Talking Fussball – 2014/15 Season Preview Part 1

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a brand new season as James is joined by Alex and Bernie to look ahead to the 2014/15 campaign in Germany’s top flight, as they analyse how nine top-flight teams are shaping up coming in the 52nd edition of the Bundesliga.

Can Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos fill the void left by the departure of the Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund? Is the best Bayer 04 Leverkusen side we’ve seen in recent years? Will Borussia Mönchengladbach’s new recruits spur them on to new heights? Is Augsburg’s squad better now than it was at this time last season? How do Hannover 96 fit Lars Stindl and Hiroshi Kiyotake in the same system? Will Germany’s Under-19’s goalscoring phenom Davie Selke going to get a look in at Werder Bremen? Could SC Freiburg’s youth products play an important role in keeping Christian Streich’s side in the division? Have Hamburger SV conducted themselves well in the transfer market? Will SC Paderborn’s flash in the pan Bundesliga campaign at least have some highlights?

It’s Part 1 of Talking Fussball’s 2014/15 season preview and it’s not to be missed!

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 Episode 38 – Matchday 34 Review + Season Recap

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to mourn the end of the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign as James is joined by Alex and Jon to wrap up both Matchday 34’s results as well as provide an assessment of each of the 18 club’s seasons.

What on earth has gone on at 1. FSV Mainz 05 concerning head coach Thomas Tuchel? How immanent is the threat of extinction for Bundesliga dinosaurs Hamburger SV going into the relegation play-off? Could either 1. FC Nürnberg or Eintracht Braunschweig make an immediate return to the top-flight? How well represented will Germany be in the European competitions next season? How do FC Bayern München resemble Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka system and did Borussia Dortmund take a step forward in 2013/14?

Elsewhere Sal catches up with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Alexander Meier while the pundits delve into their bottomless pit of end-of-season awards. It’s Episode 38 of Talking Fussball and it’s not to be missed!

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 Episode 37 – Matchday 33 Review

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to delve headfirst into the weekend’s Bundesliga action as James and Alex break down the penultimate Matchday of the 2013/14 campaign with the battles at either end of the table set to go down to the wire.

Is sheer luck going to see Hamburger SV retain their Bundesliga status? Have Eintracht Braunschweig thrown away their only chances of causing an almighty upset at the foot of the table? Who is to blame for 1. FC Nürnberg’s demise this season? Is letting Sascha Lewandowski return to youth team duties the right move by Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Could Borussia Mönchengladbach do the unthinkable and qualify for the UEFA Champions League and which three defenders could help sure up FC Bayern München’s backline?

All this and much more on Talking Fussball Episode 37!

Talking Fussball Episode 36 – Matchday 32 Review + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest offering of jam-packed action from Germany’s top flight as well as a look ahead to FC Bayern München’s must-win UEFA Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid CF.

How will Roger Schmidt fit in at Bayer 04 Leverkusen when he takes over as head coach in the summer? Just how in-form has Marco Reus been of late and should he be considered for Player of the Season? How unbelieveable were the feats witnessed in Gelsenkirchen and Hoffenheim this weekend? Have VfL Wolfsburg blown their chances of a top four finish? Do any of the teams currently in the bottom three have it in them to claw their way to safety? What do FC Bayern need to do differently in their second leg against Real Madrid and is Pep Guardiola’s brand of FCB tiki-taka boring?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 36!

Talking Fussball Episode 34: Matchday 30 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by his bundesliga.com colleague Bernie to breakdown a Matchday 30 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to the DFB Pokal semi-finals.

Has the defeat to Borussia Dortmund proven that FC Bayern München’s invincibility was just a scary Bundesliga story? Do FC Schalke 04 still have a chance of clinching second place? Can Bayer 04 Leverkusen hold onto fourth place now that Sascha Lewandowski’s in charge? Is Kevin De Bruyne finally showing the type of form expected of him following his move to VfL Wolfsburg? Are Borussia Mönchengladbach gearing up for a long spell in European competition next season and how is the relegation battle going to pan out?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 34!

Talking Fussball Episode 33: Matchday 29 – The Bayern winning streak ends

It’s another jam-packed episode of Bundesliga goodness courtesy of the Talking Fussball Munich crew, in which they kick of the show by discussing the surprise Bayern defeat to Augsburg and express their opinions on the much-asked question of the weekend: ‘Was Pep arrogant in fielding the side he did?’. Next, the pod trio get their teeth stuck into the relegation battle once again, as they shake their collective heads in disbelief at the excitement of it all. Can Braunschweig survive following their 3-0 win against Hannover 96? Did we really witness Heiko Westermann score a wonder-goal? And have Stuttgart got what it takes to stay in the league following their own win against Freiburg at the weekend? We’ve got our top 3 players, a new Sprechen Sie Fussball word and the obligatory Champions League preview talk, as Bayern and Dortmund prepare to do battle in Europe’s premier competition. All this and much more on this week’s all new Talking Fussball Episode 32!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 31 – The Champions Crowned on the English Week

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with an English week special. The midweek fixtures in the Bundesliga saw not only the crowning of the record breaking champions Bayern Munich, but also the clash of Germany’s biggest rivals – Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.

Stand-in host Jon Hartley is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and 200percent.net’s Terry Duffelen to review the ‘English Week’ and preview Matchday 28 in the Bundesliga.

Matt Hermann has been out and about in Berlin to interview Tagesspiegel journalist, Kit Holden. The pair talk about Bayern’s win on Tuesday night and their incredible run to the title. They also discuss what we can expect in the future from the record champions.

 

 

 

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 30 – Dortmund Progress, ESPNFC’s Stephan Uersfeld + Matchday 26 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back! Archie Rhind-Tutt takes to the hosting hot-seat alongside panellists, Terry Duffelen (200percent.net) and Niklas Wildhagen (bundesligafanatic.com). This week, the trio look back at the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matches for Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.

While on the subject of Dortmund, Matt Hermann caught up with ESPNFC’s Stephan Uersfeld to get his take on the present and the future for the Black and Yellows.

And if all that wasn’t enough, Archie and Co. wrap up the latest Bundesliga news and preview Matchday 26.