Wolfsburg’s engine fails in Hamburg, Aubameyang takes the cannon on MD34

The Bundesliga crossed the finish line this past weekend with plenty of thrills. Dortmund’s top marksman helped them out-duel Hoffenheim  for third place; Cologne’s late kick earned them a Europa League group stage place at Hertha’s expense; HSV eventually found the legs to avoid finishing 16th and condemn the Wolves to a potentially tense Lower Saxony derby.

Matt Hermann and Abel Meszaros take most of this on board in virtual space; what they don’t discuss gets worked over by Matt, Terry Duffelen and Nik Wildhagen in a special live-in-Berlin segment. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball – “Disintegration” by Thomas Tuchel & The BVB

We’d all heard the rumors. Aki Watzke and Thomas Tuchel don’t like each other much. Some players have bristled at the young coach’s public dressing-downs. Turns out they were all true, and Dortmund and TT look headed for splitsville.

Nik Wildhagen picked up the vacationing Matt Hermann’s slack this week, hosting the pod and prodding Abel Meszaros for his take on the bad blood at BVB as well as the rest of the goings on on the antepenultimate Bundesliga match day of 2016-17. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal review + Match Day 21 preview

Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen are back, and this time Matt was able to leave his secure underground location ahead of the recording session. (That means the sound is much improved on his end this week.) The lads dig into the DFB Pokal quarter finals and the upcoming match day in the Bundesliga on an all new Talking Fussball Extra.

In part one, Huub Stevens’ departure from Hoffenheim and the mid-week fixtures in the DFB Pokal are on the agenda. and you can find out all you need to know about match day 21 in the second part of Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern under siege + Match Day 20 preview

The upcoming weekend in the Bundesliga promises major entertainment as 6 of the top 7 teams in the league go up against each other. Matt Hermann and Niklas Wildhagen are back to dig into all the latest Bundesliga news and to preview the upcoming match day. Please excuse the sound quality on Matt’s voice; he fell down a well just prior to recording.

In part 1 the boys focus on news about Arturo Vidal, Serdar Tasci, and Bayern Munich’s latest fit of pique – as well as the latest moves on the transfer market.

Mid-show Matt and Nik are joined by Cris Nyari, Media Manager at FC Bayern’s US office, to talk about how the record champions are working toward increasing their global following.

At the end of the show match day 20 is tastefully previewed.

Talking Fussball Extra – Transfer updates and Shambles 04 + MD19 preview

Another weekend of Bundesliga action is coming up, but before the teams swing into action a fair few sides have decided to make some last minute changes to their rosters. Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen dive into all the latest transfer news and give you their take on the latest moves.

One of the clubs still looking to sign another new player is Schalke 04, who are on the lookout for a new central defender due to Benni Höwedes’s long-term injury. However, the club has made headlines this week for entirely different reasons. Find out about the latest instalment of the long-running soap opera that is Schalke 04.

In part 2 of the show the boys dive into the upcoming match day and you’ll hear all about the nine upcoming Bundesliga matches. Find out what matches you should watch and what we can expect from this weekend’s action.

DFB Pokal review + match day 17 preview

The Hinrunde in the Bundesliga is slowly coming to an end and soon there will be no Bundesliga football to keep us warm during the coldest time of the year. But, don’t worry – match day 17 is still to come!

In the first part of our show Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen mull over the results of the third round in the DFB Pokal.

Mid-show we are first joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt who in the spirit of Christmas has brought along a present. We were more than happy to accept his interview for the Set Pieces of Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah which you’ll be able to listen to on this episode.

Nik has also spoken to Radio Free Weser host Patrick Davey about Werder’s crazy cup tie against Borussia Mönchengladbach and the club’s future prospects(Yes, Nik finally got his will and we are going big on the Werder love on this episode).

At the end of the show we take a closer look at the upcoming match day and we answer some of our listener questions!

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 – 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 Extra – Champions review and Bundesliga Match Day 25 preview

Archie Rhind-Tutt welcomes Terry Duffelen and Nik Wildhagen along for the ride to take a closer look at Bayern’s and Schalke’s brilliant outings in the Champions League and the upcoming match day in the Bundesliga.

In part 1 the boys discuss the ins and outs of Bayern’s 7-0 thrashing of Shaktar and Nik is joined by 11 Freunde editor Ron Ulrich to discuss the Royal Blues trip to Madrid.

In the second half of the show Nik Wildhagen tells you what his thoughts are on the spat between Matthias Sammer and Thomas Eichin and all the upcoming Bundesliga action is previewed. Furthermore, Nik is also joined by halbangst.de blogger and Vollraute pod member Manuel Breuer to talk all things Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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!