Talking Fussball – ¡TITLE RACE ALERT! as the Hoff hold Bayern and the Bulls gore Mainz (MD10 review)

We encourage Bundesliga fans beleaguered by the “one-team-league” critique to wave the current table in the naysayers’ faces after match day 10. Bayern met their match when Hoffenheim visited the Allianz Arena, while raging RB Leipzig’s headlong charge to the top landed the latest matador (one dressed in a goof-ball karneval outfit) in the ICU. Matt Hermann corrals Nik Wildhagen into a conversation over what this all means: what teams have a chance to press Bayern all season, which teams are not quite there, which teams are as good as gone…and much much more. Producer Aidan is there to get it all down in crystal clear audio. Enjoy!

Talking Fussball – Dark horses on the gallop: Growlin’ Ro-grr Schmidt among the trampled (MD8 Review)

Match day eight in the Bundesliga brought more wins for most of the ‘surprise’ top teams in this young season of change. RB Leipzig, Hertha BSC and Hoffenheim all kept pace with FC Bayern München by collecting three points. The odd man out was 1.FC Köln, and you get the feeling they’d have found a way to win if they hadn’t been playing Hertha themselves.

Among the teams to suffer defeat at the hands of one of that group was Leverkusen, whose coach Roger Schmidt was a bit too aggro in his dispute over a foul call with opposite number Julian Nagelsmann for the DFB’s taste. Schmidt is now set to miss two games with a touchline ban.

Matt and Terry discuss Schmidt’s ban, preview the upcoming DFB Pokal second round, and wrap up the storylines from MD8. Hope you enjoy it!

Talking Fussball – 2016/17 Matchday 5 Review

Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga was comeback central! The weekend results had widespread implications for several clubs as we not only saw standout performances and historically poor starts to the season, but also the second managerial casualty of 2016/17.

Accordingly James and Bent sat down to discuss and dissect all this Bundesliga. From FC Schalke 04 being in crisis mode to Hamburger SV’s chances of actually getting it right this time with Markus Gisdol.

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

Talking Fussball – Taking stock in the englische Woche (MD3 and 4)

With the Bundesliga season 11.76% over, we at Talking Fussball thought it high time to take stock in what’s been going on. The teams have made it through the first two parts of their gruelling three-game English-style week and a few things are clear: Hamburg, Werder and Schalke stink at the moment, while Cologne, Frankfurt, and Hertha are flying high.

Nik Wildhagen talks through these truths with Kirsten Schlewitz of Unusual Efforts, and goes through the particulars of a few of the flood of games along the way too. He even gets in a few choice Morrissey-isms along the way, and if you don’t get a kick out of that maybe you just have bad taste in music.

It’s not strange – we just want to live our lives this way…

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 34/Season Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bent breakdown all things Matchday 34, as well as the bigger picture of the entire campaign. The guys also share their opinions on a host of end-of-season awards.

What have we made of the early summer transfer activity? Did SV Werder Bremen deserve to stay in the Bundesliga? What was Guido Winkmann thinking for BAyer 04 Leverkusen’s second goal against FC Ingolstadt 04? Should SV Darmstadt 98 sell Sandro Wagner and who was the Player of the Season?

Alternatively you can watch the episode on YouTube by clicking HERE!

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 33 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Ross breakdown all things Matchday 33!

Did Borussia Mönchengladbach deserve to qualify for the UEFA Champions League this season? How do Bayer 04 Leverkusen ensure they take another step forward in their development next season? How are thing shaping up for Eintracht Frankfurt and SV Werder Bremen ahead of their final day relegation six-pointer? Will VfB Stuttgart benefit from spending a year in the 2. Bundesliga? Who were the big winners in the relegation battle and what qualities ultimately made the difference in them survivng the season?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 32 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bent analyse and assess all things Matchday 32!

Is their win over SV Darmstadt 98 a turning point in the relegation battle for Eintracht Frankfurt? Where the hell did SV Werder Bremen’s 6-2 drubbing of VfB Stuttgart come from? Are Jürgen Kramny’s men capable of bouncing back with a favourable run-in? Has too much damage been done or can Hertha Berlin still turn things around in the race for Europe? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach hold onto 4th place and who would the Bundesliga equivalent of Leicester City be next season?

All this and more on the latest offering from Talking Fussball!

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 30 Review + DFB Cup Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Ross analyse and assess all things Matchday 30 and look ahead to the DFB Cup semi-finals.

How key is Claudio Pizarro in SV Werder Bremen’s bid to retain Bundesliga status this season? What has Julian Nagelsmann arrival at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim done for the club’s momentum? Is the belief that SV Darmstadt 98 and Sandro Wagner could stay up growing with every passing week? Who is more likely to survive of FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart and who do the panel believe will finish in the bottom three?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 29 Review + UCL Preview + UEL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Jon breakdown all things Matchday 29 whilst handing in their predictions for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League quarter final second legs.

Was the Revierderby performance against Borussia Dortmund more of what we needed to see from FC Schalke 04 this season? What does the panel believe is behind Marco Reus’ dip in form in the current campaign? How costly will SV Werder Bremen’s form against the bottom six prove in their relegation plight? Do TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have the best chance of survival based on current form and do we finally have faith in SV Darmstadt 98 beating the drop?

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