Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup MD2

The Talking Fussball boys are back! Matt Hermann, Bernie Reeves and Nik Wildhagen break down Germany’s stumble against Ghana, as well as mull over the challenge ahead for Jogi’s Truppe, who face a tricky Group G finale against the USA. (Or will they? The ghosts of Gijon are swirling…)

Nik also catches up with one of our favourite guests, @TobiasEscher of Spielverlagerung.de, who, as usual, has been thinking things out tactically and fills us in on his thoughts as to what went wrong for Germany v. Ghana as well as how the Jungs should prepare for Klinsi and the USMNT.

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup MD1

Germany got off to a flying start at the 2014 World Cup, and so too have the Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show boys. Matt Hermann rounds up Nik Wildhagen and Bernie Reeves to break down die Nationalmannschaft‘s big win over Portugal, as well as discuss the team’s prospects against the beaten (though very game) Ghana in the next match day in Group G.

The gang also take on the matter of a gentleman’s honour (w/r/t how much one can exaggerate after being clumsily fouled by Pepe), as well as share their tops and flops among Bundesliga players over the tournament’s first few days.

So get listening to Talking Fussball Extra’s World Cup Update!

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup Preview

Following a near month-long hiatus, Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to bring you a 2014 FIFA World Cup preview focusing specifically on Joachim Löw and the Nationalmannschaft as they go into Group G set to take on Portugal, Ghana and the USA.

Has Joachim Löw got a squad at his disposal capable of meeting expectations of both the media and the fans? Where are Germany at their weakest and strongest? Could selecting just one out-and-out striker prove to be the downfall for Germany? Will the golden generation fall just short again? How big a loss is Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus and can they get off on the right foot in the World Cup opener against the Portuguese?

All this and more on the first episode of Talking Fussball: The 2014 World Cup Edition!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 38 – DFB Pokal + Relegation Play-Off Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is here with a dose of post-season joy to soften the blow of the end of the regular campaign. Host Matt Hermann and his merry band of pundits – Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen – take a look at the big games of the week.

The DFB Pokal Final in Berlin (German Cup) pits two of the best teams in Europe -Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The meet at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening for a game that has all the hallmarks of another classic. Dortmund are really hitting their stride, while Bayern will want the win the double just to consider this a successful season.

The massive match is the Relegation Play-Off. Hamburg have two games to overcome 2nd Division Greuther Fürth. It starts at the Imtech Arena on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon. Is the Bundesliga Dinosaur about to become extinct?

One team that will be in the Bundesliga next season is Paderborn. They reached the promised land on the final day of the season. Peter Ahrens from Der Spiegel Online chats to Talking Fussball Extra about his home town club.

All that, plus a look at Germany’s bore draw friendly with Poland on Tuesday evening.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 37 – Germany World Cup Squad & Matchday 34 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is delving deep into the announced line-up for Joachim Löw and Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup squad. Host Matt Hermann and his panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, take a look at the Germany coaches initial picks and see what is hot and what is not from the selection.

But let’s not forget that there is one final round of games remaining in this season’s Bundesliga campaign. For some clubs it is do or die in the race for Europe or avoiding the drop. TFE brings you a comprehensive preview of the last weekend of action.

All that and more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 28 – Germany v Chile Review, Stuttgart + Matchday 24 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is talking international football this week. Host Matt Hermann and Editor of the Bundesliga Fanatic, Niklas Wildhagen, run the rule on Germany’s performance in their friendly against Chile.

That game took place in Stuttgart where the locals have been getting restless about their own team. Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider has been under pressure after poor results. Kicker writer George Moissidis gives his view on the the state of affairs at Stuttgart.

Finally, Eurosport commentator Angus Torode joins the pod to preview Matchday 24.

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 17 – England v Germany review, Uli Hesse + Der Klassiker

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back, with host Matt Hermann, Terry Duffelen and Nilkas Wildhagen to sort the wheat from the chaff of Germany’s friendly at Wembley against England. There is reaction from Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Hamburg’s Marcel Jansen at the result, and the German national team is also one of the topics covered in this week’s in-depth interview.

Esteemed author Uli Hesse joins the pod to bring his views on Germany’s recent friendlies, Joachim Löw, as well as the up-coming show down between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

That Dortmund versus Bayern clash is also the focus of the podcast’s preview of Matchday 13.

All that and more, on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 17 – Italy vs. Germany Reactions + England vs. Germany Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to cater to all your German football needs as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Jon and Alex to break down the lessons learned from Germany’s draw with Italy, before previewing the upcoming friendly with England!

Can Germany take plenty of positives from their defensive performance against one of the best sides Europe has to offer? Was the lack of chances created a cause for concern? Is Mario Götze the best fit for the ‘false nine’ role in Joachim Löw’s system? Who is the ideal replacement for the injured Sami Khedira? How seriously are Germany taking the encounter with England? Where will England be able to target any chink in the armour of Germany and who is Talking Fussball’s dark horse to make it into Germany’s World Cup squad for the trip to Brazil?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 17!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 16 – Talking Tactics + The International Friendlies

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with host Matt Hermann at the helm. He is joined by his trusty pundit panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, to preview the up-coming German national team clash with Italy. They are helped out by tactics supremo Michael Cox, from the essential Zonal Marking website, with his view on the German team.

There are also plenty of Bundesliga news for the podcast panel to sink their teeth into, including injuries to Bastian Schweinsteiger and Neven Subotic and the new shirt of the German national team.

All that and more on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 7 – Germany vs. Austria + Munich Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show takes a break from the norm as James, Alex and Bernie are joined in the M94.5 studios by Munich-based Abendzeitung reporter Patrick Strasser to break down Germany’s encounter with Austria as well as several long-standing questions pertaining to Munich’s power duo.

Was this a much-improved defensive performance from Germany? How important is Miroslav Klose to Joachim Löw’s plans and what makes him such a special striker? Are Germany moving towards a false nine system in the future? What can be made of the changes Pep Guardiola has instigated at FC Bayern München? What are the main differences between the record titleholders and their naughty neighbours 1860 München and does German football need to be concerned about it’s coefficient heading into the group stages of the European competitions?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 7!