Talking Fussball – Top and bottom teams drop points on MD30 to maintain suspense with four games left

Another match day down and still now clarity. Bayern drew at home to Mainz and have not yet won the league; RB Leipzig drew auf Schalke and can still be overtaken into second; Hoffenheim’s draw in Cologne guarantees them at least Europa League football but we’re gonna go out on a limb and say that’s not actually the tournament they’re shooting for.

Matt is back at the helm to talk about the matchday that was with Abel, as well as to dish on the dining options in Wolfsburg and the outrageous good form of Max Kruse. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball – Hoffenheim and Nagelsmann edge towards history, relegation battle takes another twist

In a season rife with inconsistency, two surprise packages have taken the Bundesliga by storm with their dynamic attacking football and, while Leipzig have already clinched a top-four finish, Hoffenheim aren’t likely to be too far behind them!

With just five games left in the 2016/17 campaign there is still plenty to be decided in Germany’s top flight. On Matchday 29 all the teams vying for European qualification had a weekend to forget, while the sides battling the drop – with the exception of Ingolstadt and Hamburg – all picked up potentially pivotal points in their respective bids for survival.

But which teams have the best chances of reaching their targets at either end of the table? James, Bent and Alex muse over that question and much more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball! Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball – Bayern crush BVB in der Klassiker ahead of key week in Europe, Ingolstadt claw toward safety

Remember November, when Dortmund bested Bayern, kicking off what we thought might be a real title race this season? Yeah, us neither, at least after watching the Bavarians steamroll BVB on Saturday night. Germany’s two giants will have to move on from the result right away, however – both are in Champions League quarterfinals this week.

Matt and returning podcaster Nik Wildhagen offer their takes on the duopoly’s doings this week, as well as what’s been powering Bremen’s surge. They also turn their attention to the unreal octopus-esque escape act under way at FC Ingolstadt. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern’s glorious win + MD 27 previewed

Welcome to another jam-packed edition of Talking Fussball Extra. Matt Hermann is joined by Terry Duffelen and Nik Wildhagen to discuss all the latest from the world of German football.

In part 1 Sal Mitha stops by to give us the DL on the atmosphere inside the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, the lads discuss the bigger storylines emerging from Bayern’s match against Juve, and then they dive into all the latest news from the Bundesliga.

Mid-show Nik Wildhagen is joined by Ansgar Löcke, a Hannover 96 blogger and podcaster. The two of them discuss the Reds dismal season and try to figure out why things have gone so badly for the 96’ers.

In the final part of the show Matt, Terry and Nik take a look ahead of what is to come on match day 27.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 9 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as Alex and James break down all things Matchday 9 and take a look ahead to the UEFA Champions LEague midweek matches.

What was going on with Bundesliga referees around the grounds on Matchday 9 after one of the most controversial weekends in the history of Germany’s top flight? Will a first home win help ease the pressure on VfB Stuttgart and Alexander Zorniger? Was it a perfect return for Thomas Tuchel’s at 1. FSV Mainz 05? Has Max Kruse finally arrived in Wolfsburg and what can be said about Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Mahmoud Dahoud?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern bow out / MD33 Preview

After what happened last week at the Camp Nou, it didn’t come as a shock: FC Bayern München were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League, winning in Munich 3-2 but losing 5-3 on aggregate. Matt Hermann, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Niklas Wildhagen discuss the Bavarians’ present disappointment and future challenges, the unusual goings on at Schalke 04, the striker transfer merry-go-round, as well as peek in on the battle for promotion in the 2. Bundesliga. The 33rd match day of the 1. Bundesliga gets the TFE treatment too, complete with another edition of our Tippspiel.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 32 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another jam-packed episode full of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex C. and Alex H. put their heads together to mull over all the goings on from Matchday 32 and provide the shortest ever UEFA Champions League preview – quality over quantity guaranteed!

With just four points spearating bottom of the table VfB Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin in 13th place, how are things shaping up in the tightest relegation battle in Bundesiga history? Was Roman Bürki fouled as Hamburger SV grabbed a dramatic late equaliser through Gojko Kacar? How will Max Kruse fit in at his new club VL Wolfsburg next season? Has Pep Guardiola taken FC Bayern München forward or backwards since taking over and what on earth is going at FC Schalke 04?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern fall in Barcelona / MD 32 Preview

Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen mull over FC Bayern München’s late collapse at the Nou Camp and bring in beINSports’ Phil Schoen for a look at what makes FC Barcelona such a devastating opponent. The boys then look ahead at Bundesliga Match Day 32, including the relegation six-pointer which pits Hamburg against Freiburg and the Champions League qualifiers’ duel that is Gladbach v. Leverkusen.

 

Talking Fussball – Matchday 31 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James and Alex put their collective heads together to mull over managerial changes, Bundesliga Matchday 31 and FC Bayern München’s upcoming UEFA Champions League semi-final 1st leg against FC Barcelona.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to escape with three points from their clash with VfB Stuttgart? Which side benefitted more from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund sharing the spoils on Matchday 31? Are SV Werder Bremen worthy of a place in the UEFA Europa Leagze based on their resurgence? Can FC Augsburg hold onto a top six spot and have VfL Wolfsburg become complacent or tired towards the end of the current campaign?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 28 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James and Alex look back on all the ups and downs from Matchday 28 before Archie catches up with European Football expert Andy Brassell to discuss FC Bayern München’s upcoming Champions League clash with FC Porto.

Will the Bundesliga relegation battle rage on until the final Matchday? Is there still hope for VfB Stuttgart after their win over Werder Bremen? Are Hamburger SV now destined for the drop under Peter Knäbel? How on earth did SC Paderborn 07 pull off an upset against FC Augsburg and what have Hannover 96 done to drop into the regelation mix?

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