Talking Fussball ENCORE – Mexico NT chat with DW Sports’ Hecko Flores

World Cup 2018 is under way! We’ve already seen one instant classic in Portugal-Spain as well as late-game drama in Friday’s other two matches. We can only hope Germany vs Mexico provides us with plenty more thrills.

To whet the appetite, we thought we’d post the full version of Matt’s chat with Hecko Flores his colleague at DW Sports. (This was originally a Patreon bonus which had appeared in the full podcast in truncated form.) The conversation was recorded a good while back (a few weeks after the draw) so some squad information has changed, but it remains a good primer on what makes El Tri tick, as well as how Mexico supporters relate to their team. Enjoy!

Talking Fussball – Germany NT World Cup preview

It’s World Cup time! It’s time to Talk Fussball! Germany are gearing up for their Group F opener on Sunday and Matt catches up with Kit Holden in Berlin to run the squad over with a fine-toothed comb.

The boys also devote quite a bit of time to exploring the “Erdogan affair”, the controversy that’s bogging down Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogan…and threatens to engulf the team’s entire campaign in Russia. It’s a real departure from the usual sports chat – we hope you enjoy it!

Bundesliga MD27 – Bayern go bust in Leipzig, Löw leaves out BVB stars for friendlies

ALERT! ALERT! FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN HAVE LOST IN THE BUNDESLIGA! To mark that unusual event in Leipzig, Susie Schaaf of Miasanrot drops by to talk about the Rekordmeister’s present and future.

Matt also engages her in an extended discussion of Germany’s squad ahead of two prestige friendlies against Spain and Brazil – games in which some decisions on who makes the plane to Russia might well get made. Susie also introduces us to the latest project she’s involved in: The Short Pass. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

 

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers – Bundesliga stars in action at the business end

Usually when they take away our Bundesliga for the week, we kick and scream – this week, it wasn’t so bad. International action served up plenty of drama as qualifying for World Cup 2018 came to a close. Matt and Abel talk over many of the best storylines, including Germany’s record-setting run to Russia, Turkey’s blackout at home to Iceland, and the exploits of a certain BVB wonder boy in Orlando.

The episode is rounded out with some Jupp-Heynckes-to-Bayern talk as well as discussion of a couple of topics put forward by our Patreon subscribers – how Bundesliga sides’ foreign tours are viewed back home, and who would join Bayern and Dortmund in a European Super League (should one ever get off the ground). Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – TF on the road – Spain v Germany

This week, Talking Fussball Extra ventured to Zeitgeist in London to firstly watch Germany’s ever so slightly drab win over Spain before then previewing the upcoming round of fixtures in the Bundesliga – that being Matchday 12.

Of course, it was so much more than that with chat including Tim Wiese references, a spot of Bundesliga trivia and washing powder along with some Nordderby discussion as Hamburg prepare to take on Werder Bremen on Sunday.

So join host Archie Rhind-Tutt along with Matt Hermann, Jonathan Harding and Terry Duffelen for Talking Fussball Extra’s special night out.

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Talking Fussball Extra 2014/15 – Germany versus Gibraltar

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is all about international football this week and specifically the mighty against the minnows clash of Germany versus Gibraltar.

Host Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen take a look back at what was a disappointing match for Germany despite the resounding 4-0 win. The team came under fire from coach Joachim Löw, but was it justified? Terry and Nik give their views on the match.

They also look forward to Germany’s up-coming match with Spain. Will this be a friendly to savour between the European and World Champions, or one to forget?

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 – 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 – FIFA World Cup Final Review – Weltmeister Edition

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to celebrate Germany’s FIFA World Cup win! Host James Thorogood is joined by Alex Handcock and Archie Rhind-Tutt to heap praise on the world champions.

The Talking Fussball crew bring together all the emotion and all the analysis of this incredible achievement for Jogi’s boys. Who was Talking Fussball’s man of the match and man of the tournament, tune in to find out.

Let your teutonic side run riot and join in the celebrations of Germany’s fourth star.

Talking Fussball – FIFA World Cup Special – Final Preview – Germany v Argentina

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns to chew over Germany’s up-coming FIFA World Cup Final with Argentina. The biggest game on the planet that could be the crowing glory for Germany’s golden generation.

Host James Thorogood and guest Niklas Wildhagen go over what this game means in a historic and current context. The two teams have previously met in the 1986 and 1990 finals with one title a piece to each nation.

Will Germany become the first European team to win a World Cup in South America? Will it be Messi or Müller to be victorious. James and Nik give their views.

Enjoy the show!