Talking Fussball – ¡TITLE RACE ALERT! as the Hoff hold Bayern and the Bulls gore Mainz (MD10 review)

We encourage Bundesliga fans beleaguered by the “one-team-league” critique to wave the current table in the naysayers’ faces after match day 10. Bayern met their match when Hoffenheim visited the Allianz Arena, while raging RB Leipzig’s headlong charge to the top landed the latest matador (one dressed in a goof-ball karneval outfit) in the ICU. Matt Hermann corrals Nik Wildhagen into a conversation over what this all means: what teams have a chance to press Bayern all season, which teams are not quite there, which teams are as good as gone…and much much more. Producer Aidan is there to get it all down in crystal clear audio. Enjoy!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 34/Season Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bent breakdown all things Matchday 34, as well as the bigger picture of the entire campaign. The guys also share their opinions on a host of end-of-season awards.

What have we made of the early summer transfer activity? Did SV Werder Bremen deserve to stay in the Bundesliga? What was Guido Winkmann thinking for BAyer 04 Leverkusen’s second goal against FC Ingolstadt 04? Should SV Darmstadt 98 sell Sandro Wagner and who was the Player of the Season?

Alternatively you can watch the episode on YouTube by clicking HERE!

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 20 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Jon analyse and assess all things Matchday 20.

Did Bayer 04 Leverkusen do enough to take all three points against FC Bayern München? Was Pep Guardiola right to leave Thomas Müller on the bench to move Douglas Costa into a more central position? How much of a difference does Mahmoud Dahoud make in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s midfield? How is the relegation battle paning out after some big results? Has Andre Breitenreiter alleviated some of the pressure on himself and how much pressure is his counterpart Dieter Hecking now under?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 19 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Bent and Ross dissect and discuss all things Matchday 19 as well as getting Ross’ first-hand tale of what went down in Stuttgart.

Are there any words to describe Felix Wiedwald’s abysmal showing between the sticks for SV Werder Bremen against Hertha Berlin? Are Hamburger SV in danger of being dragged in the relegation mire? What on earth happened in controversy central in the game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Ingolstadt 04? How big of an impact has Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez had at Bayer 04 Leverkusen beyond just the goals he scores and will he stay beyond the summer?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 4 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with goodness from Germany’s top flight as James and Alex C. mulled over all the permutations from Matchday 4!

How much credit does Armin Veh deserve for turning Eintracht Frankfurt into the attacking force they were when he was last in charge? In light of the current mini-crisis, which player are Borussia Mönchengladbach currently missing the most: Max Kruse or Christoph Kramer? Which player is the most important cog in Borussia Dortmund’s free-scoring frontline and how on earth did Douglas Costa win a last-minute penalty against FC Augsburg?

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

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 30 Review + DFB Cup Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Alex and Alex look back on all the twists and turns from Matchday 30 as well as taking a look ahead to the DFB Cup semi-finals.

Who were the big winners and losers in the relegation battle? Does Freiburg’s experience in skirmish for survival count double? Does Lasogga’s brace make up for his poor form all season? Can Augsburg afford any further slip ups this season? What does the future hold for Hannover 96 under Michael Frontzeck and FC Schalke 04 under Roberto Di Matteo?

Furthermore we announce the winners of the competition to win one of ten copies of Ronald Reng’s new book “Match days: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 27 + DFB Cup

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Bernie and Jon look back on all the excitement from Germany’s biggest game ‘Der Klassiker’, the rest of the matchday 27 action and look ahead to the DFB Cup quarterfinals.

What were the reasons behind FC Bayern München’s tactical surprise against Borussia Dortmund? How long before Gladbach are taken seriously as a top-three contender? Has the toup four already cemented itself and will the relegation battle come down to the final day of the season?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 26 + Germany Squad

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with ato bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James and Alex look back on all the twists and turns from Matchday 26 as well as briefly breaking down Joachim Löw squad selection for Germany’s upcoming encounters.

Did Borussia Mönchengladbach execute a perfect gameplan against league leaders FC Bayern München? How big of a loss will Arjen Robben be in the coming weeks? Have Hamburger SV made a rash decision in replacing Josef Zinnbauer with Peter Knäbel and how important were VfB Stuttgart’s and SC Freiburg’s victories this weekend?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 25 Review & UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex and Bernie put their heads together to mull over Bundesliga Matchday 25 and the upcoming UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg encounters.

Has Josip Drmic played his way ahead of Stefan Kießling in the Bayer 04 Leverkusen pecking order? Do VfB Stuttgart need to pull the plug on Huub Stevens to stand a chance of surviving this season? Is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the long-term solution for Borussia Dortmund in the lone striker role? Where would Borussia Mönchengladbach be without Patrick Herrmann and his goals? How good could Leroy Sane be in the future for FC Schalke 04 and how costly were Timon Wellenreuther’s mistakes against Hertha Berlin?

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