s hard-fought victory over 1899 Hoffenheim? After winning away from home for the first time in six months is fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach’s to lose and is there a dark horse capable of breaking into the top six?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 15!

Talking Fussball Episode 14 – Matchday 10 Reactions + FC Bayern Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James hands over the hosting reigns to Sal in the M94.5 studios as they highlight all the major talking points from Bundesliga Matchday 10.

Who was the key to Borussia Dortmund’s stunning win over Ruhr rivals FC Schalke 04 in the Revierderby? Did VfL Wolfsburg need an embarassing defeat to kick-start their push for a European place? Is fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach’s to lose despite their inconsistency? Have Hertha Berlin given other sides a glimpse of hope with their performance at the Allianz Arena and were the DFB right or wrong to decide against replaying the encounter between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1899 Hoffenheim?

James also catches up with ESPN FC blogger Susie Schaaf to discuss all things FC Bayern München after an eventful week for the record titleholders. Susie’s work can be found on her exemplary blog as well as on the Rekordmeister podcast!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 14!

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!

Talking Fussball Episode 11 – Matchday 8 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is not to be missed as it returns to the M94.5 Studio with the fantastic four in place to decipher all of action from Matchday 8 in Germany’s top flight.

With lyrical host James Thorogood orchestrating the lederhosen-famous Bernie Reeves, the wise (yet beardless) Alex Handcock and the hair-obsessed Jonathan Harding, episode 11 of Talking Fussball is your perfect accompaniment for your mid-week Bundesliga blues.

On the evening Nürnberg’s head coach Michael Wiesinger got sacked, the TF team dissect the true value of a Pierre-Michel Lasogga hat-trick, whether Bayern were distracted by an Oktoberfest finale, and just how great it was to see Eintracht Braunschweig win a game in the Bundesliga.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 11!

Talking Fussbal Extra Episode 10 – Champions League reactions + Leverkusen Lowdown & Matchday 8

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with host Matt Hermann to get under the skin of Champions League Matchday 2 and the great results for the Bundesliga’s participants. Joining Matt to dissect the matches are Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen.

To give extra perspective on the fortunes of Bayer Leverkusen’s performance is Eric Bruehl from the Neverkusen Podcast, who also gives his thoughts on the progress of the Werkself and there prospects against Bayern Munich.

The rest of the team give their predictions and on the other up-coming fixture in the Bundesliga on Matchday 8.

 

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 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!