Talking Fussball – Big boys (and sportfriends) rule in DFB Pokal last 16

CAUTION: Product contains elevated levels of cup magic.

Talking Fussball zooms in on Germany’s premier knock-out competition, the DFB Pokal, this week. But was it really so magical if Bayern’s workmanlike win could be overshadowed by a surprise retirement announcement from Philipp Lahm? And didn’t Dortmund’s shootout win over Hertha seem like a whimper compared with the bang of their fans defending the 50+1 rule a little too zealously vs. RB Leipzig? (Sportfreunde Lotte’s continued success is a bit magical, we must admit.)

Matt Hermann speaks with Oli Moody in the main convo, which also previews MD20; Nick McKenna-Klein drops in with a first-hand account of #BVBRBL; Aidan Rantoul regulates the sound.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 16 Review – UCL & UEL Draws

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with goodness from Germany’s top flight as James and Alex break down all the permutations from Matchday 16 before taking a look at the recent European draws!

Was Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s win a signal of intent when it comes to battling for a top 4 spot in the Bundesliga? How will Borussia Mönchengladbach handle their first real test in dealing with adversity under Andre Schubert? Was Armin Veh right to openly criticise his Eintracht Frankfurt players in the media? What’s wrong with FC Schalke 04’s backline and are Hertha Berlin on course to be this year’s success story?

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

Talking Fussball 2014/15 – TF on the road – Spain v Germany

This week, Talking Fussball Extra ventured to Zeitgeist in London to firstly watch Germany’s ever so slightly drab win over Spain before then previewing the upcoming round of fixtures in the Bundesliga – that being Matchday 12.

Of course, it was so much more than that with chat including Tim Wiese references, a spot of Bundesliga trivia and washing powder along with some Nordderby discussion as Hamburg prepare to take on Werder Bremen on Sunday.

So join host Archie Rhind-Tutt along with Matt Hermann, Jonathan Harding and Terry Duffelen for Talking Fussball Extra’s special night out.

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Talking Fussball 2014/15 – Matchday 8 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Jon and Bernie sit down to discuss all the goings on from Bundesliga Matchday 8, which boasted goalscoring goodness and a multitude of talking points!

Is FC Bayern München’s Mario Götze exhibiting the form of a Balon d’Or winner? How long will the Bundesliga’s unbeatable quartet remain intact? Have Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund thrown it all away? What’s the reason behind 1899 Hoffenheim’s inability to kill off teams? Are FC Schalke 04 and Roberto Di Matteo a match made in heaven and which Bundesliga captain would you most like to play under?

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

Talking Fussball – FIFA World Cup Final Review – Weltmeister Edition

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to celebrate Germany’s FIFA World Cup win! Host James Thorogood is joined by Alex Handcock and Archie Rhind-Tutt to heap praise on the world champions.

The Talking Fussball crew bring together all the emotion and all the analysis of this incredible achievement for Jogi’s boys. Who was Talking Fussball’s man of the match and man of the tournament, tune in to find out.

Let your teutonic side run riot and join in the celebrations of Germany’s fourth star.

Talking Fussball Extra – FIFA World Cup 2014 – Semi-Final Review

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show looks back at an unbelievable night of football in Belo Horizonte. Brazil 1 – 7 Germany – a result never seen before in a World Cup Semi-Final. A game that rocked the planet! Host Matt Hermann is joined by Alex Handcock and Archie Rhind-Tutt to review this special match for Die Nationalelf.

How was it possible that Germany took down the record champions in their own back-yard? All the answers, plus more than a little tip of the hat to the World Cup’s all-time top scorer – Miroslav Klose.

Before the final, Talking Fussball will be back to preview the biggest night in Germany football since the Italia 90 Final in Rome.

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 Round of 16

So…Germany was not exactly souverän in their round of 16 match against Algeria, but the 2-1 win still counts, and it sets up a quarterfinal meeting with France that has already set our mouths to watering. (Next course – snails!) In that spirit, Matt Hermann, Alex Handcock, and Jonathan Harding convened – and had a dynamite discussion. They dissected Joachim Löw’s persistence with a few unusual tactical ideas, got to the bottom of Per Mertesacker’s rage at the press after the Algeria match and even invited France 24’s Dan Levy (@DanLevy1) by to fill us in on the bleu side of the equation. As you’ll hear, there were a few technical issues in post-production, mostly relating to Jon’s audio. We did what we could, but his parts are kinda jacked, we have to admit. As he told us…he was trying to go “extra sultry.”

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 37 – Germany World Cup Squad & Matchday 34 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is delving deep into the announced line-up for Joachim Löw and Germany’s provisional FIFA World Cup squad. Host Matt Hermann and his panel of Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen, take a look at the Germany coaches initial picks and see what is hot and what is not from the selection.

But let’s not forget that there is one final round of games remaining in this season’s Bundesliga campaign. For some clubs it is do or die in the race for Europe or avoiding the drop. TFE brings you a comprehensive preview of the last weekend of action.

All that and more on Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 27: Matchday 22 Reaction + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga show returns as the ‘Awesome Foursome’ are reunited to record Germany’s premier football podcast! Pod host James Thorogood is joined on the mics by Jon, Bernie (and bronzed) Alex in the comfort of Handcock’s hollow.

Did Hamburger SV have a ‘Slomkaover’ that saw off Borussia Dortmund? Were 1. FC Nürnberg were involved in the game of the season against Eintracht Braunschweig? How pivotal will Leverkusen and Schalke’s dropped points prove in the race for European qualification? What’s going on with FC Augsburg and will FC Bayern München’s Philipp Lahm ever be a right-back again?!

We also talk mid-table results, relegation scraps and just how fantastic the Bundesliga really is!

All this and more on Talking Fussball Episode 27!