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.

Talking Fussball – 2014/15 Season Preview Part 1

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a brand new season as James is joined by Alex and Bernie to look ahead to the 2014/15 campaign in Germany’s top flight, as they analyse how nine top-flight teams are shaping up coming in the 52nd edition of the Bundesliga.

Can Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos fill the void left by the departure of the Robert Lewandowski at Borussia Dortmund? Is the best Bayer 04 Leverkusen side we’ve seen in recent years? Will Borussia Mönchengladbach’s new recruits spur them on to new heights? Is Augsburg’s squad better now than it was at this time last season? How do Hannover 96 fit Lars Stindl and Hiroshi Kiyotake in the same system? Will Germany’s Under-19’s goalscoring phenom Davie Selke going to get a look in at Werder Bremen? Could SC Freiburg’s youth products play an important role in keeping Christian Streich’s side in the division? Have Hamburger SV conducted themselves well in the transfer market? Will SC Paderborn’s flash in the pan Bundesliga campaign at least have some highlights?

It’s Part 1 of Talking Fussball’s 2014/15 season preview and it’s not to be missed!

Talking Fussball Episode 38 – Matchday 34 Review + Season Recap

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to mourn the end of the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign as James is joined by Alex and Jon to wrap up both Matchday 34’s results as well as provide an assessment of each of the 18 club’s seasons.

What on earth has gone on at 1. FSV Mainz 05 concerning head coach Thomas Tuchel? How immanent is the threat of extinction for Bundesliga dinosaurs Hamburger SV going into the relegation play-off? Could either 1. FC Nürnberg or Eintracht Braunschweig make an immediate return to the top-flight? How well represented will Germany be in the European competitions next season? How do FC Bayern München resemble Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka system and did Borussia Dortmund take a step forward in 2013/14?

Elsewhere Sal catches up with FC Augsburg captain Paul Verhaegh and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Alexander Meier while the pundits delve into their bottomless pit of end-of-season awards. It’s Episode 38 of Talking Fussball and it’s not to be missed!

Talking Fussball Episode 37 – Matchday 33 Review

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to delve headfirst into the weekend’s Bundesliga action as James and Alex break down the penultimate Matchday of the 2013/14 campaign with the battles at either end of the table set to go down to the wire.

Is sheer luck going to see Hamburger SV retain their Bundesliga status? Have Eintracht Braunschweig thrown away their only chances of causing an almighty upset at the foot of the table? Who is to blame for 1. FC Nürnberg’s demise this season? Is letting Sascha Lewandowski return to youth team duties the right move by Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Could Borussia Mönchengladbach do the unthinkable and qualify for the UEFA Champions League and which three defenders could help sure up FC Bayern München’s backline?

All this and much more on Talking Fussball Episode 37!

Talking Fussball Episode 36 – Matchday 32 Review + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest offering of jam-packed action from Germany’s top flight as well as a look ahead to FC Bayern München’s must-win UEFA Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid CF.

How will Roger Schmidt fit in at Bayer 04 Leverkusen when he takes over as head coach in the summer? Just how in-form has Marco Reus been of late and should he be considered for Player of the Season? How unbelieveable were the feats witnessed in Gelsenkirchen and Hoffenheim this weekend? Have VfL Wolfsburg blown their chances of a top four finish? Do any of the teams currently in the bottom three have it in them to claw their way to safety? What do FC Bayern need to do differently in their second leg against Real Madrid and is Pep Guardiola’s brand of FCB tiki-taka boring?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 36!

Talking Fussball Episode 34: Matchday 30 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by his bundesliga.com colleague Bernie to breakdown a Matchday 30 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to the DFB Pokal semi-finals.

Has the defeat to Borussia Dortmund proven that FC Bayern München’s invincibility was just a scary Bundesliga story? Do FC Schalke 04 still have a chance of clinching second place? Can Bayer 04 Leverkusen hold onto fourth place now that Sascha Lewandowski’s in charge? Is Kevin De Bruyne finally showing the type of form expected of him following his move to VfL Wolfsburg? Are Borussia Mönchengladbach gearing up for a long spell in European competition next season and how is the relegation battle going to pan out?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 34!

Talking Fussball Episode 33: Matchday 29 – The Bayern winning streak ends

It’s another jam-packed episode of Bundesliga goodness courtesy of the Talking Fussball Munich crew, in which they kick of the show by discussing the surprise Bayern defeat to Augsburg and express their opinions on the much-asked question of the weekend: ‘Was Pep arrogant in fielding the side he did?’. Next, the pod trio get their teeth stuck into the relegation battle once again, as they shake their collective heads in disbelief at the excitement of it all. Can Braunschweig survive following their 3-0 win against Hannover 96? Did we really witness Heiko Westermann score a wonder-goal? And have Stuttgart got what it takes to stay in the league following their own win against Freiburg at the weekend? We’ve got our top 3 players, a new Sprechen Sie Fussball word and the obligatory Champions League preview talk, as Bayern and Dortmund prepare to do battle in Europe’s premier competition. All this and much more on this week’s all new Talking Fussball Episode 32!

Talking Fussball Episode 32: Matchday 28

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to delve headfirst into the weekend’s Bundesliga action! As Jon, Bernie and Alex break down Matchday 24, and wade through the topsy-turvy regulation battle, they wonder: who has got what it takes to survive? And what exactly was happening in Freiburg this weekend? Next, the pod gang turns its attention towards the battle for the European spots. Can Schalke 04 actually nick 2nd spot off their bitter rivals Dortmund? And could Mainz or Gladbach grab the Champions League qualification spot? Finally, it’s tears all round as Jon takes a look back at his favorite moments on the podcast and bids his chums goodbye, the night before he is set to leave Munich. All this and much more, on this week’s episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Episode 31: Matchday 26 Reaction + Revierderby Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by Bernie, Jon and Alex to breakdown a Matchday 25 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to Matchday 27 and the Revierderby.

Is fourth place there for the taking considering Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s current battle with poor form? What can Borussia Mönchengladbach realistically achieve with just two points separating them from UEFA Champions League qualification? Did VfL Wolfsburg get ahead of themselves in their pursuit of European football? Were Jos Luhukay and Gertjan Verbeek harsh with their post-match comments and what implications will Tuesday’s Revierderby have on the battle for second place between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 31!