Talking Fussball Episode 26 – Matchday 21 Reactions + UCL R16 Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a turbulent Matchday 21 that boasted goals, upsets and a fifth managerial casualty of the season.

Wherein lie Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s issues with form at the start of the Rückrunde? Was James right to highlight Ludovic Obraniak as a potential leader for a struggling Werder Bremen side? Was VfL Wolfsburg’s win over Hertha Berlin the type of victory that will secure them a top six spot? Who’s the better head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld or Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel or Markus Weinzierl and can Mirko Slomka prove Hamburger SV’s saving grace after taking over from Bert van Marwijk?

Plus Bernie talks to Josip Drmic and Per Nilsson after 1. FC Nürnberg put an end to FC Augsburg’s eight-game unbeaten streak, while Sal caught up with SC Freiburg head coach Christian Streich following his side’s 4-0 defeat to league leaders FC Bayern München.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 26!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 25 – DFB Pokal, Hamburg in Crisis and Matchday 21 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with Matt Hermann at the helm for a packed episode. He is joined by TFE stalwarts, Terry Duffelen (200percent.net) and Niklas Wildhagen (Bundesliga Fanatic), to get down and dirty with the goings on in the Bundesliga and German football.

The hot topic of the week is the ongoing crisis at Hamburg. To bring the situation up-to-date and to get the opinions of a man on the ground, Kicker’s HSV reporter – Sebastian Wolff – is on the show.

Hamburg were one of the clubs involved in the DFB Pokal Quarter Finals in midweek. The panel wrap up the results and give out all the details for the draw for the next round.

If all that wasn’t enough, the TFE crew preview the up-coming action for Bundesliga Matchday 21.

 

 

 

Talking Fussball Episode 24 – Matchday 19 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 19 that was littered with highlights and controversy.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to take all three points against VfL Wolfsburg? How will Diego’s departure affect the Wolves? Did Eintracht Braunschweig deserve to take a point in their game with Borussia Dortmund? Was the right decision made in the weekend’s most controversial tale which took place in the German capital? What’s been the secret to Gertjan Verbeek and Tayfun Korkut’s success?

Plus Bernie catches up with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Constant Djakpa to get his thoughts on the encounter at the Allianz Arena, all this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 24!

Talking Fussball Episode 22 – Matchday 17 Reactions + Hinrunde Flashback

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back for the last time in 2013 with another dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in his kitchen by Sal and Jon the final Matchday of the Hinrunde before refelcting on the highs and lows of both 2013 and the first half of the season.

Was Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 win in Dortmund a reward for their astonishing work ethic? What implications does the 2-2 on Sunday have on Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg’s European ambitions? Has Dieter Hecking proven the perfect fit for the Wolves? Could Shinji Okazaki be considered one of the signings of the season so far? How doom and gloom is life for 1. FC Nürnberg and what does the Bundesliga have to offer if the title race is dead and buried?

Plus find out who made the Talking Fussball crew chose in their Hinrunde XI and as the Team of the Hinrunde!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 22!

Talking Fussball Episode 14 – Matchday 10 Reactions + FC Bayern Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James hands over the hosting reigns to Sal in the M94.5 studios as they highlight all the major talking points from Bundesliga Matchday 10.

Who was the key to Borussia Dortmund’s stunning win over Ruhr rivals FC Schalke 04 in the Revierderby? Did VfL Wolfsburg need an embarassing defeat to kick-start their push for a European place? Is fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach’s to lose despite their inconsistency? Have Hertha Berlin given other sides a glimpse of hope with their performance at the Allianz Arena and were the DFB right or wrong to decide against replaying the encounter between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1899 Hoffenheim?

James also catches up with ESPN FC blogger Susie Schaaf to discuss all things FC Bayern München after an eventful week for the record titleholders. Susie’s work can be found on her exemplary blog as well as on the Rekordmeister podcast!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 14!

Talking Fussball Episode 8 – Matchday 5 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show are back to business as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to breakdown all the action from Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga before providing a brief preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Have Borussia Dortmund‘s new signings taken Jürgen Klopp’s side to greater heights? Did Wolfsburg prove they’re not ready to make a challenge for the European places this season? Would Manchester United be foolish to underestimate this Bayer Leverkusen side based on their form at present? Is Vaclav Kadlec the missing piece in Eintracht Frankfurt‘s puzzle and was Matthias Sammer justified in his criticism of FC Bayern München‘s performance against Hannover 96?

Jon also catches up with Hannover 96 players Didier Ya Konan and Marcelo to get their thoughts on the 2-0 defeat in Munich.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 8!

Disclaimer: This episode of Talking Fussball was recorded before Thorsten Fink was sacked by Hamburg!

Talking Fussball Episode 5 – Matchday 3 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to the M94.5 studios as James, Alex and Bernie take a look back at all the action from Matchday 3 of the Bundesliga, which boasted 8 red cards, 5 penalties and a more controversy than you could hang your hat on!

Can last season’s top three maintain their stunning starts to the current campaign? Will Toni Kroos be the main beneficiary with Thiago Alcantara out injured? What did we make of Stefan Kießling’s national team furore? Is playing without a recognized striker the latest tactical craze to hit the Bundesliga? What constitutes a ‘derby’ in German football and where did it all go wrong for Bruno Labbadia?

Elsewhere, Bernie talks to Arjen Robben to get his thoughts on his current form for FC Bayern Munich and any changes that have been made to his role with the record titleholders!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 5!

Talking Fussball Episode 3 – Matchday 1 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to the M94.5 studios as James and Jon break down a phenomenal opening weekend of Bundesliga action, which included 37 goals, 6 penalties, 2 red cards and a whole host of talking points.

Are the reigning champions still not reaching Pep’s perfectionist standards? Was tactical uncertainty Eintracht Frankfurt’s downfall against a Hertha Berlin side thriving off of their return to the top flight? What on earth happened to the defending when Schalke hosted Hamburg in Gelsenkirchen and was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Bundesliga debut in Dortmund’s defeat of Augsburg the greatest of all time?

Elsewhere, James talks to Alvaro Dominguez and Luuk de Jong to get their thoughts on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-1 loss to FC Bayern Munich, before the lads ponder the most interesting ties from the 2nd Round of the DFB Pokal.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 3!