Talking Fussball – Matchday 18 Review + Matchday 19 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns to kick off 2015 in style! Join James and Jon as they break down all the action from the opening weekend of the Rückrunde and preview the upcoming Englische Woche.

What was the key behind VfL Wolfsburg’s resounding win over league leaders FC Bayern München? Does 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Yunus Malli fall under the ‘Ones to Watch’ catergory heading into the second half of the season? Is Jürgen Klopp right in saying that fans shouldn’t expect ‘champagne football’ taking Dortmund’s current predicament into account? Is Franco Di Santo the key to SV Werder Bremen ensuring their survival in the 2014/15 campaign? All this and more…

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Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Returns from the Winterpause

After a long winter break, Fussball is back and we are ready to talk all over it. This week Matt Hermann is joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt and guest panellist Kevin Hatchard (Talksport, TuneIn) for a bumper episode brought to you in partnership with fubo.tv, the streaming service that brings the Bundesliga right to your tablet, laptop or smartphone. Listeners with a North American IP address can sign up to win a free pass to see live Bundesliga broadcasts through to the end of the season here!

In this episode, we run down the best and worst of the winter transfer window, we preview match day 18, and we reflect on the biggest story of the break – the death of Wolfsburg’s Junior Malanda. Matt speaks to sports psychologist David Yeoman (who counselled the Hibernian FC team after the death of a player there in 2013) about the way teams can process grief.

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Talking Fussball – Matchday 17 Review + Hinrunde Awards

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a final time in 2014 :(!

Join James and Archie as they break down a bizarre Matchday 17 and hand out the unofficial Talking Fussball Hinrunde awards.

What are the chances of Jürgen Klopp leaving Borussia Dortmund before the end of the season? Did Mainz’s inability to finish chances negate their work rate in the defeat to FC Bayern? Do Wolfsburg’s struggles against Köln underline the fact they can’t compete with Bayern at the very top of the table yet? Who was the best player from the Hinrunde and which Under-21 star stood out the most in the first half of the campaign?

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

Talking Fussball Extra 2014/15 – The English Week & Matchday 17 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for one last show in 2014. Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen run down the results of the midweek action on Matchday 16 in the Bundesliga and take a look at what it means for teams across the league.

The pair also delve into the up-coming fixtures for the final round of games in 2014 before the winter break. Enjoy the last round of games of the year, with a little help from Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Extra 2014/15 – Champions League Progression + Matchday 15 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show has a slightly different feel this week. James Thorogood and Bernie Reeves provide the analysis of UEFA Champions League Matchday 6, a matchday that secured Schalke’s place in the draw for the Round of 16.

James and Bernie cast their eyes over the performances of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke after their midweek matches, before turning their attention to Bundesliga matters. The pair take on the challenge of predicting for against Andreas, the latest member of Team Listener, who wants to beat Team Pod in the on going ‘pick the score’ battle.

Enjoy the show!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 14 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Jon gather to casts their analytical eyes over all things Matchday 14, as well as tkaing a brief look at the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures.

Was Jürgen Klopp right to drop Roman Weidenfeller in favour of Mitchell Langerak? What’s to be made of FC Augsburg’s current league position? Are Thomas Schaaf’s enterprising Eintracht Frankfurt side a surprise package? Should Shinji Okazaki seek a move elsewhere with 1. FSV Mainz 05 faltering and is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting the best foil for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar since Raul?

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 2014/15 – Matchday 12 Review & UCL Preview

This week on Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show, everything is upside down. The Extra crew have jumped into the early slot in the week to bring you a review of Bundesliga Matchday 12. On the show is host Matt Hermann, who is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and TuneIn Radio Bundesliga Commentator Kevin Hatchard and the trio have their finger firmly on the pulse of the latest action from Germany’s top-flight.

The Bundesliga isn’t the only thing on the menu. The UEFA Champions League is almost upon us and all four of Germany’s participants are in action. Matt, Kevin and Archie give their opinions on what to expect from Schalke, Bayern, Leverkusen and Dortmund’s midweek missions.

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – TF on the road – Spain v Germany

This week, Talking Fussball Extra ventured to Zeitgeist in London to firstly watch Germany’s ever so slightly drab win over Spain before then previewing the upcoming round of fixtures in the Bundesliga – that being Matchday 12.

Of course, it was so much more than that with chat including Tim Wiese references, a spot of Bundesliga trivia and washing powder along with some Nordderby discussion as Hamburg prepare to take on Werder Bremen on Sunday.

So join host Archie Rhind-Tutt along with Matt Hermann, Jonathan Harding and Terry Duffelen for Talking Fussball Extra’s special night out.

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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?