Bundesliga MD19 – Bayern breakaway continues as rivals falter

It’s that time of year again. The one where Bundesliga watchers go into idle lamentation mode, worried about FC Bayern München running away with the league again.

Listen in as Matt sits down with Kit Holden in his Berlin study for a highbrow discussion of Bayern’s ultra-dominance, Dortmund’s search for a new point to their spear now that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks set to leave, and much much more. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Bundesliga MD18 – Aubameyang suspended, dominates nonetheless

Ballspielverein Borussia 09 Dortmund and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have had a good run; it looks very likely to come to a close after a weekend of ill temper. The striker was aggrieved over ill-chosen remarks from a prominent journalist, suspended by his club for ill discipline, and conspicuous in his absence after Dortmund could do no more than muster an ill-making 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg.

Matt and Abel dig in to all things Aubameyang on this pod this week, as well as run through the rest of the big storylines from MD18. Get it while it’s hot, and while you wait for the next edition of TF Fantasy, coming from James and Flo later this week. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

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.