European Blues – Bayern lead the way as Bundesliga sides fail and fail and fail

Hoo boy. Six teams in Europe, six losers. Bayern drop Carlo Ancelotti like he’s a bag of bologna sandwiches left outside on a hot day. Plenty of bad news to go around, and to tell the truth we didn’t know the half of it at recording time!

Matt Hermann caught up with his Berlin-based chum Stephan Uersfeld (ESPNFC) for some Bundesliga soul-searching just about an hour before the axe fell on Carlo’s neck, and before the Europa League trio wet-farted their way to a perfect storm of awful for the Federal League. Still, the whole convo is relevant, as the league’s present doldrums come in for unpacking.

Along the way, Jack Grimse of beIN Sports joins Matt on the line from Miami for a bit of extra insight into Real Madrid’s mastery. (Pardon the sound quality on Matt’s end – we had to use the backup recording as the Plan A version failed, hard.) Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

NOTE: For you sticklers for the highest standards of timeliness, we’ve got a Carlo post-mortem from Abel Maeszaros on our Patreon page…and it’s free!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 29 – Champions League Review + Uli Hoeneß & MD 25 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns as your source for all things German Football. Host Matt Hermann is joined by Bundesliga Fanatic Editor Nik Wildhagen and BT Sport‘s Archie Rhind-Tutt, to look back on a semi successful week in the UEFA Champions League. Bayer Leverkusen didn’t progress as expected, but Bayern Munich certainly did.

But now the Bavarians have more trouble on their hands with club President Uli Hoeneß in court for tax evasion charges. Guardian and Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist, Raphael Honigstein gives his view on what has been happening in the case.

If that wasn’t enough, the panel give their views on the up-coming Matchday in the Bundesliga – a weekend that could see Bayern Munich go 50 games unbeaten in the Bundesliga, if they beat Bayer Leverkusen.

Talking Fussball Episode 21 – Matchday 16 + Champions League Draw Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to break down another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the M94.5 studios by Alex to highlight the key talking points from Matchday 16 before taking a look at Monday’s UEFA Champions League draw.

Can Hertha Berlin sustain their current form or are they set for a classic Bundesliga Rückrunde flop? Was Robin Dutt right to drop Sebastian Mielitz as the club’s No. 1? Could a three-goal comeback against 1. FC Nürnberg be the turning point for Hannover 96 this season? Can FC Augsburg be considered the team of the Hinrunde? Is Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s priority now retaining second place and how many German teams are likely to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter finals?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 21!