Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 23 Review + Matchday 24 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Alex analyse and assess all things Matchday 23.

Is 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Yunus Malli a candidate for MVP of the current campaign? How much pressure is Roger Schmidt under to deliver a top-four finish with Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Were FC Bayern there for the taking this weekend against VfL Wolfsburg and how do we rate Kingsley Coman amongst the other top Under-21 player in the Bundesliga?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

We apologise for the technical issues in today’s show we thought putting out something was better than nothing.

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 – Matchday 22 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another jam-packed episode full of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Alex put their heads together to mull over all the goings on from Matchday 22 and provide the shortest ever UEFA Champions League preview – quality over quantity guaranteed!

Where’s it all gone wrong for Roger Schmidt and are Bayer 04 Leverkusen relying too heavily on individual quality? When do we have to start taking FC Ausgburg sustained challenge in the top half of the table seriously? Is this the season we’re going to lose a big Traditionsverein in the form of VfB Stuttgart? Can Borussia Dortmund still challenge for the UEFA Champions League qualification spots and is Bas Dost a top quality striker or simply benfitting from top class midfield service? All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball.

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Talking Fussball – Matchday 20 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Jon gather to delve head first into the Matchday 20 action in which late bloomers stole the show and Borussia Dortmund finally returned to winning ways!

Was BVB’s 3-0 victory over SC Freiburg the turning point in their horrid season? What conclusions can be drawn from Andre Schürrle’s debut for VfL Wolfsburg? Where has it all gone wrong for European hopefuls TSG 1899 Hoffenheim? Are SV Werder Bremen demonstrating the form befitting of a team chasing a top four finish and why were the FC Augsburg fans booing their side following the 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt?

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Talking Fussball – Matchday 18 Review + Matchday 19 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns to kick off 2015 in style! Join James and Jon as they break down all the action from the opening weekend of the Rückrunde and preview the upcoming Englische Woche.

What was the key behind VfL Wolfsburg’s resounding win over league leaders FC Bayern München? Does 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Yunus Malli fall under the ‘Ones to Watch’ catergory heading into the second half of the season? Is Jürgen Klopp right in saying that fans shouldn’t expect ‘champagne football’ taking Dortmund’s current predicament into account? Is Franco Di Santo the key to SV Werder Bremen ensuring their survival in the 2014/15 campaign? All this and more…

Talking Fussball is brought to you in partnership with fubo.tv, the streaming service that brings the Bundesliga directly to your tablet, laptop or smartphone. Listeners with a North American IP address can sign up to win a free subscription which will allow them to see LIVE Bundesliga broadcasts for the remainder of the season here!

And if you want to take part in our listener survey we’d love to hear from you. Fill it out here – it won’t take long we promise 😉

Talking Fussball – Matchday 17 Review + Hinrunde Awards

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns for a final time in 2014 :(!

Join James and Archie as they break down a bizarre Matchday 17 and hand out the unofficial Talking Fussball Hinrunde awards.

What are the chances of Jürgen Klopp leaving Borussia Dortmund before the end of the season? Did Mainz’s inability to finish chances negate their work rate in the defeat to FC Bayern? Do Wolfsburg’s struggles against Köln underline the fact they can’t compete with Bayern at the very top of the table yet? Who was the best player from the Hinrunde and which Under-21 star stood out the most in the first half of the campaign?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 14 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Jon gather to casts their analytical eyes over all things Matchday 14, as well as tkaing a brief look at the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures.

Was Jürgen Klopp right to drop Roman Weidenfeller in favour of Mitchell Langerak? What’s to be made of FC Augsburg’s current league position? Are Thomas Schaaf’s enterprising Eintracht Frankfurt side a surprise package? Should Shinji Okazaki seek a move elsewhere with 1. FSV Mainz 05 faltering and is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting the best foil for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar since Raul?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 11 Review + Nationalmannschaft Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another weekend of breath taking Bundesliga action as James and Jon mull over the talking points to emerge from Matchday 11 before taking a look ahead to Germany’s upcoming fixtures with Gibraltar and Spain.

Just where did Pawel Olkowski’s sensational performance come from in Köln seven-goal thriller with Hoffenheim? Are FC Bayern München bad for the Bundesliga as a competitive league entity? What on earth went through Christoph Kramer’s head as he scored THAT own goal? Is Andre Breitenreiter the next Markus Weinzierl and did Augsburg’s win over Paderborn shed any light on his managerial capabilities?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!!

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 10 Review + UCL Matchday 4 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back as James and Alex put their heads together to bring you the latest offering of jam-packed action from Germany’s top flight as well as a look ahead to Matchday 4 in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

Were FC Bayern München tactically superior against Borussia Dortmund for the first time in a long time? What was to be made of the storylines which came out of the Klassiker? Is Borussia Mönchengladbach’s historic start to the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign an execution of Lucien Favre’s long-term vision for the club? Is Kevin De Bruyne the most in-form player in Germany’s top-flight at present and what more can be said of SC Paderborn 07?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 9 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another cracking weekend of Bundesliga action as James and Alex mull over the talking points to emerge from Matchday 9.

Have Borussia Mönchengladhbach sent out a message to the rest of the league after coming close to beating FC Bayern München? Just what on earth happened in the nine-goal thriller in Frankfurt? Are VfL Wolfsburg underling their ambition in potentially mixing things up near the top of the table? What does Alex make of the Borussia Dortmund crisis and did SV Werder Bremen have any other choice in the case of Robin Dutt?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!!