Talking Fussball Extra – Di Matteo joins Schalke & Poland v Germany

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for the international week. Despite the lack of Bundesliga action this week, Archie Rhind-Tut and Niklas Wildhagen delve into the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo to Schalke. Will he be the one to revive the Royal Blues?

On the pitch this coming weekend, Germany are on their travels to take on Poland. The pod’s special gues this week is Ryan Hubbard, a freelance journalist on Polish football. He give the low-down on the the World Champions next opponents in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.

All that and so much more. Enjoy the show.

Talking Fussball Extra – UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 + Bundesliga MD 7 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back into midweek mode. Host Matt Hermann is joined by Terry Duffelen and Jon Hartley to discuss the action from Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League, which included the behind closed doors game between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich. Schalke only got a draw at home to Maribor, while Leverkusen breezed past Benfica at home. To top it all off, Borussia Dortmund were 3-0 winners away at Anderlecht.

After the midweek excitement, there is the small matter of the previewing Bundesliga Matchday 7 which means that the battle between ‘Team Pod’ and ‘Team Listeners’ rages on. Terry represents TFE against Paul Schall from South Africa.

Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 5 & Interview with Simon Rolfes

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is rammed to bursting this week with German football goodness. Not only has it been the ‘English Week’ in the Bundesliga, with rare midweek action taking place, but TFE has a special guest on the pod – Bayer Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes. Check out his extended interview in part two of the show.

The task of wading through the results of Matchday 5 falls to host Matt Hermann with the help of panellists, Nik Wildhagen (Senior Editor – Bundesliga Fanatic) and Archie Rhind-Tutt (Bundesliga Reporter – BT Sport). It was quite some set of games, with FC Bayern taking top spot in the league and elsewhere there were last minute equalisers for the likes of Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund.

Team Pod also takes on Team Listeners in predicting the scores of Matchday 6 in the Bundesliga. This week, panellist Nik faces off against listener, Alex Chaffer.

Talking Fussball Extra – The Vikings are here! The Bundesliga’s Norwegian Bunch + MD3 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show has a very Scandinavian feel this week. Alongside regular Norwegian panellist – Niklas Wildhagen – current Norwegian Bundesliga stars are making appearances from the catacombs of Wembley, after their recent match with England. Hertha Berlin’s Per Skjelbred talks about his recent move to the capital club, while Rune Jarstein discusses the battle to be first choice keeper at the Olympiastadion. Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Havard Nordtveit chats about his club side’s up-coming match with Schalke. We also have a Bundesliga legend on the show this week – Jan Aage Fjørtoft give us his views on the top teams in the league.

If all that wasn’t enough, host Matt Hermann, Nik and fellow panelist Archie Rhind-Tutt discuss the latest Bundesliga news and preview Matchday 3.

Talking Fussball – Germany 2-1 Scotland Review

In the shortest-ever episode of Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show, Sal and Bernie catch up in Borussia Dortmund’s illustrious Signal Iduna Park mixed zone to cast their analytical eye over Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland in their opening UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match.

How close did Scotland really come to causing an upset in Dortmund and what does Joachim Löw have to do to settle this side so they can start performing to the standard their World Cup winning title demands?

All this and more on Talking Fussball: In the Zone!

Talking Fussball Extra – Argentina thrash the World Champions + Scotland Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show takes a slight detour from league matters in order deal with all things Die Mannschaft. Host Matt Hermann is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen, to look back at Germany’s disappointing 4-2 defeat to fellow World Cup finalists Argentina. To talk about the match from an Argentinian perspective, the Buenos Aires Herald’s Dan Edwards, joins the pod to discuss the action.

Not one but two internationals are taking place, and with that, Talking Fussball turns to Derek Rae (BT Sport and ESPN Commentator) for the view from the Scotland camp ahead of Germany’s match with them in Dortmund on Sunday.

All that, plus the views of the panel on the best and the worst transfers of the window from Bundesliga clubs.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 2 Review and Deadline Day

It’s a bumper edition of Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show this week. As Archie Rhind-Tutt and Jonathan Harding comb through round 2 of the Bundesliga, there’s an interview with Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic after BVB’s first win of the season whilst Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh also reflects on that game. Then, there’s “Talking Fussball: On Tour” with Terry Duffelen and Nik Wildhagen going to Werder Bremen v Hoffenheim. Plus, there’s discussion of the late transfer moves of Shinji Kagawa and Lewis Holtby along with the rest of the action from Matchday 2 – where Paderborn made history, Bayern didn’t win and Junior Malanda missed from yards out…again!

Talking Fussball Extra – Kasper Hjulmand in Focus, Leverkusen Progress & Matchday 2 Preview

On Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show this week, host Matt Hermann is joined by the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagn, to bring you up-to-date with the goings on in the ‘League of the World Champions’. In a jam packed show, Bayer Leverkusen go under the microscope after their success in the UEFA Champions League play-offs against FC Copenhagen. Eric from the Neverkusen Podcast joins Nik to discuss the the match and how the team are shaping up at the start of the new season.

TFE also gets the low-down on the new coach of Mainz -Kasper Hjulmand. Matt calls up Danish sports journalist Martin Davidsen for his thoughts on the new man in the hot-seat at the Coface Arena. What can we expect? And will he be a success? We have the answers.

If that wasn’t enough, Matt represents Team Talking Fussball against you – the listeners – in our score prediction competition. Taking him on is Joe Havens on behalf on Team Listeners.

Enjoy the show!

 

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 1 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your first weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness of the 2014/15 season, which kicked off in style on the weekend whilst thorwing up a whole host of talking points for the panel of Alex, Jon and Bernie to discuss.

What can be made of the newly-promoted sides’ results on the opening weekend? How long will we have to wait to see Ciro Immobile come good in a Borussia Dortmund shirt? Do VfL Wolfsburg need to add a world-class striker to their ransk to truly compete for a place in the top 4? How on earth did Junior Malanda miss an open goal against FC Bayern München? Are Bayer 04 Leverkusen the real deal under new coach Roger Schmidt and did we really just witness Julian Schieber score a brace in another goal-riddled draw?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 1 Review!

Talking Fussball Extra – 2014/15 Season Preview Part 2

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show unleashes it’s part of the bumper season preview. The remaining nine Bundesliga teams go under the microscope of host Matt Hermann, the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen and BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt. Will Bayern sweep the board again? Can promoted Cologne stay in the Bundesliga? And is Thomas Schaaf the German Alan Curbishley? All will be revealed in the Talking Fussball Extra season preview.

This week is the first opportunity for one of you, the listeners, to take one of the pundits in predicting the scores of Matchday 1 in the Bundesliga. Nik takes on listener Lucas Swaine.

All that and much much more in this bumper preview edition of the show.