Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal Round 2 & Matchday 10

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is keeping it all domestic action this week. With two competitions taking place in Germany, there is no need to stray in to European chat territory. Host Matt Hermann and pundit in residence, Archie Rhind-Tutt, look back at the DFB Pokal 2nd Round and the drama that unfolded in the midweek action.

Also on the show, Bundesliga sage Uli Hesse drops in to talk about the current crisis at Borussia Dortmund.

All that, plus a preview of the up-coming Matchday 10 action in the German top-flight.

Talking Fussball Extra – Di Matteo joins Schalke & Poland v Germany

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for the international week. Despite the lack of Bundesliga action this week, Archie Rhind-Tut and Niklas Wildhagen delve into the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo to Schalke. Will he be the one to revive the Royal Blues?

On the pitch this coming weekend, Germany are on their travels to take on Poland. The pod’s special gues this week is Ryan Hubbard, a freelance journalist on Polish football. He give the low-down on the the World Champions next opponents in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.

All that and so much more. Enjoy the show.

Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 5 & Interview with Simon Rolfes

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is rammed to bursting this week with German football goodness. Not only has it been the ‘English Week’ in the Bundesliga, with rare midweek action taking place, but TFE has a special guest on the pod – Bayer Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes. Check out his extended interview in part two of the show.

The task of wading through the results of Matchday 5 falls to host Matt Hermann with the help of panellists, Nik Wildhagen (Senior Editor – Bundesliga Fanatic) and Archie Rhind-Tutt (Bundesliga Reporter – BT Sport). It was quite some set of games, with FC Bayern taking top spot in the league and elsewhere there were last minute equalisers for the likes of Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund.

Team Pod also takes on Team Listeners in predicting the scores of Matchday 6 in the Bundesliga. This week, panellist Nik faces off against listener, Alex Chaffer.

Talking Fussball Extra – The Champions League Begins & Matchday 4 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is packed to the rafters with German football goodness. Host Archie Rhind-Tutt has been out and about at Stamford Bridge to catch-up with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Julian Draxler after Schalke’s UEFA Champions League draw with Chelsea. Sky Deutschland reporter Dirk Schlarmann also drops in on the pod to give his views on the Royals Blues. The midweek action from Bayern, Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund also goes under the microscope from the panel of Niklas Wildhagen and Bernie Reeves.

Plus, the TFE crew get stuck into predicting Bundesliga Matchday 4. This week Bernie takes on listener Ryan O’Grady in our pick the score competition.

If that wasn’t enough, the pod has gone Wrestling crazy after the announcement that Tim Wiese has been offered a contract to join the WWE.

Let’s get ready to rumble!


Talking Fussball Extra – The Vikings are here! The Bundesliga’s Norwegian Bunch + MD3 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show has a very Scandinavian feel this week. Alongside regular Norwegian panellist – Niklas Wildhagen – current Norwegian Bundesliga stars are making appearances from the catacombs of Wembley, after their recent match with England. Hertha Berlin’s Per Skjelbred talks about his recent move to the capital club, while Rune Jarstein discusses the battle to be first choice keeper at the Olympiastadion. Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Havard Nordtveit chats about his club side’s up-coming match with Schalke. We also have a Bundesliga legend on the show this week – Jan Aage Fjørtoft give us his views on the top teams in the league.

If all that wasn’t enough, host Matt Hermann, Nik and fellow panelist Archie Rhind-Tutt discuss the latest Bundesliga news and preview Matchday 3.

Talking Fussball Extra – Argentina thrash the World Champions + Scotland Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show takes a slight detour from league matters in order deal with all things Die Mannschaft. Host Matt Hermann is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen, to look back at Germany’s disappointing 4-2 defeat to fellow World Cup finalists Argentina. To talk about the match from an Argentinian perspective, the Buenos Aires Herald’s Dan Edwards, joins the pod to discuss the action.

Not one but two internationals are taking place, and with that, Talking Fussball turns to Derek Rae (BT Sport and ESPN Commentator) for the view from the Scotland camp ahead of Germany’s match with them in Dortmund on Sunday.

All that, plus the views of the panel on the best and the worst transfers of the window from Bundesliga clubs.

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 Extra Episode 36 – Bayern Beaten in the Champions League

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns with a heavy heart as the UEFA Champions League no longer has a representative from the Bundesliga. Host Matt Hermann is joined by a panel including, Niklas Wildhagen, Terry Duffelen and Jonathan Harding to discuss the departure of Bayern Munich at the semi-final stage of the competition.

Also looking over the defeat against Real Madrid is European football expert Andy Brassell, who met up with Matt in a lively London Cafe.

If all that wasn’t enough, then the TFE crew peer into their crystal balls to give their predictions for what will be happening on the penultimate round of fixtures in this seasons Bundesliga.

Enjoy the show!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 34 – DFB Pokal Special + Tobias Escher

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns with a look at the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal, the German Cup. Terry Duffelen steers the good ship TFE through the choppy waters of Cup action with the assistance of Niklas Wildhagen (Bundesliga Fanatic) and Talking Fussball’s own Jonathan Harding.

Also on the show, tactical genius and leading light at website, Tobias Escher, joins the pod to talk about Wolfsburg’s development.

Plus, there is a full run down on the up-coming matchday in the Bundesliga.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 33 – Champions League Review + Ian Joy

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for a bumper edition. Host Matt Hermann is joined by Bundesliga wisemen Niklas Wildhagen and Archie Rhind-Tutt to steer through the partially murky waters of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Also on the show, Ian Joy who broadcasts for beINSport in North America and is a former player of Hamburg and FC St. Pauli. He gives his insight into the footballing constellation in the Hansastadt.

All that and a preview of Matchday 30 in the Bundesliga!