Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal semifinals wrap / Bundesliga MD31 preview

Bayern’s treble dream is in tatters after BVB’s Jürgen Klopp finally won a showdown with Pep Guardiola in the German Cup semifinal. Dortmund will face Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal Finale in Berlin after the Wolves tore down Arminia Bielefeld’s Cinderella story in the other semi.

ESPNFC Bayern Munich writer Mark Lovell weighs in on the Bavarians’ loss,  and Matt Hermann, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Niklas Wildhagen discuss all that cup-cup-cuppery as well as preview the preantepenultimate match day of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season.

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!

Talking Fussball Episode 29: Matchday 24 Reaction + Champions League Chat

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 24 which didn’t disappoint and preview a crunch week in the UEFA Champions League for the Bundesliga sides.

How are things shaping up in the relegation battle with just nine points separating Hannover 96 in 12th and Eintracht Braunschweig in 18th? Were VfB Stuttgart right to sack Thomas Schneider and can Huub Stevens come in and rescue them from the drop? Have FC Bayern München rediscovered the ruthless quality to their game within Pep Guardiola’s new system and philosophy?`Have Borussia Mönchengladbach got the raw end of the deal in signing Yann Sommer and who did the Talking Fussball listeners vote for in the Bundesliga XI to beat Bayern?

All this and more on Talking Fussball Episode 29!