Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 31 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Archie and Stefan breakdown all things Matchday 31 whilst handing in their predictions for the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Atletico Club de Madrid and FC Bayern München.

What are the fine margins that differentiate the criticism being levelled at Andre Breitenreiter and Roger Schmidt? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach seize upon mistakes made by the teams above them to clinch a top-four finish or will the fixture list play against them? Will Hertha Berlin pick up anymore points in the current campaign or will they drop into the UEFA Europa League qualification spots and how big of a blow was 1. FSV Mainz 05’s loss to relegation-threatened Eintracht Frankfurt in their bid for UEFA Champions League football?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 17/Hinrunde Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for one final time in 2015 as James, Bent and Alex cast their analytical eyes over, not only Matchday 17, but the Hinrunde as a whole!

Can Pep Guardiola’s three-year stint be considered a success and what will Carlo Ancelotti bring to the table when he takes over in the summer? Who wants to and who can come in to rescue Hannover 96 from the relegation scrap? With no European or domestic cup action, where does Andre Schubert go from here with Borussia Mönchengladbach? Was Borussia Dortmund’s first half a season under Thomas Tuchel a success despite complacency costing them against 1. FC Köln and which German player is in biggest need of a good Rückrunde to make it into Jogi’s Euro 2016 squad?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 11 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as Alex and James break down all things Matchday 11 and take a look ahead to the UEFA Champions League midweek matches.

What can we read into Borussia Dortmund’s response to a poor run of form that culminated in a dismal defeat to FC Bayern München? Why were Borussia Mönchengladbach lacking in confidence and playing it safe under Lucien Favre and is Andre Schubert a serious contender for the head role on a permanent basis? Are VfL Wolfsburg still trying to deal with the end of the Kevin De Bruyne era and is Yoshinori Muto better than Shinji Okazaki?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 7 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another blockbuster budnesliga weekend as James and Alex C. discuss and disect all things Matchday 7, while James also catches up with Jon to find out what life was like in the Signal Iduna Park on Sunday evening.

Just how much potential does this young FC Schalke 04 side have under Andre Breitenreiter? What has changed at Borussia Mönchengladbach and which players have really stepped to the fore to bring about a change in fortunes since Lucien Favre’s resignation? What has been going wrong at SV Werder Bremen in recent weeks and is it possible that the return of Marco Reus has caused problems for Borussia Dortmund?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – Wednesday Madness and Match Day 29 Preview

Wednesday saw Bayern München lose the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals against Porto after three massive blunders by the Bavarians defence. Back in Germany HSV made headlines for appointing their fourth coach of the season and BVB coach Jürgen Klopp announced that he’d leave Dortmund at the end of the season.

Archie Rhind-Tutt and Nik Wildhagen take a closer look at all the story lines emerging on that crucial day for German football. The two of them talk about Jürgen Klopp’s legacy at Dortmund and HSV chances of avoiding the drop, before they dive into the mess Bayern got themselves into in the Champions League.

In part 2 we’re taking a closer look at all the upcoming action on match day 29.

And if that wasn’t enough, we are giving away 10 copies of Ronald Reng’s new book “Match days: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”. So sit back, pour yourself a cup/glass of coffee/tea/beer/beverage of your choice, and enjoy!