Talking Fussball Extra – Honigstein on Das Reboot + 2015/16 MD9 Preview

This week Matt Hermann sits down for an extended interview with Raphael Honigstein on his new book Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World. They also talk about Jürgen Klopp’s future at Liverpool and Janet Jackson (for good measure).

Nik Wildhagen, meanwhile, went to Cologne to track down our long lost panelist Archie Rhind Tutt for a Match Day 9 preview. They also dig into the sensation that is Stefan Effenberg’s taking the reins at SC Paderborn and 1. FC Köln’s good start, which Archie has had the chance to witness up close.

Here’s a link to our Das Reboot giveaway – enter and win, y’all. Enter and win.

Talking Fussball Extra – UCL Wrap + 2015/16 MD8 Preview

The Bundesliga snatched defeat from the jaws of victory this week in the UEFA Champions League, with three out of four sides taking 1-0 leads on their big-name opposition before capitulating late to lose 2-1. (The exception was Bayern, but isn’t that always the way in the Bundesliga?)

At any rate, Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen fought like mad to keep that drop-off in quality from happening late in the pod, knowing they had an ace up their sleeve: the pod ends with our first submission in the #TFEBundesligaAnthem appeal! It’s written by Tony Williams, submitted by his dad David, and called “Ode to Fabi J: Goals for Foals.” I think you’ll agree it’s a pretty sick slow burner. Keep ’em coming!

Talking Fussball Extra – 2015/16 Match Day 6 Review + Match Day 7 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra returns with a double dose of Bundesliga – FEEL the bang-bang effect of the englischer Woche! Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen have settled down after the aftershock of Robert Lewandowski’s five-goal earthquake and are ready to talk it over, they cover Gladbach and Stuttgart’s first wins of the season, and they pump you up for a few matches to come on Match Day 7.

In honor or Nik’s new favorite punk rock earworm Heller ist Schneller, we’re also asking YOU to send us your offbeat Bundesliga-themed musical submissions, be they found or specially created just for this occasion. Hit us up on twitter under the hashtag #TFEBundesligaAnthem!

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal semifinals wrap / Bundesliga MD31 preview

Bayern’s treble dream is in tatters after BVB’s Jürgen Klopp finally won a showdown with Pep Guardiola in the German Cup semifinal. Dortmund will face Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal Finale in Berlin after the Wolves tore down Arminia Bielefeld’s Cinderella story in the other semi.

ESPNFC Bayern Munich writer Mark Lovell weighs in on the Bavarians’ loss,  and Matt Hermann, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Niklas Wildhagen discuss all that cup-cup-cuppery as well as preview the preantepenultimate match day of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season.

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal quarter finals/Matchday 28 preview

A knock-out of an episode! Matt Hermann and Alex Handcock run down the matches from the last eight in the German Cup: Bielefeld pull a shocker! Bayern squeak past Leverkusen on penalties! Dortmund come back against the Hoff! Wolfsburg win…as we pretty much thought they would!

In part two, the boys look ahead to Bundesliga match day 28, when the two Borussias go head to head; Paderborn, Hamburg and Stuttgart look to stave off relegation against tough opponents, and Hannover 96 seek their first win since December.

 

Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 27 Preview and Uli Hesse

Join Matt Hermann and Terry Duffelen as they break down the latest news, including the comings and goings at Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig.

They also look ahead to the resumption of the Bundesliga this Easter weekend, including the match formerly known as der Klassiker..

There is also an extended interview with celebrated Bundesliga writer Uli Hesse who talks about Leipzig, Thomas Tuchel Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal review and Match Day 24 preview

Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen team up to take a closer look at Match Day 24 and all the DFB Pokal action.

In the first part of the show Nik is joined by Arminia Bielefeld’s press man Tim Santen to talk about the rising Blues’ marvellous win over Werder Bremen in the cup. Matt, meanwhile, talks to kicker’s Wolfsburg beat writer Thomas Hiete about the Wolves’ midweek outing, as well as what’s got the team’s motor running so smoothly this season.

In the second part of our show we take a closer look at all the upcoming action from match day 24.

Pour yourself a nice cup of something and enjoy!

Talking Fussball Extra – Match Day 23 Preview and CL action review

Pour yourself a big mug of tea, because Talking Fussball Extra is back with a jam-packed show full of Champions League and Bundesliga goodness. Matt Hermann guides you through the show as he welcomes the Bundesliga Fanatic’s editor in chief Niklas Wildhagen. The pair talk about Bayer Leverkusen’s big win in the Champions League and take a closer look at the upcoming Bundesliga action on match day 23.

Juve expert and author Adam Digby stops by to talk to Terry Duffelen about Tuesday night’s match between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund and Matt chats to longtime Schalke fan Stuart Dykes about the upcoming Revierderby.

All that and an awful lot more on an all new Talking Fussball Extra!

Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 22 preview & Champions League re-start

Talking Fussball Extra’s cup runneth over this week, as Matt Hermann and Terry Duffelen 1) take on FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04’s opening legs of the UEFA Champions League knock-out stage, 2) welcome two guests to talk about the same, and 3) preview the 22nd match day of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season. Matt talks to Yan Matusevich (@YMatusik) about how Shakhtar Donetsk ended up playing its home matches 1,200 km away in Lviv, and checks in with the Spanish Football Podcast’s Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) to hear about the two Madrid clubs’ dates with Bundesliga destiny. Enjoy!

Talking Fussball Extra – Match Day 19 review and Match Day 20 preview

Matt Hermann rounds up BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and the Bundesliga fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen to take a closer look at all the action from mid-week and to look ahead to the next match day.

The boys get into several issues from match day 19: Were Hertha right to sack Jos Luhukay? What are the reasons behind Werder’s marvellous upswing in form under their new coach Viktor Skripnik? Should referees send Pep Guardiola to the stands when he strays too far from the code of conduct? For a fan’s view of the troubles at Borussia Dortmund, Sandra Goldschmidt joins Matt to talk about the atmosphere on the Südtribüne during BVB’s loss at home to Augsburg. In the last segment, we take a look ahead to match day 20, complete with another edition of our beloved Tippspiel.

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