Talking Fussball Extra – Atletico beat Bayern, who’ll buy Hummels / 1.FC Nürnberg focus / MD32 Preview

FC Bayern München’s road toward the UEFA Champions League Final (we hope) has hit another speed bump away from home. Atletico Madrid took them down 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon and now there’s all to do in Munich next week. FC Bayern’s long-term types, meanwhile, have been busy turning the head of Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. He’s put in a formal transfer request with BVB to let them know he hopes to return to his boyhood club. Matt Hermann and Terry Duffelen join up to mull over both of those topics, as well as set up Match Day 32 in the Bundesliga.

In the middle, Matt is joined by Florian Zenger, 1.FC Nürnberg blogger extraordinaire at Clubfans United and Faszination Nordkurve. He brings us up to speed on what’s been going on at Der Club during its two-year hiatus form the top flight and how good its chances are of returning through the relegation playoff.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 19 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Bent and Ross dissect and discuss all things Matchday 19 as well as getting Ross’ first-hand tale of what went down in Stuttgart.

Are there any words to describe Felix Wiedwald’s abysmal showing between the sticks for SV Werder Bremen against Hertha Berlin? Are Hamburger SV in danger of being dragged in the relegation mire? What on earth happened in controversy central in the game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Ingolstadt 04? How big of an impact has Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez had at Bayer 04 Leverkusen beyond just the goals he scores and will he stay beyond the summer?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 18 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back for the first time in 2016 and Matchday 18 served up an absolute doozy allowing James, Jon, Bent and Alex to break down a whole host of talking points!

In the ‘Battle of the Borussias’ were Dortmund at their attacking best or were Gladbach at their defensive worst? Are the form and fitness of Timo Werner, Daniel Didavi, Filip Kostic and Christian GEntner the key to Stuttgart’s survival? Are 1. FC Köln too over reliant on Anthony Modeste? Is Leroy Sane really ready for a big-money move to a big-name club and is Alexander Meier the Bundesliga’s budget version of Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 3 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another jam-packed episode full of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex and Archie mull over all the goings on from Matchday 3, whilst casting an eye over the top transfer deadline deals.

Are Borussia Mönchengladbach headed for a Borussia Dortmund-like crisis this season? Who will get the sack first: VfB Stuutgart’s Alexander Zorniger or Hannover 96’s Michael Frontzeck? What kind of a season are FC Augsburg in for? What is FC ingolstadt 04’s secrect to success and are Eintracht Frankfurt on the up and up under the tutelage of Armin Veh?

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

Talking Fussball – Germany Review & Match Day 8 Preview

The World Champions have done badly in their European Championship qualification fixtures. What were the reasons? Should we be worried? Alex, Archie and Nik gather to dissect the international action. We’ve got an exclusive interview with Mats Hummels, a preview of the next match day – as well as run-down of our new predictions game: Team Listener vs. Team Talking Fussball! All this and much more on this latest episode.

Talking Fussball Extra – World Cup Special – Quarter Finals

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back to cast a critically eye over Germany’s progression to the FIFA World Cup semi-finals after a 1-0 win over France. Host Matt Hermann is joined by resident pundits Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen.

They discuss the tactical changes and how that effected the performance and debate if Joachim Löw should change his starting formation against up-coming opponents Brazil.

Also on the podcast, Uli Hesse (the sage of German football) gives his opinions on the tournament so far and what could happen should German bow out against the hosts.

All that and more on this edition of Talking Fussball Extra.

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 Episode 12 – Germany vs. Ireland Reaction + Legends Profile

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James Thorogood and Jon Harding convene in the M94.5 studios to highlight the main debatable topics and talking points from Germany’s win over the Republic of Ireland in Köln, where Jon Hartley caught up with Arsenal FC’s Per Mertesacker and Chelsea FC’s Andre Schürrle to get their thoughts on die Nationalmannschaft‘s performance against the Republic of Ireland and the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Are Germany destined to feature a false nine for the forseeable future? Where does Toni Kroos fit in with this incredibly talented squad? Does a result like this paper over the cracks regarding Germany’s defensive deficiencies and how much pressure is there on this current ‘Golden Generation’ to walk away with the World Cup in the summer?

Furthermore Jon Harding profiles one of Germany’s legends of years past, a Wunder-ful player who didn’t exactly have pace to Bern – find out who it is by listening in to this and so much more on Talking Fussball Episode 12!