An astronaut in the Revierderby. A ball actions’ record and a 70’s revival. Join James and Alex as they hone in on the match day 6 talking points in the Bundesliga: How did 1 FC Köln fare at home against the Rekordmeister? How many minutes did Hamburg take to end their goal-scoring drought? And should Dortmund have had a penalty? Following our Bundesliga focus, we take look at upcoming Champions League fixtures, discuss our top 3 players of the week and check in with Alex for a Sprechen Sie Fussball word. All this and much more on this week’s Monday episode of Talking Fussball.
Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is here with a dose of post-season joy to soften the blow of the end of the regular campaign. Host Matt Hermann and his merry band of pundits – Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen – take a look at the big games of the week.
The DFB Pokal Final in Berlin (German Cup) pits two of the best teams in Europe -Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The meet at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening for a game that has all the hallmarks of another classic. Dortmund are really hitting their stride, while Bayern will want the win the double just to consider this a successful season.
The massive match is the Relegation Play-Off. Hamburg have two games to overcome 2nd Division Greuther Fürth. It starts at the Imtech Arena on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon. Is the Bundesliga Dinosaur about to become extinct?
One team that will be in the Bundesliga next season is Paderborn. They reached the promised land on the final day of the season. Peter Ahrens from Der Spiegel Online chats to Talking Fussball Extra about his home town club.
All that, plus a look at Germany’s bore draw friendly with Poland on Tuesday evening.
Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns with stand-in host Archie Rhind-Tutt in the chair. He is joined by stalwarts of the Bundesliga punditry game, Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen.
On the menu this week: A review of all the Bundesliga teams in midweek European action. Schalke’s Battle Royale with Real, Dortmund’s visit to the Venice of the North and Frankfurt’s heartbreak against Porto.
All that, plus a round-up of Bundesliga news and the preview of Matchday 23 – including the 100th Nordderby between Werder Bremen and Hamburg.
Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with Matt Hermann at the helm for a packed episode. He is joined by TFE stalwarts, Terry Duffelen (200percent.net) and Niklas Wildhagen (Bundesliga Fanatic), to get down and dirty with the goings on in the Bundesliga and German football.
The hot topic of the week is the ongoing crisis at Hamburg. To bring the situation up-to-date and to get the opinions of a man on the ground, Kicker’s HSV reporter – Sebastian Wolff – is on the show.
Hamburg were one of the clubs involved in the DFB Pokal Quarter Finals in midweek. The panel wrap up the results and give out all the details for the draw for the next round.
If all that wasn’t enough, the TFE crew preview the up-coming action for Bundesliga Matchday 21.
Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to break down another scintillating weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 20 that boasted dazzling and disastrous performances in equal measure.
Are we witnessing the downfall of three of the Bundesliga’s most storied Traditionsvereine? What on earth is going on with Hamburger SV? Does Robin Dutt need to be shown the door to save SV Werder Bremen? Have the wheels come off for Thomas Schneider and VfB Stuttgart? Has Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally announced himself on the Bundesliga stage in the way that was expected of him and what has been the main reason behind FC Schalke 04 rediscovering the form post-winter?
All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 25!