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 26 – UEFA Champions League Review, Per Mertesacker + Matchday 22 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show – returns to review all the week’s goings on in the UEFA Champions League for Germany’s clubs. Host Matt Hermann and pundits Terry Duffelen, Niklas Wildhagen and Archie Rhind-Tutt, go through the mixed bag of results for Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal’s German defender – Per Mertesacker – gives his post-match view on his side’s defeat to the Bayern Munich.

News in the Bundesliga this week has centred around contract extensions at Borussia Dortmund, Freiburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Find out who will be staying at German clubs a while longer.

And finally, the podcast crew give their thoughts on the up-coming Matchday 22 in the Bundesliga.

 

 

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 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 17 – Italy vs. Germany Reactions + England vs. Germany Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to cater to all your German football needs as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Jon and Alex to break down the lessons learned from Germany’s draw with Italy, before previewing the upcoming friendly with England!

Can Germany take plenty of positives from their defensive performance against one of the best sides Europe has to offer? Was the lack of chances created a cause for concern? Is Mario Götze the best fit for the ‘false nine’ role in Joachim Löw’s system? Who is the ideal replacement for the injured Sami Khedira? How seriously are Germany taking the encounter with England? Where will England be able to target any chink in the armour of Germany and who is Talking Fussball’s dark horse to make it into Germany’s World Cup squad for the trip to Brazil?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 17!

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 12 – Germany vs. Ireland Reaction + Legends Profile

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James Thorogood and Jon Harding convene in the M94.5 studios to highlight the main debatable topics and talking points from Germany’s win over the Republic of Ireland in Köln, where Jon Hartley caught up with Arsenal FC’s Per Mertesacker and Chelsea FC’s Andre Schürrle to get their thoughts on die Nationalmannschaft‘s performance against the Republic of Ireland and the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Are Germany destined to feature a false nine for the forseeable future? Where does Toni Kroos fit in with this incredibly talented squad? Does a result like this paper over the cracks regarding Germany’s defensive deficiencies and how much pressure is there on this current ‘Golden Generation’ to walk away with the World Cup in the summer?

Furthermore Jon Harding profiles one of Germany’s legends of years past, a Wunder-ful player who didn’t exactly have pace to Bern – find out who it is by listening in to this and so much more on Talking Fussball Episode 12!

Talking Fussbal Extra Episode 9 – The DFB Pokal, Matchday 7 & Augsburg’s Marcel de Jong

This week on Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show, Matthias Suuck steps in for Matt Hermann and is joined by Bundesliga Fanatic Editor Niklas Wildhagen, as well as BT Sport’s European Football reporter, Archie Rhind-Tutt. On the show, the crew dissect the 2nd Round of the the DFB Pokal, including interviews with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nuri Sahin and Mortiz Volz.

The interview of the week is with Canadian international and Augsburg star, Marcel de Jong. The FCA left-back explains his return from injury, as well as his love for doughnuts.

Finally, the Talking Fussball Extra experts give their thoughts on the up-coming Bundesliga action on Matchday 7.

 

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 7 – Germany midweek review + Bundesliga Matchday 5 preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back and is jammed packed with German international and domestic chat. Host Matt Hermann is joined by regular experts Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, to run the rule on the Germany’s trip to the far flung Faroe Islands and to discuss the up-coming fixtures in the top-flight when the league resumes this weekend.

Adding extra analysis to the mix is Berlin based AFP Journalist Ryland James – giving his expert opinion on not only Germany, but the early season form in the Bundesliga.

All this and much more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 7 – Germany vs. Austria + Munich Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show takes a break from the norm as James, Alex and Bernie are joined in the M94.5 studios by Munich-based Abendzeitung reporter Patrick Strasser to break down Germany’s encounter with Austria as well as several long-standing questions pertaining to Munich’s power duo.

Was this a much-improved defensive performance from Germany? How important is Miroslav Klose to Joachim Löw’s plans and what makes him such a special striker? Are Germany moving towards a false nine system in the future? What can be made of the changes Pep Guardiola has instigated at FC Bayern München? What are the main differences between the record titleholders and their naughty neighbours 1860 München and does German football need to be concerned about it’s coefficient heading into the group stages of the European competitions?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 7!